Antioch University New England in the News


August 22, 2016

Why Representation Matters

Laura Thomas, core faculty in AUNE’s Department of Education and Director of the Antioch Center for School Renewal, authored a post about how children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible and offered six strategies for giving them positive, familiar examples of who and what they can be.


April 13, 2016

Antioch University to hold Climate Change discussion Thursday

A panel discussion scheduled in Keene Thursday will seek to answer the question of where New Hampshire’s energy future is going. Participants will also aim to provide solutions for how the state gets to that future, said Chelsea M. Coombes, a student at Antioch University New England helping the organize the event.


February 22, 2016

AUNE Grad Student Named “Teacher of the Week” by TV station

Robert Dyer, a Waldorf teacher at Winterberry Charter School in Anchorage, Alaska, is a graduate student working toward earning his MEd in AUNE’s low -residency Waldorf program that meets in the summer in New Hampshire. KTVA 11 News Anchorage named him “Teacher of the Week” this week. 


February 5, 2016

Meet the World’s Leading Expert on Why Kids Build Forts

David Sobel, core faculty in AUNE’s Department of Education, shares his insights on why this is such a valuable form of play for children.


February 1, 2016

Mindful Facilitation: Don’t Do Something, Just Stand There

Laura Thomas, core faculty in AUNE’s Department of Education and Director of the Antioch Center for School Renewal, co-authored a post discussing the five things that you can do now, no matter your level of experience with mindfulness, to become a better facilitator.

The Keene Sentinel

January 24, 2016

Climate Change: Why Such a Great Partisan Divide?

AUNE core faculty offer insights on climate change issues throughout the news story.

Windswept: The Quarterly Bulletin of the Mount Washington Observatory

Winter 2015-2016

Getting Schooled by Mount Washington

Dr. Stephen B. Jones, president of AUNE, tells of his attempt to reach the summit of Mount Washington on a fierce weather day in February–and the lessons learned in the process. (To view blog post with photos of the experience visit: Summit Attempt)


December 21, 2015

Northampton Psychologist Lorraine Mangione Explores How Italian-American Daughters Grieve Dads

Dr. Lorraine Mangione, core faculty in the AUNE Department of Clinical Psychology, discusses her recent book, Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief.

Amherst Patch

November 14, 2015

AUNE Professor Dave Sobel Releases “Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning.”

David Sobel, core faculty at Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Education and a national expert in environmental education, recently released his eighth book touting the importance of nature in our increasingly digitized world. Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning is a guide for understanding and implementing outdoor and nature-based learning as educators and parents become more aware of its importance in early childhood development and education.

Keene Sentinel

October 20, 2015

AUNE Student Hopes to Study Big Cats in California

Kimberly Craighead, an Antioch University New England student pursuing her doctorate in environmental studies, wants to do research in California that could change the way humans coexist with big cats—but first she needs about $85,000. Craighead’s dissertation will examine how bobcats and pumas in California’s East Bay region—near San Francisco—have been affected by human development.

Business Monadnock

October, 2015

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program Recognized for Adapting to Community Needs

Dr. Barbara Andrews, program director for Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) CMHC  program and core faculty in the AUNE Department of Applied Psychology was recently interviewed about the various degree and certificate programs available under the CMHC umbrella. The article recognizes the anticipated job-growth increase in the counseling industry and notes that the program’s reputation, quality of instruction and enthusiastic recommendations from past students helps to spread the word about all it has to offer, and also results in an “exceptionally high” employment rate for AUNE CMHC program grads. “We’re diverse, we’re innovative, we’re growing, and we’re meeting the needs of the community,” Andrews said. “As those needs shift and change, we do the same.”

Keene Sentinel

September, 2015

AUNE’s Laura Thomas Nominates Local School, Leading to Recognition on Edutopia

Edutopia is a website and forum about education that’s part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, whose mission is to improve education for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. One feature of the website is “Schools That Work,” a collection of videos showcasing successful aspects of schools across the country for the benefit of other schools that may want to adopt these same practices. Symonds Elementary School of Keene was nominated by Laura Thomas, AUNE’s director of the Antioch Center for School Renewal, and the resulting video has been one of the site’s most popular.

Hill Country Observer

September, 2015

AUNE’s Community Garden Connections Noted in New Book on Family Farms

Audubon Lifestyles released a new book, On the Farm: The Uncertain Future of An American Legacy, written by Ronald G. Dodson, with illustrative paintings by Adriano Manocchia, and a forward penned by AUNE president Stephen Jones. The book looks at the history of agriculture in America, and offers calls to action for supporting local farms and better farming practices, with a mention of the AUNE Community Garden Connections program in the concluding pages.

Kendall County Record

September 3, 2015

AUNE MEd Student Presents at Nature-Based Preschool Conference in Georgia

Megan Gessler, a Master’s of Education student at Antioch University New England and founder of the Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association, was a presenting speaker at the 2015 National Nature-Based Preschool Conference held recently in Gainesville, Georgia.

New York Times

August 31, 2015

Chancellor of Antioch University Shares Her Perspective on Reading Lists

Many colleges and universities require freshman to take a “great books” course that introduces them to classic works.  Antioch University Chancellor Felice Nudelman offers her thoughts on what the literary canon should represent for today’s students in order for them to contribute more fully to the economic, cultural, and social capital of the country.

