Author: Paul Stokstad

Recent Achievements in the MUM ART DEPARTMENT

Presenting some of our recent BFA graduates and their achievements: Hannah Foster Hannah Foster was accepted to 4 schools with various scholarships and assistantships straight from her BFA. Ms. Foster chose Penn State University with a full tuition scholarship and a salaried teaching assistantship. Kurtis Kujawski Kurtis Kujawski will attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA ranked number 4 in the nation, with a scholarship to study ceramics. Sara Sanders Sara Sanders was accepted into several programs, but chose Cranbrook Academy of Art. Cranbrook is cur- rently ranked #1 in America for fiber arts. Terrell Smith...

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Nathan Campbell

MUM Graduate Nathan Campbell is staking out territory in the literary landscape with his first book length publication: Found Audio (published by Two Dollar Radio, 2017) The work has already generated admiring comments as well as positive articles in prestigious outlets such as Publisher’s Weekly “Writer’s to Watch” feature (plus making the PW list of  “Best Summer Books, 2017”). Other comments: “[A] mysterious work of metafiction… dizzying, arresting and defiantly bold.” —Chicago Tribune “This strange little book, full of momentum, intrigue, and weighty ideas to mull over, is a bona fide literary page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly, “Best Summer Books, 2017”...

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New Jobs Web Page

We found a comprehensive job resources page (probably created by Josh Wilson) on the MUM intranet site that few may have seen recently, and so we brought it over to this site. Especially cool is the new list of resources that it includes from LinkedIN including (their description): “The latest addition to our suite of career exploration tools is ProFinder: a marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects. LinkedIn ProFinder provides a marketplace to make connections and build a portfolio for concentrations such as Design, Marketing, IT Services and much more (all ProFinder services)....

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Barbara Ann Briggs book – Pilgrimage on the Path of Love

Barbara Ann Briggs, TM Teacher and 1980 MIU graduate (MA in Higher Educational Administration) has published a second book entitled Pilgrimage on the Path of Love.  The book has garnered some wonderful comments Barbara Briggs’ Pilgrimage on the Path of Love, a spiritual odyssey, delivers the richness and complexity of life in India, and brims over with convincing, memorable characters, not the least of which is Shantila, a seeker after something we too seldom see in literary fiction – spiritual awakening and liberation. Through many suspenseful twists and turns of fortune, a reader follows Shantila’s journey with the certainty that...

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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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