Markus Rogan ’14 (Los Angeles, MA Clinical Psych.) gave a lecture on “maximum performance under stress” at the Castle Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria in May 2018, on what successful athletes and experienced managers have in common, and how to recognize, understand and benefit from stress. Markus is a psychotherapist and researcher in LA, and a two-time Olympic silver medalist and former world record holder in the 200 meter backstroke.
Marian Blue ’08 (Antioch University Seattle, Communications) recently had her book Sailing off the Hook published by Cyberwit Publishing. This collection of twenty short stories involves characters who abandon traditional methods of making decisions, developing relationships, enjoying life, and discovering the magic in life. “These short stories, not about sailing, cover decades of writing that has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies,” says Blue. “Most reflect my continued interest in magic realism and fantasy.” Blue’s award-winning writing (journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) has appeared internationally for 45 years. She’s published in newspapers, magazines, and books/anthologies (including her own