Keene Sentinel

August 27, 2015

Antioch University New England (AUNE) Grant Promotes Research for Land Conservation 

The Philip H. Faulkner Jr. Forest, Wildlife and Cultural Conservation Research Grant honors its namesake, a Keene resident and businessman dedicated to land conservation and open space preservation who passed away in June 2014. It will be awarded annually to an AUNE Environmental Studies student.

Keene Sentinel

August 22, 2015

AUNE Alumna Andra Hall Named Principal of Crotched Mountain

Crotched Mountain School announces that Andra Hall, EdD, has been named principal. Hall has been a member of the Crotched Mountain School staff for 12 years, most recently serving as the school’s assistant principal.

Hall earned her EdD in K-12 administration and educational leadership from New England College; a master’s degree in education from Antioch University New England; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Rivier University. She is currently an adjunct professor at New England College.

Worcester Telegram

August 17, 2015

David Sobel, Core Faculty at AUNE, Writes About Nature-Based Education

David Sobel is an education writer and senior faculty member in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. His recent article discusses the benefits of nature-based education, and reframing goals for education.

Keene Sentinel

August 15, 2015
AUNE Receives More Than $200,000 in Grants for Nature-Based Childhood Education Program

Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene was recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants by the Wyoming-based George B. Storer Foundation, which works to protect natural resources that support the economy for current and future generations.  The grant is to advance AUNE’s nature-based childhood education and preschool programs, research the impact of nature-based childhood education, and support an annual education conference run by the university.

Keene Sentinel

August 13, 2015
AUNE Announces Annual Horace Mann Award Recipients

Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene has named the 2015 recipients of the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards, which honor those “who have won victories for humanity” through work and volunteerism. The award’s namesake was not only the first president of AUNE, but also an abolitionist and educator. The honorees are Yvonne Goldsberry, Edward J. Tomey and Bo Hoppin.

New England Center for Investigative Reporting

August 11, 2015
Compounding Tragedy: FEMA Fails to Adapt to Climate Change

Michael Simpson, chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England and Director of the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience is quoted in a recent article illustrating FEMA’s failure to swiftly adapt to the needs of communities recovering from climate change related storm damage.

Keene Sentinel

August 11, 2015
Antioch University New England and Franklin Pierce Partner for New Master’s Degree Program

Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene and Franklin Pierce University (FPU) are partnering to make it easier and cheaper for FPU students to get a master’s degree locally in environmental studies. The universities’ presidents signed a formal agreement Monday at Antioch in Keene at an event attended by more than 20 administrators and faculty members from both institutions.

With the new agreement, Franklin Pierce students majoring in environmental science or environmental studies will have the option to earn both their bachelor’s degree and a master’s from AUNE in five years.

KPLU, Seattle NPR Station

July 29, 2015
State Agency Adding Human Well-Being To Puget Sound Health Indicators

AUNE alumna Kelly Biedenweg is the lead social scientist charged with developing the new indicators. She says they were actually part of the agency’s mandate from the beginning. Washington’s Puget Sound Partnership was formed in 2007 under then-Governor Christine Gregoire to ensure protection of the waterway.

Keene Sentinel

July 4, 2015
AUNE Alumna Research Could Help Monarch Butterflies

AUNE alumna Sandra Fischer’s master’s thesis found evidence that mowing the butterfly’s habitat at a certain time can extend its breeding season and could foster population growth. The monarch butterfly population has been decimated over the past 20 years, but Fischer hopes her research can help revitalize the species.

Keene Sentinel

June 14, 2015
AUNE Students Help Peruvian Girls

Nine students from Antioch University New England (AUNE) experienced a life-changing trip to Peru from May 24 to June 6. Their mission was to help Peruvian girls who’d suffered abuse.

Keene Sentinel

May 17, 2015
AUNE Graduates Poised to Seek Victories for Themselves and Others

Even a rainy morning couldn’t dampen the spirits of Antioch University New England’s graduates Saturday. The Keene Middle School auditorium, where the commencement ceremony took place, was filled to its capacity with students, family, friends, staff and faculty.

Graduates earned degrees in fields such as applied psychology, education, management, environmental studies, and clinical psychology.

Speakers offered the students greetings and heartfelt congratulations. Stephen B. Jones, president of Antioch University New England, said that by attending Antioch University, the students had come to learn and transition into the changing world, and seek victories not only for themselves but for others.

Keene Sentinel

May 16, 2015
AUNE PhD Graduate Devotes Life and Work to Living Off the Land

For Antioch PhD graduate Brett McLeod, the degree he receives today from Antioch University New England for his dissertation on neo-homesteading in New York’s Adirondack region isn’t just a degree—it’s his life.  The Connecticut native, a professor of sustainability at Paul Smith’s College in northern New York, has completed his dissertation, “Neo-Homesteading in the Adirondack North Country: Crafting a Durable Landscape,” after five years of work.

Associated Press

November 18, 2014
New Report: Child Homelessness on the Rise in US

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.

Titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education’s latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by estimates of homeless pre-school children not counted by the DOE.

Carmela DeCandia, a graduate of Antioch University New England, and director of the national center and a co-author of the report, noted that the federal government has made progress in reducing homelessness among veterans and chronically homeless adults.

Keene Sentinel

October 13, 2014
Antioch University New England commemorates 50 years of higher education

Antioch University New England is commemorating 50 years of higher education with a nine-month celebration that will include a variety of events taking place over the course of the academic year.

Keene Sentinel

October 12, 2014
Local playwright has lived a fascinating, diverse life, by Steve Gilbert

It’s almost too easy, binding the bookends of Walter Lowe Jr.’s life on a stage. He began his adult journey in the repertory theaters and coffeehouses of 1960s San Francisco — and here he is today, a 67-year-old playwright with a leading role in community theater in Keene.

