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Union Scholars Asia Trip 2013

What better way to learn to live as a citizen of the global community than to experience it for yourself? Through taking the Wealth and Poverty class—typically a three-week study tour visiting Hong Kong, China and Malaysia—you’ll discover first-hand alternative perspectives and the disparity in lifestyles that exist around the world. 

Alumnus credits IRR degree for life of service and adventure

"Before I went into the International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program, I made a list of all the companies I wanted to work for. International SOS was number two,” said Jonathan Hoewing. “Sometimes I wonder if they hired me just because I have the word ‘international’ in my bachelor’s degree.”

2013 Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards announced

Writers find inspiration and motivation in many places—family, friends, the world around them. Over the past three years, a number of Union College students have discovered additional motivation to polish their writing skills for the annual Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards.

U.S. News ranks Union among America's best colleges

U.S. News has once again rated Union College as one of America's "Best Colleges" in the magazine's highly-anticipated annual rankings. In a five-way tie for 43rd place in the Midwestern regional colleges category, this is the eighth consecutive year Union has earned a spot in the top tier of higher educational institutions.

While no standardized system can account for unique institutional strengths or the individual needs of students, Union College administrators are proud to see the institution compare favorably with its peers.

Three New Databases Available This Fall

Three new databases have recently been added to the library's digital collections: SocINDEX with Full TextNursing Education in Video, and Mango Languages.

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What's it like to be a Muslim immigrant in Nebraska?

“Somewhere in all of our pasts are immigrants,” said Sabrina Riley, Union College Library director. “These are not the stories that we typically think about, but they are similar to many American families’ histories. I am really excited to hear them.”

Students research new ways to teach genetics

When students in Frankie Rose's biology classes are asked to finish all of their Brussels sprouts, they can say with scientific certainty why they dislike them, thanks to new teaching methods developed by Rose and a team of Union College students and alumni.

Union student lands Washington internship

When senior White House policy analyst Allan Manuel visited Union College in November 2012 to encourage students to explore a career in civil service, Iliana Panameno couldn’t attend his chapel talk. But with Manuel’s help, Panameno, a senior social work major, will spend the summer as an intern at the Institute for Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, D.C.

Writing students connect with orphans through stories

For students in Jill Morstad’s Basic Skills in English class, learning became much more real than learning how to order words on a page.  This spring, the 16 students undertook an unusual project to benefit orphans at the Pan American Health Service, Inc.’s orphanage in Peña Blanca, Honduras, while enhancing their own communication skills.

Summer math workshops return to Union College

After a one-year hiatus, Union College will once again offer a summer math workshop for math educators at all levels—kindergarten through college. Under the direction of Union College mathematics professor Larry Ray, the one-week course will focus on bringing together teachers from every level to enhance teaching skills. Discussions and learning activities will emphasize implementation of the NAD-USA Elementary Math Standards 2012, which are closely aligned with the new Common Core State Standards.

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