Academics

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

Krueger Center officially opened

Even when angry skies drove the ceremony indoors, more than 200 employees, students, alumni and friends of Union College found reason to celebrate as the new Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics was officially opened with a ribbon cutting on May 8.

Nursing students learn in the Nicaraguan jungle

“Lindsay, get up, there is a woman in labor that needs our help.” The voice from the darkness jarred Union College nursing major Lindsay Harrison from her midnight slumber.  As her mind cleared of its sleepy grogginess, suddenly the hot Nicaraguan jungle, the villagers and her Frontier Nursing class came flooding back into her consciousness.

She quickly jumped from her resting place and discovered the disembodied voice belonged to Adam Neep, a Union international rescue and relief student who had come to take her to the laboring mother in the nearby village.

Math professor explores benefits of online classes on campus

This is a different kind of math classroom. To start with, it's very quiet. Most of the students wear headphones, and the teacher isn't standing at the front. Instead of lecturing, Dr. Larry Ray, professor of mathematics, has pulled up a chair beside a student to help work through a tricky problem. As soon as that student understands, he hurries off to the next raised hand. This is a new online/offline hybrid mathematics class at Union for students taking precalculus and calculus. 

Seeking Nominations for Library Teacher of the Year 2014

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2014 Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Union College teacher's support of the library during the school year and grants him or her the opportunity to expand an area of the library's collection which is of particular professional interest.

Final Muslim Journeys Program Addresses World War I and Today's Diplomatic Challenges in the Middle East

The final program of Union College Library's Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant will be held Sunday evening, March 23, 2014 in the library classroom (room 121) at 7 p.m. Dr. Malcolm Russell will present, "Living with the Consequences: World War I, Covetous Peacemakers, and a Century of Middle East Turmoil."

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