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Mount Union's 2022 Highlights

December 09, 2022

Mount Union Student Athlete Selected to Compete in the 2022 Deaflympics

Tyler Stack '24, is actively preparing for his debut on the USA Deaf Men's National Soccer Team as they travel to Caxias do Dul, Brazil this spring to compete in the Deaflympics.

Mount Union Faculty Awarded Course Material Grants from OhioLINK

Two University of Mount Union faculty. members were recently awarded the Ohio
M Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) Course Redesign Grants to aid in teaching with Open Education Resources (OER), which are high quality, adaptable course materials that do not cost anything for students to use.

Mount Union PT Professoor Bansal Earns National Research Award

Kanika Bansal, assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Mount Union, was recently presented with the 2022 Post Professional Student Research Award at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting.

Adkins '24 Names Mount Union Recipient of Ping Award

Ohio Campus Compact recently announced that Kaylee Adkins '24, a primary education major of Niles, Ohio, was the University of Mount Union's recipient of the 2022 Charles J. Ping Award.

Mount Union Students Collect More than 170 Easter Gifts for Local Children

University of Mount Union students recently assembled and delivered 174 Easter gifts for children through Project KARE that were created using donations from Mount Union students and employees as well as members of the community. 

Mount Union Announces Summer Data Camp for High School Students

The University of Mount Union is pleased to announce a new summer Data Camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in science, math, engineering, technology, and/or business this June on the University’s campus.

"Your Laptop, Their Future"- Mount Union Enactus Project Benefits Aliance Students

Enactus, a student-run organization at the University of Mount Union, successfully completed the service project, “2nd Life Laptop” in donating more than two dozen laptops to Alliance High School (AHS).

Boatright Selected for Prestigious Army Leadership Symposium

Bryan Boatright, assistant vice president for academic affairs and university registrar at the University of Mount Union, was recently selected to participate in the United States Army Cadet Command (USACC) Cadet Summer Training (CST) 22 Center of Influence (COI) Leadership Symposium.

Mount Union Announces New Program in Autism Studies

The University of Mount Union is pleased to announce the addition of a new minor in autism studies beginning in fall 2022.

Mount Union Geology Student Receives National Scholarship to Attend Field Camp

Easton Hitchens, a sophomore geology major, was the recipient of the 2022 J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Award of $2,000 which allowed him to attend The University of Akron’s Geology Field Camp this summer.

Mount Union Public Relations Students Develop Ads for Human Trafficking Non-Profit

During the 2022 spring semester, the University of Mount Union’s Media Copywriting course worked with James Knight, crime prevention specialist from the Stark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Rachel Larson ’04 Mount Union alumna and Partners Against Trafficking of Humans Stark (PATHS) volunteer to develop campaign ads for PATHS.

Mount Union is Home to International Students

Have you studied abroad? Do you want to immerse yourself in a different culture from yours? Do you speak a different language? If so, Mount Union has a great environment to do so. Studying abroad is immensely popular, and Mount Union is very encouraging to do so. However, it is also very welcoming to international and exchange students wanting to study abroad in the U.S.

Lazzara '24 First Mount Union Student to Present at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

Braydon Lazzara ’24 made history as the first University of Mount Union student to attend and present at the Injury Biomechanics Symposium at The Ohio State University, held from May 22-24. Lazzara’s research studied the secondary effects of heading a soccer ball on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee.

Mount Union Introduces New Student-Athlete Mentorship Program

Mount Union’s sport business program, in conjunction with the Office of Athletics has announced a Student-Athlete Mentorship Program that will help student athletes with their academic, athletic and professional careers.

Mount Union Exercise Science Students Place Second at International Research Conference

Seven students from the University of Mount Union’s Department of Exercise, Sport, and Nutrition Sciences shared their original research at the International Society of Sports Nutrition 19th Academic Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Abigail Stack '24 and Lauren Roncone '24 won 2nd place for Best Undergraduate Research Poster.

Hoffman '22 and Stitzel '22 "Bridge the Gap" By Winning Poster Competition at International Conference

The University of Mount Union’s civil engineering student group was one of two winners for the International Bridge Conference’s (IBC) James D. Cooper student poster competition, which is open to college engineering students worldwide. With less than 20 total winners of the James D. Cooper competition, the group made history as the first Mount Union students to receive this honor.

Mount Union Senior Class Honors Late Classmate Through Scholarship

Students in the University of Mount Union’s Class of 2022 dedicated their class gift in honor of their late classmate, Sydney Kleptach.

New Campus Enhancements Rolled Out for Fall Semester

Over the summer, Mount Union worked on new additions to enhance the campus for students, staff, and faculty members to enjoy once on campus in the fall.

Mount Union Ranked for 32nd Consecutive Year, Earns New Classification from US News and World Report

In addition to being ranked for the 32nd consecutive year, the University of Mount Union is also proud to have earned Regional University status from U.S. News and World Report as part of its 2023 Best Colleges Rankings. 

Stark Community Foundation Awards $100K Grant for Community Center Authored by UMU's Schroeder, Still

The Stark Community Foundation (SCF) recently awarded a $100,000 grant to support the Alliance Area Community Learning Center for Adults, Youth and Children. The initiative is being led by Dr. Kristine Still, founding dean of the College of Applied and Social Sciences at the University of Mount Union, and Abby Schroeder, director of Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service.

Mount Union Men's Soccer Team Makes an Impact

The Mount Union Men's Soccer Team partnered with Team Impact to sign on a new member of the team.

First Mount Union Veterans Day Event Honors Those Who Served

A capacity crowd gathered in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Friday to recognize the men and women who have honorably served the United States as part of the University of Mount Union’s first on-campus event celebrating Veterans Day.

Pittman Gives $10,000 Gift to Support Mount Union Engineering

Students in the Integrated Marketing Communications class taught by Professor Mark McConnell recently completed two community engaged learning assignments.

Mount Union Recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting

The University of Mount Union has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation.