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Olympic gold medalist to speak for Union’s Leadership Symposium

As a Cornhusker linebacker, Nebraska native Curt Tomasevicz faced barreling lineman nearly twice his size. But that’s nothing compared to hurtling down the side of a cliff at 90 mph with nothing to protect you but a tin can. “Bobsledding is kind of scary,” he said. “When you look over that cliff, you can’t see more than 50 meters in front of you.”

Union grad to discuss development of inhalable insulin

For most asthma sufferers, an inhaler is a vital, often life-saving device designed to deliver much-needed medicine to lungs gasping for air. But Sam Shum, who developed a passion for chemistry and research while an undergraduate student at Union College, knew inhalers could be a lot more.

Class officers elected for 2014-2015

Congratulations to the following students elected this morning as class officers.

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Iraq memorial service aims to begin healing, reconciliation

“We received nonstop phone calls begging us for help,” said Laila Khoudeida, a Lincoln woman whose Yazidi family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12. “I cannot sit around and do nothing about what they are telling me.”

The Yazidi are a group of Kurdish-speaking people who live largely in northern Iraq. In early August, President Obama drew attention to the slaughter and persecution of Yazidis by ISIL in Iraq when he authorized food drops and air strikes to help save a UN estimated 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar.

Writing Awards winners announced for 2014

Congratulations to the recipients of the fourth annual Union College Board of Trustess Writing Awards. They have each received a $1000 check to reward their excellence in writing.
 
  • First-Year Research Writing
    Emily Wood, “Bridging the Gap: Yoga as a Treatment Method for Eating Disorder Recovery”
  • Upper-Division Research Writing
    Michael Rohm, “Land of a Thousand Dreams”
  • Expository Writing

Nursing chair honored by the Nebraska Action Coalition

Nicole Orian, chair of the Division of Nursing, was honored as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Nebraska Action Coalition. This award honors 40 emerging nurse leaders in the state of Nebraska under the age of 40. A celebration of the nurse leaders was held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on the evening of Thursday, September 18.

Video: Finding a balance

 
David Deemer, a junior biomedical science major, struggled to cope with all the demands of school and personal life. But thanks to the advice and friendship of dedicated professors and staff at Union College, David learned to live a balanced and successful life.
 
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Experience the Great War: Library Fair September 18, 2014

The annual library fair will commemorate the start of World War I this year. For those of you new to Union College and unfamiliar with the annual library fair tradition, this is an open house event to which students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to visit the library, enjoy food, experience learning activities, and perhaps win prizes while learning more about the library. This fall's fair will take place on September 18, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Video: Project Impact 2014

 

Union College students served at more than 60 sites throughout our community in Lincoln, Nebraska during the 34th annual Project Impact. For photos from the event, visit the Facebook gallery.

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My Project Impact

It was cold. Really cold. So cold that when I rinsed my hands after eating my donut, they tingled under the water. But I didn’t even question why I was outside at 7:30 on a Thursday instead of snuggled comfortably in my bed. The day is all about serving others. Project Impact would not be put off by a bit of chilly weather.

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The Ember Days to perform for Family Worship on Friday, Sept. 12

The Ember Days, an indie worship band originally hailing from New Zealand, will be leading out in Family Worship tonight at 7:30 in the College View Church Sanctuary.

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Union College students to impact Lincoln ... for the 34th time

“It’s incredible to watch the amount of people that come to serve each year,” said Inonge Kasaji, the 2014 Project Impact coordinator. “Nobody ever walks away from Project Impact saying, ‘Those were the worst four hours of my life.’ Students volunteer each year because they want to connect; with each other, their community, and really do something good for others. That’s how is should be all the time.”

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Video: Alumni gifts make cutting edge research possible

 
Brad Carlson and a team of faculty and students are currently researching a way to dramatically decrease the cost and increase the accuracy of detecting breast cancer. Thanks to Union College alumni and friends, the new Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics provides the space and the tools needed for their work.
 

Beccai to speak for first "Family Worship" of the year

Pastor Andreas Beccai will kick off the 2014-15 schedule of Friday evening “Family Worship” services tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the College View Church.

Beccai is the youth pastor at Green Lake Church, a Seventh-day Adventist community in Seattle, Wash. Although he speaks with a British lilt, his roots reach back to Accra, Ghana, the land of his birth. Living much of his life in countries where he is an ethnic minority, he has developed a passion for helping youth forge diverse networks of relationships.

Video: A parent perspective

 
When Ingrid and Carlton Robinson sent their only son half way across the country to a school he had never seen before, they had no idea what to expect. What they found really surprised them.
 
Come visit Union College for yourself. To find out how, check out www.ucollege.edu/visit
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Video: Biomedical science major

Dr. Frankie Rose launched a new biomedical science major designed specifically for students who plan to continue their education in medical school, dental school, or other medical preprofessional school.

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Video: Meet Dr. Frankie Rose (Biology)

Dr. Frankie Rose launched a new biomedical science major designed specifically for students who plan to continue their education in medical school, dental school, or other medical preprofessional school.

For more about science at Union College, visit www.ucollege.edu/science-and-mathematics 

Video: Meet Dr. Corraine McNeil (Biology)

Dr. Corraine McNeill love slugs and other creapy crawlies. Watch the video, and you might, too.

For more about science at Union College, visit www.ucollege.edu/science-and-mathematics

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Video: Meet Dr. Richard Webb (Physics)

Find out why Dr. Richard Webb, professor of physics at Union College is so passionate about his craft.

For more about science at Union College, visit www.ucollege.edu/science-and-math

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Video: What I like about the Krueger Center

There are many things to like about the new Krueger Center at Union College. In this video, science majors show off their favorite things about the new, 55,000 square-foot home for the Division of Science and Mathematics.

What will be your favorite thing about the Krueger Center? Come check it out for yourself. Visit Union for FREE!

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ACT: test information for new students

Wanting to take the ACT during New Student Orientation?

We are offering an ACT from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. The results will only be valid at Union College. If you are interested in taking the ACT, you will need to pre-register for the test online by Aug. 14 at 11:59 p.m. and bring $35 cash or check to take the examine. See the rest of the requirements under "What to Bring" below.

Video: Andrew Corbin's story

When a serious auto accident nearly derailed Andrew Corbin’s nursing studies, his instructors went out of their way to help his family and make sure he was able to finish with his class.

Interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Apply now to start classes in January 2015.

Across the Unionverse: Spencer Way

Spencer Way just graduated in May, but before doing so, he sat down with us and talked about ... well ... pretty much everything. Before we edited it down, the conversation we recorded was three hours long, and that doesn't include the time we chatted before starting to record. Suffice it to say, Spencer is very interesting and very interested in nearly everything. 

Emily's five strategies for earning scholarships

When I came to Union College as a freshman in the fall of 2013, I brought $15,750 worth of outside scholarship money with me. Combined with the scholarships I got from Union, I received a total of $43,250—enough to pay for my entire freshman year and then some. The story of this amazing haul started with my decision to come to Union, and my uncertainty about whether I could afford it.

Across the Unionverse: Shawna Ansari

Shawna Ansari loves camp. She's spent most of her summers at North Star Camp in Minnesota, first as a camper, then a volunteer, and moving her way up through the ranks of workers to be assistant director. She's seen the power summer camp has had in her own life, and wants to give children a similar transformative experience. In this episode, she shares her love for the unique experience of camp, and of course there are plenty of (hopefully) interesting side topics discussed.

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