In October, Union College students received a media challenge: produce a short video for use on the Web and social media that answers the question “Do we understand the world of the blind?” Six film makers rose to the challenge and on January 17, three were awarded cash prizes at the first In:Sight Video Awards event—hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind and Union College.
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“In October 2009, my nursing advisor at Southeast Community College said they would put my name on the list, and I could probably start taking nursing classes in 2012,” recalled Damion Caudy. “I left my advisor’s office that day and thought, what am I going to do? I have a daughter at home to support. I have to go to school! Ten or fifteen seconds later, I heard an ad for the Union College nursing program on the radio.”
For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school. “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”
Allan Manuel, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States, will speak at a special Associated Student Body convocation service on Tuesday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m.
One click is now all it takes for Unionites to order official Union College transcripts. Starting Nov. 27, the Union College Records Office will use the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online access to ordering any time.
Until recent years, preparing for an emergency on Union College’s campus meant making sure everybody could find the tornado shelter in each building and the best exit in case of fire. But as more violence happens on educational campuses across the country each year—even Adventist campuses, no school can continue to ignore the threat of violence against students or employees.
The Joshua C. Turner Arboretum at Union College has started to turn a new leaf. Union’s park-like campus has long been known for the more than 100 species of trees and bushes, and this school year the grounds crew has been working to improve the condition of or replace some of the trees which have been around since Union College was established in 1891.
Warriors fans, the basketball season is finally here. After two away games, the men’s and women’s teams will host their home opener against Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture this Saturday night, November 3, at the Thunderdome.
The season officially started Monday for both the men and women at Central Christian College. The women played a close game and forced an overtime period, but ultimately came up short, 63-68. The men had a tougher time and lost 67-97.
Over the last few weeks, the new science and mathematics building has started to take shape on the north side of the campus. Basement walls have been poured, an elevator shaft climbs above the site and steel beams outline the framework of the building. Now you can check in on the contruction progress any time by visiting our construction web cam.
Note: Please feel free to check out the building progress as often as you wish, but please do not leave the video feed running on your computer for long periods of time.
The hectic pace of the average college student’s life makes cramming in extra activities—like helping others—seem next to impossible. But one Union College student and a couple of recent graduates found a way to stitch the opportunity to help others into their busy lives. On Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 3, they want to share that opportunity with the rest of Union’s campus.
Friday, Nov. 2, 11:00 p.m. CDT
The Union College disaster response team arrived back on campus tonight after driving straight through from New Jersey. While they were initially invited to the East Coast to be a part of the search and rescue operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the ten international rescue and relief students quickly learned that disaster response is about being ready for anything.
Simply by visiting this page, you've probably noticed something different about Union's website: everything. For the last sixteen months, our Web team at Union College has been working towards this update—and throughout this time, we've been constantly reminded that few worthwhile things are ever easy.
Collegedale Academy defeated College View Academy two sets to one to win the Mid-America Volleyball Tournament championship at the Union College gym.
Sunday, Oct. 21
For Theresa Edgerton, Union’s College’s Career Center Coordinator, a career fair is about surveying options. “Sometimes you find something that sounds more interesting than what you first thought once you take a closer look,” said Edgerton, who put together today’s campus wide career fair. “God works in so many ways—career fairs can be a way He shows you options.”
This week Union College will host the annual Mid-America volleyball tournament Oct. 18-21.
Dove award-winning singer songwriter Meredith Andrews will perform at Union College for vespers on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Andrews, a worship leader at Chicago’s 12,000 member Harvest Bible Chapel, won two Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Assocation in 2011, one for “Praise and Worship Album of the Year” for As Long As It Takes, and “Worship Song of the Year” for “How Great is the Love” from the same album.
Pat Williams, co-founder and senior vice president of the Orlando Magic basketball team and author of the upcoming book, Tom Osborne on Leadership, will speak at College View Seventh-day Adventist Church on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m. in a free presentation sponsored by Union College. Williams will also speak for Union College’s chapel service on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
According to Barna Group research, more than half of teenagers who attend church in the U.S. stop attending after high school. David Kinnaman, author of You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving the Church…and Rethinking Faith and president of the Barna Group, will explore the reasons why at a Union College chapel service on Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
The Union College varsity woman’s volleyball season is well underway, and at the midway point, the Warriors have played to a record of two wins and five losses.
Join the Union College alumni office and young alumni photographers for a reception celebrating the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit on Sept. 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Union College’s nursing class of 2012 posted a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX. Union’s perfect pass rate exceeded the national pass rate (87.56 percent) and the average pass rate for the state of Nebraska (88.32 percent).
The NCLEX-RN is a standardized test that assesses a nursing graduate’s knowledge of biology, human anatomy and physiology, basic care and comfort and pharmacological therapies. The exam is required for licensure in all 50 states.
Union College Library is currently offering access to more than 83,000 ebooks from EBSCO's Academic eBook Subscription database. The database is multidisciplinary and includes books from art, business, economics, education, history, language arts, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, religion, social science, technology, and much more. Online access to these ebooks is unlimited.
For Jimmy Needham, making music isn’t about entertainment. From his first album, Speak, to his most recent release, Clear the Stage, Needham’s music reflects his passion to share Christ’s love with people.
During an Associated Student Body convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 11, classes met to choose leaders for the 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.