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Stories from 2012-2013

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.

Children's Play

A look at the Children's Play put on yearly by the Union University Players. This year's play was "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.

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.

Christmas at Union 2012

Take a look at how students celebrate Christmas at Union University.

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.

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