- 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.
Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.
To accomplish the mission, the University faculty has established the following Undergraduate Learning Goals:
I. Demonstrate Core Abilities
A. Demonstrate ability to acquire and assess information.
B. Demonstrate research skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
C. Develop ability to think critically.
D. Develop ability to think creatively.
E. Develop communication skills.
II. Foundational Knowledge and Integration
A. Acquire knowledge in humanities, arts and sciences.
B. Demonstrate the use of concepts and methods in humanities, arts, and sciences.
C. Develop the ability to view the world from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
D. Integrate knowledge and techniques across multiple disciplines.
III. Preparation for Fulfilling Lives
A. Acquire the tools for self-development in order to assess and improve physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth and wellness.
B. Find and cultivate intellectual pursuits.
C. Find and cultivate pursuits for personal enrichment.
IV. Preparation for Meaningful Work
A. Acquire discipline specific knowledge and skills needed at a professional level.
B. Demonstrate use of discipline specific knowledge and skills.
C. Integrate discipline specific knowledge and abilities with multiple disciplinary perspectives.
D. Develop ability to collaborate with others to solve problems.
V. Preparation for Responsible Citizenship
A. Develop knowledge and appreciation of the individual's culture and other cultures in a global context.
B. Understand and employ ethics within diverse cultural, social, professional, environmental and personal settings.
C. Demonstrate civic engagement by active involvement in and beyond the classroom.