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Union鈥檚 26th annual Scholarship Banquet to feature Getty Christmas concert Union鈥檚 26th annual Scholarship Banquet to feature Getty Christmas concert

July 19, 2024 - A Christmas concert by Christian recording artists and hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty will be the featured entertainment at the 26th annual Union University Scholarship Banquet Dec. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.  The Gettys, who hail from Northern Ireland, are Grammy-nominated artists and the founding leaders of the Getty Music organization. Their greatest musical passion is writing and championing great hymns of the church. Among the songs they have written and recor... READ MORE



Slater named dean of Union鈥檚 McAfee School of Business Slater named dean of Union鈥檚 McAfee School of Business

July 17, 2024 - Union University has appointed Dan Slater, who joined the Union University faculty in 2010, as dean of the university鈥檚 McAfee School of Business.  Slater replaces Karen Miller, who has chosen to return to the classroom after her service as the business dean.  鈥淚鈥檓 thrilled that God has called Dan Slater to lead the McAfee School of Business into a new season,鈥 Union Provost Jacob Shatzer said. 鈥淲ith a new building looming on the horizon, Dan will draw on his deep love for Union, his ... READ MORE



Union publishes book of chapel sermons from Mark鈥檚 gospel Union publishes book of chapel sermons from Mark鈥檚 gospel

July 17, 2024 - A new book published by Union University Press explores themes from the Gospel of Mark as preached in a series of chapel sermons by Union employees.  鈥淩ecognizing and Responding to the Messiah: Sermons on the Gospel of Mark,鈥 edited by Ray Van Neste and Justin Wainscott in Union鈥檚 School of Theology and Missions, includes chapters from nine different contributors drawn from sermons they preached in chapel in the spring semester of 2023.  鈥淐hapel is an important part of our life togethe... READ MORE



Union continues 36-year history as FUGE host Union continues 36-year history as FUGE host

July 15, 2024 - Since 1987, Union has hosted thousands of high school and middle school students for summer FUGE Camps.  These camps, organized by Lifeway Christian Resources, provide students with a weeklong summer camp experience that is centered on Bible study, worship and recreational activities.  鈥淔UGE Camps offer a safe space for students from all over the country to come and learn that following Christ is the most exciting thing you could possibly do in your life,鈥 said Baylor Dillion, Union... READ MORE



Union presents Naylor with Dodd Award Union presents Naylor with Dodd Award

June 20, 2024 - Union University presented longtime Baptist medical missionary Rebekah Naylor with its M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award during a June 11 alumni dinner at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.  The Dodd Award is the highest denominational service award Union gives. It is named for the man who was a 1904 Union graduate, served as president of the SBC and who was the father of today鈥檚 Cooperative Program, the method by which Southern Baptists pool their res... READ MORE



Dream Center in Jackson benefits from Union-hosted NITOC tournament Dream Center in Jackson benefits from Union-hosted NITOC tournament

June 14, 2024 - Union University donated hundreds of dollars鈥 worth of household goods to the Dream Center in Jackson following the National Invitational Tournament of Champions the university hosted from May 27-June 1.  The Dream Center is a local Christian organization that provides housing for women and their children who have experienced crisis and/or loss, while preparing them to 海角乱伦社区ly re-enter the workforce.  鈥淲e are on a tight budget, and donations such as these help us take care of the ... READ MORE



Local student teams, Union engineering mentors assist community members through annual Make:able challenge Local student teams, Union engineering mentors assist community members through annual Make:able challenge

May 17, 2024 - A gunshot wound left 5-year-old Noah Shaw paralyzed from his chest down. He uses a wheelchair, and he still loves to play.  But sometimes he drops a ball or a toy, or he needs to pick up something else that鈥檚 out of his reach. That鈥檚 where a team of local middle and high school students and their Union University student mentors stepped in.  As part of the annual Make:able challenge, a team of middle school students designed and produced a set of 鈥済rabbers鈥 for Noah, allowing him to ... READ MORE



440 receive degrees during Union鈥檚 spring commencement 440 receive degrees during Union鈥檚 spring commencement

May 4, 2024 - When Adam Johnson first came to Union University, he saw a video of Union President Samuel W. 鈥淒ub鈥 Oliver discussing how college can be either a greenhouse or a graveyard for a student鈥檚 faith.  鈥淚t鈥檚 proven to be a greenhouse,鈥 Johnson said of his time at Union. 鈥淢y faith has grown through the connections I鈥檝e made.鈥  Johnson was one of 440 Union graduates who received their degrees May 4 during two ceremonies on the university鈥檚 Great Lawn. It was Union鈥檚 199th annual spring commen... READ MORE



Baker to address Union graduates at May 4 commencement Baker to address Union graduates at May 4 commencement

April 29, 2024 - Hunter Baker, provost and dean of faculty at North Greenville University and former dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Union University, will deliver the commencement address as part of Union鈥檚 spring graduation ceremonies May 4 on the Great Lawn.  Baker joined the Union faculty in 2010 as senior associate dean of arts and sciences and associate professor of political science. He held a variety of roles at Union during his tenure, including associate provost and dean of instructio... READ MORE



Union students, faculty, staff honored at annual Awards Day service Union students, faculty, staff honored at annual Awards Day service

April 19, 2024 - Union University presented more than 80 awards to students, faculty and staff April 21 at the annual Awards Day chapel service.  The Carla D. Sanderson Faculty of the Year Award went to Georg Pingen, professor of engineering. Marcia Joyner, coordinator for educational leadership programs, received the Gary L. Carter Staff of the Year Award.  Brad Green, professor of theological studies, received the R. Keith Absher Faculty Researcher of the Year Award, which recognizes a full-time facu... READ MORE