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Union families flock to Family Weekend

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 14, 2002 – Union University hosted its sixth annual Family Weekend, Oct. 11-12. The traditional weekend is sponsored by the Student Activities Counsel and is designed to help students’ families get acquainted with the Union family.

“This is a great opportunity for families to come and visit Union’s campus and see what their students are involved in,” said Mark VanderHaar, director of wellness and student programs. “Family Weekend helps build positive relationships between parents and Union faculty and staff.”

The weekend had something for everyone in the entire family to participate in. Activities included informative and enjoyable workshops ranging from learning about study abroad opportunities and global awareness to making old boxes into photo keepsakes, the annual campus variety show, a banquet featuring entertainment by the Gospel Choir, and families were also given the chance to see “Lilies of the Field,” the current offering of Union’s communication arts department. More than 400 people were present for the President’s Brunch on Saturday morning.

“This year’s Family Weekend was a special time for all who attended,” said Union President David S. Dockery. “The positive encouragement and helpful suggestions from parents will strengthen the work of Union University in days ahead. It was great to have so many family members on campus.”

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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