Friday, February 26, 2010

UI&U’s Brattleboro Academic Center Appoints New Director of Admissions


BRATTLEBORO, VT – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit, private university that offers degree programs designed for the busy adult, today announced that Diane Robinson has been appointed Director of Admissions for the Brattleboro Academic Center, BA Brattleboro Weekend, MA Counseling & Psychology, CAGS and PsyD programs.

“As the new admissions director for all Brattleboro programs, my goal is to continue to open our doors to the community, including hosting faculty lectures, films and discussions, open houses, visiting days, and other events featuring current learners and alumni,” said Robinson. “Union has been a solid presence in Brattleboro for many years and we would like to extend an invitation to community members to stop by and meet our admissions professionals. Our programs are an excellent fit for anyone seeking a local degree option.”

Prior to being hired by Union’s PsyD program in 2008, Robinson spent more than 15 years in international education, with a specialty in admissions, recruitment, and marketing for study abroad programs. She served as Associate Director of Admissions for SIT Study Abroad and, more recently, at the Boston University-accredited School for Field Studies. While at Community College of Vermont's Brattleboro Center, she spearheaded the design of their study abroad programs and taught film. Robinson holds masters and bachelors degrees from Keene State College.

Union Institute & University’s Brattleboro BA, MA and CAGS programs are located in the Vermont Agricultural and Education Center on Old Guilford Road. The PsyD program is based out of the Marlboro Graduate Center downtown. For more information or to schedule an appointment to hear about degree options and requirements, please call 257-9411.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Graduate Degree Open House/Info Session March 9 at Cincinnati Center


CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University, a non-profit, private university headquartered in Walnut Hills that features flexible, individualized, and socially relevant bachelors and masters degrees programs for the adult learner will host an Open House/Info Session for those interested in the university’s masters and doctoral programs. The info session will take place 5:30-7 p.m., March 9, at Union Institute & University’s Walnut Hills location.

Union offers several graduate degree options including the Master of Arts Online, one of UI&U’s newest and fastest growing programs; the Master of Arts with Concentrations in Psychology and Counseling; and the Master of Education. Working closely with professors, learners in UI&U’s Master’s programs design a practical and socially-relevant course of study that empowers them to make meaningful, positive change in their life, community, and the world.

Union’s doctorate programs (Ph.D., Psy.D., and Ed.D programs) play a distinctive role in American higher education. Grounded in humanistic inquiry, they incorporate developing interdisciplinary fields of study in ways that advance your understanding of ethics, the creative process, and the possibilities of institutional and social change.

Union offers a rich academic environment where learners interact with faculty and fellow learners and flexible class times. Doctoral degree programs utilize a distributed learning model which includes the integration of face-to-face and online courses, and monthly meetings with faculty, colleagues, and other professionals.
UI&U’s Graduate Open House is open to the public, however seating is limited. Please RSVP to Brooke Fletcher at 513-487-1219 or, by March 9. Ample free parking is available and light refreshments will be served.

Graduate Open House Schedule
Union Institute & University
Graduate Information Session, March 9, 5:30-7 p.m.
Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street, Walnut Hills

Tuesday, March 9,

5:30pm, Welcome and Union Overview Room 100

Doctor of Education (EdD) with specializations in: Room 210/218
Educational Leadership
Higher Education
Michelle Flick, Enrollment Counselor

PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in: Room 118/120
Ethical & Creative Leadership
Humanities & Culture
Public Policy & Social Change
Dr. Toni Gregory, Associate Dean
Regina Sewell, PhD Doctoral Admissions Counselor

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
with a concentration in clinical psychology Room 124
Diane Robinson, PsyD Doctoral Admissions Counselor
Dr. Jennifer Scott, Licensed, Board Certified Clinical
Psychologist and Core Faculty,

MEd Online Room 211
Kim Cotton, Enrollment Counselor

MA Online concentrations Room 100
History and Culture
Literature and Writing
Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues
Health and Wellness
Creativity Studies
Dr. Gregory Stewart

MA with concentrations: Room 100
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Educational Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
General Psychology (online only)
Dr. Gregory Stewart

Monday, February 1, 2010

Announcing the Women's Empowerment Scholarship

“Through its generous support, the Kellogg Foundation is making it possible for women in Cincinnati to earn a degree, advance professionally, and fulfill their dreams.”

CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Walnut Hills offering flexible, individualized, and socially relevant degree programs for adults is pleased to announce the UI&U Women’s Empowerment Scholarship Fund, to benefit single, female, head-of-household learners who enroll in the UI&U Bachelor of Science program in Cincinnati.

The scholarship is funded by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. and will be awarded for UI&U’s Spring/Summer 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters.

The grant addresses two of the biggest hurdles for adults who want to pursue a college education which are time and finances. These can be insurmountable obstacles for women, in particular, who juggle children, career, and growing indebtedness.

“The scholarship program has a far-reaching impact. By providing single mothers with the opportunity to earn a college degree, they will have the potential to increase their earning potential, and thereby the opportunity to both better provide for their children and serve as role models - giving the entire family a brighter future and a better chance at achieving academic and career success,” said Dr. Carolyn Turner, dean of UI&U’s Cincinnati undergraduate programs. “Through its generous support, the Kellogg Foundation has provided the opportunity for women in Cincinnati to earn a degree, advance professionally, and fulfill their dreams.”

UI&U President Roger H. Sublett said, “The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is a direct reflection of Union Institute & University’s ongoing commitment to engage, enlighten, and empower adults as they pursue a lifetime of service. All of UI&U’s programs are rooted in real-world application,” Dr. Sublett continued, “and many UI&U graduates are fulfilling leadership roles at local organizations including Head Start, United Way, and Hamilton County Job and Family Services.”

The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship will support a minimum of 15 scholarships in the amount of $3,300 to single, female, heads-of-household who care for dependent children and who are newly admitted to the B.S. program for the Spring/Summer semester starting May 2, 2010. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 12, 2010. For more information contact Kim Cotton, Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator at 513-487-1219 or at