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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
February 29, 2008

The Weekly Newsletter is our Middle and Upper School newsletter for parents of the students. This Newsletter comes out each week with the news of the past week as well as future events and items of interest for the parents.

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"“There is a common proverb in India which says that the success of the work of great men depends upon the purity of their heart and not so much upon the accessories.” —Maharishi

Dear Parents,

In this issue:



CIC #64

Intro/Application Meeting: Saturday, March 22, 1:15 pm
Dreier Building, Maharishi University of Management Campus

In-Center: April 24-May 11
E-mail tm center@gmail.com for further details or call 641-472-1174

In-Residence Flying Block: July 5-19, 2008
Successful completion of a one weekend Meditator Residence Course is required prior to attending the CIC Program. Call 641-470-1569 for further info or to apply for a Residence Course.

There are three scheduled Meditator Residence Courses:
March 14–16 (Limited housing for this date)
May 2–4
May 30–June 1



In preparation for the Spring Celebration, we are pre-selling beautiful, blooming, potted bulbs. The bulbs come in 6” pots and cost $8.00 each. We will have tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. These scented flowers always come as a welcome breath of spring at this time of year. To place your order, please call the Girls School office at 472-9400, ext. 3. The bulbs will be available for pick-up after the celebration on Thursday, March 20.



We are delighted to announce that Raja Hagelin’s 12-part videotaped conference that originally started on February 4, will recommence on Monday, March 3.

Dr. Bevan Morris reminded us that as Maharishi went into silence in January, he expressed a deep desire that everyone see these talks, again and again. This is the knowledge Maharishi wanted everyone to have at this time. Dr. Morris also asked that we invite our meditating and non-meditating friends and colleagues to hear the lectures as well.
Topics and Dates
Health                                      Monday, March 3
Architecture                              Tuesday, March 4
Agriculture                                Wednesday, March 5
Trade & Commerce                 Thursday, March 6
Defense                                    Friday, March 7
Science & Technology  Saturday, March 8
Communication             Sunday, March 9
Religion and Culture                  Monday, March 10
Administration              Tuesday, March 11
Law and Order             Wednesday, March 12
Finance and Planning                Thursday, March 13
Education                                 Friday March 14 (Repeat from February 4)

TIMES:  8:00 pm

LOCATIONS: Governors, Sidhas, and Meditators–Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome or
Headley Hall, Maharishi Vedic City. Those with program badges, please show them at the door.

The general cost of admission will be $10 per lecture.
Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi School Faculty, Administrators, and Students, and Invincible America Assembly participants on Settle Foundation scholarships may wish to make an optional donation of up to $10 per lecture.



The girls basketball team had its end of the season basketball awards buffet and ceremony. The most valuable player was Dorothy Kern, most improved player was Lanie Goldstein, and Sheila Higgins received the Coach’s award.

Three players received their first varsity letter this year: Rose Hoffman, Raina Dollive and Shana Silverman.

Tennis Meeting
There will be a meeting for all prospective players of JV and Varsity tennis. At least one parent must attend with each student, Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 pm in the Field House.



Spring Celebration 2008
The 2008 Spring Festival will be hosted by Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment on March 20, at 8:00 pm.

Seasonal Festivals celebrate the growth and fulfillment in our society. They give momentum to progress and prosperity for each new season by honoring successful individuals in every area of society for the inspiration they create by their actions and achievements.

Nominations are welcome for individuals you feel should be recognized for the contribution he or she makes to the community. Nomination forms are located in both s Domes, or by contacting the Girls School Office (472-9400, ext. 3). Please return this form by March 3 to the "Maharishi Award Nominations" box in the Domes. You may also return it to the Maharishi School Administration Office, mail it to Maharishi School, 804 Dr. Robert Keith Wallace Drive, Fairfield, IA 52556, or submit your nomination via e-mail: girlsschool@msae.edu.


Iowa High School Speech Association’s Annual All-State Speech Festival

Maharishi School Senior David Boyle brought home the State Banner for Solo Mime last weekend at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s annual All-State Speech Festival. Under the direction of John and Elaine Speer and their team of coaches, forty Maharishi School students participated in the 2008 Iowa High School Speech Association’s annual competition. They received outstanding ratings on the state and all-state levels.

For many students, including state winner David Boyle, this year was their first experience with Speech Competition. In David's case, his winning mime was the first he had ever attempted.

David Boyle triumphed over 17 other top competitors in the solo mime category with his first-place performance of “The Joy of Skiing” at the competition held in Ames at Iowa State University. David's banner-winning performance was praised by mime judge Brian Begley. He told David, “I’d like to have you on my fencing team because you have amazing control of your body. You are a gifted natural and I can’t believe you’ve never done mime before." David's coach for the performance was Thomas Selleck.

Besides David Boyle, a "TV News" team of six students was selected to perform at the festival. The Acting Ensemble team of two students received Honorable Mention but did not perform.

The community has a final opportunity to see the speech competition performances on Friday, April 18, at the Maharishi School Fundraiser celebration in Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium. Don't miss the fun and talent!


Maharishi Photography Students Won 5 National Photography Awards
There were 2,001 entries from 24 high schools in the Texas A&M University-Commerce third Floor Photographic Society 26th Annual High School Shoot-Out (National Level). The judges commented: "The competition was incredible!" The level of design, composition and conceptualization involved in the imagery impressed the judges.

1st Year Color Photography Category:
1st Place: Owen Blake - Grade 12. “Pasha”
2nd Place: Camille Morehead - Grade 12. “Mask”
3rd Place: Tye Huggins - Grade 11, “Black Hand”
Honorable Mention: Owen Blake - Grade 12, “Mirror”

All years Open Color Photography Category:
Honorable Mention: Mollie Cutler - Grade 11, “Portrait of Phoebe”

Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman
Maharishi Upper School Photography


The area between Maharishi Veda Bhavan and the Argiro Center is quite congested. We would like to advise all persons who drive to Maharishi School to begin using Badgett Drive off B Street to access Maharishi School. Eventually Dr. Robert Keith Wallace Drive will be closed at Highway 1. We encourage everyone to use the alternate route to save a good deal of inconvenience and to create greater safety for everyone on campus.

Best wishes,
Laurie Baumann, Girls School Principal
Alan Colby, Boys School Principal

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