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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.

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."

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."

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.

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.

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."

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