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EveryPerson and Others—Union’s spring play debuts March 19

EveryPerson and Others, Union College’s own adaptation of two classics—The Second Shepherd’s Play and Everyman will debut tomorrow night, March 19, at 7 p.m. The production, which runs approximately 80 to 90 minutes, including the intermission, will run six times over a course of ten days.

Union issues apology letter for past racial discrimination

On February 9, the Union College Board of Trustees voted to approve a letter nearly a year in the making—a letter of apology to alumni who suffered racial discrimination while attending Union College.

The idea started with the stories of Oscar Harriott, a man whose family exprienced racism at Union College throughout the 1940s-60s. He spoke for a Martin Luther King Day event in the spring of 2014 and to the cast of Union’s “Fifty Years Later,” a dramatic production about the Civil Rights Movement.

Adventist Health System makes $2 million endowment gift to Union College

At the Union College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 9, Rich Reiner, Executive Vice President of Adventist Health System (AHS) and President/CEO Multi-State Division, announced Union College will be receiving a $2 million gift from AHS. Adventist Health System, a Florida based health care provider that operates 45 hospitals in 10 states including Colorado and Kansas, has given Union College $2 million to create a permanent endowed chair for a professor in the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Ceremony honors Jorgensen Hall as demolition commences

Following the regular meeting of the Union College Board of Trustees, a group of board members, employees, students and friends gathered on the gray, moist afternoon of Feb. 9 to say a last goodbye to Jorgensen Hall.

The stately brick building across the street from the College View Church has served as the home of the Division of Science and Mathematics since 1946 until professors and student moved across campus to the all new 55,000 square foot Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics.

Union to host annual music festival

Students from academies and high schools across the Mid-America territory will descend on the Union College campus next week for the 62nd Annual Music Festival, held February 4-7.

Union Bank honored with inaugural Community Partnership Award

When Union College set out to show their appreciation to the many organizations that have supported it’s mission in the Lincoln community, they found none more supportive than their neighbor across the street, Union Bank and Trust. 

Student gymnast injured during practice [UPDATED 2:00 p.m. Jan. 29]

[UPDATE 2:00 p.m. - Jan 29] The Union College Gymnaires returned to practice last week with a modified training program, while continuing to support and pray for their injured teammate, Heather Boulais.

IRR seniors head to Nicaragua

On January 19, seven International Relief and Rescue students, alongside IRR instructor Aaron Kent, traveled to Nicaragua for their annual overseas semester—the final step in completing the degree.

This year’s group includes seniors Emilian Grigor, Amy Matsuda, Jonatan Rojas, Shannice Baker, Tyler Underwood, Tylar Bissell, and Connar Kragel.

While in Nicaragua, students will obtain experience in the fields of medicine, community interactions, and international development.

At Union Market, students can eat cereal to help feed hungry Lincolnites

For the next month, Union College students and the Lincoln community can eat at Union Market, the college’s dining hall, and help hungry Lincolnites at the same time.

Now through February 20, “Kellogg has partnered with Union College to encourage students to make the choice that makes a difference by participating in the ‘Eat.Share.Prosper.’ program,” said Jennifer Jaacks, a spokesperson for Kelloggs, in a news release.

Video: Acrofest 2015 is coming to Union College

 
Union College will host Acrofest 2015—an event gathering gymnastic teams from Adventist Colleges and high schools across North America. Here’s a video promoting the event.

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