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Trump and Terrorism

by Ashley Gran ’18

The 45th President of the United States has made his views particularly clear on quite a few aspects of government, one of those being terrorism. President Obama had previously set restrictions on droid attacks, raids, …

How to Save Money Abroad: Tips and Tricks

By Yuka Adachi ’17: Marketing and Human Resource Management and Carly Federico ’20: Japanese and Integrated Media Major

Has anyone thought that traveling is not worth spending money? Nowadays, you can use google maps to see famous places, you can …

From Ohio to London

BY: Rachel Brumenschenkel ’18

In previous years, my spring breaks have usually consisted of going home, applying for internships, working on class projects and spending time with my family. Never did I think that this past spring break would be …


What’s What? Get the Inside Scope on Different UMU Organizations!

By: Brandon Lucas ’18

College is a time to diversify yourself. You have four years to try and learn and experience new activities. Whether it’s in your field, or not, attending a liberal arts university, and having over 80 plus …

A World of Service: Mount Union Celebrates the Social Responsibility Trip’s 25th Year

This story appears in the Exceptional Education section of the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Mount Union Magazine. 

image5When Dr. Steve Kramer, semi-retired professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, finished college, he decided to dedicate his first …

Off the Grid: The Wilderness Trip Celebrates its 41st Year

This story appears in the Exceptional Education section of the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Mount Union Magazine. 

screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-10-52-42-amThis year marks the 41st anniversary of the wilderness trip and the associated class, an experience many students and alumni hold near …

13 Ways to Pinch Pennies While Studying Abroad

Posted on September 15th, by Alex Camp in Hands-on Experience, Study Abroad, Studying. No Comments

If you want to study abroad but don’t want to break the bank, or if are self-funding the trip – here are some pointers to make it doable:img_0213

1 – Choose a low-cost country

AKA a country where the currency …

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, …


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,