Plattsburgh Press Republican

October 12, 2014
Bark most accessible, enduring of tree characteristics

As Tom Wessels, professor of ecology at Antioch University of New England, points out in the foreword of Michael Wojtech’s book “Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast,” it’s odd that no one has done a thorough bark guide before now. Trees have been keyed by bud scars, twig arrangement and leaves, but buds and twigs are often far above the heads of viewers. Leaves are only reliable when they are on the trees.

New Hampshire Union Leader

October 7, 2014
Dr. Torin Finser Discusses Healthy Parent-Teacher Relationships at Pine Hill Waldorf School

Dr. Torin Finser, a national expert on education, spoke at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton on Oct. 6, about healthy parent-teacher relationships.  A crowd of about 25 took part in Monday’s hour-long discussion, which touched on parent conferences, communication, conflict and the life cycle of parental involvement.

Keene Sentinel

September 20, 2014
A farm-fresh idea to help those in need

The project is a partnership between the county and Antioch University New England. It includes more than just the garden on River Road.

Keene Sentinel

September 20, 2014
Krishni Pahl at a glance

Employment : Administrative assistant, Antioch University of New England; administrative assistant, MoCo Arts; minute-taker, City of Keene.

Boston College Chronicle
August 7, 2013
BC Sociologist Seeks to Build Academic Basis for New Economics

An alumnus of AUNE’s Department of Applied Psychology, Jeremiah Morelock , MS ’06, now a doctoral student at Boston College, is quoted in the Boston College Chronicle on the upcoming Summer Institute on New Economics, to be held Aug. 12-18 in Wisconsin. He will be speaking at the institute which is being coordinated by Juliet Schor, noted sociologist and author.

Keene Sentinel
August 3, 2013
Keene Woman Teaches Belly-dancing Confidence

Jackie Raiford, a master’s degree student in conservation biology in AUNE’s  Department of Environmental Studies, teaches belly dancing in Keene, as a way to express her creativity.

Inside Boulder News, Boulder Channel 8
August 2, 2013
Interview with Deborah Matlock on Boulder Channel 8

Deborah Matlock, a doctoral student in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies, and the interpretive naturalist and art program director for Boulder (Colorado) Open Space, has coordinated an art show of local art celebrating open space, in the Boulder Public Library this summer.  More than 100 artists participated in the Art Inspired by the Land exhibit.

Keene Sentinel
July 22, 2013

Antioch training institute gives teachers ‘critical’ tools

The year is 3229, and the archaeologists and historians are psyched about their discovery from the early 2000s.

The artifacts uncovered at this dig site, they say, will shed light on the educational philosophy of the 21st century and offer teaching models that could still be useful in the 32nd century.

Don’t worry, you haven’t been asleep for the past 1,000 years.

It’s an exercise teachers from around New England undertook earlier this month in Keene at a Critical Skills Institute, aimed at learning how to teach their students in a different way. You can read more about this in this Keene Sentinel feature by Kaitlin Mulhere.

A follow-up  Keene Sentinel editorial, Teaching Moment, praised the region’s emphasis on higher education, including ACSR.

The Leader

June 14, 2013

Northfield Woman’s Passion for Wildlife Inspires Fundraiser
Adriana Casillas came to the United States from Mexico as an undocumented five-year old. Now Adriana, a resident of Northfield, Minnesota, will enter AUNE this fall as a student in the Conservation Biology concentration in the Department of Environmental Studies, with the help of a President’s Merit Scholarship from AUNE. She wants to assist in protecting endangered and threatened species in Africa from poachers and hopes to work in Rwanda next summer as an AUNE student.

Adriana is holding a moving sale on July 14 in Northfield, and will give the proceeds to wildlife conservation in South Africa. She earned a degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from the University of Minnesota.

Keene Sentinel

April 27, 2013

‘Gem of Keene’ offers recreation, education
The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve has many AUNE ties: Paul Bocko, adjunct faculty member in AUNE’s Department of Education, is its project director and implements its management plan. AUNE students Caitlin E. Mates, and Sara L. Greller, are helping him. AUNE alumna Brett Amy Thelen, an ecologist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education and director of the Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory in Hancock, led a nature walk recently at the preserve. You can read about it in this Keene Sentinel feature by Kyle Jarvis.

Keene Sentinel

April 21, 2013

Earth Day Expo
Antioch University New England made the front page of the Keene Sentinel on Earth Day weekend, with  a photo of Marilyn Castriotta, a master’s student in the Department of Environmental Studies, giving a presentation on burning properly dried and seasoned firewood.

Christian Science Monitor

June 14, 2012

Thinking Local and Sustainable Makes Economic Sense, Says Tom Wessels
Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus, was profiled as a Change Agent by the Christian Science Monitor. In the interview, he told writer Cathryn Prince that economics is as important as saving energy in protecting the environment.

April 6, 2012

Local Community Gardens are Built with Help from Keene CGC
Keene CGC Offers Advice for Community Gardeners Old and New published two articles about Keene Community Gardens Connections, a project coordinated by AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies, that featured AUNE students Susan Baron and Allan Pierce.

Union Leader

June 10, 2012

Walk in Woods Yields Hidden Histories
Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus of environmental studies, led a group out into the woods in Francestown, New Hampshire, to show them how to read the landscape of the forest. The Union Leader reported on the event, which was sponsored by the Francestown Land Trust.

