Academics

Union Scholars Travel to Chicago for Winter Break

Chicago during the winter is a fascinating place. Eight Scholars experienced some of what Chicago has to offer on a trip there during Winter Break, February 10-13, 2011. Arriving in Chicago by rented van at 5:00 pm on Thursday, the students spent the evening in the Art Institute of Chicago, which was free of admission that evening. On a whirlwind tour, they saw most of the highlights of the museum, including Georges Seurat’s "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"

Union nursing graduates continue to have highest NCLEX pass rate in Nebraska

Union College nursing graduates posted the highest pass rate in the state of Nebraska on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, for a fifth straight quarter, ending in December 2010. Since October 2009, Union's 97 percent pass rate has surpassed the fourteen other nursing schools in the state and the Nebraska (88 percent) and national (87 percent) averages.

DynaMed Trial: An Evidenced Based Medicine Database

From now until April 7, 2011, DynaMed will be available for the students and faculty who are interested in medical topics to explore.  DynaMed offers clinically organized summaries for more than 3,000 topics, surveillance of more than 500 journals, and daily content updates.  If you have questio

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PA students learn through service

For Chris Kinney, now in his third year of Union College’s physician assistant program, becoming a PA was never about the money. And his experiences serving the Lincoln community through the PA program’s many outreach venues has only strengthened his desire to help people.

Giving senior citizens a sporting chance


Grace Williams, a senior business sports management major, plans to start a fitness center for senior citizens.

Illiteracy: Myths & Facts Discussion January 19

What do you believe about illiteracy?  Is someone who cannot read or write stupid?  Is illiteracy primarily a socioeconomic problem? Does there come a point when it is too late for a person to learn to read?  These are all common myths about adult illiteracy.  Join us on January 19, 2011 for a discussion of John Corcoran's book, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, and learn the truth about these as other issues related to literacy.  Debbie Forshee-Sweeney from Union's Teaching Learning Center will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Nursing graduates achieve top NCLEX pass rate

Union College nursing graduates posted a 97.3 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, for the last year from October 2009 to October 2010.  Union finished well ahead of the Nebraska pass rate (88.32 percent) and the national pass rate (87.56 percent) and had the highest rate of the fourteen schools of nursing in the state.

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The Changing Face of the Library Catalog

If you have searched the library catalog recently, you are already aware that it looks different than it used to. On November 23 the old iLink Web interface was replaced with the new e-Library.

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Introducing One Book One Union 2010-2011

Union College Library in collaboration with the Writing Studio, Teaching Learning Center, Career Center, ESL, and the Campus Store is pleased to announce One Book One Union 2010-2011.  This year's selection, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read by John Corcoran, is the story of a man who finished high school and college, became a teacher, and later started his own business, all without being able to read proficiently.  He finally learned to read when he was 48 years old.

Share Your Suggestions with the Library

 Your comments and suggestions about the library do make a difference to the library staff.  We are interested in hearing what Union College students and employees have to say about the library.  Currently several venues are open for submitting your feedback. 

A two-question survey is open on Survey Monkey until November 19.  A link to this survey has been emailed to all students and employees.  If you have not yet participated, look for your invitation in your email inbox.

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