What I Learned From My Freshman Year

JoAnna Garrett Arts, Faith

Walking into my freshman year of college at the University of Mobile, I had no idea how it was going to turn out. I had certain expectations for how some of it would be, but for the most part, I was completely clueless. But, I knew God had a plan for me, and that was all that I needed. People …

Worship Technology is My Major

Katie West Arts, Experience

Worship Technology majors. We are the ones behind the curtains. We are the ones behind the sound or lighting boards. We are the ones behind video cameras or in video trucks. We are the ones that go unnoticed until something does not go as planned. At times, it is stressful. It is a position where everyone has to be on …

University of Mobile’s Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva Wins National Composition Prize

Kathy Dean Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – A solo piano composition titled “Think…Together” earned University of Mobile music professor and Steinway Artist Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva top honors from the National Federation of Music Clubs. Onalbayeva was named winner of the 2019 Glad Robinson Youse Composition Competition by the NFMC, the largest nonprofit organization in America that promotes and supports American music, performers and music …

Fully Embrace the College Experience

Travis Hudson Arts, Experience, Student Life

Some would say you can’t do everything, that you have to choose. But if you have two passions – in my case it’s medicine and music – you really can have it all. At least, that’s my experience as a student at the University of Mobile. I am a Pre-Med major and have also been very heavily involved in the …

Follow Your Heart to Your College Major

Ashton Mack Arts, Experience

Choosing a college major isn’t always easy. The first time I chose my major, I selected a degree that I felt family and friends expected for me. But while medicine fascinates me, it is not where my heart is. I have had a dream since I was a kid to sing. So when I had the opportunity to be part …

A Renewed Passion to Share the Gospel

Jess Strenth Arts, Experience

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel abroad with the Voices of Mobile to Romania and England. Although we prepared for this trip in prayer for months leading up to our departure, the people we met and the ways in which we experienced the movements of the Holy Spirit were beyond my expectations. I also didn’t expect the ways …

Jess Strenth — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Arts, UM Grad Success

Jess Strenth received the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating female, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Jess’s story: After a lifetime of looking forward to coming the University of Mobile, I graduated this month with two degrees: Bachelor of Science in Worship Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Many people wonder …

University of Mobile Professor Kadisha Onalbayeva to Play on Horowitz Piano

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s director of piano studies and professor of music, Kadisha Onalabayeva, will perform on the Horowitz piano on May 10 at 5 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11247 US-31, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 36527. Admission is free. Onalabayeva played on the Horowitz Steinway piano at a concert six years ago at Fairhope First Baptist Church, where …

University of Mobile Students Place 1st and 2nd at Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Competition

Amber Kelley Arts, Business, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile students are setting the pace for local entrepreneurs as they placed in the top two teams of Startup Weekend, an entrepreneurial competition developed by Google. The weekend event was held in Mobile on March 29-31 and drew participants from as far away as Birmingham and Pensacola. Startup Weekend is a global event in which …

University of Mobile Students Bring Life to Mobile History in Downtown Parking Garage

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. –University of Mobile students are bringing life to the history of Mobile by painting a mural in the parking garage under the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. “We want these walls to tell a story, the story of Mobile,” says Brandt Wilhelm, director of operations at the convention center. “The convention center has thousands of people come …