Cardinal & Cream
The best practical experience a Journalism student can receive is working on Union’s award-winning campus newspaper, the Cardinal & Cream. Ranked the #1 campus newspaper by Baptist Press for five years and ranking as one of the top five newspapers at the Southeast Journalism Conference, the Cardinal & Cream provides students with real life experiences within an educational and nurturing environment. Students have opportunities to serve as staff writers, photojournalists, section editors, copy editors, ad managers, and managing editors during the course of their time at Union. Web Resource
Journalism students at Union coordinate the work of local high school journalism students through The Jackson Sun's high school-oriented section of their website. Web Resource
The Washington Journalism Center
The Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester on Capitol Hill that will cultivate professional news skills and encourage students to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. Web Resource
Southeast Journalism Conference
Union students compete in several categories, including writing, layout, photography, overall best newspaper and overall best news website. The Cardinal & Cream staff has won numerous awards in the past few years, competing against state schools with daily newspapers. Web Resource
Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference and Competition
Student journalists have opportunities to interact with leading journalists, such as Lauren of the Fox News Channel, Don Boykin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gary Fong of the San Francisco Chronicle and Manny Garcia of the Miami Herald. Students also submit their work in the Excellence in Journalism competition. Union students have won numerous first place awards in writing, design and photography.
Union faculty help students connect with professionals in their fields through internships. Journalism majors are encouraged to complete several internships before graduation. Recent journalism majors have interned at Golf Week Magazine, The Jackson Sun, and the International Mission Board.
Cardinal & Cream
The Cardinal and Cream is the official campus newspaper of Union University. Budgeted as a part of the Communication Arts Department, the newspaper is published biweekly and is distributed to students, faculty, staff and administration without charge.
Advisor: Michael Chute
Scholarship Banquet with Tony Blair Oct 3, 6:00pm: Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson, Tennessee
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s 14th annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn. : more event info
Fall Classes Begin Aug 23, 8:00am
Fall Convocation Aug 26, 10:00am: G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel
FOCUS: New Student Orientation Aug 19, 9:00am
Freshmen Registration Jun 20, 9:00am
Communication Arts Awards Banquet May 10, 5:00pm: Grant Events Center
Come out to enjoy a great dinner and celebrate the end of the 2010-2011 school year with all of the Com. Arts faculty and staff. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale at the end of April.
Southeast Journalism Conference Feb 17, 6:00pm: Troy University
Conference held February 17-19 at Troy University in Troy, Alabama
Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference Oct 7, 12:00pm: Nashville, TN
Union Scholarship Symposium May 4, 9:00am: Jackson Campus
Southeastern Journalism Conference Feb 11, 12:00pm: Southeastern Louisiana University