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Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

Yellow Springs has been home to Antioch University Midwest since 1852, when visionary leader Horace Mann laid the ideals for a university focused on progressive education, equality and activism. Although the university has undergone superficial changes since this time, the founding principles remain firm in the values of our students, faculty, and alumni.

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“Life Worlds II”: Photography by John Lundy at YSAC Gallery

In March, the YSAC gallery will present John Lundy’s “Life Worlds II.” Lundy, is a Canadian photographer, philosopher, and social theorist. He moved to Yellow Springs in 2018 to take a position as Core Faculty in Interdisciplinary Studies at Antioch University Midwest. Lundy is interested in the influence of culture and politics on art and […]

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Antioch University Midwest Wins Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors Grant

Antioch University Midwest’s McGregor Library was awarded a Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors grant by the State Library of Ohio, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Purchased titles include those nominated or awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Ohioana Book Awards, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

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AUM Education Graduate Gives TedXDayton Talk

Stephanie VanHouten, a December 2017 graduate of the AUM MEd with a professional concentration in the Reggio Emilia Approach was selected to give a Ted Talk at TedxDayton on October 12. Her talk centered around the Reggio Emilia Approach and the current view of young children in the American educational system. As Stephanie stated, “A […]

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Progressive Degrees Inspiring Action

By offering a wide array of degrees in a variety of fields, AUM provides several pathways to professional and personal success. While each degree emphasizes critical thinking through experiential and collaborative learning, the plethora of options ensures you’ll earn the proper education to satisfy your life goals. Find a degree today that inspires you, and begin your pursuit of a successful career and meaningful life.

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Student and Alumni Stories


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Special educator values support from cohort – Jacob George ’18

As Jacob George receives his second Master’s from Antioch University Midwest, he reflects on a time when he couldn’t have imagined ever being in this position. He struggled with anxiety and depression and made a series of bad choices when pursuing his undergraduate degree, squeaking by with his bachelor’s in English. He wasn’t proud of […]

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Longtime Professional Nursing Assistant Finishes Healthcare Degree – Claudia Stamper ’18

Claudia Stamper was in the workforce for 20 years when her daughter invited her to an open house at Antioch University Midwest. It started with an invitation. Less than two years later, Claudia Stamper is ready to make big impact in the field of elder care. Stamper, who received her bachelor’s in Management with a […]

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Furthering Education Opened More Perspectives for Student, Darren Mabrey

Darren Mabrey is a junior/senior at Antioch University Midwest, and enjoys every opportunity AUM provides for his journey into completing his BS in Human Services Administration. Darren was born, raised and currently lives in Dayton, Ohio. His love for the city fuels the desire to continue to work for non-profit organizations. Once Darren receives his […]