Union Bank honored with inaugural Community Partnership Award

When Union College set out to show their appreciation to the many organizations that have supported it’s mission in the Lincoln community, they found none more supportive than their neighbor across the street, Union Bank and Trust. 

Student gymnast injured during practice [UPDATED 2:00 p.m. Jan. 29]

[UPDATE 2:00 p.m. - Jan 29] The Union College Gymnaires returned to practice last week with a modified training program, while continuing to support and pray for their injured teammate, Heather Boulais.

IRR seniors head to Nicaragua

On January 19, seven International Relief and Rescue students, alongside IRR instructor Aaron Kent, traveled to Nicaragua for their annual overseas semester—the final step in completing the degree.

This year’s group includes seniors Emilian Grigor, Amy Matsuda, Jonatan Rojas, Shannice Baker, Tyler Underwood, Tylar Bissell, and Connar Kragel.

While in Nicaragua, students will obtain experience in the fields of medicine, community interactions, and international development.

Union student's essay wins McDonald's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest

When Union College sophomore J-Fiah Reeves heard about the opportunity to enter the McDonald’s Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Essay Contest, he jumped at the chance to explore the life and ideas of the civil rights leader.

The contest asked Nebraska students to write what King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech meant to them. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about Dr. King and listen to the whole speech,” said Reeves.

At Union Market, students can eat cereal to help feed hungry Lincolnites

For the next month, Union College students and the Lincoln community can eat at Union Market, the college’s dining hall, and help hungry Lincolnites at the same time.

Now through February 20, “Kellogg has partnered with Union College to encourage students to make the choice that makes a difference by participating in the ‘Eat.Share.Prosper.’ program,” said Jennifer Jaacks, a spokesperson for Kelloggs, in a news release.

McClelland Art Gallery to feature a variety of student work

Throughout the remainder of the Fall 2014 semester, Union College’s McClelland Art Gallery will feature exhibits the works of Brittney Lippincott, as well as exhibits from Bruce Forbes’ Photography and Digital Imaging classes, and a comprehensive flashback of works summarizing the Family Worship vespers that have taken place over the semester.

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Video: Becky Krueger on finding her calling

 
Becky Krueger wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life when she started out at Union. But thanks to wise advice, she chose a path to a career as a dentist. And now she couldn't be happier.
 
To learn more about finding your calling at Union College, visit www.ucollege.edu/calling
 
 

Video: Why I chose International Rescue and Relief

 
Matthew Russell, who graduated with a degree in International Rescue and Relief in 2014, explains why he liked the IRR program and what makes it so unique.
 
To learn more, visit www.ucollege.edu/irr

Union students spread the bread

Standing in line with two or three carts full of peanut butter, jelly, bread, water, apples and bananas, Veena Tharayil attracted a lot of attention. A 19 year-old sophomore studying general studies, Tharayil has always been inspired by her mother’s compassionate and giving spirit. This helped form Veena’s passion for the homeless that fueled her to gather a bunch of friends and give sack lunches to over 150 people on Lincoln’s streets one Sabbath afternoon in October.

Warriors basketball teams thrive on fan support

Sophomore Gerry Mtike could feel the roar of the crowd as he took the floor. Only two minutes remained in the November 4 contest, but a late rally gave the Warrior basketball team hope of a come-from-behind victory.

Even though the team fell short that night, the support of the fans and the atmosphere of game reminded Mtike what first attracted him to the team. As a freshman he loved to attend games, and now after 11 months or practice, he made the team.

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