Top 10 Photos and Moments of 2018

At the end of each year, we post our top ten photos that sum up the past year. These photos are chosen based mostly on the moments they represent in the life of the university. We hope you enjoy reliving a little of 2018 through these moments!

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Dub Oliver, president of the university, and Lisa Rogers, former chair of the board of trustees, cut the ribbon for the new Writing Center.

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The Lady Bulldogs celebrate together after winning their game against Valdosta State and advancing to the Elite Eight in the NCAA DII Tournament.

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Bob Goff (far right) and his wife Maria pose with students during a book signing in Lifeway Christian Store. Goff was the featured speaker at the Union Auxiliary Banquet.

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New students for Fall 2018 learn cheers for athletic games during the Welcome Week spirit rally.

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Caleb Stookey, accounting major, gets a donut from the popular donut truck during a break from Union’s first-ever Assessment Day.

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Union students and their families enjoy Union Night during Family Weekend, one of our favorite events each year.

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Christian band MercyMe performs as the featured guest at the 2018 Scholarship Banquet.

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Anthem Lights brings Caroline Clements, music education major, onstage to perform with them during the Homecoming concert. (photo by Nikki Grim)

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Union University is covered in a blanket of snow in November.

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Ceciley Blanchard, studio art graduate, looks out at her friends and family after receiving her diploma during Fall Graduation.

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Forever Bulldogs – Homecoming 2018

The Union University community gathered to celebrate alumni and current students during Homecoming weekend Nov. 1-3. Events included a 50 year reunion for the class of 1969, food and games on the Great Lawn, basketball and volleyball games and the crowning of the 2018 homecoming queen.

We’ve put together our favorite photos from the events of the weekend here for you all to enjoy.

Bulldog Olympics, student competition. Photos by Lynn Tucker

Class of 1969 welcome, mix and mingle. Photos by Kristi Woody

Homecoming chapel, featuring members of the Class of 1969 and the presentation of the gift from the Class of 1968. Photos by Kristi Woody

Meritorious Service Awards Banquet with 14 awards given. Photos by Kristi Woody

Bulldog Madness. Photos by Joey Echeverria

Basketball games: Lady Bulldogs vs. Martin Methodist and Bulldogs vs. Freed Hardeman. Photos by Riley Boggs and Kristi Woody

President’s Cup winners SAE; Mr. & Miss Union, Grant Allen and Corinne Olund; and Homecoming Queen 2018, Sallie Norman. Photos by Kristi Woody

Forever Bulldogs event on the Great Lawn. Photos by Joey Echeverria and Kristi Woody

Blank Slate Improv performance. Photos by Nikki Grim

Anthem Lights performance. Photos by Nikki Grim and Kristi Woody

Residence Life Field Day and The 2015 Union Cup

On Monday evening, the Residence Life team hosted Field Day outside of the Bowld Student Commons. Over the course of the year, teams of students represented their residence hall buildings in competitions. In each competition, the teams could win points toward the final prize: The Union Cup. Two teams were neck and neck throughout the year, and the final points earned at Field Day were crucial for winning. Ultimately the men of Grey won the cup, with Ayers 1 picking up second place. Both teams did excellently and made their RAs proud!

Eleven buildings were represented in the final competition, which consisted of four relays. The prize that came along with the spectacular trophy was a steak dinner for the winning team. Winners of the individual relays also won prizes such as candy and gift cards. Congratulations to the winners! 

Below are several photos taken during Field Day. Click image to make it large and scroll through the gallery.

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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