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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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Brotherly Love

Alumnus Robert L. Smith, III (Ph.D. ’86) received the honor of a lifetime when he discovered his brother dedicated his latest book to him. “I was surprised. I had no…

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Women Are the Hope of the World

Sharon G. Mijares believes women are the hope of the world. The 1995 Union Ph.D. graduate, psychologist, and psychotherapist is committed to awakening women to personal transformation.  “One-half of the…

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Women’s History Month Spotlight – Healing and Hope in Higher Education  

March is Women’s History Month. The observance celebrates the contributions and achievements of women in the United States. This year’s theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Dr. Debby Flickinger is…

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Authors of Union – February ‘22

Welcome to Authors of Union, highlighting our many published authors who are transforming lives and communities. Art Speaks Out Loud By E. Hitchcock Scott, (Ericha Scott, Ph. D. ’99) Dr. Scott,…

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Black History Month spotlight on Union Ph.D. student working to bridge the gap in African American congregations

Ph.D. student and Pastor Devin E. West seeks to bridge the gap of racial divide that continues to hinder and hurt churches, especially African American congregations, leaving them bereft of…

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