University of Mount Union
University of Mount Union Motto Sit Lux Established 1846 Type Private liberal arts Endowment $120 million President Richard F. Giese, Ph.D. Undergraduates 2,200 Location Alliance, Ohio, USA
Campus Suburban (115 acres) Colors Purple and White
Nickname Purple Raiders Mascot MUcaw Affiliations United Methodist Church
NCAA Division III
Mount Union enrolls 2200 undergraduates. Approximately 50 percent are women and 50 percent are men, representing more than 22 states and 13 countries. Mount Union has an active alumni base of more than 13,000 graduates located around the world. Admission to the University has always been predicated on academic excellence and promise.
For more than a century the college has been officially connected with the Methodist Church. It is now affiliated with the East Ohio, West Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Conferences of the United Methodist Church.
History and profile
Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as "a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the humanities and there would be no distinction due to race, color or sex." In approximately 1911, Scio College of Scio, Ohio merged with Mount Union, moving faculty to the Mount Union campus and abandoning the Scio campus.
Mount Union College was renamed the University of Mount Union effective August 1, 2010.
Mount Union offers 55 majors and 53 minors of academic coursework in keeping with the liberal arts tradition. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of departments and majors to discover potential talents and interests. Through general education course requirements, students are able to familiarize themselves to a variety of majors and minors. Students are also encouraged to meet their academic departmental adviser, to find guidance in deciding what majors and minors are most advantageous.
As of Summer 2010, Mount Union offers degree programs in the following:
Majors (* major only) Minors Accounting Adolescence to young adult education American Studies African-American studies Art Astronomy Asian Studies Business Administration Athletic Training Classics Biochemistry (*) Database Management Biology Earth Science Chemistry Gender Studies Civil Engineering (*) Internet Computing Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (*) Multiage Education Communication Pre-law Computer Science Public service Criminal Justice Web design Early Childhood Education Leadership Economics English: literature English: writing Environmental Science Exercise Science Finance (*) Financial Mathematics (*) French Geology German Health Healthcare Management (*) History Human Resource Management (*) Information Systems International Business and Economics (*) International Studies Intervention specialist (special education) Japanese Mathematics Mechanical Engineering (*) Media Computing (*) Medical Technology (*) Middle Childhood Education Music Music Education (*) Music Performance (*) Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Self-defined Interdisciplinary Studies Sociology Spanish Sport Business Theatre Management (*) Marketing (*)
The University also offers pre-professional programs in pre-health professions (pre-medicine), pre-law and pre-ministry as well as Army ROTC.
Mount Union school colors are purple and white and competes in the Ohio Athletic Conference and in NCAA Division III athletics. The teams are nicknamed Purple Raiders, and the school's mascot is MUcaw, a purple macaw.
Mount Union sponsors 11 men's varsity teams: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, swimming, tennis and wrestling. The school also sponsors 10 women's varsity teams: basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
Club sports include bowling and men's/women's lacrosse. Lacrosse will become a varsity sport in the fall of 2012.
Mount Union's football, led by head coach Larry Kehres, which has won a record 10 Division III national championships—all since 1993. Mount Union holds the all-division record for consecutive victories at 54, which ended in their loss to Rowan University (Glassboro, New Jersey)during the semifinals on December 12, 1999. The Purple Raiders won 110 consecutive regular-season games between 1994 and 2005, posted 14 undefeated regular seasons, won 16 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, and had the best overall record in the 1990s (120-7-1 .941).
National Championships: 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Mount Union's communications students can reach out to their student body through the school newspaper, The Dynamo, or the school's radio station, 91.1 WRMU. The Dynamo was established in 1889 and its slogan is "A source of Light and Power since 1889." WRMU is called "The Radio Voice of Mount Union College." Its format is smooth jazz on the weekdays, with oldies/rock on the weekends, and DJ's choice from 10 pm to 2 am every weeknight.
One of the most popular programs for students at Mount Union College is the music program. Students can get involved in many kinds of bands or choirs, including Concert Choir, Mount Union Alliance Chorale, Opera Workshop, Alliance Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Strings, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and more.
The Theatre Department puts on two productions every fall, and varying productions in the spring. Every spring semester alternates between a musical and a straight play every year for the main stage show, and every spring there are also student-directed one-acts. Theatre productions are open to all students, regardless of major or class rank.
- Men's fraternities
- Alpha Tau Omega (Alpha Nu chapter)
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Ohio Sigma chapter),
- Sigma Nu (Beta Iota chapter)
- Phi Kappa Tau (Epsilon chapter)
- Women's sororities
- Alpha Xi Delta (Gamma chapter)
- Alpha Chi Omega (Alpha Eta chapter)
- Alpha Delta Pi (Gamma Theta chapter)
- Delta Sigma Tau (Alpha) (local).
