Achievements

Nathaniel Alexander Wins Contest to Direct Branded Content Commercial

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Nathaniel Alexander Wins Contest to Direct Branded Content Commercial

Nathaniel Alexander recently graduated with an MFA degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the oldest and one of the most prestigious film schools in the U.S. He is now launching his own production company, called 200 Percent, to offer music videos, unconventional advertising, and other branded content. Nathaniel grew up in Fairfield and attended Maharishi School. With his teachers’ approval, he submitted his assignments in the form of videos whenever he could. At MUM he majored in media and communications,...

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MBA Students Place in Top 10th Percentile in Global Business Simulation

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MBA Students Place in Top 10th Percentile in Global Business Simulation

A team of MBA accounting students recently finished in the 92nd percentile in an online integrated decision-making simulation that involved 1,125 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide. This team reflects the international character of MUM’s student population: John Ortaliza (Philippines), Rithy Um (Cambodia), and Elias Mengistu (Ethiopia). This is the 12th consecutive time that at least one group of MBA students from MUM has finished in the top tenth percentile since they began participating in the simulation in 2011. Other U.S. universities...

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Terrell Smith—Discovering Art

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Terrell Smith—Discovering Art

MUM graduate Terrell Smith started his MFA in painting program this fall at the University of Iowa with a full scholarship. He graduated in 2016 with a BFA degree from MUM and applied to six different graduate programs. He was accepted to all of them, but after visiting the University of Iowa art department he needed to look no further. “My source of achievement is looking for something that stretches my boundaries,” said Terrell. “As long as I am able to grow and learn and pass that on to somebody, I have achieved that goal. I felt that this...

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Keith and Samantha Wallace Publish Book on Gut Health

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Keith and Samantha Wallace Publish Book on Gut Health

Professor Keith Wallace and his wife Samantha have written a new book titled Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind. Gut Crisis addresses a widespread health epidemic, which is the result of poor food choices and the overuse of antibiotics. Many people today have digestive problems that are caused by an imbalanced state of gut bacteria. “Medical science is beginning to understand what the ancients have known for centuries: an imbalanced gut leads to disease,” said Dr. Wallace....

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Art Students Enjoy Success in Graduate School

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Art Students Enjoy Success in Graduate School

Four undergraduate art majors from MUM were recently accepted into multiple MFA programs with full and partial scholarships. “These programs are incredibly competitive,” said Gyan Shrosbree, assistant professor of art. “This year we had all four of our applying students accepted to several programs each.” Hannah Foster has received a full scholarship for the MFA program in painting at Pennsylvania State University. Terrell Smith has received the prestigious Iowa Arts Fellowship, which provides a full tuition scholarship and a generous...

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Nathaniel Campbell’s First Novel Receives Praise

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Nathaniel Campbell’s First Novel Receives Praise

MUM alumnus Nathaniel Campbell’s debut novel is number one on the Chicago Tribune’s ultimate summer reading list. Found Audio, published by Two Dollar Radio, was called a “bona fide literary page-turner” by Publisher’s Weekly. “I am very surprised and very grateful,” said Nathaniel of all the praise and national attention the book has received. The publisher describes the book as a cerebral thriller that takes readers on a journey around the globe in search of the legendary City of Dreams, based on a series of mysterious audio recordings by...

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ComPro Program Leaders Complete Asia Recruiting Tour

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ComPro Program Leaders Complete Asia Recruiting Tour

Greg Guthrie, dean emeritus of the School of Computer Science, and Elaine Guthrie, Computer Science Program director, completed a successful recruiting tour in May and June, visiting Vietnam, Mongolia, China, The Philippines, and Singapore. This trip followed several shorter past tours to India, China, and Nepal. The goal of the trip was to boost enrollment from countries that already have a history of applicants and to grow enrollment from countries where students are just beginning to discover MUM’s unique Computer Professionals...

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Organic Agriculture Students Sell Vegetables at Farmers Market

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Organic Agriculture Students Sell Vegetables at Farmers Market

        Students in MUM’s Regenerative Organic Agriculture Certificate Program started selling the fruits of their harvest at the Fairfield Farmers Market just a few months after they began working on the student farm. They have been growing a wide variety of produce, including salad greens, radishes, kale, chard, peas, zucchini, tomatoes, beans, sweet corn, carrots, and melon. The 10-month certificate program began in January with students taking classes in business, soil science, and biodynamic agriculture. In early...

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MBA Students Serve Community Through Capstone Project

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MBA Students Serve Community Through Capstone Project

For several years, students in MUM’s MBA in Sustainable Business Program have been assisting local organizations with their sustainability efforts. Through their Capstone Project, MBA students have worked with the City of Fairfield, the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, and several businesses by assessing their needs, conducting research, and making recommendations. “We want students to learn and appreciate the community because we are teaching them about global citizenship and global leadership,” said Ayako Huang, assistant professor of...

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Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi Win Best Article Award

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Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi Win Best Article Award

Professor Andrew Bargerstock and PhD student Ye Shi won an award for writing the best article in the peer-reviewed journal Strategic Finance. They formally accepted the Lybrand Gold Medal Award at the annual conference of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) on June 20 in Denver, Colorado. The IMA Lybrand Awards Committee determines the top three peer-reviewed articles based on their outstanding contributions to the accounting and finance literature, awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals. Titled “Are We Leaning Away from Standard...

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