Monday, February 25, 2013

Workplace Violence 101: Awareness & Prevention

A Lifelong Learning Seminar presented by Larry J. Chavez, B.A., M.P.A.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Union Institute & University Sacramento Center
160 Promenade Circle #115 | Sacramento, CA 95834

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 professionals, risk managers, NGOs, and nonprofits.

To register, contact: Lifelong Learning at 1-800-861-6400 x1168 or

Topics include:
•  What is workplace violence?
•  Where can it occur? 
•  Victims beyond the workplace
•  Domestic violence in the workplace
•  A profile of the perpetrator 
•  Early warning signs 
•  Triggering events
•  Threat assessment 
•  Case studies 
•  Mistakes to avoid
•  Recognizing and eliminating risk factors 
•  Tips to eliminate or reduce lawsuits

Larry J. Chavez, a nationally known trainer and consultant on organizational violence, is an adjunct professor and faculty advisor for Union Institute & University. A graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiations School at Quantico, Virginia, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of California and a B.A. from California State University, Sacramento. 

Professor Chavez retired from the Sacramento Police Department in 2002 after 31 years of service. His area of expertise was crisis communication, serving as Senior Hostage Negotiator for 18 years. Professor Chavez has written several articles on workplace violence awareness and prevention and has served as an expert for the History Channel, A&E, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. In 1999, he represented the United Nations World Health Organization at the Global Symposium on Violence and Health in Kobe, Japan.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Union Named a Top Progressive College

Union Institute & University was recently featured in “Top Progressive Colleges Online for Old Hippies and New Hipsters” on 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 citizen. The six colleges are:

  • Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont 
  • Burlington College, Burlington, Vermont 
  • Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina 
  • Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The New School, New York City, New York

Union alumni have served as president at two of the schools. Mark Schulman (Ph.D. 1985) served as President of Goddard College and Barbara Vacarr (Ph.D. 1993) is the current president. Alumna Jane O’Meara Sanders (Ph.D. 2000) has served as the president of Burlington College.

Read the article about Union and five other socially progressive universities here:

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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 Teachers of Dade Membership Picnic

March 16, 2013
12-4 pm
Tropical Park, Shelter 1
7900 SW 40 Street
Miami, FL 33155
(Palmetto Expressway 826 & Bird Road)

This special gathering for United Teachers of Dade members and their guests will feature a full afternoon of activities including raffles, prizes, rides, music, and BBQ.  The Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year will win a new Scion IQ .

8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
Hosted by Michael Baisden

March 16 & 17, 2013
Doors open at 3 pm, performances begin at 4 pm.
Sunlife Stadium
2269 NW 199th St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Jazz in the Gardens is one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music festival events in the country. This year’s concert will feature recording artists Fantasia, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Earth Wind & Fire, Najee, Rachelle Ferrell, Neyo, Monica, and Mary Mary. Talk radio personality Michael Baisden will host the two-day event.

Third Annual Union Institute & University Poetry Reading

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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 mother, writer and educator, MacArthur represents half of the indie-folk duo Red Heart the Ticker. Her essays and short fiction have been featured in Orion Magazine, Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review and on NPR.

John Rose’s work has appeared in numerous journals, including Old Crow, Jack Mackerel Magazine, and Today's Poets. According to Factsheet Five, Rose's epic poem “Woad” is "…excellent, Oz-like, written in a psychedelic style with a syntax all its own." Described by James Tate as "a powerful and original poet," Rose has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

F. D. (Frank) Reeve has published ten volumes of poetry, seven books of fiction, twelve books of translations, three books of literary criticism, four libretti, and countless uncollected essays, articles, stories, poems, reviews, and translations in journals including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Sewanee Review. Reeve has won numerous awards and honors including the 2012 Award of the New England Book Festival for his novella, Nathaniel Purple.

For more information contact:
Ben Mitchell

Union Institute & University Brattleboro Academic Center
3 University Way Suite 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301-3669

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Take Charge of your Life – Make a Bold Step.

Open House: Special Presentation 
February 22, 2013 

Union Institute & University’s Florida Academic Center will host a special presentation by guest speaker Pete De La Torre about the current business environment and your place in the new economy. Pete is an entrepreneur and the CEO of the Renatus Group, which help re-invents business opportunities through “New Economy” consulting, business development training and professional match making and advocacy. Pete also hosts a radio show on The Biz, 880 AM that focuses on economic development and business topics and features the top movers and shakers of the South Florida Business Community, insightful tips and local business headlines.

Seats are limited | RSVP to 305-653-7141 x2130 or x2179

Florida Academic Center
16853 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 101
North Miami Beach, FL 33162-1746