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New building site now closed to vehicle and foot traffic

Signs of construction work have been popping up all across campus over the past five months as workers prepare parking, infrastructure and utilities for the new science and mathematics complex. On May 8, workers erected a fence around the construction zone, which will affect access to several buildings on the north side of campus.

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Union recognizes 10,000th graduate during commencement ceremony


Dr. John Wagner, college president, presents Jamison Howard, class president, with his diploma. 

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McClelland art on display in eponymous gallery

“Birds have been important to me all my life, particularly when I became Adventist,” explained Jim McClelland, whose name has become synonymous with Union College's art program after 38 years of teaching. His vibrant paintings have inspired students, embellished Engel Hall and given him a national reputation. They are now on display in the McClelland Art Gallery until April 22.

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Union to expand Physician Assistant facility

Even before excavators begin breaking ground for the new science and mathematics complex, the Union College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to convert part of the Don Love Building to make more space for Union’s two newest programs.

“This started as a plan to create more room for our physician assistant program,” said Gary Bollinger, vice president for Financial Administration. “We've expanded our goal slightly to make the renovated space meet the needs of the PA program and also the international rescue and relief program.”

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Union student joins Australian music ministry

When Tyler Morrison heard Endless Praise perform at Union College last August, he immediately knew he wanted to be part of a group like them. One of Australia’s leading Christian music groups, Endless Praise incorporates pop, contemporary, funk and R&B elements into inspirational worship performances—it's a mix of music and faith that instantly appealed to the sophomore religious education major. “While they were singing, I remember whispering to a friend about how much fun it would be to join a group like Endless Praise,” Morrison recalled.&n

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Student wins Nebraska ADDY award

Kristen Vogler, junior graphic design major, won a silver Student ADDY in the Nebraska ADDY competition for 2011. The award was presented during a banquet on Feb. 5, 2012 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln. 

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Union receives Governor's Point of Light Award

The State of Nebraska awarded Union College the Governor’s Points of Light Award today for the college’s work in the community through Project Impact. The awards are presented quarterly during a special ceremony at the State Capitol and recognize Nebraska volunteers who give their time, talent and energy to help Nebraskans build stronger communities.

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Nursing Pinning Ceremony May 5

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be on Sabbath, May 5 at 3:30pm in Heartland Hall, College View Church.  Congratulations May 2012 graduates!

Wagner named president of Union College

John Wagner has spent most of his career guiding educational institutions and non- profit foundations down the road to growth and success, but he thought that was coming to a close. When the Union College Board of Trustees called Wagner out of semi-retirement to return to Union as interim president, he expected to stay just long enough for the board to find a permanent replacement for David Smith. Now, just a half a school year later, the board has removed the “interim” and asked Wagner to stay on as president.

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Powery to speak for Martin Luther King Jr. Day service

At a time when Christian preaching and music often focus on celebration and spiritual highs, Dr. Luke Powery believes that some of the most important lessons about God and the human condition can be learned from a genre of music filled with pain—the spiritual.

On Tuesday, January 17, at a special Union College chapel celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Powery will present “Lessons from the Unknown Black Bards,” a musical exploration of the history of black Americans as seen in the lyric and melody of spirituals.

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