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Over $3 million raised for new student center

The M.U.M. Review    Translate This Article
22 April 2006

A very substantial donation by Vincent and Maggie Argiro and other recent generous gifts and pledges by University Trustees and supporters has brought the total raised for the new Student Center to $3.2 million—over half of the $5.8 million goal.

The naming of the building is offered as a shared opportunity for the first two donors who contribute $1 million. Half of this opportunity is still available and a gift of $1 million will entitle the donor to share this honor with University Trustee Vincent Argiro and his wife, Maggie.

Based on this success, the fundraising campaign has now been broadened to include all alumni and friends of the University. Everyone will now have the opportunity to be part of this latest and most ambitious step in reconstructing the campus according to principles of Maharishi Vedic(SM) Architecture.

'We want to continue the momentum of building—to do this we need everyone's support now,' said Nick Rosania, co-director of the Development Office.

A matching offer is being presented by a generous member of the Board of Trustees. He will contribute $500 for each of the first 300 donations in amounts of $1,000-2,500.

'We are hopeful this will bring in a half million dollars or more,' said Sandra Rosania, co-director of the Development Office.

Construction is proceeding quickly, and framing of the garden-level walls has been completed. The building will have three stories. Completion is anticipated for the spring of 2007.

A web cam is now available so that people around the world can see a live image of the construction. See

Also available on the website are renderings of the interior and exterior, photos of the construction, and a complete description of what will be housed in the Student Center.

This 50,000-square-foot building will be the hub of the campus and the most prominent structure, offering facilities for dining, meetings, and social events. Students will have many of the services they need in one location.

The building will include a two-story, atrium-style lobby with skylights, a 300-seat auditorium, a caf´┐Że and food court, two dining halls, kitchen, bookstore, student lounge, reception room, offices for Student Government and the student deans, and recreational space.

The Student Center will be the fourth building on central campus constructed according to principles of Maharishi Vedic architecture. This system of architecture is aligned with the orderly functioning of Nature and contributes to the health, happiness, mental clarity, and success of the occupants.

To contribute to the Student Center, please call the Development Office at (641) 472-1180. Or send an e-mail to Or you can make a contribution via the Student Center website at

Copyright © 2006, Maharishi University of Management

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