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Entries for June 2011

National Award-Winning Columnist Quin Hillyer Joins University of Mobile as Writer-in-Residence

National award-winning columnist Quin Hillyer, whose sharp insights into American politics have made him a “must-read” for politicians, policy makers and political observers, has been named Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mobile. Hillyer will write a weekly column, “Current Events with Quin Hillyer,” which will address important issues facing the nation. To receive the free email column, go to and click on “sign up.”

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be Keynote Speaker at University of Mobile Leadership Banquet

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet on Nov. 10, which also celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary, UMobile President Dr. Mark Foley announced today. For information on tickets and sponsorships, visit or call the UMobile Development Office at 251.442.2212 or email

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UMobile School of Education Students Receive Hands-on Experience in Uganda

University of Mobile School of Education students will gain hands-on experiences through an international service project in Uganda June 24-July 5. UMobile students participating in the project will teach students from another culture and share their educational ideas with teachers in hosting schools.

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Education Students Get Creative in 'Storytelling & Puppetry' Class

University of Mobile students majoring in education were making puppets, flannel board figures and putting on a puppet show Thursday, June 2 as part of their "Storytelling and Puppetry" class taught by Cynthia Biegler, professor of education and chair of the Department of Early Childhood Education.

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Mobile Rock and Gem Society Donates to UMobile Science Department

University of Mobile Associate Professor of Biology Steve Carey accepted a $500 donation on behalf of the UMobile Department of Natural Sciences from the Mobile Rock and Gem Society. The donation helped support students participating in a week-long trip to study severe weather on the Great Plans and investigate the geology of the region.

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UMobile President Mark Foley, Twelve23 Director Joe Savage to Lead Session at Global Day of Prayer

University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley and UMobile’s Twelve23 Movement director Dr. Joe Savage have been invited to lead a session about the university’s grassroots movement to transform a nation during the 2011 Global Day of Prayer, a worldwide movement started a decade ago in Cape Town, South Africa.

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