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Union to host early childhood education conference

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 19, 2007 – Union University will host more than 300 educators from across Tennessee Sept. 22 for the 2007 fall conference of the Tennessee Association for Childhood Education International.

The conference, “Space to Play; Room to Grow,” will include more than 40 sessions for those who support the education of infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, primary school, family care, administration and higher education.

Rebecca Isbell, professor of early childhood education at East Tennessee State University, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Other guest speakers will include Shirley Raines of the University of Memphis, Darlene Walden of Gabriel’s Garden, Darren Robert of Eastern Connecticut State University, Jane Robert of Pleasant Valley Public School in Groton, Conn., and Bill Yongue of the Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes, Fla.

For more information, contact Anna Clifford at (731) 661-5384.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 5

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day and evening classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Nathan Shoemaker's junior recital has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Hartley Recital Hall.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for continuous service.


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