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Students shadow professionals in third annual Division Field Day

Junior and Senior business and computer students from Union College will visit a number of companies across Lincoln for the third Division Field Day, Feb. 21. About 70 students will spend four hours around the city shadowing professionals in their respective fields.

International rescue and relief students assist with disaster relief in central Florida

International rescue and relief students from Union College in Lincoln, Neb., thought they had seen the worst winter rain storms Florida had to offer during two weeks of ocean survival and dive rescue training. But on Friday, Feb. 2, news of pre-dawn tornadoes a few hundred miles north of their training posts in the Florida Keys prompted 19 Union College students and staff members to find a way to help.

The Boys Next Door drama production opens Feb. 22.

Union College Drama will perform the two-act play The Boys Next Door, opening Feb. 22, 2007.

Nursing program adds spring admission

Twenty students made history this semester at Union College by showing up to class. They are the first students admitted in the nursing program's new second admission cycle. Previously the program accepted just one class annually, but interest in the program has surged in recent years. With so many qualified applicants, it became impossible to accept everyone.

Spring semester starts strong; nineteen students graduate in December

Dr. Trudy Holmes-Caines advises psychologymajor Nelly Melendez during registration

The quiet stillness of a snow-blanketed campus burst to life as 954 new and returning students began spring semester at Union College on Jan. 9, 2007. This is a decrease from 982 during the fall semester.

Community invited for Music Festival performances, Feb. 2-3

Band students from 11 Seventh-day Adventist high schools in the Midwest will gather Feb. 2–3 on the Union College campus for the annual Mid-America Union Music Festival. The Lincoln community is invited to come and enjoy fun classical pieces presented by the high school and college performers Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Church and Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Union College gymnasium. The 160 visiting performers will be joined by the Union College Wind Symphony in both performances.

Multicultural Committee to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy

Union College will not have classes Monday, Jan. 15 in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Union's Multicultural Committee encourages students, employees and the community to have "a day on, not just a day off."

Joy brings colorful seasons to the McClelland Art Gallery

From the spring flowers and butterflies of "I'll Fly Away" to the "Autumn Woods" Joy Frame shares the beauty of the seasons in her watercolor paintings currently on display in the Union College McClelland Art Gallery until Jan. 26.

Frame became serious about watercolor painting about 16 years ago. "I'm intrigued by the beautiful blending of colors, the movement and to some extent unpredictability of the paint on the paper," Frame writes in her artist statement. "I love this elusive medium."

Photography class artwork displayed in gallery

LINCOLN—Images from the Union College photography class will be on display Dec. 3–22 in the McClelland Art Gallery.

"I have some very talented students in this class," said Bruce Forbes, associate professor of Art and Graphic Design. "The photos I've seen make me excited. I expect this to be an extremely varied show."

Concerts on Dec. 8 and 9 celebrate the Christmas season

Union College Festival of Lessons and Carols
The first concert will begin Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the Unionaires, Union College Vocal Octet and Chamber Chorale. Diverse selections from the carols and anthems of John Rutter will be interspersed with Biblical texts from the four Gospels telling the the age-old story of Christ's birth. Everyone is welcome at this free concert in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church (4801 Prescott Ave).

Forbes bicycle photography on display in the McClelland Art Gallery

"This exhibit combines two things that I've enjoyed for a long time, but never put together: bicycling and photography," says Bruce Forbes, Union College associate professor of art and graphic design who is displaying photographs in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until Dec. 3.

The exhibit presents 24 color photos taken this summer while Forbes participated in the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) with 600 participants and the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) with 10,000 registered bicyclists.

ABC reality show filmed at George Stone School<br>Episode airs: Monday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. CST

The Wife Swap crew film Susan Zimmermann's class at George Stone School.

George Stone students and Cody (in light blue near the back) take recess in the Union College atrium.

Children of the World choir performs at Union

Union College welcomes the Children of the World international children's choir on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Andrew Peterson to perform free concert Oct. 27

Union College presents Christian folk artist Andrew Peterson in concert at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church (4801 Prescott Ave.) Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and a free will offering will be collected to support Peterson's ministry.

Peterson has recorded seven albums and his music has been reviewed by USA Today and Christianity Today, among others. He is known for his down-to-earth style and vivid observations.

