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.
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).
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.
"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.
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.
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—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.