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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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Radiance Dairy Products in Annapurna Diet

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Radiance Dairy Products in Annapurna Diet

Radiance Dairy is Fairfield’s organic, sustainable, 730-acre dairy farm that features grass-fed animals and produces delicious milk and cheese products. MUM students, staff, and faculty have been fortunate in enjoying delicious Radiance Dairy products served in the Annapurna dining facility for many years. Funds to support the purchase of these products come out of the University’s operating budget, which draws from the Annual Fund. Because we’ve been able to meet our Annual Fund goals for the past few years, we’ve been able to continue...

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Payroll Increase

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Payroll Increase

The MUM Annual Fund has helped fund the University’s payroll substantially over the last few years, as the University continues to work on ways to provide additional funds for faculty and staff stipends. The Fund has been key in supporting our operations, which allow for needed resources for faculty and staff. The overall MUM payroll has increased annually over many consecutive years.

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Faculty and Staff Insurance

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Faculty and Staff Insurance

MUM is a self-insured institution. “Self-insured” means that we use a risk alleviation strategy to finance group health plans in which expenses are paid as they are incurred, rather than paying fixed premiums to a traditional insurance company. MUM can provide insurance and other benefits due to the support of the Annual Fund and its donors, which helps to fund the University’s operating budget. In terms of faculty and staff, MUM has an aging demographic, and the slightly higher insurance costs reflect that market reality. Even though...

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Ladies Dome Parking Lot Resurfacing Completed

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Ladies Dome Parking Lot Resurfacing Completed

Thanks to generous donor contributions to the Annual Fund,  a resurfacing of the parking lot serving the Ladies Dome has been completed. The cracks in the surface are now sealed and the lot resurfaced, and new parking lines have been repainted. The lot is now smoother than ever and looks great. This work will preserve surface and the lines for an additional 10 years at least and improve the experience for all lot users. This was a substantial investment, the first real update to the lot since it was originally paved. A job well done....

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