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Vol. 17, #7, December 12, 2001
Copyright 2001, Maharishi University of Management

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Rotating U. Students to Head to New Zealand for Adventure

Campus Radio Station KHOE to Broadcast Via the Internet

McLaughlin Building to Open, C. S. Co-op Enrollment Rebounds

Condominiums Rising on Campus

Student Software Business Garners First Contracts

Dr. Sands Helps with Curriculum for Maharishi Colleges of Vedic Medicine

Renaissance Ball Featured for New Year's Eve

Students Attend Conference on Entrepreneurship

Cantus Angelicus to Present Christmas Choral Concert

University Creates Fine Furniture for McLaughlin Building

First Ladies Courses Held in Maharishi Vedic City


Rotating U. Students to Head to New Zealand for Adventure

A group of hardy students will head to New Zealand in block 6 for three weeks of training in adventure sport--an outing that will include biking for 600 miles, river rafting, sea kayaking, surfing, and mountaineering.

Titled Leadership in Adventure Sport, this newest Rotating University course is open to full-time students and others who are prepared for living in a tent for three weeks and having vigorous physical activity each day. The course, taught by Ken Daley, head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, will run from February 18-March 14.

"New Zealand is the adventure sport capital of the world," Mr. Daley said. "In a small area it has more diversity and quality of adventure sport than anyplace else on earth. It's isolated and pristine, with a friendly population that welcomes outdoorsmen."

The group will travel the country on bicycle, each person pulling a small single-wheel trailer that will contain all his or her gear. They will cover 30 to 50 miles each day, stopping every two or three days for a wilderness or adventure sport activity.

They'll ride mountain bikes around the north half of the south Island, starting and ending at Christchurch. The group will begin by touring the east and north coasts of the island and then will go through the southern Alps (called "KaTiritiri o te Moana" in the local Maori language).

They will travel mostly on back roads, Mr. Daley said, and will be eager to engage the Maori and New Zealand culture. Planned activities include encountering dolphins off the coast of the Kaikoura Peninsula, sea kayaking in Marlborough Sounds on the north coast, surfing on the west coast, and mountaineering around Arthur's Pass in the southern Alps.

The academic component of the course will include study of Maharishi's principles of leadership as they apply to small group dynamics. In addition, the group will study the local natural history of both the indigenous Maori people and those of European descent, including stopping at museums and interpretive centers.

"It's been an adventure I've been looking forward to for 30 years, and the time is absolutely right," Mr. Daley said.

Because New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, the group will be able to escape the Iowa winter and enjoy a late summer climate. "It will be excellent for water sport and a great way to pass the Iowa winter," Mr. Daley said.

Course enrollment is limited to 14 students. A number of those already enrolled have been training in recent months in preparation for the course.

The round-trip airfare will be $1,700, and all other expenses will come to $950. Those not already enrolled as full-time students will also pay tuition.

For more information, please call 641-472-1135.

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Campus Radio Station KHOE to Broadcast Via the Internet

 BY SRIPRIYAA CHANDRASEKHAR

Campus radio station KHOE (90.5 FM) is expected to begin broadcasting on the Internet via streaming audio by mid-December, making the station's programming available to listeners worldwide.

According to station manager Stan Stansberry, the station is using QuickTime to make its content available online via streaming audio. He said that "streaming audio" means that the sound begins almost immediately after one clicks the link rather than having to wait for a sound file to download.

"We know the value of the Internet: live broadcasting through the Internet will let us easily reach people both far and near," Mr. Stansberry said.

Licensed by the FCC in 1994 to broadcast at 100 watts of power at 90.5 FM, KHOE is a non-commercial educational station. Its format ranges from world music to gospel and from oldies to opera. A primary focus of KHOE is music from around the world representing numerous cultural and ethnic groups from many countries to promote the spirit of "Vasudhaiva kutumbakam" (the world is my family).

KHOE also broadcasts student and faculty presentations which highlight the University's unique system of Consciousness-Based education.

Another unique offering of KHOE is Maharishi Gandharva Veda music, which brings harmony and integration to the listener and the environment. KHOE plans to offer Maharishi Gandharva Veda music worldwide, either via streaming or other subscription service. Mr. Stansberry said the yearly subscription fee is expected to be $30.

Mr. Stansberry said that the live streaming of station KHOE, which will eventually also include campus events, has been made possible by the efforts of Charles Viola, Oram Miller, Gurdy Leete, Jim Meyer, Phil D'Agostino, and work/study student John Rousseau.

KHOE's website can be found at www.khoe.com. The site includes the daily schedule of programming. The station plans to begin audio streaming by December 15.

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McLaughlin Building to Open, C. S. Co-op Enrollment Rebounds

The Department of Computer Science began moving into the new McLaughlin building earlier this month--a move that coincides with positive developments in enrollment in the co-op M.A. program and the successful placement of interns.

