Author: Paul Stokstad

MUM Alumnus Johnny Coffeen Wins Student Academy Award

Johnny Coffeen, a 2015 graduate of MUM’s David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts, was chosen as a winner last month in the alternative category of the Student Academy Awards for his thesis film The Swan Girl. Seventeen students were selected from a record number of entries, which included 1,749 films from 381 colleges and universities around the world. Johnny is the first student from Maharishi University of Management to win such an award. Coffeen is a 2010 graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He has worked as a music video director, documentary director,...

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New Book by Kabuika Kamunga

Kabuika Kamunga (MUM Grad 2013) has just published her first children’s book:  I Used to Be Afraid of Animals, with radiantly colored illustrations by Trisha Bain, which has earned a five-star Amazon rating. A girl grows up in the Congo near the rainforest. She is afraid of animals. Any animal! And in the Congo, animals live everywhere. She hides in her bed when there is a boa loose in the vegetable garden. She runs from dogs, cats, cockroaches, even a friend’s pet rhinoceros. When she eats her favorite food, stir-fried crickets, she has to close her eyes because she’s so scared. There...

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New Parenting book

Many of you are parents and so you may be interested in the new book Dharma Parenting by Keith Wallace and  Fred Travis According to the book’s website, “Dharma Parenting is a unique approach that combines ancient and modern knowledge in order to raise happy successful children based on their individual Brain/Body Type.” Sounds useful at any age. An insightful combination of ancient truths and modern brain science that can help us become wiser parents, raise healthier and happier kids, and create a better world.” —David Lynch “Dharma Parenting allows you to understand that your child’s unique needs may be...

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Alumni Survey results

So we sent out this “What we really want” survey, and your responses (thus far) indicate that this is what you want, starting from the...

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ESL Alumni Visit Campus

ESL alumni from the late 90’s recently had a get-together on campus that featured a lunch together at Annapurna Dining hall followed by a slide show presentation on the future plans for renovating the campus, held in the renovated Henn Mansion parlor. The group then toured the new Sustainable Living Center and took some group selfies over in front of the dome. ESL faculty members from that era Mara Winningham and Evan Finkelstein served as hosts and fond participants in the...

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