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Local artist promotes conservation with oil and canvas

Elizabeth Rieke-Hefley’s love for wildlife manifests itself on canvas. The Lincoln-based artist shares her passion for conservation with others through her oil paintings, which often depict vibrant scenes of nature and endangered species. Her work will be displayed in the McClelland Art Gallery now through Feb. 12.

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Powery to speak for Martin Luther King Jr. Day service

At a time when Christian preaching and music often focus on celebration and spiritual highs, Dr. Luke Powery believes that some of the most important lessons about God and the human condition can be learned from a genre of music filled with pain—the spiritual.

On Tuesday, January 17, at a special Union College chapel celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Powery will present “Lessons from the Unknown Black Bards,” a musical exploration of the history of black Americans as seen in the lyric and melody of spirituals.

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History students experience the past

Rote memorization and lengthy readings represent an unfortunate stigma attached to history courses. But Ben Tyner, assistant professor of history, is changing that. 

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Student Teacher Represents Union at Pearl Harbor Memorial

Student teaching isn’t always confined to the classroom. For Steven Hutchison, fall 2011 music education and Spanish graduate, his practicum took him over 3000 miles away.

Every education major at Union College spends a semester as a full-time student teacher, allowing students to apply their knowledge to real classroom situations and transition into the role of a teacher.

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Ben Herzel: Helping in the Himalayas

Ben Herzel, a junior international rescue and relief major, spent four weeks last summer volunteering with Tiny Hands International in Nepal.

Road construction prepares for science building

Work steadily progressed on the north side of campus over Christmas break as Union prepares to build the new science and mathematics complex this spring, and some road closures may affect access to campus as classes begin on Monday.

Dean's List announced for fall semester of 2011

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. 

Library book sale features large religious collection

The Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library will host its annual book sale Feb. 13-17.

This year's sale will include a large selection of religion and philosophy books including Bibles and commentaries thanks to a large donation from recently closed schools. College View Academy donated books from Platte Valley Academy and Enterprise Academy, the two Seventh-day Adventist academies in Nebraska which closed recently. "I believe we have more nearly 2000 volumes for sale this year," said Sabrina Riley, Union College librarian.

Andrews Study Bible Available to Union College Students, Faculty and Staff at 25% Discount

Andrews University Press is offering faculty, staff, and students at Union College a 25% discount on a group order of three editions of their Andrews Study Bible.  To learn more about the Bible, visit http://bible.andrews.edu/.

The three editions available as part of this offer are:

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ESL becomes EAP

UPDATE: As of 2013, Union College no longer offers an English language program. 

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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).

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More than a degree: Robinson's story

Photo of Robinson holding a weight in his hand.

Robinson Aigbokhan, a senior from Nigeria, learned to build both physical and spiritual muscles at Union College.

Student photography on display

Student photos, such as this image taken by Teddy Griffin, will be on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through January 1.

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Student plans to raise voice and money


Stacy Ramos will raise money during a concert at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 8 so she can continue her education at Union College.
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Union celebrates Christmas with weekend concerts

Union College will celebrate Christmas with three annual concerts this weekend.

The Christmas Choral Concert, on Friday, Dec. 9, will feature the Unionaires and the Vocal Octet. The groups will perform seasonal music by John Rutter, several Robert Shaw and Alice Parker arrangements, and an eclectic mix of the director's personal Christmas favorites that have stood the test of time.

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The Library is Back on Delicious

If you frequent the library's website, you may have noticed this fall that the library's account disappeared from the bookmarking social media service Delicious. The library's account was lost when Delicious changed its Web host several months ago. We are pleased to announce that the library's account is once again alive and well. Union College librarians are busy rebuilding the list of useful links.

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Battling slavery one painting at a time

The third annual Tiny Hands, Big Hearts sale to benefit Tiny Hands International will be held in the atrium of the Don Love Building from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.

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Local photographer shares images of Africa in McClelland Art Gallery

Terry Schwartz's images from Africa will be on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through Dec. 11.

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Union honors student veterans

Strengthening students for a service-driven life is at the core of Union College's mission. Amid wars and rumors of war, one professor found time to honor students who served their country.

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Student art at local gallery to raise funds for Maasai well

Union College student art will be on display in the Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St., on Wednesday, November 30, to benefit Cassie Fitzpatrick's Not "Oh Well" project to build a well for the Maasai people of Africa.

Alumnus sculptor to show "living bronze"

"Grandpa Storyteller" is one of several life-size bronze sculptures by Victor Issa which will be on display in the McClelland Art Gallery and on Union's campus November 7-27.

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"Sex and the Soul" author to speak at Union College

Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul, will speak at Union College on Tuesday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m.

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The ONE Project

The ONE Project is committed to the idea that a Jesus-driven, Jesus-bathed, Jesus-backed, Jesus-led, Jesus-filled, Jesus-powered, all-about-Jesus Adventist Church is the uncompromising directive from our past, the joy of our present, and the hope for our future. We claim the primal Adventist impulse: a longing to be with Jesus. The ONE Project seeks—through gatherings, conversations, web-based content, and Christ-focused publications—to stimulate preaching, worship, and adoration of Jesus within the Adventist Church. 

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Getting Acquainted with Dr. Kenneth Osborn

Dr. Kenneth Osborn grew up on a farm near St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended and graduated from Missouri Western State University. Then he went on to get his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from the University of Kansas. Osborn has been married to his wonderful wife, Kim, for nearly eight years now.

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