Birth of Grayson James Johnson

Grayson James Johnson was born July 11, 2016, to Chris (’01) and Nicole Horst Johnson ’00 in Kansas City, Mo.

Birth of Abigail Grace

Andrew Giem ’00 and his wife, Marianela, are pleased to announce the birth of Abigail Grace Giem. She was born Aug. 15, 2016. 

Changing the world, one emoji at a time

Thanks to a design by Union alumna Aphelandra “Aphee” Messer, girls and women around the world can more accurately represent themselves online.

Teaming up with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, Jennifer 8 Lee, co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a literary studio, and Rayouf Alhumedhi, a fifteen-year-old Muslim girl, Messer has helped create the Hijab Emoji Project to introduce a new emoji, a girl wearing a headscarf, that will represent more than 550 million Muslim women around the world. The emoji will officially hit screens in fall 2017. 

Christian folk band All Sons and Daughters to perform for Family Worship on March 31

Modern folk music has gained popularity in many music circles with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Neon Trees, and The Civil Wars. The catchy and energetic style has also spread to contemporary Christian music, which is highlighted in the tracks of All Sons and Daughters. The band, made up of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will be performing at College View Church for Friday night Family Worship on March 31.

No one seriously injured in choral group's auto accident

While returning from a spring break trip to the West Coast, a small Union College choral touring group was in an automobile accident in western Wyoming. No one was seriously hurt in the crash—a few students sustained minor injuries.

The group, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Little, will be delayed by a day and plans to continue the trip back to Union on Monday.

Please join us in praising God for his protection of these students and everyone returning to campus from spring break.


Original play tells gospel story set in the 1870s South

For Christians, the narrative of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection is both timeless and timely. However, sometimes a story becomes so familiar in the retelling that details become invisible and the meaning and message become memorized rather than freshly felt. This April, the Union College Drama Program will present Jubilee Road, an original show that recontextualizes the passion play, bringing first-century Judea to the American South during the Reconstruction period.

"Is This Thing On" Facebook Live show to be webcast from Union College

In a first, Adventist church leaders in North America will meet with students gathered at Union College to answer questions from the audience and social media during a Facebook Live event on March 14, 2017. “Is This Thing On?” is a 90-minute conversation with Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary.

Spencerville men and Campion women win 2017 basketball tournament

The Spencerville Adventist Academy Hornets from Spencerville, Md, won the 2017 Union College Invitational Basketball Tournament by edging out the Ozark Adventist Academy Skyhawks from Gentry, Ark., in the championship game by a score of 78-63 in the men's bracket.

I Am They to perform for Family Worship on Feb. 17

I Am They, a Dove Award nominated contemporary Christian band, will perform for Union College's Family Worship on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The band gained notoriety in 2015 when they released their first album and toured in the “Rock and Worship Roadshow” with MercyMe, Crowder, and Group 1 Crew; and also toured with Matt Maher during the spring leg of the Saints and Sinners tour.

White Coat Ceremony for Nursing symbolizes students' calling

For medical professionals, the white lab coat represents a commitment to scientific rigour and compassionate care while identifying the wearer as a member of a community of professionals. It’s a badge of honor, showing the result of many hard hours of work and dedication. On January 9, the Union College Division of Nursing welcomed 31 new level one nursing students with the division’s second White Coat Ceremony for Nursing.  


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