Fairfield, Iowa (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will deliver the 2013 Commencement Address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa on May 25 in the Golden Dome.
Senator Harkin has served in the Senate since 1985 and also served in the House of Representatives from 1975–1985.
Senator Harkin is known for his strong interest in alternative medicine and sustainability.
He has visited the MUM campus twice. In 2004, when he was working on health care legislation, he came to learn more about MUM’s prevention-oriented wellness program and the NIH-funded research in natural medicine.
Senator Harkin had a long and stimulating discussion with faculty, administrators, and researchers.
“We were impressed with his commitment to a strong public health system, founded upon preventive care,” said Craig Pearson, MUM executive vice-president.
Senator Harkin also visited MUM’s new Sustainable Living Center last August. In discussions he showed a keen interest and deep knowledge of energy and environmental issues.
During a radio interview the Senator conducted on the steps of the building, he said he would recommend that people come here to see best practices and get ideas for sustainable energy.
Commenting on MUM's successful graduate programs, Senator Harkin has said, "The University continues its commitment to educate citizens from developing countries in the fields of computer science and business management. Their programs foster educational opportunities and help build ties to the United States."
Senator Harkin is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and is the seventh most senior Senator overall.
The city of Fairfield, which includes the University, was selected by the Smithsonian as one of The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013, and is featured in the magazine's April issue as the seventh town.
Founded in 1971, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is a unique private institution that offers Consciousness-Based℠ Education, a traditional academic curriculum enhanced with self-development programs like the Transcendental Meditation® technique. Students are encouraged to follow a more sustainable routine of study, socializing and rest without the typical college burnout. All aspects of campus life nourish the body and mind, including organic vegetarian meals served fresh daily. Located in Fairfield, Iowa, MUM is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. Visitors Weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 or visit http://www.mum.edu.