Keene Sentinel

March 26, 2012

Tropical Education
AUNE’s Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation was profiled by the Keene Sentinel’s Nicole Colson article. Colson interviewed several AUNE students and Beth Kaplin, CTEC director and core faculty in the Department of Environmental Studies, to describe CTEC’s mission and how it attracts students who want to do conservation work in tropical countries such as Burundi, Costa Rica and Rwanda.

March 7, 2012

Rwandan Man Works to Save his Homeland
A feature on AUNE environmental studies student Yves Gakunde, written by Keene Sentinel reporter Abby Spegman, reveals Yves’ plans to help his fellow Rwandans conserve the country’s natural resources while providing incentives like health care.

Triple Pundit

March 5, 2012

A Laser Focus on Hunger
How should a program like the Perpetual Food Pledge challenge, launched by Antioch University New England’s Net Impact chapter, fit into a larger corporate strategy? asks Polly Chandler, chair of the Department of Management, in an essay published on Triple Pundit.

AMC Outdoors

March/April 2012

Beyond the Forest
Tom Wessels, core faculty member in the Department of Environmental Studies, is the subject of a feature story by Marc Chalufour in the March/April issue of AMC Outdoors. Chalufour writes about Wessels’ skill and experience in reading the landscape.

Keene Sentinel

Jan. 26, 2012

Work in Haiti Close to the Soul
The Keene Sentinel interviewed Gargi Roysircar, professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and director of AUNE’s Multicultural Center, for a front-page feature on her work and on winning the distinguished Society of Counseling Psychology’s Best Practice Award.

Keene Sentinel

Dec. 4, 2011
Antioch students campaign against bottled water
More than four hundred students and faculty at AUNE have signed a pledge to choose tap water over bottled war in as part of the national Think Outside the Bottle campaign to reduce waste and promote good public water systems.

Vending Market

December 5, 2011
Antioch University New England Students Seek to Ban Bottled Water
Vending Market Watch claims that AUNE is trying to ban bottled water on campus and says that AUNE should not allow a vocal minority to limit campus choices.

Norwich Bulletin

December 8, 2011
Putnam Garden to Stress Healthy Living
Rosie Gallant, of Woodstock, has volunteered to spearhead the community outreach portion of a project to develop a community garden in northwestern Connecticut. Gallant is studying for an MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England.

Business NH Magazine

November 22, 2011
Consumers Want to Know
The story on research by Rich Grogan, assistant professor in the Department of Management, on how Michigan service station owners make decisions about whether to sell biofuels was picked up by Business NH magazine, along with several other news outlets:

Brattleboro Reformer

November 10, 2011
Program Aims to Prevent Bullying
School coach Rob Koegel, through the Antioch Center for School Renewal, has started a bullyin prevention program at Bellows Falls Union High School. Koegel teaches students to challenge offensive language and behavior, support students who are targets of bullying and educate bystanders to support them.

Sentinel Source

October 31, 2011
Antioch to Study Vision 2020
Two years after its launch, Vision 2020, a health initiative developed by an area hospital, will be evaluated to measure its success by AUNE professors Jim Fauth and George Trombley. AUNE’s Center for Research on Psychological Practice was called in by the hospital to evaluate Vision 2020 because of the university’s well-established relationship with the program, according to Yvonne Goldsberry, the hospital’s senior director of community health. Read the Keene Sentinel’s story here.

Nashua Telegraph

September 25, 2011
NH Communities Can Learn Much From Irene
A guest commentary by Michael Simpson, chair of the Department of Environmental Studies, discusses how towns can better prepare for future storms like Tropical Storm Irene.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

September 9, 2011
Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Green Guru program
Antioch University New England recently achieved participation from 100 percent of its employees in the Green Guru program, an initiative to make office spaces at AUNE more sustainable. Abigail Abrash Walton , assistant to the president for sustainability & social justice, and Rachel Brett, the current Green Guru, talk to AASHE about the inner workings of the program.

Keene Sentinel

August 8, 2011
Antioch student’s work focuses on elusive saw-whet owl
Christine E. Volonte’s master’s thesis project at Antioch University New England involves banding saw-whet owls to learn about their habits. Through her research, Volonte has shown that saw-whet owls migrate in large numbers to southwestern New Hampshire, although little else is known about the small owl.
Volonte and fellow Antioch environmental studies major Hillary Siener first lure owls by calling them. Find out more in this story by Kyle Jarvis.

Keene Sentinel

July 11, 2011
PEDALING FOR A CAUSE: Students see Keene as a model
A team of New England Climate Summer students spent a week in Keene, highlighting local environmental initiatives. Their visit was coordinated by Steve Chase, director of the Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability program in AUNE’ s Department of Environmental Studies.

Keene Sentinel

July 11, 2011
Taking Care
The front-page story highlights several environmental stewardship programs in the region, including Summit Stewards, a program through the Monadnock Ecological Research and Education MERE project at AUNE, and the Horatio Colony Preserve, where an AUNE graduate student recently led a workshop on respecting the environment when you hike.

July 5, 2011
Mission of Mercy: Westport native helps heal young minds in ravaged Haiti
Corey Gifford, PsyD student at AUNE who is interning at the UMass Dartmouth Counseling Center, has traveled to Haiti three times since the earthquake in 2010. She counsels children from orphanages and tent villages in stress management.

