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Awakening the Dreamer

Sat., February 7, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center; 
$20 suggested donation
Wed., February 18, 2015
12 p.m.; Arapahoe Campus, 
Performing Arts Center; 

Sunday, March 1, 2015
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center; 
Free and open to the public, reserve your seat in advance

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Alumni Communications Coordinator

 Sarah Steward
Sarah Steward
Director of Career and Community Engagement

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Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions

Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
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Share your Naropa Love Story

We want to hear the story of how you found love at Naropa, whether it's a best friend, a significant other, or love you found for Naropa and how it impacted your life. We're compiling Alumni Love Stories to share with the community online and for Valentine's Day! Please send your story to [email protected] by Feb. 9! 


Read the Bhutan Blog 

This spring is the first semester of Naropa's Bhutan Study Abroad (BSA) program, in partnership with the Royal University of Bhutan. Our inaugural group of BSA students have landed in Bhutan and this semester's lead faculty, Anne Parker, has shared some beautiful photos of their journey on her Naropa blogEnjoy the photos and please check back often to follow the journey of this group of Naropa pioneers! 


On March 13, Naropa University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa - a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community. Those who attend will really get a feel for what it's like to be a Naropa student! It's happening Friday, March 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Naropa. Learn more and share this link.

Alumni Events

Myers Briggs Type Indicator� Spring 2015 Group Workshops

Tuesday, February 17,  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, March 13,  12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14,  4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus

Student Union, Lower Level, Wulsin Hall

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Naropa alumni, students, faculty and staff can explore their Myers Briggs type preferences at this group workshop facilitated by Matt Peterson, M.S., MBTI� Certified Practitioner. The MBTI is a personality inventory that makes use of the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung, this workshop will explore how your type applies to life at and beyond college and career. Free and open to all Naropa community members. RSVP required. 

Learn more and RSVP.


Sharing Your Career Intentions: The Start Toward Your Next Good Job

Monday, February 23, 2015

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Naropa University, Arapahoe Campus

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

How will you start a career conversation in social situations and at networking opportunities? In this workshop, you will develop your initial career intention statement that is clear, concise and compelling. Alumni and students from Naropa University and University of Colorado at Boulder are invited to join us for this free career workshop, facilitated by David Blackburn. Advance registration is required as space is limited

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Naropa University, Paramita Campus

3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Join us for the annual Private Practice Symposium at Naropa! Connect with resources and network with the Naropa community at this day-long symposium. Free and open to all Naropa alumni and students. RSVP required

Wine and Cheese Reception in San Francisco
Sunday, March 1, 2015
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Press Club, Wine Library
20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 
Connect with fellow alumni and learn what's on the horizon for the university. Join Susan Skjei, Director of Naropa's Authentic Leadership program, along with Tommy Woon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Andrea Auguiste, Director of Development as we bring a bit of our Naropa community to you! 
Learn more and RSVP even if your attendance is tentative. 

Nonprofit Storytelling Panel
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
University of Colorado-Boulder, CU Center for Community, Abrams Lounge (3rd Floor)
Boulder, CO 80309
Hear from non-profit directors and professionals as they share their stories about how they got their start, what they have learned along their way, and give you the chance to ask questions about the world of non-profits. Co-sponsored with University of Colorado at Boulder/ CU Career Services. This event is free to CU & Naropa students and alumni. 
No registration required. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Naropa University, 2nd Floor Wulsin Hall
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Naropa University and the University of Colorado at Boulder invite you to join us for an exciting collaborative event, the Career for a Cause Meet & Greet! Alumni and students from both universities are invited to this re-envisioned event for a chance to engage with opportunities and organizations that address important causes and issues, helping to make meaningful change in the world. 
No registration required. 

Alumni Sharing Knowledge:
"An Introduction to The Enneagram" 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.- MST
Join us online from anywhere!

We kick off our 2015 webinar series with alum Elan BenAmi, MA '13, presenting on how and why the Enneagram can be a useful tool in personal, interpersonal, and spiritual development. Join us and learn more about how the Enneagram can complement whatever modalities a practitioner already uses. Registration coming soon. Read more.

Alumni Highlights
Cobina Lartson, MA '04, is the founder and CEO of Afrikmall, which is scheduled to have its grand opening in spring 2015! Afrikmall is "a place that Africans living in Colorado can call home, providing a range of business services, as well as cultural, community and social opportunities and events." In addition to founding Afrikmall, Lartson is a science educator with the Denver Public Schools and serves as President of the Rocky Mountain Ghana Council (in Colorado). His strong desire to contribute to the development of Africans has led him to various responsibilities in the community. Learn more about Lartson and Afrikmall.  

Megan Marsnik, MFA '98, is the winner of the Star Tribune's search for a summer serial novel. Her first novel, working title: "Underground," will be published in daily installments in the Star Tribune over the course of the summer of 2015, as well as being made available online as an e-book. Marsnik's book is an historical novel, set on the Iron Range during the tumultuous strike of 1916, told through the perspective of a strong young woman who emigrated to the Range from Slovenia to live with her relatives. Read more from the Star Tribune.  

Roslyn Weiss, MA '09, was recently featured in the Daily Camera for her product, Little Elf, a Boulder-made, all-natural scrub ideal for cleaning sinks, tubs, etc. Drawing from her values of environmental responsibility in her business of cleaning houses and some commercial spaces, Weiss developed the product "based on [her] everyday practice with cleaning." Little Elf is currently available for purchase at Isabelle Farm's store and online at littleelfclean.com. Read more from the Daily Camera.  

Admissions News

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


A few weeks ago we brought in the largest spring class in the last decade, and I'm happy to report that 21% of those incoming students were referred by alumni. You know it when you meet those people who have Naropa written all over them and I thank you for sending them my way. Your efforts are helping to expand our vibrant campus community.


Please invite anyone who might be interested in undergraduate studies to Experience Naropa on Friday, March 13 from 11:00-3:00... Read more.