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UMobile Students and Faculty Trade Textbooks for Hula Hoops to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

University of Mobile’s Dr. Cassidy Cooper, assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Bethany Bear, assistant professor of English, along with UMobile student volunteers, helped lead an afterschool program called “Healthy Moves and Munchies” which promotes active lifestyles for children. 

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UMobile Students Make Spiritual Journey in Spain

A team of students from the University of Mobile, led by Spanish Instructor Maria Lourdes Baumer, travelled to Portugal in the summer of 2014 to take part in the historic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. The group walked over 100 kilometers in just eight days to reach their destination of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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University of Mobile Project Serve Impacts Community, Students

As the morning breeze swept over their campus, about 1,200 students, faculty and staff gathered in front of J. L. Bedsole Library at the University of Mobile. Wearing crimson T-shirts bearing the words “Project Serve” over an outline of the city of Mobile skyline, they heard university president Dr. Mark Foley give them the theme for their day of service.

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UMobile School of Christian Ministries Reaches 50th and 51st Countries

Students from the University of Mobile have a legacy of Christian service to both local and foreign communities. The School of Christian Ministries continued this tradition during Spring semester 2014, sending 15 of its own members to reach the people of Moldova and Haiti. The students, divided into two separate teams, sacrificed their own time and money to reach the University of Mobile’s 50th and 51st countries ministered to through University Missions.

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UMobile Delta Mu Delta Inducts New Members

The University of Mobile’s Kappa Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society inducted new students on April 9. The honor society recognizes and rewards superior scholastic achievement by majors in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, and master of business administration programs. 

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University of Mobile Professor Elected President of Alabama Historical Association

Dr. Lonnie A. Burnett, assistant vice president for academic affairs and professor of history at the University of Mobile, has been elected to serve as president of the Alabama Historical Association for 2014-2015. The announcement was made at the organization’s recent annual meeting held this year in Scottsboro, Ala.

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UMobile Film & Theatre Guest Speaker Series Features ‘Yellow Day’ Film Producers/Director

The University of Mobile Film and Theatre program will feature a talk by “Yellow Day” executive producer and director G.P. Galle Jr. and producing partner Blake Hester. The two have created the faith-based film “Yellow Day” which was filmed in Mobile and will be released this year.

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UMobile Hosts Exhibit by Ceramics Artist Maria Spies

The University of Mobile art department will host artwork from local ceramics artist Maria Spies at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery through Feb. 28. Spies will present a demonstration at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 with a reception to follow. The gallery is located in the Ben May Building on the UMobile campus, 5735 College Parkway.

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Founding President of University of Mobile, Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., Dies at Age 95

University of Mobile founding president and chancellor Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., who was named Mobilian of the Year in 1983, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the age of 95.  A memorial service for the World War II veteran, civic leader and ordained pastor will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mobile. A family graveside service will be held at Montrose Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

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