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Called to be a Warrior

For some, finding a life calling can be a long winding road, while others come to college with a clear vision for their future. For Andrew ’04 and Stephanie Vercio Larson ’03, college was a little bit of both.

Called to the last frontier

Snow-capped peaks and miles of pristine Alaskan coastline might seem like the vacation of a lifetime. But to Roddy ’11 and Stephanie Eldenburg ’11 Bollinger, it’s home—a place to enjoy the natural beauty of creation and fulfill their calling to provide healthcare to residents of the state’s most prominent city.

Social work in South America

Susy Gomez’s heart broke as she listened to the new college student share his story. The young Peruvian engineering student had excellent grades and a full scholarship, but between him and his mother, a disabled woman who tried to feed the family by selling barbecue, they could not raise the $100 for additional school expenses like supplies.

New associate dean of students aims to digitally connect campus

For many college students, email is a relic from the ancient past and has gone the way of dinosaurs, the typewriter and landline telephones. Now in an effort to more effectively communicate with students, Union College has built a new social media network on campus to create an electronic community as vibrant and diverse as Union’s real-life campus.

Union hosts more than 600 gymnasts for Acrofest 2015

(Published in CORDmagazine Winter 15/16)

H undreds of gymnasts from Seventh-day Adventist colleges and high schools from across North America gathered at Union College in November for Acrofest 2015, an event packed with clinics, training, demonstrations and spiritual lessons.

Editorial: I got a great deal on an education

Editorial for CORDmagazine Winter 15/16

I can’t tell you why I chose Union College. When I made the decision in summer 2011, I shocked myself and my family. Looking back, I see no logical reason to choose Union. I was not a Seventh-day Adventist. None of my friends had ever heard of Union College, and I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to study.

Video: Merry Christmas from Union College 2015

 

Merry Christmas from Union College.

Our musical holiday card for 2015 features the Union College Singers directed by Dr. Ricky Little. “Sweet Baby Jesus,” was composed by Pastor Deneil Clarke, worship pastor at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of Union College.

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Video: Acrofest 2015 clinic highlights

 

Experience a taste of the clinic portion of Acrofest 2015, an event where more than 600 gymnasts from Adventist academies and colleges across North America gathered at Union College to learn, perform and build friendships. To see the grand final show, visit: www.ucollege.edu/Acrofest2015GrandFinaleVideo

Foot clinic receives $20,000 grant from Tom's of Maine

Feet, especially homeless feet, can be scary or intimidating for many. But as Kailen Bricker cared for one pair after another, she felt her perceptions change and became far more interested in the people to whom they were attached. “They are just like us,” she said of the 30 or so homeless clients who come to Matt Talbot Community Kitchen and Outreach each month for Union College’s foot clinic

Graduate wins award studying snakebites in India

It didn’t take long for Benjamin Herzel to see the snake problem. In the first day of his field research on snake density in India, the 2014 Union College graduate saw professional snake catchers capture, count and release 120 snakes—mostly Indian cobras and Russel’s vipers—in four hours.

IRR major spends the summer as a wildland fire fighter

Some summer jobs involve flipping burgers, watching youngsters swim or filing in an office, but not for Connor Kraegel. The senior international rescue and relief major spent an exciting summer as a Wildland fire fighter for the Shoshone National Forest Wildland Fire Module, fighting wildfires in the region.

Korth receives first Keeling Selfless Service Award

Although she hasn’t hoisted a rifle or survived a boot camp herself, first year physician assistant student Shannon Korth understands the sacrifice made by those in the military every day.

Jeannette Wetmore, Union librarian passes away

Union College mourns the loss of friend and colleague Jeannette Wetmore, who passed away Monday morning, Nov. 16. from complications arising from previously undiagnosed cancer. 

Jeannette graduated from Union in 2003 with degrees in communication and English, and went on to earn her master's in libary and information science from the University of North Carolina. She has worked in the Union College library since 2008 as the public services librarian and an assistant professor, and was a driving force in the library's research assistance program.

Union College to host Acrofest 2015

Hundreds of gymnasts from Seventh-day Adventist colleges and high schools from across North America will gather at Union College on November 11-14 for Acrofest 2015, an event packed with clinics, training, demonstrations and spiritual lessons. 

Shane & Shane to perform at Union College Nov. 13

Dove awarding winning praise and worship group Shane & Shane will be performing at Union College on Friday, November 13, for Family Worship during the Acrofest 2015 weekend. Best known for songs like “Without You” and “Praise the Name of Jesus,” these longtime friends and collaborators have dedicated their lives to creating worship music and helping other aspiring musicians do the same.

Video: Project Impact 2015

For the 35th time, Union College students took a day off from school to serve the Lincoln community. More than 800 students and employees served nearly 70 sites around the city to continue a tradition that is the longest running collegiate service day in the county.

Civil rights activist to speak for inaugural George Gibson Lecture Series event

To Bob Zellner, the American civil rights movement is far more than something you read in history books, read in the newspaper, or watched on TV. This Alabama-born son of a former Ku Klux Klan member has spent 50 years fighting for equal rights for all Americans, suffering right alongside famous leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

Video: New program helps student teachers

 

Ever wonder what it's like to begin the first day of school for teachers? Three education students share their experience in the new "Precession" program where they spend two weeks in a school, a week preparing for the first day, and then the first week of classes.

Michaela Lawrence-Jeffrey to speak for Power PAC

Michaela Lawrence-Jeffery never dreamed she would embark on a path to ministry when she first started college at Andrews University. In fact, we she left home, her mother—the wife of a pastor—warned her to stay away from the Adventist Theological Seminary on campus because those pastoral students “are a bit too desperate.”

Campion Academy wins volleyball tournament

The Campion Academy Cougars won the Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2015 two sets to none over the Midland Adventist Academy Mustangs on Saturday night, Oct. 17.

Issa sculptures on display in art gallery

Already featured across Union College’s campus, the work of graduate Victor Issa is on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through October 24. Issa’s work, including “Welcoming Jesus” next to the administration building and “Prince of Peace” in the Ortner Center Peace Sculpture Garden, demonstrate his lifelike bronze sculpture technique, which has been described as “creating living bronze.

Students plan fundraiser for Good Neighbor Community Center

For Union student Juliya Shirokova, the challenges faced by immigrants in a new country are very real. She experienced it herself when her family left Russia to find more opportunities and a better life in the United States. Now the senior psychology major hopes the Good Neighbor Community Center Samples of the World event can help many other immigrant families in Lincoln.

Aaron Shust to perform October 16

Contemporary christian artist Aaron Shust will be performing for Union College Family Worship on Friday, October 16th, at College View Church at 7:30 p.m. The Dove Award winning performer will bring his brand of praise highlight his belief in praising God through the storms.

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 15-17, 2015, for the annual Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2015. The tournament will continue the seeded pool play format adopted in the 2013 event. 

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

On September 29, 2015 at Business Insider.com an article was published on physician assitants in America.

Please use the link below to read this very interesting article.

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

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