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  • Student Spotlight - Dan Reid
    Dan Reid This month, the spotlight is on Daniel Reid, a dedicated law enforcement professional with 32 years of service. He just completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management with a 4.0 GPA. Two months ago, Dan learned he had...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Emergency ...
    Union Institute & University is celebrating first responders during Safety Stand Down, June 18-24, 2017. UI&U’s major in Emergency Services Management focuses on emergency and disaster management, homeland security, and critical incident management. “Union Institute & University is proud to play...
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  • Faculty & Staff Spotlight on Elizabeth A. Pastores...
    Beth Palffy Each month, faculty and staff are recognized for their contribution to Union. In the words of President Sublett, “Only people make a difference in an organization and only people are important in our lives.” This month Elizabeth A. Pastores-Palffy, Ph.D....
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  • Faculty & Staff Spotlight on Dr. Nadine Wheat
    Dan Moretti Each month, faculty and staff are recognized for their contribution to Union. In the words of President Sublett, “Only people make a difference in an organization and only people are important in our lives.” This month Dr. Nadine Wheat is...
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  • UI&U Career Services Share Tips for New Grads
    I Graduated! Now what? Job Searching Tips for the New Graduate Put time into your Resume & Cover Letter. Align your resume and cover letter to the advertised job you are applying to. My number one pet peeve as a career counselor...
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  • Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Dak Kopec
    Dak Kopec Welcome to the “Alumni Spotlight” monthly series. Learn how our UI&U graduates are living the UI&U mission of engagement, enlightenment, and empowerment. Featured this month: Dr. Dak Kopec Education: UI&U Ph.D. graduate (2002), master’s degrees (Architecture and Community Psychology), and an undergraduate...
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  • Union Applause – Review of Recent Highlights
    TOP 25% of Military Friendly Schools UI&U earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans...
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  • Union Remembers Alumna Nancy Rudolph, 1923-2017
    Nancy Rudolph “I try in some sensible way to describe social conditions that need correcting, people who need help, to witness the human condition, to make the human connection.” -Nancy Rudolph For more than 50 years and across 100,000 miles, international photographer and UI&U...
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  • Union Leaders – Ken Roske
    Ken Roske Union Institute & University’s historical commitment to ethical and creative leadership and the insights gained over the past 50 years as a leader in adult learning is the inspiration for the monthly series, Union Leaders. This month, in recognition of...
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  • National Police Week Spotlight on Criminal Justice...
    Q. What do you plan to do with your degree? A. Luis - I hope that my degree will create more opportunities for me within my agency as well as other agencies. I also hope it will allow me to be more competitive...
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  • UI&U and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Pa...
    Union Institute and University (UI&U) and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) are answering the call to graduate more students in the mortuary profession. The agreement will provide students in the Union Pre-Mortuary Science concentration the first two years of...
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  • National Police Week Staff and Faculty Spotlight o...
    Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education? A. Larry - Tom Bodett said, "In school you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." As a life time...
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  • A Mother's Day Note of Thanks
    Mother's Day is a perfect day to say a special thank you to those who carry the hard-earned title of "mom" 365 days a year. The American holiday of celebrating Mother’s Day was enacted in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson who...
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  • Union Institute & University Accreditation Reaffir...
    The Higher Learning Commission voted on May 1, 2017 to continue the accreditation of Union Institute & University. "I am pleased to report that the Higher Learning Commission has reaffirmed the accreditation of Union Institute & University which we have maintained since...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Faculty
    National Teacher Day is May 9. This is a day to celebrate the faculty members that make the goal of a degree a reality regardless of where our students live and work. Thank you for educating our motivated adults and continuing UI&U’s mission to engage, enlighten, and empower...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Employees
    UI&U is thankful for the many dedicated employees that make Union a special place to work. The contributions of employees celebrating milestone anniversaries were recognized on April 20. President Sublett expressed his thanks to staff with the following tribute. “I express appreciation to each...
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  • National Police Week Spotlight on Alumna Michelle ...
    Michelle Lim Q. What has your degree meant to you personally and professionally? A. Achieving my degree has meant a great deal to me. It was a long time goal, which was so fulfilling to achieve. My degree process challenged me and I learned...
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Dan Moretti
    Dan Moretti Q. What has your degree meant to you personally and professionally? A. My degree has opened the doors for my current position as a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I am now in my 20th year at Berklee. It...
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  • Union Leaders – Randy Danielsen
    Dr. Randy Danielsen Union Institute & University’s historical commitment to ethical and creative leadership and the insights gained over the past 50 years as a leader in adult learning is the inspiration for the monthly series, Union Leaders. This month Randy Danielsen,...
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  • Staff spotlight on Dr. Elizabeth Pruden
    Dr. Elizabeth Pruden Dr. Pruden and her husband are retiring on April 30, which also happens to be the weekend of their 40th wedding anniversary. They are embarking on a new journey and moving to Portland, Oregon along with their two daughters...
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  • Doctoral alumni transform the literary landscape
    Union Institute & University (UI&U) together with the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” This celebration reminds us that a UI&U degree transforms too. Below is a list of UI&U...
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  • Union Institute & University Gives Back
    Union Institute & University was founded on the premise of transforming lives and communities. In recognition of Founder’s Day, staff honored the mission by giving back to the communities we serve on Thursday, April 6th. Helping Those in Need - Cincinnati Academic...
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  • Students Share Library Experiences
    Union Institute & University together with the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.”  In recognition of this celebration, we asked students to share their library experiences by answering two...
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  • Union’s Second Longest Serving President Roger H...
    President Roger H. Sublett, Ph.D., today announced he is retiring as president of Union Institute & University, effective June 30, 2018. He informed Mr. Roger Allbee, chair of the Board of Trustees and the 16-member Board of Trustees at the August...
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  • National Library Workers Day
    Union Institute & University together with the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” Today, April 11, is National Library Workers Day. This is a day to recognize the valuable...
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  • Founder's Day...a look at Union's History
    Dear friends: Founders Day always provides an opportunity to share some of Union’s milestones and its impact on higher education. While much has changed throughout the last 52 years - including Union’s name, its reach, and...
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  • Union Institute & University Receives First-Ever $...
    Dr. Madeline Ehrman Dear Union community: I am very pleased to announce that we have received a bequest in the amount of $1 million from the estate of alumna Madeline E. Ehrman, Ph.D. The gift will allow for...
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  • Union Leaders - Kay C. Goss
    Kay C. Goss Union Institute & University’s historical commitment to ethical and creative leadership and the insights gained over the past 50 years as a leader in adult learning is the inspiration for the monthly series, Union Leaders. This month Kay C....
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  • A Tribute to Dr. James Henderson
    Dr. James Henderson Beloved doctoral faculty member Dr. James Henderson passed away in February after a brief illness. He was known for his keen intellect, passion for students, and leadership skills. Students found him to be a...
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  • Faculty spotlight on Dr. Michel Coconis
    Learn more below about Dr. Michel Coconis, Affiliated Faculty in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Work. Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education? A. It is a privilege to give back in the environment that provided...
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  • Spotlight on Dr. Ronald C. Thomas, Jr.
    Executive Director Florida Academic Center Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education? A. The transaction between faculty member and student is the fundamental thing to me. When I have seen my students go on to be successful, that gratifies me. I...
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  • Social Work Month Spotlight on alumna Dametra Galv...
    Q. What has your degree meant to you personally and professionally? A. I just recently obtained my Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Work degree which was a big accomplishment for me since I am an older student. I...
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  • Union Women Make a Difference
    March is National Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day (#BeBoldForChange) is today, March 8. In honor of this celebration of the collective achievements of women, Union is proud to salute a few of the many women who mirror Union’s mission...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Social Wor...
    March is National Social Work Month. Union Institute & University joins the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in celebrating the profession with this year’s national campaign Social Workers STAND UP! The rigorous Union Institute & University Bachelor of Science major...
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  • Union Leaders - Dr. Roger H. Sublett
    Union Institute & University’s historical commitment to ethical and creative leadership and the insights gained over the past 50 years as a leader in adult learning is the inspiration for the university’s new monthly series, Union Leaders. Each month, a leader...
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  • Partnership Teaches Life Skills
    Union Institute & University is a partner with “the coolest thing,” according to Ohio Governor John Kasich. That “cool thing” is the Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey High School Corporate Work Study program. The national Cristo Rey Network is an urban...
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  • Student Spotlight: Allyson McDaniel, CMHC Student
    1. What do you plan to do with your degree? I plan to use my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to help as many people as I can reach throughout my lifetime. I feel as though this degree in particular gives...
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  • Celebration of Black History Month
    Dear Union Community: With a 52-year legacy and commitment to social justice, social responsibility, and community connectedness, Union Institute & University is fully engaged in our effort to fulfill our mission of engaging, enlightening, and empowering generations of students to transform “lives...
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  • Spotlight on Dr. Donna Gruber
    1. What excites you about being a part of higher education? So much excites me about higher education, because it is unlike any other profession. The work can be challenging but it is meaningful and always interesting. No two days are ever...
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  • Veterans Stipend Program Expands Nationwide
    Union Institute & University is expanding its Veterans in Union living allowance stipend opportunity nationwide to offer students across the country the chance to take advantage of this unique opportunity developed as a means of assistance for its Veteran student...
