Record-breaking 718 students graduate at spring commencement Master of Education graduates celebrate by throwing caps after the ceremony. | Photo by Elizabeth Wilson
Enactus students compete in national tournament Enactus students compete in national tournament
Meet the Bulldogs: Jon Sain and Charlstyn Beard Meet the Bulldogs: Jon Sain and Charlstyn Beard
“Habbakuk’s Wound” project inspires contemplation, hope Art students pack in the red sand on Wednesday morning to remember those murdered in Kenya. | Photo by Victor Miller, staff photographer
News Master of Education graduates celebrate by throwing caps after the ceremony. | Photo by Elizabeth Wilson

Record-breaking 718 students graduate at spring commencement

A record-breaking 718 students participated in spring commencement at Union University on May 16 at Oman Arena. Saturday’s graduates join 348 graduates from the December 2014 graduation and an expected 180-200 graduates in the July 2015 graduation to complete Union’s 2014-15 graduating class. “Quite honestly, it is very humbling,” said Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver, Union University President. “It is an immense privilege and […]

Arts & Entertainment Art students pack in the red sand on Wednesday morning to remember those murdered in Kenya. | Photo by Victor Miller, staff photographer

“Habbakuk’s Wound” project inspires contemplation, hope

Art students and faculty stood huddled in the heat, dust from the red sand they shoveled into the trench outside the Student Union Building rising in the air as Miller Tower memorialized the moment in the background, ringing once for each of the 147 Kenyan College students murdered in April by Islamic terrorists. After filling the trench with sand, students […]

Sports Meet the Bulldogs: Jon Sain and Charlstyn Beard

Meet the Bulldogs: Jon Sain and Charlstyn Beard

Jon Sain Jon Sain decided in eighth grade that he wanted to play golf at the collegiate level, and worked hard throughout high school to make that dream a reality. Sain, a freshman business management major and member of the men’s golf team, was drawn to Union because it was close to his hometown of Bolivar, Tennessee, and because of Union’s […]

Life Five steps to interviewing well for students

Five steps to interviewing well for students

The interview is one of the most stressful aspects of the job application process. While getting an interview can be exciting, it is also the most crucial part in getting the job since most of the pressure rides on the interview portion of the application process. The interview is often the employer’s first impression of the job candidate, so it is […]

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Five steps to interviewing well for students
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Five steps to interviewing well for students

The interview is one of the most stressful aspects of the job application process. While getting an interview can be exciting, it is also the most crucial part in getting the job since most of the pressure rides on the interview portion of the application process. The interview is often the employer’s first impression of the job candidate, so it is […]

Susie Fox, freshman accounting major, is a Florida native and a self-proclaimed coffee addict. | Photo by Kait Martin
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Freshman Friday: Susie Fox

After traveling almost 13 hours from Melbourne, Florida to Jackson, Tennessee, Susie Fox, freshman accounting major, is loving her first year at Union. One reason she chose Union is because her older brother and some of her friends attend. She hopes that her younger sister will join her as well. “I visited [Union] and I just loved it,” Fox said. Fox is […]

Get to know Dan Griffin: Family, athletics and the Hope Quad
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Get to know Dan Griffin: Family, athletics and the Hope Quad

Dan Griffin, vice president of enrollment management, his wife and five children have spent the past two months living in very close quarters. The family, while in transition from Toccoa Falls, Georgia, moved into the Hope Quad upon arrival at Union. “It was chaos most of the time,” Griffin said. “But it was nice to see what a college student here […]

Senior spotlight: Jim Martin and Kelly Robey
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Senior spotlight: Jim Martin and Kelly Robey

Jim Martin Jim Martin, senior mathematics major and first basemen, has been playing baseball since he was only four years old. “I can’t ever remember not playing baseball,” Martin said. “It’s been a huge part of my life from the beginning.” Martin, originally from Ajax, Ontario, learned about Union University while playing baseball for a travel team that often brought him to […]

The last Student Senate of the semester was April 22 | Submitted graphic by Suzanne Fletcher
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Newly elected class officers strive to give back

As the spring semester comes to an end, new Student Government Association class officers have been elected for the 2015-2016 school year. The voting took place from April 23 – April 27, and the student body was able to cast their votes through the Portal website. The upcoming sophomore, junior and senior classes voted to fill the positions of president, vice […]

‘Unionites Unite’ to raise support for library
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‘Unionites Unite’ to raise support for library

Students will have an opportunity to win prizes and enjoy fellowship tonight at the Unionites Unite event in the Bowld Student Commons from 4:30-6:30 p.m. while being a part of a fundraiser for the new campus library. “We’re gathering students together to raise awareness and support for the library campaign by providing free food, games and opportunities to win incredible prizes,” […]

Union hires new assistant volleyball coach
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Union hires new assistant volleyball coach

The Union University athletics department has recently hired a new assistant volleyball coach to start in the fall. Jenna Kelley, a graduate from University of Tennessee Martin, was announced to be the new assistant coach for Union’s volleyball team. “Volleyball is one of my biggest passions,” Kelley said. After graduating from college in 2012, with bachelors degree in political science, […]