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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 …


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,

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


Department of Engineering Provides Opportunities for Women Students

Posted on March 21st, by Shehla Arif in Career Path, Events, Professors, Student Organizations. Comments Off on Department of Engineering Provides Opportunities for Women Students

Arif_ShehlaWomen in Engineering education and profession remain a minority even six decades after the creation of the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Therefore, SWE’s mission to “Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders,

Celebrating the Contributions of Women to Public Service and Government

Posted on March 7th, by Jamie Capuzza in Expert Voices, Professors. Comments Off on Celebrating the Contributions of Women to Public Service and Government

Happy National Women’s History Month! When I first started working at Mount Union almost 25 years ago, the college didn’t officially celebrate NWHM. I remember contacting a few women professional staff members and faculty to see if there would be …

Who Cares about Beethoven? (Part II)

Posted on March 7th, by Maira Liliestedt in Academics, Professors. Comments Off on Who Cares about Beethoven? (Part II)

Nineteenth-century composer Robert Schumann is perhaps the quintessential Romantic composer. He had a wife, Clara, who loved him, championed his piano music, and, by the way, happened to be one of the most formidable concert pianists of the century (as …

Who Cares about Beethoven? (Part I)

Posted on February 23rd, by Maira Liliestedt in Academics, Professors. Comments Off on Who Cares about Beethoven? (Part I)

A few years ago, I presented a session to some prospective students. I was trying to explain why my field (Classical Music) is still relevant. Why it still matters. Why it’s not just for the elitist minds. Why it does …