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Americana Christian folk band “The Vespers” will perform for vespers at Union College on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Nashville-born group is uniquely made up of two sets of siblings, the Cryar sisters and Jones brothers, who joined forces three years ago after meeting through a mutual friend. After jamming together several times over a campfire and visiting each other’s local shows, the pairs fell in “musical love” and decided to team up.
Harrison Smith likes computers. In fact, that’s what he decided to study when he arrived at Union College a couple of years ago. But through his job at a popular music blog he discovered that instead of learning the language of machines, he’d rather use them as tool to connect with people.
In Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, intelligent idealist Emily Webb always speaks her mind and doggedly pursues her goals. Union College freshman Natalie Bruzon, who takes on the role of Emily Webb in Union’s upcoming performance of the play, discovered a lot of herself in the character.
The Midland Mustangs from Kansas City, Kans., won the 2013 Mid-America men's basketball tournament by edging out the Maplewood Huskies from Hutchinson, Minn., in the championship game by a score of 44-34.
In the women's bracket, the College View Academy Eagles from Lincoln, Neb., defeated the Sunnydale Spartans from Centralia, Mo., 32-27 to take the title.
Students from academies and high schools across the Mid-America territory will descend on the Union College campus next week for the 60th Annual Music Festival, held January 30-February 4.
In October, Union College students received a media challenge: produce a short video for use on the Web and social media that answers the question “Do we understand the world of the blind?” Six film makers rose to the challenge and on January 17, three were awarded cash prizes at the first In:Sight Video Awards event—hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind and Union College.
“In October 2009, my nursing advisor at Southeast Community College said they would put my name on the list, and I could probably start taking nursing classes in 2012,” recalled Damion Caudy. “I left my advisor’s office that day and thought, what am I going to do? I have a daughter at home to support. I have to go to school! Ten or fifteen seconds later, I heard an ad for the Union College nursing program on the radio.”
For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school. “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”
Allan Manuel, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States, will speak at a special Associated Student Body convocation service on Tuesday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m.
One click is now all it takes for Unionites to order official Union College transcripts. Starting Nov. 27, the Union College Records Office will use the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online access to ordering any time.
Until recent years, preparing for an emergency on Union College’s campus meant making sure everybody could find the tornado shelter in each building and the best exit in case of fire. But as more violence happens on educational campuses across the country each year—even Adventist campuses, no school can continue to ignore the threat of violence against students or employees.
The Joshua C. Turner Arboretum at Union College has started to turn a new leaf. Union’s park-like campus has long been known for the more than 100 species of trees and bushes, and this school year the grounds crew has been working to improve the condition of or replace some of the trees which have been around since Union College was established in 1891.
Warriors fans, the basketball season is finally here. After two away games, the men’s and women’s teams will host their home opener against Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture this Saturday night, November 3, at the Thunderdome.
The season officially started Monday for both the men and women at Central Christian College. The women played a close game and forced an overtime period, but ultimately came up short, 63-68. The men had a tougher time and lost 67-97.
Over the last few weeks, the new science and mathematics building has started to take shape on the north side of the campus. Basement walls have been poured, an elevator shaft climbs above the site and steel beams outline the framework of the building. Now you can check in on the contruction progress any time by visiting our construction web cam.
Note: Please feel free to check out the building progress as often as you wish, but please do not leave the video feed running on your computer for long periods of time.
The hectic pace of the average college student’s life makes cramming in extra activities—like helping others—seem next to impossible. But one Union College student and a couple of recent graduates found a way to stitch the opportunity to help others into their busy lives. On Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 3, they want to share that opportunity with the rest of Union’s campus.
Friday, Nov. 2, 11:00 p.m. CDT
The Union College disaster response team arrived back on campus tonight after driving straight through from New Jersey. While they were initially invited to the East Coast to be a part of the search and rescue operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the ten international rescue and relief students quickly learned that disaster response is about being ready for anything.
Simply by visiting this page, you've probably noticed something different about Union's website: everything. For the last sixteen months, our Web team at Union College has been working towards this update—and throughout this time, we've been constantly reminded that few worthwhile things are ever easy.
Collegedale Academy defeated College View Academy two sets to one to win the Mid-America Volleyball Tournament championship at the Union College gym.
Sunday, Oct. 21
For Theresa Edgerton, Union’s College’s Career Center Coordinator, a career fair is about surveying options. “Sometimes you find something that sounds more interesting than what you first thought once you take a closer look,” said Edgerton, who put together today’s campus wide career fair. “God works in so many ways—career fairs can be a way He shows you options.”