For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school. “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”
The Joshua C. Turner Arboretum at Union College has started to turn a new leaf. Union’s park-like campus has long been known for the more than 100 species of trees and bushes, and this school year the grounds crew has been working to improve the condition of or replace some of the trees which have been around since Union College was established in 1891.
Over the last few weeks, the new science and mathematics building has started to take shape on the north side of the campus. Basement walls have been poured, an elevator shaft climbs above the site and steel beams outline the framework of the building. Now you can check in on the contruction progress any time by visiting our construction web cam.
Note: Please feel free to check out the building progress as often as you wish, but please do not leave the video feed running on your computer for long periods of time.
Friday, Nov. 2, 11:00 p.m. CDT
The Union College disaster response team arrived back on campus tonight after driving straight through from New Jersey. While they were initially invited to the East Coast to be a part of the search and rescue operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the ten international rescue and relief students quickly learned that disaster response is about being ready for anything.
For Theresa Edgerton, Union’s College’s Career Center Coordinator, a career fair is about surveying options. “Sometimes you find something that sounds more interesting than what you first thought once you take a closer look,” said Edgerton, who put together today’s campus wide career fair. “God works in so many ways—career fairs can be a way He shows you options.”
Yesterday, 750 Union College students and employees took the day off from school to provide community service at nearly 80 sites around the city of Lincoln. Started in 1981 as Project Brush, Union's annual service day now known as Project Impact has seen an estimated 18,300 volunteers donate 115,000 hours over the past 31 years.
Jayme Anderson knows she was born to volunteer. As Project Impact coordinator, the senior elementary education major hopes to help her fellow Union College students find joy in volunteering, as well.
“I never really knew what my purpose in life was,” said Anderson, a secondary education major. “Then I started volunteering and I knew that I had found something I loved and wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
For singer and songwriter Shaun Groves, his desire to see children in poverty receive an eduction and opportunity equals his love for music. On Friday, August 31, the Texas native will use his musical talents at Union College to bring awareness to the plight of many hungry children around the world.
It doesn't take library users long to realize that some big changes have been made to the library catalog this summer. And in fact, those changes are still in progress. Here is a brief introduction to what is going on, why it is happening, and what library users can expect this fall.