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Top 10 Photos of 2021 Top 10 Photos of 2021


2021 was a big year for Union University, so we thought we'd gather some of our favorite moments from last year. Despite a lot of challenges in our world, we've managed to make some amazing memories here with our Union family. READ MORE

Alan Chamness presents Garrison McCord to the church after baptizing him at Henderson's First Baptist Church August 5, 2018. Giving back: How alumni can share their Union story with others


As a 1970 graduate, Alan Chamness's life was transformed at Union University, and he has never shied away from sharing Union's mission with others while serving at First Baptist Church in Henderson, Ky., for over 40 years. In this role, Chamness has had the gift of mentoring generations of Union students, and Robbie Graves, assistant vice president for undergraduate admissions, says Chamness is responsible for more than 150 students attending Union. READ MORE

Dub Oliver at his desk Leading through the COVID-19 pandemic: A reflection from a college president


It is as clear to me today as it was last March 16, actually, even more clear.

I remember waking up Monday, March 16, and being frustrated. Not the best way to start your day. Not even a good way to start your day. I was in the middle of grief — grief over the fact that we had to make the difficult decision to suspend our face-to-face instruction in the midst of a confusing and chaotic beginning to what we now know well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The week before the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic, cases were beginning to be identified in the United States, and governing authorities and leaders were scrambling to take decisive actions to protect people when very little was known about the disease. READ MORE

Tornado Memorial Alumna reflects on the day after Feb. 5, 2008


Although I often tell the story of Feb. 5, 2008, I rarely tell of Feb. 6.

Yet, when I was recently asked to describe "one snapshot from my life that shaped who I am today," I could have chosen from a dozen formative moments in my life. But this is the story that came to mind.

It was the morning after the tornado. I will never forget my mom arriving to Jackson early that morning and us heading over to campus in the small hope I might be able to retrieve anything I owned. Only a few hours earlier we had received the news that every student made it out alive. As we ascended the hill from Pleasant Plains Road, I will never forget seeing the view. READ MORE

Tips for Students Transitioning to an Online Learning Environment


Social distancing, safer-at-home orders and shortages of toilet paper. This isn't what you thought 2020 would look like, is it? You may be feeling overwhelmed, uncomfortable, sad, angry, stressed... you name it. It's OK to feel these things. A pandemic was not in any of our plans for this year.

Though we may not be physically present with you, the faculty and staff of Union University are allied with you as we move through these uncharted waters together. We've compiled some tips, strategies and resources to help you successfully navigate this period of social distancing and remote learning. READ MORE

5 Tips for K-12 Teachers who are Teaching Online Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


A few short weeks ago, you probably never envisioned that you'd now be teaching without your classroom. Sure, you may have taken an online class, but you may have never taught one! In the wake of COVID-19, many K-12 teachers, like you, have been tasked with converting face-to-face lessons into online instruction.

At the surface, it's OK if it seems a little daunting, or novel, to say the least. After all, feelings of uncertainty during times of change are natural, but deep down, you know you've got this! As an educator, "adaptable" is your middle name, but even so, a few tips never hurt. In the midst of the pandemic in which you find yourself, Union University is here to offer some support. READ MORE

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Union University is a vibrant, Christ-centered community known for its excellent academics, its commitment to the authority of Scripture, and the success of its graduates. At Union University, you will be transformed by the renewing of your mind and be prepared to thrive in your life and career. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Union is the oldest private institution affiliated with Southern Baptist life. Union also has extension campuses in Memphis, Germantown, and Hendersonville, Tennessee, as well as many online programs.

Our Mission: Union University provides Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society.

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