Monadnock Table

Summer 2011
Community Gardens are Sprouting in Keene
Keene Community Garden Connections, a new program through Antioch University New England, has begun adding five community gardens to the city of Keene, with the help of a donation from the Rashti Foundation. Monadnock Table interviews several of the Environmental Studies graduate students who are leading the effort.


June 14, 2011
Antioch Honored for its Social Responsibility
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility has named Antioch University New England its 2011 Cornerstone Award winner in honor of its promotion of corporate social responsibility.

Community Works Journal

Summer 2011
Local Diversity
In an essay David Sobel, core faculty in the Department of Education, shares his experience teaching teachers with methods that model the best principles of place-based education. The essay is based on an excerpt from a chapter Sobel wrote for Local Diversity: Place-Based Education in the Global Age, published by Lawrence Erlbaum, Associates.

June 8, 2011
BEEC hosts first adult environmental education summer program
Anna Harris, an Antioch University New England graduate student studying environmental education, directs a summer program at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. It’s the first environmental education How To workshop series designed specifically for adults.

The Working Waterfront

June 8, 2011
North Haven to Alewives: Welcome Back!
Charles Curtin, a resident of North Haven Island, Maine, and core faculty member in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies, and AUNE graduate student Charles Soucy are helping to stock and monitor alewives in the island’s Fresh Pond. This is the first time in more than a century that alewives will move between Fresh Pond and the Atlantic Ocean.


June 6, 2011
Scientists look for signs of another destructive insect
The Sentinel quotes Environmental Studies adjunct faculty member Jenna Spear-O’mara and other scientists on the threat to New England forests from the emerald ash borer.

Vermont State

May 28, 2011
Two survivors of Rwandan genocide to give talk
Yves Gakunde and Appolinaire William, Rwandans and Antioch University New England students who are survivors of the 1994 genocide, will speak at the Guilford Community Church in Guilford, Vermont, on June 1.

Monadnock Table

Summer 2011
I’m a Latecomer, But I’m In
Steve Chase, director of the Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability program in the Department of Environmental Studies, writes about how he came to see the importance of local food production and the global transition movement.

May 16, 2011
Detective Work: Reading the Landscape
Reviewing Forest Forensics by AUNE ecologist Tom Wessels, discusses how to learn about the forces that shaped a place, whether forest, prairie, desert or mountain. The key is sharp eyes and a basic understanding of what clues to look for.

New Hampshire

May 16, 2011
A review of David Sobel’s latest book: Wild Play
In Wild Play, David Sobel, core faculty member in AUNE’s Department of Education, records his experiences with his children and nature, and describes how the natural world helped to shape the adults they have become today. Sobel’s work is also an exploration in parenting in general, and offers advice on how to sense and guide your child’s passions, as well as how to use nature to help them grow.

Keene Sentinel

May 15, 2011
Sweet Victory
As Antioch University New England’s graduates prepare to go out into the world, their mentors say the class of 2011 has already made it a better place.

Bangor Daily News

April 27, 2011
Learning to Love the Land
We can’t just save land and lock it up; we’ve got to figure out how to build relationships between the people of the community and those preserved places. And the way to build that relationship for children is to encourage them to play on the land. That’s according to David Sobel, core faculty in the Department of Education, In an op-ed piece in the Bangor Daily News.

Keene Sentinel

April 24, 2011
Soggy Earth Day
A low public turnout due to unseasonable weather wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of those participating in Keene’s Monadnock Earth Day Festival Saturday. The event was sponsored by Antioch University New England.

New Hampshire Public Radio: Word of Mouth

April 6, 2011
Tom Wessels Interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth
Tom Wessels, core faculty member in Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental Studies, is interviewed by Word of Mouth’s Virginia Prescott. In his new book, Forest Forensics, Wessels writes about scouring the wilderness for clues to the land’s past.

In May, Wessels will use the Forest Forensics technique to read the historical landscape in Hinesburg, Vermont, as part of a project by two AUNE alumna who are writing a curriculum on early black Vermonters.

New Hampshire Public Radio: Word of Mouth

April 6, 2011
Forest Forensics
Tom Wessels, core faculty member in Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental Studies, is interviewed by Word of Mouth’s Virginia Prescott. In his new book, Forest Forensics, Wessels writes about scouring the wilderness for clues to the land’s past.

In May, Wessels will use the Forest Forensics technique to read the historical landscape in Hinesburg, Vermont, as part of a project by two AUNE alumna who are writing a curriculum on early black Vermonters.

Brattleboro Reformer

April 4, 2011
All the Right Ingredients
A savvy team of sixth-grade students from Guilford (Vermont) Central School, called the Guilford Gourmets entered the fourth annual Junior Iron Chef Vermont competition on March 26 in Essex Junction. Their entry, called the Ninja burrito, was stuffed with locally grown ingredients, one of the primary requirements for the entries.

Middle-school teachers Jen Kramer and Rachel Davis, AUNE graduates, and intern Emily Cohm, a student at AUNE, assisted the students in the competition. Entering the contest is part of Guilford’s Farm to School program.

Keene Sentinel

March 23, 2011
Veggie Delights
Four Antioch University New England students in the environmental studies master’s program are working with a group of service agencies to build five community gardens over the next year. The Community Garden Connections team, as the group is called, is partnering with Keene Housing Authority and Big Brothers Big Sisters to develop a garden on Castle Street.

