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Young alumni photo reception Sept. 23

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.

May nursing class posts perfect pass rate

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.

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Trial Database: EBSCO's Academic eBook Subscription Database

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.

Jimmy Needham to perform Friday, Sept. 21

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.

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Congratulations 2012-13 class officers

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.  

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Union again ranked in top tier by U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report has again rated Union College as a top pick for new college students in the magazine's highly anticipated "Best Colleges" rankings. Tied with Defiance College in Ohio for 39th place among Midwestern regional colleges, this is the seventh consecutive year Union has earned the title of one of America's best colleges.

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Service day's impact felt beyond those served

Yesterday, 750 Union College students and employees took the day off from school to provide community service at nearly 80 sites around the city of Lincoln. Started in 1981 as Project Brush, Union's annual service day now known as Project Impact has seen an estimated 18,300 volunteers donate 115,000 hours over the past 31 years.

2011-2012 Board of Trustees Writing Award Winners

At the first academic convocation of the school year, the Division of Humanities announced the winners of the second annual Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards. The awards were introduced last year to recognize Union students’ writing abilities and encourage further development. “Writing is the foundation for most careers,” explained Michelle Mesnard, chair of the Division of Humanities. “We needed to make it a more important part of the curriculum.”

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Shaun Groves to Perform on Friday, Aug. 31

For singer and songwriter Shaun Groves, his desire to see children in poverty receive an eduction and opportunity equals his love for music. On Friday, August 31, the Texas native will use his musical talents at Union College to bring awareness to the plight of many hungry children around the world.

Students to impact Lincoln ... for the 32nd time

Jayme Anderson knows she was born to volunteer. As Project Impact coordinator, the senior elementary education major hopes to help her fellow Union College students find joy in volunteering, as well.

“I never really knew what my purpose in life was,” said Anderson, a secondary education major. “Then I started volunteering and I knew that I had found something I loved and wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

Union Scholars 2012 Asia trip report

All scholars take HONS 335, Wealth and Poverty, at the end of their junior year. It involves a three-week trip to Hong Kong, China, and Sabah, Malaysia, giving students first hand experience with the extremes of global development.

"Collage" of student activities on registration day

By Ruby Ruano

Much like an artistic collage is comprised of various materials and colors, Union College provides students with diverse opportunities and experiences. On registration day, August 20, the Union Collage will introduce students to campus clubs, local businesses and ways to engage with their campus and community.

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What's Happened to the Library Catalog?

It doesn't take library users long to realize that some big changes have been made to the library catalog this summer. And in fact, those changes are still in progress. Here is a brief introduction to what is going on, why it is happening, and what library users can expect this fall.

Sailing to recovery

Everything changed when he met Caelestis. The 65-foot custom cutter-rigged sloop cost Matt Satterlee ’94 everything, but has gained him much more.

Fighting a Forbidden Foe

Most everyone had long since gone home, but a small group still pressed around him, asking questions, desperate for answers. When I. Jon Russell ’65, M.D., Ph.D., American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Master, visited Union College in April 2011, nearly 600 Lincoln residents gathered to hear him talk about advances in treatment for fibromyalgia, a disorder often marginalized by the medical community.

Reinventing protein structure research

When chemistry professor and Union College graduate John Engen ’94 realized the equipment he needed to move forward with his hydrogendeuterium exchange mass spectrometry research on protein structure didn’t yet exist, he created the necessary tools by patching together pieces of existing laboratory equipment.

And when his research surpassed the limitations of those customized tools, he approached the biotechnology firm Waters Corporation with his idea to use liquid chromatography technology to separate protein molecules in a way that had never before been done.

Finding the healing powers of foods

Vicki Schlegel ’84 is passionate about food—but she’s not looking for the next secret sauce featured on the Food Network or 13 exquisite ways cook a potato. As an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Food Science and Technology Department, she heads a research team working to uncover the hidden healing powers of food—a journey that began in Jorgensen Hall more than 30 years ago.

Union students and alumna ride to raise funds for Maasai wells

Janelle Churchill has never been one to say, “oh well,” when she sees someone in need. So when the senior social work major had an opportunity to help her classmate’s “Not Oh Well” project to raise $1 million to drill a well for the Maasai people of Kenya, Churchill decided ride her bicycle 1100 miles to raise awareness and money.

[Video] Our Promising Future: a student perspective

 

Finianne Umali talks about how Union's science professors help her, and how a new facility will help them.

National Geographic Magazine Archive Available at Union College

Icon for the National Geographic Magazine Archive.Gale Digital Archive and the National Geographic Society recently partnered to produce the National Geographic Magazine Arc

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National Geographic Magazine Archive Available at Union College

Icon for the National Geographic Magazine Archive.Gale Digital Archive and the National Geographic Society recently partnered to produce the National Geographic Magazine Arc

Students shape major addition


Eric Bing, one of Union's pre-med students who helped create the new biomedical science major. 

New building site now closed to vehicle and foot traffic

Signs of construction work have been popping up all across campus over the past five months as workers prepare parking, infrastructure and utilities for the new science and mathematics complex. On May 8, workers erected a fence around the construction zone, which will affect access to several buildings on the north side of campus.

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Union recognizes 10,000th graduate during commencement ceremony


Dr. John Wagner, college president, presents Jamison Howard, class president, with his diploma. 

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