Lest We Forget: A New Tradition

Post by Jared Dauenhauer, assistant director of student leadership & engagement 

One of my favorite places on campus is the Carl Grant Events Center. It houses one of the best places I’ve found to meditate and reflect, Heritage Center. Most of us at Union may take a glance or two at this place, and I believe many of us, myself included, have failed to recognize its significance.

Heritage Center contains a visual timeline that spans three walls and almost 200 years of Union University history. I look at the faces and think of the stories of a time past at Union. When I look at the faces of past leaders and past students, I’m instantly reminded of a scene from one of my favorites movies: Dead Poet’s Society. In this scene, Mr. Keating has his students look to the students of the past and try to understand their legacy.

It is incredibly important to remember the past and the legacy that has been passed down to us. It makes us think about what legacy we will pass down. It’s the same question I ask myself when I visit the halls and annals of Union’s storied past. When I look at that timeline, I wonder what keeps us going? What is so important that we must continue to keep our doors open to generation after generation of students? Why have we rebuilt from fires, wars and tornadoes? What legacy or what story is really being told here?

Recently I sat down with students and staff members to answer these questions. Together we poured through old newspapers, yearbooks and documents trying to ultimately determine what legacy is being whispered to us. As in that scene you just watched, I believe there came about a moment in each of our journeys that we leaned into our past and heard: “Lest We Forget.” In research of this phrase we found homages to old poems and many wartime references to soldiers that had fallen in wars. While the phrase does not find it roots in our direct past, Union has certainly adopted it.

Unfortunately, we do the very thing that this phrase tells us not to do. We forget that the legacy Union plays a role in didn’t start in 1823 with the creation of the Jackson Male Academy. We fail to see the timeline that stretches beyond our almost 200-year history. Union’s story has always been the story of God’s faithfulness through Christ. Yes, there have been many faithful men and women in the legacy of Union, but they want us to look at the faithfulness of God as seen through our institution. They want us to see God’s work here, God’s faithfulness that was in place before Union University existed.

The thing about stories and legacies is that they are forgotten when they are not frequently read or expressed. Inspired by this reflection on Union’s past, an event was born that is to be held at the beginning of every academic year. What did we call it? You guessed it… Lest We Forget.

During this new tradition, we practice, we remember and we set ourselves up to continue to remember what the Lord has done for us. The details of this tradition are for those who have the honor of ever being a Unionite, but the message is for everyone reading this post. When we look to Union, when we look to our past and look to our future, we see the hands of God pointing us to Christ. As members of this institution we join in Union’s legacy and in the greater story propelled by our Creator, and we tell it to the world. When we forget, as we are apt to do, we see the loving words of our Lord echoing, whispering through the men and women who came before us, saying “Lest We Forget.”

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Barefoots Joe: Refreshed

Barefoots Joe with some updates.

Over the summer, the team at Barefoots Joe gave everyone’s favorite coffee shop a little face-lift. Here’s what Joy Moore, director of Barefoots Joe, had to say about the updates:

“The Barefoots Leadership Team, along with the barista supervisors and director, painted Barefoots to offer a fresher, more modern feel. To accommodate more people (we often run out of seating and are asked to provide more tables), we added four new two-person tables, as well a new bar-height counter. Above the stage, we hung a wooden sign, and Katie Williams hand-illustrated our name in the corner. We replaced couch cushions, added a new light fixture, and removed the blinds. Student Levi Hartsfield built the tables, bar, and sign in collaboration with Joy Moore. The students involved are proud of their work, and their investment creates a deeper sense of ownership in the work of Barefoots to help shape community and culture on campus.”

The atmosphere, which was already wonderful and inviting, has improved with the changes. The couch areas are still great places to gather with friends, and the new tables are perfect for having one-on-one chats. If you haven’t already been by to check it out, maybe an iced coffee run is in order!

 

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Convocation Service

It is a tradition that we open the academic year with Convocation, a more formal chapel service to mark the beginning of the semester. Faculty process in wearing their regalia, and the service is more ceremonial than an average chapel. We enjoy coming together as a university to commemorate the start of the year, and we were especially excited to hear from Dr. Dub Oliver at his first Convocation as president.

Please enjoy the photos from this event as well as the Convocation address delivered by Dr. Oliver.

