Faculty Mentors Make a Difference

Kathy Dean Alumni, Learning

Morgan Copes believes in following your passion – and in seeking advice along the way. That’s especially true if the advice comes from your former professors in the University of Mobile School of Business. Morgan’s passion is soccer, and he loved playing forward from 2005 to 2010 for the University of Mobile Rams. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor …

Student-Devoted: What Sets Us Apart

Heath Vester Learning

Most universities say they care about students, but from my own experience at University of Mobile, I know there is something that sets UM apart from the rest. At University of Mobile, it’s more than just a slogan; it’s a way of life embodied by each faculty and staff member. The idea that a student can truly be known by …

A New Year’s Resolution for Political Harmony

Julie Biskner, PhD Experience, Learning

We used to get along just fine, Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and progressives. For most of the 20th century, the two sides generally spoke of each other respectfully. By contrast, our current political climate is often described as “toxic.” I believe we can do better. As a professor of government and law at University of Mobile, I have the privilege …

The Most Important “Why” in Choosing a College

Luke Criss Experience, Learning, Purpose

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a college, and one of the most important is something you may not know to look for. It’s why I chose University of Mobile. University of Mobile is not your typical college. UM has deep convictions and a strong foundation that set it apart. As a high school student considering …

Decorating a Christmas Tree Like a Mathematician

Troy Henderson Learning

Last year, my wife and I ran out of tree lights while placing them on our Christmas tree.  We were too greedy with our strands at the bottom of the tree, and by the time we were nearing the top of the tree, we had exhausted our strands.  I made a quick trip to the store to get an additional …

What are you doing with your life?

Ali Gardner Experience, Faith, Learning

As an incoming freshman at University of Mobile, I got asked this question from time to time by those sweet elderly men and woman who were at my home church. I also got asked the same question quite often by a co-worker of my mom’s that was a close family friend. What are you doing with your life? This question …

University of Mobile Unveils ‘Most Advanced Patient-Care Educational Environment in the South’

Kathy Dean Learning, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s new $4.6 million healthcare and science education center is “the most advanced patient-care educational environment in the South,” said UM President Timothy L. Smith at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 30. “This development will forever change the way we educate at University of Mobile,” Smith said. It also will impact the region as the …

3 Important Things That Working in College Taught Me

Amber Kelley Experience, Learning

I love just going to my college classes, watching Netflix and taking random naps during the day more than anyone – but if you want to really grow and challenge yourself during your college years: pick up a part time job…or two or three. University of Mobile has many resources to help you get connected on campus and off campus: …

A Sociologist’s Advice for Freshmen

Cassidy Cooper Experience, Learning

As a first-generation college student, I felt prepared in many ways for my classes and curriculum in college, but lost when it came to navigating the social structure and institutional aspects of college.  I majored in psychology because I liked it and, quite frankly, because I knew what it meant.  I didn’t hear the word “sociology” until my sophomore year …

3 Ways to Succeed in College as a Student-Athlete or Performer

Rivers Brunson Learning

It’s no secret that resumes of college graduates with a combination of high GPAs and extracurricular activities are always moved to the top of the stack. This is because employers are looking for individuals with the ability to manage time well and succeed at multiple tasks simultaneously. But figuring out how to do that successfully as a college student can …