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Welcome to Across the Unionverse, conversations with those who make Union College a great place to study and live.

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Across the Unionverse: Spencer Way

Photo of Spencer Way receiving his diploma from President Wagner.

Spencer Way just graduated in May, but before doing so, he sat down with us and talked about ... well ... pretty much everything. Before we edited it down, the conversation we recorded was three hours long, and that doesn't include the time we chatted before starting to record. Suffice it to say, Spencer is very interesting and very interested in nearly everything. 

Across the Unionverse: Shawna Ansari

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Shawna Ansari loves camp. She's spent most of her summers at North Star Camp in Minnesota, first as a camper, then a volunteer, and moving her way up through the ranks of workers to be assistant director. She's seen the power summer camp has had in her own life, and wants to give children a similar transformative experience. In this episode, she shares her love for the unique experience of camp, and of course there are plenty of (hopefully) interesting side topics discussed.

Across the Unionverse: Kathy Bollinger

How are passion and joy connected? Kathy Bollinger, professor of education, joins hosts Scott Cushman and Emily Wood explore this subject with her, as well as discussing Union's education program, finding a calling, and competition vs. collaboration.

Across the Unionverse: Becky Daniel

What is the value of an Adventist education? Or any higher education for that matter? That's a question Becky Daniel, director of enrollment marketing, gets asked all the time. In this podcast, hosts Scott Cushman and Emily Wood explore the subject with her, plus plenty of side excursions onto related topics.  Some cliff notes include:

The value of a small Christian college: 

Across the Unionverse: Jill Morstad

Jill Morstad discusses dog training and obedience, and how that experience informs her role as a college English instructor.

Across the Unionerse: Kylie Schnell

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Kylie Schnell, a 2011 alumna, joins hosts Emily Wood and Scott Cushman to talk about making friends, moving to Nepal and loving children. 

Across the Unionverse: Ben Tyner

Photo of Ben Tyner teaching class.

Welcome to the very first episode of Across the Unionverse, a podcast in which we chat with students, employees, alumni and community members about topics they're passionate about.

In this episode, we sat down with Ben Tyner, assistant professor of history, to talk about propaganda, art history and sugar packets.

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