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Stories from 2011-2012

Union alum Adalberth gets intimate look at Olympics as UPS director

Read about Gunnar Adalberth (UU class of 1987) and his role as UPS director of business development for the London Olympics.

Union student ministers in London during Olympics

Union University sophomore Ian Draper and other volunteers from Illinois Baptist churches partnered with a London church to reach people with the gospel during the Olympics.

Medical Missions Honeymoon

Union nursing students spend honeymoon as part of medical mission team

A blessing in tragedy

Four years after almost dying in a tornado, David Wilson is set to graduate from Union University

Bulldog Spirit

Experience Bulldog Spirit at Union University through the eyes of Antoine Hall, Chase Tuggle, and Treasure Hightower.

EXTRA: Bulldog Beats

Learn more about the Bulldog Beats group that plays at various Union sporting events.

Helping Hands Up

Take a look at how a Day of Remembrance project is helping Hands Up!, a new Jackson preschool for at-risk children.

Alum recalls impact of Pearl Harbor attack on Union University

Alumnus John C. Huffman, who was a junior ministerial student that Sunday in 1941, recalls how the attack affected Union.

Strings To Come

Experience Union's new string quartet and get excited for the future of the music department as they work toward a full orchestra.

Micah Watson on the timely lessons of John Locke

Listen as Micah Watson describes his research as a Madison Fellow at Princeton University on the writings of 17th century philosopher John Locke.

Barefoots Barista

Jesse Myers gives an inside look at serving as a barista at Barefoots Joe.

EXTRA: What's Inside The Cup?

Barefoots Joe Barista and Christian Studies major Jesse Myers explains the dynamics behind a good cup of coffee, from extraction theory to espresso, and the Spanish name for miele. Learn what's inside the cup!

Life Groups

Transitioning to college life can be difficult. Wil Sloan and Lauren Reeves share how Life Groups at Union University help make that transition smoother.

Roger Stanley on singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams

Hear Roger Stanley describe his work in the field of creative non-fiction that focused on singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams.

The Chapel Experience

Whitney Williams and Tremaine Baltimore describes what Union's chapel means to them.

Elliot grateful for Union community support during breast cancer battle

Union volleyball coach Kelly Elliot remains cancer free almost three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

First Day of Class

Follow Janie Barnhart as she experiences her first day of college class at Union.

Theresa Blakley on the study of trauma-faith-resilience

Theresa Blakley discusses the first draft of a novel she wrote in connection with the study of trauma-faith-resilience in the field of social work.

Summer internship fuels Velasco's dedication to Hispanic education

During the summer of 2011, Junior Claudia Velasco served as an intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C.

Move-In Day

Follow incoming freshman Christian Leake as he transitions to life at Union.

Union volunteers aid tornado-stricken Tuscaloosa in rebuilding effort

A team of 10 from Union traveled to Tuscaloosa Aug. 3-5, 2011 to help the city in its recovery efforts from an April 27 tornado that caused massive damage, destroying more than 5,000 buildings and killing more than 40 people.

Stephen Carls on Europe at war from 1914-1945

Listen to Stephen Carls describe his study of Europe at war from 1914-1945.

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