Expedia Travel Site Names Fairfield a ‘Best Place to Escape’
Jan12

Expedia Travel Site Names Fairfield a ‘Best Place to Escape’

From beautiful small towns to quiet nature preserves, our country offers many great places in which to find your escape, and Expedia has chosen its favorites in each state, highlighting the rejuvenative things to do in such places. What is the “best of Iowa” in this category? Fairfield, of course, home of MUM… read on: https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/best-place-escape-every-state/#Fairfield...

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US online giving 2017
Jan08

US online giving 2017

This article delineates patterns in US online giving in...

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Winter in Fairfield

Winter in Fairfield photo study courtesy of Werner Elmker. All rights...

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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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MUM Faculty and Admins Hone Academic Assessment Practices at Chicago Conference
Nov21

MUM Faculty and Admins Hone Academic Assessment Practices at Chicago Conference

A team of eight MUM faculty and administrators, led by Professor Chris Jones, attended a conference in Chicago in late October focused on student academic assessment. The event was sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of colleges and schools. The HCL is the agency responsible for the accreditation of colleges in the north-central U.S., which includes MUM. The University gratefully thanks...

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IRA opportunity
Nov16

IRA opportunity

Articles like this: The Tax Advantages of Qualified Charitable Distributions From IRAs can be very informative for people who are approaching the age (70.5) where they must take mandatory distributions from an IRA account. Recently Brad Mylett, MUM Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations sent out a letter describing  this opportunity: IRA LETTER “Your support, along with that of so many others, has been the...

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