Volume 7 Issue 19 | October 8, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Dear Staff and Faculty,

Anyone who is hosting guests or events on campus that increases people eating in Annapurna or at Maharishi School (beyond 4 people) please notify Food Service 7 days in advance. E-mail Aladdin Food Service Director Suresh Miller at the address below.

Thank you,
Food Service

New Staff
Patrice Caux is a systems administrator in the department of Information Technologies at MUM. His responsibilities will include mainly the troubleshooting, maintenance, and installation of technologies relating to the MUM network. Before coming to MUM, Patrice taught in the networking administration and tech support program at Northeastern Iowa Community College. Patrice holds an Ed.D from the University of Houston in bilingual education with a minor in educational technology. In his spare time, he enjoys baking bread and other specialty items from his country of birth.
Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.
Operations Assistant - ComPro
Technical Trainer - Compro
Golden Dome Market - Cashier and Cafe Server

For job descriptions and application information on any of these positions click here .

Health and Wellness
Thank you for walking with us, Iowa!
Thank you to the thousands of Iowans from across the state who participated in the Healthiest State Annual Walk on Wednesday! We had more than 800 walks registered at workplaces, schools, organizations and communities in all 99 counties!

Special thanks and appreciation to Deb Dewitz for all of her dedicated hard work and organizing power needed to make this event happen.

Time your sleep, meals, and exercise with nature for maximum health and happiness. Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, expert in Maharishi AyurVeda ® , offers simple, easy-to-follow lifestyle tips from the world’s oldest system of natural healthcare.

Begins Tuesday: 9 Days of Mother Divine celebration in Women's Dome

The Nine Days of Mother Divine will be celebrated at the Women's Dome 1:30 to 4:30 pm from Tuesday, October 9th, to Thursday, October 19th.

DVDs containing traditional Navaratri (Nine Days of Mother Divine) recitations will be played. The recitation is low and slow and is accompanied by animated images.

All women with a valid program badge are invited to come at any time between 1:30 and 4:30.

This event is offered courtesy of the Global Mother Divine Organization.

If you have any questions, you may call Mary Cathryn Olsen at  641-469-5659 .

Recreation Center Survey

Please complete the survey at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/gt84F72msW20dqnA3

Ayurvedic Consultations October 30 to Nov 2

An economical consultation with Master of Science students in Maharishi AyurVeda (MAV) and Integrative Medicine, supervised by a physician and a vaidya will be available from October 30 to November 2nd. In this special consultation, several MS students—along with the MAV faculty—will analyze your pulse. Many report that the consultation is blissful, nourishing, and illuminating. Two students will then conduct an interview with you, and confidentially present your case to the MAV faculty, who will review and finalize your health recommendations. You return at the end of the day to receive and discuss those recommendations. The cost is only $75.

These very special and unique health consultations are only available in our Fairfield facility. To book your appointment, please call 641‑472‑7000, ext. 3406, or email  appointments@mum.edu .
Upcoming Events and Courses
US Cellular Partner Discount Program on October 11th in Argiro
On October 11th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM representatives from US Cellular will be available in the lobby of Argiro Hall to launch their partner discount program.

We have a very strong relationship with US Cellular with 65 University owned phones. We have built this relationship over the years on the basis of very personal and excellent service, pricing, and the best overall reception in the Fairfield area. They do cover directly most of the Midwest and allow national roaming outside this territory at no extra cost.

There will be several representatives to answer your questions. They are offering a 15% discount on service, awesome specials on phones (either financed or prepaid), plus special coupons for discounts on accessories.

This offer applies to all Staff, Faculty, and Students and their immediate families. Please bring your MUM ID and a photo ID with you.

If you need service sooner you can go to the US Cellular Store on the square that is next to the India Cafe with the above credentials. Please be sure to mention the partner discount program for MUM.

At the heart of this program is that all pre-sales and post-sales support would be handled directly with US Cellular, as the Telecommunications Department is not staffed to handle this.

We hope this adds an additional benefit for our beloved Faculty, Staff, and students. (to be announced soon)

P.S: We also have a business relationship with Verizon but their program for our people hasn't been solidified yet.


Michael A Goodleman
Director of Telecommunications
Nine Days of Mother Divine and Victory Day

The next 11-day Maharishi National Yagya SM performance for the U.S. will begin on the evening of October 9, and coincide with Navaratri, the Nine Days of Mother Divine. The Yagya will culminate on Vijaya Dashami, Victory Day.

Mother Divine represents the unbounded creativity and supreme nourishing quality of Nature—the fundamental aspects of Nature that bring support and success to every endeavor and every field of life. Victory Day is the culmination of the Nine Days and signifies the ultimate triumph of good in the world.

Our Maharishi Jyotish SM  Pandits emphasize that this is the most powerful period in the Vedic calendar to sponsor Yagyas—when the Laws of Nature are liveliest for fulfillment of desires in all areas: success and prosperity, health and longevity, knowledge and enlightenment.

Victory Day, October 19, is an exceptionally auspicious day to launch new endeavors and make resolutions for success—particularly when supported by participation in a Yagya.

