Category Archives: Creativity & Imagination

The Radical Edge of the Low-Residencey Model: Faculty Present at NEA Higher Education Conference

Katt Lissard and Karen Campbell, faculty members in the IMA/SBC/HAS programs, recently presented a workshop at the NEA (National Education Association) Higher Education conference in St. Louis in mid-March. Their workshop — “The Low-Residency Model and the Radical Edge From … Continue reading

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Mike Alvarez Wins Fellowship for New Americans

Mike Alvarez, a graduate of the Individualized MA program, was just awarded the prestigious Paul and Daisy Fellowship for New Americans. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he’s studying the cybersuicide phenomenon, Alverez says … Continue reading

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Writing, Healing, and Community Building with Veterans: An Interview with Seema Reza by Joy Jacobson

A Goddard BFA graduate and incoming Transformative Language Arts student was just featured on the Best American Poetry Website. Seema coordinates the recreational arts activities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Bethesda, MA, … Continue reading

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Nancy Morgan on Writing, Stories and Living with Serious Illness

Nancy Morgan, one of the first graduates of the Transformative Language Arts program in 2002, came to Goddard because she knew it was her calling to help people living with cancer, their families and medical providers find their voice and … Continue reading

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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Movement as Prayer, Collective Medicine, Rethinking Parenthood, Healing Stories, Midwifery and More: Health Arts & Sciences Recent Graduates

The Collision, with HAS graduating student Raymond Christopher Dell. My presentation demonstrates the theory behind traditional acting techniques and where the status quo of developing a character often fails. I will discuss the traditional Stanislavsky based acting approaches, and then … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Re-Kindling the Spiritual in a Postmodern World: Jeremy Johnson

IMA Graduate Jeremy Johnson’s interdisciplinary, far-reaching blog looks at what he calls “emanant” possibilities in our contemporary world, including: Potential for new kinds of human societies. I document “emanent folkways” – possible cultures and ways of life in our interconnected … Continue reading

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Environmental Studies Alumni Interviews New Graduate On Connection and Place in the Ozarks

Environmental Studies alumni Kelly Johnson just posted a marvelous interview she did with Samantha Hutchinson, a new Environmental Studies graduate whose thesis centered on place and community in the Ozarks. Samatha’s bioregional website for the Ozarks, Catawba Bean, focused on … Continue reading

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Renga: Beginnings

At the February 2013 residency, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Karen Campbell led a renga party, a chance to come together, experience Japanese treats and traditions, particularly the tradition of the renga. This ancient Japanese poetic form brings people together to write … Continue reading

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