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  • Ten Tips to Help African American Women Succeed in...
    1. Know Thy Self. Have honest on-going evaluations of yourself that focuses on your needs, skills, goals and expectations.  Are you willing to consistently and persistently take the necessary steps to become an entrepreneur or to grow your business as an entrepreneur?...
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  • Union Alumni Continue to Move Up the Ranks
    Union Institute & University is proud to salute Los Angeles Academic Center alumni Gerrit DeJong and Mike Verissimo on their promotions to sergeant in the Visalia California Police Department. DeJong began his law enforcement career with the Visalia Police...
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  • Women in Union Program Assists Over 40 Women As Th...
    The best way to lift children out of poverty is to educate their mothers. That philosophy led to the founding of the Union Institute & University Women in Union scholarship program, an innovative tuition approach to support mothers who urgently need...
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  • Alumnus Dr. Michael Simanga keynoted PhD Residency...
    Noted artist, scholar, lecturer and alumnus Dr. Michael Simanga delivered the keynote at the 2017 January Residency’s MLK Legacy Dinner, held at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center on January 7. His presentation was titled, “Social Justice and the 21st Century: Neither...
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  • Union Leaders Follow Mission with Community Servic...
    Q&A with Dr. Gladys Gossett Hankins, Board of Trustees Member at Union Institute & University, and Kimbrea Browning, VP of Enrollment Management at Union Institute & University. Dr. Gladys Gossett Hankins Board of Trustees Member at UI&U 1. The Links Inc. motto...
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  • Professional development drives the Gopman Researc...
    Dr. Beth Alswanger Gopman is a believer in excellence, particularly as it pertains to teaching and its impact on improving our communities. Excellence in teaching often includes the capacity to research and data, and that typically costs money. Working with former...
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  • Get the insider perspective of Union's new Healthc...
    The new Masters of Science in Healthcare Leadership degree program will focus on the people skills and leadership insights that catalyze organizational transformation and social change. It will also include the most important determinant of long-term leadership success: mentoring. In...
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  • Union Institute & University Participates in Natio...
    Union Institute & University Cincinnati and Los Angeles Academic Centers were partners with the Clothesline Project (CLP), a worldwide program that encourages the decoration of t-shirts to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women. The t-shirts represent the individual feelings...
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  • Union Shares Feelings of Gratitude
    Hear why some of our students, faculty, and staff are thankful this year… “I am thankful for a supportive and loving family. After passing up so many opportunities in life, I am thankful for second chances.” 
David Ramey; Social Work Major “I am...
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  • A Woman Who Thrives On Learning
    “I have a reputation of being a person who seeks knowledge,” said Christina Nelson, an Early Childhood Studies student at the New England Academic Center. “I’m not afraid to ask questions and look for answers. I am anxious to apply...
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  • National Distance Learning Week Spotlight
    In honor of National Distance Learning Week, Dr. Rick Chaffee, a faculty member at Union, provides insight on the topic of on-line teaching & learning. It would seem that on-line teaching could be as effective as classroom based teaching in courses...
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  • Debunking Myths About Online Instruction
    They said that Aristotle was wrong when he challenged the common theory of education during his day. His technique of raising questions to require thought /discourse changed the passive listening pedagogy of his age. They criticized Maria Montessori when she devised...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Veterans D...
    Veterans are the heart of the Union Institute & University Veterans in Union program. This Veterans Day, November 11, Union will celebrate veterans by providing lunch at The Joseph House for Homeless Veterans, and bringing cookies to 15 veteran partnership...
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  • Student/Professor relationship sets Union apart
    The Union Institute & University Ph.D. program is known for developing the scholar- practitioner. That’s why it was an easy decision for faculty members Dr. Jennifer Raymond and Dr. Diane Allerdyce to team up with their doctoral students to participate in...
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  • Alumni named Influencer in Aging
    Dr. Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to fighting ageist stereotypes. His mission to educate the country to both effectively face the massive demographic shift that is the “age wave” and to promote a new and vital image of maturity has just...
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  • Union welcomes new Board of Trustees member Steven...
    Steven Bishop values education. This is exactly why he has joined the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees. “I believe obtaining a higher education degree is one of the most important things a person can do in his or her...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates National C...
    Union Institute & University’s national commencement was a time of celebration. Over 77 graduates joined the 52-year legacy of highly motivated adults positioned to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility on Saturday, October 8 at...
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  • Changing the way kids eat
    Eric Paul Meredith rethought the possibilities of getting kids to eat healthy. He decided to reach children in their own play yard and launched a series of books that use visual narratives to provide health education named “Health Heroes Comics.”...
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  • Embracing Diversity Through Art
    Q. Why do you think it is important to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month?  A. It is important to celebrate in order to keep our culture and traditions. This celebration, however, is not for one day or a designated month only, but rather...
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  • It’s Never Too Late
    It’s Never Too Late At the age of 73, Dr. Jenny C. Laster, continues to fight against being the “first and only” Jenny C. Laster will receive her Ph.D. at the age of 73 at Union’s National Commencement on October 8. “I...
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  • A Journey of Healing and Hope
    A Journey of Healing and Hope How a Partnership between a Marine Veteran and Union Institute & University proved to be more than Academic. United States Marine Corps veteran Mitch Rivas enrolled at Union Institute & University under unusual circumstances -...
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  • Karen Gives Back
    Karen Gives Back In recognition of National Hispanic Month, Union is highlighting employee Karen Jones and her volunteer work with children. Karen Jones loves the hugs she gets as a volunteer in her parish’s Children’s Church. “The Children’s Church conveys the...
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  • In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month...
    The Passion Behind Teaching Dr. Guillermina Hernandez The Passion Behind Teaching Dr. Guillermina Hernandez is an energetic, dedicated, and performance driven Union Institute & University early childhood expert who knew she wanted to be a teacher by the age of seven. “I...
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  • Union Recognizes National Recovery Month This obse...
    A Message of Hope Kerry Skiffington A Message of Hope Too often the stigmatizing of addiction leads to self-loathing. But Addictions Recovery Counselor Kerry Skiffington, M.A. says, “These are people with a problem. I have found my clients to be some of the most...
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  • Constitution Day 2016
    We the people of Union Institute & University are celebrating Constitution Day 2016! September 17, 2016 will mark the 229th anniversary of our nation’s founding document. It was signed September 17, 1787 at the Philadelphia Convention by 39 delegates. Here are some interesting facts about the US Constitution: The Constitution...
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  • A career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or A...
    A career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling offers rewards Union Institute & University, together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), highlights National Recovery Month during September to increase awareness of and understanding of mental...
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  • Union’s Ph.D. Program Welcomes New Leadership Th...
    Union’s Ph.D. Program Welcomes New Leadership This Fall Dr. Michael Raffanti is the new Dean of the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program. In this Q&A, Dr. Raffanti discusses his goals for the program as he begins his new role. Q. What...
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  • Union Institute & University recognizes excellence...
    Union Institute & University is proud to bestow the university’s highest level of recognition and honor to individuals Union Institute & University is proud to bestow the university’s highest level of recognition and honor to individuals who demonstrate an exemplary contribution to the field...
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  • Union Institute & University Celebrates Graduating...
    Union Institute & University recently graduated over 170 adults, with over 100 of those graduates pulling from our Childhood and Adolescent Development undergraduate major on August 7th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Each graduate received their diploma as family and friends cheered with...
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  • Union Launches the Bachelor degree with a major in...
    Program Chair Dr. Frederick K. Read significance of Union's new Bachelor's major in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Frederick Read Faculty Chair | Business Administration, Business Management, and Leadership Kicking off this fall, is the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Organizational Leadership. The new major...
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  • David Blake puts the Human Factor in Law Enforceme...
    Alumnus David Blake opens his own consulting company specializing in teaching & expert witness work on the topic of human factors and police performance. David Blake Alumnus | Criminal Justice Management Retired police officer and a Union Criminal Justice Management alumni David M. Blake, M.Sc., F.S.A., C.C.I....
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  • Research sheds light on challenges breastfeeding m...
    For World Breastfeeding Week 2016, we highlight the opportunity and work of two students, Iris Lewis and Susan Howlett. Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week Union Institute & University, together with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 – 7, 2016. This...
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  • Union Announces New Board of Trustees Member
    Sharon Dunbar is the newest member of the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees. Sharon Dunbar Vice President | Human Resources, General Dynamics Mission Systems Sharon Dunbar is the newest member of the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees. She serves as...
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  • A Celebration of Learning: Union's 2016 Ph.D. Resi...
    Highlights from the 2016 July Ph.D. Residency   Highlights fromthe 2016 Ph.D. Residency A Celebration of Learning was on display as students from around...
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  • Meet Union's 2016 California Commencement Speaker
    It is an honor to welcome Joseph G. Bock as the commencement speaker for the 2016 California commencement ceremony. Dr. Joseph Bock 2016 California Commencement Speaker It is an honor to welcome Joseph G. Bock as the commencement speaker for the 2016 California commencement ceremony. Dr....
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  • Our Last Surviving Founder Leaves Legacy of Innova...