"The new building is beautifully done," said Greg Guthrie, chair of the computer science department. "It's a huge improvement in terms of dignity and quality. Our students and knowledge are of the highest quality, and now we also have an ideal facility."

The new 12,000-square-foot building, constructed according to principles of Maharishi Sthåpatya Veda design, has five classrooms, 20 offices, and a library/conference room. The classrooms will double as computer labs.

Dr. Guthrie said that the information technology sector of the economy is predicted to strengthen next year. His department placed 14 students in October and November despite the tragic events of September 11 and the effect they had on the economy. He said that placements are actually exceeding the number they had stipulated in their business plan.

The department enrolled 20 students in September and took in 13 more last month. They are expecting at least 15 new students in January, though the total could go much higher, Dr. Guthrie said.

A large percentage of the students come from other countries. They have been very successful in securing visas despite the international situation.

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Condominiums Rising on Campus

The flurry of construction continues on campus, with half a dozen condominium buildings--being separately developed by the University and by Maharishi Global Construction--currently going up.

The University condominiums will be part of a Maharishi Sthåpatya Veda Ideal Village that will be located north of campus and will also include single-dwelling homes. The development is currently being marketed for private ownership to anyone affiliated with the University and has the potential to satisfy housing needs for University faculty and staff.

Work has already begun on the foundation of one condominium building, for which all three units have been sold. Work will begin on a second building as soon as all three units are sold.

The most obvious construction adjacent to campus has been three condominium buildings just now being completed on lots directly east of Utopia Park that were purchased from the University. The condominiums are being built by Maharishi Real Estate Development, a division of Maharishi Global Construction. One unit is already occupied, and all units have been sold. The site contains two triplexes and a duplex.

Maharishi Real Estate Development has also begun building a quadplex just east of Frat 112 on a lot that was purchased from the University.

According to Terry Allen, the project coordinator for the University's Ideal Village on the north part of campus, the goal is to create a residential village for those eager to live in homes that are perfectly in accord with principles of Maharishi Sthåpatya Veda design. Such homes foster happiness, health, prosperity, and inner peace because they are in accord with Natural Law.

The residential village will also include a central park and community center. In addition to the work on the first triplex, roads and lanes have been graded and graveled, such that visitors can now see the layout of the village, which is located on B Street just north of the Jefferson County trail.

The two-story prairie style condominiums being built will have units ranging in size from two bedrooms, one bath with private deck, to two bedrooms, two baths, to four bedrooms with spacious living areas. Features include sound insulation, ample living areas and windows, large bedrooms, natural materials, high performance appliances, and large storage areas. Basement space is also available. More condominiums will be constructed as demand warrants.

The single-family homes and duplexes will be built by Våstu Homes LLC, with front porches and garages in the rear. "The intention is to create a neighborhood," said Martin Brett of Våstu Homes. They will be priced to compete with entry-level new construction in Iowa City.

For more information regarding the condominiums, call Terry Allen at 641-472-7000 ext. 5017. For information regarding single family homes and duplexes, call Våstu Homes at 641-472-6382.

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Student Software Business Garners First Contracts

Inspired Solutions International, a new software development company founded by visiting faculty member and entrepreneur John Arens in conjunction with M.B.A. and computer science students, is quickly taking off, with major development contracts now in hand.

According to Mr. Arens, the Swiss company Sunbay has selected Inspired Solutions to offer their U.S.-based programming services. They were selected because of their unusual ability to give world-class software development or technical services at internationally competitive rates. Also in their favor was their location in mid-America and the extensive experience of company principals in offering quality software development.

Mr. Arens said that U.S. companies use "offshore developers" because they charge lower rates, and they are attracted to Inspired Solutions because they can get these rates here in mid-America.

Other contracts include website development for a Caribbean company and a software program for a local client that integrates stock market analysis with Maharishi Jyotish principles.

The company is also specializing in cellemetry--the use of a particular area of the cell phone band to send data packets. Uses for this include taking meter readings in remote areas. A sensor captures the information and then the data is automatically transmitted via cellemetry.

Mr. Arens is enthusiastic about the company's prospects. "We're using our contact with that reservoir of creative intelligence in every area we can," he said. "We look at all problems as opportunities to connect with that creative intelligence and come up with a perfect solution."

He added, "We should all be able to create abundance and inspired solutions in our lives and in our businesses if we apply these principles daily in our lives."

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Dr. Sands Helps with Curriculum for Maharishi Colleges of Vedic Medicine

BY ALESIA LLOYD

In a recent trip to the International Capital in Vlodrop, Holland, faculty member David Sands, M.D., worked closely for two and a half weeks with Maharishi and a team of doctors and advisors to review and compile all the components of the Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care curriculum into one complete package.

