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When Nebraska is mentioned in movies and television shows, it’s usually an alias for “nowhere.” Union College students, staff and faculty are changing perceptions by helping others Get to Know Nebraska. The contest entrees depicting Nebraska’s landscape, people and places through art, photography and essays will be displayed in the McClelland Art Gallery through March 13.
The contest is sponsored by Student Services and includes three student categories and one employee category. Select pieces of art may eventually be permanently hung in the student center.
Faculty response to the Films on Demand trial has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, faculty are so excited, we could not wait until next fall to start an annual subscription to the database. When the trial subscription ends on March 10, Union College will seamlessly move into a regular annual subscription to Films on
Union College’s annual Mr. and Ms. World Pageant will be webcast live from the Union College gym on February 27, starting at 8:15 p.m. CST. The live feed and archived footage from the event will be available at http://www.ucollege.edu/uclive.
Co-sponsored by Associated Student Body (ASB) and the International Club, the pageant features 10 contestants—each from a different country—judged in three categories: national costume, formal wear and talent.
Wish you could more easily search the EBSCOhost databases on your smartphone? Now you can with EBSCOhost Mobile. To access this service use either https://linus.ucollege.edu:8443/login?url=http://m.ebscohost.com/ or https://linus.ucollege.edu:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.mobi/ and click on the EBSCOhost Mobile profile. UC ID and password are still required.
Union College Library has purchased its first JSTOR collection. The Language and Literature collection includes 78 titles focusing on literature and language in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The earliest publication is from 1884 and the most recent articles are currently from 2007.
The Union College International Rescue and Relief Program will be featured on LifeTalk Radio and the Hope Channel on Tuesday, Feb. 23, during the Steve Gallimore Live Show. The hour-long live call-in show is simulcast from 1 to 2 p.m. CST.
Students Daniel Rogers and Sarah Sexton will join John Thomas, the program's administrative director, on the show to discuss both the IRR program's recent trips to Haiti and the unique coursework and hands-on training that prepares students to respond to emergencies and provide aid to developing nations.
Representatives from Union College’s International Rescue and Relief Program met with Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska on February 18 to discuss conditions in Haiti. IRR majors Brittany Nunez, Sarah Sexton and David Skau joined assistant director John Thomas for the meeting, which also included members of Haiti response teams from Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Senator Johanns called the meeting to learn more about the situation in Haiti as he and other government leaders look for ways to best aid recovery
Mid-America Basketball Tournament officials have announced brackets for the single-elimination tournament which will begin Saturday night. The basketball event, which includes men's and women's teams from ten Adventist academies, began on Wednesday with a round-robin tournament and will conclude Sunday afternoon.
Tournament games played in the Union College gym will be webcast live and archived at uclive.ucollege.edu.
Select games from the Mid-America Basketball Tournament will be streamed lived and archived at uclive.ucollege.edu. The annual tournament includes mens and womens teams from ten Adventist academies.
The round-robin tournament started yesterday afternoon and will continue through Friday at both the Union College and College View Academy gymnasiums. Only games in the Union College gym will be webcast.
A single elimination tournament will take place Saturday night and Sunday. The schedule will be announced on Friday afternoon.
The Lincoln Educational Access Channel (Lincoln Time Warner Cable channel 21) will tape tonight's basketball game between College View Academy and Maplewood Academy at 8:30 p.m. in the Union College gym. The game, part of Union's annual Mid-America basketball tournament, will be streamed live and archived at uclive.ucollege.edu and broadcast at a later date on Time Warner Cable channel 21.
Eighteen nursing students created history in December simply by graduating. Two years prior, the students had been the first class to take advantage of the newly expanded Nursing program by being admitted during the spring semester rather than the fall. The revised nursing program took flight in 2007, accepting two classes of 24 students each semester—nearly doubling the nursing enrollment.
Art isn't about fame or fortune. That's the message of The Nobodies 2010 Art Collective, an exhibition in the McClelland Art Gallery running from Feb. 15-24. Reprising of a show last year by Abner Aguilar and Chris Smith, this year they are joined by Bob Fraser, Ed Mejia, and Scott Cushman.
Fernando Ortega, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, will be performing a free concert at Union College at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19. A musician since the age of eight, Ortega perfected his unique sounds at the University of New Mexico before releasing his first album in 1994. This will be his third performance at Union College.
For Justin Gibson, an invitation to one banquet led to an award at another.
Gibson’s poster for the spring 2009 Associated Student Body banquet won a student silver ADDY at this year’s Nebraska ADDY Awards. The ADDY awards are presented annually by the American Advertising Federation for creativity in advertising. The competition is a three-tiered process, starting at the state level then winning designs go on to compete at regional and national competitions.
The library is currently offering a free trial of Films on Demand, streaming educational videos from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, BBC, PBS, Cambridge Educational, and more. The collection includes over 6000 full length films which may be viewed in their entirety or in shorter segments. The trial will be available until March 10, 2010. Contact Sabrina Riley with your questions and comments. Off-campus login information is available upo
Bruce Forbes, chair of Union’s Division of Fine Arts, is taking visitors in new Directions with his McClelland Art Gallery display. Running through Feb. 13, his 25 gallery pieces include platinum and palladium prints, toned silver gelatin prints and color digital prints.
The heat and hot water will be shut off to the dorms and other main campus buildings from 10:00 p.m. tonight (Feb. 2) until 6:30 a.m. tomorrow in order to repair two damaged steam valves in the campus heating system.
The temperature in the dormitories should not drop more than 10 degrees, but please close all windows and window blinds to conserve residual heat.
When uprooting a life and immigrating to a new country, many things get left behind. For Thuy Ho, it was more than just things that didn’t fit in a suitcase; she had to leave behind her medical license. In her native Vietnam, Ho had earned a medical degree and had years of experience as an internist, but did not qualify to continue practicing medicine in the United States. Undaunted by the task of starting over, she enrolled in Union College’s Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Now in her second year of the graduate degree, Ho has qualified for the National Health Services Corps Scholarship, a highly competitive and prestigious full-ride scholarship for physician assistants willing to practice medicine in less prestigious locales.
Life in Vietnam
Raised in postwar Vietnam by Catholic parents, Ho decided to pursue a medical career early in life. “My father was a pharmacist,” she smiled. “He encouraged me to be a physician so I could help them by opening a clinic nearby.”
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have held 10-14 jobs by age 38?
Did you know that for students starting a four-year technical degree, half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study?
Classes will be held today, Jan. 8, 2010. While the schedule continues as normal, administrators will be understanding if those who live at a distance choose not to brave the roads. Please use good judgement in deciding whether or not to come to class. Your safety is most important.
Students and employees are encouraged to dress warmly, donning layers, hats and gloves. Students without appropriate cold-weather attire are encouraged to contact Dr. Linda Becker in Student Services for assistance. Hot drinks will also be served all day in the Student Services office.
Any faculty unable to get to the college should call Dr. Russell's office (402.486.2501). Staff stuck off campus should contact their supervisor.
Please continue checking e-mail, the snow closing line (486-2551) and Web site (www.ucollege.edu) throughout the day for any updates or possible weather closings.
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