Where Exceptional Begins

Category: Academics

“I want to be a doctor because I want to help people.”

Kate_GonczySounds cliché, right? Well, those are the words that medical school admissions teams will be looking for in my interview (hopefully stated more eloquently, of course). Sure, my GPA and MCAT score are important, but after doing some research, I’ve …

4 Things to Consider When Picking a College

Looking for a college can be stressful. When you go on a college visit, your tour guide is obviously going to show you the best parts of their respective colleges, so it can be hard to decide what exactly you …


Thoma’s Travels Vol. III | Jr. NBA and Touring Olympic Stadium

Posted on June 10th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Thoma’s Travels Vol. III | Jr. NBA and Touring Olympic Stadium

Finished my classes here at the Beijing Sports University last Thursday, June 2. The final exam was Friday morning, June 3, at 8:10 am. Spent the remainder of the day grading the exams and calculating grades for the semester. Monday …


Upcycle That!

Posted on June 8th, by University of Mount Union Students in Expert Voices, Nature Center. Comments Off on Upcycle That!

Flower BouquetsBy Jamie Greiner

Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and transforming it into something that is either useful or creative.  Here are examples of what some upcycle companies are doing.  Terracycle collects specific difficult …

Trip to Cuba Becomes a Life Changing Experience

Posted on June 7th, by University of Mount Union Students in Hands-on Experience, Professors, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Trip to Cuba Becomes a Life Changing Experience

by: Stephen P. Dages ’18

CUBA - Revolution squareI’ve never really been someone who has shown any interest in social studies or politics. I would be the first to admit that I’m somewhat uneducated and maybe even ignorant in regards to such subjects, …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. II | Exotic Food Market

Posted on May 27th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Thoma’s Travels Vol. II | Exotic Food Market

On Sunday, May 22, my suitemate here at the Beijing Sports University, Brett Nichols from the University of Northern Colorado, and I ventured to Beijing’s exotic foods market. From the pictures you can see that we had scorpion, tarantula and …


Thoma’s Travels | Vol. I Beijing

Posted on May 18th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Thoma’s Travels | Vol. I Beijing

image3 (2)Good day folks, I hope that your summer is going well!

Right now, I am in my hotel room at the Beijing Sports University – watching the Cavs game live on TV. Isn’t technology just amazing sometimes? Over the weekend,

Not All Criminal Justice Majors Want to Be Police Officers

Posted on May 9th, by University of Mount Union Students in Career Path, Classes, Hands-on Experience, Internships. Comments Off on Not All Criminal Justice Majors Want to Be Police Officers

By: Alexis Gram ’16

My junior year of high school, I attended a CSI Camp at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania, and from that moment forward I knew I wanted to work within the criminal justice system. I have always had …

Who Was Prince?

Posted on April 22nd, by James Perone in Expert Voices, Professors, Research. Comments Off on Who Was Prince?

Who Was Prince?

James Perone, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Faculty and the Margaret Morgan Ramsey Professor in Music at the University of Mount Union, is the author of “The Words and Music of Prince” as part of the Praeger


Feeding an English Major’s Wanderlust at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

Posted on April 4th, by Kristin Werstler in Hands-on Experience. Comments Off on Feeding an English Major’s Wanderlust at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

I gazed out to constellations of bright lights scattered across downtown Minneapolis. I managed to get a hotel room on the 24th floor, and as the sun set the city retaliated by creating it’s own bright light, which gave