In celebration of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination’s 150th anniversary, the Union College Library is hosting a traveling exhibit featuring an overview of Adventist history from its roots in the Millerite Movement through the growth of its many ministries which reach worldwide today. While the name Seventh-day Adventist was chosen in 1860, it was not until May 20 and 21, 1863 that the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was formed, providing the church with a formal organizational structure.
For senior Gymnaire captain Spencer Way, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not merely a month of occasional, distant reminders of the presence of one of the many forms of cancer. It is a chance to fight back against the disease that nearly took one of his own loved ones.
“My family and I used to participate in breast cancer walks even before my mom had cancer,” said Way. “But after that, the awareness month has become a way for us and others to show our comradery for people dealing with breast cancer.”
On Sunday, October 20, at 7:00 PM the Union College Library will be once again be turned into a site for interfaith dialogue with the viewing and discussion of the HBO documentary Koran by Heart. This dynamic film follows the journey of three ten-year-olds from different countries to Cairo, Egypt for the the Egypt International Holy Koran Competition where they must each recite the entire Qur’an from memory to a panel of judges on live television and radio. Held on the holiest day of Ramadan, this is the oldest and most prestigious Qur’an competition.
At convocation on Oct. 1, 2013, classes met to choose new student leaders for this school year. A far cry from the earnest politicking of ASB elections in the spring, class elections are informal affairs. Nominations are made on the spot, and votes are cast by raised hands. As happy as the winners are to be chosen, the unsuccessful candidates often return to their seats with a smile, knowing they have one less thing to worry about.
For Elden Ramirez, mission work isn’t just his job, it's in his name. “My mom named me after Edlen Ford, an Adventist missionary,” he chuckled. Now as the director of volunteer ministries for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, he helps students find ways to experience mission service for themselves.
For Union College student Annie Mullin, giving back to the community is more than something she does for a few hours on Project Impact day. That’s why she and fellow physician assistant students created Dash for Compassion on Sunday, October 6, to raise funds for the free clinic offered by People’s City Mission.
Sights, sounds and smells of the Middle East will abound at the annual Library Fair as visitors get a taste of Muslim culture on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Ella Johnson Crandal Memorial Library on the campus of Union College. From 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. library goers can sample Middle Eastern dishes and a variety of activities and exhibits that explore themes from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf now available at the Union College library.