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Thursday, August 14 & Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, September 12

 Naropa Week
Friday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 19
Featuring:  Alumni Weekend, the [Dis]Embodied Poetics Conference, and the Radical Compassion Symposium.

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 Sarah Steward
Sarah Steward
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Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

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Volunteer for Alumni Weekend!

Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers to help lead the fun festivities planned throughout Alumni WeekendFriday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 12. Please email to learn more about the volunteer opportunities. Read more about the weekend and spread the word to fellow alums!  


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Alumni Events

ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge

"The Architecture of our Interior Lives"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

12:00 p.m. MST- Meet online and by phone 

Alum Anne McCauley, MA '07, will explore how unconscious patterns show up in your home as an expression of our histories, projections, hopes, and conflicts. Learn more and RSVP


Alumni Weekend

Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Celebrate Naropa's 40th Anniversary with fellow alums! Take a class with a beloved Naropa professor, revisit your school or program, and celebrate 40 years of contemplative education at the Birthday Gala. The band Intuit (made up of Naropa alumni) will be playing at the Gala, so come enjoy time with friends and dance the night away! Read more about the weekend offerings and register online now. 


Radical Compassion Symposium

Thurs, Oct. 16 through Sun, Oct. 19, 2014

Naropa University, Boulder, CO 

Join us for an international gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and important topics of our time: compassion. The contemplatives, scientists, and activists at this event will share their work, experience and insights on how to bring compassion into action, and make it a tool for personal and social change. Learn more and register online
*Alumni receive a 30% discount to the Radical Compassion Symposium, Oct. 16-19, using the code: NUAlumni. Early Bird pricing ends August 15!
Alumni Highlights
Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, BA '11, has announced the release of her first novel, Fig, which is set to be published in April 2015. To give you a taste, "love and sacrifice intertwine in this brilliant and provocative debut of rare beauty about a girl dealing with her mother's schizophrenia and her own mental illness." You can show support for Schantz by pre-ordering the book today! Find out more about Schantz's new novel


Tim Z. Hernandez, BA '07, was awarded first place in the historical fiction category of the 2014 Latino International Book Conference for his novel Manana Means Heaven. Based on "Terry" in Jack Kerouac's On The Road, Hernandez's novel is a portrait of the Mexican-American character who's family was living in the Central Valley in the mid 1940's. You can read an interview with Hernandez and find his book online

Edie Stone, MA '97, recently gave a talk
 on Spirit Guides in the Office: Bridging Shamanism and Psychotherapy at the Cross-Cultural Shamanic Conference in Boulder. She was also interviewed for The Searchers Road Map radio show speaking to the Celtic Wheel of the Year, and similarities between Peruvian and Celtic traditions and spirituality.  Listen to the interview on BlogTalk Radio!
Admissions News
A note from Matt Robertson, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

"As a recent alumnus and new member of the admissions team here at Naropa I am thrilled to be working closely with our incoming students for this upcoming semester! The sentiment across the board is one of thinly-veiled excitement and anticipation as our August 20-22nd orientation program draws nearer..." Read more
Learn more about Matt by watching this video & reading more here