Tim Timmons to perform for Family Worship on Oct. 17

When Jessyka Albert, Union College’s Union for Christ director watched Tim Timmons’ testimony, she knew she had to bring him to Union. “He has such a great outlook on life and spirituality,” says Albert, “Just listening to his testimony was encouraging. That’s why I wanted to bring him for Family Worship.”

Union students help plan fundraiser for local community center

On Thursday night, October 16, College View Church's Heartland Hall will be transformed. Each year, the Good Neighbor Community Center holds the Samples of the World fundraiser—giving the city of Lincoln a chance to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a wide variety of countries and support the work of the center. But behind the food and fun, Union College students provided the vital support needed to make the event a reality.

Career Fair contact leads to summer internship

For many, career fairs conjure up images from high school of walking through rows of decorated booths as and overwhelming number of recruiters handed out free pens and brochures. But when Steven Foster attended the Union College Career Fair last fall, he discovered that finding an internship or a job is all about networking. And a career fair is a great place to network.

Union College to host annual high school volleyball tournament

Women’s high school volleyball teams from around the country will soon gather at Union College on the weekend of October 16-18 for the annual Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2014. Formerly known as the Mid-America Union Volleyball Tournament, the 2014 tournament will continue the seeded pool play format adopted in last year's event. 

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Former GC President Paulsen to speak for church service

UPDATE: due to flight delays, Dr. Paulsen will not make it to vespers on Friday night.

Dr. Jan Paulsen, former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will speak at Union College for Family Worship on Oct. 3 and give a sermon titled “Whatever Happens, it will be Okay,” for both services on Oct. 4 at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Olympic gold medalist to speak for Union’s Leadership Symposium

As a Cornhusker linebacker, Nebraska native Curtis Tomasevicz faced barreling lineman nearly twice his size. But that’s nothing compared to hurtling down the side of a cliff at 90 mph with nothing to protect you but a tin can. “Bobsledding is kind of scary,” he said. “When you look over that cliff, you can’t see more than 50 meters in front of you.”

Class officers elected for 2014-2015

Congratulations to the following students elected this morning as class officers.

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Iraq memorial service aims to begin healing, reconciliation

“We received nonstop phone calls begging us for help,” said Laila Khoudeida, a Lincoln woman whose Yazidi family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12. “I cannot sit around and do nothing about what they are telling me.”

The Yazidi are a group of Kurdish-speaking people who live largely in northern Iraq. In early August, President Obama drew attention to the slaughter and persecution of Yazidis by ISIL in Iraq when he authorized food drops and air strikes to help save a UN estimated 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar.

Writing Awards winners announced for 2014

Congratulations to the recipients of the fourth annual Union College Board of Trustess Writing Awards. They have each received a $1000 check to reward their excellence in writing.
 
  • First-Year Research Writing
    Emily Wood, “Bridging the Gap: Yoga as a Treatment Method for Eating Disorder Recovery”
  • Upper-Division Research Writing
    Michael Rohm, “Land of a Thousand Dreams”
  • Expository Writing

Nursing chair honored by the Nebraska Action Coalition

Nicole Orian, chair of the Division of Nursing, was honored as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Nebraska Action Coalition. This award honors 40 emerging nurse leaders in the state of Nebraska under the age of 40. A celebration of the nurse leaders was held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on the evening of Thursday, September 18.

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