Academics

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.

Trial Database: EBSCO's Academic eBook Subscription Database

Union College Library is currently offering access to more than 83,000 ebooks from EBSCO's Academic eBook Subscription database. The database is multidisciplinary and includes books from art, business, economics, education, history, language arts, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, religion, social science, technology, and much more. Online access to these ebooks is unlimited.

Union again ranked in top tier by U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report has again rated Union College as a top pick for new college students in the magazine's highly anticipated "Best Colleges" rankings. Tied with Defiance College in Ohio for 39th place among Midwestern regional colleges, this is the seventh consecutive year Union has earned the title of one of America's best colleges.

2011-2012 Board of Trustees Writing Award Winners

At the first academic convocation of the school year, the Division of Humanities announced the winners of the second annual Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards. The awards were introduced last year to recognize Union students’ writing abilities and encourage further development. “Writing is the foundation for most careers,” explained Michelle Mesnard, chair of the Division of Humanities. “We needed to make it a more important part of the curriculum.”

Union Scholars 2012 Asia trip report

All scholars take HONS 335, Wealth and Poverty, at the end of their junior year. It involves a three-week trip to Hong Kong, China, and Sabah, Malaysia, giving students first hand experience with the extremes of global development.

National Geographic Magazine Archive Available at Union College

Icon for the National Geographic Magazine Archive.Gale Digital Archive and the National Geographic Society recently partnered to produce the National Geographic Magazine Arc

Students shape major addition


Eric Bing, one of Union's pre-med students who helped create the new biomedical science major. 

Literature students and meets local authors

Reading between the lines is no problem for the Local Literary Wonders class.

Taught by Chris Blake, the new class offered at Union studied three Midwestern authors and provided students the opportunity to meet them—Kent Hauraf, Mary Pipher and Ted Kooser—in an intimate setting.

[Video] Science alumni share their stories

Union alumni share what the science program has meant to their lives and careers.

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