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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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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.

Susan Carter Named to Editorial Board

Dr. Susan G. Carter, chair of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named to the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies in October 2014.

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January 08, 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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January 13, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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January 24, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

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