According to Dr. Sands, Maharishi is eager to refine and re-enliven Vedic Medicine to ensure that everyone everywhere will have access to this knowledge of perfect health for all time.

Dr. Sands said that the first step was to complete a wall chart that laid out everything that people need to know about Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care. Remarkably the chart ended up being 3 feet high and 14 feet long.

The next two weeks were spent bringing together all the components of Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care into a four-year curriculum that Maharishi intends to offer as a Ph.D. in prevention for health professionals.

"Maharishi is currently exploring options for offering this program via distance education technologies," Dr. Sands said. "He wants to make this program available not only to doctors, but also to the public to create practitioners to serve every nation. He even wants mothers to be able to evaluate the pulses of their children and to adjust their diets accordingly. Maharishi's great goal is to make this knowledge of perfect health available to everyone."

Dr. Sands explained that Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care is unique in that it operates from the level of perfect balance. "Rather than working from the material level, Maharishi Vedic technologies operate from the level of perfect balance, the level of Veda, which is the inner intelligence of the body."

According to Dr. Sands, Maharishi emphasizes that the Vedic technologies are the most important in creating perfect health. "Maharishi emphasizes his Vedic technologies, including the Maharishi Vedic Astrology program with Maharishi Yagya performances to create balance between the individual and the cosmos; building according to principles of Maharishi Sthåpatya Veda design to protect the family from stress in the environment; Maharishi Gandharva Veda music to create harmony in society; and Maharishi Vedic herbal preparations to restore balance in the body because they operate directly from the level of perfect balance."

As it stands now, the newly compiled Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care curriculum will include the above technologies plus topics such as the Maharishi Self-Pulse program, digestion, nutrition, behavior, and Maharishi Yoga asanas. The discovery of Veda in the human physiology by His Majesty King Nader Raam is also an integral part of the program.

The course will also have a research component covering research methodologies as well as lessons comparing principles found in western medicine texts with those in Vedic medicine texts. Collective health, the Maharishi Vedic Management program, and health care policy and economics will also be included in the curriculum.

As students advance in their training, they will study assessment of balance and imbalance, classification and diagnosis of disease, principles of treatment, Dravya Guna (Vedic pharmacology), pathophysiology of specific diseases, and programs for chronic disorders such as asthma, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Renaissance Ball Featured for New Year's Eve

BY ALESIA LLOYD

The Student Union Ballroom will be host to a Renaissance Ball this New Year's Eve in an event sponsored by the Fairfield Folk Arts and Dance Co-Op.

The ball will offer a style of dance that lends itself to a sense of community. Sometimes called Elizabethan Country Dance, this English style of dancing is often thought to be a precursor to the American style of square dance. It has been featured in popular movies such as Shakespeare in Love and Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice

"These dances are recorded dances that have been traditionally performed by people within a community throughout the English countryside," said dance participant Doug Hamilton. "It includes a lovely style of Baroque music that is written to dance to."

Over 20 people will be there in costume to help set the stage for an Elizabethan style of fun that will take you back hundreds of years. Everyone is welcome to come and participate or just sit back and enjoy. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. with lessons available at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are recommended but not required.

Classes are also offered every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom free of charge for the University community.

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Students Attend Conference on Entrepreneurship

BY JANE SCHMIDT-WILK

In early November, about 50 students from the University's School of Business attended the "Building Your Business in Silicorn Valley" conference held at the Best Western in Fairfield.

The conference, which was organized by Ed Malloy, president of the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association, Burt Chojnowski, founder and president of CoolCall, and faculty member David Goodman, brought together venture capitalists from California and Iowa, state officials from Iowa, and successful entrepreneurs from the Fairfield community.

Dr. Goodman said that the conference offered a realistic assessment of the challenges and opportunities for raising money in a recession and after the dotcom fiasco. "Money is there, but entrepreneurs really have to do their homework," he said.

The highlight of the conference came in the final session, when aspiring entrepreneurs from the audience pitched their business ideas to the venture capitalists and received practical feedback.

Student Jesse Berkowitz said that the networks created at the conference will foster economic development in Fairfield, which will be particularly useful for students wishing to stay and develop businesses here.

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Cantus Angelicus to Present Christmas Choral Concert

The Cantus Angelicus Choral Society will present "A Musical Feast for Christmas" on Friday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. and again Sunday, December 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Main and Washington in Fairfield.

Cantus Angelicus, a nonprofit community organization specializing in the sacred music of the masters, traveled to Vienna in June to perform twice at an international choral festival.

The choir received high praise and enthusiastic ovations from its audiences. Cantus Angelicus was among 10 participating organizations from Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Canada, and Turkey. A high-quality, professionally produced video documentary of this trip will be available at the concerts. The choir will also perform in the Fairfield Community Concert Series on Saturday, March 23, 2002.

