- Emily Baumgardner ’14
- Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
- Major: Chemistry
My grandparents are alumni of Mount Union and are still very active on campus. I grew up with the University, wearing Mount Union hoodies in elementary school and getting Raider gear every year for Christmas. I actually chose to attend Mount Union partially because my grandparents live nearby and the closeness of the campus community. I knew I would get more out of an education if I could have the type of one-on-one relationships with professors that Mount Union offers.
Cincinnati - Fall 2005
November 5-6, 2005
A Cultural Exploration: A Road to Freedom
Located in Cincinnati, OH, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today. Made up of three buildings that symbolize the cornerstones of freedom - courage, cooperation, and perseverance - the Freedom Center's curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.
Travel Itinerary: The group will travel on Saturday, November 5 by bus to Cincinnati, OH (4 hrs.) to visit the National Underground Freedom Center. That evening after touring the Freedom Center, the group will head to the Newport on the Levee (located just across the Ohio River) home of the Newport Aquarium, Gameworks, Fat Fish Blue, AMC 20, Mitchell's Fish Market and many other shops and restaurants. On Sunday, November 6 we will attend a non-denominational church service, have lunch and then return to the College.
Lodging: Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront (Downtown area)
200 Crescent Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, United States 41011
- Payment is due on or before Monday, October 16
- Round trip bus ride;
- 1 night lodging at the Hampton Inn (quadruple occupancy)
- Admission into the Freedom Center
The Multicultural Retreat (MCR) is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to experience the multiculturalism of the United States of America. Students along with faculty and staff from the College travel to metropolitan areas to absorb the unique diversity which cities offer. In addition, the MCR gives students an opportunity to share with others their own uniqueness and individual identity as well as to engage in dialogue with others from the campus community. On the retreat, students, faculty, and staff engage in group-building, intellectual and recreational activities in forming genuine friendships with peers as we discuss concepts of diversity, culture, and American society. In addition, an adequate amount of free time is incorporated into the retreat for roaming city neighborhoods, having fellowship with retreat participants and local residents, catching dinner in stylish ethnic restaurants, visiting brilliant museums and exhibits, and exploring major city attractions.