May 13, 2014 - The third annual book drive, coordinated by S. I. S. co-presidents Rachel Wukasch and McKenzie Lynn, was a great success! The donated books totaled 1548 pounds! These books will go to Worldwide Book Drive, where they will be sorted and then distributed to organizations around the world where the books are most needed. Most will be donated to qualified schools, inner-city community centers, and international development organizations.
May 11, 2014 - In the midst of tough circumstances surrounding campus and the personal lives of so many, several members of the Department of Sociology and Family Studies joined together to meet for weekly prayer and Bible study. Reading through the book Mended by Angie Smith, this group of ladies were able to share the burdens of a tough semester and difficult situations with each other and dwell on how Christ brings beauty out of hard circumstances.
April 25, 2014 - Dr. Heckler hosted a game night for several students to take a break from studying and the craziness of the semester. This time of fellowship was complete with dessert and board games. Holly Leisey, the department assistant, and her husband were present along with five sociology students.
April 16, 2014 - Several students were inducted to Pi Gamma Mu's Tennessee Kappa chapter at this year's induction ceremony. This chapter reactivation ceremony marks the first time the Tennessee Kappa chapter has been active on Union's campus in eight years. Six inductees were present.
April 10, 2014 – Joel Newman, a member of the Season of Unity in Jackson, met with students taking Social Diversity and Inequality. He was able to discuss with students the struggles of bringing unity to groups of people who are racially, culturally, and religiously diverse. He also spent time talking about his experience in the field of Sociology.