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Union College invites you to 'Build your Future' in San Antonio

Since 1891, more than 11,000 graduates have built their futures at Union College. From July 2-11, the college will celebrate that heritage at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, inviting attendees to build representations of their hopes and goals out of Legos.

Project Impact 2015: Celebration

“I’m passionate about service,” said Cainan Ming, the 2015 Project Impact coordinator. “I’m passionate about helping people. I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces. And I love seeing people smile after helping someone.”

For the past 35 years, Union College has taken a day off from classes at the beginning of the school year dedicated to serving the Lincoln community. For many students, Project Impact is the start a lifetime of giving back to the community.

Union purchases a bus for the first time in 45 years

Union’s last motor coach died long before Al Gore invented the Internet, before most college students were born—about the time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. Since 1970, Union has relied primarily on the bus and driving skills of 1965 graduate Jerome Lang, along with a host of vans and rental vehicles to transport students around the country.

Finding a calling in service

“If I would have known better, I would have done better.”

Angela Washington listened to the repentant cry of a mom in anguish. Sitting in a cold courtroom, watching the mom huddled close with her loved ones awaiting the upcoming verdict, she saw a judge decide the fate of this family.

Public art piece on campus inspired by creation story

Passers by noticed an eruption of color today on the corner of 48th and Prescott as a new sculpture—a brightly decorated lightbulb—arrived in front of the Carnegie Building on the campus of Union College.

Business, gymnastics and Easter highlight Homecoming 2015

Don’t miss Union College Homecoming Weekend 2015, April 2-5. Alumni and weekend guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of special events including a business conference, gymnastics reunion, resurrection pageant and Gymnaires home show.

Remembering Union

The weekend events will kick off on Thursday, April 2, in typical fashion by touring the campus and a Valentino’s Dinner Buffet. This year’s honor classes: 1945, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2005.

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.

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