    Dr. James Payson Dixon III, last surviving member of the original Board of Trustees of the precursor of Union Institute & University, and the fourth chairman of the Union Board of Trustees passed away at the age of 98 in February 2016....
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  • Jeffery Foley is Union's Keynote Veterans in Union...
    General Jeffrey W. Foley, will Keynote Union's 2016 Veterans in Union Celebration on June 29 Jeffrey W. Foley CEO | President of Loral Mountain Solutions Jeffrey W. Foley, Brigadier General United States Army (Retired) and CEO/President of Loral Mountain Solutions will deliver the keynote speech at...
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  • A Lifetime of Commitment is Recognized
    Dr. Jackie Young recently honored with the 2016 University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Jackie Young Alumnus | Doctoral Dr. Jackie Young has followed the Union Institute & University mission to engage, enlighten, and empower in a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility through...
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  • Union To Appear on Lifetime TV
      Lifetime's Balancing ActThe ABC’s of adult online higher education premieres June 14 and 21 Watch the Promo Video Don’t miss the ABC’s of adult online...
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  • Union's commencement is a family affair
    Sisters Joyce Davis and Francine Murphy graduate together at Union's Florida commencement Joyce Lindell Davis fulfilled her mother’s dying wish when she earned her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership degree on May 15, 2016. “My mother valued education. It was her dying wish for...
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  • Ph.D. student receives second Fulbright Award
    History hidden in plain view. Ph.D. student receives second Fulbright Award to restore the effects of African diaspora in Suriname. Paula Royster Current Student | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies Paula Royster is the founder of The Center of African American Genealogical Research, Inc....
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  • Spotlight: Criminal Justice Management
    National Police Week allows opportunity to spotlight the Union Institute & University Criminal Justice Management degree program   Spotlight on theCriminal Justice Management Program...
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  • MLK Student Fights To End Sex Trafficking
    Read how Deborah J. Richardson’s participation in the MLK Ph.D. program influences her resolve to continue to seek justice for children sold into sex slavery. Deborah J. Richardson Current Student | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies Deborah J. Richardson is a Ph.D. student in...
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  • Union Celebrates the Life of Alumni Sonny Kim
    In recognition of National Police Week, Union celebrates the life of Sonny Kim, 2008 graduate in Criminal Justice. Officer Kim transformed lives through his example as a father, husband, friend, community supporter, karate sensei, and member of Cincinnati’s elite Police Department. He lived his...
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  • Spotlight: MSOL Student Kristina Thomas
    To learn more about Union’s Master in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree, we asked current student Kristina Thomas about her experience in the program. Kristina Thomas Current Student | Organizational Leadership To learn more about Union’s Master in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree, we asked current...
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  • New Union Veterans Partnership Announced
    Union Institute & University Veterans in Union program is a partner with the new Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI). The initiative is reaching out to veterans in an economic liaison in 53 communities around the United States that is building a network of private and public organizations that...
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  • Meet Union's 2016 Florida Commencement Speaker
    Dr. Alison McMahan 2016 Florida Commencement Speaker Union Institute & University is pleased to announce that alumna Alison McMahan (Ph.D. 1997) will be the 2016 Florida Commencement speaker. Dr. McMahan is a testament to Union Institute & University’s mission to transform lives and communities. She...
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  • Student services are the heart of our library
    Cindy M. Anderson Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Studies | Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Park University In recognition of National Library Week, we asked Ph.D. student Cindy Anderson to tell us how the library is transforming her academic journey. Cindy holds a master’s in community...
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  • A Woman of Vision
    Alumna Portia Simpson Miller, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, and 2015 Union commencement speaker, is profiled in EBONY Magazine.
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  • Spotlight: BS Leadership Grad Stephanie Carroll
    Breastfeeding Coordinator and Peer Supervisor, Gallia County Health Department-WIC Program and 2015 BS Leadership Grad Stephanie Carroll, BS, IBCLC, CLC, CLS I originally started in Union’s Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting program to earn my IBCLC certification (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), one of my...
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  • Spotlight: Organizational Leadership Grad Emily Sw...
    Emily Swegert, Higher Education Professional and 2014 MSOL Grad To learn more about Union’s Master’s in Organizational Leadership degree, we asked recent graduate Emily Swegert (M.S. 2014) about her experience in the program. What problem did the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership solve for you? When I began the Master’s in Organizational Leadership,...
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  • Board of Trustees Elects New Chairperson, Officers
    The Board of Trustees of Union Institute & University held annual elections at its quarterly meeting on January 28, 2016. Mr. Roger Allbee of Townshend, Vermont, was elected chairperson, replacing Mr. Donald Feldmann, Esq., of Cincinnati who served in that position for two years and will continue as chair...
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  • BA Psychology Grad Melanie Keiser shares her Story
    Melanie Keiser BA Psychology 2015 Graduate I finally conjured up the courage to enroll in the psychology program at Union Institute & University after many years of thinking about it. I thought it would be too much of a commitment because I work full time, sometimes two jobs. In addition to...
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  • Union Honors Black History Month
    The transformation of lives and communities is a lofty goal. It takes dedication and commitment to a higher purpose. One man who understood this premise is Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, the founder of what is now known as Black History...
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  • Union Alumna named Dean of Architecture & Science ...
    Dr. Carla Jackson Bell Union Institute & University alumna Carla Jackson Bell (Ph.D. 2009) has accepted the position of dean of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science School at Tuskegee University, a school whose mission is to sustain the legacy of Booker T. Washington and the strategy of...
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  • Tips for Balancing your Life as a Busy Adult Stude...
    Union Institute & University students are extremely busy adults who must manage their limited time carefully and balance a variety of responsibilities. Juggling work, school, family, volunteer, and social life activities can be a challenge. To find out how they manage it all, we asked a few Union students to share...
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  • Ph.D. Student Launches Black Girl Project
    Union Ph.D. student Aiesha Turman Believing in yourself is essential to personal freedom. That is why Aiesha Turman, a Union Institute & University Ph.D. student with a major in Humanities & Culture, created The Black Girl Project, a documentary film featuring black girls telling their stories in their own words. Her...
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  • Union appoints Ashley Finkes as Director of Market...
    Ashley Finkes Union Institute & University is pleased to announce that Ashley Finkes has been appointed Director of Marketing, effective January 4, 2016. The Director of Marketing plays an integral role in overseeing all aspects of the marketing strategy across the university including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective student-centered,...
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  • Alumna Named Top Influencer in Aging
    Dr. Barbara Vacarr Union Institute & University alumna Dr. Barbara Vacarr (Ph.D. 1993) was recently named one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by the PBS show and website Next Avenue. She joins the company of Maria Shriver, Glen Campbell, and Marc Freedman who also made the list of...
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  • From the President's Desk: Reflections on MLK Day
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18, 2016 This Monday, January 18, 2016, many across the United States, and indeed the world, will pause to reflect on the life and contributions of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This day has become a day of national service and dialogue to honor the...
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  • Alumni Association helps African Ph.D. student tra...
    Ph.D. student Edward Fiawoo West African doctoral student Edward Fiawoo was worried that living 5,700 miles away from Cincinnati would affect the completion of his Ph.D. program. The West African attorney, who also serves as a Brigadier General in the Ghana Armed Forces, needed to attend his last required Ph.D....
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  • Ph.D. Student Researches the Past to Inform the Fu...
    This summer Union Institute & University Ph.D. student Timothy (Ty) L. Dilliplane served as co-principal investigator in an archaeological dig and historical narrative in Alaska. Dilliplane and a team of researchers wanted to learn how 26 crewmembers of the wrecked NEVA, a 19th century Russian-American Company vessel, survived the...
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  • Spotlight: Organizational Leadership Grad Kathleen...
    To get an insider’s perspective of Union’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership we asked recent graduate and emerging leader Kathleen Richards (M.S. 2015) about her experience in the program. What problem did the Master’s in Organizational Leadership solve for you? I was just about to finish my B.S. in Business...
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  • I returned to college at 61
    BA Psychology Student Deborah Pinger   For many years I told myself that not having a college degree didn’t hold me back.  When I left Sarah Lawrence, due to financial issues, I quickly moved up as a news reporter - from market #126 in Austin, Minnesota to #56 in Saginaw, to...
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  • Ph.D. Alumna receives 2015 Naomi Berber Memorial A...
    Twyla Cummings, (Ph.D. 1992) has been recognized with the 2015 Naomi Berber Memorial Award for her exceptional record of accomplishments, contributions toward the development of the graphic communications industry, and for having furthered the interests of the industry. Dr. Cummings is a senior associate dean in the College of Imaging...
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  • New Grad Receives Dunakin Award at Sacramento Comm...
    Mark Dunakin was a beloved officer for the Oakland Police Department in California. A police sergeant and an 18-year veteran of the force, he served in criminal investigations and homicide, before transferring to traffic motor squad. He was killed in the line of duty in Oakland along with three...
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  • Spotlight: Organizational Leadership Grad Leila Pe...
    Leila Perez, Police Sergeant and 2015 MSOL Grad To learn more about the Master’s in Organizational Leadership program, we asked recent graduate Leila Perez (M.S. 2015) about her experience. What are some things that you learned in this program that you applied directly to your job? Union Institute & University’s Master of Science...
