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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 …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. VI | Cambodia and Thailand

Posted on August 1st, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

After leaving Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, my wife Judy and I took the bus into Cambodia. The trip was about 8 hours including the immigration exit in Vietnam and entry into Cambodia. Along the way we had two …


Preserving Precious Pooch

Posted on July 20th, by Lonnie Lowery in Professors, Research. No Comments

Lonnie Lowery, Ph.D., RD, LD, FISSN

IMG_1109It’s 6:15 AM. My wife, Kelly Lowery, is preparing a strange slurry of meat-flavored nutrients in a dish. The concoction takes several minutes to make – no small commitment when getting ready to leave …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. V | Vietnam

Posted on July 19th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

After Judy and I departed from South Korea, we flew to Hanoi, North Vietnam. I was looking forward to this particular trip, because Hanoi is home to many Mount alums and current students.
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In Hanoi we shared meals with many …

Thoma’s Travels Vol. IV | Seoul, South Korea

Posted on July 18th, by Jim Thoma in Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

I visited SK and her family in Seoul, South Korea. SK Yee will be attending medical school in Atlanta in August, so she is home visiting her parents after just graduating from Mount Union. Yuka, a UMU senior from Japan, …


Who’s Fatter and More Unhealthy?

Posted on July 6th, by Ron Mendel in Classes, Professors, Study Abroad. No Comments

Hi, all! I am writing my first blog post while teaching abroad at the University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, Ireland with a five-week summer USAC program. I have taken a course entitled “The Culture, Cost and Politics of