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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.

Social work in South America

Susy Gomez’s heart broke as she listened to the new college student share his story. The young Peruvian engineering student had excellent grades and a full scholarship, but between him and his mother, a disabled woman who tried to feed the family by selling barbecue, they could not raise the $100 for additional school expenses like supplies.

Union hosts more than 600 gymnasts for Acrofest 2015

(Published in CORDmagazine Winter 15/16)

H undreds of gymnasts from Seventh-day Adventist colleges and high schools from across North America gathered at Union College in November for Acrofest 2015, an event packed with clinics, training, demonstrations and spiritual lessons.

Big data on a new degree

Ryan Grentz likes facts. He  has always considered himself to be a fact-based person—analyzing the world around him to take in as much information as he can. “It’s hard to accept an idea if I don’t know the reason why it happened,” he said. “I like figuring out the cause and connecting results together.”

Now as he pursues a career in health care information technology, Grentz will be the first Union College student to graduate with a new business minor that suits him perfectly—data analytics.

Video: Acrofest 2015 clinic highlights

 

Experience a taste of the clinic portion of Acrofest 2015, an event where more than 600 gymnasts from Adventist academies and colleges across North America gathered at Union College to learn, perform and build friendships. To see the grand final show, visit: https://www.ucollege.edu/uclive

Foot clinic receives $20,000 grant from Tom's of Maine

Feet, especially homeless feet, can be scary or intimidating for many. But as Kailen Bricker cared for one pair after another, she felt her perceptions change and became far more interested in the people to whom they were attached. “They are just like us,” she said of the 30 or so homeless clients who come to Matt Talbot Community Kitchen and Outreach each month for Union College’s foot clinic

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