CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS Edited by: Melissa Ratter Announcing hoopla at Union College

Jerri (the smiley face) is the warm Sun!
April 4, 2013
Announcing hoopla at Union College
From April 4, there is 4 weeks, 30 days, or 720
hours left in our school year. Amazing, isn’t it?
With summer looming, don’t forget that we still have
finals ahead.
Expected Escapades
= JJ Heller will perform at vespers on April
12. Heller grew up in San Jose, Calif., where
she joined a band and started her musical
career. She has produced nine albums—her
lastest, called Loved, was released this March.
She and her husband, Dave, work together
to produce music.
7 ASB Spring Banquet will be held at the
Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on April
14. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner in the
newly refurbished aquarium. After dinner,
everyone is invited to an IMAX movie. The
banquet is formal dress. Remember to get
your ticket in Student Services.
7 Kristen Vogler, receipent of an ADDY
award and a senior graphic design major, will
have her senior art exhibit in the McClelland
Art Gallery from April 14 - 28. The exhibit
will show different designs Kristen has made
throughout her time at Union. The opening
reception will be come-and-go on April 14
from 7 - 9 p.m.
7 Union’s Golf Team participated in a
tournament at Hastings College on March
29, and finished 12th. Throughout the last
few weeks of school, they will participate
in more tournaments against Southeast
Community College, Doane College and
Central Community College. On April 26,
Union will host its own golf tournament
with visiting colleges Doane and Hastings.
The Golf Team consists of Jordan Breyer,
Matt Daarud, Patrick Dahl, Brandon
Grentz, Russell Huggins, John Little,
Zach Morrison, Chase Shireman, Ben
Vasconcellos, Ric Spaulding, Terry Bock
and Rich Carlson.
7 Saturday, April 6 is Club Night. Each
club is responsible for hosting activities for
their members. Check with club officers to
find out where these events will take place.
Edited by: Melissa Ratter
Peace Week at Union College
The Amnesty and Tiny Hands International club will hosting Union College’s
fourth annual Peace Week April 14-21. The
week will feature daily events to promote
personal and corporate peace, as well as to
raise awareness about Tiny Hands International (THI), a Lincoln-based non-profit
organization working to alleviate sex trafficking in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
At 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, the
festivities begin with a pancake breakfast
and open mic at the gazebo on Union’s
front lawn.
Monday, April 15, there will be a surprise
at Union Market at 12:34 p.m.
Marked as justice day, Tuesday, April 16,
will feature a special screening of Nefarious,
Merchant of Souls at 8:08 p.m. in the Rees
Hall Chapel. The first of a trilogy, Nefarious
exposes the underworld of modern sex
slavery through expert analysis and interviews with victims and traffickers. The
Christian-made film documents victims’
stories from recruitment to liberation and
highlights the international prevalence of
the trade, including in developed, affluent
parts of the world.
Wednesday, April 17, will be presented as
forgivness day. There will be carnations at
Union Market for those who need to make
Thursday, April 18, will be featured as
reconcilliation day. People will participate at
lunch by sharing encouraging stories.
The following Sunday, April 21, activist
Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible
Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, will
speak at 7:31 p.m. in the CVC’s Heartland
Though still a new tradition at Union,
Peace Week is important to the culture of
both the college and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “I think that it’s particularly
important because the Adventist church has
requested that all schools observe a peace
week,” said Blake. “We are one of the very
few who does.”
In a statement voted in during the Spring
Meeting of the General Conference Executive Committee in April 2002, church leaders announced a commitment to fostering a
culture of peace through education. “Each
of [the Adventist churchs] more than 6,000
schools, colleges, and universities are being
asked to set aside one week each school year
to emphasize and highlight…respect, cultural awareness, nonviolence, peacemaking,
conflict resolution, and reconciliation,” read
the published statement. “The education of
the church member in the pew, for nonviolence, peace, and reconciliation, needs to be
an ongoing process.”
“I hope that through this week we can
learn to understand and care for each other
and show Jesus,” said Melissa Ratter, freshman communications major. “Peace isn’t
something we tend to think about a lot, but
even if its just focusing on peace between
friends. I think there’d be a lot less drama in
the world if we adopted more of an attitude
of peace toward each other.”
-Joellyn Sheehy
7 The McClelland Art Gallery will feature
the work of Union's art faculty, Jim McClelland from now until April 14. The exhibit
will display an assortment of wildlife, landscapes and still life paintings.
3 The Union College Board of Trustees
wants to remind everyone about the 2013
Writing Awards. The four categories are
creative writing, first-year research writing,
expository writing and upper-division research writing. The winner of each category
earns a $1000 cash award. All entries must
be submitted online at
writing-awards by Monday, April 29. For
more information, posters and a pull-off
check list are posted around campus, or
contact Tanya Cochran at [email protected]
Continuous Communication
7 Debbie Forshee-Sweeney presented at the
Eastern Nebraska Transition Summit on
March 27. This summit is hosted by ESU
6 for junior and senior high school students
with disabilities. There were about 60 students who participated in this summit.
Jerri :)
7 The International Rescue and Relief
Outdoor Club (IRROC) had its first annual
Camp Stove Cook-off on Sunday, March 25.
Jonaton Rojas came in first place with his
tasty soup, winning a pocket-rocket stove.
