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Iris Savich

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MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Department
isavich@marylhurst.edu

Education

MA, University of Iowa 

BA, Hillsdale College, Michigan

Classes Taught

Critical Contexts: Culture, Gender, Values, & Vision
Cultural Competence in Organizations
Organizational Behavior
Culture, Gender, Values and Vision

About

People have always been Iris Savich's passion and business. Savich, a former teacher at the middle school, high school, and college level, has served on a variety of committees, ran a school improvement team and acted as a department chair for English as a Second Language programs. She loved teaching, but along the way discovered what she liked best was developing and delivering a variety of training.

In 1989, Savich launched her company, TAP Unlimited Corporation. She chose the motto, "train to retain." The idea is that it is healthier and cheaper for a company to invest in its current employees through training, rather than to fire, rehire, and train a new group of employees.

In her free time, Savich and two friends cook dinner for 25-30 doctors and nurses who volunteer their services to the Hillsboro Essential Health Clinic, a clinic for low-income persons with little or no insurance. She is involved with Women of Vision, a clinic that is dedicated to help women achieve personal and professional power. Iris also sits on a national board - the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM) - that meets at various locations around the country to assess managers' proficiencies and deals with ethical issues of conduct.

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Carol Ferris Published in International Journal

Carol Ferris, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies alum, published a feature article in the November/December 2014 issue of the International Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

Jackie Barretta Authors Book on Emotions in Business

Jackie Barretta, master's in interdisciplinary studies alum, published a book titled Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance in October 2014.

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February 12, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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February 14, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Loving Yourself into the Perfect Job

With MAIS alum Tom McLaughlin. Join the MAIS community to share, expand and grow through a series that is part "teach-in" and part salon conversa...

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February 27, 2015

A Tale of Blatant Neglect

Elders and people with disabilities experience high rates of mental health and chemical dependency problems, yet they remain virtually ignored by m...

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