Updates from Naropa University (CO)

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New & improved way
to apply online
Check out the new step-by-step online application where you can submit your application and upload your documents easier than ever! See more here
Introducing the new Director of the Office of Career Services
Linda Faucheux has worked in career counseling for over 15 years. An LPC with a specialization in contemplative psychology, she developed the Contemplative Career Counseling model, a mind-mapping process that encourages an embodied, whole-person approach to goal setting and career development. Linda is available to advise students on career exploration, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation, and more. Contact her at lfaucheux@naropa.edu.
Naropa Community Counseling Center open to the public
Joy Redstone, Clinical Director, discusses how students in the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology offer supervised therapy services to the public on a sliding scale. Read the Daily Camera article
Fall 2016 Practice Day
The Naropa community gathered together for some good food and great company during a special luncheon during Practice Day on the Nalanda campus, then practiced together in sitting meditation and a community dialogue. Check out the photos here
December 9: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Graduation and Student Reading
The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics presents BA
and MFA students graduating this winter. All are welcome for this free presentation. For more information, visit here.

December 9 & 10: Homeness

What is home? The first year MFA Contemporary Performance ensemble has created a piece that explores the different spaces in the home and how we connect with or become isolated from other inhabitants, living or dead, alive or inanimate, real or imaginary. You are invited to experience the haunting, vibrant, and magical world they have created.
December 17 – January 1: Naropa closed for winter break
While Naropa University is closed for winter break, the Office of Admissions will respond to urgent issues during this time. Please be patient and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
Save the Date: Experience Naropa
Naropa University will throw open its doors to prospective 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. Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

RSVP here for April 21

Todd Bilsborough, BA ’13, recently composed ALONE WITH TODD, a production focused on his experience battling depression and addiction after returning home from his deployment in Iraq. Listen to his interview with Colorado Public Radio here.
Kate Moore, MFA ’15, and Ben Waugh, MFA ’15, recently performed Samuel Beckett’s PLAYan exploration in time, duration, and repetition as the audience journeys with three characters and their illuminating adversary. Both are also founding members of the The Great Perhaps Performance Collective.
Jason Griffith, MA ’08, published his first book with Routledge Eye on Education in September. From Me to We: Using Narrative Nonfiction to Broaden Student Perspectives explores strategies for reading and writing true stories to better understand ourselves and each other.
Tim Hernandez, MA ’07, will release his latest book in January 2017 with the University of Arizona Press. All They Will Call You chronicles his search for twenty-eight unknown Mexican passengers whose plane crashed in Los Gatos Canyon during their deportation in 1948. Along with the book, Tim will release a companion documentary about the search for the missing passengers. 

 What is your favorite charity?

I would like to highlight the Ratna Peace Initiative. The Ratna Peace Initiative teaches prison inmates mindfulness practices and give them the tools to relate to and reduce their suffering.
Karen Wills, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
I’m really inspired by the work of Black and Pink: Prison Abolition Now that offers support to LGBTQ prisoners and free world allies.

Teresa Veramendi, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

AFS-USA is a special organization to me with their work offering an intercultural exchange program to high school students.

Matt Powers, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

I give to AmFAR (Aids Research), NARAL (Pro Choice America) and the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee), along with current causes.

Martha Husick, Events & Visitation Coordinator 

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