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Student work: My body asunder

by Darwin Rose Riviere Excerpts from her Creative Writing Senior Thesis, “My Body Asunder.” Excerpt 1. I am full of self. I am in love. I am in anger and hate and the passionate pounding of bodies against cold white walls. I am in the center of all that I am. This is my own bible […]

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Sustainability: Practice, shared knowledge & conversation

by Dr. Pamela Kaval When I was just eight years old, I remember my brother catching a fish in the Passaic River of New Jersey with three eyes and another with two tails. Even though I was only a child, I knew that meant that something was wrong with the river. It wasn’t until I […]

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Introducing the first Food Systems & Society cohort…

This fall, we’re welcoming our first cohort into the MS in Food Systems & Society program. The graduate students hail from Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. Their research interests and community activities range from environmental sustainability to labor laws, food insecurity to nutrition, food banking to farmers’ markets. Learn a little more — […]

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The restorative aspect of kinetic art

by Candyce Scott Most people have experienced a feeling of elation in listening to music or watching the surf from the beach. There are visual experiences — such as watching a vibrant sunset or gazing at a beautiful piece of artwork — that causes an emotional response. These responses, in and of themselves, can be […]

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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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