May 23, 2022 • ISSUE 624

MIU Celebrates Golden Jubilee

At the end of April MIU celebrated its 50th anniversary with a five-day gathering packed with fun and learning. Attendees had a chance to meet with old friends, professors, students, and staff and learn about the history of the university.
One of the highlights of the event was the groundbreaking for the Global Peace Village on May 3, the Day of Lasting Achievements in the Vedic Calendar. The Global Peace Village will replace Utopia Park with Maharishi Vastu® homes to create a permanent peace-creating group. Raja Howard Settle laid the cornerstone for this transformational development representing the next phase of establishing campus as the home of North America’s creating coherence group.

Raja Howard Settle breaking ground on the Global Peace Village with President John Hagelin (photo by Ken West)

Ken Ross speaking at the new Alexander and Beatrice Ross Theater, named after his parents (photo by Ken West)

The inauguration of the Alexander and Beatrice Ross Theater took place in the newly renovated Wege Center for the Arts, which also featured exhibits by faculty, Alexander and Beatrice Ross, and Canadian artist Chris Cran. In addition, a new Maharishi Archive exhibition opened in the library, celebrating the teachings and contributions of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The Maharishi Archive exhibit in the library

During the weekend, MIU also launched the Dr. Tony Nader Institute for Research and Consciousness and performed a ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovation of the swimming pool.
A series of talks offered insights into the latest faculty research and new MIU programs. Dr. Tony Nader gave the keynote address, while MIU faculty, alumni, and staff gave presentations about the history of the university, as well as a vision of the next five years featuring the next generation of MIU leadership.

Raja Howard Settle, President John Hagelin, and Dr. Tony Nader in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome (photo by Ken West)

The Golden Jubilee also offered tours of campus, Maharishi School, and Vastu homes, a welcome dinner and alumni picnic, a trade fair in the Argiro Student Center, fireworks, and musical entertainment.

Faculty member Mark Stimson introducing the Sustainable Living Building to guests during a campus tour

Students and alumni offering art and food at the trade fair

View photos and videos of the Golden Jubilee here.