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  • From the President's Desk: Happy Thanksgiving
    This Thanksgiving I hope each of you will take the time to enjoy your family and friends and be thankful for the times you have enjoyed with them in 2015. I know the world is in a bit of a mess right now and each day seems to bring messages...
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  • Five Union Professors Earn SOCHE Excellence Awards
    Dr. Jennifer Scott, Bari Kraus, and Dr. Carole Stokes-Brewer The teaching excellence of five Union Institute & University professors was recognized with the “Faculty Excellence Award” by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) at its annual awards luncheon on October 30, 2015. Congratulations to Union Institute & University professors...
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  • Union Mourns the Passing of Dr. Maravene Loeschke
    Union Institute & University mourns with many the passing of notable alumnna Maravene Loeschke (Ph.D. 1975). Dr. Loeschke, president emerita of Towson University, died June 25, 2015 of complications from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, Maryland. She was 68. “It is with great sadness that we learned of...
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  • Veteran and Student Kylie Higgins Shares her Story
    Kylie Higgins proudly displaying her graduation certificate from the Air Force Mental Health Technical School in August 2012. Veteran Kylie Higgins is on a mission to help veterans overcome addiction through counseling. “Veterans paved the way for me and now I am paying it forward. I am dedicated to their mental...
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  • Financial Aid Director Ed Walton earns President...
    Director of Financial Aid and Compliance, Edward E. Walton, M.S., C.P.A., C.B.E.S., of White Oak/Colerain Township has earned the Union Institute & University 2015 President’s Medal for Exemplary Service. The award will be presented at the university’s National Commencement ceremony on October 25, 2015 at the Hall of Mirrors, Hilton...
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  • Professor McDaniel earns Excellence in Teaching Aw...
    Dr. Judith McDaniel recently earned Union’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Union students and professors recommended Dr. McDaniel for the award, citing her intellectual depth and breadth, her pedagogical expertise, and her unwavering commitment to her students. Her students...
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  • July 2015 Doctoral Residency Recap
    In July, 122 participants—including Ph.D. and Ed.D. students, staff and faculty—from all over the country and Ghana made the “pilgrimage” to Cincinnati for Union Institute & University’s doctoral residency. The seven-day event was hosted at the Kingsgate Marriott near Union’s Cincinnati Academic Center. Shay McFarland, Senior Administrative Assistant and Residency...
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  • Alumnus presents his research of Native-American L...
    At Union Institute & University’s July 2015 Ph.D. residency, alumnus Dr. Eric Hannel (Ph.D. 2014) presented his research regarding the Native-American Lumbee people. Social justice presentations, like this, are one of the key highlights of every doctoral residency. Dr. Hannel’s lecture focused on recognizing the “other sides” of the American...
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  • Veterans Career Fair
    November 12, 2015 11am-3pm Veterans please join us on at Union’s Cincinnati Academic Center (440 East McMillan St.) for our Veterans Career Fair. Spouses, dependents and caregivers are also welcome to attend. This special event is hosted in conjunction with Congressman Steve Chabot’s office. A variety of employers seeking Veteran employees...
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  • General Jeffrey W. Foley to Keynote 2015 National ...
    Union Institute & University is proud to announce that Jeffrey W. Foley will be our 2015 National Commencement speaker. Foley is President of Loral Mountain Solutions, LLC and a retired US Army Brigadier General. The National Commencement ceremony and reception will be held at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza on...
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  • Recent MA Grad Builds Upon his Expertise in Hula
    Pele Kaio (left) on a recent trip to Japan, promoting hula as a ritual and spiritual dance. Alumnus Pele Kaio graduated from Union Institute & University in March 2015, earning a Master of Arts with a major in History & Culture. During his M.A. program, Kaio followed his passion and...
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  • Advance your Career with a Master's in Organizatio...
    Union Institute & University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is an online, 12-month degree program that prepares mid-level managers to advance in their careers. “The Master’s in Organizational Leadership is designed to train current and emerging managers to be viable leaders. Companies and organizations need managers that...
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  • Spotlight on Emergency Services Management
    Bachelor’s Degree Program Reflects Rapidly Growing Industry Success is not only about what you know—it is also about who you know. Union’s undergraduate emergency services management program provides a unique opportunity for students from all over the country to take online courses with other professionals who are working in the...
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  • Ph.D. Alumna named President of Mercy College
    Susan C. Wajert will lead Mercy College of Ohio in Toledo Did you know that Union alumna Susan C. Wajert (Ph.D. 1997) was recently named President of Mercy College of Ohio in Toledo? We have a history of our alumni becoming higher education leaders. She...
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  • Constitution Day is September 17
    We the people of Union Institute & University will be celebrating Constitution Day next week! September 17, 2015 will mark the 228th anniversary of our nation’s founding document. It was signed September 17, 1787 at the Philadelphia Convention by 39 delegates. To receive your free pocket-sized copy of this...
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  • Unexpected path leads Marine Corps Vet to Union
    Mitch Rivas with his daughter Maryssa United States Marine Corps Veteran Mitchell Rivas refers to his association with Union Institute & University as the “perfect storm.” The extraordinary circumstances that brought the 33-year-old veteran to Union began with the illness of one of his 1-year-old twin daughters, Maryssa, and the...
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  • Webinar: An Introduction to Student Services
    September 9, 2015 8:30-9:30 PM EST | 5:30-6:30 PM PST If you are like most Union students, you have an incredibly busy schedule--balancing family, career, volunteer work, and studies. Did you know that the university offers free services that could make your life a little easier? The writing...
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  • Kimbrea J. Browning named Vice President for Enrol...
    Kimbrea Browning CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University is pleased to announce that Kimbrea J. Browning has been appointed vice president for Enrollment Management, effective July 20, 2015. Browning’s passion is helping adults complete their college degrees and reach their career goals. She brings more than 10 years of higher education...
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  • Webinar: Graduate School Admissions Essay
      Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:30pm EST Considering the next step in your educational journey? This webinar is designed for currently enrolled Union Institute & University undergraduate students to learn about continuing to a master's degree. To RSVP e-mail Dr. Jay Keehn, Associate Dean Student Success.  An admissions essay is a standard part of applying...
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  • Union staffers to deliver presentation on Human Tr...
    We are excited to announce that Union Institute & University Professor Eric J. Higgins and Enrollment Counselor Sarah Kolks will present From Victim to Offender: The Response to Human Trafficking in Probation and Parole at the upcoming 40th Annual Training Institute for the American Probation and Parole Association on...
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  • HLC President to Keynote Commencement
    We are proud to announce that the President of the Higher Learning Commission, Barbara Gellman-Danley, Ph.D., will be our California Commencement speaker on August 23, 2015 in Sacramento. Barbara Gellman-Danley assumed the presidency of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on July 7, 2014. The Higher Learning Commission, a nonprofit regional...
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  • Spotlight: Geri Lynn Maples, Veteran Service Coord...
    Geri Lynn Maples is the new Veteran Service Coordinator at Union Institute & University. Geri Lynn Maples, the new Veteran Service Coordinator at Union Institute & University, is passionate about helping veterans transition to the civilian world. As the wife of a disabled Iraq veteran, she knows first-hand the myriad of...
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  • Alumni in the News 05/19/2015
    Congratulations to Union Institute & University’s alumni in the news. Thousands of Union alumni have generously transformed lives and bettered communities across the country. Sandra Lee Alumna Sandra Lee (BA 2007, MA 2011) is celebrating her tenth year of working at Union Institute & University. Since joining Union’s Sacramento Academic Center...
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  • Webinar: Does an Advanced Degree Advance Your Care...
    Webinar: July 1, 2015 | 8:30 PM EST Considering the next step in your educational journey? This webinar is designed for currently enrolled Union Institute & University undergraduate students to learn about continuing to a master's degree. To RSVP e-mail Dr. Jay Keehn, Associate Dean Student Success. Learn what the...
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  • Webinar: Advance your Research Skills
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 8:30pm EST Considering the next step in your educational journey? This webinar is designed for currently enrolled Union Institute & University undergraduate students to learn about continuing to a master's degree. To RSVP e-mail Dr. Jay Keehn, Associate Dean Student Success. Learn what research is like at the...
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  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation CEO to Keynote Florida Gra...
    Union Institute & University is honored to welcome La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to be the Florida Commencement speaker on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in Battle Creek, Michigan, is one of the largest private foundations in the United...
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  • New England Academic Center Celebrates Graduation
    Twelve Students Earn Bachelor's degrees from Union Institute & University Brattleboro - Union Institute & University’s New England Academic Center graduated 12 students with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees on Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Faculty member Peaco Todd served as master of ceremonies...
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  • Memorial Day Reflections
    “There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men and women. Payment of this price is a personal matter with each of us. It is not something we can get others to pay for us. To let...
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  • The Importance of Continuing Your Education in Law...
    By James Rocheleau, Ph.D. Associate VP, Enrollment Management - Special Projects Union Institute & University Since September 11, 2001, education for law enforcement personnel has taken on a much more important role.  Today, continuing one’s education is a requirement to survive, be promoted and, more and more, a prerequisite to becoming a...
