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Former NFL couple to speak for chapel and dorm worship

Former NFL running back Reggie Dupard and his wife, life coach LaChanda Dupard, will be speaking for Union’s chapel on Tuesday, March 15. The couple will share their riveting story about growing up in the New Orleans projects, Reggie's rise to football stardom in high school, college and the NFL and the lessons they learned along the way about building positive relationships.

Video: Mandy Mekelburg on calling

 

Union College's Experience Your Calling program is designed to help students discover their gifts and passions and translate that into a course of study and a course for life. Find out how Mandy Mekelburg found her calling.

Oxford Handbooks Online Now Available

Image of Oxford Handbooks Online logo.Union College Library recently added three complete subject collections from the Oxford Handbooks Online database.

Mikeschair to play for Family Worship on Feb. 19

Popular Christian musical group Mikeschair will perform at Union College's Family Worship during the Invitational Basketball Tournament on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The group has recorded three albums and been nominated for numorous Dove awards over the past 10 years.

Union College presents Mike Mennard's "Captain Scrooge"

Ahoy mateys! Set sail with Union College for a fantastical voyage in Mike Mennard’s new musical, “Captain Scrooge and the Curse of the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” In his follow-up to the 2010 hit “That’s What Makes Them Pirates,” the cast of Union College students and alums will delight audiences of all ages as crusty Captain Scrooge—played by Mennard—learns the value of Christmas spirit thanks to his kindly first mate, Bob Cratchit, and a little help from pirates of the past.

Rose named new vice president for Academic Administration

Union College concluded the search for a new vice president for Academic Administration this week by naming Dr. Frankie Rose, currently an associate professor of biology at Union. Rose will assume the new role—which provides leadership for all things academic at Union—when Malcolm Russell retires this summer from the position he held for 13 years.

Union to host choral students for 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 63rd Annual Music Festival, held February 3-6.

Union honors People’s City Mission with Community Partnership Award

For some, People’s City Mission is a place of hope when they have nowhere else to turn. For others, the mission is a place that brings out the best in people.

How one man and one school changed a family

In 1918 Frank Forbes married Elsie Appenzeller in their hometown of Rago in eastern Colorado.  After the Great Depression they settled on a 640-acre farm near Akron where they raised their five children.

The youngest three, Donald, Frank Jr. and Robert (Bob) were rowdy boys who grew up with knives and guns in their hands, and frequently skipped school to play pool at the local tavern. They were also in trouble with law enforcement officials for reckless driving and ignoring hunting regulations.

Called to be a Warrior

For some, finding a life calling can be a long winding road, while others come to college with a clear vision for their future. For Andrew ’04 and Stephanie Vercio Larson ’03, college was a little bit of both.

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