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Nationally renowned speaker, Ann Anzalone, coming to area as part of The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch

April 21, 2016 – Yellow Springs, OH – Antioch University Midwest will be hosting renowned, dynamic speaker, and experienced teacher, Ann Anzalone, as part of The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch this June. For the past 30 years Ms. Anzalone has conducted workshops for K-12 teachers, administrators and parents, as well as for businesses and corporations.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Antioch University Midwest as a facilitator at ELSSA.  The freedom to explore cutting edge learning in an academic environment is exciting.  The excitement, networking, and time to explore topics that truly make a change in learning are well worth the time spent in class,” says Anzalone.

During her two day session, Learning with the Brain in Mind, Ms. Anzalone will discuss how the key to learning is to empower students to take charge of their own learning; focusing on developing techniques, strategies, and tools to help education leaders optimize learning and communication skills. “Participants will discover the foundations of successful learning experiences and the best exercise to reduce test anxiety, understand the benefits of teaching using five high return, experience how to teach attention skills, and learn how to build glucose stores in the brain to ensure brain health,” says Anzalone.

Since 1992, Antioch University Midwest has offered graduate-level courses for educators wishing to continue their education. Participants have come to appreciate the style of the seminars and interactive environment that honors and respects their experience and contributions in the field.

Registration per session is as follows: full day $75; half day $50. One graduate credit is available for the equivalent of two full day sessions. The cost for one graduate credit is $375.

For more information and to register visit http://www.antiochmidwest.edu/elssa/ or call Vicky Cook at 937.769.1810.

 

About The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch:

The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch (ELSSA) will return this June for educators interested in continuing their education in a professional development setting. The sessions are designed to bring current and emerging educational practice and research to those who wish to create change or advance their educational programs.

 

Led by national and local educational leaders in the field, sessions include such topics as: Learning with the Brain in Mind, Introduction to Dyslexia, Co-Teaching, Race and Education, and many more. Participants will have the option of signing up for individual sessions or can earn one graduate credit for attending two full-day sessions.

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The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch Opens Registration for its Summer 2016 Professional Development Sessions

The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch Opens Registration for its Summer 2016 Professional Development Sessions

Series continues the pursuit of Antioch University’s philosophy of student-centered education and goal of classrooms becoming more sensitive to the needs of each individual student

April 18, 2016 – Yellow Springs, OH – The Educational Leaders Seminar Series at Antioch (ELSSA) will begin this June for educators interested in continuing their education in a professional development setting. The sessions are designed to bring current and emerging educational practice and research to those who wish to create change or advance their educational programs.

Led by national and local educational leaders in the field, sessions include such topics as: Learning with the Brain in Mind, Introduction to Dyslexia, Co-Teaching, Race and Education, and many more. Participants will have the option of signing up for individual sessions or can earn one graduate credit for attending two full-day sessions.

“We are excited about the return of ELSSA this summer. Bringing educational professionals together during these engaging sessions creates a forum for participants to expand their knowledge and skills while sharing their personal educational experiences. Participants will experience our deep connection to our mission using education to empower students to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic and environmental justice in schools,” said Michele Nobel, director of the Division of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Since 1992, Antioch University Midwest has offered graduate-level courses for educators wishing to continue their education. Participants have come to appreciate the style of the seminars and interactive environment that honors and respects their experience and contributions in the field.

Registration per session is as follows: full day $75; half day $50. One graduate credit is available for the equivalent of two full day sessions. The cost for one graduate credit is $375.

For more information and to register visit http://www.antiochmidwest.edu/elssa/ or call Genya Devoe at 937.769.1853.

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.

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Antioch University Midwest Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker

Karin VanZant of Life Services at CareSource to speak at May 1 ceremony

Karin VanZant of Life Services at CareSource, Antioch Midwest Commencement 2016 Speaker Yellow Springs, OH – Karin VanZant, Executive Director of Life Services at CareSource – a company committed to ensuring its members access to affordable health care – will share remarks with Antioch University Midwest’s (AUM) 2016 graduating class Sunday, May 1. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and is being held at Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center’s Kuss Auditorium, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio.

“It’s important for graduates to hear the stories and perspectives from community leaders who are making a difference,” said AUM President Dr. Karen Schuster Webb. “Ms. VanZant has shown tremendous commitment to supporting our community through her professional work and we’re delighted that our students will be hearing from someone who has made a positive impact on local organizations and people alike through her numerous leadership roles.”

As Executive Director of the Life Services Division at CareSource, VanZant has been charged with leading a team that provides a broad approach to addressing the factors that impact a Medicaid member’s health, life situation and overall well-being. Before her work with CareSource, VanZant co-founded and led Think Tank, Inc. serving as their executive director for 10 years. VanZant has served in various leadership capacities in the nonprofit sector through the Community Action Network, both at the local level and as a member of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Wright State University. VanZant is certified in various curriculums including Bridges Out of Poverty, Family Development and WIA Case Management. She has helped author presentations and curriculum for use within nonprofit, business and faith based organizations. Additionally, VanZant teaches at AUM and Wright State University on a variety of subjects including US Hunger and Poverty, Introduction to Human Services, Grant Writing, Leading Change, Coaching as Management, Holistic Case Management and Emotional Intelligence.

