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Sarah Steward, career services coordinator:
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Sneak Peek: Fall 2011 Alumni Events


Regional Alumni Events: Fall 2011 


Inspirational Connections:  regional alumni gatherings, with the intent to inspire and connect with one another.
RSVP requested; all Naropa alumni are warmly invited! 


Boulder, CO - Thursday, September 15, 8:30 a.m.
Turley's Restaurant, 2805 Pearl St, Boulder, CO (across from Target, near Whole Foods);

Alumni Host: Lisa Witter, '04,

Colorado Springs, CO - Monday, September 19, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., The Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs,Co  719-578-5549;

Alumni Host: Joy Brewer, '99

Denver, CO - Wednesday, September 28, 8:00 a.m.
Racine's Restaurant, 650 Sherman Street, Denver (between Cherry Creek shopping center and downtown Denver) ;

Alumni Host: Ugur Kocataskin, '07

Fort Collins, CO - Monday, October 3rd, 12 noon.
The Moot House, 2626 S. College (At Drake) Fort Collins, CO; 

Alumni Host: Laura Lee Carter, Mid-Life Crisis Queen, author and blogger


Louisville, CO - Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30 p.m.
801 Main Street, Louisville, CO, above Vic's Again Coffeehouse

Alumni Host: Lisa Witter, '04,


RSVP requested for the above Inspirational Connections; please email Melissa Holland, alumni relations.



Chicago, IL, Friday, October 7, 2011, in the evening (time to be determined)

Location: Home of Vijay Singh, Naropa Trustee and parent of Naropa alumnus, in Burr Ridge, IL. Exact address and details will be shared at time of registration. All Naropa alumni and their guests are warmly invited. Please email Melissa Holland for more information and to RSVP.



Just a head's up... We expect to be in the following cities in late October or early November; exact dates, times and locations to be determined. 


San Francisco, CA (with President Stuart Lord)

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Los Angeles, CA (with President Stuart Lord; a group from San Diego, CA will be organized to drive up to LA for this event)




Seattle, WA


Portland, OR



Alumni Workshops and Panels: Fall 2011
Boulder, CO

Please visit Naropa Alumni News and Events page for more information. RSVP requested. 


Social Media and Mindfulness
Learn to navigate and bring mindfulness to the world of social media. 

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Paramita Hall, Paramita Campus: 3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO

Facilitator: Lisa Trank '99 (One Purpose PR
RSVP: Social Media and Mindfulness

Let Your Body Speak
The workshop is inspired by a philosophy of embodied knowing-that if you are not in your body you are, literally, not "making sense." Participants will learn to occupy more of their body, more of their knowing, allowing them to find their voice and the courage to speak it.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Paramita Hall, Paramita Campus: 3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO

Facilitator: Kirsten Wilson, '06

RSVP: Let Your Body Speak


Traditional Eastern Arts Alumni and Professional Panel
Join us as we welcome two alumni and one area professional from the Traditional Eastern Arts fields to campus. Discover how your learning at Naropa is relevant and needed in today's professional world, new possibilities for your career direction, valuable tips and advice, and new inspirations and connections. Bring your lunch as we dine and discuss!

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 12:15 - 1:15pm

Location: Sycamore 8120, Arapahoe Campus: 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder CO
Panelists: Mara Rose (The Wellness Initiative), Christopher Edwards '08, r.r. Shakti '10 (Yoga World Reach)
RSVP: Traditional Eastern Arts Alumni and Professional Panel 

Alumni and Career Services Event

Sue Frederick See your Dream Job
Using Intuition to See Your True Work

Learn to tap into your powerful intuition, see the mission you came to accomplish, and move forward fearlessly. During this interactive presentation, Author and Career Intuitive Sue Frederick will give career readings to random attendees.

As a professional career counselor and an intuitive since childhood, Sue draws upon dreams, numerology and conversations with spirits to help you "see your dream job." You'll walk away with new tools for intuitive living and a fresh perspective on your life's mission.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: TBD


About Sue:
Career Intuitive Sue Frederick, author of I See Your Dream Job, has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Real
Simple, Woman's World, and Natural Health Magazines, and on more than 200 radio and TV shows.


Free, open to all Naropa students, alumni, staff, faculty and guests; sponsored by Career Services and Alumni Relations.

For more information, please contact: Sarah Steward, Career Services Coordinator, [email protected] or 303-245-4863


News and Highlights

Chade MengNaropa University Presents "Mindfulness at Work: Google Did It. You Can, Too."

Read more... 


CBB Provost



Dr. Carol A. Blackshire-Belay Selected to Serve as Interim Provost for Naropa University

Read more... 





Gloria NouelQuinn: Naropa students 'bear witness' on U.S.-Mexico border (Daily Camera, June 2011)

Read more... 




Thurston"This is what a writing class with Thurston Moore is like", article in the Denver Westword blog, July 11, 2011

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Answering the Call to Serve, article in the Shambhala Sun, July 2011, with Stuart Lord, highlighting Naropa education and alumni