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Alumna Presents in Puerto Rico, All Expenses Paid

Recent Sustainable Living graduate Claudia Perez gave a presentation in Puerto Rico earlier this month all expenses paid, thanks to her senior thesis project winning a competition sponsored by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE).

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Alumnus Mobile Garden Featured on Disney Channel

For over three years alumnus Justin Cutter has traveled to schools around the country in his 18-foot box truck with a greenhouse in the back, teaching children about growing food and sustainability — a project that was recently featured in a two-minute segment on the Disney Channel. (See video.)

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MIU Earns Recognition As Blue Zones Worksite

As part of a statewide project to create greater health, MIU recently fulfilled the requirements necessary to be designated a Blue Zones Worksite.

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MUM Professor Addresses United Nations Meeting

John Ikerd, a visiting professor in the Sustainable Living Department, gave a presentation last month in Rome at the Global Dialog on Family Farming, which was sponsored by the United Nations.

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Summit Reveals Bright Future for Transcendental Meditation Research

A summit held earlier this month that brought together nearly 40 researchers to survey current research and set directions for future research revealed that the study of the effects of the Transcendental Meditation® technique is being taken to a new level.

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MBA Alumnus Publishes Book on Stress-Free Sustainability

Alumnus Adam Hammes, a 2006 graduate of the MBA in sustainability, has recently published an ebook on Amazon titled Stress-Free Sustainability: Leverage Your Emotions, Avoid Burnout, and Influence Anyone.

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MUM Assisting Efforts to Create Maharishi Effect in Ukraine

Three visitors from Ukraine arrived late last month to seek advice from MIU faculty about structuring scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation technique in Ukraine.

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Hollywood Insider Joins Lynch MA in Film Program

Hollywood insider John Raatz, a business associate and advisor for actor Jim Carrey and a publicist for scores of actors, musicians, and authors over the course of his career, including Madonna, Martin Sheen, Kenny Loggins, and Donovan, has recently joined the David Lynch MA in Film as executive director of the program and as visiting faculty.

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Water-Bottle Filling Station Offers Free Filtered Rain Water

Campus residents looking for pure water can now fill their bottles and jugs at a free bottle-filling station, thanks to donations that came via the alumni network.

Located in the main hallway in the Sustainable Living Center, the station gets its water from the 10,000-gallon cistern that collects rainwater that falls on the roof of the building.

The water goes through five stages of purification before being used as water for the building. In addition, according to departmental administrator Gerrie Stood, many people feel that rainwater is even cleaner because...

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