Dr. Richard Addo waiting for the faculty processional. Dr. Van Neste waits for the faculty processional at Convocation Dr. Poe, faculty member of the year, prays during Convocation. Dr. Mathews leads the congregation in singing "How Great Thou Art" Dr. Jeanette Russ reads scripture. Faculty members sing Dr. Ben Mitchell introduces new staff and faculty Dr. Addo leads in the reading of the Apostle's Creed. Faculty and Staff members on the stage at convocation. Steven Aldridge reads scripture. Student body president, Jenaye White, addresses students at Convocation Chris Mathews leads the University Singers Musicians play at Convocation Dr. Dub Oliver delivers the convocation address

Convocation – August 22, 2014

“Liberty and Integrity”

Our convocation is a formal gathering. It is a time for reflection, for resolution. We are at the beginning of the academic year. This is a good moment to think about where we are, what we intend to do, and why we intend to do it.

Allow me to say a little about where we find ourselves as a Christian university (and as a community) in this 21st century that races along.

What is the purpose of a university education? At one time institutions would speak of their graduates as a Harvard man or a Vassar woman. To say that would mean that the experience of education at those places must impart some qualities to the students. In our context, what does it mean to be a Union man or woman? A Unionite? Some things we have said to you up front in bold letters. Excellence-Driven, Christ-Centered, People-Focused, Future-Directed. At Union, we have an overriding desire for you to be a Christian, to have an active, vibrant, ever growing and ever deepening relationship with Jesus.

We hope that you have professional goals, family goals, and other kinds of things you want to do, but more than that we hope you will see yourself as someone who is actively engaged in the work of the Kingdom of God. What else might we say? Two themes occur to me as I think about what it means to be educated here. They are liberty and integrity.

I think of liberty because learning has to do with freedom. We are citizens, not subjects of a throne. We participate in our own government because we are free. A free man or a free woman should also strive to be knowledgeable and articulate. I think about integrity because liberty does not simply stand alone. Liberty can mean just being free from restraints. And that is important. But liberty can also mean being free to pursue certain goals.

Liberty can walk hand in hand with integrity. We don’t choose the times in which we live. It happens that this is an especially important time for Christians when it comes to matters such as liberty and integrity. The social arena has shifted in ways that put conviction on a collision course with political passion. For example, the nature of marriage was long taken for granted, but now is hotly disputed. Our society thinks differently than it did even when President Obama himself declared in 2008 that marriage is between a man and a woman. It may now be the case that a majority disagrees with that point of view, including that same president. Those of us who uphold the authority of Scripture find ourselves increasingly in the minority.

Marriage is not the only ground of controversy. By issuing the HHS mandate regarding employer-provided contraceptives, the U.S. government extended its reach in ways that seemed to many to be more intrusive and commanding than had previously been the norm. One of the consequences of these developments is that Christians have had to become much more aware of the issue of religious liberty. Generally speaking, we haven’t worried too much about our constitutional freedom because we could take it for granted. The big court cases tended to involve religious minorities such as the Amish, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and practitioners of Native American religions. But with the HHS mandate and other issues percolating through the courts, we have seen government action impinging directly upon matters of Christian concern.

Specifically, we see citizens compelled to participate in activities they do not wish to endorse and organizations required to pay for products and services they view as contrary to their faith and conscience. Religious liberty has suddenly become the kind of thing to which serious Christians must address themselves. I had the opportunity to participate in a small way in one of the controversies I have mentioned. In my role as the president of East Texas Baptist University, I fought against the HHS mandate because it threatened our exercise of conscience and religious liberty. Dr. Ben Mitchell, now serving as Union’s provost, went to Washington, D.C. to testify against the mandate for similar reasons.

I am glad to tell you that Baptists have not just recently developed an interest in religious liberty. Putting an emphasis upon liberty of faith and conscience is part of what Baptists have always done. Baptists have championed religious freedom for centuries. Baptists have fought for the right of individuals to participate or not participate in the church because of our belief that the body should be regenerate in nature.