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  • Ph.D. Program now offers four Certificates
    Union Institute & University now offers doctoral certificates in: • Creative Writing • Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies & Social Change • Women's & Gender Studies • Design Thinking These certificates are embedded within the Ph.D. program, so you are able to graduate with both the doctoral degree and a single certificate. This provides...
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  • Ph.D. offers new Educational Studies major
    CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett is pleased to announce the addition of a doctoral level Educational Studies major to Union’s Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, beginning July 2015. The Educational Studies major will complement the existing majors of Ethical and Creative Leadership; Humanities...
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  • Spotlight on MLK Studies - William Cerf
    Did you know that Union Institute & University offers one of the few Ph.D. specializations in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Studies in the country? In recognition of this distinct honor, and in remembrance of Dr. King, this month we are featuring some of the people who are part...
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  • Spotlight on Alumnus Dr. Ricardo Y. Smith
      Alumnus Dr. Ricardo Y. Smith What are the most critical issues facing post-prison African-American men in Hamilton and Butler counties? Employment Housing Registering to vote Alumnus Dr. Ricardo Y. Smith (Ph.D. 2014) gives voice to local men facing these issues in his 2014 doctoral dissertation, No Way Out: Giving Voice to the Post-Prison Experiences...
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  • Union Institute & University 50th Anniversary Reca...
    In 2014 Union Institute & University celebrated its 50th anniversary with events that recognized the university’s unique legacy. Union alumni were featured across the country—from Age Wave's Ken Dychtwald (Ph.D. 1976) to Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller (B.A. 1997), to a panel of Union Institute & University...
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  • Webinar: Continuing to a Master’s Degree
    Considering the next step in your educational journey? This webinar is designed for currently enrolled Union Institute & University undergraduate students to learn about continuing to a master’s degree. To RSVP e-mail Dr. Jay Keehn, Associate Dean Student Success. Study Skills & Time Management at the Graduate Level May 20, 2015 |...
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  • Union Alum to deliver Wittenberg Commencement Keyn...
    Union Institute & University Board of Trustees Member, alumnus (Ph.D. 2013) and American Hospital Association Regional Executive Kim Byas, will present the keynote address during Wittenberg University’s 170th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Dr. Byas graduated from Wittenberg in 1974. With more than 30 years of experience in...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Rosalyn Brown-Beatty
    Dr. Rosalyn Brown-Beatty is an affiliate professor in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Union. At the Celebration of Teaching event on November 7, 2014, she was recognized by the Greater Consortium of Cincinnati Colleges and Universities as an outstanding example of academic excellence....
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  • Keynote speakers for Florida and California Commen...
    La June Montgomery Tabron and Barbara Gellman-Danley to keynote graduation ceremonies Cincinnati, OH – Union Institute & University graduates will hear from prominent speakers at Union’s 2015 Florida and Sacramento commencement ceremonies. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will deliver the keynote address at the June 7, 2015...
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  • Spotlight on MLK Studies: Karen Traynum-Davis
    Did you know that Union Institute & University offers one of the few Ph.D. specializations in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Studies in the country? In recognition of this distinct honor, and in remembrance of Dr. King, we are featuring some of the people who are part of the...
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  • Brattleboro: Join us for Fridays at Union
    Union Institute & University 28 Vernon Street, Suite 210 | Brattleboro, VT 05301 Join us for Union Institute & University’s new free Continuing Education Series at the Marlboro Technology Center. Presentations are open to the public and attendees can earn 1 APA CE credit for participation. This is also an excellent...
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  • Spotlight on MLK Studies: Dr. Stewart Burns
    Did you know that Union Institute & University offers one of the few Ph.D. specializations in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Studies in the country? In recognition of this distinct honor, and in remembrance of Dr. King, we are featuring some of the people who are part of the...
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  • Identify your Strengths with a Free Assessment
    By, Dr. Jay Keehn Associate Dean of Student Success One of the most impactful resources available to our students and alumni is a career assessment which identifies a priority listing of individuals’ strengths relevant to careers. I have asked our Career Counselor, Stefanie Macias, to provide some information regarding this valuable...
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  • Union Alumni in the News 03/16/2015
    Congratulations to Union Institute & University’s alumni in the news. Thousands of Union alumni have generously transformed lives and bettered communities across the country. Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your recent accomplishments. Percival Everett: Writing Other/Wise was released in October 2014 from Xavier Review Press....
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  • Criminal Justice Management Program Trains Leaders
    At Union Institute & University, we pride ourselves in having scholar-practioners train our students to be socially relevant, creative, and critical thinkers, and the online criminal justice management bachelor degree is a striking embodiment of that educational vision. “Our program was designed by professionals in the field,” said Professor Don...
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  • The History of Union Institute & University
    Union Institute & University was founded as an experiment more than 50 years ago. It was during the tumultuous 1960s, a time of change and transformation throughout all sectors and in all facets of our society. Amazingly, 1964 was a pivotal year: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became...
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  • Professor Fox Honored as a “Gator Great”
    In February, Professor Reginald Fox, math and statistics instructor in the General Education program at Union Institute & University, was recognized by the University of Florida Association of Black Alumni – South Florida Chapter – as one of the “Gator Greats.” Professor Fox was selected for this honor as a...
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  • Spotlight on Alumna Dr. Divonna Stebick
    Congratulations to Union alumna Divonna Stebick (Ph.D. 2009) who earned a tenured position at Gettysburg College for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Stebick holds a Ph.D. with a concentration in Public Policy and Social Issues from Union Institute & University. Her research interests include literacy, special education, and education...
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  • Union partners with United Way for Golf Tournament
    June 5, 2015 7:30am Registration 8:30am Shotgun Start Senator Course of Shula’s Golf Club 7601 Miami Lakes Drive | Miami Lakes, Florida 33014 During the economic times we are all facing today, there has been a large strain on local services, especially services for your youth and our disadvantaged. It has...
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  • Three Board of Trustee Members Reelected
    Union Institute & University, a private, non-profit university beginning its 51st year of educating adults, announced that Cincinnatians Dr. Richard N. Aft and Dr. Shekhar Mitra have been reelected to the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees. Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins of the University of Michigan was also reelected. “Union...
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  • Union Alumni in the News 02/16/2015
    Congratulations to Union Institute & University’s alumni in the news. Thousands of Union alumni have generously transformed lives and bettered communities across the country. Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your recent accomplishments. President of Bethany College in West Virginia and Union alumnus Scott D. Miller...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Professor Brian Dragoo
    We are excited to highlight Professor Brian Dragoo this month as one of Union Institute & University’s outstanding faculty members and alumnus in the undergraduate Criminal Justice Management (CJM) program. Dragoo is a retired Police Captain from a Southern California police agency, having served his department for over 24...
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  • Submit your Faculty Award Nominations
    Nominate your favorite Union instructor for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Do you have a favorite Union Institute & University instructor who deserves recognition for exceptional hard work and dedication? Students, faculty (including self-nominations), administration, alumni, and friends of the university are welcome to nominate Union faculty members...
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  • Social Work Degree Program Earns Accreditation
    CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University’s Bachelor of Science major in Social Work program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work (CSWE) through October 2018. The accreditation is retroactive to the fall of 2011. “Accreditation enhances Union Institute & University’s rigorous social work degree program....
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  • February is Black History Month
    A message from the President's Desk: It is February, a month caught between the cold dark days of winter and our hope for an early spring. It is also when we celebrate our loved ones on Valentine’s Day. And, certainly for those of us at Union and beyond, February is...
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  • Union Alumni in the News 01/14/2015
    Congratulations to Union Institute & University’s alumni in the news. Thousands of Union alumni have generously transformed lives and bettered communities across the country. Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your recent accomplishments. On January 23, 2015, Raymond J. Petras (Ph.D. 1994) will be presenting “The Psychology...
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  • Civil Rights Movement Icon: Dr. Virgil Wood
    Racial Justice Possible Through Economic Justice If We Find Common Cause Bob Driehaus WCPO Channel 9 | Cincinnati, Ohio 3:00 AM, Jan 19, 2015 9:38 AM, Jan 21, 2015 CINCINNATI – Dr. Virgil A. Wood , a former lieutenant to Dr. Martin Luther King, has carried the Civil Rights banner for more than...
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  • Visiting Day: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counsel...
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio & Brattleboro, Vermont 12pm-1pm Cincinnati Center 440 E. McMillan Street Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925 Directions New England Center 28 Vernon Street, Suite 210 Brattleboro, VT 05301-3669 Directions Please join students, faculty, and staff at our Cincinnati or New England Centers to learn how the Master of Arts with a major in Clinical Mental Health...
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  • Ph.D. Alumnus earns Dr. Virgil Alexander Wood Diss...
    Union Ph.D. alumnus Reverend Gregory Bailey is the first recipient of the Dr. Virgil Alexander Wood Dissertation Award for his dissertation King’s Pursuit of Economic Justice: Correcting Capitalism through a Beloved Economy. The award recognizes Reverend Bailey’s research of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in building a beloved community...
