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A traumatic brain injury changed this graduate’s life forever

Julia Miller proudly walked across the stage to receive her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Humanities & Culture at the Union Institute & University National Commencement on…

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Police Sergeant Uses Union Curriculum to Help Mentally Ill, Homeless, and Addicted

  Police Sergeant Lenny La France used his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) curriculum as the foundational knowledge to create the Community Safety Engagement Team (CSET) in the…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Birgit Monks empowers early childhood professionals

Dr. Birgit Monks is the program chair for Union Institute & University’s Early Childhood Education and Adolescent Development and the California Teacher Permit Certificate Programs. She believes in high-quality education…

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National Commencement News

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, the National Commencement ceremony of Union Institute & University will be at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, Hall of Mirrors in Cincinnati, OH, at 2 p.m.…

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Happy July 4th from Union Institute & University

Dear Team Union: I am pleased to announce that the university will be closed on Monday, July 4th. This July 4th holiday gives us all a special opportunity to gather…

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Union Institute & University Alumna makes history

Rev. Betty Whitted Holley, Ph.D. made history last week. On June 14th, Dr. Holley was the first African American woman elected to serve as the Chair of the Board of…

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Memorial Day remembrance 2022

Dear Team Union, This Memorial Day weekend, we remember and commemorate our fallen service members. On this day of remembrance, let us express our deepest gratitude to the sacrifices of…

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People Chica Magazine features faculty member

Dr. Lisette Rodriguez, professor of Human Lactation in the M.A. in Health and Wellness Program, is featured in People Chica magazine about her new cookbook, My Homemade Baby: Food Introduction Guidebook,…

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Alumnus credits core faculty with confidence to pursue writing

Dr. Fred Sokol (Ph.D. ’76) thought he might have a talent for writing. It wasn’t till he started his Union doctoral work that he was encouraged to pursue this passion.…

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The Source of the Question is Found in Poetry

To Peter Caccavari, poetry is in part getting to the source of the question. In this Authors of Union podcast, Caccavari reads from his first chapbook of poetry, Minor Loss…

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Appreciating our alumna during Teacher appreciation week

Dr. Jay M. Keehn, Union’s Dean of Students / ADA Coordinator, surprised Union alumna, Vedra Roker, in her classroom during Teacher Appreciation Week with a proclamation of congratulations from President Karen Schuster…

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AUTHORS OF UNION – MAY ‘22

Welcome to Authors of Union, highlighting our many published authors who are transforming lives and communities. Fields of Poison By Michael Halperin (Ph.D. ’93) Fields of Poison recounts the odyssey of…

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A Pioneer in Art Therapy

The field of Art Therapy, a mental health and human services profession, is a relatively new specialty developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of the vanguards was…

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National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from alumna Lois Roma-Deeley (Ph.D. 2000). The award-winning poet, educator and current Poet Laureate of Scottsdale, Arizona will also discuss her journey as a…

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The Poems of Peter Caccavari

Peter Caccavari’s first chapbook of poetry, Minor Loss of Fidelity, coming soon from Finishing Line Press, depicts people reacting to their environment – whether natural or human-made – and their…

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