What does it mean to be regenerate? To be regenerate is to be spiritually reborn. Baptists wanted people to freely decide to join the church and to become part of the community of faith. It is a choice that must not be coerced. And just as Baptists have emphasized the liberty of the individual with regard to religion, we have also argued for the independence of the church from the state and vice versa. The pastors of the church shouldn’t be civil servants. Nor should they be paid with taxes. And the state should not tell the church what to believe or try to marginalize the church’s voice or keep it from participating in the life of the community. There was a time when this view of things was pretty radical.

Our history gives a lot of credit to people like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison for emphasizing religious freedom. As we sit here in the chapel of a Baptist university, I am happy to make the case that we should be thanking generations of Baptists before Jefferson and Madison whose same opinion sometimes brought persecution. I know that professors Ben Mitchell and Jim Patterson could tell us more about that. And there are others, too, I am sure.

The interesting thing about religious freedom is that it works in a counterintuitive fashion. Many thought the church needed to be supported by tax money and granted a monopoly over the allegiances of citizens. The Europeans persisted in the state church model well after we largely gave it up. But all you have to do is to look at the state of the Christian churches in Europe relative to those in America to see which model helps the Gospel flourish. While we certainly face our challenges here, the church is far more vital where it has been a free church.

While Baptists pursued religious liberty for the believer and the unbeliever alike, they weren’t motivated by a desire just to be left alone. The freedom they wanted (and that we want) is a freedom “for” rather than a freedom “from.” This freedom “for” is a freedom for faithfulness. It is a freedom to believe and a freedom to live out those beliefs as long as they don’t threaten the basic peace and safety of the community.

As the debate over religious liberty has developed in the past few years, there have been those who would whittle down freedom of faith and conscience to a more modest freedom of worship. With this smaller freedom the church would be able to count on the government not monitoring church services or trying to mandate the rituals, the music, and the content of the sermon. That is not a small thing, but it is simply not enough. The freedom to live out one’s beliefs has to do with integrity.

To have integrity means to be honest and to be true to one’s principles. Another definition of the word really drives the point home. To have integrity is to be undivided. It is to be a whole rather than a collection of parts. “Freedom of worship” doesn’t take adequate account of the requirements of integrity.

If you want to know why various Christian organizations and businesses have drawn unwelcome attention to themselves by resisting government regulations, the answer goes back to integrity. Nobody really wants a big hassle with the federal government, especially with an enormous and powerful agency like the Department of Health and Human Services. We aren’t looking for a fight. If we have integrity, we don’t choose our conflicts in an opportunistic or calculating way. We resist when we think we have to do so. We resist out of the courage of our convictions, not on the convenience of our complaints. These moments are Acts 5:29 moments when we declare, like Peter and the other apostles, that we must obey God rather than men.

People who are involved with Christian higher education as faculty, as staff, as students, as parents of students…Almost all of these people over the years have heard a lot of discussion about integration. You could hardly have spent any time at a serious Christian college during the past two decades without hearing people talk about “the integration of faith and learning.” As you hear the word “integration” you might notice the similarity of it to the word we have been talking about. To have integrity is to be an undivided whole. To have integrity is to be integrated. This conversation about integration is very familiar to me.

During my years at Baylor, there was a lot of soul searching about the integration of faith and learning. There were some professors who resisted the idea, but there were many others who welcomed it. Some very fine academics, world class in their fields, came to Baylor because they were Christians and they liked the idea of fulfilling their vocations as teachers and scholars in a way that is undivided. They wanted to be whole instead of two halves. Our professors here at Union feel the same way.

But integration is not just for college professors. Nor is it just for faith and learning. I believe that every Christian is called to have an undivided life. While you are here at Union, I hope that you will have an experience that is undivided in nature. I want you to experience integration of faith and learning as you move across campus, as you sit with your professors, as you participate in student life activities, as you eat together in Cobo, as you study together in Barefoots or in the library. At no point should you feel that the things you do are disconnected from your faith and your core convictions. Your mind, your will, your body and the different uses to which you put them…they should all be submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ in an undivided way.

This process of living in an undivided way is something that works best within a community. The Christian church is a community. Union University is a community. In strong and committed Christian communities, iron sharpens iron. People hold one another accountable. The stakes are high for us. We can no longer just rest easy in a nation that largely defers to Christian sensibilities. We cannot just live on autopilot. We have to choose our words and actions carefully. That has always been true, but it is much more obvious now.

