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.
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.
Kyaw Zin Htwe sat at a computer in Yangon, Myanmar, looking for a Bible conference to attend.
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.
Steve Beverly reflects on the path to the 1000th episode of "Jackson 24/7."
Former Veterinarian Robert Wamble brings his skills to the biology department and the School of Nursing at Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read about Gunnar Adalberth (UU class of 1987) and his role as UPS director of business development for the London 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.
Union nursing students spend honeymoon as part of medical mission team
Four years after almost dying in a tornado, David Wilson is set to graduate from Union University
Alumnus John C. Huffman, who was a junior ministerial student that Sunday in 1941, recalls how the attack affected Union.
Union volleyball coach Kelly Elliot remains cancer free almost three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
During the summer of 2011, Junior Claudia Velasco served as an intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C.
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.
The Union soccer team ministers to students from a deaf institute in Rio de Janeiro.
Three Union students take the gospel to the jungle
The Union School of Pharmacy traveled to Hattieville, Belize, to do a variety of ministry and healthcare work among the impoverished there.
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.
Kimberly Lukens and Emilie Hoffman spent their summer doing physics research in Ohio and California.
Nursing students serve in the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake
Despite turbulent childhood, Amy Brown finds healing in the arms of Christ
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.
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.
Nine biology students and two professors recently returned from a trip to Georgia and Florida better equipped to identify birds and understand marine animals.
Union student Joshua Guthrie raised enough money to have three freshwater wells installed in Sudan.
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.
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.
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 hasn’t had any problems meeting new friends during his first few weeks of college. With a story like his, strangers are immediately hooked.
Kevin and Marta Walker, evacuees from Houma, La., don’t know for sure the condition of their hurricane-battered house.
Matthew Dawson is not your typical college senior.
Rebecca Hartfield had one fireman in particular she wanted to see. The only problem was, she didn’t know what he looked like.
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.
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.
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.
When Ethiopian Mikias Mohammed entered Union University last fall for his first year of college, he never imagined he would soon encounter a tornado.
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.
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.
Alvin Jeffery knew that Dustin Mayfield needed help, so he leaped at the chance to offer it.
Nothing seemed to work for David Barham as he tried to motivate 14-year-old Rufus Alexander.
Julie Propst finds fulfillment inside an inner-city classroom
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.