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5 Ways to Make Sustainability a New Thanksgiving Tradition

Taking the High-Road on Turkey Day

With a tradition as deeply established as Thanksgiving, taking some extra time to change our habits toward more sustainable practices can seem overwhelming.  What if Aunt Bessy comes to the feast only to find real, organic cranberry sauce in place of the sugar-laden gelatin product she is so accustomed to? We here at the MUM Sustainable Living Department have sewn together this guide to a more sustainable Thanksgiving that will be tighter than the sweater Aunt Bessy so kindly made for you last...

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Students Honor Local Farmers

Farmers selling their produce at the Fairfield Farmers Market on a Saturday late last month received a nice surprise when MUM students came bearing gifts.

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Convocation 2015: What We’ve Done in a Year

Convocation 2015 showcased the strides made by our university during the 2014-2015 academic year – and set a tone of success and inspiration for the year ahead.

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Sustainable Living Center Recognized by United Nations

A two-page case study of MUM’s Sustainable Living Center is being included in a new 160-page PDF book published by the United Nations that helps to “inspire, encourage, and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient, and low carbon campuses.”

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MBA’s Finish in Upper Ten Percent of Global Business Simulation

In July 2015, an MBA group from Maharishi University of Management finished in the upper ten percent in the Foundation Simulation offered by CAPSIM, the nation’s largest provider of business games and simulations. The top placing MUM team, the Baldwin Group, consisted of four international students: Joshua Jacob Peniel (India), Akshay Ashok Nikam (India), Ala’a Nabeel Mahmoud Kiwan (Jordan), and Humphrey Ngoh Muwah (Cameroon).

CAPSIM’s simulation evaluates team abilities to maximize growth across a set of metrics. These measures are based on Harvard’s Balanced Scorecard and...

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Art 52: A Fairfield Treasure

I recently stopped at ART52 in downtown Fairfield to talk to owners Dale and Julie Stephens.  This has got to be one of the coolest art/studio/gallery spaces in Iowa.

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Ethiopian New Year 2015 [Gallery Post]

Last weekend, MUM’s Ethiopian community held their largest annual celebration: Ethiopian New Year. Students, staff, faculty, and community members of all cultural backgrounds joined together to enjoy traditional food, dancing, performances, and socializing. You can learn more about what makes this holiday unique at last year’s blog on the subject.

Below, we’ve included more than 40 pictures of the event. Enjoy, and contact us if you’re included in the pictures and want a copy for yourself!

All photos are property of photographer Emanuel Schachinger.

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MUM Students Go Above And Beyond With Their Goals

After experiencing our Consciousness-Based Education system, MUM alumni are well-prepared for any job they decide to seek – but many want to go above and beyond simply finding employment once they’ve graduated. Our students have a variety of deeper reasons for choosing our university. MUM education department professor Dr. Christopher Jones recorded some of the extraordinary reasons students attend our university:

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MUM College of Business Administration listed as 49th Best Value School in the USA

MUM’s College of Business Administration was named one of the top 50 “Best Value” bachelor’s degree programs in America. The ranking was determined by Best Value Schools, a company that “helps students find schools and degree programs that can provide the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service, the highest return on investment, and the best overall value.”

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MUM Partners with Peace Corps to Offer MA Degree

Students can now earn an MA in sustainable living while also participating in the US Peace Corps, thanks to a new partnership between MUM and the Peace Corps Master’s International program.

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