Author: Paul Stokstad

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz – Exploring the World Through Journalism

Featured image (above): Jennie Rothenberg Gritz in Ireland on an assignment for Smithsonian magazine MUM alumna Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at Smithsonian magazine. When she started her job in 2015, her employer was quite familiar with MUM, since the magazine featured Fairfield as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2013. “It was wonderful to start a new job and realize I didn’t have to explain Transcendental Meditation,” said Jennie. “People see it as an asset in my background that makes me better suited to handling stress and coming up with creative ideas.” Jennie...

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Anna Bruen awarded Homecoming Scholarship

The Fairfield Iowa Rotary Club has awarded a unique $6000 scholarship to MUM Graduate Anna Bruen in honor of her decision to return  to her home town of Fairfield to make it her long term home. The Fairfield Ledger published an extensive article on the award (and slightly expensive – it will cost a dollar to read it in full). In any case, we are happy to have MSAE and MUM graduate Ms. Bruen back in town. The MUM Alumni Association salutes this effort on the part of the Fairfield Rotary...

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JoyceAnn Gardner

This is the first post created due to someone using our “Submit your update” page: JoyceAnn Gardner, who graduated with an M.A. In Visual Arts in January of 1997 mentions her website here: www.JoyceAnnGardner.com, the fact that she gives Nature-related Art Workshops at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center and was filmed during the course of a workshop (see video below). JoyceAnn is also a graduate of the 10 week Naturalist Course that is mentioned in the video. She also volunteers at the Annual Hummingbird Migration and Festival as well as monitoring 40 Eastern Bluebird Boxes that are spread over the 3000 acre Preserve located near...

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Yes you can go to Hawaii and learn something wonderful

The MUM Hawaii Semester Now you can go to Hawaii and study sustainability, social justice, permaculture, group dynamics, leadership, and holistic health. Credit and non-credit options. You still have time to apply for the Maharishi University of Management Semester in Hawaii! Begins February 27th.  Apply Now – No Application Fee! Are you ready for transformation?  Hear from some of our Hawaii Semester students: ‘’The MUM Hawaii Semester is an amazing trans-disciplinary program that has introduced me to aspects of sustainability I had never even imagined! The practical approach to the curriculum enabled me to not only learn tremendous amounts of...

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Joyceann Gardner

Joyceann Gardner is the first MUM Alum to fill out the Alumni Updates form here: http://alumni.mum.edu/index.php/updates/submit-your-update/ She mentions that she graduated with the M.A. In Visual Arts in January, 1997. Her website is www.joyceanngardner.com. Current mailing address is 180 Red Oak Rd, Snow Lake Shores, MS 38603. Phone 662-224-3933. Her most recent professional info is a 4:06 video – Megan Wolfe photography.com click on video, Strawberry...

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