Volume 7 Issue 18 | September 24, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Dear Staff and Faculty,

Recently President Hagelin sent out an e-mail announcing some new consultation opportunities at the Wellness Clinic.

We have become aware of confusion amongst faculty and staff re: which consults they still get for free. Based on the last email sent out about appointments, some thought that ALL consultations were now paid consultations for faculty and staff and cost $75. Please let us clarify.

  • Faculty, Staff, and Students still receive 2 free Ayurvedic consultations per year with Dr. Dinesh and the undergraduate students &/or Dr. Davis for general practice or osteopathic concerns.
  • After the 2 free appointments with Dr. Dinesh and undergraduate students or Dr. Davis, additional appointments would be $50.
  • The integrative special appointments with a Vaidya and a licensed physician are $250 for everyone and follow up appointments are $150.
  • Appointments with Dr. Manohar alone are $200 with follow up appointments at $150.  
  • The economical consults with Master students supervised by a Vaidya and physician which occur during one week /month are $75.

Your Wellness Clinic
New Staff
Amy Jo Anderson joins our Management Department as Coordinator of International Programs focusing primarily on our joint venture program at Maharishi Institute of Management in South Africa. Her past experience and background as a lawyer will facilitate new and exciting developments for this very successful program. Her BA is from Grinnell College with her law degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Amy has served as an Attorney At Law to private companies specializing in estate planning, bankruptcy and family law as well as an Associate Director-Legal for Cambridge Investment Research where she negotiated, drafted and managed corporate contracts in many areas including Human Resources, vendor, licensing and indemnification agreements, evaluated risk management, protected the corporation’s intellectual property, maintained compliance, conducted research, and improved process management. During this time she also assisted the Maharishi School Development Office with fundraising, major giving campaigns and administration, and coordinated publications. Additional legal work includes estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and public relations for a California law firm, and was the team lead for a major Boeing claim. Amy also served as a legal assistant and administrative, personnel and finance clerk for the US Army, Pentagon for many years.
Aditi Marie Gentsch recently joined the Physiology and Health Department as Program Administrator for the M.S. in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Aditi graduated cum laude from MUM with a B.A. in Consciousness-Based Leadership for Business and Media, and a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing. She is an entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience operating her organic skin care company, Aditi Botanicals. 

Aditi came to MUM after 8 years at David Lynch Foundation on the media team helping to create videos showcasing how TM has positively impacted the lives of veterans, refugees, and inner-city school children. She is passionate about sharing TM with veterans and those who are coping with PTSD or trauma. She is a pilot and was recruited by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to fly search and rescue patrols in Southern California after flight school. Inspired by the courses she took in creative writing, she is currently writing a collection of stories from her piloting days. She enjoys tending to her garden of medicinal plants, creating new herbal aromatherapy formulas, and photographing nature (some of her photos are currently on display in Annapurna Dining Hall, east wall). Aditi is excited to continue her education at MUM in Maharishi Ayurveda along with mentoring in creative entrepreneurship with professor Cliff Rose and Maharishi Ayurveda Aromatherapy with professor Diane Malaison.
Logan Harty joins our Accounting Department where he will be responsible primarily for Accounts Receivable. He graduated from the undergraduate accounting track at MUM and is avidly preparing himself to become a licensed professional and a certified management accountant. Prior to his education at MUM Logan served in the United States Marine Corp and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 in support of operation enduring freedom receiving two meritorious promotions and certificate of commendation.

Logan has diverse hands-on experience in accounting including payroll, general ledger and auditing as well as experience in marketing, project management and administration.
Mary Murphy has been a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation for over 42 years. She has taught thousands of people in the US as well as on special teaching projects in India, the Philippines, and Estonia.

She has worked full time for the TM organization since 1979 in various capacities. She helped with the architectural drawings during the construction of the Golden Dome, served on the National Council of Governors in Washington, DC, and along with her husband, Jeff, was Co-Director of the Northern Virginia TM Center and the Maharishi Peace Palace in Lexington, KY.

Mary has studied and practiced Maharishi Ayurveda for decades. She took the first MUM online Masters program in Maharishi Ayurveda and has come to love its principles and application in her own life and in what she can offer to others. She has joined the MUM staff as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Physiology & Health for the online Masters program in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine for the second and third year students.
Margarita L. (Lucy) Ruiz is the newest member of the MUM Human Resources team. She was born in Peru and immigrated to the United States while attending High School.  She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from American University and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from the University of Miami.  Lucy has worked as a Human Resources professional for over 25 years in various corporations, including AT&T and Lucent Technologies.  She embarked on a second career in higher education administration, where she worked as a project coordinator, managing various projects for the Office of the Provost at American University. Additionally, she received a master’s degree in TESOL in December 2013 also from the same university. 

