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As the Mid-America Union prepares for its constituency meetings, we invite you to take a moment to review a few hightlights from the last five years at Union College. At every step of the way, the leadership and constituents of the Mid-America Union have supported Union College. Whether participating in Project Impact, funding infrastructure upgrades, advising through the Board of Trustees, rejoicing, praying or hoping with us, The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mid-America demonstrates over and over again its support for the mission and vision of Union College.
Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2011 Teacher of theYear Award.
This award recognizes a Union College teacher's support of the library during the school year and grants him or her the opportunity to expand an area of the library's collection which is of particular professional interest.
Union College's Mr. and Ms. World Pageant will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, in the Union College gymnasium. The annual event offers sights and flavors from around the world as Union students representing their native countries compete for the Mr. or Ms. World crown.
The votes are in, and next year's Associated Student Body executive officers have been chosen:
In a game that was close until the last quarter, the Minnetonka Christian Academy Royals (Twin Cities, Minnesota) won the 2011 Mid-America men's basketball tournament by edging out the Campion Academy Cougars (Boulder, Colo.) 54-41.
In the women's bracket, the College View Academy Eagles (Lincoln, Neb.) defeated the Minnetonka Christian Academy Royals (Twin Cities, Minnesota) 60-34 to take the title.
Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer literacy tutor? Are you preparing to teach and want to be sure you know how to help your students learn to read? Join us on February 22, 2011 for a discussion of John Corcoran's book, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, and learn about effective methods for teaching literacy. Peggy Wahlen from Union's English as a Second Language department will lead the discussion beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Library room 121.
When I discovered that Union College’s Teaching Learning Center (TLC) planned to start offering free academic and life coaching sessions, my squeal of glee prompted stares from my coworkers. I had to fight the urge to jump out of my chair, race to the TLC office and schedule my first appointment.
We are pleased to announce that Union College is currently trialing a campus wide subscription to UpToDate.
UpToDate is an electronic resource offering evidence-based, synthesized medical information quickly at the point of care. It is comprised of original topics that are written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of physician experts.
Chicago during the winter is a fascinating place. Eight Scholars experienced some of what Chicago has to offer on a trip there during Winter Break, February 10-13, 2011. Arriving in Chicago by rented van at 5:00 pm on Thursday, the students spent the evening in the Art Institute of Chicago, which was free of admission that evening. On a whirlwind tour, they saw most of the highlights of the museum, including Georges Seurat’s "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
When Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams first started creating Navajo pottery at the Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School, it was just a craft to her. It was a way for her to fill up empty hours and make a little extra cash. However, since then it has become much, much more. According to Poor Bear-Adams, creating traditional art is "how I connect to my Native American heritage."
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