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Union Hosts Amendment 2 Forum

Oct 24, 2014 - Last night, Union University's Department of Political Science hosted a forum on Amendment 2 with the Madison County Bar Association. The event started with Dr. Evans providing the backdrop to Amendment 2 by explaining how Tennessee moved from electing judges in popular votes to adopting a merit based system to the current proposal to adopt the "modified federal plan" where the governor would appoint a judge with the advise and consent ...read more

Huckabee Lauds Christian Education, Decries Declining Morality

Oct 9, 2014 - Fox News host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke about personal morality and teh value of Christian education at Union University's 17th Annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 7 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Huckabee said he was delighted to assist Union because he gradauted from another Southern Baptist liberal arts college, Ouchita Baptist University in Arkansas. As the first male in his family to attend college, Huckabee was dependent on scholarships....read more

Constitution Day Discussion Focuses on Imperial Presidency

Sep 19, 2014 - Last night, the Department of Political Science led a discussion of "The Imperial Presidency: Unilateral Presidential Action and Constiutional Limits" for one of Union's larger Constitution Day events. With President Obama's unilateral actions stopping deportation of certain illegal immigrants, making recess appointments when the Senate was in pro forma session, bombing Libya without Congressional authorization, waiving compliance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB), changing dat...read more

Department Graduates 7

May 21, 2014 - This past Saturday, the Department of Political Science sent seven graduates off into the world. During their time at Union, they were very active in Student Government, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), fraternities and sororities, debate team, and many other campus and community activities. We wish the following God's richest blessings as they begin this new phase in their lives. Seth Brake of Denver, NC starred as the captain of Union'...read more

Benefield Makes History Winning PSC Bracket Challenge

Apr 8, 2014 - Nice guys don’t finish last, they finish second (unless you adhere to the Ricky Bobby philosophy of “if you’re not first, you’re last.”) Before the bracket challenge started, Colby Benefield, a student in American Government, heard Dr. Evans talking with students about the Departmental Bracket Challenge and asked if he could play. Dr. Evans, being the gentlemen he is, said “sure.” So who wins the Department Bracket Challenge?&n...read more

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