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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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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

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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.”

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.

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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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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.  

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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

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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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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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Mentorship program leads to a purrrfect internship

The jump from college student to working professional is difficult at best, but Taylor Olson, senior business administration major from Minnesota, has made the transition smoothly thanks to Union College’s Division of Business and Computer Science mentorship program.

An internship is part of the curriculum for business

Alumni photographers show in McClelland Gallery

Whether timing the perfect candid, constructing a scene or digitally manipulating elements after the fact, there are a myriad ways photographers interact with their tools and their world to create art. The Young Alumni Art Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery showcases a wide range of styles, encouraging visitors to consider what makes a photo a work of art.

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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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Freshman walks to college in Nebraska ... from Oregon


Rohm doesn't shy away from adventure. Last year he volunteered in Zambia, helping to build 90 churches.

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Union College Library Joins the Nebraska Memories Project

Union College Library recently became the thirtieth participant to join the Nebraska Memories project of the Nebraska Library Commission.  This collaborative initiative encourages organizations holding historical photographic material related to Nebraska to contribute scanned images to the project.  The original organizations retain ownership of the documents and digital files.  Funded by the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Memories database s

Union College welcomes Special Olympics guests


Mindy Liebelt helps coordinating volunteers for the Special Olympics National Games.

For the last seven months, Union College students, faculty and staff have been working hard to make sure others get a well-deserved moment of glory.

Visit Union during NICF College Week

Union College invites students from around Nebraska to visit during the Nebraska Independent College Foundation's annual College Week. Nebraska high school students are encouraged to consider the nine member colleges and universities located throughout the state. Visitors will have an opportunity to talk with admissions and financial aid counselors, take a campus tour and (as available) talk with an advisor in their academic field.

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Visit Union ... in Atlanta

Update June 30, 2010

Union's booth at the General Conference Session in Atlanta has been featured in several media outlets, including:

Accessing Self-Service: get your answers here

New students are able to access Self-Service upon acceptance and before registration day. Are you wondering what Self-Service is and how to get started? Explore the questions and answers below. If your question is not answered here, feel free to call 800.228.4600.

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Choosing your program: Division of Human Development

The education program at Union College offers diverse classroom experiences, making graduates "classroom ready" and sought after by schools all over North America. Student teaching and observation hours are fulfilled in a variety of setting including Adventist and public classrooms, and in single- and multi-grade settings like the two-room elementary lab school, located on Union's campus.

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Choosing your program: Division of Fine Arts

The Division of Fine Arts welcomes Cynthia Stokes as a full-time faculty member in the Music Department. Mrs. Stokes has directed the Union College Concert Winds since January 2008 and has taught instrumental lessons and Woodwind techniques over the past two years. She brings over 30 years of music teaching experience at levels ranging from first grade through college level.

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Choosing your program: Division of Business and Computer Science

The Division of Business and Computer Science* mission statement is "to prepare professionals for Christian service in the business world by providing a quality, student-oriented education that emphasizes ethics and balances practice and theory." Service events include working with the Good Neighbor Community Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Junior Achievement (JA).

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