Dr. Kenneth Osborn grew up on a farm near St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended and graduated from Missouri Western State University. Then he went on to get his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from the University of Kansas. Osborn has been married to his wonderful wife, Kim, for nearly eight years now.
Union College professors Mike Mennard and Jim McClelland will unveil their new book of poetry, The Left-sock Tree, on Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indigo Bridge Books.
Union College Library in collaboration with the Writing Studio, Teaching Learning Center, Career Center, ESL, and the Campus Store is pleased to announce One Book One Union 2010-2011. This year's selection, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read by John Corcoran, is the story of a man who finished high school and college, became a teacher, and later started his own business, all without being able to read proficiently. He finally learned to read when he was 48 years old.
On Sept. 24, Union College will host the fourth annual Nebraska Writing Center Consortium meeting featuring guest speaker Dr. Rasha Diab, assistant professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas-Austin.
In addition to delivering the keynote address for the conference, Diab will also give a talk titled “Embracing the Rhetoric of Peace: Insights from Indigenous Practice/Practices” for an Academic Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 23, in Woods Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Worship credit will be given for attendance.
Two original watercolor paintings by Jim McClelland, professor of art, have been selected to hang in the United States embassy in Suriname for three years as part of the Arts in Embassies program.
The paintings, a pair of greenwing macaws and a landscape depicting a flock of landing snow geese, were selected to hang in the embassy by Ambassador John Nay, one of McClelland’s students from his time teaching at Battle Creek Academy.
Faculty response to the Films on Demand trial has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, faculty are so excited, we could not wait until next fall to start an annual subscription to the database. When the trial subscription ends on March 10, Union College will seamlessly move into a regular annual subscription to Films on
Fernando Ortega, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, will be performing a free concert at Union College at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19. A musician since the age of eight, Ortega perfected his unique sounds at the University of New Mexico before releasing his first album in 1994. This will be his third performance at Union College.