Issue #34, July 11, 2012 Do you have news that should appear in the Community Bulletin? Please email it to Jan Fiderio ([email protected]) and Susan Harlow ([email protected]). Table of Contents Briefly Noted • AUNE’s Environmental Studies Master’s Programs Earn PSM Designation • AUNE’s Wild Treasures Program Gets Funding • Please Don’t Forget the Hungry! • New Faculty Members Join AUNE • Wanted: Good Writing for the Next Whole Terrain • Security and Sustainability Forum Spotlights Keene and AUNE • Jack Merselis is New Board Chair • Two More Policy Workshop Pilots Held • First Grants Awarded by CAI • Here to Make Our Composting System Even Better AUNE Out and About Events The Community Bulletin will be published monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month. The next issue will come out August 8. Briefly Noted AUNE’s Environmental Studies Master’s Programs Earn PSM Designation The two master’s degree programs in Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Environmental Studies — Resource Management and Conservation (RMC), and Environmental Studies —have been approved for affiliation as Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree programs by the Council of Graduate Schools. All of the master’s programs and their concentrations in the department now have PSM affiliation. A master’s degree concentration within the ES program, Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC), was approved for PSM in 2010. Find out more here. AUNE’s Wild Treasures Program Gets Funding Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally, a full-year sustainability education program, was awarded a $7,500 TogetherGreen Innovation Grant from the National Audubon Society, with funding from Toyota. Wild Treasures was created and is managed by Jimmy Karlan, director of AUNE’s Science Teacher Certification program. Using real problem-solving science, students investigate their school's sustainable practices, create and present proposals for change, and then turn their proposal into action. Find out more here. Please Don’t Forget the Hungry! Donations to food banks and community kitchen are always small in the summer. Donations to AUNE’s Food Pledge boxes have dropped dramatically too. If you have taken the Perpetual Food Pledge, please recommit yourself to fulfilling it. If you haven’t, please sign up. You’re promising to purchase one item for the hungry each time you shop. It’s a small but important pledge that can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors. Find the pledge site, then drop your donations in the food boxes around AUNE or at grocery stores or churches. New Faculty Members Join AUNE Barbara Andrews, core faculty member, joins the Applied Psychology Department as associate professor of clinical mental health counseling and director of clinical training. Barbara is returning to AUNE from Adams State College in Colorado with considerable experience. She has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods from the University of Northern Colorado. Paula Denton, affiliate faculty member, returns to the Education Department. A graduate of AUNE’s Integrated Learning Program, she taught children for seventeen years before focusing full-time on teacher education. Author of two books and co-author of a third, Paula has an EdD from the University of Massachusetts, and was manager of program development at Northeast Foundation for Children. Sue Gentile, affiliate faculty member, returns to the Environmental Studies Department to teach and advise students in the Environmental Education program. Sue has an MS in Environmental Studies with Environmental Education concentration from AUNE. She is managing editor of Whole Terrain, and also teaches research methods online for Antioch University Los Angeles. John Lloyd, affiliate faculty member, joins the Environmental Studies Department. A senior research ecologist with Ecostudies Institute, Mt. Vernon, Washington, John has a PhD in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, and will be teaching in the master’s and doctoral programs. Daniel Smith, affiliate faculty member, returns to the Environmental Studies Department to teach qualitative methods and political economy and sustainability in the master’s and doctoral programs. Dan has a PhD from Yale University. He also teaches for Antioch University Los Angeles. Wanted: Good Writing for the Next Whole Terrain Whole Terrain, AUNE’s literary journal of reflective environmental practice, has put out a call for submissions for its 2012/2013 volume. The theme is “Heresy.” Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012. Find out more about submissions here. Security and Sustainability Forum Spotlights Keene and AUNE The city of Keene and AUNE were highlighted recently on the Security and Sustainability Forum website as an example of sustainable city planning for climate change. Read more here. President Caruso in NHBR Roundtable AUNE President David Caruso was part of a recent roundtable of Keene area business people gathered by the New Hampshire Business Review. In the article, called “What Makes the Monadnock Region Tick?”, Caruso talks about AUNE’s regional impact and the university’s strong ties with the business community. You can find it here. Jack Merselis is New Board Chair John (Jack) G. Merselis Jr., MD, was elected as the new chair of the AUNE Board of Trustees at the board’s May meeting. Jack has been a member of the board since its inception in September 2009 and has served on the academic affairs, institutional advancement, trustee leadership, and executive committees. He is chairman of CSR Corporation, an author, a former Antioch University trustee, a retired physician, and an alum of AUNE's Department of Management. Two More Policy Workshop Pilots Held The Center for Academic Innovation presented two more pilots of its Translating Research into Policy workshop in June. Jim Gruber, left, core faculty member in the Department of Environmental Studies, and Carolyn Bartholomew, visiting professor at AUNE, presented Translating Research into Policy: Making Science Matter at the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, in San Jose, California, on June 20. Another version of the workshop, Translating Research into Policy: How to Participate Effectively in the Policy Process, was presented at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences conference on June 21, in Santa Clara, California. Gruber, Bartholomew, and David Blockstein, senior scientist and director of education with the National Council for Science and the Environment, presented this workshop. Bartholomew worked at senior levels in the U.S. Congress for seventeen years, most recently as chief of staff to former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Bartholomew is also a commissioner and former chair and vice-chair of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and a director of the Kaiser Aluminum Corporation. The workshops followed the initial pilot workshop, held in January as a preconference session to the twelfth annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security. First Grants Awarded by CAI The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) has awarded two initial rounds of grant funding: • Six Rapid Action Innovation Grants were awarded from a total of nine proposals, for the academic year 2011-2012. These projects, designed to get the CAI process off to a quick start, have been wrapped up. • Three Innovation Grants for the year 2012-2013 have been awarded, out of seven proposals. Find out more here. Here to Make Our Composting System Even Better AUNE's Sustainability & Social Justice office is hosting 2012 Upward Bound participant Zach Hodge. Monica Foley, AUNE’s solid waste coordinator, is working with Zach to maintain and strengthen AUNE's composting system. This is Zach's second summer with AUNE through the Upward Bound program, based at Keene State College and coordinated by AUNE alum Beth Zinn (O&M). AUNE Out and About Michael Simpson, chair of the Department of Environmental Studies, went to Boulder, Colorado, July 6, to discuss his climate change adaptation research with the lead authors for the synthesis chapter on climate change impacts for the Third Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change Impacts, and faculty from the University of Colorado. On June 9, Simpson gave a presentation to the New England Chapter of North American Lake Managers Association at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. His topic was the impact on aquatic organism passage by changes in land use and projected climate change. Polly Chandler, left, chair of AUNE’s Department of Management and head of the MBA in Sustainability program, was featured in a Champions Moment” in the July issue of the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene newsletter. Read it here. In “Look, Don’t Touch,” an article he wrote for the July/August issue of Orion, David Sobel, core faculty member in the Department of Education, parses some of the reasons why many children today are alienated from nature, and lays some of the blame on environmental education itself. Orion’s website also includes a discussion between Sobel and Andrew Blechman, managing editor of Orion, about outdoor education and how to make nature exciting for children. Find out more here. Events Thursday, July 12 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room Open meeting with new Antioch University Chancellor Felice Nudelman. Tuesday, July 24 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Community Room Accelerated MBA students will present their practicum projects to the community. All are welcome.