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Antioch University Midwest Victory for Humanity Event Series Continues with Workshops about Restorative Justice and Assessing the Self

Yellow Springs, Ohio –Antioch University Midwest (AUM) and the native New Zealand nation of Waitaha (Waitaha) continue their 2016 Victory for Humanity Event Series with two February workshops. The workshops focus on understanding the societal issue of justice from a community and individual perspective. The first workshop, Restorative Justice will be held on Wednesday, February 10 from 7-9 pm, and is followed by Assessing the Self on Wednesday, February 17 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.

“We are excited to host the second in the series of the Victory for Humanity workshops, given that the subject matter really aligns with our mission, teachings and student experiential work” said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division.

Focused on understanding the societal issue of justice from multiple perspectives, the workshop consists of two separate sessions and focuses on how the concepts represented within the “legal” system and those one might expect as part of a “justice” system can be very different in our society. The Restorative Justice session will examine restorative alternatives to righting wrongs, mending injury, and creating balance and wholeness. The Assessing the Self session will examine notions of individual accountability and “making right” and how they can result in expanded views of justice with regard to fairness and equity for all parties.

The workshops are facilitated by Dr. Wendy Peters, AUM adjunct faculty member and an author, researcher and consultant who specializes in human and cultural development. Raymond TeKorako Ruka, a Waitaha priest, Maori elder with insights into the process of change, and Stephen Powers, AUM adjunct faculty member and COO at TheNETT, Ltd., will also lead portions of the workshops. The Victory for Humanity Event Series is inspired by Antioch University’s mantra, an adage by educational reformer Horace Mann: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

The cost to attend is $50 ($30 for senior citizens and students) and includes both workshop sessions. For more information please contact Dr. Wendy Peters at wendy@thenett.com. To register please visit thenett.com.

About Antioch University Midwest
Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927.

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The YSAC Permanent Collection Stewardship Committee invites you to a “Local Art History Night” – “Remembering Center Stage” 1971-2003

January 15 6-9 pm
Hosted by Antioch University Midwest

Yellow Springs has an amazingly rich heritage of art, artists and art organizations. Over the years, many wonderful artists and arts organizations have drawn inspiration from this community and called it their home. One of these was Center Stage.

On January 15 Yellow Springs Arts Council in partnership with Antioch University Midwest presents a “Local Art History Night.” The Star of the evening will be Yellow Springs Center Stage, a beloved local community theater that from 1971-2003 helped raise generations of Yellow Springs theater lovers and theater professionals.

Known for the fine quality of its productions, a drama critic once wrote about Center Stage: “High quality theater: poignant, powerful, realistic.”

Twelve years after the curtains closed for the final time, there is still a well maintained Center Stage website. You can see the love that went into making it. It’s in the pictures, in the meticulously kept lists of shows and the long lists of the names of all the people who were involved. It’s still there, the magic, the love of a theater.

During the more than 30 years of Center Stage’s existence over 100 performances of musicals (including all of Gilbert & Sullivan), comedies, mysteries, drama, and original works by community authors were staged. Center Stage was run totally by volunteers. Thirty years of volunteers, even Jean Hooper, the Manager and Artistic Director was a Volunteer.

The January 15 event will consist of a gallery show of memorabilia from Center Stage, some reprise performances from Center Stage productions and a panel of speakers to share favorite stories from the Center Stage years. The five Speakers are-Dinah Anderson, Flo Lorenz Ron Seimer, David Battle and Becky Eschliman. The MC for the panel will be local Storyteller Jonatha Wright. During the evening, there will be time for a self-guided tour of the Arts Council Permanent Collection.

Initiated in 1992, The Permanent Collection Mission is to represent Yellow Springs Artists through the preservation of their art by collecting, exhibiting and storing works that demonstrate the ideals, passions and creativity of Yellow Springs. As of today, there are 154 pieces of art in the Permanent Collection. The Collection is still alive and growing. New generations of artists and art collectors continue to gift the people of Yellow Springs with works of local art to be included in this historical legacy for the Village.

Some of the many mediums that are represented in the Permanent Collection are Photography, Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings, Collages, Mixed Media, Watercolors, Textile Wall Art, Pottery, Sculptures, Books, Chap Books, Costumes, Posters from Theatrical Performances. Music CDs, Performance DVDs and local artist interview DVDs.

YSAC is proud to partner with Antioch University Midwest for a display of the major portion of the Permanent Collection. It can normally be viewed during AUM’s General Operating Hours Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Please join us on Friday January 15 on campus for a delightful evening as we remember Yellow Springs Center Stage with songs, stories, snacks and smiles.

