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“Vincent van Hulnick”—An Artist is Born

Ron really knows his way around a flipboard, as anyone who’s spent time with him in the classroom can attest. With marker as his medium, students have been enjoying his live line drawings for well over 30 years. Some of his most famous works—which he continues to practice month after month and year after year—are …

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My First Time Volunteering at USM—Rena Garland

August 24, 2017 Dear Mary-Kate, I’m writing to thank you, the USM Faculty, and the USM Staff for such a beautiful weekend of service and transformation volunteering at the Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop. My heart is so full from the experience. As a first-time volunteer, I had felt called to serve the University, but …

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A Loving Announcement From Ron & Mary

Dear Beloved USM Family, On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Information Evening—Learning How to Live a Soul-Centered Life: An Introduction to Spiritual Psychology, we shared that next year will be the last time that we, Ron and Mary, will be offering and facilitating the following Programs beginning in October 2017: SOUL-CENTERED LIVING A 10-Month Certificate …

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Robert Holden Commencement Address 2016

Dr. Robert Holden—best-selling author, performance coach, and world-renowned expert on happiness—received an enthusiastic standing ovation for his USM commencement speech at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Robert shared his personal journey as a student of psychology, and his discovery that it was missing some essential ingredients: “In six years [of study] we only had …

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USM Honors Beloved Volunteers and the 2016 Angels of the Year at Graduation

It is with hearts full of Love and Gratitude that the University of Santa Monica thanks our cherished volunteers. Each year, hundreds of USM graduates step forward to serve the University with generous gifts of their time and talents. Many of these dedicated volunteers have been serving for 20 years or more! Our beloved volunteer …

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USM Graduation 2016

  The University of Santa Monica’s Alumni, Graduates, friends, family, and community members joined together to commemorate the 35th graduating Class of 2016. On Sunday, August 28, 2016, UCLA’s majestic Royce Hall was filled to capacity by friends and family joining to celebrate USM’s 297 students graduating with their Master’s Degree or Certificate of Completion …

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2016 USM Students of the Year Announced

As they do each year, Drs. H. Ronald and Mary R. Hulnick, on behalf of all the University of Santa Monica faculty, awarded two Master’s graduating students with Student of the Year Awards. These individuals are recognized for academic excellence, integrating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology, and for their positive contribution to their fellow …

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Diane Botticelli—Modern-Day Miracles

It was an ordinary Thursday afternoon when I received a call from my sister, Susan, who said in a trembling voice, “Sandra is in the emergency department in a Phoenix hospital with chest pain.” Our sister-in-law, Sandra, 51 years old, is the very fit mother of 10-year-old twins and runs 12 miles a week. Barely …

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The First Soul-Centered Living Lab

Wednesday, July 13, marked the last day of class for the inaugural Soul‑Centered Living  Program, USM’s ten-month Certificate Program in Spiritual Psychology. This Program was created on the foundation of more than 35 years of progressive graduate Programs in Spiritual Psychology—and, without a doubt, it was another USM success story. The SCL Program culminated in a six-day …

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The Ego and the Authentic Self

In this audio, Ron and Mary share about the difference between residing in your ego or Authentic Self and how Awakening leads to a more Soul-Centered life. Listen to The Ego and the Authentic Self

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