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Julie Hope Graduates with Two Outstanding Student Awards

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Julie Hope Graduates with Two Outstanding Student Awards

    Julie Hope graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in physiology and health and Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM and received the Outstanding Student Award from both departments at the 2019 awards ceremony.Julie hails from Nebraska, where she raised two children and worked in her family’s trucking business for 20 years. She heard about MUM during a lecture on Ayurveda, which she was exploring to improve her health. She had not attended college before, and the idea of going to a nearby college to study Ayurveda intrigued her. She came to a...

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MBA Team Performs in 94th Percentile on International Business Simulation

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MBA Team Performs in 94th Percentile on International Business Simulation

    Three student teams from MUM’s MBA program recently participated in the Capsim Capstone online business simulation, a leading Chicago-based provider of business games. One of the teams achieved results better than 94 percent of the 1150 graduate-level teams worldwide. Team members included Tsion Woge, Molla Mekonnen, and Daniel Ayalew Belay, all from Ethiopia, and Haofang Dong from China.According to Dr. Andrew Bargerstock, who uses the Capstone Simulation in his Enterprise Performance Management course, MUM’s MBA teams have participated...

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Daniel Bramlett – Integrating Maharishi Vedic Science and Human Services

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Daniel Bramlett – Integrating Maharishi Vedic Science and Human Services

   Daniel Bramlett came to MUM already following his path of self-development. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had earned two associate degrees and considered entering the field of drug and alcohol addiction counseling.He was searching for a Vedic university online when he found MUM. He wanted to integrate what he had learned about human services and psychology with Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM, so he created an individualized degree, which he called Consciousness-BasedSM Human Services.“Maharishi Vedic Science could be considered a deep...

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Peter Ocsody Writes Doctoral Thesis on Serial Tech Venturing

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Peter Ocsody Writes Doctoral Thesis on Serial Tech Venturing

    Peter Ocsody was one of MUM’s five PhD graduates this year, and he received the Outstanding Student Award in business administration for his dissertation on the qualities of serial tech startup founders.Peter learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique in Hungary, where he studied economics and engineering. He came to MUM in 1991, earned an MBA with an emphasis in organizational development, and completed his coursework for his PhD in management.Then he went on to work for several tech-based companies and created his own startups. As...

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Mirah Dumasia Finds Valuable Learning Opportunities

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Mirah Dumasia Finds Valuable Learning Opportunities

    Mirah Dumasia hails from the city of Auckland, New Zealand. She learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique when she was 11, along with her family. Growing up with an entrepreneur father, she has always had a fascination with finance and business and she wanted to study in the US, so she decided to apply to MUM.As a business student, Mirah focused on taking classes in accounting and entrepreneurship. She completed the one-semester track offered by the Concept To Market Institute where she learned how to draw up a business plan. She...

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Educational Innovator Nakisha Hobbs Delivers Commencement Address

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Educational Innovator Nakisha Hobbs Delivers Commencement Address

     606 students graduated from 53 countries during MUM’s 2019 commencement ceremony on June 22, the largest class in university history. These included 389 computer science master’s students, and 50 students from the Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg. The largest number of graduates came from Nepal (126), followed by the US (102) and Ethiopia (59).Chicago educator Nakisha Hobbs gave the commencement address. Ms. Hobbs cofounded and directs the Village Leadership Academy in Chicago, a kindergarten through 8th-grade school with 700...

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Third ChangeMakers Event Highlights Entrepreneurship

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Third ChangeMakers Event Highlights Entrepreneurship

    On June 8 MUM held another successful ChangeMakers event, this time focusing on “How to Manifest Your Great Ideas.”The morning event, “Becoming a Transformative Entrepreneur,” opened with Kevin Harrington sharing secrets of his success via Skype. He is the inventor of the Infomercial format and one of the original “sharks” on the hit TV show Shark Tank. Kathryn Frazier, known as the “rock star whisperer,” whose clients include Justin Bieber and Lauren Hill, spoke next about her journey of building a successful PR business in the music...

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Donna Cleveland—Magazine Editor and Feminist Podcaster

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Donna Cleveland—Magazine Editor and Feminist Podcaster

    MUM graduate Donna Cleveland divides her time between creating multimedia content for Fairfield-based iPhone Lifemagazine and producing a feminist podcast for women.Donna grew up in Fairfield, attended Maharishi School, and graduated from MUM in 2008 with a BA in Media and Communications. She went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. After working as a correspondent for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and a staff writer at the Fairfield Ledger, she joined iPhone Life magazine, where she is now editor in...

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Daniela Hillman Robles—Creative Writing and Community Building

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Daniela Hillman Robles—Creative Writing and Community Building

   Daniela Hillman Robles grew up in Mexico and attended Maharishi School for a year as an exchange student. She enjoyed the supportive environment and fell in love with creative writing. When it was time to choose a college, she decided to return to Fairfield.“There is something very characteristic about the Maharishi School teachers, which I thankfully also experience here at MUM—they are very passionate about what they do and they care about the students,” said Daniela.Daniela is in her third year now and has been accepted into the BFA in...

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Art Students Win Scholarships to Top Graduate Schools

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Art Students Win Scholarships to Top Graduate Schools

    The three December graduates of MUM’s MA in Studio Art are all starting highly ranked MFA programs this fall. They all received full tuition assistance and two of them have living expenses covered.The goal of the MA is to give artists who are hoping to enter an MFA program the opportunity to spend a year developing their work, assembling a strong portfolio, and receiving guidance from faculty on applying to graduate programs.“Their success is due to a combination of being receptive and hardworking and of course talented,” said Professor...

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