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Antioch University Midwest Victory for Humanity Event Series Kicks off with Workshops about Racism and Egocentrism

Yellow Springs, Ohio – All are invited to join Antioch University Midwest (AUM) and the native New Zealand nation of Waitaha (Waitaha) as the organizations kick off the 2016 Victor for Humanity Event Series with two January workshops. The workshops examine how concepts such as difference, power and held values reflect recognizable patterns and behaviors present throughout nature itself. The first workshop, Racism: Stripped away like an onion, what lies at its heart? Will be held on Wednesday, January 20 from 7-9 pm, and is followed by Egocentrism and the Self: How to understand my own worldview on Wednesday, January 27 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.

“The Victory for Humanity Event Series represents the heart of what Antioch University Midwest is all about, and we are excited to begin 2016 with these engaging events,” said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division. “Now, more than ever, we must ensure academic knowledge is coupled with a strong focus on social justice to empower our students and communities to inspire meaningful change.”

Focused on the societal issues of racism and justice from many perspectives, the upcoming workshops are presented in partnership with Waitaha, a matriarchal nation with a lineage dating back to New Zealand’s first families 2,000 years ago. Waitaha has held intact an unbroken line of oral history, traditions of peace, and genealogy of its people dating back more than 6,000 years. Its respect for the past and foundation of peace dovetails with AUM’s mission of social justice and emphasis on providing a comprehensive approach to understanding change and difference.

The workshops are facilitated by Dr. Wendy Peters, AUM adjunct faculty member and an author, researcher and consultant who specializes in human and cultural development. Raymond TeKorako Ruka, a Waitaha priest, Maori elder with insights into the process of change, and Stephen Powers, AUM adjunct faculty member and COO at TheNETT, Ltd., will also lead portions of the workshops. The Victory for Humanity Event Series is inspired by Antioch University’s mantra, an adage by educational reformer Horace Mann: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

The cost to attend both workshop sessions is $50; and $30 for students and senior citizens. To learn more or register for the events, please click here. For more information, please contact Dr. Wendy Peters at wendy@thenett.com.

About Antioch University Midwest
Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927.

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Antioch University Midwest Selected as Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Antioch University Midwest (AUM) the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in late December, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

“We are proud to serve our military service members and are honored to receive this recognition from MAE&T,” said Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, AUM President. “As an institution with a focus on adult learners that recognizes the value of work and life experience, this designation is especially meaningful for Antioch University Midwest’s faculty and staff devoted to ensuring the student experience is relevant, personal and transformative.”

Now in its ninth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general, on-campus and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

With input from an advisory board of educational and government experts, and criteria based on recommendations from the Veteran’s Affairs and military services, MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges & Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs.

“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active service members and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor. “We think this year’s Guide is our most comprehensive to date, thanks to our newly established advisory board. The board evaluated the drafts of the questionnaire, made pages of notes and suggestions and helped to redefine questions for clarity. We thank them for their thoughtful edits and additions to our process.”

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition.

About Antioch University Midwest
Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Military Advanced Education & Transition
Military Advanced Education & Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for service members and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.
Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.

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See Yourself in Human Services Administration

Antioch University Midwest Commencement 2015When you look into the future, where do you see yourself? That’s the question we ask in this recurring series. Today we explore the job opportunities for those who complete degree programs in Human Services Administration like the one offered at Antioch University Midwest.

One way to ensure you keep your career options open is to choose a versatile degree program. This means choosing a degree that you can use as a jumping off point into a wide range of careers.

A degree in Human Services Administration achieves exactly this. It gives career-minded students a good balance of both management studies and human development topics that gives them knowledge and skills that can be applied to a wide range of professions.

Learn effective communication and writing skills, principles of effective management and organization functions, and explore the wider societal contexts in which organizations exist. This will give you a deeper understanding of what drives and motivates both groups and individuals. With a degree in Human Services Administration, students will become more informed and effective leaders by immersing themselves in varied topics that cross social and cultural lines.

Graduates of this program can go on to become leaders in their chosen fields, whether that’s in an administrative or supervisory role in education, healthcare, or human resource administration. After achieving this degree, graduates will also be well positioned to pursue a graduate degree in any of these fields.

Is a degree in Human Services Administration right for you? We invite you to learn more about this exciting and versatile program.

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What Jobs Can I Get with a Master’s in Management Degree?

KarnSingh-Quote4So, you’re ready to complete your education and you’re interested in a Master’s in Management Degree. But what is a Master’s in Management Degree anyway, and most importantly – what types of jobs do individuals with these degrees typically obtain?

When exploring options for completing your education, we know that career opportunities are high on the list of deciding factors for choosing a program. At Antioch University Midwest, our Master of Arts Degree in Management and Change Leadership seeks to prepare students to think critically, analyze organizational situations and conflicts, and communicate effectively today and tomorrow. Much of a leader or manager’s value is in not only managing people effectively, but being able to adapt to a changing business landscape.

