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The Enemy’s Child

Under suspicion because of her ethnicity in WWII America, Ruth found refuge in an unexpected place. Ruth Matsumura sat by her mother’s bed in the small, plain room. At 11 years old, she was mature…

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Union closed due to weather — Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Union College has canceled classes and activities and closed offices for Wednesday, January 18, due to dangerous weather. Students, please watch uGroups and your Union email for any special announcements regarding Union Market hours, etc.…

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Internship takes student home and to a new level of ministry

Gavin Forbes spent the fall semester away from Union College in his hometown of Apopka, Florida. It wasn’t because he wanted to trade the windy Nebraska autumn for the Florida sunshine — although he certainly…

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Giving students an edge in medical school applications

Getting into medical school was hard enough already, but as the number of applicants explodes post-pandemic, the competition is even fiercer.  “It’s getting to the point where having a good GPA isn’t enough,” said Dr.…

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Union students leapt to action in mid-air medical emergency

When a fellow passenger had a medical emergency on their flight, international rescue and relief senior Allen Stafford and junior Christian Thomas sprung into action.  Stafford and Thomas were flying home to Washington State for…

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First-year Union student named a Daniels Scholar

Late one night last March, Regan Garman nervously looked at an unopened email from the Daniels Fund. The email would let her know if she’d been awarded a scholarship making her Union College education more…

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IRR program receives grant for rescue equipment

Union College’s International Rescue and Relief Program has received a grant for $147,750 from the Archie Tonge Education Fund. The grant will purchase two flood water boats, a solar generator and a truck for use…

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Construction walk-through

Work is just finishing on renovating the amphitheater in the Everett Dick Administration Building, and construction has begun to repair and expand Larson Lifestyle Center into the new AdventHealth Complex. Chris Canine, Union’s director of…

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A Heart for the unhoused

It can be easy to make generalizations about people without permanent housing. But for Ashira Campbell, sophomore communication major at Union College, each unhoused person is an individual she has an opportunity to serve. “They…

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How to be the perfect leader

“As a leader, you are constantly being watched by other people,” said Union College sophomore Milka Mendoza Sanchez. “You have to think about how you present yourself. How will people see God in you?”  As…

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HeartScan: not just a way to avoid worship credits

When Agustin Castillo heard about HeartScan as a new student at Union College, it seemed like an easy way to simplify his life. “All the uWorships and uGathers seemed like a lot,” he explained. “I…

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