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It's been a decade of planning. Seven years of fundraising. Eleven months of construction. Nearly 2,600 donors contributed over $14.9 million to create a state-of-the-art facility for science and mathematics at Union College. And at 8:30 a.m. on March 5, that vision and dedication became reality as classes began for the first time in the new Krueger Center.
At the Campus Ministries office in the Ad Building, there is a constant buzz of activity. Workers and their teams sit around tables and computers planning the next worship activity. Students hang out on the comfy couches and a rocking chair with a massaging seat cover.
The telephone rings. “Good-Morning-this-is-Campus-Ministries-how-may-we-help-you?” A student worker, fitting it all in one breath.
She reaches for a purple form and a pen as she Aha, Mhms with the person on the other line.
Tough question, with arguably an even tougher answer. Karl Haffner, senior pastor at Kettering Adventist Church in Kettering, Ohio, will pose this question—inspired the Jeff Foxworthy television show of a similar name—to students and church members during Power Pac Weekend, February 27 through March 1.
Christian vocal trio, Selah, will perform at the College View Church on Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Known for their revival of hymns in Christian music, the trio formed in 1999 with brother and sister Todd and Nicol Smith, and friend Allan Hall. In 2007, Amy Perry replaced Nicol, who left the band to pursue a solo career.
More than 180 high school students will decend on the Union College campus this week for the 61st annual Mid-America Union Music Festival. The event kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 5 and culminates with a concert on Sabbath, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m.
This year, choral students represent the select choirs from nine academies, primarily from the Mid-America Union territory, with the exception of DayStar Academy in Utah. Two major concerts are the highlight of the weekend.
Welcome to the very first episode of Across the Unionverse, a podcast in which we chat with students, employees, alumni and community members about topics they're passionate about.
In this episode, we sat down with Ben Tyner, assistant professor of history, to talk about propaganda, art history and sugar packets.
For the next two weeks Unionites will do battle over pennies—not who can collect the most, but who can give the most. Starting today through February 11, “Penny Wars,” sponsored by the Amnesty International/Tiny Hands club, will raise money for Tiny Hands International, a local organization that has made it its mission to rescue girls in Nepal and other Asian countries from sex trafficking.
“Glue the pipe together here,” he indicated with one hand, “and angle the ninety-degree elbow up, like so.” He tweaked the joint, stepped back to admire his work, and proclaimed, “That’s a finished product.”
Posed over a jumble of PVC pipes, brackets, angles, elbows, and drills, Carl Ladd resembled more of a mad scientist than an International Rescue and Relief contract instructor. The contraption at his feet seemed like a prop from some fantasy film instead of a water pump.
Singer-songwriter Maria Long will perform at the College View Church on Jan. 31 at 7:30.
Known for heartfelt lyrics and full musical sound, Long will perform songs from both her albums alongside a full band and Union’s own Tyler Morrison and Azriel Peckham. “I met her when she was still recruiting for Andrews Aniversity,” said Morrison, who will be providing keyboard and vocals. “She had just released her first album.”
Serene landscapes, animals in peaceful repose, and the birds for which he is known are just a few examples of Jim McClelland’s vast artistic repertoire. And now, through the months of January and February, 27 of these hand-selected favorites will be on display in the Lincoln and Lancaster county-city building.
The Union College Center for Interfaith Studies and Culture will present a guest lecture by Rodney MacCallum focused on building bridges with Muslim communities on Friday, Jan. 31, and Sabbath, Feb. 1. Friday’s lecture will be held at the Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church at 7:00 p.m., and Sabbath lectures will take place during both 9:15 a.m. and noon worship services at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Experience the history, mystery and wonder of the classic tales from 1001 Arabian Nights. Join Assistant Professor of English and Communication, Mike Mennard, at 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in room 121 of the Union College Library for a crash course in Middle Eastern folklore.
Turn the clock back fifty years.
The country is in the midst of political, and social turmoil and change is in the air, for better or worse.
The Civil Rights Movement is in full swing, and central to the social revolution is a minister from Alabama named Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (or JoVE): Science Education collection is the library's most recent electronic resource acquisition.
Award winning christian musician Michael English will perform live in concert at Union College this Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. for Family Worship vespers. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.
English is currently on a solo tour of the U.S. promoting his latest album, Some People Change. According to his website, English’s own life story enables him to share music that ministers to others “as a living testimony of God’s promises to work all things for good.”
“Even in the first week, I’ve seen God work in so many ways this semester, and it has been such a blessing,” said Hector Melendez, student pastor for Maplewood Academy and the Hutchinson church in Minnesota. “We had a spiritual retreat with the academy, and God poured Himself out. For five hours these students just studied the Bible. We gave them the opportunity to leave, but they wanted to stay, and we were all just bombarded with Jesus. That’s the kind of event that has had a year-long effect on these kids.”
Robert Brown ’40, Huntington, W.V., died Feb. 12, 2013, at age 97. He was born Aug. 27, 1915, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the eldest child of Harry and Isabelle Ross Brown.