Volume 8 Issue 21 | November 11 , 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
New Format for Photos
In this issue we are trying a new method of formatting pictures. If you have noticed difficulty in the past with photos being too close to the text, let us know if this works better for you.
Harassment Isn't Confined to Physical Presence or Working Hours
Sexual harassment looks much different today than in years past, when managers only had to worry about racy pinup calendars and in-person interactions at the office.

But thanks to technology, employees are interacting with each other in ways not possible 15 to 20 years ago — they don't even need to be physically at work. Text messaging, emails accessible on a smartphone, and posting on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat (where posts almost instantly disappear) present numerous workplace challenges — including inappropriate conduct and images that could lead to a sexual harassment claim.

And this before, during and after work-hours conduct may be causing problems in your workplace.

How? Because maybe employees are sharing more private information and making comments online that they might never feel comfortable saying face-to-face. And a worker who goes home at night to find sexually suggestive posts from a co-worker on social media won't feel comfortable coming to work the next day. It's not about where the employee is, but rather who the employee is with — including virtual or digital environments.

Even if the victim didn't tell the perpetrator to stop — because maybe the victim isn't comfortable approaching the harasser — the messages can still be unwelcome, unlawful harassment.

It's also important to note that the equipment an employee uses to make harassing comments during or after work hours doesn't matter. Harassment that occurs on a personal or work-issued cell phone, laptop or tablet that happens during or outside of work hours is still harassment between co-workers and it's not to be tolerated.

Treat after-hours harassment just as you would any other harassment complaint, train your employees to understand that online harassment of a co-worker after hours violates company policy, and continue to build a culture of respect in your workplace.
Open Positions
Please contact hr@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

Department Administrator for Physiology and Health Department
Undergraduate Academic Adviser for MUM Online
Security Officer
Financial Aid Awards Officer
PC/IT Support Technician

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

Maharishi University of Management is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
What Your Elimination Says About Your Health
by vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda on September 13, 2019
Digestion is the body’s main line of defense; it supports immune function, emotional balance, and overall vitality. It can also be the root cause of many health issues. And what is the best way to know the overall state of your digestive tract? Your poop.
We had the opportunity to ask Integrative Neurologist and author of The Prime, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, our many questions about elimination and wellness.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary: What I actually love about this topic is that we are taking part of the taboo out of talking about poop. I suggested the title “What Your Poop Says About You.” I really want people to be more comfortable discussing and thinking about their bowel movements. Because even people that are married will talk about their finances and religion together, but they don’t have any inclination to talk about their partner’s elimination.

Drs. Harung and Travis
Theme: Transcendental Meditation technique and how it leads to greater brain integration
Research on what’s special about the brains of world-class performers
Whether athletes, musicians, executives, or scholars, some people just stand out. And research shows that their brains differ in specific ways from those who are less accomplished.

Dr. Harald Harung from Oslo Metropolitan University talked about the amazing complexity of the human brain and the discovery of Dr. Fred Travis at Maharishi University of Management of a way to use EEG to measure how effectively one’s brain functions. His “Brain Integration Scale” shows that high brain integration is associated with high performance.

OpEdNews: Article submitted by Dr. David Leffler: Cruise Ships for Peace in The Middle East

Dr. David Leffler has posted a new Article titled: Cruise Ships for Peace in The Middle East

To view the new Article, please click here:

Contents of the Article:
Revolutionary idea for ending terrorism and creating world peace, based on advanced techniques of Transcendental Meditation. Advanced TM meditators practicing in groups twice a day create a field which uplifts the collective consciousness of all within proximity. Charter cruise ships, offer free luxury cruises to meditators volunteering their services, station these cruise ships in proximity to trouble spots around the world.
Upcoming Events and Courses
In Ayurveda, digestion is one of the fundamental pillars of health and wellness. And there’s a good reason for this. Digestion is not only the food we eat, but it’s every experience we have. From the Ayurvedic perspective, we “digest” our daily experiences with all five senses, and they become part of who we are. Our experiences affect our digestion, and our digestion affects our ability to perceive and react to our environment. It is a reciprocal relationship. Have you ever heard the term “gut reaction?” The “gut reaction” is a reality in Ayurveda and an important part of our lives.
Join Dr. Keith Wallace, author of Gut Crisis and Rest & Repair Diet, as he goes beyond the basics of digestion: from an Ayurvedic perspective, how do we process experiences, and what impact does it have on us?

