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Issa sculptures on display in art gallery

Already featured across Union College’s campus, the work of graduate Victor Issa is on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through October 24. Issa’s work, including “Welcoming Jesus” next to the administration building and “Prince of Peace” in the Ortner Center Peace Sculpture Garden, demonstrate his lifelike bronze sculpture technique, which has been described as “creating living bronze.

Aaron Shust to perform October 16

Contemporary christian artist Aaron Shust will be performing for Union College Family Worship on Friday, October 16th, at College View Church at 7:30 p.m. The Dove Award winning performer will bring his brand of praise highlight his belief in praising God through the storms.

Union College to host annual high school volleyball tournament

Women’s high school volleyball teams from around the country will soon gather at Union College on the weekend of October 15-17, 2015, for the annual Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2015. The tournament will continue the seeded pool play format adopted in the 2013 event. 

Called to fight for refugees

(This story was updated for CORDmagazine winter 2015/16 edition.)

Most westerners watch with horror or disdain at the warring countries around the globe—maybe even feeling sorry for the victims of power-hungry dictators or religious fanatics, but thankful to stay as far away from the fighting as possible.

But for Andrew ’12 and Kelila O’Brien ’13 Saunders, both Union College international rescue and relief graduates, helping the victims of these conflicts is right where they want to be.

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.

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