Volume 7 Issue 20 | October 22, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Dear Staff and Faculty,

Paul Fauerso Returns to Fairfield with his Iconic 60s band—The Loading Zone—at Sondheim Saturday, October 27

Discounted Tickets Available for Faculty & Staff

At the heart of the legendary San Francisco music scene of the late 60's was The Fillmore—that amazing venue where those with "flowers in their hair" convened to hear The Who, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead.  And the house band that shared the stage with them all was The Loading Zone—formed by our own Paul Fauerso. 

Now The Fillmore returns to the heartland when Paul Fauerso brings his iconic 60s band back to Fairfield for a one-night comeback tour this Saturday, October 27 at “Fillmore Central”--the Sondheim. 

See below for more information!
New Staff
Heather Jacques is our new Senior Associate for Career Development in ComPro. She is Corporate Director with over 20 years experience specializing in strategic planning, development, project management, human resources, nonprofits, and marketing.Heather requires intellectual challenges, embraces responsibility, and thrives on accountability.

Her professional passions include measurable business outcomes, ethical and sustainable business practices, inclusion, striving for excellence, and exceeding expectations. Heather has an Associates Degree from York County Community College, a BS in Applied Science, MUM Sustainable Living, an MBA from MUM in Sustainable Business Management and is in the process of completing her PhD also in Sustainable Business Management at MUM.

Robert Stark is a systems administrator in the department of Information Technologies at MUM. His responsibilities will include the Enterprise data architecture relating to MUM information systems. He has t wenty-five years of management and IT consulting experience in Enterprise Architecture, Data Modeling, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence, and has owned and operated his own firms in Business/IT Consulting, Tax and Business Accounting, and managed 4 different Transcendental Meditation Centers teaching TM in Denver, Houston, At lant a and Bethesda, MD.

Prior to becoming a TM teacher, Robert was an IT consultant in such varied organizations as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, American Express and Gallo Wines. Robert holds a BA from Texas A&M University and an MS in IS from the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys pickleball, tennis and wallyball.
Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.
Departmental Assistant - Sustainable Living
Departmental Assistant - MBA Program
IT Technical Trainer - ComPro
Graphic Designer - MAVIM

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

Office Manager for the IdeaLife Campus - the 160-building former Maharishi Vedic Pandit campus, which is being beautifully renovated as a residential conference and symposium annex for MUM, as well as for long-term courses such as IAA. Please send your résumé and any inquiries to Bryan Lee at  blee@tm.org .

Health and Wellness
A Neurologist Explains the Benefits of TM
I'm a neurologist and practice at "Pro Health" in New York, and I'm a clinical associate professor of neurology at New York University school of medicine. I've been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since I was a freshman in college and I noticed from the first meditation, whether I was trying or not trying, just naturally, a calmness, a kind of peace came over my mind and a sense of relief and a real quietness in the physiology as well.

Question: What are the mechanics of Transcendental Meditation?

Answer: Well we know that the mind and body are intimately connected. With Transcendental Meditation we have a mental technique, a very simple, effortless, natural mental technique. We experience a thought on quieter and quieter levels of the mind in a very natural and spontaneous way.

Question: What changes take place on the level of the physiology?

Answer: What's happening, since the mind and body are intimately related, physiologically we have a profound change. The physiology starts to gain a type of rest that is different and, in some ways, much more profound than the kind of rest that it gets during deep sleep or during dreaming. So the body enjoys this unique profound rest while the mind expands and settles down and gains this heightened alertness. This is what scientists would call a wakeful hypo-metabolic state. In other words, a state of restful alertness. You naturally and easily maintain this state of restful alertness during the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Speaker: Gary P. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., Neurologist, associate professor of clinical neurology at Hofstra University School of Medicine


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 .
La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)
This lovely piece of music was created by members of our community.  

"La vie est Belle" is a song that includes 10 languages. The performers are Kurtis Kujawski on guitar and flute, Linda Rainforth on vocals, and Brian Orendain on violin. The vocal melody and lyrics were composed by Linda, guitar and flute riff by Kurtis and violin by Brian. Timeless Culture is the name of their musical group located in Fairfield, Iowa.

Stay tuned for their first album to be released soon. Contact us at Timelessculture123@gmail.com  
Please Remove all Boxes from Hallways and Common Areas
The Housing Department has been conducting inspections of all buildings on a regular basis so we can keep up with any and all repairs and cleaning that needs to be done. 
We have noticed that several buildings have many extra items and boxes in the hallways that are a fire hazard. In speaking with our maintenance crew the fire code states that all items must be 36” away from electrical breaker boxes on all sides-right, left and in front.  

Please remove all boxes from hallways and common areas as this too is a fire hazard. Beginning in November we will go building by building and see if compliance has been achieved. If not those items will be removed and disposed of. We need to get all our buildings cleaned up and up to fire code standards.  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

Mahmood Ali
Housing Department
Upcoming Events and Courses
Sunday, Oct. 28 Nationwide Group Meditation at 5:00 PM
WPA and Meditator Retreat
October 25–28 Thursday–Sunday

Hosted by the 
Mother Divine Program

Maharishi Vedic City
Come enjoy the beautiful warmed up atmosphere 
of the Mother Divine campus after our 
large Assembly last month!!

