Volume 7 Issue 24 | December 17, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Staff Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 18th
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Argiro Student Lounge

Come and enjoy this annual after - lunch dessert holiday social in the Student Lounge/Student Cafe. President John Hagelin will be coming to the party and speaking to the staff at 2:00 PM.

As has been our tradition, we will be having door prizes, raffle prizes, scrumptious food and a chance to socialize with friends.
New Staff
Sudevi Mossé started working as MUM's social media manager this month, curating content for MUM's official  Facebook Instagram LinkedIn , and  Twitter  pages. Sudevi was born and raised in Fairfield, Iowa, and graduated from MUM in 2012 with a BA in Media and Communications. She's had her own business since 2013,  Promotional Art Videos , where she creates entertaining promotional media and videos for her clients.

Sudevi will be on the lookout for eye-catching content to post, so if you come across any department news tidbits, exciting campus activities, or other MUM-related happenings, you may contact her at  smosse@mum.edu . She will be looking for content that appeals to the target audience of prospective students, as well as anyone else within the followers of MUM's online platforms. She is looking forward to promoting her favorite university!

Cory Trump joins the ComPro team, working with accounts receivables including Health Insurance, Student Accounts, and Data Management.  She will be utilizing her data entry and accounting skills, along with her academic knowledge in office and clerical work. Cory considers herself to be dedicated, competent, organized, and detailed-oriented, a quick learner, a team player with good communication skills, and willing to go beyond what is expected to achieve company goals. She was the founder, owner and operator of her own business and also worked for Chappell Studio assisting in their accounting, customer service and shipping departments

Cory has a BA in Accounting from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa which she was able to earn by taking online classes at home as a single mom. She is very devoted to her two amazing children, daughter Tayla who is 5 and son Jordan who is 12 and all are very excited for Christmas. She is also excited about this opportunity to work at MUM and finds the atmosphere in the career center to be friendly and comfortable.
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
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
5 Ways to Up Your Bliss and Skip the Stress during the Holidays

Lifestyle tips to make the season merry, bright, and light! BY NANCY LONSDORF, M.D.

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holidays are well underway! Does that thought provoke tummy tension or fill you with childlike excitement? Judging by the plethora of “Holiday Blues” discussions, many of us can find this time of year stressful, as much as we enjoy it too.

Since you know I’m an Ayurvedic and Western physician, you won’t be surprised when I point out that all the holiday shopping, family visits, and travel can “aggravate Vata,”  which means they put our nerves and hormones into overdrive .

Sound familiar? Feeling overwhelmed, frazzled, and stressed out can send our neuroendocrine system into high gear. This can disturb our sleep, mood, immunity—and, yes, happiness itself.

The good news is that while holiday stress may have no clear antidote, a Vata imbalance is easy to correct. Let’s hit the high points here. I know you want to get back to enjoying the season!

Give the gift of good health to everyone on your list. Lots of great Ayurvedic goodies to choose from, including soaps, teas, aromatherapy, massage oil, and more. 

Upcoming Events and Courses
Advanced Technique - Night technique, this Tuesday and Wednesday, 12/18 and 12/19
If you are interested in applying for the upcoming Night Technique, please contact the Human Resource office no later than noon on Monday, 12/17 if you would like to receive the scholarship rate. Scholarship rates are:

New Advanced Technique course fees for:

  • Full time Governors, teachers, faculty and staff - one free technique/year

  • Part time Governors, teachers, faculty and staff (15-30 hours/week) - $380/year

  • Part time Governors, teachers, faculty and staff (10 to 15 hours/week) - $480/year

This applies to MFUSA, MUM and Maharishi School.

Accelerate Your Growth with Night Technique
of the TM Program
Tues. 12/18 to Wed.12/19

Orientation:  This is an opportunity to learn more about the program, and also apply and pay for the course.
Tues. 18th @ 4pm Application meeting only at the Men's Peace Palace
  Instruction  Tues.12/18th @ 7:15PM
Checking  on Wed.12/19th @ 7:30PM
Unplug & Recharge at Holiday WPA

No errands. No office.
No cooking. No chores.
No need for phones or Internet.
Just time to refresh & rejuvenate
in a quiet haven
Enjoy our special new guest speakers!
Dr. Prudence Bruns & Dr. Fred Travis
Prudence Bruns, Ph.D.  Before her 1968 TM ® Teacher Training Course in India with the Beatles, Prudence was a yoga instructor. Maharishi helped her refine her own practice and teaching of the  asanas . Last summer, she also became a certified Maharishi Yoga SM  Asana teacher. She is excited to help improve our yoga practice and looks forward to sharing precious stories about her time with Maharishi.
Fred Travis, Ph.D.,  is the only published researcher of the neurophysiology of transcending and has looked into the similarities and differences among the various approaches to meditation. A Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science SM , Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management (MUM), he is always one of our most cherished and interesting speakers!

