Believing that college is more than just the classroom experience, the Student Activities Council seeks to promote campus unity and improve the quality of student life by providing entertaining activities and various opportunities for campus involvement.
You may learn more about our campus traditions below. Please let us know if we can help in any way. We hope to see you soon!
The Student Activities Council
During New Student Orientation (FOCUS), SAC hosts the New Student Game Show. Students play games and win prizes in our high-energy "Focus Feud and Let's Make A Deal."
Every month, SAC partners with a quaint movie theatre in Humboldt to provide low cost movies ($3) to our Union students. This is a beloved Union activity and we almost always sell out the theatre. The theatre is located fifteen minutes north of Jackson (directions below). Because this event is held off campus, we encourage carpooling. Tickets are sold outside the Student Dining Hall a few days in advance of the showing.
Our partnership with the theatre does not allow us to choose the movie, but we do not sell tickets to R rated shows. We use discretion with the other films we show, although some students may wish to evaluate the movie content beforehand to ensure that the movie will not be a distraction or fall outside their personal Christian liberty. Three excellent film review and content sites are www.rottentomatoes.com, www.screenit.com, www.pluggedin.com.
Directions: 1408 Main St, Humboldt, TN
From Jackson, drive north on Highway 45 Bypass. One mile past the airport, turn left onto Main Street and follow until you see the theater on the left.
If you miss this turn, continue on until the light at Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. Follow until it dead-ends at Main Street. Turn right on Main Street, and you will see the theater.
Each Fall and Spring, SAC shows a movie on a huge, outdoor screen in the Watters Quad. Free popcorn, candy and sodas are provided. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair!
During fall Homecoming festivities, SAC hosts the annual Homecoming Concert. Tickets are available to students at a low cost and are sold a few weeks in advance of the show. Past artists include Lecrae, Mikeschair, After Edmund, Shane and Shane, Bebo Norman, Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken. If you are interested in performing or recommending an artist for Homecoming, please see our music policy (.pdf).
Each December, SAC hosts a Christmas extravaganza for children involved with the local Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Organizations, departments, groups and friends sponsor the children and spend the evening eating dinner, making crafts and opening gifts with the children. The Union community loves the opportunity to serve together and spend time with these wonderful children from our local area.
The Student Activities Council presents the 17th annual Variety Show held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7 p.m.
No doubt the largest student led event on campus all year, Variety Show highlights student talent in the fullest sense. Students in small and large group categories perform many types of talent, and they wow the audience with dance, song, creativity and more. This is an evening you will not want to miss!
SAC's Be Our Guest brings faculty, staff and students together for a home-cooked meal. Faculty and staff open their homes, cook dinner and spend an evening with a group of students who sign up for the night. Faculty and staff enjoy this time just as much as students. Everyone treasures these intentional times together and considers it a favorite.
During finals week SAC and Residence Life organize Wreck and Relax Day to give students a brief break from studying. Activities throughout the day include massages, free food, water activities, and inflatables. You also don't want to miss your opportunity to let a little stress out by wrecking our car!