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Suhaib Mohamed–Creating Social and Economic Change

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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 feels that all of his fellow students care about the future of the world and want to create change. He was also...

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Commencement Speaker Dr. Scott Gould Encourages Public Service

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Commencement Speaker Dr. Scott Gould Encourages Public Service

        Maharishi University of Management held its 43rd graduation ceremony on June 23rd. 546 students from 49 countries received diplomas, including 62 undergraduates, 434 graduate students, and six doctoral students. Included in the total number of graduates were 50 students of the Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa. They were awarded BA in management degrees by Dr. Chris Jones on behalf of the Board of MUM. This year’s commencement speaker was Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department...

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Carlton Ellis–The Benefits of a Holistic Life

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Carlton Ellis–The Benefits of a Holistic Life

    MUM student Carlton Ellis is the first student from the island country of Jamaica to attend the Computer Professionals program. Carlton holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Montego Bay Community College and has over ten years’ experience working as a programmer. In 2017 Carlton saw a Facebook ad for MUM’s ComPro program. He had been looking for a scholarship abroad to earn a master’s degree and gain some international work experience. He was attracted to MUM’s program because he was able to defer his...

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Merveille Djappi Tiani–One of Iowa’s Outstanding Accounting Students

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Merveille Djappi Tiani–One of Iowa’s Outstanding Accounting Students

    MBA student Merveille Djappi Tiani recently was named Most Outstanding Accounting Student at MUM by the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. The MUM accounting faculty nominated him for the award based on his academic performance, professional behavior, and his ability to collaborate with others. Merveille grew up in a small rural town in Cameroon and has always dreamed of achieving something big. In middle school he excelled in math and decided to become an accountant. Even though his parents wanted him to become a...

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Karen Ballinger—Leadership and Student Government

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Karen Ballinger—Leadership and Student Government

    Karen Ballinger joined the MUM Student Government in the fall of 2015 and has been a member ever since, which makes her the longest serving member in MUM’s history. Karen brings a wealth of organizational and leadership experience from Lone Star Community College in Houston, Texas, where she was a charter member of student government, managing editor of the student newspaper, and leader of several other student organizations. Currently she is MUM’s student body vice-president and a member of the Sustainability Committee, the...

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New Solar Array Will Provide a Third of Campus Power

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New Solar Array Will Provide a Third of Campus Power

            Construction is set to begin this summer on a five-acre field of solar panels on MUM land west of the recreational trail that borders the west side of campus. The 1.1-megawatt solar array will provide approximately one-third of the electricity used on campus and will be connected by an underground cable to the university’s substation. The state-of-the-art solar panels will move to follow the path of the sun during the day. Excess energy will be stored in a battery bank for use during the night and...

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Younes Kouider—The Effortless Artistic Quest

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Younes Kouider—The Effortless Artistic Quest

  MUM student Younes Kouider has always been an artist. Taking after his father, who illustrated children’s books, Younes started making art as a young child. He also has been playing music most of his life. His family practices the Transcendental Meditation® technique, so Younes came to MUM at 18, following his older brother Amine. When he first enrolled at MUM in 2010, Younes pursued a BFA and graduated in 2014. Then he returned home to Algeria to manage the family’s essential oil manufacturing business while his parents worked in...

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ChangeMakers Conference Inspires New Wave of Student Engagement

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ChangeMakers Conference Inspires New Wave of Student Engagement

        Last month MUM held the inaugural conference of ChangeMakers: Disruptors Transforming the World for Good. Hosted by MUM, the David Lynch Foundation, and the Abramson Center for Peace, the event was attended by 600 people, at least half of them students, who completely filled Dalby Hall. MUM Student Government took a leading role in helping event producer Michael Sternfeld make the event more student-centered. They also launched ChangeMaking Month—a series of workshops, art displays, films, and an open mic. The...

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Lani Aulicino’s Case Study Wins International Award

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Lani Aulicino’s Case Study Wins International Award

    A case study written last fall by MBA student Lani Aulicino in a course on Managing Change for Sustainability has won an international award. She was one of 17 winners of Flourish Prizes out of 503 submissions to AIM2Flourish, a United Nations-supported global learning initiative in which students write about positive business innovations. The competition is based around 17 sustainable development goals identified by the UN, with one winner related to each goal. Lani’s case study was related to goal #15, Life on Land, and...

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Leslee Goldstein Publishes Study on Empowering Disadvantaged Mothers in Uganda

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Leslee Goldstein Publishes Study on Empowering Disadvantaged Mothers in Uganda

      MUM alumna Leslee Goldstein, PhD just had her study published in Health Care for Women International on how the Transcendental Meditation® technique can empower single, disadvantaged mothers in Uganda. Dr. Goldstein decided to focus her Maharishi Vedic ScienceSMdoctoral study on women in Africa for two reasons. She had always enjoyed working with women, and there had been no studies done on this population. Within 48 hours of her decision, she heard about the need for a researcher in Uganda to conduct a study on 81 women....

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