Keene Sentinel

March 12, 2011
Antioch grads aim to bring history to life
Two teachers and fellow Antioch University New England graduates, Jennifer Manwell and Beth White, are developing a curriculum for students in 4th- through 12th-grade based on Vermont and New England history.
What sets their curriculum apart from others is that it will teach students empathy, they said. These are the voices of unsung heroes, White said.


March 7, 2011
MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA) at Antioch University New England
Bringing together people, planet and profit ­ AUNE faculty and students talk about our Green MBA.


March 1, 2011
AUNE: What’s Our Energy Plan?
Rachel Brett and Alyssa Kassner, students in Environmental Studies, made this video for the My Energy PlanTM Video Challenge 2011. The contest is sponsored by Clean Air-Cool Planet, a nonprofit organization working to solve global warming through civic engagement, education and policy; the University of New Hampshire and other partners. Winners will be announced at the end of April.

Keene Sentinel

February 27, 2011
Bill Could Stop Coverage
A local Republican legislator says he is trying to undo insurance regulation passed in the last four years while Democrats were in charge. House Bill 309, solely sponsored by John B. Hunt of Rindge, would repeal a law requiring insurance companies to pay for early intervention autism spectrum disorder treatment. Meanwhile, families and educators attended an Autism and Asperger’s Expo at Antioch University New England Saturday, where autism support advocates denounced the bill.

US News and World Report ; University Directory

February 9, 2011
Working Professionals Can Benefit From Earning an Online MBA in Sustainability
According to a recent Babson-Sloan report, more than one in four students are (sic) enrolled in at least one web-based course, and most higher education institutions believe that increasing the availability of online classes and degrees, like MBA’s and project management certificates, is critical for their long-term success. In fact, schools such as Antioch University New England (AUNE) are launching online components to existing classroom-based programs.


February 8, 2011
More Schools Offer Sustainable Degrees Online to Meet Student Demand
As the green economy continues to grow, so does interest in advanced degrees in sustainability. To meet the demand for more accessible programs at the graduate level, a number of academic institutions are offering their programs in sustainability in an online format. For instance, Antioch University New England in New Hampshire recently announced that it would provide an online option for its MBA in sustainability track starting May, 2011.

Keene Sentinel

Jan. 28, 2011
County Farm in Limbo
Cheshire County decided to try to lease out the county dairy farm in Westmoreland, which was the subject of a project on long-term options by a group of Green MBA students presented to county officials in December.

Keene Sentinel

Jan. 24, 2011
Mt. Monadnock Program to Expand
The Summit Stewardship Volunteer Program at Monadnock State Park, part of the Monadnock Ecological Research and Education project at AUNE, is set to expand. A grant from the Waterman Foundation will make that happen.


Jan. 19, 2010
Zach Luby, an MBA in Sustainability student, was interviewed on Vermont’s WCAX-TV, Channel 3, as an expert in social media scams. In the story, Luby talked about Facebook “click-jacking” and how fraudulent advertising costs people billions of dollars a year. Luby recently started his own business, Good Stuff Communications. See Zach and the interview 

Keene Sentinel

Dec. 8, 2010
Green MBA Students Propose Solutions for a Sustainable Future of Cheshire County Farm
Green MBA students presented county stakeholders with possible solutions for the sustainable future of Cheshire County Farm.

The Huffington Post

Nov. 29, 2010
Guest Post: Beth Kaplin – Women and the Impact of the Global Conservation Act
Beth Kaplin, a member of AUNE’s Environmental Studies faculty, relates how the health of the natural world affects day-to-day life in developing countries.

Triple Pundit

Nov. 11, 2010
Can Manufacturing Come Back to the U.S.?
Jennifer Elder, Organization and Management adjunct faculty member, describes reshoring, or bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

New Jersey Family

September 2010
The Healing Power of Dance
Dance/Movement Therapy associate chair Susan Loman and assistant professor Christina Devereaux talk about how dance can help heal.

PBS’ Nature

Nov. 14, 2010
Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom
Wolverines are featured in a documentary by AUNE alumna Gianna (Scaralia) Savoie that aired on the PBS series Nature. The film also won Best Film Made in Montana and a Merit for Scientific Content at the 2010 International Wildlife Film Festival.

The Florida Times-Union

Aug. 7, 2010
Arlington Community Garden
The Florida Times-Union interviews AUNE Environmental Education graduate Katie Salz, who created a plan for an organic community garden in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida.

Business NH

August 2010
AUNE Wins Green Award
AUNE won a 2010 Lean & Green Award from Business NH in the Green Practices category for energy efficiency, energy savings and sustainability processes. The story on the award ran in the August 2010 issue of the magazine.

New York Times

May 28, 2010
City Slickers Take to the Crops, with Song
Sylvester Manor in Shelter, Island, N.Y., is a nonprofit educational farm owned by Bennett Konesni, AUNE alum, who is also an expert on work song. Also mentioned: AUNE student John Costa, one of the interns at Sylvester Manor.

Vermont Public Radio

Students Collect Memories of Park Street School

May 3, 2010
An oral history project by AUNE student Alyson Bull preserves memories of Park Street School in Springfield, Vt. A story also ran in the Rutland Herald.

Keene Sentinel

April 19, 2010
College leaders to speak at breakfast
Four area college presidents will speak about a variety of topics related to how they’re addressing the needs of 21st Century employment and the changing profiles of incoming students.

Keene Sentinel

March 18, 2010
Antioch names new department head
Antioch University New England has named Dr. Kathi Borden of Chesterfield as chairman of the Department of Clinical Psychology.

