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Published on
April 23, 2015
Bulldogs, Taylor finish second at AAC Men's Golf Championships

The 22nd-ranked Union College men's golf team capped off a strong 2014-15 regular season with a second place finish at the 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga. Union posted a three-round score of 894, finishing just eight shots behind team champion Tennessee Wesleyan (886).

Published on
April 23, 2015
Union College students, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, Bed & Biscuit join forces

A number of Union College students joined forces with the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter and Bed & Biscuit pet boarding to turn a tragedy into a positive. The three groups came together to provide care for pets who were left behind.

Published on
April 20, 2015
Scholarship endowment created to honor Dr. Sarah Hendrix

Dr. Martha Ellison and Dr. Melinda Rice announced recently the establishment of the Dr. Sarah Hendrix Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will further Hendrix’s legacy of “educating first generation baccalaureate social work students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.”

Published on
April 20, 2015

Union College’s most accomplished students will be recognized later this month during the annual Honor’s Day Convocation. The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 in Conway Boatman Chapel on the campus of Union College.

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April 13, 2015
Lexington author to host reading during Union College Redbud Festival

Crystal E. Wilkinson, a Lexington author whose literary voice centers on African American culture in Appalachia, will be featured Friday during the Union College Redbud Festival. Wilkinson will appear during the festival at 2 p.m. on April 17, hosting a reading in the Rector Little Theatre.

Published on
April 11, 2015
Union College currently ranked No. 22 in NAIA Men's Golf Top 25 Poll

The Union College men's golf team remains ranked in the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25  poll, coming in at 22nd in this week's rankings. The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.

Published on
April 09, 2015
Union College Spring Choral Concert to be held April 21

The Union College Spring Choral Concert will be presented to the college community on April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Conway Boatman Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature all three of Union’s choral ensembles joining together to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum in C Major.

Published on
April 09, 2015
Union College education program recommended for national accreditation

Union College’s Educational Studies Unit (ESU) has been recommended for national accreditation following review this month by a state and national panel. Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of the ESU program, made the initial announcement of pending accreditation recently.

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April 08, 2015
Union College professor participates in 'Honor in Service' conference at VMI

Union College professor Russell Sisson, Ph.D., recently participated in a panel discussion of service-learning at a recent conference at Virginia Military Institute. “Honor in Service” was the theme of the Fifth Annual Leadership Conference hosted by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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April 08, 2015
Union College to sound “bells across the land”

Union College will to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by ringing the Chapel bells at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday. The act is one publicized by the National Park Service and participation is encouraged for communities throughout the nation.

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April 07, 2015
Union College needs community support to win Seeds of Change Grant

Union College has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of several grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The grant program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities.

Published on
April 06, 2015

Business students Aaron Wright, Michelle King and Katelyn Snelling participated last week in Idea State U, an entrepreneurship initiative sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The three students developed business proposals as part of a regional qualifying event in the Idea U program.

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April 06, 2015
Gilliam Selected as USBC Fabulous Four Winner

Union College head bowling coach Chelsea Gilliam has been bestowed an honor only four women across the United States receive each year, as she has been chosen by the United States Bowling Congress as a "Fabulous Four" recipient.

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March 30, 2015
Redbud Festival opens on Union College’s campus April 17

When the redbud trees begin to bloom, you know its time for the Union College Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture in beautiful, downtown Barbourville, Ky. This year’s festival will be held April 17-18 and once again is expanding to highlight Appalachian culture.

Published on
March 27, 2015
Union College Theatre production Crimes of the Heart opens April 1

Even “Crimes of the Heart” have consequences. The 1979 hit from Beth Henley will detail each of those painful, but equally laughable, moments for audiences joining in the spring production of the Union College Theatre. The production opens Wednesday, April 1.

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