University of Mobile Launches Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning

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MOBILE, Ala. –The new Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning at University of Mobile aims to improve the academic success of students by investing in the professional development of faculty. The center will provide professional development workshops and support services that encourage collaboration and innovation among the university’s teaching community. It is part of UM’s goal of continually improving the …

University of Mobile Names Alumna Sarah Barnes-Witherspoon Interim Dean for School of Nursing

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile alumna and professor of nursing Dr. Sarah Barnes-Witherspoon has been named interim dean for the School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions. “University of Mobile has earned an excellent reputation for producing graduates who are outstanding healthcare providers. As both a graduate and faculty member, I love University of Mobile, and I …

University of Mobile Project Give Set for April 2-3

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile Project Give, a 36-hour day of giving, kicks off April 2 at 8 a.m. to raise support for the university’s students and programs. “This will be a fun and exciting way for the entire UM family – alumni and friends of the university, faculty and staff, students and parents – to show their pride …

Award-Winning Historian to Deliver 14th Hinson Lecture at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Edward Ayers, the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond, will deliver a lecture titled “Reckoning with Ourselves:  The Civil War and Its Memories” at this year’s installment of University of Mobile’s Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series. According to Dr. Lonnie Burnett, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences …

University of Mobile Board to Begin Presidential Search, Announces Interim President

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MOBILE, Ala. –The University of Mobile Board of Trustees today announced plans for interim leadership of the university and will start a nationwide search for a new president. Current Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Wilson was named interim president. David Conner will assume the role of chairman of the Board of Trustees. President Emeritus Dr. Mark Foley will serve as …

University of Mobile Establishes Samuel Boykin Award Honoring First African-American Graduate

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile established the Samuel Boykin Medal of Excellence to honor the life of Samuel M. Boykin, the first African-American graduate of University of Mobile. The award will recognize future outstanding African-American graduates of the Christian university who reflect the ideals that Boykin exemplified throughout his career, family and community. UM Board of Trustees Chairman Fred …

University of Mobile Announces Leadership Change

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s Board of Trustees has announced the resignation of President Timothy L. Smith, effective immediately. The fourth president of University of Mobile informed the board of his decision on Monday, Feb. 25, citing personal reasons. Smith has served as president of University of Mobile since April 2016. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I …

University of Mobile Professor Karen Dennis Published in National Journal

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MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Karen Dennis, assistant professor of education at University of Mobile, has had an article published in “Dimensions of Early Childhood,” a journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Dennis is the reading specialist and co-director of the Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning at the University of Mobile and has 21 years of experience as …