Author: Paul Stokstad

Holiday Recipe from MUM Online

A Holiday Recipe from the AyurVedic Cooking for Kapha Dosha: Cooked Apple Chutney (Serves 4) Step 1 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds Step 2 6 medium size red delicious or other sweet apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) raw brown sugar (optional) 1⁄1⁄3 teaspoon nutmeg 1⁄1⁄3 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄1⁄3 teaspoon cardamom Step 3 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) roasted walnuts 2 tablespoons dried coconut flakes Directions Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add cumin, coriander, and fennel...

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Robin Hinz

Robin Hinz is one of our dedicated online students from the MA in Maharishi Vedic Science program. She entered into the program in 2016, graduates in 2019 and chose the MUM Online program because of its convenience. Why did you choose this program? For many years I was interested in attending MUM, but moving to Iowa was not an option for me. One day, when searching extensively for the right master’s program, I discovered MUM was offering an online program so I immediately enrolled and was accepted.” How has the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) helped you academically? I...

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Anna Bruen — Sustainability and Community Development

MUM alumna Anna Bruen was recently named executive director of Pathfinders, a local organization devoted to natural resource conservation and community development in Southeast Iowa. Anna grew up in Fairfield and learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique as a child. She has always had many interests, but when she took a permaculture class at MUM, she enjoyed it so much she decided to major in sustainable living. She also minored in business and improvisational movement and graduated in 2008. Anna liked the flexibility and support at MUM and how quickly things could manifest. “There had never been an artisanal food...

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Troy Van Beek Solar Installation Wins Award

A solar energy installation done by a company founded by alumnus Troy Van Beek was recently recognized as “solar project of the year” by Solar Builder magazine as a result of reader voting and was featured on the cover of the November/December 2016 issue. In addition, Mr. Van Beek, founder and CEO of Ideal Energy, is one of 40 leaders in Iowa selected to participate in the 2016-2017 Leadership Iowa program. The project earning recognition by Solar Builder magazine involved repurposing a former school building into a 39-unit apartment complex, powered by a 300-kW solar array. The array included...

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Susi Halley – MVS Online Student

Susi Halley is a student in our online program MA in Maharishi Vedic Science. She tells us how MUM’s online courses helped her life-long dream came true and, most importantly, why she chose this online program. Why did you choose this program? “My life-long dream was to study at MUM! As with many people, such a dream was out of reach due to life’s circumstances. The suddenly – or so it seemed after many years – there was am email notice describing an online degree that was available to anyone anywhere. It was the perfect opportunity and perfect subject...

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