Is the thought of facing the arctic outdoor air preventing you from asking a librarian for the research assistance you need? This semester, the library is offering another solution. You may now seek the assistance of a reference librarian from the cozy warmth of your dorm room or home through instant messaging. This service is being tested during second semester. To find out more about how to access the service, see Ask Your Librarian. Please note that this service is av
Completing homework assignments on time can be an art form. Sometimes, the homework itself is art.
Running through Oct. 24, the McClelland Art Gallery is showcasing more than 35 pieces created by students. The artwork consists of projects completed this year in classes such as Design I, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Intro to Graphic Arts and Page Layout.
Union College’s department of education hosted Lincoln's second annual International Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Multicultural education program, Oct. 7, 2009.
Ambitious elementary and secondary education majors from Union College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University, Southeast Community College Beatrice and members of the University of Nebraska Lincoln PDK Chapter flooded Union’s campus, ready to learn.
“It was exciting to see so many different cultures come together with the common purpose of education,” said Jessica Reeder, freshman elementary education major from Colorado.
A total of 26 teachers from ten Asian, European and South American countries lead roundtable discussions that focused on administrative organization, curricular and instructional approaches to multicultural education.
“I felt a strange, common bond with each person there. In a way we all shared the same life goal – to educate children,” said Tabitha Schumacher, freshman elementary education major from North Dakota. “I felt a calling, through the PDK meeting, to become a student missionary sometime in my college education. I want to experience the things I heard first-hand.”
Teachers shared information about their culture and how education systems in their countries differ from the United States. Many teachers donned their national costumes, showed video clips, pictures and displayed artifacts unique to their country.
Union College Public Notice
Union College is seeking alumni to participate in a one-hour open forum on Tuesday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room (located in the Ortner Center). This open meeting is part of a comprehensive evaluation visit (October 19-21, 2009) conducted by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.The visiting team will make recommendations to the Higher Learning Commission based on a the college’s self-study report and interviews and meetings such as this one with employees, students, alumni and others. Following a review process, the commission itself will take the final action regarding Union’s accreditation status. The college has been accredited by the commission since 1923.
During the 2009-2010 flu season, EBSCOhost is making H1N1 resources from its evidenced-based medicine databases available for free. The special H1N1 portal is divided into three sections, one each for clinicians, nurses, and patients. According to the current issue of College & Research Libraries News, "the For Patients section includes current, easy-to-understand articles written for non-medical professionals." The clinician and nurse sections draw on information from EBSCO's DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center databases. To access this resource, visi
The 2009 Union College Library Fair is this Thrusday, September 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The theme is The Roaring 20s. Learn about the constitutional amendment process in the context of Prohibition. There will be activities, games, music, and food, creating a fun learning experience! See you there!
Union College’s 25 physician assistant graduates recently took the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The attempt was met with total success, allowing the class to rise above the national pass rate.
“We are very proud of their accomplishments,” said Mike Huckabee, Union College’s PA program director. “All graduates from the class of 2009 passed the PANCE on their first try.”
The 360-question exam, administered during a six-hour period, gauges basic medical and surgical knowledge. Passing the PANCE is a national requirement to become a certified physician assistant.
“This was an excellent group of graduates who worked hard to be successful,” said Huckabee. “This distinction is a fitting tribute to their diligence and effort.”
Huckabee attributes much of the class’ success to the support and individual attention Union’s PA faculty provide as well as the careful instruction that more than 70 associated physicians in the Lincoln area contribute.
“This accomplishment shows the hand of God in so many ways,” said Huckabee. “He continues to bless Union College with exceptional students who excel on our campus.”
U.S. News has once again rated Union College in the top tier for its category in the magazine's highly-anticipated annual rankings. Placing 43rd among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges, this is the fourth consecutive year Union has earned the title of one of America's best colleges.
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.
"I am very pleased to see this recognition of so many dedicated faculty, staff, students and others who make Union College a continued success," said David Smith, college president. "It affirms our mission, both as an institution and as individuals."