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Two weeks in Rome

Eleven Marylhurst students arrived in Rome last week. Led by Dr. Meg Roland, they will spend two weeks of September studying, traveling and exploring this magnificent, ancient city. Follow their travels and writings at their individual blogs: Amy Guyer:  http://twoweeksinrome.wordpress.com Elizabeth Moscoso: http://spcgoestoroma.wordpress.com Carrie Padian:  http://dolcepepita.wordpress.com Ken Schultz: priamusviator.wordpress.com Amy Webber: http://vitaeccitante.wordpress.com Nate Wilkerson: wilkersonnate.wordpress.com Jessica Zisa: http://avventurearoma.wordpress.com For a taste […]

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On the first-annual Marylhurst summer choir camp: a reflection

by Justin Smith Over in the Music Department, we often worry about the future of our craft. School music programs seem to be endlessly dwindling, young people bombarded with messages that the performing arts don’t really matter, that they are but a frothy side endeavor, to be pursued as a hobby only. And yet what […]

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Celebrating 120 years

In 1893, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary received a charter from the State of Oregon to grant baccalaureate degrees. 2013 marks Marylhurst University’s 120th year. This place has evolved and adapted with the times, most notably within the arena of online education. Our philosophy and vision, however, have remained constant: To […]

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Distractions from fear

by Kathy Hubbell

The news has become overwhelming in recent months. From the mass shootings in our public places to the first notice of a gun created entirely by a 3-D printer; from the tragic plane crash in San Francisco to the horrific loss of 19 Hotshot firefighters in Arizona – all around us, voices tell us to be afraid. And they’re telling us we should not merely be afraid; we should be terrified – the world around us holds terrors from the minute we wake up in the morning. I’ve said for many years that the most frequent headline in the media is some version of, “Could THIS happen to YOU?” 

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Student reflection: Advice in 500 words or less

by Simon Tam What if you only had 500 words of wisdom to share with your community, your children, or tomorrow’s leaders? This is what I’d tell them: Make every word count. I once heard that “language is the primary moral choice in our life”. The words we choose can build communities, reunite loved ones, […]

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Student spotlight: Carrie Padian & poetry

by Carrie Padian The world is awash in love poetry, aching, longing, rapturous verses about how wonderful being in love is once you’ve finally found it. One thing you don’t hear a lot about, poemwise, is everything leading up to that magical moment: the mild failures, the swings and misses, that thing you thought was […]

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Shakespeare meets Twitter

Last Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Professor Keri Behre’s Shakespeare class completed their final exam. And this wasn’t any ordinary exam. The students performed the third act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On Twitter. Yeah, we are all here. This place will work just fine, let's practice the play.#mndnetprov — Quince Actor (@QuinceRules) June 13, 2013 […]

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To my students: a letter at commencement

by Sally Harmon

People who play the piano are usually successful. They are leaders, thinkers, inventors, creators, athletes and professionals — or well on the path to becoming so. The icing on your “cake” in life may be performing at beautiful venues for legions of adoring fans. Or, just an impromptu slide across the keys in some unlikely place: a hotel lobby, a school cafeteria, a friend’s house, a church basement, a college dorm or in the back corner of some office building. Friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers will marvel at the fact that it’s just one more thing you do well. They may even get a peek into your soul.

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A journey in home energy efficiency

by Zach Henkin

I have had a fascination for efficiency ever since my parents first installed a large globe-style fluorescent lamp to replace an incandescent overhead bulb in my childhood bedroom. This fascination for energy has steadily progressed and, as luck would have it, so has technology.

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