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Category: Expert Voices

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 …

Pacifist Republicans and trigger happy Democrats…

by Dr. Michael Grossman, PSIS

This presidential election is without a doubt surprising and, for many, disappointing.  But when one moves beyond the terrible rhetoric and accusations that have made both candidates unappealing to a majority of Americans[1], …

5 Tips for Applying to PA School

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We asked students enrolled in Mount Union’s Physician Assistant Studies Program for some tips to keep in mind when applying to a PA program and here’s what they came up with:

1 – Do your research and start early

It …

Is Your Pre-Workout Supplement a Gimmick?

Do you enjoy that rush and tingle you get by taking pre-workout tablets or powders before you exercise? How much does your training benefit? And are all those ingredients in the formula equally beneficial?

My sister, who is a surgeon, …