UPDATE: Pittman case sent to grand jury in October Charlie Pittman, a former senior Christian ministries major, appears in City Court July 10 for his preliminary hearing.
AWARDS DAY 2014: Union awards 46 graduating seniors with medals for academic excellence AWARDS DAY 2014: Union awards 46 graduating seniors with medals for academic excellence
2014 Student Film Festival awards film makers 2014 Student Film Festival awards film makers
Corieon Pearson named to NCCAA All-American team Corieon Pearson, junior computer science major, is named to NCAA All-American Team. | Photo by Anne Richoux
News Charlie Pittman, a former senior Christian ministries major, appears in City Court July 10 for his preliminary hearing.

UPDATE: Pittman case sent to grand jury in October

City Court Judge Blake Anderson determined July 10 that Charlie Pittman’s case will be sent to a grand jury in October. Pittman, a former senior Christian ministries major who would have graduated in May, is charged with first degree murder in the death of his fiancée, Olivia Greenlee, who was a senior music education major. He is also charged with […]

Arts & Entertainment 2014 Student Film Festival awards film makers

2014 Student Film Festival awards film makers

Acting Awards  Best Choreography -  “Hunter” Best Voiceover – Josh Stephans in “Hunter” Best Supporting Performances – James Watlington in “Paradigm” Best Female Comedic Performance – Alexis Piscatello in “Falling Fast” Best Male Comedic Performance – Dominique Willingham in “Falling Fast” Best Female Dramatic Performance – “Autumn Hitt in “Bewilderness” Best Male Dramatic Performance – Caleb Shore in “Paradigm”   […]

Sports UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn

UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn

Editor’s note: Online and Social Media Editor Katherine Burgess contributed to this report. Every year, Union rewards a male and female athlete with the Athlete of the Year Award for his or her hard work, determination, athletic ability and scholastic performance. This year, senior outfielder Wacey Russell and senior midfielder and defender Dionna Linn are Athletes of the Year. For […]

Life Juniors Erin Allen, Andrew Stricklin receive Barnabas leadership award

Juniors Erin Allen, Andrew Stricklin receive Barnabas leadership award

While many people might react to winning awards with pride and self-congratulation, juniors Erin Allen and Andrew Stricklin, winners of this year’s Barnabas Leadership Award, do quite the opposite. Each year, Union presents the Barnabas Leadership Award to two juniors “who have demonstrated significant leadership skills and a willingness to serve the campus and community,” according to the university’s website. […]

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Juniors Erin Allen, Andrew Stricklin receive Barnabas leadership award
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Juniors Erin Allen, Andrew Stricklin receive Barnabas leadership award

While many people might react to winning awards with pride and self-congratulation, juniors Erin Allen and Andrew Stricklin, winners of this year’s Barnabas Leadership Award, do quite the opposite. Each year, Union presents the Barnabas Leadership Award to two juniors “who have demonstrated significant leadership skills and a willingness to serve the campus and community,” according to the university’s website. […]

UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn
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UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn

Editor’s note: Online and Social Media Editor Katherine Burgess contributed to this report. Every year, Union rewards a male and female athlete with the Athlete of the Year Award for his or her hard work, determination, athletic ability and scholastic performance. This year, senior outfielder Wacey Russell and senior midfielder and defender Dionna Linn are Athletes of the Year. For […]

Joytime Ministries to host ‘Time to Shine’ concert with Britt Nicole
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Joytime Ministries to host ‘Time to Shine’ concert with Britt Nicole

As the end of the semester draws near, students can finally begin to get excited about upcoming summer plans. For fans of Britt Nicole, an excellent way to start that summer will be at the upcoming “Time to Shine” event. Jackson-based Joytime Ministries will host Time to Shine, a concert featuring Grammy- and Dove-nominated musician Britt Nicole at 7 p.m. […]

Campus housing undergoes changes as result of enrollment increase
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Campus housing undergoes changes as result of enrollment increase

Students may be a bit concerned by the emails they have received regarding campus housing for the 2014-2015 academic year. Rumors of changes to dorm gender have sent questions flying as to why this is happening. Oh, and what exactly is happening? Before spring break students received an email informing them about living situations for the coming school year. This […]

SGA elects 2014-15 class officers
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SGA elects 2014-15 class officers

The winners of the SGA class officer elections were announced April 29 after 472 votes were cast through Union’s online portal. The newly elected officers will begin their term at the start of the fall semester and serve on SGA for the 2014-15 academic  year. Senior Class: President: Will Duncan Vice President: Denis Bisangwa Secretary: Doug May Treasurer: Hunter Martin […]

Union’s Debate Team takes prestigious Founders prize at nationals
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Union’s Debate Team takes prestigious Founders prize at nationals

Union University’s Debate team received several awards at The National Debate Tournament Apr. 10-13 at Middle Tennessee State University. Union won numerous individual and team awards for the season: novice sweepstakes, varsity sweepstakes, pro sweepstakes, scholastic sweepstakes, scholastic sweepstakes and the most prestigious award, The Founders Award. “The Founders Award is for first place overall, which for most of the […]

Ugly Mug Cafe focuses on quality of their product, starting with the source of their brews. | Photo by Jacob Moore
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New cafe downtown replaces Green Frog Coffee Co.

Editor’s note: See a slideshow at the end of this story. The coffee business is growing stronger in West Tennessee with the grand opening of Ugly Mug Cafe in downtown Jackson. After working in information technology for the past 10 years, Cole Sanders is back in the coffee business as manager of Ugly Mug Cafe. The business transformed some aspects […]