What's Happening

Union Institute & University is proud to offer a variety of continuing education options, live events, on-demand webinars, alumni features, podcasts, and more. We are always adding new items, so check back often to stay in the know. Don’t miss out on all of the exciting things happening at Union Institute & University!

Nexus: Your Union news Source

There’s always something happening at Union – and here’s where you find out the latest news. From alumni achievements, university accolades, and commencement updates to authors of Union, social justice features, and more. Stay connected and engaged with all the latest Nexus news.


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continuing education

Union Institute & University offers numerous free and paid on-demand events and training on a variety of topics. Learn more and view all of our on-demand events and webinars.

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Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist - Chapter 2

David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships and trains loaded with munitions; he has marched with mothers confronting violent regimes and stood with refugees threatened by death squads. Waging Peace is a testament to the difference one person can make. Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. This is a recording of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, written by David Hartsough, read by Stewart Burns.

University podcast

Hosted by President Karen Schuster Webb and other university faculty members. You’ll hear discussions on timely topics like issues in the news, mental health, social justice, and more. Listen to the Union Institute & University podcast.

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The Importance of Improvisation and Creativity for Mental Health

Join us for a discussion on the importance of improvisation and creativity for mental health. Our host, Heather Hans, is a Ph.D. student at Union Institute & University with a concentration in ethical & creative leadership. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has master’s degrees in social work and business administration. Heather is a TV expert guest and does a weekly mental health segment on 9News Denver. She has a psychotherapy practice in Colorado and her research interests are improvisation and creativity in TV & media, in order to empower others. Heather’s guest is Dr. Steven Pritzker. He was a writer and producer of hit TV shows for over 20 years. He later went back to school to get his doctorate in Educational Psychology. Dr. Pritzker is the co-creator and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Creativity, which helped establish the study of creativity as a field of research. He is a Saybrook University faculty member and creativity coach.


 University calendar

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The university calendar is your source of key dates and events, including term start and end dates, commencement, holidays, and more. View the full Union Institute & University calendar and stay in the know.