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  • From the President's Desk
    "Monday, January 19, 2015 provides us with a gift: another opportunity to celebrate the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At Union Institute & University, we celebrate his teachings throughout the year, most recently during our eleventh semi-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Lecture on January 8....
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  • Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins to keynote MLK/Social Jus...
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 12:30– 1:45 PM Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 This lecture is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat RSVP to Shay at (513) 487-1143 | shay.mcfarland@myunion.edu Distinguished educator Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins will present the keynote Intersectionality and the King...
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  • Professor Scarpino nominated for Poet Laureate
    Professor Andrea Scarpino needs your vote! She has been nominated for the Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This great honor recognizes her literary excellence in rhythmical composition. Professor Scarpino released her first full-length poetry collection Once, Then in the summer of 2014. She previously authored the chapbook The Grove...
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  • From the President's Desk 12/18/2014
    We are fast approaching the end of another year at Union Institute & University. In many ways, 2014 has been a remarkable year for this unique university. We have had an opportunity to celebrate our collective journey over the last 50 years, and in the process, we recognized many...
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  • Union Honors Women in Union Scholarship Recipients
    Luncheon Celebrates Cincinnati Mothers Earning College Degrees  Union Institute & University celebrated the dauntless mothers determined to make a better life for themselves and their families at the Women in Union luncheon on November 17, 2014. The honorees in attendance were Kimberly Thornhill, Theresa Warren, Melissa Jones, Viann Barnett, Elizabeth Rowe, Melissa...
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  • Professor Hibbert named one of “Miami’s Top Bl...
    In the Union Institute & University tradition of excellence in teaching, Lawrence Hibbert has been recognized as one of “Miami’s Top Black Educators for 2014” by Legacy Miami Magazine. Professor Lawrence Hibbert, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the Florida Academic Center, is a role model for educators. “Lawrence is...
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  • Dr. Peter Caccavari Named National Dean for Underg...
    CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University named Dr. Peter Caccavari as the new National Dean for Undergraduate Programs effective August 1, 2014. His responsibilities include providing institutional leadership for the delivery of undergraduate education and support to program chairs and regional deans in their mission to achieve academic excellence,...
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  • Professor Woden Teachout earns Fulbright Scholar
    CINCINNATI, OH - Woden Teachout, Ph.D., Union Institute & University Professor of Graduate Studies, Master of Arts Program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in the Kyrgyz Republic, located in Central Asia, starting in the fall of 2014. Her project is named "Teaching Critical Thinking and...
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  • Union Institute a trailblazer with its degrees tha...
    WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati, Ohio 1:54 PM, Aug 1, 2014 CINCINNATI – Forget about how well she'll sleep at night, what color his eyes will be or whether she'll be fussy or content. In the first hours and days after a baby is born, many moms who choose to nurse them have...
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  • Miami Center to Celebrate Jamaican Authors
    Union Institute & University alumni, students, faculty and staff: Mr. Franz Hall, Consulate General of Jamaica requests the pleasure of your company at a special book reading and signing in honor of the Miami Book Fair International’s Jamaican authors: Marlon James, Geoffrey Philp, Kellie Magnus, and Tanya Batson Savage. RSVP...
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  • Anniversary Auction
    Hosted by the International Alumni Association Board (IAAB) in honor of Union Institute & University's 50th anniversary October 18, 2014 Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 This silent auction will take place at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza in Salon G&F on October 18, 2014, 8:30am-2:00pm in conjunction...
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  • Alumni: Submit your enrollment-increasing ideas
    Are you a Union alum with a unique idea that would increase Union Institute & University's enrollment? It could be worth $1,500! Now is your chance to share your thoughts. Submit your creative and effective enrollment-increasing ideas to AlumniEnrollmentIdeas@myunion.edu before September 15, 2014./p> The following rules apply: 1. The idea must be...
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  • 50th Anniversary Celebration in Brattleboro
    Join us for Union Institute & University's 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, September 19, 2014,  5 – 7:00 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 10 Vernon Street. This event is free but online reservations are requested. Click here to register. “Vermont has a special place in the...
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  • Spotlight on Alumna Terri Morse
    Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology, 2008 Terri Morse makes a difference every day in the lives of others. She is a mental health counselor working with populations that typically do not have access to private therapy. She also provides mental health services to the incarcerated and...
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  • 9/11 Reflections
    In remembrance of September 11, 2001 Members of Union Institute & University's California-area first responders share their thoughts about the day, and how their career fields have changed after 9/11. Tim Martin Tim Martin is a police officer for Merced Community College District Police Department in California and he is also a...
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  • Ed.D. Student Volunteers in Nicaragua
    Rita Hunter is a doctor of education (Ed.D.) student at Union Institute & University with a concentration in higher education. She teaches part-time at Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario in the criminology department and she serves as a full-time probation and parole officer. In the quest to become the best...
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  • Zero Percent Tuition Increase for 2014-15
    Cincinnati, OH – Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett announced there will be no tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year starting July 1. “On behalf of the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees, I am very pleased to announce a zero increase in tuition and fees...
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  • Juana Bordas elected to Union Institute & Universi...
    CINCINNATI, OH -Juana Bordas, among the nation’s leading experts on Latino leadership and 2014 winner of the prestigious Nautilus Gold Book Award for The Power of Latino Leadership, has been elected to Union Institute & University’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Roger Sublett, president of Union Institute & University, describes Bordas...
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  • Union Enrollment Counselor Launches a Nonprofit Fo...
    Cincinnati, OH – Jason D. Chapman is passionate about helping people. It is that passion that led him to a career with Union Institute & University as an enrollment counselor and to start the nonprofit charity Midwest Project. “I share Union’s values and beliefs in the intellectual capacity of each...
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  • New Articulation Agreement with ChildCare Educatio...
    Union Institute & University and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) Announce Articulation Agreement Union Institute & University and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry, are proud to announce an articulation agreement. Effective immediately, students who successfully complete the CCEI Early Childhood...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Rick Chaffee
    Dr. Rick Chaffee’s understanding of leadership and mentoring practices is informed by a diverse background in professional ski racing, a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Sciences from Union Institute & University. Dr. Chaffee’s has experience teaching both at the...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Stella Marrie
    For over a decade, Dr. Stella Marrie has been active as a psychotherapist, educator, and community leader. In addition to her responsibilities as professor in Union Institute & University’s Bachelor of Arts program in the Psychology & Human Development concentration, Dr. Marrie is invested in the political and social...
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  • 10th MLK Legacy Lecture: Dr. Alice Skirtz
    July 10, 2014 | 1:00-2:45pm Holiday Inn Ballroom 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. | Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. program marks its 10th MLK Legacy Lecture with special guest speaker and alumna Dr. Alice Skirtz. This lecture is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat RSVP...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Gerald Fishman
    Union Institute & University prides itself on the number of scholar-practitioners we have leading our academic programs. Dr. Gerald A. Fishman successfully combines over three decades of psychological research and practice with a passion for community outreach and the skill and insight for effective institutional administration. He is a...
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  • M.A. Counseling Psychology Visiting Day
    Saturday, June 28, 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio & Brattleboro, Vermont Join students, faculty, and staff to learn how the Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology (M.A.P.) program can further your education and career. RSVP to Lauren by June 27, 2014 at lauren.wenstrup@myunion.edu or (513) 487-1269. Cincinnati Schedule 9:30-10:30am - Meet and...
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  • New Board of Trustees Chairperson, Member, and Off...
    CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati announced that Mr. Donald Feldmann, Esq., has been elected Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Juana Bordas has been elected to serve on the board, Mr. Roger Allbee has been elected Vice Chairperson, and...
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  • Nominate your favorite Union instructor for the Ex...
    Deadline: June 30, 2014 Do you have a favorite Union Institute & University instructor who deserves recognition for exceptional hard work and dedication? Students, faculty (including self-nominations), administration, and alumni are welcome to nominate Union faculty members for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service. Nominations will be accepted through June...
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  • Call for Faculty Research Papers and Presentations
    To Engage, Enlighten and Empower: Celebrating 50 Years of Faculty Research at Union Institute & University Deadline: June 16, 2014 The Faculty Council is pleased to announce a call for faculty research papers and/or research presentations. This mini-conference is a university-wide event designed to encourage collaboration, communication, and community-building across all...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Michael Raffanti
    Dr. Michael Raffanti takes the value of social responsibility seriously—and he lives out the definition of that value in his work, his teaching, his life in the surrounding community and in his outreach. Dr. Michael A. Raffanti is the Associate Dean in Union Institute & University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary...
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  • Fifty years on, Union Institute & University keeps...
    Mar 19, 2014 Bob Driehaus bob.driehaus@wcpo.com   CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati can boast of a university perched just north of downtown where undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees are offered. It's been around a long time, and its graduates include college presidents and even a prime minister. It may sound like University of Cincinnati or Xavier,...
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  • Kay C. Goss Elected as Fellow of the National Acad...
    Union Institute & University Board of Trustees member and 2013 Sacramento commencement keynote speaker, Kay C. Goss, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Goss is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, public servant, and highly respected authority in the fields of emergency management,...
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  • Andrea Scarpino to Host Reading for Poetry Book "O...
