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MUM Hosts First Annual Job Fair


Maharishi International University (MIU) hosted its first annual job fair last Wednesday, June 1st. Fourteen local companies sent representatives to participate. The lobby of the university’s student center was abuzz with activity from students, community members, alumni, and business owners. Students enjoyed connecting and exploring job, volunteer and internship opportunities with the Fairfield businesses.

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DLMFA Scholarship Winner “Milkmaid” Continues Film Award Wins

At the David Lynch MFA in Film Program, we know that film-making can take you on all kinds of amazing journeys. One such journey brought filmmaker Agnes Baginska to Fairfield, Iowa.

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Hilary Nelson, MUM Art Grad, Discusses MFA Progress

2013 MIU BFA graduate Hilary Nelson’s steady progress towards a career in art has been both thoughtful and reality based. “You can progress on your own,” she tells me, “but a BFA program can speed that up. It can be a huge push.”

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Teaching Living Soils Course is a Dream Come True for Alumna Molly Haviland

Molly Haviland, an MIU Sustainable Living alumna, will be teaching the upcoming Living Soils course this June. Joining her in the class will be David Fisher, PhD and SL Department Head, Loida Vasquez, an MIU alumna and graduate of the Dr. Elaine Ingham method course and Ben Ice, Owner of Ice’s Soil Regeneration in Otsego, MN.

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David Lynch MFA Wins Big at Iowa Motion Picture Awards

The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi International University was a big winner at the Iowa Motion Pictures Association (IMPA) awards in Pella, Iowa on April 16th.

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Alumni Receive Cambodia’s Highest Civilian Honor

PhD graduates Lee Fergusson and Anna Bonshek were recently awarded Cambodia’s highest civilian honor by royal decree of the King of Cambodia in the King’s 2016 honors list, based on the recommendation of the president of the National Assembly of Cambodia.

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Kenzie Wacknov: Abstract Art and Teaching Creativity

Current MIU student and 2015 BFA graduate Kenzie Wacknov knew from an early age that she was an artist. “Both of my parents are artists and encouraged me,” she says. Kenzie also credits two early mentors, ICON Gallery owner Bill Teeple and MSAE art instructor Greg Thatcher, for giving her “techniques and the space to be free and independent.”

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Nahshon Yisrael: A Creative Entrepreneur

Nahshon Yisrael grew up in the South Side of Chicago. He and his twin sister Naamee heard about MIU from a cousin, and the siblings came to a Visitors Weekend in 2012. Naamee wanted to enroll at MIU, and Nahshon, who is very close to his sister, followed.

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Elee Torres Talks “Tasty Buns,” Avant-Garde Fashion, and More

I’m unsure where to begin my interview with MIU 2013 BFA graduate Elee Torres. Do we start with his Tasty Buns Patisserie, his avant-garde runway fashions from EcoJam 2015, or “Caravan,” his final BFA Final Show using cloth, paint, thread, wood, and re-purposed objects?

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David Lynch Masters in Film Screening Series — Kickoff Weekend

The David Lynch Masters in Film Program (DLMFA) is pleased to announce the Outer Dimensions Film Series – a new bi-weekly film salon that will showcase indie/alternative features, shorts, and trailers from the DLMFA family as well as a wide range of other film artists. The bi-weekly salons are for all cinema lovers in the community who want to get together twice a month to watch and discuss movies. Films from DLMFA guest speakers and contributors such as producer Bill Borden (Mission Impossible III, High School...

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