Sentintel Source

March 17, 2010
Antioch hosting expo on Autism/Asperger’s.
This year’s free expo will include an award given to the Doug Flutie Foundation for its support of Antioch’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Training and support of other autism- and Asperger’s-related services in the region.

The Dallas Morning News

March 4, 2010
The garden is a classroom at Dallas elementary schools
Prof David Sobel promotes place-based education.

Seacoast Online

March 2, 2010
Report on health of estuary issued.
AUNE current RMC student Colin Lawson presents research on threats to the Piscataqua region.

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

February 16, 2010
Striking a chord.
School music programs have often held the precarious position of being among the first cut during difficult times, but the Rindge Memorial School community is showing that it marches to the beat of its own drum, or in this case, guitar.

New York Times

Jan. 17, 2010
Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes
Thomas Doherty, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Ore. , and alumnus of AUNE, is quoted in a story on couples clashing over environmental practices and principles.

Doherty was also interviewed on that issue by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Virginia Prescott, in a Feb. 3, 2010, interview titled Green Counselors.


January 11, 2010
Workshop on rain gardens is for teachers.
A workshop for teachers will provide tips for using rain gardens as teaching tools this month at Antioch University New England.

Keene Sentinel

January 7, 2010
Regional food hub making progress.
The warm-weather bounty of local produce has long since vanished from store shelves and farmers markets.

New York Times

Jan. 7, 2010
Is There an Ecological Unconscious?
This Times article on the connection between the health of the natural world and the health of the mind refers to Thomas Doherty, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Ore. , AUNE alumnus and a member of the American Psychological Association task force that wrote the report: Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change.

Parent Express of Cheshire and Windham County

January 1, 2010 
Local College Students Serve Others
The Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD) is a student-run organization in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. SERD, an arm of the Multicultural Center for Research and Practice, encourages social activism and multiculturalism both within the University and in the surrounding community.

Earth Times

December 16, 2009
Antioch University New England Researchers Receive $225K NAMI Contract
Antioch University New England faculty members Dr. George Tremblay and Dr. Jim Fauth to evaluate a new statewide suicide prevention program in New Hampshire. Read more.

The Garden City News

December 4, 2009
Noted Educator Presents Lecture
Noted educator and author Torin Finser, Ph.D. will present a lecture entitled What Now? Developing Thoughtful Children in a Thoughtless Era.

Seacoast Online

December 4, 2009
New market around the town
New Hampshire’s Carbon Solutions New England (CSNE) has been awarded more than $180,000 to develop and refine a methodology for assessing flood risk associated with land use and climate change in the Lamprey River watershed in coastal New Hampshire.

November 2009
Social responsibility: psychologists address global community needs
Social responsibility dictates that businesses, organizations and individuals abide by an ethical standard that contributes to the welfare of society.

Barre, Montpelier Times Argus

November 29, 2009
Groups across Vt. connect to plan for environmental awareness.
This fall members of Vermont’s Environmental Literacy Project Steering Committee met for the first time.

Keene Sentinel

November 7, 2009
A 2001 graduate of Antioch University New England was honored by the U.S. Commerce Department last month for his work to save whales.
David Wiley, a Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary scientist and research coordinator, was given a gold medal for his work altering shipping lanes into the port of Boston to minimize collisions with endangered whales.

Keene Sentinel

November 02, 2009 
Briefs Environment
Lake Sunapee watershed effort gets a $243,000 boost.

Keene Sentinel

October 31, 2009
College business programs gain
More students looking at MBAs, courses in green building, health.

Keene Sentinel

October 27, 2009 
Dance, dance revolution
Proponents say creative arts can help teens look inward positively.

Forests for Maine’s Future

October 15, 2009
Fresh from the Woods
Tom Wessels reads complex stories written into the forested landscape.

The Boston Globe

October 1, 2009 
Sorrows Unsaddled 
Horses help students through dressage, patients through therapy.

Computer World

September 9, 2009
How to get your green IT cred
Sharpen up on these skills, because getting everyone to buy into sustainable initiatives takes work, says Bill Griffith, Ph.D., a professor of management at Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H., which offers a green MBA.

Keene Sentinel

September 4, 2009
College to part ways with University
Antioch University has parted ways with Antioch College of Ohio.

Keene Sentinel

August 3, 2009
AVEO gets a new staffer
Through the AmeriCorps program, AVEO was able to hire a new program director, Kate Yard.

Forest Notes

Summer 2009
Tracking the impacts of climate change on Mount Monadnock
As the last patches of snow melt away, and the spring ephemerals begin to bloom, hikers from New England and beyond flock to the Monadnock region to climb the iconic mountain that has captured our attention for centuries.

Forest Notes

Summer 2009
The meaning of place
How New Hampshire’s North Country landscape shapes the ecological identity of the region’s residents.

Keene Sentinel

July 31, 2009
A really special baby – Only known nighthawk tot is closely monitored
Each year, babies are born to parents throughout the Elm City. But the winged wee one Antioch University New England student Kenneth Klapper met this month is extra special.

Keene Sentinel

July 27, 2009
Dublin’s Ober honored with award
Dublin resident Richard Ober was recently honored for his environmental work with a Greenerpalooza Award earlier this month. Ober received this inaugural award at Greenerpalooza II, a celebration of the state’s environmentally friendly initiatives and technologies, held at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford.

Associated Press

July 18, 2009
Red foxes moving to downtown Detroit
“As we move out, wildlife moves in,” said Matthew Walter, a fox researcher at Antioch University’s New England campus in New Hampshire. “Nature heals the cuts that we’ve made. As long as they can survive there, and as long as they can raise young and if the hunting is good, they will stay there indefinitely.

