An 8.9-magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami, causing death and destruction in Japan.
The extent of the damage in Japan is not fully known, but thousands, likely tens of thousands, died, countless homes were destroyed and the damage has been estimated in excess of $30 billion, making it one of the worst natural disasters of all time.
In these difficult times we, as Christians, should pray for the suffering people of Japan. We should also seek to be the hands and feet of Christ, doing what we can to help the Japanese people in their time of need.
POSTED: Mar 13, 2011 - Broadcasting  Digital Media  Journalism  Public Relations/Advertising  Theatre  Photojournalism  Film Studies  Advertising  Media Communications  

I just wanted everyone to know the results of debate team’s incredible second season. Below is a partial listing of everything they accomplished. The statistics are pretty unrelenting! As a team, we had a 58% win percentage on the year, had a top 10 finisher in the varsity division season-long awards, and 3 of top 10 in novice. We won both novice and varsity IPDA Team Sweepstakes. And because of the efforts of the wonderful team, I was given the Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award! Below is a chronological listing of the tournaments we attended and what we did.
Henderson State University Warm-Up
Amanda Bennett
Novice Debate........... Octo-Finalist
Betsy Davis
Varsity Debate........... Octo-FinalistREAD MORE
POSTED: May 10, 2010 - Theatre  

I just wanted everyone to know the results of our new debate team’s exemplary first season.  Below is a partial listing of everything they accomplished.  The statistics are pretty unrelenting!  As a team, we had a 65% win percentage on the year, had 4 of top 10 novice debaters in the country, accumulated 224 points (no one had ever topped 200 before), and won IPDA Novice Team Sweepstakes.  Below is a chronological listing of the tournaments we attended and what we did.

University of Arkansas-Monticello Weevil WarsREAD MORE
POSTED: May 8, 2009 - Theatre  

The Union University Players performed Judith Viorst's Alexander, Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move to over 2500 elementary school students from over 20 schools in the region, including a school from Mississippi. The play, which ran from Nov. 5-8, continues the story of Alexander. After weathering all those comic calamities in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the loveable and irrepressible Alexander now faces his biggest challenge ever: moving—as he puts it—"a thousand miles away!" Everyone is packing, but NOT Alexander, who can't bear the thought of leaving his best friend Paul...his tree house...his soccer team...his babysitter...and everything else he considers home sweet home in this "hilarious and heartrending" (The Washington Post) musical for the whole family.  The Kennedy Center provides a great study guide for classes who attended the play.... READ MORE
POSTED: Nov 8, 2007 - Theatre  

Congratulations to senior Matt Stimmell, who received a number to go to the Southeast Theatre Conference Auditions this spring. There were few audition slots this year, and many schools did not get to audition at all. Six Union students were able to audition.  The 40th Annual Tennessee Theatre Conference was a great success, and a number of our students were able to participate in the workshops and discussions. And mark your calendars for the 59th Annual SETC Convention, which will be in Chattanooga, March 5-9, 2008. Click here for more information.

POSTED: Nov 1, 2007 - Theatre  

Alpha Psi Omega
This national dramatic fraternity was founded at Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia, on August 12, 1925. The local chapter, Beta Mu, is composed of students who have been members of the Union University Players and have earned a set number of points, awarded for dramatic work. The chapter seeks to develop dramatic talent, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama, and to foster cultural dramatics.
Advisor: David Burke
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The Importance of Being Ernest Oct 27, 7:30pm

Scholarship Banquet with Tony Blair Oct 3, 6:00pm: Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson, Tennessee
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s 14th annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn. : more event info

Fall Classes Begin Aug 23, 8:00am

Fall Convocation Aug 26, 10:00am: G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel

FOCUS: New Student Orientation Aug 19, 9:00am

Freshmen Registration Jun 20, 9:00am

Communication Arts Awards Banquet May 10, 5:00pm: Grant Events Center
Come out to enjoy a great dinner and celebrate the end of the 2010-2011 school year with all of the Com. Arts faculty and staff. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale at the end of April.

Children's Play presented by UU Players; Devon's Hurt Apr 25, 10:00am: G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel
Shows daily April 25-28 at 10:00 AM with an evening show on Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM. Contact David Burke at 661-5287 or for more information.

ACT Conference Apr 8, 1:00pm: Carl Grant Events Center
Conference is being held April 8th from 1:00 - 8:00 pm and April 9th from 8:30 - 2:10 pm. For more information go to

Broadway Cabaret / Dessert Theater Apr 1, 8:45pm: W.D. Powell Theatre
Twelve musical acts will be performed during the evening. Dessert and drinks will be served during the performances. Admission is $5.00. This event is sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha lota.