Happy New Year! Welcome to The Hoot! 

It was great to see so many alumni back for Alumni Back to School Day, even though the students won our annual student vs alumni soccer game - it's ok, we'll get them next year!

Thank you to all the alumni who recently volunteered to be alumni mentors to our current students. We now have over 120 alumni in various fields on-call to provide guidance and experience for Athenian students. Most people don't know that giving back financially isn't the only way to support Athenian, so if you're still interested in participating, get in touch with us at
alumni@athenian.org with your contact information and areas of interest. You can learn more about the program here. Thank you for all that you do for Athenian! 

Warm regards, 
Elizabeth Newey '11
Advancement Associate
Ridgeview Dorm Makeover

For several months now, the lower level of the Ridgeview dorm has been under construction to create new, comfortable living spaces for our boarders. At the return from Winter break, our Ridgeview boarders moved into their new rooms! The lower level of Ridgeview houses eight boys who share an entryway, foyer, and a beautiful, spacious bathroom. The boys seem to really enjoy their new quarters, each adding their own personality to the décor with posters and decorative accessories to create a comfortable home-like atmosphere. 
Advanced Photography Final Projects

Explore the work of the Advanced Photography class which features final projects on color, whimsy, fear, home, the cosmos, and others. View here.
Welcome to Mumina Tunne

Mumina is from St. Philip's College, a Round Square school in Alice Springs, Australia. Mumina was on exchange at Athenian three years ago and has returned for a gap year to learn more about becoming a teacher. Mumina will be tutoring our boarding students as well as working as a classroom aide in the Middle School. Welcome back, Mumina!
The 2015 Athenian Magazine

You can now view the magazine online here.
 
"Why Athenian?" Round Table Series

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm in the CFTA

We continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our "Why Athenian?" Round Table Talks. In this second discussion, we will explore the relevance of the School today. Do the same needs that were seen 50 years ago still exist? Come explore these questions with us! See the panelists and RSVP hereMissed the last one? Watch it here!

 

Winter Musical - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 26-27 (7:30 pm), CFTA

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

New York Alumni Event
Feb. 2, 2016 at 6 pm
 Reunion Surf Bar, NE corner of 44th and 9th

Get out of the cold and join us at Reunion Surf Bar for drinks, appetizers, Athenian giveaways, and campus updates!
50th Anniversary Gala
April 9, 2016 at 6 pm 
Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA.

The Online Auction will open February 19 for 10 days only.
If you are interested in donating an auction item, the deadline is February 9. More info
here.
Washington D.C. Alumni Event
March 14, 2016
Location TBA

Catch up with other alumni, then connect with current students at a showing of 110° In the Shade at Ford's Theater.
Alumni Reunion 
Autumn 2016

Due to the success of the Golden Jubilee Weekend, the alumni reunion will again be held in the autumn. Stay tuned for details!
Rob Forbes '69 

In a recent
article in The Columbian, savvy, style-minded businessman Rob Forbes '69 has been credited with making Midcentury Modern design both glamorous and attainable. In 1999, Forbes founded Design Within Reach, a company that would disrupt the furniture business by bringing MCM pieces directly to consumers. Check out his brand.


Heidi Hutner '76


Catch "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism," a TedX talk by Heidi Hutner '76. Dr. Heidi Hutner is the director of the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University. She teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media.


Katie Trueblood '78


Trueblood’s latest story, “Diary of a Slut,” was published recently by SheBooks. Her stories and articles have been published in Poets & Writers Magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, Glimmer Train, The Seattle Review, Zyzzyva, and others. She was awarded the 2013 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction. A professor of English at Western Washington University, she lives in Bellingham, Washington. See her website.


Musadiq Bidar '10

Musadiq has been featured on Examiner.com in an
article highlighting a letter he wrote to his parents. Musadiq and his family spent several years in a refugee camp after fleeing Afghanistan when the Taliban took over. He became a United States Citizen while at Athenian, and from there it was off to George Washington University. He now works at CBS as a journalist.

Claudia Kleefeld '81

View ImPULSE, the latest work from Claudia Kleefeld ’81 which is a mix of Andrew Napier’s amazing composition and her flow of images to his sound.
Watch it now!





Floris van Breugel '04

Catch up on the latest
photography from Floris van Breugel
When not out exploring and photographing, you can find Floris in the lab, studying how insects use sensory information such as visual and olfactory cues to control their flight behavior using high speed videography and realtime 3D multi-target computer vision based tracking.


 
Do you have alumni news? Email alumni@athenian.org!


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