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October 2015 Naropa News for Alumni
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Opportunity to Join Naropa Trip to Bhutan

Naropa University will be hosting a trip to Bhutan, April 5-18, 2016. A limited number of spaces are available to participate in this unique opportunity with fellow Naropa community members. Tour organizer, Tina Patterson and her team from Authentic Asia, can answer questions, and request registration by early October. See handouts for details about the trip
 

Volunteer for The Naropa Event

We're looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help with the success of Naropa's fundraising event of the year! If you're interested in volunteering your time for the event, Saturday, November 14, 2015, please contact dmason@naropa.edu.  

Claim Your Alumni Discount for Joanna Macy Center Opening Event

You're invited to celebrate the official opening of the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31! Alumni receive a special 15% discount using the code: NUCommunity

Interested in providing a testimonial about how Joanna Macy's work has impacted your life and career? You could get an additional discount! Contact Karta Elise Hassler at kehassler@naropa.eduLearn more and purchase your ticket online today!


Join us at The Naropa Event
Tickets are now available for Naropa's fundraising event supporting student scholarships. Saturday, November 14, join us at this exciting gala with music, dancing, a silent and live auction, delicious food, and more! Learn more at naropa.edu/thenaropaevent.

Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

As you reflect on your time at Naropa, we hope you will consider supporting current and future students. Every gift of any size not only has a direct impact on the educational experience of each student, it is also a way for you to show you believe in the important work that is happening at Naropa. Please help us increase the level of alumni giving this year by sending your Annual Fund gift today!
Visit 
naropa.edu/give.

ASK Webinar:

"Grassroots Community Organizing" with Rachel Zatterstrom, MA'12

Tues., October 20 // 12 p.m. MT

Join us online from anywhere!
This webinar will present the model of a successful member-led organization, Western Colorado Congress (WCC), working to protect communities and landscapes in western Colorado. 

RSVP here

ASK Webinar:

"Digital Dialogue for Social Justice" with Martine McDonald, BA'09

Thurs., November 12 // 12 p.m. MT

Join us online from anywhere!
During this webinar, participants will learn how to use social media to facilitate empowering dialogue around social justice.

RSVP here
Kerry Lee, MFA '10, is serving as director for the play "Yellow Face" in Salt Lake City, UT. An article about the production was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune. After leaving Naropa, Lee "worked as an assistant director for 2013's "Breaking the Silence," a collection of art and writings created by Japanese internees, produced by the Japanese American Citizens League of Salt Lake. Read more

Francis Carr, BA '11, is now serving as the arts and entertainment reporter for the "The Hour." After holding a variety of jobs from sheep farming to working at a yogurt factory, Carr has found a place at "The Hour" and will be writing for the Arts & Life, Weekend and Health sections. Read more

Milos Simovic was featured in "Glacier Hunting Off Greenland’s Frozen Coast" on CNTraveler.com. Simovic came to the U.S. in 1986 to study writing and poetics at Naropa, and now leads charters with his ship Cape Race to locations that are too remote for cruise ships to access. Read more about Simovic's adventures.  

Jamison Stone, BA '10, is donating all of his debut novel's pre-order profits to Military Family charities. Filled with magic, meditation, and martial arts, Rune of the Apprentice is an action-packed fantasy novel of adventure, love, and self-discovery. For all the details about the book and its campaign, visit the publisher Inkshares' project page

In Memory

It is with deep sadness that we share that our dear friend Tashi Nicole King, MA '12, has made her transition. Please visit this site and donate to her daughter Mila's college fund. Tashi was an amazing woman who shared with us her love, wisdom, strength, courage, beauty and passion. She will be greatly missed.

We have some big news that we are excited to tell you about. Along with our usual fantastic selection of undergraduate programs we’ve decided to open a select number of our graduate programs to spring applicants. These programs will still be open for fall, but now students don’t have to wait for fall to start at Naropa University. For a full list of spring graduate programs visit us at Naropa.edu!

Alumni Relations Welcomes Rachel Rambo!


Alumna Rachel Rambo, MA '14, has joined us in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, working to help us evaluate and reimagine Alumni Relations. 

Warm greetings Naropa alumni community!
 
As an alumna from the Environmental Leadership and Authentic Leadership programs at Naropa University, I understand the roots and relevance of the transformative Naropa experience and am honored and excited to serve in an interim role with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. I am deeply committed to co-creating a thriving ecosystem to support the alumni community.

I have the opportunity to look at alumni relations with fresh eyes, bringing the best of what has been forward and reimagining what might be possible. As I step into this role, I have been holding the question, what would alumni relations look like if wildly successful?

I intend to engage in generative conversation and concerted action around this inquiry and would love to connect and gather your feedback. I realize that you all hold such deep wisdom and look forward to the opportunity to harvest this wisdom to support the alumni community.

In appreciation,
Rachel Leigh Rambo
rrambo@naropa.edu
303-564-3597
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In This Issue

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Look to the Mountain
October 2-4, 2015
Nalanda Events Center
Advance Registration

Mindful Workplace Series
October 5, 2015 // 7 pm
Nalanda Rm 9235
Learn More

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew
October 11-14, 2015
Subiaco, Italy
Online Registration

What Where Reading Series
October 6, 2015 // 7:30 pm
Nalanda Events Center
Free and open to the Public

"Portals to Lost Lineages" Closing Reception
October 16, 2015 // 5 pm
Paramita Campus Gallery
Learn More
 
The Dynamics of Breathing with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
October 17-18, 2015
Nalanda Events Center
Advance Registration

Barbara Dilley Book Signing
October 27, 2015 // 7:30 pm
Boulder Book Store
Learn More

What Where Reading Series

October 27, 2015 // 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
Free and open to the Public

(Peaceful) Battle of the Bands
October 30, 2015 // 5:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
$5 to support Alternative Break
 
November 6-8, 2015
Washington, DC
Online Registration

Mindful Workplace Series
November 19, 2015 // 7 pm
Nalanda Rm 9235
Learn More
 
 


 


Sarah Worzer

Alumni & Annual Fund Manager
303-245-4670

 


Sarah Steward

Director of Career & Community Engagement

303-245-4863

 


Kelly Watt
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions
303-546-5285

 


Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
303-245-4693

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