Naropa University Announces the Fall Issue of Naropa Magazine

BOULDER, Colo. (November 12, 2012) - Naropa University presents the 15th edition of its bi-annual magazine, Naropa Magazine, which is available both in print and online. The fall issue focuses on the emerging social entrepreneurs within the Naropa student and alumni community, with a special letter on the subject from Naropa's new president, Charles G. Lief.

Naropa Magazine is an extension of the university's mission of contemplative education and how it manifests in the classroom through innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Through articles, interviews, multimedia offerings, and artwork, the magazine highlights the creative ways that students, alumni, and faculty "meet the world as it is and change it for the better." The articles in Naropa Magazineexpress Naropa's core values of diversity, social justice, and community engagement.

The fall 2012 issue, along with the regular features such as Faculty & Staff Notes and Alumni Notes, features articles such as:

Wine &Words: Benjamin Spencer (BA, 2000) is a man of many passions who notices the effects of the Naropa education in both the wine and words he produces.

Provisioning the Future: Robyn Bors Veraart (MA, 2000) holds social consciousness as a core value. She runs Provision School in Transylvania, which aims at self-sufficient living and subsistence farming.

Cooking up Spiritual Engagement: President Charles G. Lief talks about being part of the Naropa community since its inception and shares his recipe for strata.

Feeding Our Community: Candice Kearns Orlando (BA, 2009) runs UrbiCulture Community Farms, a multi-plot farm in Denver focusing on food justice and food accessibility.

Naropa Magazine is edited by Danielle Poitras, multimedia executive editor, and designed by Brooke Graczyk, Naropa University graphic designer, with article and photography contributions by Lisa Birman, Arielle Goldberg, Jack Greene, Claudia Lopez, and Scott Strohmeier. The magazine can be accessed online ( To receive the print edition, contact .

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The University comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.