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Colson asks listeners to support Union

JACKSON, Tenn.March 4, 2008 – Chuck Colson devoted his daily “BreakPoint” commentary today to Union University and the Feb. 5 tornado that devastated the university’s campus.

Specifically, Colson tells the story of Union student Heather Martin and Union graduate Julie Boyer, who survived the storm without serious injuries after being trapped in a bathtub for nearly an hour.

“Heather and Julie were not the only ones to be miraculously spared,” Colson said. “All 1,200 Union students on campus survived the storm. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians, and the EMT nurse quoted to Julie that night, ‘We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.’”

Colson also appealed for his listeners to support Union’s disaster relief efforts.

“Union—a Southern Baptist university—is a premier evangelical institution,” Colson said. “What better proof is there that this school is training students to integrate their faith into all of life than the way these students responded to the storm? Now the only question remains is whether you and I will put our faith into action as well.”

The commentary can be read or heard in its entirety at www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=7612.

“BreakPoint” airs each weekday on more than 1,000 outlets with an estimated listening audience of 1 million people.


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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