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Local painter's work on display in McClelland Art Gallery

“Encouraging others in art is important to me,” said Julie Lemons. “Being a successful artist is having faith in God and having His love shine through my art.”

Julie Lemons, Nebraska-based artist and past president of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, will display her work in the McClelland Art Gallery now through Sept. 28.

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(Video) Project Impact 2013


Every year, nearly 800 Union College students and employees take the day off from school to serve the Lincoln community. This year Project Impact served at nearly 70 sites around Lincoln, helping out the service organizations that serve the people of Lincoln all year long. 

Project Impact 2013

“Our theme this summer at the People’s City Mission (PCM) was ‘Dream Big.’ Working with the kids ... I was just amazed at their energy for life. I learned so much from them, including how to dream,” remembered Inonge Kasaji, a junior social work major at Union College. Kasaji’s own dream began in August, when her time volunteering at the mission was drawing to a close. To thank the kids and staff for an incredible summer, Kasaji decided to take on a project that had been waiting two years to start—painting the inside of the EDEFY building.

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U.S. News ranks Union among America's best colleges

U.S. News has once again rated Union College as one of America's "Best Colleges" in the magazine's highly-anticipated annual rankings. In a five-way tie for 43rd place in the Midwestern regional colleges category, this is the eighth consecutive year Union has earned a spot in the top tier of higher educational institutions.

While no standardized system can account for unique institutional strengths or the individual needs of students, Union College administrators are proud to see the institution compare favorably with its peers.

Leonard Sweet to speak for PowerPac weekend

“Protestantism is known for its work ethic,” said Leonard Sweet. “As we come to the 500th anniversary of Protestantism in 2017, it is worth pondering how well this work ethic has served us, and whether or not we have lost a ‘play ethic.’”

Project Impact instills attitude of service

“Every year for Project Impact, students provide acts of kindness in the community. When they come back, they’re smiling and laughing—they’re happy they did something for others,” said Inonge Kasaji, junior social work major and outreach co-coordinator in Union College’s Campus Ministries. “Why wouldn’t you want to keep that going the whole year?”

Lincoln Police to hold field force drill at Union Campus on Sept. 11

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Union College will host the Lincoln Police Department's field force training—a day culminating with a crowd control exercise involving a demonstration staged by campus volunteers.

Police officers will be at Union throughout the day reviewing crowd control techniques and conducting exercises in Woods Auditorium and in other areas of campus.

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Coach from "Remember the Titans" film to speak at Union College

“My parents always taught us that no person should be judged based on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character,” said Herman Boone, retired high school coach and inspiration for the lead character in Disney’s 2000 film, “Remember the Titans.” “I have always believed that and maintain that value today.”

Audrey Assad to peform Friday, Sept. 6

Audrey Assad, winner of the 2010 iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year, will perform at Union College on September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Warrior volleyball kicks off season against Manhattan Christian on August 29

The Union College Warriors volleyball team will kick off the season with a home game Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Union College Gymnasium against Manhattan Christian College from Manhattan, Kans.

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Three New Databases Available This Fall

Three new databases have recently been added to the library's digital collections: SocINDEX with Full TextNursing Education in Video, and Mango Languages.

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Iki Taimi to speak for first Friday evening service

The school year is almost upon Union College, and with it, 26 Sabbaths to enjoy. Vespers coordinator Kelli Vigil and Union for Christ director Tyler Morrison have prepared a schedule of powerful musical talent and deep spiritual speakers to help Union College campus discover or build a stronger relationship with Jesus.

Graphic design students exhibit in McClelland Art Gallery

“My goal is to affect people’s emotions,” said Zach Posthumus, junior graphic design major. “Even if they don’t like my art or they think it’s weird, I think generating some type of emotion signifies a good piece of art. If it doesn’t make you think or feel anything, what’s the point of it?”

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Union College student spearheads campus recycling project

Union College students and employees can now help save the world, one plastic bottle at a time.

New internet provider doubles bandwidth for campus

Even though the physical campus landscape has changed drastically through several ongoing construction projects, many students may think the most significant campus improvement over the summer happens when they power up their computers or tablets.

As of July 25, Union College switched Internet providers to a faster service at a lower price, meaning users will be able to access more content faster than before.

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Don't wait to register for the new school year

Only four short weeks remain before students rush back to the books and a new school year begins at Union College. But before settling back into studies, there are a few important details all incoming and returning students need to know.

Financial clearance deadline is August 1

All financial paperwork must be completed and the first payment for the new school received by August 1. After that, reserved classes will be dropped and students won't be allowed to complete early registration.

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Union College mourns the loss of Dr. Chuck Freidline

“Although he had recently been very sick with his kidney issues, when I was 18 and met Dr. Freidline for the first time as a prospective student, he acted the same as when he met everyone,” said Carrie Wolfe, chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics and Union College chemistry graduate. “He was so pleasant, informative and happy to talk to me and my parents.”

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Packing for college

Photo of a Prescott Hall room.Packing for college can be full of headaches and guesswork, particularly for students who have never lived in a residence hall environment before.

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What's it like to be a Muslim immigrant in Nebraska?

“Somewhere in all of our pasts are immigrants,” said Sabrina Riley, Union College Library director. “These are not the stories that we typically think about, but they are similar to many American families’ histories. I am really excited to hear them.”

Students research new ways to teach genetics

When students in Frankie Rose's biology classes are asked to finish all of their Brussels sprouts, they can say with scientific certainty why they dislike them, thanks to new teaching methods developed by Rose and a team of Union College students and alumni.

McClelland Art Gallery hosts glass and ceramic artist's first exhibit

Shilo Parker remembers well the first time he saw a man making glass beads with a torch at the Old Market in Omaha. Mesmerized by his work, Parker immediately got his own bead making kit and began what would become a lifelong love affair with glass.

Seven years after his first encounter with glass work, Parker is giving his first exhibition at Union College’s McClelland Art Gallery now through July 14. A combination of glass and ceramics, the exhibit combines vibrant colors with abstract patterns in an abundance of styles

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I have to live where? With whom?

One student’s story of figuring out how to make a home in a cold, bare dorm room with a complete stranger.

As I turned the doorknob and walked in, I stared at the room I would be living in for the next nine months—or possibly four years—of my life. I was greeted by undecorated white walls, empty drawers and closets, and a stack of naked bunk beds. This is supposed to be my home?

Union employees help students feel at home

For many Union College students, finding ways to make Union a home keeps them coming back each year to graduate. But for Nathan Huggins, finding a place like home is what brought him to Union.

Stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nathan wanted to spend the Sabbath hours with people who shared his new faith. He had recently started attending an Omaha area Adventist church, but his search for a Friday evening vespers service led him to make the drive to Lincoln.

Building a home, not a house

It is a miracle really, when we think about it, how people meet, how lives merge, how a home is made; the journey, the love, the promises that make it so.

A house, well, a house is a different story all together. A house can be made relatively quickly. The process is fairly straight forward. Get the supplies. Get a crew. Hammer. Sweat. Work hard. Work really hard. And then, there it is, in a matter of months if all goes well.

Tribute to the teachers of Jorgensen Hall

Although many professors have made significant contributions to learning in Jorgensen Hall, here are 10 who served the longest, touching the lives of countless students over the years.

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