Questions? Call: 641-451-5108
Apply online:  motherdivine.org/courses
Email information: courses.mvc@motherdivine
2019 Schedule of Global and Nationwide Group Meditations
  • Sun., Jan. 13: Global Group Meditation
  • Sun., Feb. 24: Nationwide Group Meditation
  • Sun., Mar. 24: Global Group Meditation & Spring Celebration
  • Sun., Apr. 28: Nationwide Group Meditation
  • Sun., May 19: Global Group Meditation
  • Sun., Jun. 23: Nationwide Group Meditation & Summer Celebration
  • Sun., Sep. 22: Global Group Meditation & Fall Celebration
  • Sun., Oct. 27: Nationwide Group Meditation
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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
10 Habits of Highly Sustainable People
Green Americans are an active bunch. Over the years, you’ve told our staff all about the many actions you take in your daily lives, at work, and in your communities for a greener, fairer world. So many of you want to help others find their way to greener living too. In order to help you do that, we've put together this list of ten of the most high-impact actions for social justice and environmental sustainability. While these categories don’t encompass all of the things you can do to help create a better future, they are steps that will add up to a lot of change—especially when Green Americans across the country take action together. 

November TM Together Weekend — A Global Heart-to-Heart

On 3 November 2018, hundreds of young Meditators from around the world gathered in their local centers for a TM retreat and global call. Local course leaders in 31 locations connected via ZOOM to this biannual TM Together event.

Amellia Hesse, Director of ELI, welcomed Dr. José Luis Alvarez, the Raja (Chief Administrator) of Latin America who delighted the audience with a video of his incredibly successful TM projects.

Humor Corner
MUM's New MEG'Array in the News
News of MUM's MEG'Array Solar Power Plant launch
Friday, December 14 was a Great Day for MUM, Ideal Energy, the City of Fairfield, and the state of Iowa! Thanks to Ken Chawkin here are some reports on that day's launch of MUM's MEG'Array Solar Power Plant. Matt Kelley of Radio Iowa interviewed Dr. Hagelin that morning and it aired at 1pm to over 70 Iowa radio stations. Matt Milner, editor of the Ottumwa Courier , had also interviewed Dr. Hagelin, then attended the event and published his article later that day. Both KYOU TV and KTVO TV attended the day's activities, and interviewed our representatives along with Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy and Congressman Dave Loebsack . Even Chuck Offenberger , former Des Moines Register columnist, tweeted our success!
MEG'Array lights up MUM campus
By Matt Milner  Dec 14, 2018 
FAIRFIELD — One of the most advanced solar power arrays in the world is now active in Fairfield.

The “MEG’Array Solar Power Plant” will provide about a third of all the electricity needed for the Maharishi University of Management’s campus. It could be more as technology and expansion takes place in years to come.

Dr. John Hagelin, MUM’s president, said the solar array moves the school considerably closer to a commitment it made two years ago to have it achieve carbon-neutral status within 10 years. He couldn’t resist a joke about how fast the technology is changing.

Maharishi University now features state’s largest solar array By MATT KELLEY DECEMBER 14, 2018  
MEGArray Solar Power Plant.

A small southeast Iowa college now boasts the largest solar array in Iowa, which is also billed as being the most technologically advanced solar power plant in the world.

John Hagelin, president of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, says the five-acre, 1.1 megawatt array is run by an “artificial intelligence learning computer” and it’s like none other — anywhere. “Every single solar panel tilts independently of each other and it’s constantly adjusting to take into account clouds, sunlight reflected from the snow,” Hagelin says, “and if the panels get snow on them, the panels will dump the snow on the ground.”

Maharishi University goes green, installs solar energy panels by Alonso Reyna December 14th 2018
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Conservation and renewable energy. Fairfield’s Maharishi University inaugurated their solar panel project on Friday afternoon.

“We’re launching, just now the most advanced solar array on earth. The very sophisticated powerplant. It’s going to supply 40 percent of the electricity for the whole university,” said John Hagelin, President of Maharishi University.
The project will save the school about a quarter of a million dollars each year. The solar panels have smart technology and follow the sun throughout the day. It also has other special functions.
“It’s got an artificial intelligence learning computer that runs the positioning of all those thousands of solar panels to dodge clouds and to catch light reflected from the snow and to dump snow off the panels,” Hagelin explained.
The Maharishi university is one of the first universities to develop a renewal energy project of this magnitude.

Maharishi University of Management has undertaken Iowa’s first large-scale solar & storage project with two objectives:

 Achieve the University’s renewable energy share goals
 Significantly lower the University’s overall electricity costs, via both energy usage reductions and peak demand shaving
The new solar & storage power plant brings the University’s renewable energy share to around 43%. By combining active tracking technology with battery energy storage MUM will cut its utility costs by a projected 30%.