Posted on Jul 28, 2006

We have just completed another wonderful year at Union and have a moment to breathe before we dive in to get ready for next year.

As director of the Parents Program, I say a special thank you to Lori and Peter Nicholson, our Parents Association co-chairs for the past three years. (I also thank Kate '06 for sharing her parents.) Lori and Peter have been great “partners in parents.”

Union parents need to know about what is happening on campus, and the Nicholsons have been great liaisons. They have hosted events, sent email newsletters, responded to emails and talked with parents at events or on the phone. My thanks to them for their effort, their optimism, and their sense of fun.

I join the Nicholsons in thanking Interim President Jim Underwood for his support during the past year. Jim started off at Freshman Sendoffs, a great surprise and honor for incoming students and their families. Parents were also pleased to see Jim at Parent Association and Parent Committee events. Jim has always made time for members of the Union family.

Here are a few important dates to get on your calendar now:

September 3 Residence halls open at 9 a.m. (First year students only)
September 3-5 First-year student orientation
September 4 Residence halls open for returning students
September 5 First-year student advising and registration
September 6 Fall term classes begin
September 6-7 Fall term registration confirmation
September 19 Last day for changes in fall schedule
October 13-15 Homecoming and Family Weekend '06
October 14 Parents Association Meeting

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please email me at