How to Relieve College Stress

Sydney Snow Experience

College is one of the best experiences of your life, especially with the friendly community that exists at the University of Mobile. You learn more about yourself, make friends that will last a lifetime, and decide on your career. Although it can be a fun time, there are also times where you can find yourself in a stressful situation. Maybe …

University of Mobile Homecoming Oct. 1-2 Celebrates 60th Diamond Anniversary

Sydney Snow Experience, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile invites alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff to celebrate its 60th anniversary at Homecoming Weekend Oct. 1-2. Events include a concert by Big Daddy Weave, a Dove Award winning band whose members met on the UM campus. “We are thrilled to be celebrating the university’s 60th anniversary this year,” said Allie Ratcliff, director …

How to Thrive as a College Commuter

Sydney Snow Experience

I spent my freshman year living on-campus at the University of Mobile. In that year, I made friends that supported me no matter where I lived. When I moved back home in my sophomore year, I struggled with the thought of being unable to attend activities hosted by the university due to distance and a part-time job. However, I discovered …

Q&A with UM History Professor Michael Robinson

Kathy Dean Experience, Learning

Dr. Michael Robinson knows what it’s like to step into a job right out of college and realize, from the very first day, that it’s not your calling. He also knows what it’s like to take a step back, regroup, and pursue a different career path that you truly love. Now, as associate professor of history in the College of …

Tucker Hill Intramural Soccer

College Intramurals: Count the Laughs, Not the Score

Tucker Hill Experience, Student Life

Here’s one of my favorite memories from the University of Mobile’s intramural soccer season. Our team is racing down the field – three of us and only the goalkeeper to block us – my teammate takes the shot… off the crossbar right to me! I get set, hoping I’ll score a midair volley… completely missed the ball, but it rolls …

University of Mobile Releases ‘UM Day’ Schedule and $2,000 Scholarship Offer

Zac Douglas Experience, News, Student Life

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile has scheduled multiple “UM Days,” a chance for prospective students and parents to preview the campus, learn about academic programs offered, and receive a $2,000 scholarship for visiting campus. UM Days for the 2020-2021 academic year are: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021; Monday, Oct. 11, 2021; Friday, Oct. 29, 2021; Friday, Nov. 19, 2021; …

Q&A with RamCorps Music Prof Kenn Hughes

Kathy Dean Arts, Experience

A RamCorps performance is something you’ll never forget. What you might not notice right away is the quiet professor who is usually standing off to the side as these talented students in the Alabama School of the Arts capture the spotlight. Kenn Hughes, music chair and associate dean for the Alabama School of the Arts, teaches more than musical excellence …

Q&A with UM Golf Coach TJ Jackson

Kathy Dean Experience

There is nothing better than being on a golf course when the weather is nice, says TJ Jackson. Fortunately, there are a lot of nice days in Mobile, Alabama, where Jackson is head men’s and women’s golf coach at the University of Mobile. Plus, UM’s 4-day academic week gives students Fridays off, meaning even more time on the golf course. …

Q&A with UM Music Professor Christopher Lovely

Kathy Dean Arts, Experience, Learning

Rehearsals, performances, travel, class attendance and assignments, campus events and afternoon trips to the beach can make every day exciting – and sometimes a bit overwhelming –  for students in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile. But mentoring from professors like Dr. Christopher Lovely help ASOTA students stay focused on what’s truly important. “Though life …

Q&A with UM Psychology Professor Aimee Var

Kathy Dean Experience, Health, Sciences

When Aimee Var was an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish and English, she wanted to become a researcher in linguistics. But over time, she became more interested in the applied side of psychology – especially after moving back to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and starting a job at what was then known as the Mobile …