We are looking at life and after life. We live among people with eternal destinies. We submit to the discipline of the Christian faith in the way we study and in the way we treat each other. We urge one another forward to press on to the prize. We support each other in trials. We pursue holiness together, both so we can be sanctified and so that we can spread the blessing of faith in Jesus Christ.

My hope for you as you embark upon the journey of this year is that your life becomes ever more integrated as a faithful follower of Christ. As you develop in this way, as we all develop in this way, you will find that it becomes difficult to be a cultural chameleon. There is a real cost to that. You may have to resist social tides and sometimes draw unwelcome attention even as you try to follow Christ in humility and love. But perhaps we can learn together to be the kind of witness who helps people to think about instead of just rejecting and dismissing what we have to say. Perhaps we can learn together how to avoid the easy “cheap grace” that Dietrich Bonhoeffer so earnestly rejected.

It is a good freedom that we seek for ourselves and for others. Let us defend it and make use of it while there is still day and we have the benefit of the light.

But in all cases, whether we have the blessings of freedom in partnership with our earthly citizenship or not, let us always be found faithful. Let us always be found undivided.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us.

- Dub Oliver

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Video from Fall 2014 Convocation

University news release

New Student Move-in Day at Union University

Life Group leaders welcome new students to campus with signs and much excitement

Each year the entire Union University community comes together for one reason: to welcome its newest members. New students arrive on campus to the energetic cheering of several Life Group leaders. They and their families make their way to the Fred DeLay Gymnasium to check in with Residence Life for keys, as well as to collect car tags, post office box numbers, etc.. Once checked in, they head over to the residence complexes, only to find out that they no longer have the burden of unloading their belongings. The car/truck/trailer that took hours to pack, will take minutes to unpack due to the hundreds of faculty, staff, Union friends and upperclassmen who come to help unload. Anyone who has ever moved into Union will tell you what a relief that crowd of helpers is! We are wrapping up another fantastic move-in day, and new students are beginning Focus, which is full of fun activities to acquaint them with Union. We hope you enjoy these photos from the morning, and if you are a new student, welcome to Union!

Life Group leaders welcome new students to campus with signs and much excitement New students check in with res life to get their room keys New students check in with various departments on campus Karen Taylor welcomes new students and their families Renee Jones carries a box for a new student Union employees and student leaders help new students move in A sign is displayed in a window: Welcome to Union Life group leaders help new students move in Jim Avery helps a Union parent unload his truck. Campus is a buzz with activity on move-in day Buster carries a mirror up to a new student's room Buster doling out high-fives Buster posing with an SGA officer

 

Short video from the day:

DIY College Room Message Clipboards

Supplies set out on the floor

With new students moving in on Friday, we thought it would be helpful to share a cheap and easy DIY project for some apartment decor. Clipboards are a fun item to repurpose into wall decor, especially if you happen to have one laying around or in storage. Here is a full list of supplies that you need for this project, but you could also use paint, stickers or other decorative craft supplies to dress them up!

  • Clipboard (We used 3, just to try different designs, but 1 is fine)
  • 1 or more notepads
  • Washi tape (in Union red, of course!) We had to get ours online through Etsy.
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Chalkboard spray paint (You can also brush this on, but spraying avoids brush marks in the finished product)

Now that you’ve got your supplies, let’s get down to business. This only takes about an hour, and that’s a leisurely hour complete with trips to the kitchen for coffee and a little Instagram perusing.

Clipboards taped off using painters tape to cover areas not to be painted.

First, you want to tape off your clipboards for painting. Choose where you want the chalkboard to be and tape everything else. The one with the diagonal lines of tape is a little trickier, so we did the washi tape first on that one (not pictured). Try to press the tape down pretty well so there isn’t any bleeding. You can also use a piece of thick paper to cover a large portion, so that you don’t use as much tape, just make sure you tape the edge down.

Applying the chalkboard paint using a spray can

Spray your chalkboard paint outside or in a very well-ventilated area. We recommend finding a sidewalk and laying out cardboard or something similar to paint on. We don’t recommend spraying directly on concrete, since you can’t clean that up easily, or on grass.

