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Enter Dalai Lama Ticket Sweepstakes

Naropa University is pleased to be able to offer alumni a chance to purchase tickets to see the Dalai Lama in Boulder, October 21, 2015. Through an online sweepstakes, alumni can win a chance to purchase one set of full-day event tickets for the October 21 sold out event.
Visit between September 2 through September 11 for more information, and to enter the sweepstakes. Enter today!

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We need your help! We're looking to connect with more alums online, through email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. What can you do? Simply forward this newsletter to a friend and fellow alum and ask if they have shared their current contact info with Naropa!

Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

One of the most important sources of funding for Naropa University is your gift to the Annual Fund. 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. Make your gift today!


Join us at The Naropa Event

Naropa's fundraising event for student scholarships is coming up Saturday, November 14! Join us at this exciting gala with music, dancing, a silent and live auction, delicious food - not to mention our signature drink "The Meditini". Proceeds benefit student scholarships:

ASK Webinar:

"Eco-Chaplaincy" with Sarah Vekasi, MDiv'08

Wed., September 16 // 12 p.m. MT

Join us online from anywhere!
In this webinar, Sarah will weave stories of her work the past six years in Appalachia, while going over the four primary roles of a chaplain and how they pertain specifically to Eco-Chaplaincy

RSVP here


Online Course with Irini Rockwell

Tues., Sept. 22; 
Tues., Oct. 20;
Tues., Nov. 17 // 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT

Join us online from anywhere!

Cost: $30 for Alumni, Faculty and Staff 
This training uses the Five Wisdoms to focus on the deep personal work needed to be fully engaged in our life, personally and professionally. It is a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others.

Register here
Joel West Williams, B.A. '99, was appointed by President Obama to serve as the federal alternate on the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. The Commission governs water allocations between the two states and addresses issues related to water quality in the Arkansas River. Read more about Williams.

The Rev. M. Jamil Scott, MDiv '15, serves as the Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno where he develops faith-based programs for 400+ youth and adults. He regularly teaches courses on Engaged Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism at the UU Church of Fresno, as well as conducting worship services and preaching. He was ordained as a Buddhist minister by the International Order of Buddhist Ministers in 2014. Read more about Rev. Scott

Emily Everett, MA '04, is featured in the May/June issue of ‘The Exchange Press’ magazine with 46 other promising emerging leaders from across the nation, recognized for their strides in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Ann Forsthoefel, recently accepted the position as COO for World Pulse an incredible organization whose headquarters is in Portland, OR. World Pulse increases the global voice and leadership of women worldwide using the power of digital communication. Read more about World Pulse

Lena Phoenix, BA '99, is the co-founder of Xero Shoes, described as lightweight performance recreation sandals. You may have seen Phoenix and her husband Steven Sashen featured on ABC's "Sharktank". Phoenix continues to work creating comfortable, versatile sandals that are now available to ship world-wide. Learn more about Xero Shoes

Kelly Watt, Assistant Dean of Graduate AdmissionsWe’re back to school at Naropa University! The Office of Admissions welcomed a new class of undergraduate and graduate students only weeks ago. Check out the photos from Orientation, Snow Lion move-in, and Convocation below and get a taste of the incoming student experience.

Convocation Photos
Snow Lion and Orientation Photos

Kelly Watt
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions

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Unconditional Happiness with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
September 3, 2015
Online Registration

What Where Series
September 8, 2015
PAC // 7:30pm

Cutting-Edge Trends in Contemplative Studies
September 18, 2015
Nalanda Campus // 7pm
Online Registration

100 Thousand Poets for Change Marathon Reading and Food Drive
September 25, 2015
Arapahoe Student Center // 6pm-8pm

What Where Series Reading
September 29, 2015
PAC // 7:30 pm
October 11-14, 2015
Subiaco, Italy
Online Registration
November 6-8, 2015
Washington, DC


Sarah Worzer

Alumni & Annual Fund Manager


Sarah Steward

Director of Career & Community Engagement



Kelly Watt
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions


Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

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