In honor of National Library Week (April 8 to 14), the library is pleased to announce the winner of the library's 2012 Teacher of the Year Award, Salvador Moguel, associate professor of biology.
Photographs from the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room are now available for searching and viewing in the Union College Heritage Collections database. Material in this collection is related to the history of Union College, the College View community, and the Seventh-day Adventist denomination with a particular emphasis on the Mid-America Union region. The database is open access and available to the public through the World Wide Web.
Each year Chris Blake endeavors to help students in his Conflict and Peacemaking class become active peacemakers through assignments designed to make an impact on Union's campus. This year, the class hopes to expand the reach of their message by helping to organize the annual Lincoln area Peacemaking Workshop XXVI.
The Library is taking steps to increase access to online journals at Union College. Starting this spring semester, approximately sixty print journals will be moved to online access only. Following a new policy, the library will subscribe to online rather than print editions of journals when the online option is both less expensive and offers IP authentication. This means that when readers access journals from a campus computer, no usernames or passwords are necessary.
The Dean's List is one way Union College recognizes the academic achievements of its students. The list is broken into two sections, the regular Dean's List for students who achieved a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.89 on a four-point scale, and the Dean's Distinguished List for those with GPAs between 3.9 and 4.0.
The Union College Division of Humanities recently announced that the English as a Second Language program (ESL) has transitioned to a new name: English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
“The name ESL has been around for so long it, was time for an update to something more accurate,” said Peggy Whalen, director of EAP. “We finally settled on EAP because it is more descriptive of the goal of the program.”