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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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Fisher-Brewer Professional Recording Studio Dedicated

The University of Mobile dedicated its new Fisher-Brewer Recording Studio “into the hands of God” on Feb. 27 as a tool to be used to honor and glorify Him. The professional studio, outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art recording technology, is a key component of the Christian university’s new record label, 8Eighty Records.

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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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University of Mobile Board of Trustees Reaffirms 'Distinctively Christian' Focus for Future

The University of Mobile Board of Trustees unanimously reaffirmed the Baptist-affiliated university’s “distinctively Christian” focus during its fall meeting. The action had the dual purpose of validating the direction the university has been pursuing to fully integrate a Christian worldview into all areas of the school, while at the same time expressing a commitment to continue that focus into the future.

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Intramurals Promotes Christian Values Plus Fun Competition

The Mighty Unicorns and Goonsquad might be unusual names, but for fans and players at the University of Mobile they represent intramural squads who fought with their heart and soul like they were playing the NAIA Championship Tournament. But racking up the highest score isn’t the only way intramural teams at this Christian university play to win.

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Miss UM Pageant set for Feb. 2; Tickets at the Door

The University of Mobile will host the 2013 Miss University of Mobile Pageant at the Saraland High School Auditorium on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The pageant is an official Miss Alabama and Miss America preliminary. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for students with an ID card and will be available at the door the night of the pageant.

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University of Mobile Artist-in-Residence Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva Named Steinway Artist

Steinway & Sons, makers of the world’s finest pianos, announced today that University of Mobile Artist-in-Residence Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva has been named as a Steinway Artist. She joins a distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists including Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Lang Lang, Robert Holm of Mobile, and past music greats such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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University of Mobile Art Exhibit Features 'Functional Works in Porcelain'

The University of Mobile Art Department will host Branan Mercer, a specialist in ceramic art, in an exhibit titled “Functional Works in Porcelain.” The exhibit begins Jan. 14 and ends Feb. 28 in Martin Hall Gallery on the UMobile campus. Admission is free, and the public is invited to a reception Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

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University of Mobile New College of Christian Leadership Expands Opportunities for Students

The University of Mobile has established the new College of Christian Leadership to oversee three schools aimed at preparing graduates for Christian ministry – the new School of Worship Leadership, School of Christian Ministries, and Center for Performing Arts/School of Music.

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University of Mobile President Rejects Federal Government Attempts to Define Religion, Ministry; Files Objections to Healthcare Mandate ‘Accommodation’

University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley said the federal government does not have the authority to define what constitutes true religion and authentic ministry, and its attempts to do so are setting a dangerous precedent. The Christian college president said the government’s definition of “religious employer” in the federal healthcare mandate is far too narrow. Foley has filed comments to that effect with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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UMobile President's Comments to U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services on 'Accommodation' Language

The scope of the definition of “religious employers” exempted from the mandate is inappropriately
narrow and fails to accommodate forms of religious expression directed in the biblical record and
historically exercised by multitudes of church-related organizations and independent citizens of faith.
Thus, the definition, stated below, effectively gives preference to one form of religious expression to
the exclusion of all others. In so doing, it violates a fundamental principle of the establishment clause:
that the government not pick and choose between different religious groups.

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Condoleezza Rice Tells UMobile Students of Importance of Faith, Passion and Servant Leadership

Former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice told University of Mobile students that her Christian faith is inseparable from the decisions she makes, and is the source of her optimism in the face of difficulties. Rice spoke to students on campus during a Q&A session prior to addressing UMobile supporters at the 7th annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet.

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University of Mobile Among 'America's 100 Best College Buys'

The University of Mobile has been named among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., an independent research and consulting organization. The Christian university is one of only four schools in Alabama and the only private university in the state listed in the 2011-2012 report.

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Acclaimed Pianist Constance Carroll Featured in Master Series Recital and Class at University of Mobile

The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts will present Constance Carroll in the University of Mobile Master Series piano recital Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Moorer Auditorium on the university campus. Carroll will give a master class workshop the same day at noon.

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University of Mobile Plans Massive Day of Service: University of Mobile Project Serve

In celebration of the University of Mobile’s 50th anniversary year, the university will cancel classes Friday, Sept. 16 for “University of Mobile Project Serve,” a life lesson in community service that impacts the lives of people along the Gulf Coast.
More than a thousand students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees will spread out in teams throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties to volunteer a day of service to the community.

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UMobile Students Share Stormchasing Journey Online

University of Mobile associate professor of biology Steve Carey and nine students are sharing their experiences online during an upcoming stormchasing tour of the Great Plains. The students will be seeking tornados, supercells and severe weather patterns in a field experience for the course “Super Storms of the Midwest.”

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National Transformation Begins When Individuals Seek God, UMobile President Writes in New Book

Individual Christians must experience a personal revival in order for a national spiritual revival to occur that will transform America and, ultimately, the world, according to Mark Foley, president of the University of Mobile. “It’s time to commit, to lead, to transform America,” writes Foley in his new book titled “It’s Time.” The book, with a forward by Michael Catt, is available through Amazon.com.

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