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Peace Week to culminate with Shane Claiborne talk

“Union College is a center for peacemaking just as Christianity is a center,” said Chris Blake. “We want to be children of God just as Jesus said: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’”

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Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

Midland men and College View women win 2013 tournament

The Midland Mustangs from Kansas City, Kans., won the 2013 Mid-America men's basketball tournament by edging out the Maplewood Huskies from Hutchinson, Minn., in the championship game by a score of 44-34.

In the women's bracket, the College View Academy Eagles from Lincoln, Neb., defeated the Sunnydale Spartans from Centralia, Mo., 32-27 to take the title.

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Union to host 60th 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 60th Annual Music Festival, held January 30-February 4.

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Film festival focuses on world of the blind

In October, Union College students received a media challenge: produce a short video for use on the Web and social media that answers the question “Do we understand the world of the blind?” Six film makers rose to the challenge and on January 17, three were awarded cash prizes at the first In:Sight Video Awards event—hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind and Union College.

$50,000 grant launches program to help students find "calling"

Malcolm Russell, Union College’s vice president for Academic Administration, doesn't regret his career path, but wishes he had been more intentional about discovering and following his calling while in college.

Students teach healthy living in Nicaragua

For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school.  “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”

Campus arboretum turns over new leaf

The Joshua C. Turner Arboretum at Union College has started to turn a new leaf. Union’s park-like campus has long been known for the more than 100 species of trees and bushes, and this school year the grounds crew has been working to improve the condition of or replace some of the trees which have been around since Union College was established in 1891.

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Watch construction progress live

Over the last few weeks, the new science and mathematics building has started to take shape on the north side of the campus. Basement walls have been poured, an elevator shaft climbs above the site and steel beams outline the framework of the building. Now you can check in on the contruction progress any time by visiting our construction web cam.

Note: Please feel free to check out the building progress as often as you wish, but please do not leave the video feed running on your computer for long periods of time.

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IRR students head east for hurricane cleanup UPDATE

Friday, Nov. 2, 11:00 p.m. CDT

The Union College disaster response team arrived back on campus tonight after driving straight through from New Jersey. While they were initially invited to the East Coast to be a part of the search and rescue operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the ten international rescue and relief students quickly learned that disaster response is about being ready for anything.

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