Author: Paul Stokstad

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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Low Residency Screenwriting MFA

Alumni with a screenwriting dream can now get started on making it real right where they are with the new MUM David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts’ two-year, low-residency MFA program in Screenwriting. MUM graduates already have one of the keys to the program: the Transcendental Meditation program. which will help them access the deeper levels of creativity required to imagine profound stories and discover – as David puts it – how to “catch the big fish.” Each semester will begin with a nine-day intensive residency on the MUM campus. These retreats are a perfect chance to get away from the distractions...

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