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Town & Gown lectures to celebrate Black History Month


JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 24, 2014 – Union University’s Town and Gown Lecture Series will celebrate Black History Month with a series of lectures on Thursday evenings from Jan. 30 – Feb. 27.

The Town and Gown series is an opportunity for community members interested in various topics to attend lectures and participate in discussions in a classroom setting. The sessions are free and open to the public.

The upcoming lectures will analyze education, race and justice from the African-American perspective within the context of a Christian worldview. Jacqueline S. Taylor, assistant dean of students, will act as the course convener and discussion leader, with educational, church and community professionals to serve as guest lecturers.

"I wanted to ensure that the open dialogue continued as a part of our efforts over the past several years to address issues of racial reconciliation through (a) Christian worldview," Taylor said. "This Town and Gown series is a great opportunity to engage students and the community in meaningful dialogue toward Great Commandment thinking and action."

All sessions will be held in Providence Hall Room 160 from 6-10 p.m.

The schedule for the series is:

For more information, visit http://www.uu.edu/events/townandgown/spring14.html or call Taylor at (731) 661-5316.

By Beth Knoll


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

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

A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are 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.


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