Here are some typical career paths for graduates of a Master’s in Management Degree program:

Leadership Roles

Graduating with a Master’s in Management can prepare you for a leadership role at the highest level in a range of industries, from retail to communications. Presidents, CEO’s and Department or Team Directors can all benefit from the knowledge and skills obtained by completing this program. This degree can be especially useful to those with an entrepreneurial mindset who plan to go into business for themselves.

Managerial Roles

A range of industries require strong managers, and those with a Master’s in Management are well positioned for these careers. Job titles can include Human Resources Manager, Advertising Manager, Public Relations Manager, General Operations Manager, Sales Manager, or Training and Development Manager, depending on industry.

Supervisory Roles

For those who wish to take on supervisory roles, or who already serve in these roles and want to progress to leadership positions, a Master’s in Management can provide helpful skills such as how to predict and manage organizational conflicts, continuously improve your team’s effectiveness, and how to lead ethical decision-making processes.

Is a Master’s in Management right for your career path? Explore your options.

 

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5 Ways to Earn College Credit for Job Experience

admissions-croppedThe face of today’s college students is changing. Increasingly, older adults are returning to college. With so much more life experience under their belts, these adults are finding ways to turn their real world experiences into college credit.

Many colleges, like Antioch University Midwest, offer credit for job experiences attained outside the classroom. Here are five ways you can obtain the credit you deserve for the work experience you bring to the table.

1) Training Programs: Many businesses, industries, unions, and governments offer professional training programs, which may be equivalent to college-level learning. Thousands of courses like these have been evaluated by the American Council on Education and the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction, which give credit recommendations for these programs.

2) Exam Credits: If you are willing to sit for an examination, you can use your prior learning to take a CLEP or DANTES examination, which test your mastery in particular subjects. Qualifying scores earned for subjects related to your degree program may then be applied to your transcript.

3) Military Experience: Credit may be granted toward your degree for experiences in the Armed Services that are relevant to your degree requirements. At Antioch University Midwest, we follow the guidelines published by the American Council on Education for evaluating education in the military.

4) Nursing and Health Programs: If your area of study is healthcare, many nursing and health programs provide basic science and social science education, which may be transferrable. If you have already passed a nursing licensure exam, you may be qualified for even more credit.

5) Professional Licenses and Credentials: Many professional licenses and credentials have been evaluated for college credit. These can include certifications for basic and advanced computer courses, some emergency medical technician, paramedic training, and law enforcement training courses. Many others may be accepted depending on the university or program you choose. Check with your admissions office.

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Antioch University Midwest Partners with Sinclair Community College in Mason as Catalyst for Economic Development

Antioch University Midwest Partners with Sinclair Community College in Mason as Catalyst for Economic Development

AUM faculty will provide bachelors level instruction at Sinclair’s Campus in Mason

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) announced a new partnership with Sinclair Community College in Mason (Sinclair) today, and formally signed an agreement on December 18 that welcomes AUM faculty to teach bachelor’s level courses at Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason, Ohio this spring. The program is designed for Sinclair students who have graduated, or are close to graduating with an associate’s degree, and wish to pursue a four-year degree to meet their career goals and the region’s future workforce needs. The initial offerings will focus on management and data analytics, a rapidly growing field that presents numerous career opportunities.

“This is a deeper relationship as we have worked closely with Sinclair’s President, Dr. Steve Johnson, and the Sinclair at Mason team to design a partnership with the student at the center in a responsible, innovative and cost-effective way to address regional workforce needs without duplicating programs already available,” said Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, AUM’s president. “We have students eager to learn, a community ready to fill the jobs of tomorrow in fields such as data analytics, and the shared responsibility to provide mutually-beneficial opportunities for both of them and ethically grow our economy.”

The new partnership creates a seamless transition for Sinclair students to apply to and enroll in the social justice-focused institution. Antioch University Midwest has numerous undergraduate programs and over 25 years of experience helping adult students learn and succeed. Faculty from AUM will teach both online and on-campus at Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason. Sinclair students who meet admission requirements – having completed at least 60 credit hours and earned a GPA of 2.0 (C) or better – will be granted immediate acceptance to AUM and may enroll at a junior status.

“Our first commitment is always to provide opportunities for our students and to smooth the path to success,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, president of Sinclair College. “This partnership accomplishes both of these goals. We are very pleased to join with Antioch University Midwest and particularly excited to be able to offer these courses at our Courseview campus.”

Sinclair’s comprehensive and formal workforce development programs are focused on IT and cyber security, advanced manufacturing, unmanned aerial systems, defense and aerospace, process improvement, and organizational effectiveness. Students beginning their academic journey at Sinclair may pursue any of the programs or courses offered at AUM, including those developed with Ohio’s workforce needs in mind with concentrations in healthcare administration, data analytics and dyslexia education. Focused on ethical and responsible applications of knowledge, AUM also recognizes the importance of a student’s work and life experience, and grants academic credit for proficiency in key areas related to a student’s occupation, military service or volunteer work.