    Saturday, April 5, 2014 2:00 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers 2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 Andrea Scarpino, MFA, faculty member in Union Institute & University's Ph.D. program will host a reading of her new book Once, Then. In her debut full-length poetry collection, Andrea Scarpino's elegies move between personal and political loss, between science, myth,...
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  • Spotlight on alumna Joanna Hulton (Ph.D. 1998)
    In the Union Institute & University tradition of transforming lives and communities, alumna Joanna Hulton (Ph.D. 1998) has dedicated herself for the past 30 years, as a teacher, workshop leader, and practicing psychoanalyst. She is committed to improving children's self-esteem, feelings of personal efficacy, and ability to learn by...
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  • Windham Higher Education Cooperative established i...
    Marlboro, Vermont On March 3, 2014 Union Institute & University and five other area colleges: Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Marlboro College, School for International Training, and Vermont Technical College have established the Windham Higher Education Cooperative. Now students from the six colleges will be able to take one...
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  • Union brings Criminal Justice Management degree pr...
    In 1964, Union Institute & University, a national university headquartered in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, opened its doors with a mission to transform lives and communities by serving adults where they live and work. Now 50 years later, that hallmark quality guided the opening of a satellite...
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  • Union Institute & University President Roger H. Su...
    Dr. Roger H. Sublett, president of Union Institute & University, has been named to the Presidents’ Forum Board of Directors. The Presidents’ Forum, established in 2004, is a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs which have embraced the power and potential of online education. The mission of...
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  • Vote for Union's Cincinnati Center as a Top Histor...
    Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati Academic Center The Cincinnati Preservation Association has created a contest to select the top 50 historic buildings that define Cincinnati. Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati Academic Center, an early Tudor Revival landmark at 440 E McMillan in Walnut Hills, has been nominated. If you would like to...
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  • Spotlight on MLK Studies Specialization
    Did you know that Union Institute & University offers one of the few Ph.D. specializations in Dr. Martin Luther King Studies in the country? In recognition of this distinct honor, and in remembrance of Dr. King, we asked a few MLK Studies students to share how they apply Dr....
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  • Union Alumni in the News 02/05/2014
    Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller (B.A. 1997) was recently inducted into the prestigious International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of hall-of-famers including Rosa Parks, Nancy Pelosi, and Margaret Thatcher. This coveted award pays tribute to women of courage, creativity, and passion who improve society...
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  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Dorothy Firman
    Dr. Dorothy Firman takes the value of social responsibility seriously—and she lives out the definition of that value in her work, her teaching, her life in the surrounding communities and in their outreach. Dr. Dorothy Firman has been a member of Union’s faculty since 2006. She is a prolific author,...
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  • Write it Right! An Online Resume Workshop
    April 30, 2014 6-7:00pm EST Online This is a free special event for all Union Institute & University students and alumni. Join us for the Career Center’s first webinar on resume writing. This is a great opportunity to get the extra help you need to start your resume or learn some new tips...
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  • Visiting Day: M.A. with a concentration in Counsel...
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 Brattleboro, VT and Cincinnati, OH Union’s New England and Cincinnati academic centers will both host visiting day for the M.A. with a concentration in Counseling Psychology program on Saturday, February 15, 2014. In Cincinnati the event will take place 9:30am-11:30am at Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati Academic...
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  • Scholarship for U.S. Military, Spouses, and Depend...
    Scholarship offsets tuition costs to honor those who have served our country, including U.S. Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, Spouses, and Dependents As part of its ongoing mission to engage, enlighten, and empower adults who seek educational programs that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning and service, Union...
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  • Webinar: DSM-5 Diagnosis and New Diagnostic Catego...
    February 27, 2014 12:15 to 12:45 PM EST Online This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for a webinar presented by Union Institute & University’s graduate psychology programs. Jerry Fishman, Ph.D., associate dean and faculty in Union’s M.A. with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology will host the presentation. Learn...
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  • Submit your Faculty Award Nominations
    Nominate your favorite Union instructor for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Do you have a favorite Union Institute & University instructor who deserves recognition for exceptional hard work and dedication? Students, faculty (including self-nominations), administration, alumni, and friends of the university are welcome to nominate Union faculty...
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  • MLK Legacy Lecture: Dr. Stewart Burns
    Way Out of No Way: How King's Teachings Might Help Us Overcome Our Quadruple Peril January 9, 2014 | 11:45am-1:00pm NKU Mets Center, Erlanger, Kentucky Union Institute & University is honored to present Dr. Stewart Burns as part of the university’s Ph.D. residency in January. This
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  • Union Institute & University Receives Grant from W...
    Union Institute & University, a private, accredited university serving adults, announced the receipt of a grant from Western & Southern Financial Group to pay tribute to the memory and legacy of former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann. The grant, $250,000 over the next five years, honors the former Cincinnati...
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  • Union Institute & University Elects Four New Trust...
    CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati announced that Katherine Prince, M.A.; Edgar L. Smith Jr.; Dr. Lee Binder; and Dr. Dennis J. Tartakow have been elected to the Union Institute & University Board of Trustees. “Adding these four stellar individuals to Union’s...
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  • Free Psychology Webinar: DSM-5 an Overview of Chan...
    Online Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:15-12:45pm EST This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for a webinar presented by Union Institute & University’s graduate psychology programs. Jerry Fishman, Ph.D., associate dean and faculty in Union’s M.A. with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology will host the presentation. Learn more about...
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  • Union Alum nears goal for Thanksgiving Food Drive
    In the true spirit of generosity, Ft. Lauderdale Police Officer and Union alum Edgar Cruz (B.S. Criminal Justice Management 2010) is organizing his third annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. His goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase fully-cooked meals for 200 disadvantaged Ft. Lauderdale families. Each holiday dinner will be...
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  • Union Institute & University Launches M.S. in Orga...
    Online, 12-month, results-oriented program targets emerging leaders Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati is proud to announce that a new Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), an innovative academic program targeting emerging leaders, will launch in January 2014. The rigorous, relevant, and results-oriented program...
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  • Mom and son realize a dream together: Graduating ...
    Kim Thornhill and her son Dexter Thomas graduated from college together at Union Institute & University’s national commencement ceremony held on October 12, 2013 at the Hall of Mirrors in the Hilton Netherland Plaza. Kim, a single mother of two, never envisioned that she would earn her bachelor’s degree...
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  • Privacy and Implications for the Field of Counseli...
    In June, it was impossible to read a newspaper or watch the news without hearing about the NSA/Edward Snowden controversy. While this latest challenge to privacy sounds like a repeat of the privacy scandal that surfaced just a few years ago, we can’t ignore some of the ramifications this...
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  • Graduation Spotlight: Linda S. Hon, Ed.D.
    To celebrate Union Institute & University's National Commencement, we are highlighting a few of the recent graduates. Each participant was asked to write a response, in their own words, to the question “How has your Union experience changed your life?” Linda S. Hon Ed.D with a specialization in Educational Leadership,...
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  • Graduation Spotlight: Lisha Lungelow
    To celebrate Union Institute & University’s recent National Commencement in Cincinnati, we are highlighting a few of the new graduates. Each participant was asked to write a response, in their own words, to the question “How has your Union experience changed your life?” Lisha Lungelow Bachelor of Science in Social...
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  • Graduation Spotlight: Kezia Carpenter, Ph.D.
    Union Institute & University's National Commencement is October 12, 2013 in Cincinnati. To celebrate, we are highlighting a few of the upcoming doctoral graduates. Each participant was asked to write a response, in their own words, to the question “How has your Union experience changed your life?” Kezia CarpenterPh.D. with...
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  • Union’s MLK Studies featured on MSNBC
    On September 6, 2013 Al Sharpton hosted “Advancing the Dream” at the Apollo Theater, a live television event focused on the civil rights movement. As part of the pre-show, MSNBC produced a live web discussion featuring Union Institute & University Professor Andrea Scarpino and student Ray Jordan from Union’s...
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  • Bachelor of Arts Experience Day in New England
    October 5, 2013 New England Academic Center 28 Vernon Street, Suite 210 Brattleboro, Vermont 05301-3669 Discover Union Institute & University's unique low-residency Bachelor of Arts program, meet current students, faculty, and staff and participate in discussions and study groups. Our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies offers concentrations in arts, writing &...
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  • Time-Saving Secrets from Union Students
    Union Institute & University students are extremely busy adults who must manage time carefully and balance their many responsibilities. Juggling work, school, family, volunteer, and social life activities can be a challenge. They seem to operate on a day with more than 24 hours! To find out how they...
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  • Graduation Spotlight: Annette Aron, Ed.D.
    Union Institute & University's National Commencement is October 12, 2013 in Cincinnati. To celebrate, we are highlighting a few of the upcoming doctoral graduates. Each participant was asked to write a response, in their own words, to the question “How has your Union experience changed your life?” What began as...
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  • Spotlight on 2013 National Commencement Grads
    Union Institute & University's National Commencement is October 12, 2013 in Cincinnati. To celebrate, we are highlighting a few of the upcoming graduates. Each participant was asked to write a response, in their own words, to the question “How has your Union experience changed your life?” What began as an...
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  • Visiting Day: M.A. with a concentration in Counsel...