Apply online:  motherdivine.org/courses
Email information:  courses.mvc@motherdivine.org
Geoffrey Baker 
Benefit Exhibition and Sale
The opening reception will be held Thursday the 1st of November from 7:30pm-9pm at Unity Gallery in the MUM Library.

The show will run from November 1st though November 21st.

Funds raised from all sales of works in this exhibition go toward scholarships supporting MUM students enrolled in our new MA in Studio Art program. 

*Exhibition works are also available for purchase at  www.unitygallery.com  through December 31st.*

The library hours are:
Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 9pm
Sat: 9:30 am to 4pm
Sun: 7:15pm to 9pm

For more information on the show and sales inquiries please contact:  art@mum.edu

Elee Torres, Administrator, Unity Gallery Assistant Director
641-472-7000 ext.5035
Special Offer for Faculty & Staff

Many in Fairfield know Paul for his beautiful tunes of consciousness as one-half of The Natural Tendency. But now Paul reverts to his rocker roots to share his original trendsetting musical origins. Paul will be joined by original Zone virtuoso drummer George Marsh, as well as by the soulful guitarist and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joe Reyes. Paul will also open the evening performing some of the songs he wrote for Maharishi and our community, including “Cosmic Consciousness”, “Wholeness on the Move”, and “Keep It Simple”.  

Tickets available for faculty and staff for only $10 (regularly $20-25). Just show your badge at the Sondheim box office or call 472-2787. 

Discounted tix courtesy of Michael Sternfeld.
Upcoming Maharishi Aroma Therapy Course 
Maharishi Aroma Therapy is a program for creating balance and health through the use of essential oils which contain powerful health-promoting properties. This 18-hour course which starts November 30 is taught by Diane Malaison, a Senior Maharishi Aroma Therapy Consultant and Teacher who has been teaching courses on Maharishi Aroma Therapy internationally since 2011.

This course will be taught in-person in Festival Hall and is limited to 15 students.  The free talk is currently available online , or you can attend in-person on November 30. The course fee is $350 which covers all course materials including samples of many hydrosols and essential oils.

For more information, please visit  http://mum.edu/aromatherapy
CIC #85 at MUM, Dec. 26-Jan. 9  
The application deadline for this course is December 5 (three weeks before the course begins). 
Special Articles
What is Consciousness?
Maharaja – Tony Nader MD, PhD, MARR
Maharaja's newest video entitled,  What is Consciousness? filmed at the first Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World course in Palm Beach, Florida, last spring, and his second Facebook Live event entitled, What is consciousness, Really?

This 50 minute Livestream on Facebook enjoyed a large number of views, with over 550,000 watching the broadcast replay in the days following the broadcast. Maharaja received over 500 questions and comments, hundreds of ‘shares’ and thousands of ‘likes’ for his in depth discussion on the fundamentals of what consciousness really is. Visit the following  LINK  to view and share.
New MUM online program with Consciousness-Based SM curriculum
Did you start college, but life’s demands meant not being able to finish? Or do you know someone who’s always wanted to complete his or her degree? Maharishi University of Management now offers a unique online program combining career advancement with profound personal development. In live webinars with award-winning professors, learn in a global community of students—without relocating.    LEARN MORE  
Humor Corner
TM in the News
No one can accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of having too little on their plate.

Perhaps the Jewish power couple can juggle so much is partially due to their dedication to transcendental meditation. The Daily Beast recently published a  feature story  on the benefits of the technique, which purports to help practitioners control anxiety, increase health — and even end war and help people fly. The First Family members may be two of its most famous adherents.

Transcendental meditation has attracted a number of celebrities, and Trump and Kushner are often listed top among them. They were spotted at the David Lynch Foundation’s gala for transcendental meditation last year, along with stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Kesha. Tom Hanks is also a member of the organization,  according to  Business Insider.

In the photo from left to right:
Elaine Pomfrey, and Ty and Zabrina Brodale, co-directors of Transcend, Palm Beach

Center sees professionals embracing Transcendental Meditation
When  Transcend, Palm Beach  opened in April 2017, many residents were already practicing transcendental meditation. But since then the center has attracted new fans trying to de-stress from their professional and personal lives.

About 150 people have come to the center at Palm Beach Towers at 44 Cocoanut Row over the last year, the directors say, 80 percent are residents who often use transcendental meditation to give them an edge in the business world.

“Palm Beach people are responding,” said Elaine Pomfrey, a co-director and a transcendental meditation teacher. “They know that stress is an important thing and they just want more out of life. It’s natural to want to expand your capabilities.”

A 2012 review published by the American Psychological Association credited transcendental meditation with reducing anxiety and boosting memory.

It has “popped into the mainstream,”  Business Insider reported in 2016 , noting that 2,500 professionals picked up the technique from 2013-2016 and that 55 percent of them worked on Wall Street.