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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.

Union to host choral students for annual music festival

Students from academies and high schools across the Mid-America territory will descend on the Union College campus next week for the 63rd Annual Music Festival, held February 3-6.

Union honors People’s City Mission with Community Partnership Award

For some, People’s City Mission is a place of hope when they have nowhere else to turn. For others, the mission is a place that brings out the best in people.

Information for new students, Spring registration 2016

We're looking forward to seeing you this Sunday on campus. Here are a few things you may need to know:

A life in words: Union says goodbye to librarian and alumna Jeannette Wetmore

Early in the morning on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, Jeannette Wetmore died in her mother’s arms, surrounded by the love of close friends. She was 39. Previously undetected cancer led to the growth of tumors that put pressure on her brain stem. Her death came as a shock to her family, friends and Union College. She had lived a largely unimpaired life until that week, and despite several trips to the hospital, the cancer was not diagnosed until hours before her death. 

ForeSight: Maximizing the value of assets

Rich ’69 and Lynnet DeRemer ’70 Reiner purchased two small duplexes in Lincoln, Neb., in 1969 and eventually grew the investment to about a dozen rental properties in the city. Forty-five years later the couple has found a way to use these properties to build a spirit of philanthropy within their family while helping shape the future of Union College.

How one man and one school changed a family

In 1918 Frank Forbes married Elsie Appenzeller in their hometown of Rago in eastern Colorado.  After the Great Depression they settled on a 640-acre farm near Akron where they raised their five children.

The youngest three, Donald, Frank Jr. and Robert (Bob) were rowdy boys who grew up with knives and guns in their hands, and frequently skipped school to play pool at the local tavern. They were also in trouble with law enforcement officials for reckless driving and ignoring hunting regulations.

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.

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