Academics

Union offers resources to build better understanding between faiths

This school year, Union College launched the Center for Interfaith Studies and Culture, a center devoted to educating Union College to better serve people of different faiths and to foster goodwill and understanding between the school and other faith groups.

On April 20, Doug Hardt, the center’s director will present an overview of the content and historical context of the Qu’ran at 4 p.m. in the Shawnee-Porter Care Conference Room at Union College.

New Medical Databases

Two new medical databases are now available as part of the library's online collections.

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

Learning to communicate in the digital world

Harrison Smith likes computers. In fact, that’s what he decided to study when he arrived at Union College a couple of years ago. But through his job at a popular music blog he discovered that instead of learning the language of machines, he’d rather use them as tool to connect with people.

Union College Library: Partner in Education

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Library Subscribes to EBSCOhost's Academic eBook Collection

The library’s ebook collection recently grew by more than 90,000 titles with the acquisition of EBSCOhost’s Academic eBook Collection. This collection is the ebook equivalent of the article database Academic Search Premier.

Finding the right school at the right time.

“In October 2009, my nursing advisor at Southeast Community College said they would put my name on the list, and I could probably start taking nursing classes in 2012,” recalled Damion Caudy. “I left my advisor’s office that day and thought, what am I going to do? I have a daughter at home to support. I have to go to school! Ten or fifteen seconds later, I heard an ad for the Union College nursing program on the radio.”

$50,000 grant launches program to help students find "calling"

Malcolm Russell, Union College’s vice president for Academic Administration, doesn't regret his career path, but wishes he had been more intentional about discovering and following his calling while in college.

Students teach healthy living in Nicaragua

For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school.  “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”

May nursing class posts perfect pass rate

Union College’s nursing class of 2012 posted a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX. Union’s perfect pass rate exceeded the national pass rate (87.56 percent) and the average pass rate for the state of Nebraska (88.32 percent).

The NCLEX-RN is a standardized test that assesses a nursing graduate’s knowledge of biology, human anatomy and physiology, basic care and comfort and pharmacological therapies. The exam is required for licensure in all 50 states.

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