We hope the transition from 2011 to 2012 has gone joyfully and smoothly. We are excited for a new semester, and delighted to have students back on campus soon.
We invite you to take a glance at the upcoming alumni events below, join us for the exciting Prayer Flag campaign as well as consider sharing your Naropa Love Story!
Warm blessings for this new year,
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Events - please join us!
Free and open to all Naropa alumni, students, staff, faculty and their guests and friends.
| Alumni Workshop Exploring Your Dreams and Desires: A Collage-Making Workshop|
Collage work is so powerful for getting clarity on your dreams and desires and for keeping those dreams in the forefront of your consciousness!
During this workshop, we will spend time delving into the sea of your dreams and desires, allowing yourself to imagine the life you would live if you gave yourself permission to dream and let go of your perceived restrictions and limitations. We'll work with the medium of collage, using images that speak to your being. Images are considered by some to be the language of the soul.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Room TBD
Facilitator: Vasi Toneva '04, founder of Boulder Dreamweavers
Networking: A Boost to Your Career or Business
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: University of Colorado - Center for Community, Abrahms Lounge
Facilitator: Sam Elmore '07, experiential coaching and consulting, On the Brinc
Career and Networking Fair Careers for a Cause
Networking and Career Fair, co-sponsored with University of Colorado - Boulder
Date: Thursday, February 29, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Performing Arts Center at Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Alumni Professional Panel The Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Paramita Campus, room TBD, 3285 30th Street Panelists: Becky DeGrossa '06, Michelle Frieswyk-Johnson '02, Keith Kurlander '05
|Naropa Love Stories|
|You are invited...|
We are seeking your "Naropa Love Stories" and we invite you to take a few minutes to share yours!
We would love to hear TWO kinds of stories, before Wednesday, February 1st:
1) Your Academic Love Story:
Share why you love Naropa! What did you learn from your experience at Naropa? How has Naropa influenced your life today? What was special and unique about Naropa? What are you grateful for, from Naropa?
If you would like to share your story, but remain anonymous, please let us know. We acknowledge and thank Susan Burggraf for her work on developing the "academic love story" - thank you, Susan!
2) Your Naropa Love Story:
Did you meet your significant other, partner, spouse, best friend(s) at Naropa? We would love to collect some of these wonderful stories, highlighting our special community!
We will send a Valentine's Day e-card on February 14, 2012, with a link to these wonderful stories and photos!
Please limit your submission to 200 words or less. We will share your name and graduation year, unless you request otherwise. We would appreciate any photos you would like to share, along with your story; please use a JPEG format.
To submit stories and photos, by Wednesday, February 1st, please email: Melissa Holland, Director of Alumni Relations,
|Naropa Prayer Flag Campaign|
| Your Participation Matters Most |
in Raising Money for Naropa
Did you know that when foundations and corporations consider giving money to universities like Naropa, they usually ask one question, "How supportive is your alumni?" In other words, are those closest to your mission showing up for you because they believe in what you're doing?
This simply means that EVERY gift counts; every gift serves as visible evidence of a powerful intention of support for this unique place. Naropa is needed in this world.
Last year, 4% of Naropa alumni gave to the Annual Fund and we are excited to increase this show of support to 6% this year.This means only 150 new alumni donors need to contribute this year - so your participation matters!
You can make a pledge or promise of any amount and not have to pay it until June 30, 2012. And, if you make a pledge of $25 you can submit a prayer/aspiration that will be placed on a Prayer Flag and unveiled on Shambhala Day, February 22.
To make a pledge,
with your pledge amount as well as your prayer/aspiration.
You may indicate the amount of your pledge,
and your prayer, in your email.
To make an immediate donation,
You may add your prayer in the online form,
in the "Dedication or Gift" field.
If you would like more information about the Prayer Flags or the Annual Fund Campaign, or would like to be involved, please contact Andrea Auguiste, Associate Director of Development at
Rodney Weiss (BA Contemplative Psychology, '04)
Joshua Hyman (MFA Writing & Poetics, '05)