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Tuition Freedom Day 2015

March 3, 2015—Seventy-four percent of the way through the school year—was Tuition Freedom Day at Union College.

On March 3rd, we celebrated the day that our students' tuition no longer covered the cost of their education and the gifts of generous alumni and donors made up the other 26 percent. Take a moment to thank a donor today.

Congratulations to the ASB executive officers for 2015-2016

The results are in for next year's Associated Student Body executive officers. Congratulations to:

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.

Sidewalk Prophets to perform Friday, Feb. 20

The Sidewalk Prophets will be performing for Family Worship this Friday night at the College View Church at 7:30, as part of their Great Big Family Room tour. Admission is free and open to the community. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

The Dove award-winning contemporary Christian band consists of David Frey, Ben McDonald, Cal Joslin, Justin Nace, and Shaun Tomczak. And, of course, their music is all about ministering.

Ceremony honors Jorgensen Hall as demolition commences

Following the regular meeting of the Union College Board of Trustees, a group of board members, employees, students and friends gathered on the gray, moist afternoon of Feb. 9 to say a last goodbye to Jorgensen Hall.

The stately brick building across the street from the College View Church has served as the home of the Division of Science and Mathematics since 1946 until professors and student moved across campus to the all new 55,000 square foot Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics.

Video: The Studio for Writing and Speaking

Students talk about The Studio for Writing and Speaking

If you need a fellow brainstormer, an extra pair of eyes for grammar glitches, or just plain encouragement to hang in there while preparing a paper or speech, visit the consultants in the Studio in room 116 in the library. To learn more, visit http://www.ucollege.edu/academic-area...

Union to host 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 62nd Annual Music Festival, held February 4-7.

Union Bank honored with inaugural Community Partnership Award

When Union College set out to show their appreciation to the many organizations that have supported it’s mission in the Lincoln community, they found none more supportive than their neighbor across the street, Union Bank and Trust. 

Student gymnast injured during practice [UPDATED 2:00 p.m. Jan. 29]

[UPDATE 2:00 p.m. - Jan 29] The Union College Gymnaires returned to practice last week with a modified training program, while continuing to support and pray for their injured teammate, Heather Boulais.

IRR seniors head to Nicaragua

On January 19, seven International Relief and Rescue students, alongside IRR instructor Aaron Kent, traveled to Nicaragua for their annual overseas semester—the final step in completing the degree.

This year’s group includes seniors Emilian Grigor, Amy Matsuda, Jonatan Rojas, Shannice Baker, Tyler Underwood, Tylar Bissell, and Connar Kragel.

While in Nicaragua, students will obtain experience in the fields of medicine, community interactions, and international development.

Union student's essay wins McDonald's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest

When Union College sophomore J-Fiah Reeves heard about the opportunity to enter the McDonald’s Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Essay Contest, he jumped at the chance to explore the life and ideas of the civil rights leader.

The contest asked Nebraska students to write what King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech meant to them. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about Dr. King and listen to the whole speech,” said Reeves.

At Union Market, students can eat cereal to help feed hungry Lincolnites

For the next month, Union College students and the Lincoln community can eat at Union Market, the college’s dining hall, and help hungry Lincolnites at the same time.

Now through February 20, “Kellogg has partnered with Union College to encourage students to make the choice that makes a difference by participating in the ‘Eat.Share.Prosper.’ program,” said Jennifer Jaacks, a spokesperson for Kelloggs, in a news release.

Welcome, new students!

The new semester is starting, and we're excited for the new faces arriving on our campus. Here's a quick reference list of important information to make sure you're prepared:

Video: Merry Christmas from Union College

 

Merry Christmas from Union College.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful year, and that your holidays be filled with the joy of the good news of God’s gift to us.

 

The Ultimate FAFSA Tutorial

The government's Student Federal Aid office has already created incredibly helpful tutorials. They are interesting, short and factual. You can see all of the videos here

Learn most the most important things about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) below. Important things to remember:

How to Budget for College pt. 4: Federal Aid

Every student at Union College has some form of financial aid.

Financial aid could include scholarships, federal loans and/or grants. If you pay taxes, you are eligilbe for federal financial assistance for yourself or your children going to college. Here's the breakdown on federal loans and grants available. 

 

Taking every opportunity to lead

In her light gray, long-sleeved Social Work Club t-shirt and dark skinny jeans, Shawna Ansari, 24, sat cross-legged on a rustic oak coffee table in the second floor lounge of Rees Hall. A senior at Union College, Ansari reflected on life events that resulted in leadership roles, both at her summer job at North Star Camp and at Union College.

Smiling as the autumn sunshine streamed through the lounge window and illuminated the amber glint in her eyes, she told me it all began at age nine with her first trip to North Star Camp in Brainerd, Minn.

Campus clubs build leadership skills

Like many student leaders at Union College, Sameera Sigdel didn't go looking to be in charge. But thanks to Union's leadership minor and campus work experience, when the time came she was ready.

Born and raised in Nepal, Sigdel first arrived in America in 2009 to attend Campion Academy in Colorado. Told that it was a safe place for international students to attend school, Sigdel started classes that September—a choice that set her on the path to Union College.

How to Budget for College pt. 3: Work During School

My Story

Despite having great grades in high school, I was nervous about heading to college. What if the classes were too hard? What if I blended into the crowd? What if no one noticed if I stopped going to classes? 

McClelland Art Gallery to feature a variety of student work

Throughout the remainder of the Fall 2014 semester, Union College’s McClelland Art Gallery will feature exhibits the works of Brittney Lippincott, as well as exhibits from Bruce Forbes’ Photography and Digital Imaging classes, and a comprehensive flashback of works summarizing the Family Worship vespers that have taken place over the semester.

Imperfect

Video: Becky Krueger on finding her calling

 
Becky Krueger wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life when she started out at Union. But thanks to wise advice, she chose a path to a career as a dentist. And now she couldn't be happier.
 
To learn more about finding your calling at Union College, visit www.ucollege.edu/calling
 
 

Video: Why I chose International Rescue and Relief

 
Matthew Russell, who graduated with a degree in International Rescue and Relief in 2014, explains why he liked the IRR program and what makes it so unique.
 
To learn more, visit www.ucollege.edu/irr

Tip #6: Be Considerate of Everyone Else's Beliefs

Corrine Huthoefer became interested in international rescue and relief as a major shortly after her house caught on fire. 

Leading behind the scenes

Meetings with the garbage collectors, meetings with the college president, presentations to the faculty and students, more meetings with deans and resident assistants, speeches at colloquiums—Joe Hofmann is busy. A nursing major also working toward minors in leadership and psychology and an associate degree in Pre-Allied Health, Hofmann is also the resident assistant for village students at Union, s Student Center supervisor and a columnist for Union College’s newspaper, the Clocktower.

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