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Native artist connects traditions in McClelland Gallery

When Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams first started creating Navajo pottery at the Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School, it was just a craft to her. It was a way for her to fill up empty hours and make a little extra cash. However, since then it has become much, much more. According to Poor Bear-Adams, creating traditional art is "how I connect to my Native American heritage."

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

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.

Student cyclist "fights the traffic" half-way across America

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Janna Buttrick, a junior at Union College, will make a remarkable trek from Lincoln, Neb., to her home in Tampa, Fla., over Christmas break. The grueling 1500-plus mile trip won’t be just for pleasure or to test the limitations of her own body—she will fight traffic on the highway to raise funds to fight a

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.

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.

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.

Concert to raise funds, awareness for Salvadorian literacy


A woman studies in one of the schools supported by the El Salvador Literacy Program.

Union to webcast select volleyball tournament games

Union College will webcast select games from the annual Mid-America volleyball tournament to be held Oct. 21-23.

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).

Coach Ken Carter to speak at Union College

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On October 19, Union College’s Leadership Symposium will present speaker Ken Carter, a high school basketball coach whose story was

Student missionaries unharmed after pirate incident

Two Union College student missionaries serving in Peru are unharmed after river pirates accosted their boat on Friday. Rachel Downey and Stephanie Rivas are volunteering this school year with Touch of Love Ministries based in Pucallpa, Peru. The two were traveling with several other volunteers when the incident took place.

“We thank God that all our student missionaries are safe,” said Rich Carlson, Union’s director of student missions. “We have been in contact with the parents involved and are working with the local authorities to make sure this matter gets resolved.”

Student author turns mission blog into book

Scan of the cover of the book.

Union experiences enrollment increase

A picture may be worth 1000 words, but Union College has found a visit may be worth 10,000 or more. Although all indicators pointed to a third straight year of declining enrollment, Union saw an expanded campus visit program play a significant role in increasing the fall 2010 enrollment head count to 901 with a full-time equivalency of 818—up two percent over the previous year.

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.

Union to host statewide writing center conference

On Sept. 24, Union College will host the fourth annual Nebraska Writing Center Consortium meeting featuring guest speaker Dr. Rasha Diab, assistant professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas-Austin.

In addition to delivering the keynote address for the conference, Diab will also give a talk titled “Embracing the Rhetoric of Peace: Insights from Indigenous Practice/Practices” for an Academic Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 23, in Woods Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Worship credit will be given for attendance.

Congratulations 2010/2011 class officers

Following a rousing rendition of "Slinga de Ink" at convocation on Sept. 21, 2010, classes met to choose new student leaders for this school year. A far cry from the earnest politicking of ASB elections in the spring, class elections are informal affairs. Nominations are made on the spot, and votes are cast by raised hands. As happy as the winners are to be chosen, the unsuccessful candidates often return to their seats with a smile, knowing they have one less thing to worry about.  

Confused GPS lands new student at Union


Kayla Unsell's GPS led her right to Union College. Schedule your own free visit.

Some students choose a college based on location, while for

Dumpster diving? If that's what it takes to serve.

Like many Union College students, Shelina Berglund, a senior from Idaho, will stop at nothing—even dumpster diving—if that’s what it takes to lend a hand. On Thursday, Sept. 9, Berglund will lead Project Impact, a day when more than 800 Union students and employees take a day out of classes and work to serve more than 50 sites throughout the Lincoln community service organizations.

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