Author: Paul Stokstad

Darla Murphy: Art Show at Unity Gallery

MUM grad Darla Murphy’s first solo exhibition in the United States will present her most recent work in video and installation. Ripple Delete is a three-dimensional exploration of how we fabricate our relationship to the natural landscape, referencing the history of painting, documentary film and even outdoor leisure activities. For this show, Murphy tried to create a dialogue between images and ideas and the structures and materials used to produce them. Video projections interact with physical elements in the gallery space, blurring the roles between the ephemeral image and the tangibility of an object. Other components, such as various...

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Help Grow the Regenerative Agriculture Building via Crowdfunding

In January MUM will launch a new Regenerative Organic Agriculture* Certificate Program. The site of this program will be a beautiful 26 acre plot of organic, currently undeveloped farm land just 1/4 mile north of the main MUM campus. We are rapidly transforming a humble but sturdy 5,000 square foot farm building that sits on the property, right next to Route 1, into our new flagship Regenerative Organic Agriculture Center. The 10-month academic program starts in January. The exterior work on the new Center needs to be completed by end of November / early December, before the deep freeze....

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New Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program (ROAP) at MUM

From the MUM Website: A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed in the process of using them.” – Fred Kirshenmann, thought leader in organic and regenerative agriculture In this certificate program, you will develop the knowledge and experience to bring about this revolution in agriculture and start farming organically yourself. Applying this simple approach to agriculture widely will transform our agricultural system and society as a whole. See full article at MUM.edu...

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Genevra Bell – An Entrepreneurial Artist

MUM Achievements Article – by Livia Cole Genevra Bell, daughter of MUM faculty members Ken and Juliette Daley, graduated from MUM in 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in ceramics. Although her clay pieces were also vehicles for illustration, she never thought she would one day make a living drawing animals. It all began when Genevra moved to England after graduation. She worked in a pottery studio, but when the studio closed, she began to paint instead. Soon a Fairfield gallery invited her to exhibit 15 animal portraits, which were all sold during opening...

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Troy Van Beek and Steve Langerud attend Leadership Iowa

Troy Van Beek (MUM BS in Sustainable Living 2010) founder and CEO of Ideal Energy in Fairfield, Iowa is a participant in the 2016-2017 Leadership Iowa program. He is one of 40 top leaders from around the state of Iowa selected for Leadership Iowa. Steve Langerud, deputy director of global development at MUM, served as the facilitator of the opening retreat for Leadership Iowa held October 12-14 in Red Oak, Iowa. Langerud is a workplace culture consultant and volunteer for ABI Foundation programs. Leadership Iowa is a premier issues-awareness program promoting leadership within the state. Sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business...

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