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2015 Graduation Reception in Pictures [Gallery Post]

On Saturday, the largest graduating class in MUM history celebrated their accomplishments with a graduation afterparty in the Argiro Student Center.

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Graduation Weekend Kicks off this Friday

After classes end on Thursday, several events will be taking place to celebrate the largest graduating class in MUM history. Here’s a list of the events open to those who are visiting to see their friends and family members graduate:

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2015 Grad Ball [Gallery Post]

On May 16th, MUM students dressed to impress for the 2015 Graduation Ball.

The Grad Ball is an annual MUM event that celebrates the year’s graduating class. It is held in the Arts and Convention Center (the same space that hosts the EcoJam fashion show) and features music, dancing, food, a photobooth, and more. This year’s event was catered by Cafe Dodici, a much-beloved Italian restaurant located in Washington, IA known especially for their chocolate-covered strawberries. Live music was provided for the first hour by the David...

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Professional Tennis Player Studies Maharishi AyurVeda

Rudy Richter is a professional tennis player from Guatemala with a world ranking of 1293. Although several US universities offered him scholarships to play Division I college tennis on their team, Rudy wasn’t inspired by the majors they offered and came to MUM instead.

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Green Graduation 2015

MUM and Green Iowa AmeriCorps have partnered for Green Graduation 2015, a zero-waste event. Zero-Waste is defined as diverting 90% or more of the event waste from the landfill.

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Former Japan Prime Minister to Address Record Number of Grads at 2015 Maharishi University Commencement

Dr. Yukio Hatoyama, prime minister of Japan in 2009–2010, will deliver the commencement address on May 23 and will be awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Those who can’t attend the event in person can watch it via MUM Livestream at this link.

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MUM, AmeriCorps Volunteers Plan Green Graduation

All graduation-related activities this year are being assessed to see how they can be made more environmentally friendly.

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Dr. Schneider to Present New Model of Vedic Psychiatry

Having recently introduced a new paradigm of Total Mental Health based on Vedic psychiatry to international audiences at the World Ayurveda Congress in India and the International Ayurveda Congress in the Netherlands, Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, will unveil this model to the community at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, in Dalby Hall.

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Troy and Amy Van Beek Succeed with Ideal Energy Inc.

Amy and Troy Van Beek report that Ideal Energy Inc., a solar energy business they co-own in Fairfield, is currently working on both small- and large-scale projects that service communities in the Midwest and nationally. The work they have already accomplished has made Fairfield the city with the highest number of solar energy installations per capita in Iowa. You can see photos of their installations at Ideal Energy’s website

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Sabita Sawhney: Professor of Management and Restaurant Owner

Many people know Sabita Sawhney as owner of Sabi’s Café, an ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant, where she cooks and serves delicious Indian lunches five times a week. Others know her as assistant professor of management at MUM who teaches courses in lean management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. How does she do all this? She practices what she teaches and applies the principles of lean management to all areas of her life.

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