This year the popular Christmas concert will emphasize the well blended beauty of pure voices in a mostly a capella choral program. The concert will feature the music of William Byrd, one of the greatest renaissance composers, and in England, one of the greatest of all time.

The concert will begin with audience participation in traditional carol singing. Traditional Christmas music will follow, interspersed with performances of timeless masterpieces for the season by Byrd, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Guerrero. Also, in response to popular requests, Cantus Angelicus will repeat the beautiful "Ave Maria" setting by Franz Schubert accompanied by concert pianist Paul Jones. Byrd's setting of the Christmas text "O Magnum Mysterium" (O great Mystery) and Byrd's powerful, soul-stirring "Sanctus" and "Benedictus" will also be presented.

A quartet comprising Meret Amick, Jan Hunerdosse, David Ballou, and John Worsfold will sing the Christmas favorites "Fum, Fum, Fum" and "Masters in this Hall." The director, baritone Robert Wendell, will sing Bach's tender and moving "Sheep May Safely Graze" accompanied by pianist Paul Jones. The choir will bring the concert to a festive climax with a performance of the rhythmically rousing and harmonically charming "Los Reyes Siguen La Estrella" (The Kings Follow the Star) by Spanish renaissance composer Francisco Guerrero. The evening ends in Cantus Angelicus tradition with audience participation in "Silent Night."

This marks the beginning of the society's seventh year of public concerts in Fairfield, the highlights from many of which have been released on two full-production CDs, complete with program notes and photos. The CDs are available at Twenty-First Century Bookstore, Revelations, and the University Bookstore or online at www.cangelic.org.

Advance tickets for either concert are available at Somebody Cares on the Fairfield square and in the University Bookstore. They are $7 general, $4 students ($1 more at the door). Children will be considered students and should be mature enough to quietly enjoy the performance with their families.

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University Creates Fine Furniture for McLaughlin Building

BURTON MILWARD, JR.

The new McLaughlin Building will have furniture as elegant as the building itself, thanks to the University's woodworking department, which is producing 40 classroom tables, 30 desks and matching three-drawer cabinets, a large maple conference table, two podiums, and two shoe racks for the building.

Spearheading the creation of this furniture are Doug Adams, director of the Fine Furniture and Woodworking program, and Shirley Nakamura, a third-year associate. Mr. Adams says, "It is extremely satisfying to create here within our campus the furniture to fill this beautiful Maharishi Sthåpatya Veda design building."

The tables are large, either 90" by 24" or 66" by 24". Each desk is 66" by 30" and features a pull-out keyboard platform and a large pencil drawer. Each matching three-drawer cabinet includes a file drawer and can be placed to the right or left of the desk, or even on top of the desk. The furniture is made of attractive birch plywood with maple edging to give the appearance of solid maple.

The table and desk parts will be moved from the woodworking shop in Pod 126C to the rooms of the computer science building for final assembly there. "To see the fruits of our hands-on work--these wonderful, functional pieces of furniture--is extremely fulfilling," says Ms. Nakamura.

In addition to furnishing the McLaughlin Building, the woodworking department built and installed beautiful ash tables in the Dreier Building last year and will create furniture in the future for the new Maharishi Vedic Science and Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care buildings

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First Ladies Courses Held in Maharishi Vedic City

In October and November, 40 ladies from the U.S., Canada, Israel, South Africa, and Ireland participated in the first ladies courses to be held in proper våstu at The Mansion in Maharishi Vedic City. At a very delicate time in world consciousness, Maharishi University of Management offered these courses to provide an extra wave of coherence for the nation.

Those who participated universally felt a transforming effect. "I loved everything about the course," one participant said. "Immediately, from the very start of the course, I felt this incredible silence. It had a quality to it that was very distinct."

"These courses are an unbelievable opportunity to gain the support of all the Laws of Nature for one's self and to radiate that to the environment," another participant said. "The power of the våstu combined with the power of the deep inward focus structured by Maharishi for these particular courses was almost overwhelming. When combined with our collective practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs in the Golden Domes, it produced an unbelievable effect both on our inner experience and the environment."

All of the ladies felt that the courses were just like spending time on the Mother Divine program and deeply appreciated having such profound programs in perfect våstu, offered near their own home, in close proximity to the nation's largest coherence-creating group in the Golden Domes. Course leader and University faculty member Patricia Oates said, "The courses on the Mother Divine program in recent years have been the most life-transforming experiences many of us have ever had. Now we have a precious opportunity to have the courses right here, in proper våstu, in Maharishi Vedic City."

"These courses had an extraordinary power that no one could have ever predicted," said Pam Powers, chief organizer for both courses and owner of The Mansion. "I would urge every lady in the community to attend future courses at their earliest convenience, to enliven health, wealth, happiness, enlightenment, and bliss. We hope to offer courses once a month, starting in January." For more information and to express interest, please call 641-472-1118.

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