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:30am – 12:00pm Union’s New England and Cincinnati academic centers will simultaneously host visiting days for the M.A. with a concentration in Counseling Psychology program on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Join students, faculty, and staff to learn how this graduate program can further your education and career....
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  • Spotlight on Criminal Justice Grads
    In recognition of Union Institute & University’s recent commencement ceremony in Sacramento, we asked three new graduates of the Criminal Justice Management program “How has your Union Institute & University experience changed your life?” Learn more about Union Institute & University's criminal justice management program. During my law enforcement career, it...
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  • Union Alumni in the News 07/19/2013
    Congratulations to Union Institute & University’s alumni in the news. Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your recent accomplishments here: Kathy M. B. Muhammad (Ph.D. 2009) repatriated to Ghana, West Africa in 2011. She is the coordinator and lead instructor of the Pan African History program...
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  • New Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseli...
    A certificate in alcohol and drug abuse counseling is now available through Union Institute & University’s Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology program. The certificate is designed to effectively prepare students for credentialing as alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Topics covered in the program include substance...
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  • Two Graduating Students Earn Mark Dunakin Award
    University is proud to announce that Lt. Frederick Bobbitt Jr. and Tony Silva, students graduating from the university’s Sacramento Academic Center’s Criminal Justice Management program, have each earned the Mark Dunakin Award in honor of their extraordinary achievements. Sergeant Mark Dunakin was a beloved officer, serving 18 years with the...
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  • Union and Stark State College Form Articulation Ag...
    Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio, and Union Institute & University, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, have created a relationship that benefits students seeking bachelor’s degrees. The two Ohio colleges have formed an articulation agreement that will offer students a seamless transition from Stark State College’s associate's degree program...
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  • Early Childhood Studies Evening in Cincinnati
    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30-8:30pm Union Institute & University 440 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-1925 Please join us for a night devoted to the field of Early Childhood Studies. Special guest speaker and President of Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education, Eileen Cooper Reed, B.A., Esq. will deliver a compelling and insightful presentation. Discover...
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  • From the President's Desk
    Leading with Integrity June 5, 2013 While it can sometimes be difficult to be objective about ourselves and how we interact with others, an effective leader must be both honest and aware of his or her strengths and limitations. Of course, as leaders, we are honest with ourselves all the time....
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  • Visiting Day: M.A. with a concentration in Counsel...
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 Brattleboro, VT and Cincinnati, OH Union Institute & University’s Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology program will be featured at a Visiting Day on Saturday, June 29, 2013. The event will take place 9:00am-12:00pm at Union’s Cincinnati Academic Center, 440 E. McMillan Street in...
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  • Union's Cincinnati Center Partners with Tom Geiger...
    In the true spirit of helping their neighbors, employees at Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati academic center have been organizing generous donations of items for the Tom Geiger Guest House. The program is part of the community service project Union Has Heart, which aligns with the university’s mission and...
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  • Returning To College as an Adult
    Ben Mitchell, M.F.A. Affiliated Professor of Writing and Literature Union Institute & University Although there are clearly many challenges when returning to college as an adult, there are real benefits on two distinct levels: one financial and the other more human. Going back to school requires a serious commitment of time,...
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  • Union's Doctoral Psychology (Psy.D.) Program Earns...
    Union Institute & University announced April 25, 2013, that the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Designation Committee voted at its March 2013 meeting to approve for Designation the Union Institute & University (UI&U) Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program...
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  • Free Psychology Webinar: Counseling Approaches
    >Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:15-12:45pm EST This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for a webinar presented by Union Institute & University’s M.A. with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology program. Jerry Fishman, Ph.D., associate dean and faculty in Union’s M.A. with a...
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  • From the President's Desk
    Washington, DC; West, Texas; and Boston, Massachusetts April 24, 2013 It has been a rather dreary, rainy cold week in Cincinnati, which is probably appropriate given the dramatic recent events in the United States. From the defeat of gun controls in the Senate, to the explosion of the fertilizer plant in Texas...
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  • Writing Tips: The Importance of Citing Sources
    Eric Mast, Writing Center Coordinator Union Institute & University Two of the most important parts of academic writing are using quality sources and documenting them properly for your audience. It is important to cite your materials so that readers can easily find the same source material for their own research. It...
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  • President Dr. Roger Sublett Celebrates 10 Years of...
    Congratulations to Dr. Roger Sublett who has served as Union Institute & University’s president for ten years! Faculty and staff at the Cincinnati academic center celebrated the milestone anniversary on April 23, 2013 with a surprise reception, complete with desserts, poems, and a proclamation of “Roger Sublett Day” presented by...
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  • Dr. Nelson Soto named Provost & VP Academic Affair...
    CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett announced the appointment of Nelson Soto, Ph.D. as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Soto will provide leadership to assure the quality of the university’s academic programs, advancing the university’s mission of engaging, enlightening and empowering...
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  • Undergraduate Spring/Summer Seminars 2013
    Full term session: May 6 - August 25 Begins in CampusWeb May 6 LSTU 490: Culminating Study  Faculty: To be determined 12 credits This online culminating term will meet in an “initial residency” starting on April 30 to engage in preliminary study exploration with faculty in their area of concentration and to receive information/instruction...
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  • MAP Program Approved for Placement of Interns in N...
    Union's Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Psychology program (MAP) is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the New York State Education Department approved the placement of Counseling Psychology students in authorized New York State internship settings. Union has received many inquiries from prospective...
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  • Upcoming Library Workshops
    Learn how Union’s online resources can work for you! Union Institute & University’s library is completely online and provides access to a growing collection including:50,000 + electronic full-text periodicals via 150+ online licensed research databases150,000 + e-books1,000,000 + doctoral dissertations from colleges and universities worldwide5,000 dissertations produced by UI&U students Learn...
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  • The Consequences of Plagiarism
    Provided by the University of Texas, Perry Castaneda Library Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism can lead to serious consequences. Let's look at some real-life examples of people who had their professional or academic lives seriously affected by accusations of plagiarism. In 2006, first-time author and Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan acknowledged that...
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  • Union Alumni in the News 03/18/2013
    Congratulations to Alumni in the news! Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your recent accomplishments. Union Institute & University Alumni Dr. J. Owen Allen III (Ph.D. 1991) recently published Preactive Leadership, a guide to becoming a results-oriented, conflict-free leader. The book’s content was drawn from Dr. Allen’s extensive...
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  • Seminar: So, You Want to be a Psychologist?
    Presented by Dr. William Lax, Dean of the Psy.D. program at Union Institute & University Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 4–5:00pm This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about clinical psychology and discover educational paths leading to a career in this field. A brief overview of Union Institute &...
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  • Seminar: Transforming Education through Social Ent...
    March 27, 2013 11am-2pm Union Institute & University Professor Frank Scala and Regional Director of Admissions Francis Francois will present “Transforming Education through Social Entrepreneurship,” a free public seminar about the education field. The educational system is in a state of flux, with growing pressure for educators to innovate—but resources are scarce....
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  • Seminar: The Challenges and Benefits of Returning ...
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:30-7:00pm Thinking about returning to school as an adult? Not sure how to get started? Please join us for a special informational presentation by Union faculty member Ben Mitchell. We will discuss the unique challenges and benefits of becoming an adult student, provide helpful tips, and answer...
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  • Workplace Violence 101: Awareness & Prevention
    A Lifelong Learning Seminar presented by Larry J. Chavez, B.A., M.P.A. Friday, March 22, 2013 8:00am–12:30pm Registration begins at 7:30am <$110, $99 in advance (or for multiple attendees from one organization)CEU approved by HRCI. This event is open to the public and appropriate for law enforcement, HR managers, corporate leaders, supervisors and managers, security...
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  • Union Named a Top Progressive College
    Union Institute & University was recently featured in “Top Progressive Colleges Online for Old Hippies and New Hipsters” on GetEducated.com. The socially progressive “Six Sisters” listed in the article are top choices if your educational goal is to make the world a better place — and yourself a better...
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  • Union Visits Miami, FL Events
    The Florida academic center will be visiting two Miami, FL events this weekend: the United Teachers of Dade Picnic and the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens. Stop by the Union Institute & University booth to learn more about our academic programs, speak to admissions representatives, and discuss your educational goals. United...
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  • Third Annual Union Institute & University Poetry R...
    Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00pm Union Institute & University’s Third Annual Poetry Reading will feature Robin MacArthur, John Rose, and F.D. Reeve. This free, public event will be hosted at the University’s Brattleboro, Vermont academic center on March 16, 2013. Robin MacArthur is an affiliated professor at Union Institute & University. A...
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  • Expanded SASS at Florida Center
    The staff and faculty of Union Institute & University’s Florida academic center are committed to the success of their students. The center is kicking off the winter 2012/13 term with newly expanded Student Academic Support Session (SASS) hours to accommodate the schedules of busy students. The center, located in...
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  • Nominate your favorite Union instructor for the Fa...
    Entries due by January 31, 2013 The Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the exemplary achievements by Union faculty in the area of teaching. Students, faculty, administration, alumni, and friends of the university may submit nominations, which may be submitted electronically at facultyhr.committee@myunion.edu by January 31, 2013. All UI&U...
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