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Union to host Teacher Expo 2008 career fair

JACKSON, Tenn.April 11, 2008 – Representatives from 16 area school systems will meet with prospective teachers April 24 at Union University’s Teacher Expo 2008.

The event will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the hallway of the Blasingame Academic Complex. All Union graduate and undergraduate education students as well as students in critical shortage areas such as math, biology, physics, chemistry, Spanish, French and English as a second language have been invited to attend.

“Teacher Expo 2008 is a recruitment effort catered to the specific career needs of our teacher candidates,” said Renee Jones, assistant director of recruitment and information technology at Union. “Ultimately, these future educators will cultivate, mold and inspire students while touching the hearts of our leaders of tomorrow.”

Both public and private institutions from across West Tennessee will be represented, in both urban and rural school systems.

Participating school systems include: Brinkley Heights Urban Academy, Chester County, Crockett County, DeSoto County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Humboldt, Jackson-Madison County, King's Daughters' School, Lauderdale County, Memphis, Network of International Christian Schools, Shelby County, Tipton County and Trinity Christian Academy.

The event is sponsored by Union’s Career Services office and the School of Education. For more information, call Career Services at (731) 661-5421 or e-mail rjones@uu.edu.

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

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