Union University students can now find photo stories, campus updates and creative how-tos on the Union Life Blog.
Kristi Woody, web design specialist at Union, said that while the blog started in March, it has seen more activity since the summer.
“We wanted a way to share photo stories and other things that aren’t necessarily appropriate for the campus news site,” Woody said.
Woody said that right now she is the only one who posts things regularly. Jared Dauenhauer, assistant director of student leadership & engagement, wrote one post titled “Lest We Forget” about a new tradition that started this semester, and Woody said she hopes to get some other people on campus involved in the blog.
“I would love to see faculty members write things for the blog,” Woody said. “We can experiment some and see what works.”
Woody said the blog is directed at current Union students, and she wants to post things that help them.
Andrew Graham, junior art major, said he liked all of the photos on the site.
“Sometimes I want to see photos, but they’re hard to find,” Graham said. “This is a great way to see them all in one place.”
Graham said his favorite thing on the blog was a post detailing how to make college dorm room message clipboards.
Hannah Porter, sophomore biology major, said she also liked the photos and especially liked the post “Buster the Bulldog Through the Years,” which showed Union’s mascot from 1967 to the present.
Woody said the idea for a blog had been floating around for about three years but only recently became reality. She said she tries to post about twice a week, but if she gets other people writing posts, she can do more.
“I would like to add more devotional type stuff as well,” Woody said. “Anything that offers benefits to the students.”
The blog can be found at unionuniversity.wordpress.com or through the Ellucian GO app under Union Life Blog.