Where Exceptional Begins

8 Signs You’re a Die Hard Purple Raider Fan

Posted on September 1st, by Alex Camp in Athletics and Intramurals, Community. No Comments

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It’s the start of the semester & campus is buzzing with the excitement of seeing your friends and settling back into your true home away from home. With Fall sports in full swing, practices underway, and the first football game …

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 …

8 Things You Didn’t Learn at Preview

There are things you probably weren’t told while on a tour or at Preview. You’ll learn them after being on campus for a little bit. Hi, I’m Cody Rohaley ’17 and I’m a marketing major, leadership and economics minor, brother …


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 …

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. 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 …