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Mentorship program leads to a purrrfect internship

The jump from college student to working professional is difficult at best, but Taylor Olson, senior business administration major from Minnesota, has made the transition smoothly thanks to Union College’s Division of Business and Computer Science mentorship program.

An internship is part of the curriculum for business

Alumni photographers show in McClelland Gallery

Whether timing the perfect candid, constructing a scene or digitally manipulating elements after the fact, there are a myriad ways photographers interact with their tools and their world to create art. The Young Alumni Art Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery showcases a wide range of styles, encouraging visitors to consider what makes a photo a work of art.

Union College Education Program Approved by State

Union’s Education Program was approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. All endorsements were approved without conditions except English and Language Arts which required additional assessment data. Since receiving the notification letter, the Education Department’s Teacher Preparation Committee voted to require all departments offering secondary endorsements, including English and Language Arts Education, to have students take an exit exam in their content area to meet the Rule 24 standard

Freshman walks to college in Nebraska ... from Oregon


Rohm doesn't shy away from adventure. Last year he volunteered in Zambia, helping to build 90 churches.

Union College Library Joins the Nebraska Memories Project

Union College Library recently became the thirtieth participant to join the Nebraska Memories project of the Nebraska Library Commission.  This collaborative initiative encourages organizations holding historical photographic material related to Nebraska to contribute scanned images to the project.  The original organizations retain ownership of the documents and digital files.  Funded by the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Memories database s

Union College welcomes Special Olympics guests


Mindy Liebelt helps coordinating volunteers for the Special Olympics National Games.

For the last seven months, Union College students, faculty and staff have been working hard to make sure others get a well-deserved moment of glory.

Visit Union during NICF College Week

Union College invites students from around Nebraska to visit during the Nebraska Independent College Foundation's annual College Week. Nebraska high school students are encouraged to consider the nine member colleges and universities located throughout the state. Visitors will have an opportunity to talk with admissions and financial aid counselors, take a campus tour and (as available) talk with an advisor in their academic field.

Visit Union ... in Atlanta

Update June 30, 2010

Union's booth at the General Conference Session in Atlanta has been featured in several media outlets, including:

Accessing Self-Service: get your answers here

New students are able to access Self-Service upon acceptance and before registration day. Are you wondering what Self-Service is and how to get started? Explore the questions and answers below. If your question is not answered here, feel free to call 800.228.4600.

Choosing your program: Division of Human Development

The education program at Union College offers diverse classroom experiences, making graduates "classroom ready" and sought after by schools all over North America. Student teaching and observation hours are fulfilled in a variety of setting including Adventist and public classrooms, and in single- and multi-grade settings like the two-room elementary lab school, located on Union's campus.

Choosing your program: Division of Fine Arts

The Division of Fine Arts welcomes Cynthia Stokes as a full-time faculty member in the Music Department. Mrs. Stokes has directed the Union College Concert Winds since January 2008 and has taught instrumental lessons and Woodwind techniques over the past two years. She brings over 30 years of music teaching experience at levels ranging from first grade through college level.

Choosing your program: Division of Business and Computer Science

The Division of Business and Computer Science* mission statement is "to prepare professionals for Christian service in the business world by providing a quality, student-oriented education that emphasizes ethics and balances practice and theory." Service events include working with the Good Neighbor Community Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Junior Achievement (JA).

Getting involved: Campus Ministries

Plan now for Project Impact, September 9--a day of community service you will never forget. Each year, Union students, staff and faculty take a day off classes to impact the Lincoln community with a variety of service projects. The Campus Ministries team plans this event as a catalyst for you to engage in service opportunities throughout the year. Get started by reading about last fall's Project Impact here.

Book Reviews on Facebook

Brief reviews of new books and resources in the library are available on the Union College Library Facebook fan page.  The library also invites readers to visit the summer reading discussion and share what you are reading this summer.  Become a fan today and keep in touch with the library this summer.

Union College Education Department’s State Accreditation Documents to be Reviewed, June 10, 2010.

Union College’s Education Program will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Nebraska Department of Education and educators from sister colleges in Nebraska on June 10, 2010. The documents to be scrutinized were submitted on May 26, 2010. Even though the bulk of the work has been completed, the committee will be submitting a list of questions and requirements that will be addressed by the education faculty in preparation for a joint visit with the NCATE Accreditation Team on October 24-26, 2010.

Union College installs high-tech medical simulation lab

Photo of a nursing instructor and student with the SimMan 3gHe blinks. He talks, moves and breathes. His heart beats, his pupils dilate. He sweats, cries and even bleeds. But he’s no ordinary patient. Sim-Man 3G, the latest in patient simulator technology, has become the core element of Union College’s new medical simulation laboratory for nursing, physician

Make-a-Wish CEO speaks at graduation

David Williams, president and CEO of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, will address the graduating class of Union College during commencement ceremonies on May 9, 2010. Last year, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made dreams come true for 13,465 children with life-threatening illnesses.

Union College addresses peacemaking and sexual orientation

In recent weeks, a group called Soulforce announced plans to stop at Union College on April 21 as part of their Equality Ride 2010 tour. This group of college-aged individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT), embarks on an annual spring bus tour across the country to raise awareness for issues related to sexual orientation and Christianity. Union was the fourteenth stop of fifteen Christian college campuses where riders feel the schools’ policies are discriminatory toward LGBT students.

2010 Library Teacher of the Year

Successful libraries require the contributions of many different groups of people.  From librarians who care for collections to patrons who utilize the resources and support the library with their tuition or tax dollars, no library can thrive without the participation of its community.  On an academic campus, faculty members are also essential to the library by sharing their subject area expertise in collection development and by encouraging student research.  Active faculty support of the library signals to students that the library is an important and v

Communities Thrive @ Your Library: celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17

It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. 

 

Students go barefoot for shoeless children

Visitors to Union's campus on Thursday, April 8, may be surprised to find many barefoot students. These shoeless students are participating in One Day Without Shoes, inspired by TOMS Shoes, a footwear company based in California. Many students learned of the event to raise awareness for children in developing countries who don’t own shoes through Facebook notifications from fellow students.

Union College to unveil Peace Sculpture Garden

In a world where war and chaos become increasingly the norm, students on Union College’s campus took the week of April 5-9 to focus on peace. On Friday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m., the school will unveil of a Peace Sculpture Garden in the Ortner Center at Union College to promote the cause of peace.

Located in one of the main thoroughfares of campus life, “This Peace Sculpture Garden provides artistic reminders of the peace that can exist between people everywhere,” according to Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication.

Union College Teaching Learning Center offers Life Coaching

I entered the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) ready to report on the department’s new life coaching service, and left with a newfound motivation for my own work. For more than 30 years, the TLC has helped students overcome difficulties to succeed in college—whether physical disabilities, learning differences or academic apathy.

Summer Mathematics Workshops

Union College and Larry Ray, professor of mathematics, are pleased to announce a partnership with the Office of Education of the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) to provide summer workshops for all K-12 teachers of mathematics. These workshops utilize collaborative planning, innovative strategies, the integration of technology and introduce the Singapore Math series. They are part of the recent focus by the NAD Curriculum Committee on improving student learning in math.

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