Barbara Hays–Innovation in Education
Jul30

Barbara Hays–Innovation in Education

      “Teaching is not what you do, it’s who you are,” says Barbara Hays, who has always been a teacher. She was inquisitive as a child, and enjoyed sharing her discoveries with her peers. Her interest in science and dedication to education paid off: she graduated this year as MUM’s Valedictorian and received the Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Education. Barbara moved to Fairfield in 1996, so that her...

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Corine Alexandra Brooks—Supporting Youth with PTSD
Jul30

Corine Alexandra Brooks—Supporting Youth with PTSD

      MUM student Corine Alexandra Brooks grew up 20 miles from Fairfield, Iowa. When she was a senior in high school, she saw a pamphlet about MUM and came to a Visitors Weekend. She didn’t enroll then because she had started a family, but six years later she returned with her three children to attend MUM. Corine is working on an individualized major in sustainability and a minor in business. The name of her...

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Garden upgrades 2018
Jul24

Garden upgrades 2018

Master MUM Landscape Designer Everett Day announces the full blossoming of two recent garden upgrade projects. The first three photos are near Hildenbrand Hall and the latter two near Verrill Hall. Click on the thumbnails to see full size...

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Suhaib Mohamed–Creating Social and Economic Change
Jul16

Suhaib Mohamed–Creating Social and Economic Change

      MUM student Suhaib Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. After coming to the U.S. in 2015, he was looking to expand his education towards sustainability, and when he discovered MUM’s MBA in sustainable business program he thought it was the perfect fit. Suhaib says he met the greatest people at MUM, whom he considers his brothers from all over the world. He...

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Bunching Donations
Jul16

Bunching Donations

If you’re charitably inclined but just short of surpassing the standard deduction, consider making two years’ worth of donations in 2018 to get over the hurdle so that you can itemize. This is known as “bunching” or acclerated charitable deductions. “My suggestion is to do zero or close to zero giving in one year and take the standard deduction,” said Jeff Fosselman, CPA and senior wealth advisor at Relative Value Partners in...

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