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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

Graduate wins award studying snakebites in India

It didn’t take long for Benjamin Herzel to see the snake problem. In the first day of his field research on snake density in India, the 2014 Union College graduate saw professional snake catchers capture, count and release 120 snakes—mostly Indian cobras and Russel’s vipers—in four hours.

IRR major spends the summer as a wildland fire fighter

Some summer jobs involve flipping burgers, watching youngsters swim or filing in an office, but not for Connor Kraegel. The senior international rescue and relief major spent an exciting summer as a Wildland fire fighter for the Shoshone National Forest Wildland Fire Module, fighting wildfires in the region.

Korth receives first Keeling Selfless Service Award

Although she hasn’t hoisted a rifle or survived a boot camp herself, first year physician assistant student Shannon Korth understands the sacrifice made by those in the military every day.

Jeannette Wetmore, Union librarian passes away

Union College mourns the loss of friend and colleague Jeannette Wetmore, who passed away Monday morning, Nov. 16. from complications arising from previously undiagnosed cancer. 

Jeannette graduated from Union in 2003 with degrees in communication and English, and went on to earn her master's in libary and information science from the University of North Carolina. She has worked in the Union College library since 2008 as the public services librarian and an assistant professor, and was a driving force in the library's research assistance program.

Union College to host Acrofest 2015

Hundreds of gymnasts from Seventh-day Adventist colleges and high schools from across North America will gather at Union College on November 11-14 for Acrofest 2015, an event packed with clinics, training, demonstrations and spiritual lessons. 

Civil rights activist to speak for inaugural George Gibson Lecture Series event

To Bob Zellner, the American civil rights movement is far more than something you read in history books, read in the newspaper, or watched on TV. This Alabama-born son of a former Ku Klux Klan member has spent 50 years fighting for equal rights for all Americans, suffering right alongside famous leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

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