News & Updates

News & Updates

Envisioning USM’s Future!

Mary and I are sitting in a meeting with USM’s Founder and Chancellor, John-Roger, sometime in the late 80s. Then known as KOH-E-NOR University, which means Mountain of Light, Mary and I have been offering small classes for about five years. I’m not sure how we get onto it, but I begin talking to J-R …

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Announcing! Last call for the final launch of Soul-Centered Living I

Ron and I are writing to you with Joy and Deep Gratitude in our Hearts for the privilege, Blessings, and Joy of serving the University of Santa Monica community for these many years. In January, we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We were young and virtually newlyweds when we began our USM adventure—a Love story …

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USM Holiday Service Project

This December, USM enthusiastically participated in an annual Holiday Service Project by choosing to support Grad Carrie Wagner’s charter school for girls: Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) in Los Angeles. GALS is an all-girls school addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of female adolescents, taking a holistic stance of development and incorporating the deep …

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon December 1, 2018

USM honors and appreciates our beloved volunteers! The holiday festivities began on December 1 with the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the Second Year Assistants. Ron & Mary shared, “We are deeply moved as we reflect upon all the Blessings and all of you who have chosen to support USM, making the dream of offering Soul-Centered education a …

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Sparkling Light Meditation

Listen to Sparkling Light Meditation by USM on hearthis.at   In case you missed it, here is Mary’s latest —the Sparkling Light Meditation. As we bask in the beauty of the holiday season, take 4 minutes to focus on your Essence, your Essential Nature, and to simply rest in the Presence of Love. As you relax into the Peace of …

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Heart-Centered Choices in Challenging Times
By Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick

The Woolsey fires raged. Our two Beloved kitties, Isabella and Theresa, didn’t seem to fully appreciate the need for the mandatory evacuation of our home in Topanga Canyon. Nevertheless, seeing the fires burning dangerously close as we drove down the hill to the 101 freeway affirmed the wisdom of timely departure. We “camped” for five …

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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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Experiencing the 2017 Evening of Magic

Step into the magic of USM’s Evening of Magic! Enjoy the full photo gallery here … Magic was everywhere on the night of October 22, 2017, and perhaps most vividly at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village for USM’s annual Evening of Magic gala… Guests descended an outdoor staircase at the golden hour under a silver sliver of a …

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The Events in Las Vegas

Dear USM Community, This morning we became aware of the mass shooting in Las Vegas last night and reminded ourselves that the best thing we can all do is place our Love and Light with all those involved for the Highest Good of all concerned. It is important to recognize that this “placing in the …

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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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