Academics

Welcome Our New Librarians

We are excited to introduce our new librarians, Rebecca Macomber and Bruce McClay.

Rose named new vice president for Academic Administration

Union College concluded the search for a new vice president for Academic Administration this week by naming Dr. Frankie Rose, currently an associate professor of biology at Union. Rose will assume the new role—which provides leadership for all things academic at Union—when Malcolm Russell retires this summer from the position he held for 13 years.

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.

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

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.

The chief of change—Union creates a position to develop new academic programs

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

For Michelle Velazquez Mesnard, change is her job. This summer Mesnard was appointed as the newly-created Associate Vice President for Academic Initiatives, and while her new job will involve supporting academic and faculty development at Union College, her primary role will be change.

U.S. News ranks Union among America's best, most diverse colleges


Union College has once again been named among “America’s Best Colleges” in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. Coming in at number 48 in the Midwest regional colleges category, this is the tenth consecutive year Union has been recognized as a top-tier school.

Introducing EBSCO's New eBook App for Tablets and Phones

New York Times Online Available Starting August 3

New Databases Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Through the NebraskAccess program the Nebraska Library Commission provides state-wide access to a number of library databases funded by the state legislature. Significant changes to the array of databases available through NebraskAccess take effect on July 1, 2015.

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