Emilian Grigore came in at a close second
place with his Spanish omelet, winning a
backpacker mini-kitchen kit. Judging the
event was President John Wagner, IRROC
President Tylar Bissell and nursing student
Shelby Hayes. Everyone enjoyed eating the
leftovers after the competition. Start testing
your recipes for next year’s Camp Stove
7 Union College Library was recently awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. The
Bookshelf is a collection of scholarly and
literary books, films and online resources
designed to generate community discussion
and understanding of Islamic history, art,
literature, religion, contemporary points of
view and the immigrant experience in America. During the next year, in partnership with
the Good Neighbor Community Center
and Union College’s Center for Interfaith
Studies and Culture, the library will sponsor
a series of events encouraging members of
the community to read and participate in
discussions about the themes represented in
the Bookshelf.
Homecoming Weekend Schedule:
Thursday, April 4:
8:30 - 5 p.m. Heritage Room Visitation, Library Heritage Room
10 - 4:30 p.m. Registration, Ortner Center
11:30 - 5 p.m. McClelland Art Exhibit,
Ortner Center and
Engel Hall
2:30 p.m.
Walking Tour of Campus, Ortner Center
5:30 p.m.
Valentino’s Dinner Buffet, Woods Auditorium
Friday, April 5:
8:00 a.m.
9 - 4 p.m.
10 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
2 - 5 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3 Tanya Cochran and Jill Morstad attended
the Conference on College Composition and
Communication in Las Vegas, Nev., over
spring break. For several years, the college
writing professors have continued to work
on a collaborative project that explores the
various rhetorical approaches and outcomes
7 Union’s Talent Show had six prizes to
of the Soulforce Equality Ride visit to
give out within the categories of Classical
Union College in April 2010. Their co-auand Entertainment. The first-place winners
thored and co-presented paper was titled
for entertainment were Zack Posthumus,
Jared Messinger, Steven Foster and Eric “Learning to Speak a Commodious LanBing; second-place went to Chiyunga Chi- guage: Public Social Activism on a Private
yabi, Andrew Morgan, Hector Melendez, College Campus.”
Elliot Moseley, Stella Park, Pablo Colindres and Ronnie Zanella; third-place went 7 Mike & the Mighty Magic Pants, featurto Amilia Carlos and Jeremy Jenson. The
ing Mike Mennard, Ryan Teller, and alumfirst-place winner for classical was Keisy
nus Tori Hudgins, recently released their first
Garcia; second-place went to Carl Dupper; kids’ music video on YouTube. It’s a lively
third-place went to the Brass Union.
song to help anyone in the house wake up
in the morning. Go to the “Mighty Magic
Pants” page on YouTube, turn the volume
7 March was National Social Work
Month and the theme this year was Weaving up full blast, and start to wake up!
Resilience and Advocacy. On March 27,
the social work students set up a booth in
Mark Your Calendar
the Everett Dick Building and talked with
students and faculty about the profession of April 4 - 7: Homecoming Weekend
social work and asked the students to write
an encouraging note to their friends or faculty members. The students also gave out can- Friday, April 5:
dy and a free T-shirt to students who “liked” 8:00 p.m.Vespers: Hanging of the Golden Chords, CVC
NASW Nebraska Chapter on Facebook.
Q. Why did Cinderella get kicked off the softball team?
Q. What is the definition of a good farmer?
7 Want to win FREE money? Watch the
Twitter and Instagram feeds for the
#slingadeprizes contest announcements. To
win you must tag #slingadeprizes and
@ucollegeNE in your post.
Jorgensen Hall, CVC Lobby
5 p.m.
Homecoming Celebration Dinner, CVC Heartland Hall
7 p.m.
GOLD Alumni Reunion,
The Mill
8 p.m.
Hanging the Golden Cords, CVC
Saturday, April 6:
8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast Bar, Union Market
9:15 & noon
Church Services, CVC
10:40 a.m.
Sabbath School, CVC
1:45 p.m.
Homecoming Fellowship Lunch, College Auditorium
2:30 - 4 p.m.
McClelland Art Exhibit,
Ortner Center and
Golden Club Breakfast,
Engel Hall
Ortner Center
Honor Class Meetings, CVC
Registration, Ortner Center
Walking Tour of Campus,
Bus Tour of Lincoln, CVC Ortner Center
east parking lot
7 p.m.
Vespers Concert, CVC
Experience Union
Luncheons, to be announced
Sunday, April 7:
McClelland Art Exhibit,
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakast—come Ortner Center and
and go, Ortner Center
Engel Hall
10:30 - 12 p.m. McClelland Art Exhibit, Opening Doors to
Ortner Center
Saturday, April 6:
7:00 p.m.V2 Alumni Concert, CVC
7:30 p.m.Club Night
Tuesday, April 9:
10:30 a.m.Chapel with Pastor John Abbott, CVC
April 11 - 14:Preview Days
Friday, April 12: 8:00 p.m.Vespers, CVC
Saturday, April 13:
8:00 p.m.V2
8:15 p.m.Gymnaires Home Show
April 14 - 21: Peace Week
Sunday, April 14:
10 - 12 p.m.Pancake Breakfast and Open Mic, Gazebo
8:00 p.m.ASB Spring Banquet, Henry
Doorly Zoo
Tuesday, April 16:
10:30 a.m.ASB Convocation, CVC
9:00 p.m.Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, Rees Hall Chapel
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