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President Trump’s War of Words

by Nick Kalis

Since President Donald Trump took office in January, his presidency has been nothing short of controversial. Everything from his use of social media to amplify tense situations, to publicly calling out international leaders has shown that President …

Those Who Ignore History Are Doomed to Repeat It

by Zach Kaplan

Following World War II, the United States had a very clear foreign policy: oppose anything that benefitted the Soviet Union and communism. This policy (which came to be known as containment) was easy to adopt because there …

Presidential Report: Trump and the Rescinding of DACA

by Emory Bandurka, Michael Yakim, Aaron Merriman, and Shannon Dillon

Though the Donald Trump administration is still in its first year, the media cycle that surrounds the president is unceasing – it seems almost every morning is a new headline …

From Ohio to Yellowstone: Nick Hendershot’s PA Wilderness Rotation

By Nick Hendershot ’15, M ’17 

Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and one of the largest parks in the world, attracts more than 4 million visitors from all over the country to enjoy its wonders. While many experienced …

Adventuring to the USA On My Own

By Yuka Adachi ’17, Marketing and Human Resource Management

A New Journey, Alone

It feels like just yesterday that I started my adventure at Mount Union.

I started my study abroad experience at Mount three years ago and am now …

What I Learned From a Team of NBA Champions – And What They Learned From Me

By Riley Schenk ’18, sport business major double-minoring in business administration and psychology

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When I first started my college career at the University of Mount Union, I never thought I would be working with The Cleveland Cavaliers Organization as directly …

Face Your Fears: Mount Students Calm Anxiety While Riding Roller Coasters

Posted on December 22nd, by University of Mount Union Faculty in Academics, Campus, Classes, Expert Voices, Hands-on Experience, Involvement, Professors, Research, Return on Investment, Studying, Value. Comments Off on Face Your Fears: Mount Students Calm Anxiety While Riding Roller Coasters

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

dsc_6390By Dr. Kevin Meyer, Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Development

As I write this, I am ten days from arriving …

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 …

Sticking to your Guns: The Out-of-Control Gun Culture in the U.S.

by Rebecca Cooper ’18, double-majoring in math and accounting

In 2015, 13,286 people were killed by firearms. There were 372 mass shootings, with 475 people dead, 1,870 wounded. There were 64 school shootings. 60% of all homicides in the United …