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.

Top Ten 2017

Top Ten 2016

Snow Days – January 2018

Union University has experienced an unusually snowy and cold January so far. The days off have given students and alumni in the area plenty of opportunities to get out and play in the snow. Here are a few of our favorite photos taken by our staff photographer, Kristi Woody, as well as photos submitted by students and alumni.

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Below are images submitted by students and alumni in the area.

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First Snow of 2016

Over the weekend, our three campuses were blanketed with a coat of snow. This was the first snow of the year, and some students here for January term took advantage of the opportunity to have snowball fights and build snowmen. Here are some of our favorite photos from Friday and Saturday.

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Photo of Hendersonville campus by Don Claussen, Trap the Light Photography

 

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First snow for The Logos library

 

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Photos submitted by Kayla McKinney

 

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Photos submitted by Kayla McKinney

 

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Photos by Kristi Woody

Campus Under Ice and Snow

A residence hall in the snow.

Post by Kristi Woody, photographer and social media coordinator

As a student, I am certain that this week would have been something I could only dream about. Three days out of class and perfect sledding conditions? What more could a college student ask for?! As an employee, however, I’ve had a different reaction to our recent wintery situation. I can only handle so many days of what I call the “couch potato life,” and two days is my threshold. By Wednesday, I was ready to get out! Unfortunately my dead car battery had other plans. I talked my friend and coworker Sarah Belcher, graphic design specialist here at Union, into picking me up a little ways outside of my neighborhood, and we trekked over to campus. The main roads were clear, so we had no trouble. We spent some time walking around the Great Lawn area for me to take photos of the campus with a blanket of snow on it. It was just such a relief to be out of the house and looking at something other than an HGTV Property Brothers marathon! The time off really made me appreciate the environment that I work in here at Union. This is a place that I look forward to coming to each morning, not only for the work that I do, but for the people I’m surrounded by in this Godly place. It doesn’t hurt that it looks so lovely covered in snow!

I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Oh and, spring, if you’re listening, come quickly!

You can also browse the photos that our followers posted on Twitter and Instagram by searching the hashtag #UUicedin

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Snow, Ice Mix Blankets the Jackson Campus

Snow isn’t very common around West Tennessee, but occasionally, we get a nice dusting on campus. This particular time was actually accompanied by quite a bit of ice! Classes were cancelled for two days, so students had a nice break to catch up on work (and sleep). Despite the hazards and inconveniences caused by ice and snow, it makes for some beautiful pictures. Our staff photographer, Morris Abernathy, ventured out in the cold to get these shots around campus.

Metal angel sculpture on campus with Miller tower in the background