Events

Union students help plan fundraiser for local community center

On Thursday night, October 16, College View Church's Heartland Hall will be transformed. Each year, the Good Neighbor Community Center holds the Samples of the World fundraiser—giving the city of Lincoln a chance to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a wide variety of countries and support the work of the center. But behind the food and fun, Union College students provided the vital support needed to make the event a reality.

Career Fair contact leads to summer internship

For many, career fairs conjure up images from high school of walking through rows of decorated booths as and overwhelming number of recruiters handed out free pens and brochures. But when Steven Foster attended the Union College Career Fair last fall, he discovered that finding an internship or a job is all about networking. And a career fair is a great place to network.

Former GC President Paulsen to speak for church service

UPDATE: due to flight delays, Dr. Paulsen will not make it to vespers on Friday night.

Dr. Jan Paulsen, former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will speak at Union College for Family Worship on Oct. 3 and give a sermon titled “Whatever Happens, it will be Okay,” for both services on Oct. 4 at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Olympic gold medalist to speak for Union’s Leadership Symposium

As a Cornhusker linebacker, Nebraska native Curtis Tomasevicz faced barreling lineman nearly twice his size. But that’s nothing compared to hurtling down the side of a cliff at 90 mph with nothing to protect you but a tin can. “Bobsledding is kind of scary,” he said. “When you look over that cliff, you can’t see more than 50 meters in front of you.”

Iraq memorial service aims to begin healing, reconciliation

“We received nonstop phone calls begging us for help,” said Laila Khoudeida, a Lincoln woman whose Yazidi family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12. “I cannot sit around and do nothing about what they are telling me.”

The Yazidi are a group of Kurdish-speaking people who live largely in northern Iraq. In early August, President Obama drew attention to the slaughter and persecution of Yazidis by ISIL in Iraq when he authorized food drops and air strikes to help save a UN estimated 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar.

Experience the Great War: Library Fair September 18, 2014

The annual library fair will commemorate the start of World War I this year. For those of you new to Union College and unfamiliar with the annual library fair tradition, this is an open house event to which students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to visit the library, enjoy food, experience learning activities, and perhaps win prizes while learning more about the library. This fall's fair will take place on September 18, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beccai to speak for first "Family Worship" of the year

Pastor Andreas Beccai will kick off the 2014-15 schedule of Friday evening “Family Worship” services tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the College View Church.

Beccai is the youth pastor at Green Lake Church, a Seventh-day Adventist community in Seattle, Wash. Although he speaks with a British lilt, his roots reach back to Accra, Ghana, the land of his birth. Living much of his life in countries where he is an ethnic minority, he has developed a passion for helping youth forge diverse networks of relationships.

Krueger Center officially opened

Even when angry skies drove the ceremony indoors, more than 200 employees, students, alumni and friends of Union College found reason to celebrate as the new Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics was officially opened with a ribbon cutting on May 8.

Pastor Jonathan Burnett to speak for Week of Prayer

When Union students Tyler Morrison and Ricky Melendez first heard Pastor Jonathan Burnett speak, it was love at first sermon. “We were doing worship for the North Dakota youth conference meeting over the summer when we first heard him speak,” said Morrison. “After hearing him speak and being moved by his message we knew we had to get him to Union.”

Jose Rojas to speak for Family Worship on March 21

Pastor Jose Rojas will be speaking for Union College’s Family Worship vespers this Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Known for his leadership with teens and young adult ministries, Rojas has spent his career helping young people have an experience with Christ through service.

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