University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union
Mount Union logo.png
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
40°54′17″N 81°6′38″W / 40.90472°N 81.11056°W / 40.90472; -81.11056Coordinates: 40°54′17″N 81°6′38″W / 40.90472°N 81.11056°W / 40.90472; -81.11056
Campus Suburban (115 acres)
Colors Purple and White
           
Nickname Purple Raiders
Mascot MUcaw
Affiliations United Methodist Church
NCAA Division III
Website http://www.mountunion.edu/

The University of Mount Union is a 4-year private, coeducational, liberal arts college in Alliance, Ohio.

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.

Mount Union has been ranked for 14 consecutive years as a top college in the Midwest and is also ranked as a "Best Buy" for regional liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.[1]

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.

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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,[2] 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.[3]

Academic programs

85 percent of the faculty at Mount Union have earned a doctoral or terminal degree with graduate training at universities in the United States and Europe.

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.

Athletics

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.

Football

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

Student activities

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.

Greek life

There are four major social fraternities and four major social sororities with chapters at the institution.

Men's fraternities
Women's sororities
Service fraternities
Honor Societies

Notable alumni

Science

Arts

Athletics

Education

Medical

  • 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

Religion

Notable faculty

  • De Scott Evans, noted 19th Century artist, former head of Mount Union art department

References

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