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Antioch College sponsors Safe School Climate conference, May 8–9 

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH—April 21, 2013—Antioch College is one of a group of local organizations sponsoring the Safe School Climate Conference, a two-day event focused on school climate, bullying, and more.

The event will provide educators and families with essential educational tools to build compassionate communities. The two-day conference on May 8 – 9, 2013, will be held at the Antioch University Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Participants may attend one day for $75 or both days for $125 and student rates are available. Pre-conference sessions on May 8 cover topics related to diversity and building a respectful school climate. Other activities on May 9 include a keynote presentation by author Kim John Payne and workshops on a variety of topics that are important to the well-being and safety of all students.

Payne is the founder of the Center for Social Sustainability and an international expert on school climate and social inclusion. Payne has worked as a school counselor, educator, consultant, and researcher for nearly 30 years, and he is the author of Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids (Ballantine, 2010).

“I am thrilled to be a part of this conference. I feel the approach of connecting social inclusion of marginalized student populations to overall school climate is timely and essential to creating an effective learning and compassionate community,” Payne said.

Payne will also offer a free session for parents about Simplicity Parenting on May 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest.

In addition to Antioch College, other sponsors include the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, Project Trust, Think Tank Inc., and the Mills Lawn Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and the McKinney/Yellow Springs High School Parent Teacher Organization.

To learn more or to register online, visit CEUs are pending.

About Antioch College
Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Since September 2009, Antioch College has operated independent of Antioch University.

About Antioch University Midwest
Antioch University Midwest is one of the five campuses of Antioch University, an institution proud of serving adult learners and their specific needs. Antioch University is a multi-campus university of more than 4,000 students who study at the Antioch Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, OH, and at campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Keene, New Hampshire, online and around the world!


Gariot P. Louima
Chief Communications Officer

Audrey Treasure
Advancement and Strategic Partnerships Officer
Antioch University Midwest