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Maharishi University of Management celebrates Literature Reunion 2013

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29 August 2013

Fairfield, IA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 — It's been four decades in the making, but this Labor Day weekend, August 30–September 2, Literature majors from Maharishi University of Management in the USA are having their first reunion. If you're not an MUM alum but love reading and writing, you're invited, too. If you can't attend in person, watch online for the livestreamed event

Dr. Rhoda Orme-Johnson is hosting the event, along with the alumni office and the faculty of the MUM Literature Department.

Dr. Orme-Johnson was a founding faculty member at MIU (MUM was formerly known as Maharishi International University) and for years head of the Literature Department. She, along with Dr. Susan Anderson, recently edited The Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Language and Literature, which is the first volume in a series covering Maharishi's lectures.

''This is a milestone event for the alumni office and the literature program,'' says Anna-Maria Petricic Cornell '95, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at MUM. ''For the first time in the history of our university, alumni and former faculty are coming together to celebrate one of our founding departments.

'We come to share how the study of literature has shaped our lives. We come to remember that what had brought us here, to this small town in Iowa, was not just the love of the written word and the analysis of great literary works. We came to MUM to experience the source of literature in our own consciousness and to claim the creativity and freedom that became unleashed as a result. We are proud to welcome our grads home.''

Event Schedule for Saturday, Aug 31, 2013, 11:00am US EDT — Sunday Sep 1, 2013, 10:00pm US EDT

Master classes on Saturday:
10:00 A.M. ''Take that Poem off the Page'' with Dr. Silvine Farnell
11:00 A.M. ''Theatre Directing for Non-Directors'' with Tim Truby
1:00 P.M. ''The Flow of Consciousness'' with Dr. Rhoda Orme-Johnson
2:00 P.M. ''How to Make a Poem Fly'' with Diane Frank

Poetry reading at 7:45 P.M. Sunday: 

Readings by MUM faculty, guests, and alumni poets 

Live music by Rick Stanley

Click here to watch the livestreamed event

Listen to interviews Cheryl Fusco Johnson produced in The Studio with faculty members Diane Frank, Silvine Farnell, and Terry Fairchild in Part 1 and Rhoda Orme Johnson, Nynke Passe, Tim Truby, with Alumni organizers Anna-Maria Cornell and Matthew Kendz in Part 2.

Founded in 1971, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is a unique private institution that offers Consciousness-Based Education, a traditional academic curriculum enhanced with self-development programs like the Transcendental Meditation® technique. Students are encouraged to follow a more sustainable routine of study, socializing, and rest without the typical college burnout. All aspects of campus life nourish the body and mind, including organic vegetarian meals served fresh daily. Located in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, MUM is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. Visitors Weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: +1 641-472-1110] or visit

Contact: Ken Chawkin 

Tel: +1 641-470-1314
Maharishi University of Management

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