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Young’s Jersey Dairy Partners with Antioch University Midwest for Fourth Annual Cheddar Challenge 5K on June 11

Run the farm, eat the cheese, and enjoy a milkshake at the finish line while supporting AUM’s scholarship fund

Yellow Springs, Ohio – If you like to walk, run or enjoy milkshakes, you’re invited to participate in the fourth-annual Cheddar Challenge 5K on Saturday, June 11 at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. The 3.1 mile race winds through rarely-seen off-road sections of the farm’s open pastures, Christmas tree farm and Young’s animal barn. A portion of the proceeds benefit Antioch University Midwest’s (AUM) McGregor Scholarship Fund for adult learners, and everyone will receive a commemorative shirt, finisher’s medal, milkshake sample, cheese samples, race bib, chip timing, free parking and a shuttle to and from the Yellow Springs Street Fair happening the same day.

“We are proud to be the Cheddar Challenge 5K’s charity partner for the 2016 race and wish all the runners the best of luck,” said AUM president Dr. Karen Schuster Webb. “By traversing the beautiful farmland around the dairy, runners are also supporting the education of deserving AUM students through our partnership, which contributes to AUM’s scholarship fund.”

Race organizers are also in need of volunteers to assist with preparing for the 5K and on race day. Volunteers receive a shirt and the same tasty treats as the runners, along with free race entry to a future 5K or a donation to the charity of their choice. The race is open to all ages and runners of all abilities and coincides with the dairy’s family-friendly Farmstead Cheese Festival. Runners/cheese-enthusiasts may sign up as individuals or form a team of four. If registering as a team of four or more, each participant will save $5 off their registration fee.

“While we don’t recommend eating cheese while running, this might be the most delicious 5K in the world,” said Dan Young, CEO of Young’ Jersey Dairy and a member of AUM’s board of trustees. “It’s also a great way to welcome summer and celebrate the strong ties we share throughout our community.”

To sign up to race or volunteer, register at cheddar5k.com. Registration is $35 before April 17 and increases incrementally in the weeks leading up to the race. Race-day registration will be available if space permits; the 5K is limited to 1,000 runners.

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.

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Antioch University Midwest Announces New Applied Technology and Business Leadership Program

Yellow Springs, OH – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) announces a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology and Business Leadership program (ATBL) as the latest offering in their renowned Bachelor Degree Completion program. The new program, currently enrolling for Fall 2016 classes, is designed to help build specialized professional skills for students looking to advance their career in technical fields such as computer science, construction, and medical technology.

Through specialized course work, students will apply their own professional focus as they develop expertise with practical business tools and study leadership perspectives that can be incorporated into their current careers.

This degree is designed to give individuals the leadership skills they need to move up in their industries, become a supervisor, or launch their own enterprise. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology and Business Leadership program gives students who have earned an Associate’s degree in a technical area an opportunity to develop business and leadership skills that will help them advance in their particular professional field. Students in this program have the opportunity to transfer their entire Associate’s degree into the Bachelor of Science program. This can be very appealing for students who completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree and want to complete their Bachelor’s degree path in an expedited manner. Applied Associate’s degrees eligible for transfer into this program may include: medical technology, computer science, web development, automotive, construction, paralegal, business management and social work, to name a few.

“The Applied Technology and Business Leadership program is created for Associate Arts or Science graduates in any technical or career-related field who seek to transfer and apply their technical credits toward a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Marian Glancy, chief academic officer at AUM. “By transferring in an Associate’s degree, including technical or professional courses, graduates will be well positioned to embark on new careers or advance in their workplace in two years or less.”

Developed with working adults in mind, AUM offers a flexible schedule of courses and experiential learning opportunities for someone seeking to complete their Bachelor’s degree in pursuit of career advancement.

To learn more contact admission.aum@antioch.edu or visit antiochmidwest.edu.

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.

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Antioch University Midwest April Workshops to Address Gender and Sexuality

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) and the native New Zealand nation of Waitaha (Waitaha) are holding two April workshops on societal issues of gender and matriarchal and patriarchal roles as part of their Victory in Humanity Event Series. The first workshop, Matriarch, will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7-9 pm followed by Gender, Sexuality, and Self on Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.

“Understanding how masculine and feminine roles are manifested impacts how we see ourselves as human beings,” said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division. “We look forward to gathering as a group to discuss the importance of gender in our everyday lives and how these roles apply to the perceptions of patriarchal and matriarchal roles.”

The Matriarch session will discuss the concept of the matriarch in indigenous societies and its possible applications to post-modern society. The Gender, Sexuality, and Self session will examine individual wholeness as a balance between one’s own expression of feminine and masculine energies. Both workshops will look at gender and self-identity from the perspective of indigenous traditions and its lack of “labels.”

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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Antioch University Midwest Victory for Humanity Event Series Continues with Workshop About Time and Life Balance

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 March workshops. The workshops examine how post-modern society has been conditioned to conform to artificial constructs such as “clock time” and expected developmental milestones. The first workshop, 24-hour Day, will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 7-9 pm, and is followed by Tools for Individual Life Balance on Wednesday, March 23 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.

“We are excited about the March Victory for Humanity workshops because so many of us struggle with time and balancing our day to day activities, “said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division. “Staying in the moment is so crucial to our wellbeing and these workshops will provide participants with tips and tricks of how to do so.”

Focused on understanding the societal issues in the context of our connection to nature from multiple perspectives, the workshop will have two separate sessions that will deconstruct the notions of time and offer alternatives to ease conflict and adopt wholeness and cohesion for individuals and communities. The 24-hour day session will focus on explain what time is from an indigenous point of view and look at the conflicts between societal expectations of behavior based on “clock time” against the natural flow and rhythm of being. The Tools for Individual Life Balance session will examine potential approaches for living in the “overlap” between chronological and natural time and consider an indigenous approach of time: being in the moment.

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.

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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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