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Owen receives Fulbright grant to teach in Uganda

Joel Owen, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Union University, has received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to travel to Uganda this summer and work with a local university.


Eldridge overcomes poverty, teenage fatherhood to complete MBA

Most people who become a parent in their teens do not graduate high school, and even fewer finish a bachelor’s degree.

But on May 17, Chris Eldridge walked across the stage to receive his Master of Business Administration degree from Union University.


Union partners with IMB to provide deaf theological education in Brentwood

Union University is launching a program to provide theological education for deaf missionaries and church planters.


Student photographers help foster children find homes

A student photography class at Union University is helping teenagers in foster care find permanent homes through a project for The Heart Gallery of Middle Tennessee.


Students serve medical needs, share gospel in Nicaragua

Working in the MedFest medical clinic in Las Conchitas, Nicaragua, is more than an opportunity for Hannah McKnight to practice her nursing skills.

A senior nursing major at Union University, Hannah said the annual week-long mission trip in January also gives her a chance to talk about the gospel with hundreds of Nicaraguans.


Alumnus wins prize for collection of poems

Union University alumnus David Clark recently won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize for his poems.


GO Israel team builds relationships, shares gospel

Walking in the footsteps of Christ during January’s Global Opportunities Trip to Israel was an unforgettable experience for Paige Tang, a junior music major from Union University.


Alumna wins top prize for academic paper competition

An interest in Native American culture led Union University alumna Patricia Dawson to not only learn more about her family history but also win an award for her undergraduate research.


Honors Community sends seniors abroad to conduct research, present thesis

Two Union University seniors recently made significant academic achievements during research and presentation trips funded by the institution’s Honors Community.


Injured student receives support, encouragement from Union community

Four members of the Union University community completed a Tough Mudder obstacle course Sept. 14 to benefit a recently injured student.


Union student, alumnae minister to impoverished children in Haiti

Three days before her return flight home, Jennifer Bragg knew she could not leave Haiti.


Women’s soccer team takes first mission trip

When Union University’s Lady Bulldog soccer team embarked on its first mission trip Aug. 3-11, the team members expected plenty of physical hardships.


Union cyclists complete 2,600-mile trip

Three Union University upperclassmen pedaled down South Street July 23 in Key West, Fla., speeding toward the rocky coastline of the Straits of Florida.


Nation’s capital draws young Union alums

A handful of Union University graduates each year make their way from West Tennessee to Washington, D.C., often to pursue careers in politics and the media.


Union grad receives degree while volunteering at prison

Instead of walking across a stage to receive her degree from Union University President David S. Dockery, Lindsey Blackwood walked the perimeter of “Tudy Chapel” in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.


Ryan Center conference draws pastor from Myanmar

Kyaw Zin Htwe sat at a computer in Yangon, Myanmar, looking for a Bible conference to attend.


FedEx flight simulation aids healthcare simulation research

It’s not every day that an anesthesiologist and a nurse practitioner fly an aircraft, but Union University nursing professors Brian Foster and Brad Harrell found themselves doing just that recently.


Beverly: ‘Jackson 24/7’ program a blessing from disaster

Steve Beverly reflects on the path to the 1000th episode of "Jackson 24/7."


Veterinarian becomes professor, leads anatomy class

Former Veterinarian Robert Wamble brings his skills to the biology department and the School of Nursing at Union.


Bernheisel completes marathon just 6 months after liver transplant

Jay Bernheisel completed his second marathon in four hours, 49 minutes. His time was slower than his first marathon finish in 2004 of four hours, 11 minutes. Bernheisel, however, had a pretty good excuse: he was only six months removed from a liver transplant.


Summer in Ghana confirms Hughey’s call to medical missions

Jordan Hughey plans to do long-term medical mission work, and the Ghana trip through the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board gave Hughey an opportunity to work alongside medical professionals and sample the lifestyle.


Ryan Center provides teaching for ministers in Ethiopia

Brian Denker, assistant to the director of Union University’s Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide training for Ethiopian ministers.


Stoneking describes diabetes, amputation as gifts from God

Kent Stoneking, chairman of pharmacy practice in Union's School of Pharmacy, reveals his prosthetic leg during an address to first-year pharmacy students Aug. 22.


Union alum Adalberth gets intimate look at Olympics as UPS director

Read about Gunnar Adalberth (UU class of 1987) and his role as UPS director of business development for the London Olympics.


Union student ministers in London during Olympics

Union University sophomore Ian Draper and other volunteers from Illinois Baptist churches partnered with a London church to reach people with the gospel during the Olympics.


Medical Missions Honeymoon

Union nursing students spend honeymoon as part of medical mission team


A blessing in tragedy

Four years after almost dying in a tornado, David Wilson is set to graduate from Union University


Alum recalls impact of Pearl Harbor attack on Union University

Alumnus John C. Huffman, who was a junior ministerial student that Sunday in 1941, recalls how the attack affected Union.


Elliot grateful for Union community support during breast cancer battle

Union volleyball coach Kelly Elliot remains cancer free almost three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.


