Academics

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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Introducing One Book One Union 2010-2011

Union College Library in collaboration with the Writing Studio, Teaching Learning Center, Career Center, ESL, and the Campus Store is pleased to announce One Book One Union 2010-2011.  This year's selection, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read by John Corcoran, is the story of a man who finished high school and college, became a teacher, and later started his own business, all without being able to read proficiently.  He finally learned to read when he was 48 years old.

Share Your Suggestions with the Library

 Your comments and suggestions about the library do make a difference to the library staff.  We are interested in hearing what Union College students and employees have to say about the library.  Currently several venues are open for submitting your feedback. 

A two-question survey is open on Survey Monkey until November 19.  A link to this survey has been emailed to all students and employees.  If you have not yet participated, look for your invitation in your email inbox.

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Union College Education Department Prepares for NCATE Accreditation Visit

The Union College Education Program submitted their online documents on May 14, 2010. The program is one of the first to participate in a new pilot program recently implemented by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Learn a New Language with Tell Me More

The library is excited to announce the avaibility of a new online resource.  Tell Me More from Auralog is a language learning program designed to get students started with learning a language, provide a refresher for those who have already received training in a second language, or to complement a language learning course that is in progress.

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Library Fair September 16, 2010: Get in on the Action

The annual Union College Library fair will be held September 16, 2010 from 3-6 p.m.  This year the fair features a sports theme with a variety of activities for everyone.  Participants will be able to explore sports-related books from the library collection, try their hands at bowling or golfing, and join a Wii competition. 

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Union College Education Program Approved by State

Union’s Education Program was approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. All endorsements were approved without conditions except English and Language Arts which required additional assessment data. Since receiving the notification letter, the Education Department’s Teacher Preparation Committee voted to require all departments offering secondary endorsements, including English and Language Arts Education, to have students take an exit exam in their content area to meet the Rule 24 standard

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Book Reviews on Facebook

Brief reviews of new books and resources in the library are available on the Union College Library Facebook fan page.  The library also invites readers to visit the summer reading discussion and share what you are reading this summer.  Become a fan today and keep in touch with the library this summer.

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Union College Education Department’s State Accreditation Documents to be Reviewed, June 10, 2010.

Union College’s Education Program will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Nebraska Department of Education and educators from sister colleges in Nebraska on June 10, 2010. The documents to be scrutinized were submitted on May 26, 2010. Even though the bulk of the work has been completed, the committee will be submitting a list of questions and requirements that will be addressed by the education faculty in preparation for a joint visit with the NCATE Accreditation Team on October 24-26, 2010.
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Union College installs high-tech medical simulation lab

Photo of a nursing instructor and student with the SimMan 3gHe blinks. He talks, moves and breathes. His heart beats, his pupils dilate. He sweats, cries and even bleeds. But he’s no ordinary patient. Sim-Man 3G, the latest in patient simulator technology, has become the core element of Union College’s new medical simulation laboratory for nursing, physician

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