Honor What He Cherished

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2014

On the afternoon of the day her father died, Paige Ellison sat at her computer and sent an email to the University of Mobile. She addressed it to two men she had never met at a university whose campus she had never visited. This is what she wrote on Dec. 22, 2013 to Bill Hart, associate vice president for development, …

Learn Online

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

The University of Mobile’s first fully online bachelor’s degree – the Bachelor of Science in Marketplace Ministry – starts January 2015 with online courses in the areas of theology, biblical counseling and leadership. It signals the university’s move into online higher education and is the first of many online degrees for adults age 23 and older who want higher education …

Question Me An Answer: The Philosophy of Dr. Ted Mashburn

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

To think critically, comprehensively and compassionately; to ask the big questions and attempt the journey toward answers; to be bold, honest and, most of all, authentic – that’s what Dr. Ted Mashburn expects of his students. It’s also what he expects of himself. “It’s not about the answers – it’s about knowing the right questions. It’s the process, not the …

Making Rhymz With Grace

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2014

What are the three constellations named in Job 9:9? It’s hard enough to answer that question without looking up the verse. Try answering it on national television with cameras zoomed in for a close-up, two teams of Bible scholars standing beside you hoping – even praying – that you don’t know, and world-famous comedian Jeff Foxworthy waiting on your answer. …

Campus Grows: With Purchase of College Park Building

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Giving

The University of Mobile campus is expanding through an agreement to purchase the College Park Baptist Church facility, as that congregation builds at another site. The purchase will add 14 acres to the university’s 880-acre campus and expand facilities by more than 32,000 square feet. The property is located adjacent to UMobile on the east side of College Parkway, across …

Let’s Build A Relationship

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2014

Decision makers from local businesses to national and international corporations are looking for beneficial partnerships that will add value to their product or service. In much the same way, the University of Mobile seeks partnerships with organizations whose values mesh with that of Christian higher education in general, and UMobile in particular. The job of matchmaking – developing mutually beneficial …

Pranksters Tell (Almost) All

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2014

There are some stories about pranks that aren’t fit to print in a family magazine. It had to be students on some other college campus who snuck into the library one night to put a dead possum in an air conditioning duct. Surely it wasn’t ministerial students who “borrowed” a Blockbuster drop-off box and placed it at the entrance to …