First Issue of THRIVE Magazine Showcases MWU Art

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April 05, 2018

THRIVE JournalA new student club on the Glendale Campus, the Caring HeARTS Association,  is the driving force behind a new Midwestern University initiative to highlight the arts and humanities in their campus community. AZCOM Class of 2020 students Caroline Bakhit and Naira Sargsyan founded the club as a student-driven organization that invites faculty, staff, and students from all programs and departments to share their artistic creations, including original art, photography, poetry, and creative writing, in a 50-page full-color journal entitled THRIVE.

"As osteopathic student doctors, we founded this journal in hopes of integrating art and medicine," the organizers state in the journal's preface. "Osteopathic medicine has taught us that each person is a unit of mind, body, and spirit, capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance. Through promoting humanism, creativity, self-awareness and personal growth, we hope to help the body function properly, by keeping one's mind and spirit balanced."

The first issue of THRIVE can be accessed online at