Sep
24

UMO Student Brands Outdoor Gear

MOUNT OLIVE- Frank Howard admits that he is just a “Good Ole Boy.” The Galivants Ferry, South Carolina native loves to catfish and duck hunt. In fact, it is his passion for the outdoors that led Howard to pursue a degree in environmental and natural resources at the University of Mount Olive (UMO) in the […]

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Sep
21

UMO’s Virtual Graduation Is Fitting for Veronica Kirkland

MOUNT OLIVE- Veronica Kirkland was born and raised in the Big Apple…Brooklyn to be exact, where the city and the people never sleep. With its perpetual motion and vast populations, New York City offered Kirkland many influences, both good and bad, and she could have chosen either path. Instead of letting outside pressures define her, […]

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Sep
17

Sweet Goodness Grows at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- Harvest time has arrived at the University of Mount Olive’s Kornegay Student Farm. Over the next week, approximately 60 UMO students will get plenty of fresh air and a little dirt under their fingernails as they harvest this year’s crop of sweet potatoes. “Most of the students will be new to the process,” […]

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Sep
08

UMO’s Exercise Science Lab is Impactful for Students and Graduates

MOUNT OLIVE- When University of Mount Olive Associate Professor of Exercise Science Dr. Mark Deaton was hired in 2013, it became his mission to establish an exercise science lab at the University. He envisioned a lab that would not only serve the obvious needs of the University’s program majors, but one that would also assist […]

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Sep
03

Mums the Word…UMO Has Fall Flowers Galore

MOUNT OLIVE- “Growing mums is a lot like baking a cake,” said Jason Davis, University of Mount Olive Assistant Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “There is a recipe that has been developed and shared over time to grow the best possible product. For our mums, we used a time table and […]

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Aug
31

UMO Director of Campus Ministries Delivers Message of Faith over Fear

MOUNT OLIVE- Fear of the unknown has never been more real than it is right now. COVID-19 has people fearful for their lives, their incomes, and their futures. University of Mount Olive Director of Campus Ministries Lester Rector said, “Fear is FALSE-EVIDENCE-APPEARING-REAL. Most people choose fear over faith, because it is easier to get. Faith […]

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Aug
26

UMO Professor Takes Classroom Outside

MOUNT OLIVE- When social distancing and “masking up” are the norm, why not just do everything differently? University of Mount Olive Associate Professor of English Dr. Jill Gerard has decided that the University’s outdoor classroom might be the perfect spot for teaching English 111 and 225 this semester. Armed with a beach buggy fully equipped […]

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Aug
24

UMO TSB Students Lend a Helping Hand

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive (UMO) freshmen moved in on Saturday, August 22, and by Monday, they were already making a meaningful and impactful difference in the community. Donned with masks and prepared to social distance, nearly 50 members of the Tillman School of Business (TSB) Class of 2024 walked from campus to […]

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