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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 …

It’s About Who You Know

Posted on March 7th, by University of Mount Union Students in Academics, Career Path, Hands-on Experience, Internships, Professors, Uncategorized. Comments Off on It’s About Who You Know

BY: Madison Filipiak ‘19

Madison Filipiak | Photo Courtesy – McConnell Marketing

Often, you’ll hear people say, “it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know.” Normally I would have to disagree with that claim, however after meeting …

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 …

Off the Grid: The Wilderness Trip Celebrates its 41st Year

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

screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-10-52-42-amThis year marks the 41st anniversary of the wilderness trip and the associated class, an experience many students and alumni hold near …

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 …

6 Ways to Find (Awesome) Internships

Whether you’re a seasoned senior or a first year student, internships are essential to having a fun and successful career.  Not only do internships help you build your resume and let you gain hands-on experience, they also let you see …

10 Things NOT to Do on Your First Day of College

So, you got in, you accepted the offer, you went to Target with your mom and bought the shower caddy, the desk organizer, the fresh sheets, maybe even a new pair of jeans or two. You’re moved in, you have …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. VII | Malaysia

Posted on August 9th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. 3 comments

13627133_10207939389135431_9044503893251862016_nAfter venturing through Thailand, my wife, Judy, and I flew an hour south to Penang in West Malaysia, near the Thailand border. There are many UMU alumni from Penang. Some have or are working for Dell and Intel which manufacture …