Dan Goswick ‘15

Dan Goswick ‘15

Major: Marketing
Hometown:Amherst, Ohio

The students definitely set Mount Union apart from other colleges and universities. It was something I noticed the first time I was on campus, how inherently nice everyone was by doing the littlest things

Campus News

State-Wide Financial Aid Event to be held at Mount Union College

January 15, 2008

Mount Union College will host the state-wide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) on Sunday, February 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Solstice Celebration to be Held at the Nature Center

January 11, 2008

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Dr. Robert Kunkel to be Inducted into the OFIC Hall of Excellence

January 17, 2008

Dr. Robert S. Kunkel, Jr., long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Union College, will be inducted into the 2008 Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) Hall of Excellence at its Evening of Excellence to be held Wednesday, April 9 at Columbus Renaissance Hotel.Kunkel is one of the nation’s leading voices in the study of headaches. His leadership roles in his profession are extensive. Highlighting his commitment is his service to the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors, for which he served as president from 1994-2005 and vice president from 1983-1994. He also served as president of the Oho Headache Association from 2000-2005 and was acting chairman from 1996-2000. A fellow with the American College of Physician, Kunkel is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Great Lakes Interurban Club and the International Headache Society.“Dr. Kunkel is a distinguished alumnus, a member of our Board of Trustees for more than three decades, and a world-renowned voice in his profession,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union College. “His career with the Cleveland Clinic is highly regarded and his professional accomplishments and service are indeed of the highest order. His service to his profession, his community and his fellow man make him a well-rounded, model liberal arts graduate. The Mount Union College family is very proud of Dr. Kunkel.”Kunkel has served on the editorial board of Headache Quarterly since 1990 and has served as associate editor of Pain Management and as a member of the specialty advisory board of Modern Medicine. He has also served as the United States Representative on the Committee to Reclassify Headaches of the International Headache Society, serving as char for two subcommittees.Kunkel is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Board of Governors Award for Distinguished Community Service through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the National Migraine Foundation Lectureship Award, the John Graham Senior Clinician Award through the American Association for the Study of Headache and the Patient Partner Award through the National Headache Foundation. A nationally-recognized expert, Kunkel is the author of a multitude of articles and book chapters and is the co-editor of “Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment.” His most recent publication “Headaches”  serves as a home reference for patients and caregivers. He is currently in the publishing process of a second book.A 1955 graduate of Mount Union, Kunkel attended Western Reserve University and earned his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Cleveland Clinic as an intern in 1960 and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine. Later, he served in the U. S. Army as a physician stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Upon his return to the Clinic, Kunkel served as staff physician in the Section of Headache in the Department of Internal Medicine and in the Section of Headache in the Department of Neurology. Currently, he maintains his practice and has acted as a consultant for the Section of Headache since 1999.Kunkel has served as a dedicated member of the Mount Union College Board of Trustees since 1975. He has served the board as vice president, secretary, a member of the executive committee and vice chairman of the presidential search committee. He was elected trustee emeritus in 2002, and remains an active member in this role. Kunkel has also served the College in various fund raising volunteer roles during three significant campaigns. He has hosted events and personally supported each campaign with significant commitments. Along with his three siblings, Dr. Kunkel established the Dr. Robert and Martha Kunkel Pre-Med Scholarship in honor of their father and mother. The Kunkels are members of the College Heritage Society in recognition of a generous deferred gift. Kunkel was honored with the Alumni Service Award in 1993 in acknowledgement of outstanding achievement in a chosen or professional field and for service to the College or to the community. The award represents the highest honor an alumnus/alumna can receive from Mount Union.An active member and leader at the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church, he and his wife, Brenda, are also active in the Mayfield Curling Club where Kunkel has served as chair and vice chair.Since 1950, OFIC has been partnering with Ohio’s businesses, foundations and other donors to assist students with financial need obtain a college education. Established in 1987, the OFIC Hall of Excellence Award honors outstanding alumni on an annual basis. 2008 marks the 22nd Evening of Excellence to be held in celebration of distinguished alumni who exemplify the values of a liberal arts education.