McClelland shares beauty of nature in the McClelland Art Gallery

The paintings of Jim McClelland will be in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery Oct. 20–Nov. 10, 2006. The watercolor and oil paintings will depict a variety of scenes including birds, animals, landscapes, flowers and still life.

"Artwork is meant to be shared," says McClelland, professor of art at Union College. "I hope people will be inspired by the creative genius of God, expressed not only in the paintings themselves, but in the talents He gives people."

Professor Blake facilitates religion and politics forum

The Lincoln Community Forum invites the community to attend a discussion on Church and State addressing the question, "How can religion and politics work together?" This forum will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3 at St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church located on 1309 R Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m. Chris Blake, Union College professor of English and communication and author of Searching for a God to Love, will be the moderator and facilitator of this event.

Union College concert celebrates Mozart's 250th birthday

LINCOLN—Union College presents, "The Majesty of Mozart," a free vocal and instrumental concert on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, to celebrate the 250th birthday of one of Austria's great composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Watercolors' vibrancy seen in the McClelland Gallery

LINCOLN—Missi Paul, a national award winning artist from Lincoln, Neb., is currently displaying transparent watercolors at Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until Oct. 1.

"These are not your grandma's faded watercolors," Paul says of the vibrancy in her paintings.

Unlike ink, pencil or oil painting, once a watercolor has been added it cannot be removed from the painting, and the color seeps into the paper as it wills. "Watercolor is technique first," Paul says. "It has a lot of personality and is hard to control."

"Woman's Work," Pippa White to perform at Union College

LINCOLN—Union College's Multicultural Committee presents, "Woman's Work," a one-woman show performed by professional actress Pippa White, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. The free show will take place on the lower level of the Everett Dick Administration Building, at the center of the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th St. "Women's Work" is a combination of short monologues that use humor and insight to explore the lives of working women in the past 15 decades.

Union College announces highest enrollment in 23 years

LINCOLN—Opening more sections of freshman courses, finding creative solutions for student housing, having about 100 more students volunteer to serve the community than in previous years: these are the sorts of problems Union College administrators and student leaders rejoice in. Union College's enrollment is the highest it has been since 1983. The total student body grew to 982 with a full-time equivalence of 927.8, up from 930 students and 863.3 FTE last fall. The number of first-time freshmen this year is 194 compared to 177 in fall 2005.

Record-breaking Project Impact celebrates 25 years of community service

"Can we come back sometime and do more?" asked Matthew Johnson, senior chemistry major at Union College while repainting a group home. Questions like Johnson's echoed across the city as over 900 volunteers at more than 50 agencies celebrated the 25th anniversary of Project Impact, Union College's annual community service day. The spirit of volunteerism that has made the event a success since 1981 continues throughout the year. Students who want to do more build upon a legacy of community involvement.

Classes have begun

Lincoln—The stairwells of the Everett Dick Building once again reverberate with the sounds of reunions and students making new acquaintances. More stations are open in Union Market and the lines are a bit longer. Across campus, lost-looking new students get pointed in the right directions. The energy brought by the return of students can be felt everywhere on campus.

At Union College, school is back in session.

800 volunteers to mark 25 years of community service

Lincoln, Neb.—Union College students are known for singing the school pep song "Slinga de ink" for most of the 115-year history of the school. But on Aug. 24, you will find almost the entire campus slinging paint or rakes, shovels, mops and scrub brushes instead. An anticipated 800+ volunteers will start the academic year as they have for 25 years with Project Impact, an annual community service event. Project Impact is the longest-running and largest ongoing collegiate volunteer event in the country.

Lincoln investor partnership leads to completed apartment complex

LINCOLN—Construction is completed on a new student housing complex on the campus of Union College. In May 2005, Lincoln developers Rick Krueger ('74) and Kent Thompson initiated a collaborative investment project to add contemporary student housing to campus. Construction on the project began in November and was completed on time this month.

Union College art gallery hosts photos from tropical travel

LINCOLN—If you can't spend three weeks exploring tropical countries for college credit, venture into the photos of the Union College students who did.

A photograph exhibit gives a remarkable view of the 15 students and three faculty members' journey through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras this summer, and is on display in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery from Aug. 13–Sept. 10.

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