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MUM Faculty and Admins Hone Academic Assessment Practices at Chicago Conference

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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 donors whose contributions helped make MUM’s participation possible. The conference, called the...

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IRA opportunity

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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 foundation of the growth of Maharishi University of Management all these years. While the MUM Annual Fund is the core...

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New Security Lighting for Women’s Dormitory

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New Security Lighting for Women’s Dormitory

A complete upgrade and replacement of the exterior security lighting at MUM’s main dormitory for women, Hildenbrand Hall, was completed this August, with thanks to donor funding. Shown are the new Lamp Standard at the East entrance and an example of the motion-activated flood lamps, creating a perimeter of security lighting around the entire building. There were broken light fixtures and a number of completely unlit dark areas around the building with the old lighting system; these issues have been remedied. Any dark pockets have now...

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‘The Quest’ Immersive Adventure Highlights MUM’s Culture and Spirit

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‘The Quest’ Immersive Adventure Highlights MUM’s Culture and Spirit

Magic, dance, and art were at the heart of the two-hour adventure that involved over 80 students last month as part of MUM Quest, a series of events this academic year based on teamwork, fun, and fantasy, all with the purpose of engaging students and fostering connectedness. The donor-funded Quest Event recieved contributions of $4,940, which was 123% of its fundraising target of $4,000. The University thanks not only donors who made the event possible, but the many student advocates who spread the word about this unique experience....

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Amphitheater Stage Completed

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Amphitheater Stage Completed

The elevated stage at the amphitheater in Gil Younger Central Park, with its tiered seating and memorial garden, is now completed (except for a few finishing touches). This centerpiece of the  beautiful multipurpose park, which features shade trees, lawns and flower beds, will be a venue for plays, concerts, lectures, movies, and more, for students, faculty and visitors to enjoy. Nearby, a Maharishi Vedic Observatory has  been...

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President Hagelin Receives Doshi Bridgebuilder Award

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President Hagelin Receives Doshi Bridgebuilder Award

Earlier this month, Maharishi University of Management President John Hagelin received the Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award as the culminating event at an Ayurveda conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Oct. 6-7. Named for its benefactors, Navin and Pratima Doshi, the annual award honors an individual or organization dedicated to fostering understanding between cultures, peoples, and disciplines. MUM benefactor and donor Michael Busch and his wife Margaret were instrumental in advocating for Dr. Hagelin for the award,...

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New Brick Patio and Signage Completed

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New Brick Patio and Signage Completed

Construction has been completed on a new brick patio located beside the the Argiro Student Center entrance and its nearby parking lot. The accompanying sign displays a campus map, and there will be signage on the opposite side as well. The site will also include a waiting bench and a few bollards (vertical protective posts) to shield the structure from vehicles. Also in the plans will be uplighting for the new maple...

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Sidewalk Tree Planting Beautifies Argiro Student Center South Side

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Sidewalk Tree Planting Beautifies Argiro Student Center South Side

Where a plain gravel strip had been at the southern sidewalk of the Argiro Student Center on Keith Wallace Drive, now a row of six stunning 14-foot tall Autumn Blaze Maple trees stand. The old gravel of that strip has been removed and will be replaced with eye-pleasing decorative gravel next week, when the project concludes. A fully automatic irrigation system will be installed in the next week to ensure that the trees are well watered. The University thanks the donors who have made this landscaping upgrade possible.  ...

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Student Gratitude Video

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Student Gratitude Video

Co-Produced by MUM Media and Communications student Jeremy Ardman and MUM Legacy Gift Officer Lani Aulicino

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Henn Mansion Repairs in Progress

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Henn Mansion Repairs in Progress

    Restorative work has begun on improvements to the interior and exterior of Henn Mansion, the University’s elegant two-story brick Greek Revival house (built in 1858) that houses Human Resources, Development and other important departments. The same contractor that is building the 120-seat open-air amphitheater east of the Argiro Student Center has been retained for the Henn improvements, which include extensive roof and gutter repair. When the work is completed, it will free up additional office space and make the building even more...

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