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The Moving Line Exhibit

August 27 - November 30, 2014

Friday, September 12

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Lincoln Building at Naropa University in autumn

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 Sarah Steward
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Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

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Register for Alumni Weekend
As Alumni Weekend quickly approaches, the time to register is now! Details on all the exciting events happening from October 10 to October 12 are available online. Enjoy a contemplative practice, take a class at Alumni College, dance the night away at the Naropa Birthday Gala and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submit a Presentation Proposal for ASK 

Alumni Sharing Knowledge, our free webinar series, is gearing up for another year and we're looking for alumni to share their expertise! Our themes for the upcoming year include: health & wellness, professional self-discovery, and social justice/community organizing. If you have an idea of how you can contribute to one of these topics, or an entirely different topic, we'd love to hear about it! For more information, please email Melissa Holland, or submit a proposal online for consideration. 

Alumni Events

ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge

"Getting to Know the Roadmap of Being a Performing Artist"

Monday, September 22, 2014

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

Get an overview from Alum Seth Lepore, BA '97, of what it takes to juggle the life of an independent performer and how the skills of being a present performer transfers over to the administrative side. 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! Enjoy a contemplative practice offering Saturday morning, take a class with a beloved Naropa professor, revisit your school or program, and celebrate 40 years of contemplative education at the Birthday Gala (space is limited)Read more about the weekend offerings and register online now! 


Mindful Golf Open

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Indian Peaks Golf Course, Lafayette, CO

Have you ever played a hole of golf with just one club? How about in complete silence? Join us at Naropa University's Mindful Golf Open to experience this and other mindful exercises in the game of golf. Special guests Dr. Joe Parent and Ed Hanczaryk will also share their insight into Zen Golf at the tournament. Learn more and register online!


*Be sure to redeem your 15% discount using the code Naropa40 before September 26! 


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
Alumni Highlights
Travis Macdonald, MFA '07, was one of three poets granted a 2014 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Macdonald's work is described as "lively and whimsical without being frivolous, and offers critique and reflection of the contemporary moment." In addition to his writing, Macdonald is the co-founder and co-editor of Fact-Simile Editions, dedicated to publishing works of contemporary poetry using reclaimed or recycled materials. 


Kate King, MA '10, recently published a book that fuses art therapy with support for new parents. Integrating science, creative expression, and soulful validation on the path of parenthood, The Authentic Mother balances candor, humor, and therapeutic style. Find out more about this unique companion book for new parents

Kendall Armstrong Nations, BA '05,
has launched her own business Jamberri Fit. Visit the website and you'll find mom and child yoga, barre and fitness streaming videos that you can do at home with your child. Combining her love of movement with supporting families in spending quality time with each other, Kendall's new site offers a trial week for free. Visit her website to find out more about this exciting venture!

Admissions News
A note from Jaclyn Hawkins, Graduate Admissions Counselor

"The semester is in full swing at Naropa University as we welcomed in our new students last week. The Arapahoe green is again speckled with students under the sycamore, Paramita is bustling with graduate psychology students, and Nalanda is gleaming in its recent renovation..." Read more
Read more from Jaclyn in the Shambhala Times on Radical Compassion & Naropa's 40th