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Union to dedicate Center for Continuing and Professional Studies

Union will dedicate its new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies March 5 at 9 a.m. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Union will dedicate its new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies March 5 at 9 a.m. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.March 3, 2010 – Union University will dedicate its new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at a ceremony March 5 at 9 a.m.

Located at 1938 Emporium Drive in Jackson, the center is located in the former Circuit City building, which Union purchased and renovated in recent months.

“We reached a point where there was just no more space on campus to renovate to create office space or classroom space,” said Charles Fowler, Union’s senior vice president for university relations. “So we began exploring properties around town that would allow some office on campus to move off campus and create additional space on our main campus.”

The Circuit City building had been vacant for almost four years. Union renovated the 21,000-square-foot building and is using all of the former retail space for its continuing studies department. The former warehouse space will be used for future growth, either for continuing studies or some other program.

“It’s going to give significant growth opportunities for continuing studies,” Fowler said.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 6

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Friday, March 6, with all classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lex will be closed. No breakfast will be served.


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