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Union College presents 'Margins' doodle art exhibit

Doodling, often viewed as a grade school pastime, has graduated to a college campus. Not usually viewed as art, doodles are ways to pass time and help concentrate. Perhaps they are on napkins or on the back of a handout; they are carefree, fluid creations that can contain as much personality and emotion as any canvas in a museum.

Giving voice to others

Photo of Sean Dale.Sean Dale wore many hats during his time at Union College—literally. On and off stage, the recent communications/public relations graduate has been a leader in Union College’s theater program, UC Drama, for about five years. During that time, he’s been involved in seven shows, including directing a production of his own, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, in the fall of 2008.

At the beginning of the project, Dale didn’t really know where to start. “I was freaking out,” he said, “but Mark Robison gave me advice and I was able to tackle it.” Robison, professor of English and the head of UC Drama, has guided many student directors through their first shows, and Dale learned a lot about how to stage a show from Robison, including how to organize a group of actors. “Getting everyone to show up for rehearsals was the most difficult part, but in the end, it was very rewarding,” Dale said. “I almost cried at the standing ovation we got on opening night.”

Union College commends 202 graduates to change their world

During the commencement address at Union College’s graduation on May 10, Charles Sandefur, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, challenged the graduates to make their world better by becoming pilgrims. “In a few minutes, you’re going to get a diploma,” Sandefur said.

Tanya Cochran Name 2009 Teacher of the Year

In celebration of National Library Week 2009, the Union College Library is pleased to announce that Tanya Cochran is this year's Library Teacher of the Year.  Cochran was chosen for her outstanding record of collaboration with library staff in teaching research skills and the promotion of library resources.  During the 2009-2010 school year, Cochran will receive $500 "spendi

Students return from Nicaragua

 

Below are photos from the trip taken by Alicia Archer, senior nursing and international rescue and relief major. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger version.

Union Scholars Study Abroad, May 2010

As Union Scholars focus their attention on finding solutions to global issues, they have the distinct advantage of having international travel and study built right into the honors curriculum.

The three week course in May 2010 began with a couple days of instruction at Union College then moved on to Sabah, Malaysia where students conducted "windshield" surveys of the village researching their needs. The trip concluded with visits to Hong Kong and China.

Class Project - A Classroom with a View

 A Classroom with a View: A Literal Walk Through Tuscany (6.93MB PDF) is the culmination of a class project by Rachel Turner from an Honors Topics course; A Literary Walk in Tuscany.

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King Tut visited by Scholars

Besides being both informative and enlightening, the trip to Dallas included much joy and laughter.  I deeply appreciated the opportunity to learn more about such an ancient culture while relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere of the SWAU campus.  This Scholars trip was truly a joy. ~ Serena Stevens – Psychology

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New Student Leaders Chosen

The votes are in and the Union College Associated Student Body has chosen new leaders for the 2009-2010 academic year. Online voting began Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. shortly after the candidates presented speeches to the student body during convocation and closed Wednesday evening. 

The four executive officers are:

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Student lands library $6,000 preservation grant

As a communication major, Allyssa Gleason, a junior from Bella Vista, Calif., knows the power of words, and she used that power to help improve Union’s campus and preserve its history.

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