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Interviewing for PA School 101:

Congratulations! Being selected for an interview is a great step forward in achieving your goal of becoming a Physician Assistant (PA).  PA programs conduct interviews in order to get a more in-depth look at their applicants. You may ask, “What …

Face Your Fears: Mount Students Calm Anxiety While Riding Roller Coasters

Posted on December 22nd, by University of Mount Union Faculty in Academics, Campus, Classes, Expert Voices, Hands-on Experience, Involvement, Professors, Research, Return on Investment, Studying, Value. Comments Off on Face Your Fears: Mount Students Calm Anxiety While Riding Roller Coasters

This story appears in the Exceptional Education section of the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Mount Union Magazine. 

dsc_6390By Dr. Kevin Meyer, Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Development

As I write this, I am ten days from arriving …

A World of Service: Mount Union Celebrates the Social Responsibility Trip’s 25th Year

This story appears in the Exceptional Education section of the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Mount Union Magazine. 

image5When Dr. Steve Kramer, semi-retired professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, finished college, he decided to dedicate his first …

The Only 15 Black Friday Tips You’ll Ever Need

If anyone knows Dan Yard, assistant controller here at the University of Mount Union, they know he loves a deal – especially on Black Friday. From Thanksgiving afternoon into the wee hours of #SmallBusinessSaturday, you can find Dan either looting …


“What Happened?”: An Election That Will Not Soon Be Forgotten

by Dr. Lori Kumler

After numerous polls indicated Clinton favored to win Tuesday’s election, much of the nation is left wondering what happened. This statement has two questions within it: how were the polls so wrong, and how did Trump …

The Uncertain Road Ahead

by Dr. Francis Schortgen

Addressing the 1992 Republication National Convention, Ronald Reagan remarked: “And whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, …

What is Transgender Communication and Why Did I Co-Edit a Book About It?

Laverne Cox. Chaz Bono. Caitlyn Jenner. Chelsea Manning.
Unique on Glee. Maura on Transparent. Cole on The Fosters.

These are just a few of the names of transgender people from news headlines and trans characters from popular television …


A Chat with April Mason

Name: April Mason, PhD
Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 1977
Original Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Where Living now: Manhattan, Kansas
Job Title/Employer: Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University

Professional Life
When I graduated from Mount, I got a master’s …

Crisis of Democracy

by Jack DeSario, PSIS

The 2016 elections have been characterized as, potentially, being transformative by a number of analysts. Clearly, the 2016 elections will determine which party controls the executive and legislative branches of our government. Democrats need to win …

What is entrepreneurship, really?

By: John Myers, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Mount Union

At its core entrepreneurship is seeing, identifying, defining, and solving a problem. That’s it. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it?

When you step back and take a look at some …