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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.
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
For Chris Kinney, now in his third year of Union College’s physician assistant program, becoming a PA was never about the money. And his experiences serving the Lincoln community through the PA program’s many outreach venues has only strengthened his desire to help people.
Grace Williams, a senior business sports management major, plans to start a fitness center for senior citizens.
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.
This spring marked the tenth class to graduate from Union’s physician assistant (PA) program, and the fourth to complete the program with master’s degrees. And while the program has always had a reputation for turning out highly-qualified health professionals, recent classes have proven the program keeps getting stronger. In four of the past five years, 100 percent of graduates passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination on their first attempt. So it’s no surprise that Union College’s PAs are in high demand.
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
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.
Union College’s physician assistant program will receive a $792,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which will be used to award scholarships to new PA students over the next four years.
Each year between 2011 and 2015, the grant will fund five scholarships for new Union PA students. These $22,000 scholarships will cover tuition and other expenses and can be renewed for a second year. This funding will help expand the program by five additional slots to a class of 30 by the 2011-12 school year.
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.
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.
Union College will webcast select games from the annual Mid-America volleyball tournament to be held Oct. 21-23.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.