Academics

Physician assistant program re-accredited with flying colors

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has awarded Union College's physician assistant studies program continued accreditation for the maximum term of seven years. The choice to award the maximum period is an uncommon honor. Of the 163 continuing accreditation decisions made by ARC-PA from 2004-2008, only 16 programs received the full seven-year term. 

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Summer Mathematics Workshops

Union College and Larry Ray, professor of mathematics, are pleased to announce a partnership with the Office of Education of the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) to provide summer workshops for all K-12 teachers of mathematics. These workshops utilize collaborative planning, innovative strategies, the integration of technology and introduce the Singapore Math series. They are part of the recent focus by the NAD Curriculum Committee on improving student learning in math.

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Welcome Spring with GreenFILE from EBSCOhost

GreenFILE is EBSCOhost's proprietary index to literature about human interaction with the environment.  According to EBSCO, "Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records."

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NCATE: Call for Comments

The Education Program at Union College, Lincoln Nebraska, is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) October 24-26, 2010. We invite interested parties to submit third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of any professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

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2010 Teacher of the Year Nominations

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2010 Teacher of theYear Award.

Easier Off-campus Access to Library Databases

The library is pleased to announce a new login system for off-campus access to library databases.  Students may now login to most databases from off-campus using their UC IDs and passwords (the same one used for Moodle and Self Service).  Faculty members should use their Marcie usernames and passwords.  This eliminates the need to track down database-specific login information for each individual database system.

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Student leaders chosen for next year

On Feb. 23-24 students, staff and faculty used Union’s electronic voting system to submit their selections for next year’s student leadership. The following Associated Student Body officers will serve during the 2010-2011 school year.

Elected officers

President

Films on Demand is Here to Stay

Faculty response to the Films on Demand trial has been overwhelmingly positive.  In fact, faculty are so excited, we could not wait until next fall to start an annual subscription to the database.  When the trial subscription ends on March 10, Union College will seamlessly move into a regular annual subscription to Films on

Library Databases Go Mobile

Wish you could more easily search the EBSCOhost databases on your smartphone?  Now you can with EBSCOhost Mobile.  To access this service use either https://linus.ucollege.edu:8443/login?url=http://m.ebscohost.com/ or https://linus.ucollege.edu:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.mobi/ and click on the EBSCOhost Mobile profile.  UC ID and password are still required.

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Union College Library Acquires Its First JSTOR Collection

Union College Library has purchased its first JSTOR collection.  The Language and Literature collection includes 78 titles focusing on literature and language in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The earliest publication is from 1884 and the most recent articles are currently from 2007. 

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