IRR graduates find a calling in war-torn Ukraine

Frightened families huddled together trying to keep warm despite tattered and journey-warn clothing.  Any loud noise—even a honking car horn—makes them jump as if bombs are falling. These Ukrainians are just looking for a safe place to stay, and Andrew and Kelila Saunders are helping to provide for those families.

Refugee Migration Crisis: Learn and Act

For Dr. Ed Allen, a Bible and religious studies scholar and professor at Union College, watching the plight of refugees around the world meant more than just another bad story flashing by on the evening news.

“I was moved by the photos and news reports of refugees, particularly the three year old whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey and the refugees in Hungary,” said Allen. When he discovered the immensity of the worldwide refugee crisis, he starting planning an event to bring awareness to problem. 

Steve Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, to speak Sept. 22

Growing up as the president’s son has its perks, and so does be a Hollywood actor. For those who have wondered what it would be like to live in America’s spotlight, Steven Ford will give the inside details of what life is like as a White House resident and as a Hollywood star.

Ford, a teenager when his father became the 38th president of the United States, will share his insights on leadership in his talk “Learning Leadership from the President” at the Union College Leadership Symposium held during chapel time on Tuesday, September 22.

U.S. News ranks Union among America's best, most diverse colleges

Union College has once again been named among “America’s Best Colleges” in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. Coming in at number 48 in the Midwest regional colleges category, this is the tenth consecutive year Union has been recognized as a top-tier school.

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.


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