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Art Students Accepted to Top Graduate Schools

Four of our undergraduate art majors were recently accepted into multiple MFA programs with full and partial scholarships.

“These programs are incredibly competitive,” said Gyan Shrosbree, assistant professor of Art. “This year, we had all four of our applying students accepted to several programs each.”

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Alumna Genevra Bell Turns Her Adorable Animal Art into a Business

Genevra Bell, daughter of Maharishi International University faculty members Ken and Juliette Daley, graduated from MIU 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.

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Marina McKay Discusses Her Growth as a Filmmaker: “I Feel Really Good About Who I’ve Become”

Marina McKay sums up her experience as a Media and Communications film major in one word: revealing.

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This Computer Scientist is Changing Women’s Lives in Rural India

It is not so unusual that a 14-year old teenager in Lucknow, India might teach herself to use a computer. But when Promila Bahadur accomplished this in 1991, what she did with this knowledge profoundly changed the lives of many young women in a poor, rural village just 15 kilometers from her home.

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Mohamed Samy: World-Traveled Software Engineer Settles in Fairfield

Mohamed Samy, a computer science student from Egypt, recently starred in a short video, which received over a million views on Facebook. In the video, Mohamed described his experience of being a Muslim student at MUM. He chose to speak in Arabic so that people in the Arabic-speaking world can learn about MUM.

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David Lynch MFA Alum Finalist for Student Academy Awards

On Monday, August 1st, the finalists for the Student Academy Awards were announced. Among them was Maharishi International University’s own Johnny Coffeen.

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Alumni Couple Supports Consciousness-Based Education in Bali

Adam and Natalie Delfiner met at MUM in 2009. Since then, they completed the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Teacher Training Course, got married, and began working as full-time teachers of the TM technique in Perth, Australia, as well as the island of Bali, Indonesia.

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Conner Carey and The Poetry of Community

Conner Carey, a recent graduate of Maharishi International University’s (MIU) English and Creative Writing Program, shares her opinions on college, life, writing, and SEO.

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Lauren Webster: Taking Psychology to the Workplace

Lauren Webster came to MUM from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. Lauren has always been fascinated by human behavior and wanted to use her psychology training in a business environment, so she decided to earn an MBA.

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MUM Grad Cherie Sampson Creates Environmental Performance Art

MIU BFA grad and two-time Fulbright scholar Cherie Sampson’s has her feet firmly planted on the ground on her organic apple orchard midway between Fairfield IA and Columbia, MO – where she is a professor of Fine Art at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Sampson’s recent work, Dissecting the Blossom, was filmed in that orchard and features her performance of Bharatanatyam, Indian Classical Dance, which she has studied since 2009.

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