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2016 Spring Concerts spread over a week

This school year the Division of Fine Arts Spring Concert is more of a concert series—with three different performances featuring a wide variety of music from many campus groups. So check out these events in the coming week—there is something for everyone.

Spring Concert

On Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m., the Union College atrium will be filled with a wonderful variety of music featuring the Union College Chamber Orchestra, Handbell Ensemble, Concert Winds, Unionaires and Union College Singers.

Leadership is a process

Photo of Selina Jeong holding up an "I love UNION!" sign during Project Impact

At Union, teamwork isn’t just for athletes. I would never have become who I am today without the support of my teammates in ASB and Campus Ministries.

During my freshman year, I received an email saying Campus Ministries was looking for a public relations person, someone to make posters. I had no idea what I was doing, but I applied. Little did I know this experience would begin my path to leadership.

PR class works for local nonprofits

Imagine walking into your first class of the fall semester and a new professor explains that you and your classmates will jump right into the work of creating a PR plan for a real nonprofit organization. That’s exactly what happened to David Deemer and Stefani Leeper when they walked into Pat Maxwell’s public relations principles class this year.

Heather Boulais honored as Bryan Health Trauma Champion

In the 16 months since Union College gymnast Heather Boulais sustained a traumatic brain injury during a practice, she has made steady progress toward recovery with the help of her family and a team of dedicated medical professionals. Now Bryan Health, the hospital that treated Boulais immediately following the accident and in the months afterward is honoring her and the people who contributed to her recovery by naming her a Trauma Champion.

Union to participate in 10,000 Acts of Peace

What is an act of peace? A group of Union College students in the Amnesty/Tiny Hands International Club plan to help answer this question for Lincoln at the 10,000 Acts of Peace rally on April 3 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at The Railyard in downtown Lincoln. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition, will celebrate 30 years of peacemaking in Lincoln.

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.

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