Tornado Coverage

At 7:02 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the Union University campus was devastated by serious tornadic activity, resulting in extensive damage to the facilities. Following a nearly five-hour emergency effort, all students -- including the 13 who were trapped in the fallen rubble -- were rescued. Fifty-one students were taken to the hospital, nine of whom suffered serious injury. By God’s providence, no lives were lost.

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Unionite - Special Edition 2008

God in the Whirlwind

God in the Whirlwind: Stories of Grace from the Tornado at Union University
Tim Ellsworth
B&H Publishing (June 2008)
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Union Contributors:
Tim Ellsworth (Author);
David S. Dockery (Foreword);
George H. Guthrie (Afterword).

President Dockery Updates

Cardinal & Cream

Dorm Rebuilding Webcam

Reconstruction Progress
View from Miller Tower
(thru July 2008)
View March 31 - July 2008 (QuickTime video)
View Q2 2008 (video of .jpgs)

October 27, 2008

Aerial - June 7, 2008
June 7, 2008 - photo courtesy of Wayne Holmes

Aerial - April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008 - photo courtesy of Wayne Holmes

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1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305
Previous Tornado Coverage: November 2002 | May 2003