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Creator of 2012 class gift exhibits in McClelland gallery

As a class gift, the senior class of 2012 commissioned a painting by Union College alumnus Randall May to hang in the lobby of the new science and mathematics complex. The four-by-five-foot piece will be unveiled after the Commencement service on May 6. Other works by May are currently on display in the McClelland Art Gallery from now until May 20.

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Literature students and meets local authors

Reading between the lines is no problem for the Local Literary Wonders class.

Taught by Chris Blake, the new class offered at Union studied three Midwestern authors and provided students the opportunity to meet them—Kent Hauraf, Mary Pipher and Ted Kooser—in an intimate setting.

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[Video] Science alumni share their stories

Union alumni share what the science program has meant to their lives and careers.

Moguel named the library's Teacher of the Year


Dr. Moguel

In honor of National Library Week (April 8 to 14), the library is pleased to announce the winner of the library's 2012 Teacher of the Year Award, Salvador Moguel, associate professor of biology.

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Celebrate Easter with special events at Union

In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, Union College will celebrate Christ's death and resurrection with several special events.

On Saturday, April 7, at 10:40 a.m. Dick Stenbakken ’62 will perform a first-person drama, The Centurion, in the College View Church sanctuary. Stenbakken, who spent most of his career as a military chaplain, will perform the monologue in full costume from the view point of the centurion who professed faith in Christ at the cross.

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Biology professor retires to be a missionary

Retirement dreams of sitting on a beach watching sailboats and playing with grandchildren were pushed aside when Don and Janella Abbey felt the call to serve God in a new and different way.

After 14 years of service to Union College, the couple accepted the role of Asian Projects field directors for Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM). While stationed in Thailand, they will provide support to missionary couples in India, Philippines, and other South and Southeast Asian countries while and researching new projects in their region.

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Union College Heritage Collections Go Online

Photographs from the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room are now available for searching and viewing in the Union College Heritage Collections database. Material in this collection is related to the history of Union College, the College View community, and the Seventh-day Adventist denomination with a particular emphasis on the Mid-America Union region. The database is open access and available to the public through the World Wide Web.

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McClelland art on display in eponymous gallery

“Birds have been important to me all my life, particularly when I became Adventist,” explained Jim McClelland, whose name has become synonymous with Union College's art program after 38 years of teaching. His vibrant paintings have inspired students, embellished Engel Hall and given him a national reputation. They are now on display in the McClelland Art Gallery until April 22.

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Union College to break ground for new science and math complex

Union College will strengthen its commitment to provide excellent science, mathematics and health science education in the Lincoln community by breaking ground for a new 55,000 sq. ft. science and mathematics complex on April 6.

Since founding Nebraska’s oldest nursing program in 1946, Union College has become a leader in training health care providers, many of whom come from around the country and choose to stay in the Lincoln community.

IRR students learn survival and medical skills in Nicaragua

Piling into the rusty, 10-wheel, 1969 military vehicle, the students sent up a prayer. Sure, there are bugs. And heat. And humidity. But with a sick two-year-old in need of care and the nearest hospital two hours away, all of those hardships became irrelevant. This is the reality the twelve students and three staff from Union College's International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program have faced during their semester long stay in Nicaragua while providing medical care to severely under-served communities.

Saving a tribe at the McClelland Art Gallery

“Cassi, we have a new name for you,” said Solomae. “’Nashipae,’ which means joy. You’re beautiful and full of happiness. We’re sad you have to go soon, but know you can always come back. You’ll always be our sister, a Maasai.”
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Union to expand Physician Assistant facility

Even before excavators begin breaking ground for the new science and mathematics complex, the Union College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to convert part of the Don Love Building to make more space for Union’s two newest programs.

“This started as a plan to create more room for our physician assistant program,” said Gary Bollinger, vice president for Financial Administration. “We've expanded our goal slightly to make the renovated space meet the needs of the PA program and also the international rescue and relief program.”

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Union student joins Australian music ministry

When Tyler Morrison heard Endless Praise perform at Union College last August, he immediately knew he wanted to be part of a group like them. One of Australia’s leading Christian music groups, Endless Praise incorporates pop, contemporary, funk and R&B elements into inspirational worship performances—it's a mix of music and faith that instantly appealed to the sophomore religious education major. “While they were singing, I remember whispering to a friend about how much fun it would be to join a group like Endless Praise,” Morrison recalled.&n

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Conflict and Peacemaking class helps organize workshop

Each year Chris Blake endeavors to help students in his Conflict and Peacemaking class become active peacemakers through assignments designed to make an impact on Union's campus. This year, the class hopes to expand the reach of their message by helping to organize the annual Lincoln area Peacemaking Workshop XXVI.

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ASB officers for 2012-2013 chosen

Lupe Williams, ASB president elect.
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Frontier Nursing Mission Trip, March 8-19, 2012

The Frontier Nursing Class is going on a Medical Mission trip over Spring Break: March 8-19, 2012.

Campolo to speak at Union College

Dr. Tony Campolo, a noted author and professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, will speak at Union College on Friday, March 2.

Campolo has written 38 books including Choose Love Not Power: How to Right the World’s Wrongs from a Place of Weakness, Stories That Feed Your Soul and Connecting Like Jesus, and his visit is sponsored by Compassion International, a Christian organization that fights to free children from poverty.

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Union College drama goes back to "Kindergarten."

Image of a playbill for Everything I Need to Know about Life I Learned in Kindergarten.Union College drama will present All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten starting Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

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Poetry competition entries displayed in McClelland Art Gallery

The winning poems from the Division of Humanities’ second annual poetry competition are currently on display in the McClelland Art Gallery. The division published the top 20 student and employee submissions in the gallery on Feb. 19 and they will exhibit until March 4.

Student wins Nebraska ADDY award

Kristen Vogler, junior graphic design major, won a silver Student ADDY in the Nebraska ADDY competition for 2011. The award was presented during a banquet on Feb. 5, 2012 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln. 

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Mile High men and College View women win the Mid-America Basketball Tournament

Photo of the College View Academy women's basketball team
College View Academy women's team (click to enlarge).

Union receives Governor's Point of Light Award

The State of Nebraska awarded Union College the Governor’s Points of Light Award today for the college’s work in the community through Project Impact. The awards are presented quarterly during a special ceremony at the State Capitol and recognize Nebraska volunteers who give their time, talent and energy to help Nebraskans build stronger communities.

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Student drawings on display in McClelland Art Gallery

The nine students enrolled in Drawing II class will display their work in the McClelland Art Gallery from Feb. 12-19. The exhibition will feature three drawings from each student, demonstrating key techniques they have studied.

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Shawn McDonald to perform Feb. 17

Shawn McDonald has built a career out of writing songs focused on his personal journey with God.  On February 17,  he will bring his contemporary Christian style to Union College with a concert at College View Church at 7:30 p.m.

McDonald grew up in Eugene, Ore., where much of his youth was marred with rebellion and drug addiction. At age 20, when his life began to fall apart, he cried out to God and slowly began to turn his life around.  

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Nursing Pinning Ceremony May 5

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be on Sabbath, May 5 at 3:30pm in Heartland Hall, College View Church.  Congratulations May 2012 graduates!

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