Shuhui Xing—Researching Ethnic Tourism in China
Dec28

Shuhui Xing—Researching Ethnic Tourism in China

  MUM student Shuhui (Vinenna) Xing was born and raised in Sanya, on Hainan Island, China, which is a popular tourist destination with a tropical climate. Not far from her home town is Bing Lang Gu, an ethnic minority tourism destination, where local residents still practice thousand-year-old traditions. For her Ph.D. dissertation, Shuhui decided to explore recent ethnic and sustainable tourism trends in China to find out how...

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PAC Alert 12-2017
Dec18

PAC Alert 12-2017

Consider charitable giving before end of year to receive potential tax benefits A quick tip from the MUM PAC (Professional Advisory Committee): MUM donors may be able to benefit from tax advantages available through charitable giving if done before the end of the calendar year, due to changes that are expected in tax law. A few helpful facts: Under the new rules, most families won’t get as much tax benefit next year, since they...

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Dr. Thimmaiah Teaches Agriculture Workshop to Bhutan Refugees
Dec17

Dr. Thimmaiah Teaches Agriculture Workshop to Bhutan Refugees

During a recent workshop on regenerative organic agriculture, MUM faculty Dr. A. Thimmaiah helped a group of Bhutanese refugees learn to grow their native food while also learning to heal themselves and the planet. The workshop was the first of five meetings with Dr. Thimmaiah sponsored by Lutheran Social Services in Fargo, North Dakota. “I was invited to assess their agricultural knowledge, and then build on that knowledge by...

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Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning
Dec17

Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning

    Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning A team of eight faculty members attended a three-day Assessment Academy workshop in Chicago at the end of October, joining teams from about 20 other colleges and universities. The Assessment Academy is a special four-year program offered by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to its member institutions. The HLC accredits Maharishi University of Management and...

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