The partnership agreement takes effect on December 18, and students can begin applying immediately. To learn more about the new partnership and pathway from Sinclair to AUM, please visit antiochmidwest.edu or contact Arlyn Love, director of enrollment at AUM, at alove1@antioch.edu or 937-769-1823.

About Antioch University Midwest

Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Sinclair Community College

Sinclair is recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high-quality and affordable higher education. One of the oldest and best known community colleges in the nation, Sinclair was founded in 1887 and is a board member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College. Sinclair offers over 220 accredited degrees and certificates. www.sinclair.edu.

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Supercharge Your Career: See Yourself in Data Analytics

WebsiteBanner-BAManagement-DataAnWhen you look into the future, where do you see yourself? In this continuing series of articles about supercharging your career path, we’ll explore programs offered at Antioch University Midwest that are designed to put students on the path to rewarding careers.

So, where do you see yourself?

Do you see yourself in an exciting, fast-paced career that’s set to grow with the digital age? One that’s highly valued by businesses with the trending job growth projections to prove it?

If you’re ready for a career built for the future, a Data Analytics certificate may be right for you. Big Data is impacting how organizations do business, react to customers, respond to trends and plan social, political, and philanthropic initiatives. Understanding this data – and how to use it to make insightful and informed decisions – is an important skill for any business leader.

A Data Analytics certificate allows students who wish to go into management and other leadership roles to focus on understanding the techniques for collecting data – or data mining – and interpret it in meaningful ways. It will also help students understand the ethical implications of Big Data. For example, is it ethical for companies to scrape public data from sites like Facebook and use it in their marketing or debt collection efforts?

Graduates of the program will be able to recognize opportunities for the collection and analysis of relevant data to make better and faster decisions, increasing their value to the organization. The Data Analytics certificate is a perfect for those who hold or are seeking to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Management.

So, is getting a certificate in Data Analytics the right choice for you? Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about our programs and facilities, or contact our admissions office today.

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Friday Five: Five Jobs in Healthcare that Pay over $50,000 a Year

iStock_000067550335_FullSalaries in the healthcare field can vary depending on education and experience. The good news is that there are a number of well-paying positions that don’t require extensive medical degrees. Here are just a few of those positions that, on average, pay salaries of $50,000 a year or more.

Wellness Program Administrator
Salary Range: $50-60,000

Corporate wellness programs help others gain better health, reduce stress, and make action plans to improve their work-life balance. Wellness program administrators work with corporations and their health insurance administrators to provide comprehensive wellness programs that improve overall employee health. This not only benefits employees, but often results in a stronger bottom line for corporations in the form of better insurance premiums and fewer employee sick days.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree and two to four years of experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Wellness such as this program offered at Antioch University Midwest, is a great fit for students interested in this type of position.

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Salary Range: $50-60,000

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives work with pharmaceutical companies to provide physicians with drug information and product samples that aid them in making more informed decisions. Representatives will also track what physicians are prescribing across their assigned area to report back to their companies as a measure of each product’s popularity and performance.

Education Required: A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. If you have not yet completed a Bachelor’s Degree, be sure to explore a Bachelor’s Degree completion program.

Health Educator
Salary Range: $50-60,000

A Health Educator may work for a government, community, or business organization to teach people habits and behaviors that can improve their overall health and wellness. Educators may also work within communities to collect data or discuss health issues with specific communities requiring aid. They then use this data to plan, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage more healthy lifestyles for these populations.

Education Required: An Integrative Health Studies Master’s Degree, like that offered by Antioch University Midwest, is a strong choice for those interested in this career.

Medical and Health Services Manager
Salary: $80-90,000

This is a great position for people who are well-organized and enjoy research and numbers. Health services managers are in charge of finances at medical facilities such as clinics or hospitals. They are in charge of patient fees and billing, coordinating work schedules, and ensuring the facility is always compliant with health and business laws and regulations.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration, such as Antioch University Midwest’s Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration. A certificate in Navigating Healthcare may also be applicable to those who want to break into this field.

Health Planner
Salary: $50-60,000

Organizations often need individuals to develop healthcare programs for the communities they serve. These communities may consist of the general public – in the case of government organizations – or employees at large corporations. These could be government or community organizations that need to develop healthcare programs or need assistance in improving existing health programs and the delivery of health services. Health planners and managers may also evaluate healthcare and insurance programs to look for ways to save money and make these programs more beneficial to recipients.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration or a related field, such as Antioch University Midwest’s Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration. A certificate in Navigating Healthcare may also be useful for those interested in this career.

 

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