Homecoming Weekend

Union College Homecoming, April 3-6, 2014.
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For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Kenna Lee Carlson in the alumni office at (402) 486-2503 or alumni [at] ucollege [dot] edu. Early notification will help us in providing reasonable accommodations.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Remembering Union
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library—Heritage Room
Stroll down memory lane as you peruse Union’s heritage through photos and mementos from Union’s past and present.

Registration
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ortner Center—Lang Lobby

McClelland Art Exhibit
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery
View the latest artwork from nationally known artist and art professor, Jim McClelland. Purchases may be made at this time as well.

Walking Tour of Campus
2:30 pm
Ortner Center—Main Lobby
Come hear the old clock tower bell and see the heel print in the sod where the corner of the original college building was to be built. See the Ogden Room, Thunderdome, 25-meter swimming pool and new campus buildings. View the Samson mural, see the biology birds, understand the workings of the clock tower clock, look at the Rosetta Stone, the library heritage room and a hand-painted photograph mural of the campus “the way it was.”

Valentino’s Dinner Buffet
5:30 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm)
Woods Auditorium
Enjoy Lincoln’s favorite Valentino’s buffet as you reminisce with friends.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Golden Club Breakfast
8:00 am
Ortner Center—south end of Union Market
(Ticket Required)
Golden Club members (class years 1963 and prior) will welcome the class of 1964 at this breakfast hosted by Kent Seltman ’64. This breakfast is for class members from 1964 and years prior and spouse/guest. (Complimentary for class of ’64 members and spouse/guest)

Registration
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ortner Center—Lang Lobby

Bus Tour of Lincoln
10:00 am
College View Church—East Parking Lot
(Complimentary, ticket required. Limited seating.)
Tour through the streets of Lincoln with other alumni. You’ll marvel at the growth and development of the city Union calls home.

Experience Union Luncheons
12:15 pm
Locations listed below (Ticket Required)

    Veterans Reunion
    Don Love Building—Woods Auditorium
    Meet with other veterans to share experiences of service to our country.

    Division of Business
    Ortner Center—Union Market
    President’s Dining Room
    Division will present highlights and updates.

    Division of Nursing
    Larson Lifestyle Center—Nursing Division
    Highlights and updates in nursing and healthcare will be presented.
    Please join us to reminisce and to share your nursing expertise.

    McClelland Art Demonstration
    Engel Hall—1st Floor Main Lobby
    Join nationally-acclaimed art professor, Jim McClelland, for an art demonstration.
    Many of his works of art will be on display and available for purchase.

    Music and More
    Engel Hall—2nd Floor Choir Room
    Come enjoy lunch as you listen to a variety of music performances.
    Requires navigation of one flight of stairs.

McClelland Art Exhibit
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery

Tribute to Veterans
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Don Love Building— Woods Auditorium
Recognize and honor those who have served in the military. Recognition will be given to each returning veteran. Email your name, branch of service, rank and dates of service to alumni [at] ucollege [dot] edu

Laying of the Cornerstone
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics
Celebrate the completion of the new facility and dedicate the building for students who will continue to serve the world for God.

Homecoming Celebration Dinner
5:00 pm (Doors open at 4:30 pm)
College View Church—Heartland Hall
“Honor and Remember”
Fellowship with your friends, delight in a fabulous buffet and experience a tribute to veterans through the first person presentation of The Dorchester Story, a true story of love and sacrifice.

GOLD Alumni Reunion
Alumni and Graduates from 1998-2013
7:00 pm
The Mill, 4736 Prescott Avenue (across from college)
Planned especially for young alumni, class years 1998-2013, this event features a unique setting (made possible by Union alum, Dan Sloan ’82, co-owner of The Mill). Relax in the casual atmosphere, visit with friends, and savor a hot drink—compliments of the Alumni Association.

Hanging of the Golden Cords
8:00 pm
College View Church—Sanctuary
Join us for a special Missions Celebration as we hang Golden Cords for those who have served, share with those who are serving—via Skype® and dedicate student missionaries who will be serving next year.


Sabbath, April 5, 2014

Breakfast Bar
8:00 - 9:00 am
Ortner Center—Union Market
(Ticket Required)

Church Services
9:15 am and 12:00 pm
College View Church—Sanctuary
First Service: David Smith, former president
Second Service: Don Schneider ’64

Sabbath School
10:40 am
College View Church—Sanctuary

Homecoming Fellowship Lunch
1:45 pm
College Auditorium
Visiting alumni are the guests at this fellowship lunch hosted by Lincoln alumni, Union College faculty and staff, area church members and the Alumni Association.

Honor Class Pictures and Meetings
3:15 pm
College View Church—Sanctuary
Class meetings for the honor classes of 1944, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004—a great opportunity to visit with classmates and catch up on the years since graduation. You will receive your Reflections class memento booklet at this time.

Walking Tour of Campus
4:30 pm
Ortner Center—Main Lobby
Come hear the old clock tower bell and see the heel print in the sod where the corner of the original college building was to be built. See the Ogden Room, Thunderdome, 25-meter swimming pool and new campus buildings. View the Samson mural, see the biology birds, understand the workings of the clock tower clock, look at the Rosetta Stone, the library heritage room and a hand-painted photograph mural of the campus “the way it was.”

Vespers Concert
7:00 pm
College View Church—Sanctuary
Music Department at Union will present a vespers program ending on a patriotic tone.
Reception following in College View Church—Grand Lobby


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pancake Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am
Ortner Center—Union Market
(Ticket Required)

McClelland Art Exhibit
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ortner Center—McClelland Art Gallery

(* All Homecoming weekend events are subject to change.)

Union College reserves blocks of rooms at the hotels listed below. Make your reservation directly with the hotel of your choice and be sure to indicate that it is for Union College Homecoming or Alumni Weekend. For more information on a hotel, click on the hotel name to go to their web site.

AmericInn
8701 Amber Hill Ct
402.420.0027
$80 + tax

Candlewood Suites
4100 Pioneer Woods Dr
402.420.0330, 1.888.Candlewood
$73 + tax

Comfort Suites (East)
331 N Cotner Blvd
402.325.8800
$75 + tax

Hampton Inn--Heritage Park
5922 Vandervoort Dr
402.484.6000
$96 + tax

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
8801 Amber Hill Ct
402.423.1176
$82.99 + tax

Residence Inn
5865 Boboli Ln
402-423-1555
$85 + tax

Victorian Suites
216 N 48th St
402-464-4400
$64.99 (king) $74.99 (double) + tax

 

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