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Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

March 24, 2005

Union hosts intercollegiate conference

LINCOLN—On Mar. 29-Apr.2, Union College will host an Adventist Intercollegiate Association conference. More than 130 college students from 12 Seventh-day Adventist colleges from around the United States and Canada will be on campus to learn leadership skills.
        “The purpose of the conference is to offer student body leaders from Adventist colleges and universities the opportunity to network with each other and to provide leadership training,” said Linda Wysong Becker, Union’s vice president for student services.
        On Thursday, AIA participants and 39 students from a Business Policies class will participate in a 90-minute question and answer session with Warren Buffet.
        Other activities during the conference include a session by Kris Baak from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who will lead a personal constitutions writing exercise and an evaluation through Gallup’s StrengthsQuest, a test that defines leadership strengths. A tree planting ceremony will also be held on Union’s campus to commemorate the conference.
        “This conference provides a chance for fellowship and interaction between students from different schools,” said Jared Gibson, Union student and AIA president. “It’s nice to see different ways that our jobs can be done, and how they all work together.”