17 years ago, Amy Chavez (BA HAS '11, MA HAS '13) paused her college career in order to raise her two daughters, now 16 and 13. While raising her children, Amy became a doula, studied herbalism, received her associate degree in science, a massage therapy license, and became a childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor.
Richard Panek has won the 2012 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award for his book The 4% Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality.
The last work of the Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Goddard College is the “Final Product.”
This work represents a culmination and integration of coursework, and may take the form of a thesis or a Capstone Product. Each student makes his or her own decision about which of the two final product options will be undertaken.
Recently, students have begun to integrate creative and expressive work into these final products. Thesis students have created artwork that “stands alone” or is juxtaposed or integrated into theoretical writing.
Jorge Armenteros | October/November 2012
Reprinted from The Writer's Chronicle and www.awpwriter.org
I'll be perfectly honest and tell you that I have no adequate answer to why I write the way that I do. Writing fiction that departs from reality in some way is not intentional for me; it's not a precept I impose upon the work. It's simply what comes out of me.
The novelist Paul Auster has written, “As long as there’s one person to believe it, there’s no story that can’t be true.”
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Paul Gordon (MFAIA ’13) has published on the Huffington Post his reflections on cleaning up after a natural disaster. As a garbage man in Binghamton, NY during flooding in 2006 and 2011, Paul witnessed the damage, loss, and range of human reactions that emerged in the days and weeks after the floods. His experience provides way of considering what’s happing in many lives along the Atlantic coast today.
by Ryan Boudinot
Four years ago, Carina Rockland (BA HAS '13) was hospitalized for six weeks with an unknown diagnosis. She had severe abdominal pains and was malnourished, vulnerable to septic shock, and showing no signs of improvement. Just after Carina’s last surgery, weak and perilously underweight, a gifted acupuncturist visited her hospital room and helped Carina feel the first glimmers of healing.