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MUM’S NEW LEADERS – June 2018 report

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MUM’S NEW LEADERS – June 2018 report

The Next Generation Bringing Consciousness-Based Education to the World We know you’ll be inspired to learn about some of the younger staff now in leadership roles at MUM, and so we’re introducing four of them to you in this article. We will feature more talented staff in future profiles. Just by their mere membership in the post-Baby Boomer generations, they are ensuring MUM’s mainstream societal relevance and securing connectedness into the future. But beyond their age, the administrators and faculty featured below, all in their 30’s and...

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Video: David E. Sykes on the value of trusts in estate planning

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Video: David E. Sykes on the value of trusts in estate planning

In the video below, Lawyer David E. Sykes discusses trusts, wills, and estate planning. See related document: Modern Legal Estate Planning: Protecting Your Loved Ones and Your Assets (why having a just will is not enough) “Signature” image is licensed under CC BY...

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MUM Alumni Mentoring in the Workplace

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MUM Alumni Mentoring in the Workplace

MUM MBA student Daniel Sharma interview on his MUM experience, internships, and his mentoring job opportunity with MUM Alum Matt Frank:

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

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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

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US online giving 2017

This article delineates patterns in US online giving in 2017.

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Winter in Fairfield

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

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PAC Alert 12-2017

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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 will not be able to itemize deductions By giving this year, most families will be able to write it off as part...

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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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