Wednesday, November 13, 3:00 - 3:30 P.M. CDT
or register and receive the replay link
Lost Worlds, Forgotten Words

Ananda Kesler
at Art 52 Gallery  
Show runs Nov 1st- 27th
52 E. Briggs Ave.
Gallery hours are Tues- Friday 1pm-4pm 
Also in November on Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
Join us for our Fifth Live Webinar!
Saturday, November 16th at 11:30 AM

This webinar will feature Dr.Eike Hartmann, worldwide director for Maharishi Vastu Architecture. The webinar will begin with a recently taped interview which demonstrates the depth of Dr. Hartmann’s unique grasp of Vastu as well as his close proximity to Maharishi as he restored the knowledge of vastu to its complete effectiveness.

At the end of the taped interview, Dr. Hartmann will be connected live from his headquarters in Europe to answer your questions. We think you will be delighted with this rare opportunity to hear his perspective and insights. In case you are not familiar with Dr. Hartmann,  here is a very short excerpt from this interview .

Also during the webinar, Jon Lipman will take a few minutes to present a newly published study on Maharishi Vastu and workplace creativity.

We look forward to everyone joining us Saturday, November 16, at 11:30 am Central US Time!  Please register at this link for this webinar .
Fall Semester TM Retreats and WPA's

You are warmly invited to enjoy some deep, revitalizing rest and profound knowledge on these two night, in-residence retreats. Breakfast will be served on-site so you can enjoy your mornings of rest, relaxation and meditation.
Thanksgiving Campus TM Retreat & WPA
Thurs, Nov 28 8pm-Sat, Nov 30 noon 
Visitors Center, building 153

Special Articles

“Everything in family behavior is a training and a positive step towards universal awareness,” says Maharishi in this enlightening talk.
The Most Progressive City in America (is it a cult?)

In the middle of Iowa is what many consider to be the most progressive city in America. Maharishi Vedic City generates enough energy to power neighboring communities, has a ban on non-organic food, and has a community of people that meditate two times a day in America’s largest meditation dome. Maharishi Vedic City was built out of love, environmental efficiency, and the influence of one the world’s most famous gurus, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

“Silence the Violence” Concert Highlights + Women of Vision Awards, Dec. 3
The latest news from the David Lynch Foundation

Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Mavis Staples, Jeremy Elliot, and the Celebration Gospel Choir rocked The Anthem in Washington, D.C., on October 11th. The David Lynch Foundation “Silence the Violence” concert played to a packed house to raise funds to teach the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique for free to 10,000 vulnerable youth and their families in Wards 7 and 8.

DLF is partnering with area businesses, community centers, veterans service organizations, schools, church groups, substance abuse recovery centers, and correctional institutions to accomplish this goal.

“I’m really here because Transcendental Meditation is, I would say, the number one tool that has changed my life. It’s brought me so much balance and so much peace and stillness.” —Katy Perry

Humor Corner

I would have given him 100%! Each answer is grammatically correct. The teacher had no sense of humor!

Q1.. In which battle did Napoleon die? 
*His last battle

Q2.. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? 
*At the bottom of the page

Q3.. River Ravi flows in which state? 

Q4.. What is the main reason for divorce? 

Q5.. What is the main reason for failure? 

Q6.. What can you never eat for breakfast? 
*Lunch & dinner

Q7.. What looks like half an apple? 
*The other half

Q8.. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea, what will it become? 

Q9.. How can a man go eight days without sleeping? 
*No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand? 
*You will never find an elephant that has one hand. 

 Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have? 
*Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
*No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.           
TM in the News
Architecture and Creativity: Examining the Impact of Maharishi Vastu on Workplace Creativity
This paper reports on the effect of architectural design of a workplace on the creativity of its users. A technical services company relocated from a conventional office building to one designed according to Maharishi Vastu (MVA), a natural system of architecture based on alignment with the energy fields of the sun and the earth. The company’s employees were tested for creativity using Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT), before and after the move to the MVA building.

Data showed significant improvement in the originality and depth of creative output. These results suggest that organizations can develop more original ideas and differentiate themselves for greater success, through choosing the right architecture for the workplace.