Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA) and School of Education
October 4, 2012 - Union’s Family Weekend was held on September 28-30, 2012 and included a variety of activities, including sports, music, food and fireworks. On Saturday evening of Family Weekend, Union Night was held on the Great Lawn. Union students, faculty, and staff greeted families and alumni during this fun-filled occasion, as attendees packed tents under the towering presence of Miller Clock Tower. Aside from relationship building, the occasion was used for a variety of purposes. Organizations used the event to raise funds for special projects. A student band shared their talents by playing music throughout the evening. Greek organizations cooked and sold food, and children rode a kiddie train, as it circled the socializing tents.
The School of Education and STEA played an important role in the activities of the event. Representatives from the School of Education and STEA invited children to decorate a bookmark and select a book to be read by one of the STEA members. Parents and grandparents were likewise invited to enjoy a free cup of fall-flavored coffee, as children listened to the reading. Seven STEA members participated in the evening’s activities, reading to approximately 30 children. At the close of the evening, those in attendance gathered on blankets to watch the spectacular fireworks display. The night proved to be a wonderful night for Union, STEA, and the School of Education.