5 Things You Will Need For Your Dorm

Amber Kelley Experience, Student Life

Moving into a dorm for the first time can be super stressful. You will feel like you’re not going to bring the right things or like you’re going to bring the wrong things. I have thought through 5 items that I used habitually in my dorm throughout my four years at the University of Mobile. These things were VITAL! 1. …

Why Marine Science?

Kathryn Gray Experience, Learning, Sciences

Everyone majoring in Marine Science at the University of Mobile is required to spend a summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab taking classes specific to our field. This is an incredible program that allows marine biology students at every school in Alabama to spend hands-on time in the field getting in-depth knowledge on all kinds of ocean-related topics. Two …

Worship at Cinque Terre in Italy

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

Scripture speaks of creation worshiping God – mountains, rocks, animals. Sometimes God brings us to places He has uniquely created and He gives us the opportunity to worship with creation, to worship Him for creation – and sometimes that place happens to be in Italy.  University of Mobile senior Adam Olszewski tells how this happened during Youth Hostel Missions, the …

23 Hours and a Conversation Later

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

While traveling internationally, it’s easy to get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of things that we forget there are people who are passing us, sitting next to us and even talking to us. If we are lucky, we open our eyes and see a soul, a person that God has called us to reach. University of Mobile …

Cloudy Day in Switzerland Sends Clear Message

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

  Living on the Alabama coast, you get to see the beauty of God’s hand controlling gulf waters while the waves crash along the beach – but every once in a while, you get to travel across the big ocean and see God’s powerful, creating hand in places you never thought possible. University of Mobile graduating senior Josiah Pruett experienced …

Tips for Academic Success

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience, Learning

College is one of the best times of your life. You learn more about yourself, the world around you, and others. It is a time of discovery all around. But you cannot learn without studying. There are many strategies related to studying, and University of Mobile students can learn about them in Freshman Seminar classes and through the Student Success …

International Travel Changed My Life

Amber Kelley Experience, Faith

International travel often changes who we are. It challenges us to consider new perspectives, helps us interact with those who are different from us, and leaves us with special memories of missed trains, delayed flights and new foods. That – and much more – happened during a Youth Hostel Missions trip to John Matheou, a senior majoring in worship leadership …

Tips for Freshmen from University of Mobile Alumni

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience

We recently asked University of Mobile alumni what advice they would give to incoming freshmen. Here is what they said! Ashleigh Coats’09 Don’t go home every weekend The few years at UM are some of the most treasured, don’t rush them Get at minor in business, it’ll be useful in more careers than you think Angel Grimes ’01 Be involved …

What is Ram Rush?

Amber Kelley Experience, Student Life

Ram Rush is a pretty big deal around the University of Mobile. So, I brought in Lydia Smith, who is a part of the Ram Rush committee, and asked her about all things Ram Rush. Enjoy our conversation! What is Ram Rush? Ram Rush is the most action-packed, event-filled week on campus. Ram Rush gives incoming students a low pressure …

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 …