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Sensation/Symbol Art Exhibit to be Held at Mount Union College

January 14, 2008

Mount Union College will feature figure paintings by Robert Raack and Lawrence Alboum from January 14 through February 3 in the Crandall Art Gallery.Raack, whose predominant subject is the human figure, paints from direct observation. His digital images are derived from photographs he has taken and extensively reworked to express a particular psychological state.“One of my chief interests is in observing how the surrounding space influences and supports the human posture and how the posture and presence affects my reading of the surrounding space,” said Raack.Raack, a well known throughout the region as a consummate watercolor and figurative painter, earned a master of fine arts degree in painting from Kent State University and taught painting, drawing and design at the Cleveland Institute of Art for 23 years. He currently teaches at Baldwin-Wallace College and Youngstown State University.Alboum, who likes to paint the human figure set in simplified backgrounds, keeps his forms and compositions concise and structural.“My objective is to use a sense of simplicity to enrich the personal and symbolic themes of my figurative work,” said Alboum. “I use a generally tart color sense along with linear enforcement to create a feeling of depth, while retaining an emphasis on the picture plane.”Alboum, who attended New York University and Newark Art School, has exhibited extensively in New York and New Jersey as well as locally and abroad.An artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 5-7 p.m. Harp music for the reception will be provided by Jaclyn Kurtz, a senior music education major of Hudson and student of Katherine Bracy.Crandall Gallery, which is located at the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue between Cope Musical Hall and Rodman Playhouse, is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

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Mount Union College Joins Growing List of Higher Education Leaders to Fight Global Warming

January 15, 2008

Mount Union College President Dr. Richard F. Giese has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating the College’s global warming emissions, and accelerating educational efforts toward sustainability.

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Star Observation Night to be Held January 18 at Mount Union College

January 15, 2008

The Mount Union College Society of Physics Students will hold a star observation night on Friday, January 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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Nature Center to Hold Walk with a Naturalist January 13

January 09, 2008

 

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Na’im Akbar Presents Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address at Mount Union College

January 18, 2008

Author and orator Dr. Na’im Akbar served as the keynote speaker at Mount Union College in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Thursday, January 17 in the Mount Union Theatre.“Please don’t forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was just not a black hero, but an American hero of the highest possible form,” said Akbar.Akbar believes that if it wasn’t for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all of his contributions to the Civil Rights movement, there would not be a woman or a man of African decent running for president in the upcoming election. If it wasn’t for him, they would never have had the opportunity to be a part of the decision process.Although Akbar is fully aware that America isn’t the same America that it was 40 years ago, he also realizes that America isn’t living up to all that it can be. America has changed in some ways; in victories, unexpected losses and collateral damage. “We as Americans have lost much of that dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had tried to express,” said Akbar.Akbar then challenged the audience with the question “Is America integrated?”He continued by asking the audience members if they believe America is integrated simply because we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month or have parades on January 25 and multicultural departments at colleges and universities around the country.  Then he asked “Are we integrated because courses are offered in African American studies?“We thought that we had changed,” Akbar added.  “Then along came Hurricane Katrina that took the mask off the issue of poverty.  Poverty is still an underlying issue. We watched people being stripped of their dignity and belongings.”Akbar believes that, as a country, we don’t see the reality of the poor black women trying to raise a family alone in Cleveland, Cincinnati and other cities around the world. He believes poverty still comes in a predictable form - color. Despite the NBA, NFL, Oprah Winfrey and musical artists, Akbar said that America still has not changed the reality of the predictable disadvantage of color.“It is still the same as it was on the plantation,” he said.  “Another loss, another paradox.“We thought we had been transformed,” he added. “But we didn’t exemplify the real transformation that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to articulate. We have lost our willingness to stand up and say, ‘No! America you aren’t being all that you can be.’”Recognized as one of the great thinkers and orators of our time, Akbar was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award at Florida State University. Currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Florida State, he has served as president of the National Association of Black Psychologists, on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Studies and as associate editor of the Journal of Black Psychology. The author of Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery, The Community of Self, Visions for Black Men and Know Thyself, Akbar is also the recipient of scores of plaques and awards.More activities celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at Mount Union on Monday, January 21, including the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon and Awards Ceremony featuring speaker Renee Powell, member of the LPGA.

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Mount Union College Purchases Henschen Property

January 15, 2008

Mount Union College has purchased the property and buildings located at 906 S. Union Ave. from the Henschen Motor Company.

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Mount Union College Community Luncheons Scheduled for Spring 2008

January 04, 2008

The Community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking, and conversation) which began last September will continue for the Spring Semester, starting Tuesday, February 19 at Mount Union College.

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