Photo of John and Lilya Wagner in 1983

Lobby renamed in honor of John and Lilya Wagner

When John Wagner’s time as college president is remembered, his leadership by example comes to mind first. “If we had a program in the gym, John Wagner would be the first one to take his…

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Building a better Union

Big changes came to Union this past year, with renovations to several areas of campus bringing improvement to the learning and living experiences of Union students. Rees Hall This summer, Maranatha volunteers installed new flooring,…

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Union Recycling Team

Union student wins nationwide recycling contest

By Maren Miller, student writer Many college students look for little ways to make the world a better place in their daily lives. But when Union student Victoria Nichols saw a big opportunity to change…

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Photo of people gathered to dedicate the new front entrance.

Union College dedicates a new front entrance

Union College finally has a front door. For more than 20 years, the university considered ways to create a welcoming entrance that would increase its visibility in Lincoln and provide a landmark for visitors. This…

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New bouldering wall helps students get a grip on college life

Union College was founded on the principle that education must embrace both the mind and body. This year, a new addition to campus continues that tradition: a bouldering wall funded by contributions from students and…

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bouldering wall

Building a Bouldering Cave

It’s a law of nature—international rescue and relief students like to climb. It’s a vital part of their summer survival and search and rescue training in Colorado. But on a campus hundreds of miles from…

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Expanded simulation center preps nursing students for real practice

For nursing students like Zachary Krall, learning to make life and death patient care decisions can be a daunting challenge. But thanks to Union College’s newly expanded Nursing Simulation Center, Krall can practice in an…

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Making A Mark

Every graduating class wants to leave their mark on campus, and some classes found a uniquely memorable ways to do so. Starting with a lilac bush in 1894, most classes left something to make the…

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The sketch for the new Union entrance

Summer construction projects blanket campus

With fewer students on campus and plenty of sunny weather, the summer months prove to be a great time to complete campus improvement projects, and this summer is no exception. Over summer break several buildings…

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Campus facelift continues with ad building entrance and lobby

For more than two years, heavy equipment and construction-orange barriers have become a common sight at Union as new construction and renovations have made a significant impact on the look and layout of campus. This…

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Expanding the virtual classroom Shared classrooms between sister colleges help improve academic offerings at Union.

Since discussions began between Union College, Southern Adventist University and Southwestern Adventist University about forming the Adventist Educational Alliance two years ago, the three schools have sought ways to collaborate to not only save money,…

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