Academics

Seeking Nominations for Library Teacher of the Year 2015

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Union College teacher's support of the library during the school year and grants him or her the opportunity to expand an area of the library's collection which is of particular professional interest.

World War I's Total War and Propaganda

On Wednesday evening, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the library classroom (room 121), assistant professor of history, Ben Tyner will speaking about “Total War and Propaganda” during World War I.

Adventist Health System makes $2 million endowment gift to Union College

At the Union College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 9, Rich Reiner, Executive Vice President of Adventist Health System (AHS) and President/CEO Multi-State Division, announced Union College will be receiving a $2 million gift from AHS. Adventist Health System, a Florida based health care provider that operates 45 hospitals in 10 states including Colorado and Kansas, has given Union College $2 million to create a permanent endowed chair for a professor in the Division of Business and Computer Science.

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.”

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

Experience the Great War: Library Fair September 18, 2014

The annual library fair will commemorate the start of World War I this year. For those of you new to Union College and unfamiliar with the annual library fair tradition, this is an open house event to which students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to visit the library, enjoy food, experience learning activities, and perhaps win prizes while learning more about the library. This fall's fair will take place on September 18, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Emily's five strategies for earning scholarships

When I came to Union College as a freshman in the fall of 2013, I brought $15,750 worth of outside scholarship money with me. Combined with the scholarships I got from Union, I received a total of $43,250—enough to pay for my entire freshman year and then some. The story of this amazing haul started with my decision to come to Union, and my uncertainty about whether I could afford it.

Krueger Center officially opened

Even when angry skies drove the ceremony indoors, more than 200 employees, students, alumni and friends of Union College found reason to celebrate as the new Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics was officially opened with a ribbon cutting on May 8.

Nursing students learn in the Nicaraguan jungle

“Lindsay, get up, there is a woman in labor that needs our help.” The voice from the darkness jarred Union College nursing major Lindsay Harrison from her midnight slumber.  As her mind cleared of its sleepy grogginess, suddenly the hot Nicaraguan jungle, the villagers and her Frontier Nursing class came flooding back into her consciousness.

She quickly jumped from her resting place and discovered the disembodied voice belonged to Adam Neep, a Union international rescue and relief student who had come to take her to the laboring mother in the nearby village.

Math professor explores benefits of online classes on campus

This is a different kind of math classroom. To start with, it's very quiet. Most of the students wear headphones, and the teacher isn't standing at the front. Instead of lecturing, Dr. Larry Ray, professor of mathematics, has pulled up a chair beside a student to help work through a tricky problem. As soon as that student understands, he hurries off to the next raised hand. This is a new online/offline hybrid mathematics class at Union for students taking precalculus and calculus. 

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