Applying the washi tape

Boards shown with washi tape and chalkboard paint applied

Apply your washi take when your paint dries. Be creative with this! The one with diagonal lines was just done spontaneously, so you don’t have to follow that design exactly. You could also paint different areas if you prefer bigger sections of chalkboard. The tape at the edge of the chalkboard paint helps cover any bleeding that might have occurred (confession: we had bleeding).

Hot glue notepads to clipboards

Finally, hot glue any notepads, post-its, pockets, calendars, etc., that you want to have on your wall. The possibilities are endless! Before you write on your chalkboards, you’ll want to run some chalk over them and then erase it once. This is just a preparation step, and we know from experience that you can use a paper towel if you lose your eraser.

Applying the chalk to prepare the board
Finished message boards

And there you have it! These are perfect for leaving notes for your roommates, displaying your schedule or even some fun photos of you and your friends at a basketball game. Be sure to keep that Union school spirit alive, and let everyone know how much you love your Bulldogs!

To celebrate all of our new students coming in, we are having a room decor contest over on Pinterest. If you’re a Union student, enter this contest for a chance to win these 3 clipboards plus a $10 Barefoots card!

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Photos from Union University Summer Graduation

The 2013-14 academic year came to an official close July 26, as 186 students received degrees at summer commencement. We were privileged to hear from Provost Emeritus Carla D. Sanderson, who retired May 31. Please enjoy these photos taken throughout that morning, and read more about the service in our news release.

Dr. Dub Oliver chats with colleagues prior to Summer Commencement.
Graduates celebrate prior to Summer Commencement.
Dr. Dub Oliver files into Summer Commencement.
Ben Williams files in with fellow graduates at Summer Commencement. As graduates file in, Justin Barnard, faculty member of the year, stands next to his colleagues and speakers at Summer commencement.
Dr. Dub Oliver greets graduates and their guests at Summer Commencement.
Carla Sanderson delivers the commencement address. Dr. Dub Oliver gives his very first Union diploma at Summer commencement.
A graduate proudly displays her diploma for nearby family members. A doctoral graduate receives her hood at Summer graduation. Friends and Family of graduates gather in West Jackson Baptist Church for Summer Commencement.

Buster the Bulldog Through the Years

Most people know that the Union University mascot is the bulldog, but a surprising number of people don’t know his name, Buster, or his history. In searching for past photos of Buster, we came across a March 1999 Cardinal & Cream article with some great information about our beloved Buster. The article was written by staff writer Polly Pierce and can be found in Vol. 83 No. 10 of the student newspaper.

“Buster Bulldog. Have you ever thought about where the name “Buster” came from, or even when Union became the home of the Bulldogs?

Union sports and bulldogs were united in 1920. However, from 1922 to 1925, women’s sports were named the Terriers. During this same time, the name Bullpups was given to the school’s freshman football team.

An unofficial live bulldog posing with the cheerleaders in 1967.
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An unofficial live bulldog posing with the cheerleaders in 1980. 1980

In 1970, Bill Rozich started his Union career as the Bulldog baseball team’s head coach. Rozich, a former member of the Chicago White Sox, set about to improve the school’s baseball program. The Jackson Sun, the city’s local newspaper, began running a cartoon called ‘Buster Says’ in the sports section to keep fans informed of the results of games and to make special announcements about Union sports.

Buster [the cartoon featured in the paper] was created by Joe McCormick of Malesus, Tenn.. This commercial cartoonist, illustrator and free-lance artist drew Buster from March 1970 until the end of baseball season in 1971.” This indicates that Buster as we know him originated as a sports cartoon in the local newspaper. The idea came from Rozich and was brought to life by McCormick.

The article also mentions that the graduating class of 1998 gifted Union with a live bulldog to serve as the official mascot, and Todd Brady, campus minister, became his caretaker. While there were other bulldogs owned by students and Union friends, this was the first dog officially owned by the school, according to records. Buster continued to come to games and charm everyone he met through the mid-2000s. Since the original Buster’s passing, Union hasn’t had a live bulldog.

Live Buster taking in a gorgeous afternoon outdoors
2000

The live Buster doesn't know what to think about the suit Buster in this 2000 photo.

