Kevin Wilson with class

TikTok influencer speaks to communication class about using chai in ministry

The era of Zoom has opened a world of speakers who can share stories and challenge students to think differently—and social media influencer Kevin Wilson is no exception.

Wilson joined Dr. Seth Pierce’s Intercultural Communication class virtually from California to share his story of growing up all over the world and ultimately using his experience to share Christ in a unique way.

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Jean-Christian Touré: Computing a calling

In theory, running a successful business is easy: find what people need or desire and provide it for a reasonable price. But reality is a lot more complicated and a lot more rewarding. Jean-Christian Touré, a 2018 Union College graduate, found this out when his side hustle became a thriving tech company providing application development, digital marketing, and IT services to businesses across Colorado and into Wyoming.

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Dash for Compassion

Virtual Dash for Compassion—April 16-18

Union College physician assistant students are raising money help support Clinic with a Heart at their annual Dash for Compassion. The Lincoln-based nonprofit serves people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare.

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clock tower

Union plans for “normal” semester next fall

As COVID levels continue to drop across the country and vaccinations become more widely available, Union College has announced plans to reopen in person next fall returning to a near pre-pandemic state.

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Chef Derick Gaspard

Intercultural Communications students learn from local vegan restaurant owner

An integral part of understanding communication comes through learning from the experiences of real-world professionals. Union College communication professors work hard to provide opportunities for students to connect with the community. Dr. Seth Pierce, a communication professor at Union, often provides these opportunities by inviting local businesses and professionals to share their knowledge and experience with his communication classes. Recently, he invited Chef Derek Gaspard Jr., owner of JuJu’s, to his Intercultural Communication class to share his story and experiences as a Black small business owner in Lincoln.

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Leif Lastine

Lastine receives Weniger Fellows Student Scholarship

Leif Lastine, a Union College theology major, will be honored with a Weniger Fellows Student Scholarship during an online ceremony on February 20 highlighting the 2021 laureates and fellows recognized by the Charles E. Weniger Society for Excellence

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Five Americans of Japanese descent who came to Union in 1942 during the forced interment.

Cossentine’s List—a look back on the Day of Remembrance

In a country angered by the attack on Pearl Harbor, one man created a haven at Union College for Japanese-American students.

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Union College Finding purpose. Unlocking potential.

Union kicks off brand update with new logo and tagline

Union College is launching a refreshed brand featuring a new logo and tagline. These changes in the college’s visual identity and messaging are derived from a larger initiative to enact the college’s vision which focuses…

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Girl studying in dorm room.

Two students’ advice for surviving the isolation of the pandemic

“Quarantine” and “shelter-in-place” became household words, and two students in Union College’s Feature Writing class decided to write a how-to article on surviving this new challenge. Message magazine bought their articles and featured them on their website. And even though the country isn’t in complete lockdown, we think this advice is still valuable as we continue to live life very differently thanks to the pandemic.

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IRR winter camp

VIDEO: Expedition Alaska 2021 [updated March 3]

Each spring, senior international rescue and relief students embark on a semester-long experience designed to immerse them in learning about global health, survival and rescue. These trips typically take them to Central America or Africa and the groups team up with local clinics to provide health care in remote areas.

The global pandemic changed plans this year, and the team is currently in Alaska for the semester. These weekly videos will help you follow their adventures.

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Natasha Gibson

Putting a new face on the school year

Natasha Gibson, a junior nursing major, lit up the McClelland Art Gallery with the first exhibit of the school year last fall. In a stunning collection of masked portraits, Gibson captured her subjects and the attention of the campus alike.

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Fall 2020 editing class

Editing class works with AdventHealth to publish book

During the fall 2020 semester, Union College’s editing class of 10 students worked with AdventHealth’s CREATION Life team to produce a “Wellness Journal” for young adults.

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