Robert Morgan Fisher ’14 (Los Angeles, MFA) is 2nd Place Runner-up for the Saturday Evening Post 2021 Great American Fiction Prize, his story “Pipe Dream Paste” will appear in the magazine in early 2021 and in the digital anthology. His story “Superlative” appears in Feral Cat Publisher’s new anti-fascist anthology Dear Leader Tales and he has stories in the current issues of Cowboy Jamboree Magazine, The Wild Word, Blood and Bourbon Magazine, Grey Thoughts, Pandemic Publications, and Upstreet.
Dr. Cynthia Thomashow contributed a chapter to the recently published book “Towards Critical Environmental Education,” which provides a strong theoretical background to a rising field that is rapidly gaining in importance. Her chapter is titled “Education for Environmental Equity and Justice: A Graduate Degree in Urban Environmental Education.” Dr. Thomashow is the founding director and currently the Academic Manager of the MA in Education with Urban Environmental Education (UEE) program at Antioch University Seattle. She received her MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm
Andressa Lutiano (Antioch University Online, IMA) was interviewed about her work at Wish School, the bilingual school in São Paulo that she directs. The interview covers the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, and the importance of innovation. Lutiano is interviewed in Portuguese, however auto-generated English subtitles can be turned on, and they work great. Find the video on Youtube.
Noah McIntyre (Online, IMA) was interviewed by Kelle Sparta on her podcast “Spirit Sherpa.” The episode, titled “Graditute with Noah McIntyre,” is a deep discussion of the practice of gratitude and the impact it can have on everyday life. He talks about his experiences being taught to meditate by Thich Nhat Hanh, working as an executive at Werner Erhard’s Landmark Education, and now working as a gratitude coach. Find the episode in your favorite podcatcher or stream it on Youtube.
Victoria Chang, Chair of AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing, has had her fifth book of poems, Obit, selected by Time magazine as one of 100 “Must-Read” books of 2020. The Time editors say that Chang captures the “visceral, heart-stopping ache” of grief in these poems, which were written in the wake of the death of her mother. “Although Chang initially balked at writing an obituary,” write the editors, “she soon found herself writing eulogies for the small losses that preceded and followed her mother’s death, each one an ode to her mother’s life and influence.” Obit is published by Copper