Union College was awarded the Grower Designation of the Governor's Excellence in Wellness Award on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the WorkWell annual awards banquet held at the Rococo Theatre.
Union College was one of 28 award recipients out of the 130 WorkWell member companies. The criteria for the award was a company that offers a health and wellness program for their employees with varied programs to encourage annual health assessments, annual cholesterol screening, exercise and healthy food choices and the program is deemed a successful wellness program by having more than 50 percent active participation numbers and is supported by upper management.
"More and more companies are creating Wellness programs because they improve productivity and job satisfaction," said Nancy Petta, professor of human performance and chair of Union's Wellness Committee. "At Union, it's even more important because we really care about each other not only as colleagues, but as friends."
While the award is based on last year's performance, the Wellness Committee is continuing to provide opportunities for personal improvement this year based on the NEWSTART program. Each month, a different element of NEWSTART is emphasized:
N= Nutrition (September)
E= Exercise (October)
W= Water (November)
S= Sunshine (December)
T= Temperance (January)
A= Air (February)
R= Rest (March)
T= Trust in Divine Power (April)
During the 2009-2010 flu season, EBSCOhost is making H1N1 resources from its evidenced-based medicine databases available for free. The special H1N1 portal is divided into three sections, one each for clinicians, nurses, and patients. According to the current issue of College & Research Libraries News, "the For Patients section includes current, easy-to-understand articles written for non-medical professionals." The clinician and nurse sections draw on information from EBSCO's DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center databases. To access this resource, visi
Health Education Solutions (HES), an internet-based certification and recertification avenue for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, has announced a partnership with Union College to offer online certification courses. Union’s healthcare faculty is responsible for the curriculum, and HES administers the courses online.
In celebration of National Library Week 2009, the Union College Library is pleased to announce that Tanya Cochran is this year's Library Teacher of the Year. Cochran was chosen for her outstanding record of collaboration with library staff in teaching research skills and the promotion of library resources. During the 2009-2010 school year, Cochran will receive $500 "spendi
As Union Scholars focus their attention on finding solutions to global issues, they have the distinct advantage of having international travel and study built right into the honors curriculum.
The three week course in May 2010 began with a couple days of instruction at Union College then moved on to Sabah, Malaysia where students conducted "windshield" surveys of the village researching their needs. The trip concluded with visits to Hong Kong and China.
Students, faculty, and staff can now login to EBSCOhost databases from off campus by entering the five-character barcode located on the reverse side of their Union College ID cards. In order for this feature to work, searchers must access EBSCOhost through the following link: http://sear
Union College Library is currently running a trial to EBSCOhost's Literary Reference Center database. Students and staff may access the database between November 17, 2008 and February 14, 2009. Literary Reference Center is a completely fulltext database containing thousands of literary criticism articles,
He's from Florida; she's from Texas. And although Alan and Rachel Orrison have lived in Nebraska for several years, the surrounding scenery is still new. While traveling through areas such as the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore, a focus on prairie scenes emerged in their photography.