- Service fraternities
- Alpha Phi Omega (Xi Upsilon chapter).
- Sigma Theta Epsilon (Mens Christian Fraternity) (Delta Chapter)
- Honor Societies
- Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre) (Alpha Tau cast)
- Kappa Kappa Psi (Band) (Iota Lambda chapter)
- Kappa Pi (Art) (Zeta Alpha Sigma chapter)
- Mu Phi Epsilon (Music) (Phi chapter)
- Kappa Delta Pi (Education) (Omega Iota chapter)
- Alpha Lambda Delta (First year)
- Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language)
- Sigma Tau Delta (English) (Upsilon Upsilon chapter)
- Tau Pi Phi (Accounting, Business, & Economics)
- Psi Chi (Psychology)
- Shuvo Roy - Associate professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Science, University of California, San Francisco. Developed an artificial kidney.
- DW (Dave) Drouillard - vocalist, songwriter and musician
- Will Lamartine Thompson - composer
- Tyler Turkle - filmmaker, painter and sculpture
- Jim Ballard - Former Mount Union quarterback, member of the College Football Hall of Fame, QB in the Arena Football League - Canadian Football League, and NFL Europe. Commissioner of the American Indoor Football League.
- Paul Bixler - former head football coach at Ohio State University and Colgate University.
- Dom Capers - Former defensive back of the Mount Union Purple Raiders. Former National Football League Head Coach for the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans). Current defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.
- Dick Crum - head football coach for Miami University, North Carolina and Kent State University
- Wilmer Fleming - halfback for the NFL's Canton Bulldogs
- Pierre Garçon - American football wide receiver, drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2008 NFL Draft, 205th overall.
- Larry Kehres - Highest winning percentage as a Head Coach in College Football (All Divisions) - 303-23-3/.925
- Nate Kmic - Purple Raiders running back from 2005–08. First player in any division of NCAA football with 8,000 career rushing yards.
- Frank Lauterbur - head football coach for the University of Toledo,
- Ron Lynn - Assistant Football Coach, Stanford University.
- Harry March - National Football League executive, second American Football League founder, medical doctor for the pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants executive, professional football historian and promoter, author of Pro Football: Its Ups and Downs.
- Cecil Shorts III - American football wide receiver, drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2011 NFL Draft, 114th overall.
- LeRoy Sprankle - high school sports coach and athletics advocate in Eastern Tennessee and South Florida, often referred to as the "Father of East Tennessee Sports"
- E. J. Stewart - former college football coach, professional football player-coach, general manager and founder of the "Ohio League's" Massillon Tigers
- Bowman Foster Ashe - first president of the University of Miami
- Victor Boschini - Current Chancellor of Texas Christian University
- Henry Solomon Lehr - Founder, Ohio Northern University
- Charles Armstrong - virologist, physician in the U.S. Public Health Service
- Richard Drake - Professor of surgery Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine.
Politics and law
- Thomas H. Anderson - United States federal judge
- Christopher A. Boyko - United States federal judge
- Allen Foster Cooper - U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
- David Hollingsworth - U.S. Congressman from Ohio and one of the organizers of the Ohio State bar association, serving as its chairman in 1908.
- Lyman U. Humphrey - 11th Governor of Kansas
- Samuel Austin Kendall - U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
- Philander Knox - Attorney General of the United States in the cabinets of Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, Senator of Pennsylvania, and United States Secretary of State for President William Howard Taft
- C. Ellis Moore - U.S. Congressman from Ohio
- Miner G. Norton - U.S. Congressman from Ohio
- Ralph Regula - U.S. Congressman from Ohio
- Brian L. Stafford - the 20th Director of the United States Secret Service
- W. Aubrey Thomas - U.S. Congressman from Ohio
- James Midwinter Freeman - clergyman and writer
- John William Hamilton - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
- Francis Enmer Kearns - Bishop of the Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church
- Charles Bayard Mitchell - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
- Wesley Matthias Stanford - Bishop of the United Evangelical Church
- De Scott Evans, noted 19th Century artist, former head of Mount Union art department
- ^ "University of Mount Union". US News and World Report. 2011. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-mount-union-3083. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- ^ Ohio History Central
- ^ "Mount Union to adopt identification as university". The Repository. 2009-10-04. http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x576537192/Mount-Union-to-adopt-identification-as-university. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
- ^ "Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory". University of California, San Francisco. http://bts.ucsf.edu/roy/people.html. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- ^ Turner, Jamie (July 17, 2008). "Mount Union's Jim Ballard eager for College Football Hall of Fame induction". The Plain Dealer. http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/07/mount_unions_jim_ballard_eager.html. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
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