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May your Thanksgiving bring good health, joy, and abundance.

              Dear Union Institute & University community, Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to express gratitude to our students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community for another…

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Education advocate wins City Council seat

Alumna Dr. Kim Barber was just elected to the Monterey, California City Council. The 2018 Union graduate of the Ph.D. program with a major in Public Policy and Social Change,…

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Leveraging Art to Build Community at the Mitra Gallery

Bright brush strokes on a canvas. Figurines carved from stone. A page from the Qur’an with gold ink calligraphy. Architectural limestone features from a temple. How can artifacts like these…

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A Veterans Day message…

  “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt     Union Institute & University salutes all the brave men and women…

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African American Military History: The Lessor Known Contributors

  Veteran and alumnus Dr. Hubert C. Jackson, Jr. presents “African American Military History: The Lessor Known Contributors.” Dr. Jackson shares the significant role African Americans played in the United…

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Her Air Force career, plus education and discipline, makes this woman a role model

Crystal Tyson Bridges joined the United States Air Force 21 years ago. She also earned two degrees from Union, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2016 and a…

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The United States Army and Union advanced my career

Scheherazade Abdul-Latif joined the United States Army to advance her education. She also found a career. “I was born in New York City. My parents worked hard to send me…

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New scholarship established in honor of beloved alumna who lived a life of meaning and service

The Dr. Deri Joy Ronis Scholarship in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution has been established at Union Institute & University to support the work of emerging doctoral scholar-practitioners who are…

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Professor earns prestigious honor

Dr. Woden Teachout, Faculty Development Coordinator and Professor of Graduate Studies, has been named a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). HEA is an international, non-profit organization that promotes…

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Improving reading skills is my purpose

Sheneka Scott Brown is passionate about helping children to read. Her passion led her to Union Institute & University to complete her Master of Education in 2012, and then to…

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Union presents Connect U 2022 Fall edition – Educational Equity on a Global Scale

We are excited to share the many achievements Union Institute & University has experienced to date in CONNECT U 2022 FALL EDITION – EDUCATIONAL EQUITY ON A GLOBAL SCALE. This…

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My certificates improve the ramification of substance abuse in addicted populations

Hermenia Canty-Wilson just completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in addition to embedding certificates in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling and Cannabis Studies. “The benefit of…

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Alumna donates extraordinary sculpture to her alma mater

Union Institute & University Ph.D. 1983 alumna Dr. Constance (Connie) McCatherin Silver has donated one of her unique colorful and whimsical 2- and 3-dimensional masked human figures named “Whoopie, 2015”…

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Pairing Sweet Treats and Healthy Living: One Student’s Experience

(This is the third and last article in the three-part series on students in the M.A. in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics program that prepares students to take the Commission on…

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From Musical Theater to Registered Dietitian Nutritionist: One Student’s Journey

This article is the second of a three-part series on students in the M.A. in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics program. The Union curriculum prepares students to be socially responsible practitioners…

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