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World church leader's talk to be webcast on UCLive

Pastor Ted Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church world church, will speak tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 4801 Prescott Ave. He will be in the Grand Lobby at 6:30 p.m. to greet college students and visitors.

The talk will be streamed live and made available for later viewing at UCLive.

The Annual Library Fair is September 15

Enjoy free food, prizes, and games at this year’s annual Library Fair at the Union College Library on September 15, 2011, from 3 to 7 p.m. Explore “Arts through the Ages” with your friends while learning about library resources for fine arts and music. Win prizes from places such as the Lincoln Racquet Club, Noodles & Co., Papa Murphy’s, Hot Wok, and Sam & Louie’s.  With over 150 prizes, participants are almost guaranteed to win something!

First Board of Trustees Writing Award recipients named

In a special ceremony during Union College’s first academic convocation of the year on August 30, the school named the first recipients of the Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards for four students.

Introduced during the spring semester of 2010, the writing awards are intended to “recognize the abilities of our Union College students,” said Tanya Cochran, an associate professor of English who helped establish the award.

Warrior volleyball team to play two matches today

The Union College Warrior women's volleyball team will play two matches today—facing Nebraska Christian College (0-2) at 4:00 p.m., followed by Central Christian College (0-1) at 8:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.

In their last match on September 1, the Warriors fell to a record of 0-4 with a loss to Concordia University JV.

After an extensive away stretch, volleyball team will be back in the Thunderdome on Sept. 27 to face Faith Baptist College.

Thirty years of Project Impact

Often, the most valuable lessons learned by Union College students are not taught in a classroom. They aren’t found in any textbook, and class attendance isn’t required. In fact, for some lessons, class will be canceled.

On September 8, more than 800 students and employees will voluntarily swap pencils and paper for paintbrushes and cleaning supplies for the 30th anniversary of Project Impact, the college's service day. “We want to be God’s hands and feet,” said Anna Coridan, junior nursing major and 2011 Project Impact coordinator. 

Young Alumni Photography Exhibit in McClelland Art Gallery


Bryon Lippincot '99 entered four images, including this architectural photo, in the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through September 18.

Endless Praise to perform at the College View church


Endless Praise will perform Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church at 48th and Prescott.

Welcome Union College's Newest Librarian

On June 20, 2011 Gillian Connors joined the library's staff as Technical & Electronic Services Librarian. Her responsibilities include maintenance of library catalog records, ordering new materials for the library's collections, and processing those new acquisitions for use by library patrons.

What happened to NetLibrary?

If you have looked for NetLibrary ebooks recently you may be wondering what happened to them. EBSCO purchased NetLibrary from OCLC in the spring of 2011 and earlier this summer announced that they would discontinue use of the NetLibrary brand name. Ebooks originally part of NetLibrary were integrated into the EBSCOhost platform during the week of July 18.  Readers will now find these books under the database title eBooks from EBSCOhost on the library

Union participates in NICF College Week

This week, July 25-29, Union College will join the eight other member schools of the Nebraska Independent College Foundation in hosting College Week, a special visit event for prospective college students across eastern Nebraska.

During College Week, Union will host two visitation times each day, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and will include a campus tour and a financial aid presentation. Each member school will follow the same schedule so perspective students can visit more than one college per day.

Union renews teacher education program accreditation

For nearly 50 years, the Union College education program has sought the highest standard of teaching excellence through accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE. Last school year, NCATE renewed Union’s accreditation, giving the education program a top score.

Finding a comaraderie with compounds

Kenny Mapp discovered a love of chemistry while at Union College and is on his way to pharmacy school this fall.

IRR to offer firefighter emphasis


Union's IRR students, already trained to respond to natural disasters, can now learn to respond to fires as well.

Union named interim president


Dr. John Wagner, currently administrative pastor for the Sligo Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Md., has been named interim president of Union College.

Union College launches campaign to build a new science and mathematics complex


Excellent professors like Dr. Amy Utt-Rickard will be able to maximize interaction with students in the new facility.

[Video] Frankie Rose on Our Promising Future

Both an alumnus and a teacher, Dr. Rose explains how a new facility will help him inspire students at Union College.

[Video] David Smith on Our Promising Future

Dr. Smith, Union College's former president, shares how the decision was made to build a new science and math facility, and what it will mean for our students and our future.

EBSCOhost Introduces Mobile App for Database Searching

EBSCOhost recently released a mobile app for searching the company's databases on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.  A mobile app for Android will be available soon.

Teaching teachers at George Stone School


Every year, the students at George Stone School help train new educators.

Graduation 2011

During Sunday’s ceremony, Union College conferred 203 degrees to 194 students, including 21 students graduating with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Union’s class of 2011 represents seven countries, 35 states, and one US territory. Of the 32 different majors earned, the most popular are nursing with 40 graduates and international rescue and relief with 30. 

UCLive video recordings: 

Disaster response team deployed to Alabama

Disaster response team back in Lincoln


A trained search dog and its handler prepare to work with the Union College disaster response team.

College president to take pastoral position


David Smith, president of Union College, and his wife, Cherie, will leave Lincoln this summer to take positions on the pastoral staff of the Collegedale Adventist Church in Tennessee.

Library Hours Extended April 25 to May 3

The library will be open until 11 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, April 25-28, and Sunday thru Tuesday, May 1-3 to accommodate those needing longer hours to finish class projects and to study.

Getting Acquainted with Dr. Amy Utt-Rickard

Dr. Amy Utt was born in California, but spent much of her young life in other states, including four years of her early life living in Lincoln, Nebaska. Dr. Utt graduated from Pacific Union College in 2001. Between college and graduate school, Dr. Utt interned at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon, with the Birds of Prey Program. Her experience working with birds fueled her desire to go back to school. She moved back to California and obtained her Ph.D. at Loma Linda University.

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