Summer internship fuels Velasco's dedication to Hispanic education

During the summer of 2011, Junior Claudia Velasco served as an intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C.


Union volunteers aid tornado-stricken Tuscaloosa in rebuilding effort

A team of 10 from Union traveled to Tuscaloosa Aug. 3-5, 2011 to help the city in its recovery efforts from an April 27 tornado that caused massive damage, destroying more than 5,000 buildings and killing more than 40 people.


Soccer team partners with Brazilian church on mission trip to Rio

The Union soccer team ministers to students from a deaf institute in Rio de Janeiro.


Winter in the Amazon

Three Union students take the gospel to the jungle


Pharmacy students meet spiritual, physical needs in Belize

The Union School of Pharmacy traveled to Hattieville, Belize, to do a variety of ministry and healthcare work among the impoverished there.


Research collaboration takes Bolyard to former Soviet countries for study, lecturing

Mark Bolyard, professor of biology and chairman of the biology department, traveled to Latvia and Lithuania in the summer of 2010 to discuss details about a research collaboration between a Christian doctoral student and Union University.


Two physics students spend summer on research projects

Kimberly Lukens and Emilie Hoffman spent their summer doing physics research in Ohio and California.


Mission to Haiti

Nursing students serve in the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake


A broken vessel restored

Despite turbulent childhood, Amy Brown finds healing in the arms of Christ


Trip to Singapore ignites Dockery’s vision for potential Union partnership

A trip to lecture multiple times in Singapore left Union University President David S. Dockery “physically exhausted, spiritually exhilarated” and hopeful about a future partnership between the university and Singapore Baptists.


Barnard visits Iran for academic exchange with Muslim philosophers

Union University philosophy professor Justin Barnard recently spent a week in Iran as part of an academic exchange between Christian and Muslim philosophers that he helped to organize.


Union students study birds, marine life on 10-day trip

Nine biology students and two professors recently returned from a trip to Georgia and Florida better equipped to identify birds and understand marine animals.


Guthrie surpasses $24,000 goal for freshwater wells

Union student Joshua Guthrie raised enough money to have three freshwater wells installed in Sudan.


Visit to Iraq reinforces Sanderson’s belief in value of liberal arts education

Provost Carla Sanderson spent four days in Iraq in January, sharing her expertise with academic leaders who want a more democratic form of higher education in their country.


Late-night missions event simulates persecuted church

The United States is no longer a free place for Christians to live and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what 350 Union students were asked to pretend the night of Sept. 18, 2009.


Morris, Stallings spend summer biking cross-country on Ride:Well Tour

Erin Morris and Bethany Stallings had differing ideas about the best part of their summer. They were unanimous on the most difficult part – the mountains.


Michael Lewis: Alaska native, Palin acquaintance

Michael Lewis hasn’t had any problems meeting new friends during his first few weeks of college. With a story like his, strangers are immediately hooked.


Freshmen arrive for 'a new day at Union'

Kevin and Marta Walker, evacuees from Houma, La., don’t know for sure the condition of their hurricane-battered house.


18-year-old Union senior’s research published by Harvard

Matthew Dawson is not your typical college senior.


Union students, Jackson firefighters share stories about Feb. 5 tornado

Rebecca Hartfield had one fireman in particular she wanted to see. The only problem was, she didn’t know what he looked like.


Injured Union student compares rescue to salvation

Kevin Furniss was trapped under a pile of rubble after Tuesday’s tornado that swept across the Union campus. But when a rescue worker grabbed his hand, he knew he was going to make it out alive.


Concussion leaves Union student with no memory of devastating tornado

The tornado that hit Union University on Feb. 5 affected the lives of about 1,200 students who live on campus, yet for one student, the event literally exists as a dream.


Union students recall shock of tragic tornado

Shock and terror filled the faces of Union University students as they told their stories of the devastating tornado that ripped through the Jackson, Tenn., campus Feb. 5.


Ethopian student survives first tornado

When Ethiopian Mikias Mohammed entered Union University last fall for his first year of college, he never imagined he would soon encounter a tornado.


Nepalese pastors benefit from Van Neste’s teaching

A 10-day trip to Nepal was cut a little short for Union University Christian studies professor Ray Van Neste, as a student protest over gas prices shut down the city of Kathmandu, including the airport.


Union provides shelter for homeless in community

Seventeen men from Jackson’s homeless community entered the doors of Luther Hall on Union University’s campus Dec. 7 to receive food, showers and a warm place to lay their heads.


Jeffery donates kidney to fellow Union student

Alvin Jeffery knew that Dustin Mayfield needed help, so he leaped at the chance to offer it.


Raising Alexander: Barhams open home and hearts to a young man who needed both

Nothing seemed to work for David Barham as he tried to motivate 14-year-old Rufus Alexander.


Julie Propst: Tough Love

Julie Propst finds fulfillment inside an inner-city classroom


Union students’ medieval quires praised by paleography expert

Texts are cheap these days, according to Union University English professor Gavin Richardson. That’s why he wanted his students to appreciate the value of books from ages past.


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