Keene Sentinel

July 17, 2009
Local schools ante up for vets GI Bill welcome
Franklin Pierce University and Antioch University New England have agreed to help returning veterans or their children earn a degree.

Green MBA Student Accepts Position at Velcro Corp.

July 13, 2009
Read more…
Marc J. Duquette returns to the Velcro companies in the position of Director – Environmental, Safety, & Product Compliance for Velcro Group Corporation.

Keene Sentinel

July 9, 2009
Beaming over the future Despite economy, new Sophia’s Hearth center to become reality
Last August, she stood with other officials from Sophia’s Hearth Family Center in a 2-acre grassy meadow on Court Street at a groundbreaking celebration for the organization’s new child care and teacher training center in Keene.

The Gleaner

July 5, 2009
Dancing for a cause – Choreographer looks to introduce dance therapy
Belnavis’ event is in aid of gaining funding to pursue her at Antioch University in (USA) to become Jamaica’s first certified dance therapist.

Keene Sentinel

June 22, 2009
Pisgah in peril? Draft assessment gives area parks, including Pisgah, lowest priority status
Since 2007, a small portion of Pisgah State Park has been harvested for timber, generating revenue for New Hampshire’s state parks and state forests.

Keene Sentinel

June 3, 2009
Gilsum / Time to plant
The garden will be a key component of the school’s federally funded before- and after-school programs for students by providing vegetables for use at the school and at a local food pantry.

Keene Sentinel

May 13, 2009
Taking the childhood obesity fight to the community
Beth Corwin wants to work with community groups who can help with wellness programs, and present ideas and suggestions to committees in each Keene school so that students have more options for living out the healthy lifestyle they’re taught in the classroom.

Keene Sentinel

May 4, 2009
Bicycle Benefits
A local effort led by AUNE students brings bicycle benefits to the Keene.

Keene Sentinel

May 4, 2009
AUNE Commencement
Antioch graduates told “world needs you now.”

Keene Sentinel

May 1, 2009
Green MBA
New MBA program at Antioch has its first graduating class.

Keene Sentinel

April 18, 2009
Polly Chandler featured
Polly Chandler is the chairperson of AUNE’s Organization & Management department and Program Manager for the Green MBA.

The Citizen of Laconia

April 10, 2009
AUNE Alumna Named “School Nurse of 2009”
Gerri Harvey has been named the 2009-2010 N.H. School Nurse of the Year.

Brattleboro Reformer

February 21, 2009
AUNE Alumna Named Exemplary Civics Educator
Jennifer Kramer earns VFW award for teaching civics and citizenship.

National Wildlife Federation

January 27, 2009
Is There Room for Sustainability in Every Classroom?
Abi Abrash Walton, faculty member of the Department of Environmental Studies and Assistant to the President for Sustainability and Social Justice at Antioch University New England, has plenty to say about the deep sense of connection that is intrinsic to successful sustainability in academia.

The Nantucket Independent

January 21, 2009
River Otters on the rise
Luanne Johnson, a doctoral candidate in environmental studies at Antioch University, who lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and professional tracker Mark Elbroch, author of “Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species” and “Peterson Field Guide to Animal Tracks,” both confirmed that river otters made these tracks on Nantucket; however, the animals have yet to be spotted on the island.

A Loved Librarian gets her Due

December 21, 2008
Read more…
Colleagues at Antioch University New England couldn’t say enough good things about their reference librarian Jean Amaral.

November 3, 2008
Green Business School League Table Released
Antioch University New England’s Green MBA gets high ranks in Net Impact Guide.

Southside Sentinel

September 29, 2008
AUNE Student Leads Oyster Restoration Project
Will Smiley works with students to build a new oyster reef on the Rappahannock River in Christchurch, VA.

New Hampshire Public Radio

September 26, 2008
Project to Help New Hampshire Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change
Professor Michael Simpson was interviewed as part of the story, Project to Help NH Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change, which aired on September 26, 2008.

The Boston Globe

September 14, 2008 
At local universities, graduate degrees go green
Companies are yearning for people who think green – and not just because it’s the color of money.


June 25, 2008
NH Citizen Coalition Announces Public Funding of Elections Commission
More about Abigail Abrash Walton’s appointment to the state commission on public funding of elections. Abi serves as AUNE’s Assistant to the President for Sustainability/Social Justice.

Manchester Union Leader

June 20, 2008
EPA to study Oyster River watershed
Michael Simpson and his EPA grant are featured in this piece. Michael serves as the director of the Resource Management and Conservation Program at AUNE Antioch University New England in Keene.

Training Magazine

May 2008
Top Young Trainers 2008
Faith LeGendre, AUNE grad and VP of Training for named one of top trainers.

The Keene Sentinel

May 12, 2008
Core Faculty Jim Gruber Profiled 
Monadock Profile highlights this ES prof’s wide-ranging interests and activities.

The Rwanda New Times

April 11, 2008
Title: Conservationists seek cooperation in the Albertine Region
Beth Kaplin, the technical advisor for the Conservation Biology Project in the Biology Department of the National University of Rwanda, AUNE prof, and director of AUNE’s Centre for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, noted in The Rwanda New Times.

USA Today

February 18, 2008
Fears of climate change spark action in N.H.
Warmer weather’s potential effect on economy prompts city to boost efforts at conservation
Keene, AUNE and staff featured in this USA Today piece