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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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Creator of 2012 class gift exhibits in McClelland gallery

As a class gift, the senior class of 2012 commissioned a painting by Union College alumnus Randall May to hang in the lobby of the new science and mathematics complex. The four-by-five-foot piece will be unveiled after the Commencement service on May 6. Other works by May are currently on display in the McClelland Art Gallery from now until May 20.

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Literature students and meets local authors

Reading between the lines is no problem for the Local Literary Wonders class.

Taught by Chris Blake, the new class offered at Union studied three Midwestern authors and provided students the opportunity to meet them—Kent Hauraf, Mary Pipher and Ted Kooser—in an intimate setting.

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[Video] Science alumni share their stories

Union alumni share what the science program has meant to their lives and careers.

Moguel named the library's Teacher of the Year


Dr. Moguel

In honor of National Library Week (April 8 to 14), the library is pleased to announce the winner of the library's 2012 Teacher of the Year Award, Salvador Moguel, associate professor of biology.

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Celebrate Easter with special events at Union

In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, Union College will celebrate Christ's death and resurrection with several special events.

On Saturday, April 7, at 10:40 a.m. Dick Stenbakken ’62 will perform a first-person drama, The Centurion, in the College View Church sanctuary. Stenbakken, who spent most of his career as a military chaplain, will perform the monologue in full costume from the view point of the centurion who professed faith in Christ at the cross.

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Biology professor retires to be a missionary

Retirement dreams of sitting on a beach watching sailboats and playing with grandchildren were pushed aside when Don and Janella Abbey felt the call to serve God in a new and different way.

After 14 years of service to Union College, the couple accepted the role of Asian Projects field directors for Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM). While stationed in Thailand, they will provide support to missionary couples in India, Philippines, and other South and Southeast Asian countries while and researching new projects in their region.

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Union College Heritage Collections Go Online

Photographs from the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room are now available for searching and viewing in the Union College Heritage Collections database. Material in this collection is related to the history of Union College, the College View community, and the Seventh-day Adventist denomination with a particular emphasis on the Mid-America Union region. The database is open access and available to the public through the World Wide Web.

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McClelland art on display in eponymous gallery

“Birds have been important to me all my life, particularly when I became Adventist,” explained Jim McClelland, whose name has become synonymous with Union College's art program after 38 years of teaching. His vibrant paintings have inspired students, embellished Engel Hall and given him a national reputation. They are now on display in the McClelland Art Gallery until April 22.

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Union College to break ground for new science and math complex

Union College will strengthen its commitment to provide excellent science, mathematics and health science education in the Lincoln community by breaking ground for a new 55,000 sq. ft. science and mathematics complex on April 6.

Since founding Nebraska’s oldest nursing program in 1946, Union College has become a leader in training health care providers, many of whom come from around the country and choose to stay in the Lincoln community.

IRR students learn survival and medical skills in Nicaragua

Piling into the rusty, 10-wheel, 1969 military vehicle, the students sent up a prayer. Sure, there are bugs. And heat. And humidity. But with a sick two-year-old in need of care and the nearest hospital two hours away, all of those hardships became irrelevant. This is the reality the twelve students and three staff from Union College's International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program have faced during their semester long stay in Nicaragua while providing medical care to severely under-served communities.

Saving a tribe at the McClelland Art Gallery

“Cassi, we have a new name for you,” said Solomae. “’Nashipae,’ which means joy. You’re beautiful and full of happiness. We’re sad you have to go soon, but know you can always come back. You’ll always be our sister, a Maasai.”
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Union to expand Physician Assistant facility

Even before excavators begin breaking ground for the new science and mathematics complex, the Union College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to convert part of the Don Love Building to make more space for Union’s two newest programs.

“This started as a plan to create more room for our physician assistant program,” said Gary Bollinger, vice president for Financial Administration. “We've expanded our goal slightly to make the renovated space meet the needs of the PA program and also the international rescue and relief program.”

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Union student joins Australian music ministry

When Tyler Morrison heard Endless Praise perform at Union College last August, he immediately knew he wanted to be part of a group like them. One of Australia’s leading Christian music groups, Endless Praise incorporates pop, contemporary, funk and R&B elements into inspirational worship performances—it's a mix of music and faith that instantly appealed to the sophomore religious education major. “While they were singing, I remember whispering to a friend about how much fun it would be to join a group like Endless Praise,” Morrison recalled.&n

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