Where Exceptional Begins

From Cornfields to Rio

There are a lot of incoming first-year students this year to Mount Union’s campus and many of them have achieved athletic success. However, very few have faced the adversity that Class of #Mount2020 member A.J. Digby has faced throughout his …

Pokémon Go Takes Over Campus

Posted on August 3rd, by Kristin Werstler in Alliance, Campus. No Comments

Screenshot_2016-07-10-15-09-21_1469193448766It’s no secret that Mount Union is home to many different PokéStops and Pokémon. Even during the summer months, kids, teenagers and adults alike can be found roaming the campus trying to Catch ‘Em All.

What’s really cool about Pokémon …

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 …

What Accreditation Means For Our Nursing Students

As you may have heard, the University of Mount Union’s nursing (BSN) program recently received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Accreditation is a rigorous process but necessary to assure quality within our program. After receiving the …

Preserving Precious Pooch

Posted on July 20th, by Lonnie Lowery in Professors, Research. 1 Comment

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.
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. 1 Comment

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

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, …

How a Jersey Patch Costs More Than Your Tuition

The world of professional sports is a $1.5 trillion industry across the world – yeah that’s trillion, with a “T.” North American sports alone make up a third of that at an estimated $498 billion, according to Plunkett Research, Ltd.…