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Teaching Literacy Discussion February 22

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer literacy tutor?  Are you preparing to teach and want to be sure you know how to help your students learn to read?  Join us on February 22, 2011 for a discussion of John Corcoran's book, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, and learn about effective methods for teaching literacy.  Peggy Wahlen from Union's English as a Second Language department will lead the discussion beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Library room 121.

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Free life coaching: A student perspective

When I discovered that Union College’s Teaching Learning Center (TLC) planned to start offering free academic and life coaching sessions, my squeal of glee prompted stares from my coworkers. I had to fight the urge to jump out of my chair, race to the TLC office and schedule my first appointment.

UpToDate Trial: Explore More Evidence Based Medical Information

We are pleased to announce that Union College is currently trialing a campus wide subscription to UpToDate.

UpToDate is an electronic resource offering evidence-based, synthesized medical information quickly at the point of care.  It is comprised of original topics that are written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of physician experts.

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Union Scholars Travel to Chicago for Winter Break

Chicago during the winter is a fascinating place. Eight Scholars experienced some of what Chicago has to offer on a trip there during Winter Break, February 10-13, 2011. Arriving in Chicago by rented van at 5:00 pm on Thursday, the students spent the evening in the Art Institute of Chicago, which was free of admission that evening. On a whirlwind tour, they saw most of the highlights of the museum, including Georges Seurat’s "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"

Union nursing graduates continue to have highest NCLEX pass rate in Nebraska

Union College nursing graduates posted the highest pass rate in the state of Nebraska on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, for a fifth straight quarter, ending in December 2010. Since October 2009, Union's 97 percent pass rate has surpassed the fourteen other nursing schools in the state and the Nebraska (88 percent) and national (87 percent) averages.

DynaMed Trial: An Evidenced Based Medicine Database

From now until April 7, 2011, DynaMed will be available for the students and faculty who are interested in medical topics to explore.  DynaMed offers clinically organized summaries for more than 3,000 topics, surveillance of more than 500 journals, and daily content updates.  If you have questio

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Giving senior citizens a sporting chance


Grace Williams, a senior business sports management major, plans to start a fitness center for senior citizens.

Illiteracy: Myths & Facts Discussion January 19

What do you believe about illiteracy?  Is someone who cannot read or write stupid?  Is illiteracy primarily a socioeconomic problem? Does there come a point when it is too late for a person to learn to read?  These are all common myths about adult illiteracy.  Join us on January 19, 2011 for a discussion of John Corcoran's book, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, and learn the truth about these as other issues related to literacy.  Debbie Forshee-Sweeney from Union's Teaching Learning Center will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Nursing graduates achieve top NCLEX pass rate

Union College nursing graduates posted a 97.3 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, for the last year from October 2009 to October 2010.  Union finished well ahead of the Nebraska pass rate (88.32 percent) and the national pass rate (87.56 percent) and had the highest rate of the fourteen schools of nursing in the state.

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The Changing Face of the Library Catalog

If you have searched the library catalog recently, you are already aware that it looks different than it used to. On November 23 the old iLink Web interface was replaced with the new e-Library.

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