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Our live Buster the Bulldog taking in the attention outdoors

2005

Students pet Buster on move-in day in this 2005 snapshot

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One thing this article doesn’t mention is the Buster suit that many students have donned at sporting events since the early 1980s. The first photo of a Buster suit can be found in the 1981 Lest We Forget yearbook, and you can see it change significantly over the years. The original version had a basketball uniform, furry arms and legs and a gigantic head, while the next version featured an open mouth and cute little tongue. We also had a darker brown version in late 80s and early 90s, and later a grey dog.

The first photos of the Buster suit in 1981 and 1982

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The suit from 1984 along with some shots from 1987.

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Buster cheering for the team in this 1990 photo.

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1990 Mr. Union, Steve Steiner, posing with the Buster outfit he sported.

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Two photos of an old Buster suit, 1991 and 1995.

1991 and 1995

Buster goofing off on roller skates in this 1994 photo.

1994

Buster doing the YMCA in this 1997 photo.

1997

Buster with the cheerleaders in 1994

1994

Buster goofs off with Steven Curtis Chapman at a concert at Union.

2003

Buster takes a break from cheering in this 2007 photo

2007

The current suit has a distinctly “fierce” look, presumably to intimidate our opponents. Buster is much more than a cheerleader at games. You can find him mingling with the Union family at big events such as move-in day and Union Night, and he is always willing to goof around with anyone.

Buster works the crowd in the left photo and helps on Move-in Day in the right photo.

2009 and 2011

Buster gets the crowd excited during the NAIA tournament.

2011

Buster the Bulldog leads the crowd in cheers when the NCAA logo is unveiled at Union Night, Sept. 28.

2013

If you have photos of Buster during your years at Union, we would love to see them! Share them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag Union University.

 

Department of Music Hosts Children’s Summer Camp

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For the past several years, the Department of Music has hosted a popular summer camp for children in grades 1-8. The department has worked with over 140 students this past week for the 2014 camp. Each year the children are divided into groups based on their ages, and they participate in choir as well as learn a variety of instruments. Activities and lessons included music technology, xylophone, handbells, piano, movement, recorder, beginning strings and guitar. This is a great summer activity to get children excited about music and the arts! Keep an eye on our Summers page next spring in order to sign up for camp early. Spots tend to fill quickly.

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Campers enjoy a little outdoor activity and fun each day.

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Rising Senior Program Provides Education and Enrichment

Summer for a high school student usually means beach time, taking family road trips, reading by the pool, etc., but several rising high school seniors chose to spend part of their summer earning college credit through the Rising Seniors Program.

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The program is offered during the month of June and is designed for outstanding students who have completed their junior year of high school. Will Brantley, senior enrollment counselor, works closely with the program. He says, “The Rising High School Senior program is a great way for a student to experience what university life is really like.  It’s a fantastic experience of learning, growing in their faith and building community with other students.  Every year we have students that come to the Rising Senior Program and then when they come to Union as freshman, they choose to be roommates with the friends they made during this summer.  This is a program that helps students jump-start their university career and where they will make friends and memories that last a lifetime.”

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This intensive summer program allows students the opportunity to earn up to seven semester hours of college credit, giving them an early start on their college career. The students take core curriculum classes such as English composition and college algebra during the program, and many also have the experience of living on campus. Gabby Zuckschwerdt, who just completed the program last Friday, says, “Wow! That pretty much sums up my experience so far here at Union! I can’t wait to hopefully attend here next fall!” Another participant in this year’s program, Samantha Barker, says, “During my time at Union, I have experienced nothing but wonderful things. I have attained some extremely valuable information and skills. The classes prepare you for the real college experience, and the residence life experience is truly remarkable. The decision to apply for the rising senior program will always be one of the most joy-filled and rewarding decisions I have ever made!”

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During the month, the rising seniors are invited to a social event each Thursday to give them a chance to learn about different aspects of Union life. The final event is an ice cream social, where the students can celebrate the completion of their classes. To learn more about this summer program, visit www.uu.edu/admissions/risingsenior/.

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Students, Employees Gather to Cheer for USA in World Cup

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement invited faculty, staff and students to gather in the Bowld Student Commons to watch the USA vs. Germany World Cup game today. While the USA didn’t have to win to advance to the next stage, everyone was rooting for a win. We had students decked out in red, white and blue and waving flags, and many employees spent their lunch break watching the excitement. We won’t spoil the game, in case you have it DVR-ed at home!

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