Lucy is an avid practitioner of TM and the Sidhis program. She has worked in administration for the Bethesda TM Center, and the Latin America Office of the Raja for the last couple of years. Lucy is fluent in Spanish and thoroughly enjoys working with diverse people. 
Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

Graphic Designer - Maharishi Ayurveda
Departmental Assistant
IT Systems Administrator - ComPro
IT Career Coach - ComPro
Golden Dome Market - Cashier and Cafe Server

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

Health and Wellness
Wednesday, October 3
12:00 Noon

Meet in front of the Argiro Student Center

Let's do it again, Iowa!   Our 2018 goal is to have Iowans in all 99 counties take part in 30 minutes of walking on October 3. This will be our fourth consecutive year in the Healthiest State Annual Walk’s history of having registered walks in every county of Iowa! 

Walking is one of the most accessible and affordable ways to stay healthy. All you need is a pair of shoes! It’s also a great way to connect with friends and family. Walking together gives us on opportunity to catch up and refresh our minds — and the physical benefits add up, too!

Don't wait until October 3 to walk! Invite a friend or co-worker for an after-lunch walk, take care of weekend errands with your family on foot, or invite your neighbor to start a casual walking group. Along the way you’ll build strong bonds and memories. 

Updating Faculty and Staff Directory

Please send any changes to dof@mum.edu for faculty changes or humanresources@mum.edu for staff changes.

Meeting With Mother Divine

The Raj Rajeshwaris will be meeting with the ladies of the MUM and Fairfield community to give an update on all of Mother Divine's activities that are available to them.
October 6, 2018
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Dalby Hall
Upcoming Events and Courses
Next Global Group Meditation
Sunday, September 30th at 5:00 PM
2018 Faculty Art Exhibition
September 25th to October 27th
Opening Reception on September 25th
7:30 to 9:30 PM
Unity Gallery

Exhibitions by:
Gillian Brown
Dale Divoky
Sean Downey
Gyan Shrosbree
James Shrosbree

It's that time again at Maharishi School -  BIKE FEST 2018 is here . And you can be part of the fun by pledging your support for a Maharishi School student. We appreciate your support of this year's Bike Fest!

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.
  Special Upcoming Women’s Courses in Maharishi Vedic City
Continental Assembly
There have been a few cancellations, so there are still a few rooms left

Sept 28- Oct 1 (three days)
or Sept 28- October 5 (one week)
WPA and Meditator Retreat

If you would still like to attend, please apply right away: 

One-Month Course with the Mother Divine Program 
in Maharishi Vedic City 
including Navaratri (9 days of Mother Divine) and Dipavali

October 8-November 8
For Women Sidhas and Governors
Taste of Blissful Life
for single women Governors and Sidhas
Heaven on Earth Assembly
for married women Governors and Sidhas

Apply right away to:
Special Articles
 Inspiring News from India New Video

  • Maharishi Vedic Pandits
  • Maharishi Schools, Institutes, Colleges and Universities
  • New Programs for Expansion in India
The David Lynch Foundation SM  (DLF) has taught the TM technique to one million at-risk individuals worldwide. Charity Navigator, a leading evaluator of nonprofits, awarded DLF its highest possible rating, for financial health, program growth, accountability, and transparency.

Humor Corner
TM in the News
How Transcendental Meditation Gives Me Mental Clarity Like Nothing Else TARA GARDNER AUGUST 27, 2018

Anything that could open up my brain to the levels of Lynch-imagination was worth investigating. Oh, and add that Katie Perry, Lena Dunham, Kate Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow (okay, not that surprising), and Oprah all reportedly practice it, my pack-mentality told me there’s got to be something to this. Also, having long been a Seinfeld fan, the fact that the uber cynical Jerry Seinfeld was also a major advocate of the practice, gave me the green light. “You know how your phone has a charger?” he said during an appearance on Good Morning America. “TM is like having a charger for your mind and body.” I was sold.

Ayush minister Shripad Yesso Naik to visit Netherlands on Sep 1

During his stay in the Netherlands, the Ayush minister will pay respects to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of transcendental meditation at the Maharishi Peace Palace located in the campus of Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in the Limburg province of the Netherlands.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi lived in the Peace Palace from 1990 until his samadhi in 2008.
The minister will be briefed about the Ayruveda, transcendental meditation and other educational and healthcare programs of MERU.