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Video: Project Impact 2016

Project Impact 2016

Union College kicks off every school year with Project Impact—a day off from classes to serve the Lincoln Community. This year we followed Ashley Bower and a group of freshmen as they experienced Project Impact for the first time.

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Union to phase out Guaranteed Education and Best of Both Worlds

Union College recently announced that two programs will be phased out at the end of the spring 2017 semester: Guaranteed Education and Best of Both Worlds.

“We know our students love the scholarships that help make Union a great value,” said Nadine Nelson, vice president for Enrollment and Student Financial Services. “We believe these changes will help us ensure we have the resources to continue funding our program that offers four-year renewable scholarships from $5,000 up to free tuition to each incoming freshman.”

Fine Arts Christmas Concert to be held Dec. 9

The Union College Division of Fine Arts will present their annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 9, featuring all the Union ensemble vocal and instrumental groups and individual performers—and an appearance from Union’s Hubbard harpsichord for the first time in more than 15 years.

How to save a life

IRR students don’t just learn how to save lives—they actually do it.

Beyond the bottom line

It was the first day of his summer internship at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Spencer Way was walking down the pristine halls of the giant hospital with Kent Tucker who was then Vice President for Ancillary Services. To Way’s surprise, Tucker knew every single person they passed. He would ask, how was your trip last weekend? Or, how is your sister doing? During that two-hour tour, Tucker taught Way the most important thing about leadership that he would ever learn.

“People matter first and last,” Way said of what he learned from Tucker.

Union welcomes Trana as VP for Financial Administration

After three months of searching, Union College welcomes Steve Trana as vice president for Financial Administration. Trana accepted the job after a two-week interview process involving campus committees and the Board of Trustees. He will take the reins of the Office of Financial Administration on December 5, just in time to finish the fall semester.

The other side of the law

All it took was one ride along with a Lincoln police officer and Arcelia Gomez was hooked. Now after a series of mentorships and internships, the senior social work major found a job in the Lincoln Police Department supporting crime victims.

Campos exhibit aims to integrate art with religion

“Good theology must have good art,” said Abner Campos. The senior theology major believes that in a culture that relies so heavily on visual communication, the church must activly use art and design as a means to share the gospel.

Video: Daralynn and Angelica's video home #2 - Happy Birthday Mom!

 

Daralynn and Angelica's vlog #2 - Happy Birthday Mom!

South Florida natives Daralynn and Angelica Choate enrolled at Union this year as freshmen after enjoying their visit to Lincoln during a Preview Days Weekend last school year. Now they are creating weekly vlogs to keep their family updated about their lives.

Two PA students published in scholarly journals

For most Union College PA students, their capstone project—similar to a master’s thesis—ends with a presentation to the PA faculty, staff, and their fellow students. But for Tamara Dietze and Ashley Waldrep, their capstone projects lived on when they were recently published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

Nursing student gets a taste of life “on the floor”

For Mattison Jenks, the life of a full-time nurse will come as no surprise when she embarks on her nursing preceptorship next semester.  All nurses spend a month on the hospital floor the last semester before graduation, but Jenks experienced a strong dose of full-time nursing life during an externship at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio last summer.

Halley receives 40 Under 40 award from Nebraska Action Coalition

Jackie Halley, an assistant professor in Union College’s nursing program, was recently recognized as one of the 40 Under 40, an award from the Nebraska Action Coalition honoring 40 emerging Nebraska nursing leaders under the age of 40. Halley accepted the award at a celebration of nurse leaders held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on September 16.

Disney inspired student photo project on display in McClelland Art Gallery

When inspiration struck Kaitlynn Toay for a photography class assignment, she began a year-long journey that combined two of her passions—her friends and Disney stories. The results of her work on display in the McClelland Art Gallery from now through November 20.

Union College Singers to perform at Adventist leadership meetings

The Union College Singers will perform for the annual Year-End Meetings of the North American Division—the organization tasked with guiding the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

Presidential historian to discuss the impact of character on presidential leadership

“I can’t remember a time I wasn’t interested in history,” said Richard Norton Smith, who grew up enjoying the stories of his grandparents. On Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., Smith will speak for the second annual George Gibson Lecture Series on  “Presidential Leadership: Does Character Matter?”

Collegedale wins volleyball and Campion wins soccer tournament

The Collegedale Eagles won the volleyball bracket and the Campion Cougars won the soccer bracket at the 2016 Union College Invitational Tournament on Saturday night, Oct. 22.

Sanctus Real to join Union's Family Worship on Oct. 21

Sanctus Real, a popular contemporary Christian band, will join Union College for Family Worship on Friday, October 21.

The Dove award winning band, best known for songs such as “Lead Me” and “Forgiven,” formed 20 years ago and is comprised of Mark Graalman on drums; Chris Rohman on guitar; Dustin Lolli, who replaced Matt Hammitt as the lead singer at the beginning of 2016; Jake Rye on bass; and Seth Huff, on both the guitar and piano.

Union graduate creates Kickstarter sensation

It looks like a pharmaceutical ad commonly aired on nearly every television channel. Mark McLachlan, a 2012 Union College graduate stares into the camera as he describes his fidgety downward spiral—first pens clicking and toe tapping, then “hitting rock bottom” when buying giant rolls of bubble wrap to pop.

Growing up Gandhi: Grandson of nonviolent revolutionary to speak at Union

Arun grew up far from the plains of Nebraska. Born and raised in South Africa, he suffered violent bullying because his Indian heritage meant he didn’t fit into the white or black cliques. Finally, at age 12, Arun decided to fight fire with fire, and started exercising and training to fight back.

Concerned for his well-being, Arun’s parents took him on an extended trip back to their native India to stay with his grandfather, Mohandas K. Gandhi—better known as Mahatma Gandhi.

Interview with Union teacher, Elysia Ockenga

Elysia Ockenga is beginning her seventh year as a teacher at Union, working in the Division of Nursing. A graduate of Union herself, Ockenga’s teaches the Mental Health and Pharmacology classes in the nursing curriculum. “As I teach these classes I try to keep in mind that I am training nurses who will take care of someone's mother, child, grandparent, or spouse.

Interview with Union Teacher, Susan Byers

After teaching for 30 years and traveling around the globe, including mission work in Thailand, Susan Byers is lending her talents to the Division of Human Development. Byers has traveled from Thunderbird Adventist Academy in Arizona to come teach at Union. As Union graduate, she is looking forward to reconnecting with the friendly and the nurturing atmosphere the college provides.

Interview with Union Staff, Kieren Bailey

Kieren Bailey became a librarian as a result of answering God’s calling. This summer as a result of answering another calling from God she joined Union College as the new Public Services Librarian after working at several other Adventist colleges—including Oakwood University and Canadian University College (now Burman University).

Interview with Union Staff, Larinda Fandrich

Larinda Fandrich has spent the previous two years teaching at Union college, adding her 30 years of experience to the Union collective. After working across America at several medical centers and hospitals, Fandrich took up teaching in the nursing program, helping further the college’s students.

Union: When did you realize you were called to be a nurse?

U.S.News ranks Union one of America's best colleges

Photo of students studying on campus.

In its annual comparison of colleges, U.S. News has once again designated Union College one of America's "Best Colleges." This year, Union is ranked number 32 in its category of Midwestern colleges. This is the eleventh consecutive year Union has earned a spot on the publication's top-tier.

Library Fair: Union College Through the Decades

The 2016 library fair will be a celebration of the Union College's 125 years. Make plans now to attend on September 22 between 3 and 6 p.m. 

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