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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

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.…


“I want to be a doctor because I want to help people.”

Kate_GonczySounds cliché, right? Well, those are the words that medical school admissions teams will be looking for in my interview (hopefully stated more eloquently, of course). Sure, my GPA and MCAT score are important, but after doing some research, I’ve …

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 …


Upcycle That!

Posted on June 8th, by University of Mount Union Students in Expert Voices, Nature Center. Comments Off on Upcycle That!

Flower BouquetsBy Jamie Greiner

Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and transforming it into something that is either useful or creative.  Here are examples of what some upcycle companies are doing.  Terracycle collects specific difficult …

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, …

Periodical Cicadas have arrived!

Posted on May 31st, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Periodical Cicadas have arrived!
Periodical Cicada at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

Periodical Cicada at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

By now, you have probably heard about the big cicada invasion coming to NE Ohio. If you haven’t, well, then you were probably taken aback this weekend if you live anywhere near an emergence …