The Sankalpa (intention) of the Yagya will be:

Increasing harmony, positivity, and spiritual awakening for the United States and its people

Navaratri 2018 Celebration on the Pandit Campus Oct. 11-18

MORNING PUJA 10:15 am – 1:15 pm
Thursday, October 11-Thursday, October 18
8:30 – 9:30 PM
Thursday, October 18 
The celebration will be held in the regular Rudra Abhishek hall,
not the big metal building in the S.E. corner.
Special Offer for Faculty & Staff

Deep discounts for the DHOAD GYPSIES OF RAJASTHAN

Performance at the Sondheim--Saturday October 16, 7:30 pm

The DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan are known as the “Cultural Ambassadors of Rajasthan”, with over 1100 concerts in 95 countries over the last 16 years. Their productions pay homage to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan: the land of kings and queens, sumptuous palaces, and vibrant colorful spectacular celebrations of life exploring the inspiring musical heritage that has been passed down over generations.

One reviewer described them as, “Dressed in stunning national costumes, this sparkling bazaar of troubadours, dancers and fakirs hypnotize the audience and wrap them in silken tapestries of imaginary wonder. Fusions of Sufi, Hindu and even Bollywood styles came to a climax with the mesmeric, swirling dances so enchanting, it was though a magic carpet had been flown in from an Arabian nights... A magical night and a miracle of rare device.”

Tickets available for faculty and staff for only $10 (regularly $30-49). Just show your badge at the Sondheim box office or call 472.2787. For more info, click  here
  BIKE FEST 2018
Rescheduled for October 16th!
Thanks to all the rain we have changed the date of  BIKE FEST 2018 to October 16th.  As you know, Bike Fest is one of our biggest fundraisers and thanks to the rain, it will be a bit later this year! 
A gigantic thank you to everyone who has donated. But we still need your help! You can still be part of the fun by pledging your support for your child or any Maharishi School student, or simply making a donation directly to Maharishi School today.
It is so easy! Simply go to  www.maharishischooliowa.org/donate . Fill in your pledge amount and the student you want to support - enter the name or names in the "Inspired By" field of the donation form.
Don't know any current Maharishi School students? No problem. Just enter MAHARISHI SCHOOL STUDENT in the "Inspired By" field and we will connect you with a student still looking for sponsors. We are all so grateful for your support!
Special Articles

Enjoy this recent video, with over 500,000 views, from the head of the worldwide TM ®  organizations, Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., and expand the way you see yourself and the world.

Celebrating Peace Palaces around the World
See all the Peace Palaces around the World 

INTERACTIVE map of Maharishi Peace Palaces worldwide.

Find it here :

Dr. Fred Travis at GIBS Mind-Brain Development for Excellence and TM Develops Brain Coherence
On May 7, 2018, Dr Travis gave two presentations at the Gordon Institute of Business Science at Pretoria University in Johannesburg, South Africa: Achieving Career Excellence through Mind/Brain Development. This forum explores the essential role that mind/brain development plays in enhanced performance. The GIBS Business School published two videos of his talks on their YouTube channel May 14, 2018: Dr Fred Travis - Mind-Brain Development for Excellence and Dr Fred Travis - Meditation Develops Brain Coherence. 

Click on the images to view the short talks.
Be #CyberAware this month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month  — and it’s a great reminder to review and improve your online habits. Because whether you’re at home, work, or on the go, staying safe online is becoming increasingly harder. So, to help you get started, we’ve compiled a few tips:  

Generate random passwords  
Unique, randomly generated passwords are the strongest passwords.

Give email extra attention  
Email is the gateway to your digital life. Change your password often, be wary of unknown senders, and don’t open unexpected attachments.  

Safeguard your credit  
Generate and frequently change passwords for all financial accounts.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
Health Check / The no fluff case for transcendental meditation
By Sophie Vaughan   September 19, 2018

Over the years I’ve been called to meditation at times when I was fraught with internal chaos and felt meditation held something that could bring me some peace.

I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never answered the call, but last Sunday I came one step closer and attended the free introductory talk at the Norwalk office of the Transcendental Meditation Program, a global nonprofit, known commonly as TM, with 180 centers in the U.S. In a large nondescript building, the Norwalk TM center could be confused for a doctor’s office with its bare walls and waiting room chairs. Five middle-aged people, one who brought her son, made up the class attendees. None of them were overtly hippy-dippy and nearly everyone said they wanted to their reduce anxiety and have a better quality of life. All of us were referred to TM by someone who practiced it. I myself chose TM over other meditation techniques because my sister’s friend Antonia swears by it.

High blood pressure: Doing THIS easy activity cuts hypertension risk without medication

HIGH blood pressure symptoms include fatigue and nausea. This is how to reduce hypertension risk without medication.

By  Laura Mitchell  September 11, 2018
A study led by Dr. Robert Schneider, director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA, found Transcendental Meditation reduces high blood pressure.

According to researchers stress can contribute to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Meditation has been proven to drastically reduce stress levels and therefore bring down blood pressure.

Transcendental Meditation involves sitting comfortably and closing the eyes for 20 minutes, twice a day, to achieve a quality of rest in the mind and body.