Greetings Fielding Alumni and Friends
Fielding Presents to Society for Applied Anthropology
Several Fielding students, alumni, and faculty are presenting at this year's Society for Applied Anthropology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7.

Fielding Get-Together in Philadelphia
Friday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 PM
Students and alumni from all programs, either attending SfAA or a Philadelphia local, join us!

Finn McCool’s Ale House
118 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join us for a Fielding family and community gathering!
Appetizers provided, drinks on your own.
University News
New Fielding Faces
Ruttanatip “Dr. Dang” Chonwerawong
Dean of Student Development

Originally from Thailand, Dr. Dang spent most of her career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With two master’s degrees and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, her work experiences and educational background focus on the roles of educational institutions in reproducing inequality
Elena Nicklasson
Developmental Director

Elena is a graduate of Beloit College in
Wisconsin, and has a Master’s Degree
in International Policy Studies from the
Middlebury Institute of International
Studies at Monterey, California. She has
worked professionally in various capacities
on social justice issues for a decade and a
half. Elena is a passionate and creative fundraiser.
Anna DiStefano Retires

Working tirelessly for the University since 1979, Anna mentored and helped thousands of students move toward an enthusiastic and meaningful future. Numerous alumni named her as a faculty member who made a positive difference in their lives. 

Her energy and commitment has been evident throughout the years she served as dean of the School of Human & Organizational Development; the university’s first provost; ELC leader; chair of many committees; member of the Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities; and friend.
Two New Master's Programs
In keeping with our goals to strengthen our academic programs while reacting to industry demand, Fielding is launching two new master’s programs this fall.

Our MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for licensure in professional counseling, with optional concentrations in Counseling with Persons of African American/Black Heritage or Counseling with Persons of Latinx Heritage.

Our MA in Couples/Marriage & Family Therapy prepares students to be licensed professional therapists, with optional concentrations in African American Families, Latinx Families, LGBTQIA Families, or Medical Family Therapy. 
 Both two-year programs cover communication skills, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, and are approved by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and designed to meet standards for their respective accrediting bodies.

If you know someone who may be interested in joining our first cohort in Fall, tell them to apply ASAP! 
Poster Presentation Opportunity
The Office of Research at Fielding Graduate University invites alumni to present their research as a poster at Summer Session 2018!

Deadline to submit poster information is Friday, May 25, 2018.*

Please note that you or one of your fellow researchers must attend session in person in order to participate in the poster session. Participants are also responsible for putting up and taking down their posters by the dates noted in the poster presentation information outline.

*Summer Session registration closes Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:00 PM PT
HOD Community Conversations
Monday, March 26
2:00 pm PST via ZOOM
The purpose of the Community Conversations is to discuss topics of interest to matters concerning HOD Programs, current events, professional updates, research/writing activities, and more.

ZOOM Info for meeting on Monday, March 26, 2:00 pm PST:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/3575714966
Or iPhone one-tap :
  US: +16465588656,,3575714966# or +16699006833,,3575714966# 
Or Telephone:
  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 
  Meeting ID: 357 571 4966
Regional Events
Eastern Canada Regional Network
Saturday, April 7 
 1:00 to 5:00 pm EST
Topic: Publishing in Journals
If you have published, plan to publish, or have opinions about what makes a good article, we look forward to having you join! Come join us in discussion and share ideas.

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, June 9 - Faculty member Margo Okazawa-Rey
Saturday, September 29 - President Katrina Rogers
Chesapeake Cluster
Saturday, April 7
9:30 am - noon EST
Two Modalities of Mindfulness for Intellectual Growth: Meditation and Music
Location: All Souls Episcopal Church - 2300 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Please join us in welcoming John Austin, our new Faculty Connect for the Chesapeake Region,
as we host Faculty Emeritus Jeremy Shapiro, who will be conducting a workshop.
2nd Annual Navajo Education Conference April 18-19
This Conference is a collaborative effort involving the Navajo Nation, Department of Diné Education, Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Finance Assistance, and Fielding Graduate University.
Persons interested in or working in education throughout the Navajo Nation are cordially invited to attend this Conference. There will be presentations, panel discussions and dialogues with educators and members of the community around issues important to advancing educational opportunities in the Nation. 
Space is limited. Register today.
Media PSY 2018
4/5-7/2018         
APA Technology Mind Society Conference - Washington, DC
5/22-24/2018    
Digital Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA
5/23-25/2018    
Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology -Toronto, CANADA
5/30-6/1/2018  
AWE - Santa Clara, CA
8/9-12/2018       
APA - San Francisco, CA
TBA       
United Nations & Media - New York City, NY
TBA      
 Disney & Media Orlando, FL
Summer Session 2018
Alumni Lounge Summer Session 2015
Join the biggest alumni gathering of the year!
Westin O’Hare Hotel - Rosemont, IL

Monday, July 16 - Saturday, July 21

Alumni track, evening events, learning opportunities, social gatherings and more!

Registration closes Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Call for Proposals
Kipnes Endowment Fund for Social Innovation
The Dianne Kipnes Fund for Social Innovation supports projects from alumni of Fielding’s School of Psychology and School of Leadership Studies that demonstrate innovation and collaboration for improving the lives of individuals, organizations, or communities.

The stated purpose is intentionally broad and open-ended to attract applications from a wide cross-section of all Fielding alumni. Applications are sought annually for one-year awards. Projects can consist of research or professional practice efforts.

During this first year of the Kipnes Fund, project support is limited to one award for a maximum of $3000. A complete proposal will be no more than three pages in length and include attention to items one through seven on the application.

Proposals will be evaluated on clarity of expression, soundness of project methods or activities, specificity of plans for dissemination of project outcomes, and potential for attracting future support.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2018
Call for Nominations
2018 Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation
The Marie Fielder Advisory Council is currently soliciting nominations for the 3rd Annual Marie Fielder Medal. This prestigious award will be presented to the recipient during Fielding Graduate University's Summer Session in July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Nominees for the Marie Fielder Medal must have made significant contributions to society in one or more of the following areas: social advocacy/activism, research, leadership, education, and public service.
 
All members of the Fielding Community are invited to nominate a candidate for the medal. You may nominate someone within the Fielding community (faculty, staff, student, or alumnus/a) or a member of the public outside of Fielding. Preference will be given to individuals whose work has a demonstrable national impact. The nomination requires contact information and a brief description (up to 500 words) outlining the nominee’s scholastic and/or service achievements in social justice in one or more of the aforementioned areas. 
All nominations must be submitted on or before April 1, 2018
In Memory

Don was a Media Psychology doctoral faculty member from 2009 until he retired in 2014, becoming that program’s first faculty emeritus.

Sister Carville was the leader of Sisters of St.Francis, and served as superior general for her congregation for numerous years. 
Alumni Map Coming Soon!