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Union professor’s bedbug research draws international attention

Bedbugs—just the mention can start people scratching. But in the fight to control these blood-sucking, bedroom dwelling pests, a Union professor’s research, recently published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, drew attention from news outlets around the world.
 
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2016 Spring Concerts spread over a week

This school year the Division of Fine Arts Spring Concert is more of a concert series—with three different performances featuring a wide variety of music from many campus groups. So check out these events in the coming week—there is something for everyone.

Spring Concert

On Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m., the Union College atrium will be filled with a wonderful variety of music featuring the Union College Chamber Orchestra, Handbell Ensemble, Concert Winds, Unionaires and Union College Singers.

Video: Teaching Learning Center

Teaching Learning Center

If you stuggle academically, the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) has the academic coaches and accesiblity resources to help you succeed in college.

Filming and production
Eliezer Roque Cisneros

Leadership is a process

Photo of Selina Jeong holding up an "I love UNION!" sign during Project Impact

At Union, teamwork isn’t just for athletes. I would never have become who I am today without the support of my teammates in ASB and Campus Ministries.

During my freshman year, I received an email saying Campus Ministries was looking for a public relations person, someone to make posters. I had no idea what I was doing, but I applied. Little did I know this experience would begin my path to leadership.

PR class works for local nonprofits

Imagine walking into your first class of the fall semester and a new professor explains that you and your classmates will jump right into the work of creating a PR plan for a real nonprofit organization. That’s exactly what happened to David Deemer and Stefani Leeper when they walked into Pat Maxwell’s public relations principles class this year.

Heather Boulais honored as Bryan Health Trauma Champion

In the 16 months since Union College gymnast Heather Boulais sustained a traumatic brain injury during a practice, she has made steady progress toward recovery with the help of her family and a team of dedicated medical professionals. Now Bryan Health, the hospital that treated Boulais immediately following the accident and in the months afterward is honoring her and the people who contributed to her recovery by naming her a Trauma Champion.

Nursing students post perfect first-time pass rate on licensure exam

Photo of nursing students.

When all of Union College’s 2015 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN national nursing licensure exam on their first attempt, graduate Amber Alas knew it wasn’t a fluke.

“I knew the material. I remembered learning it in class,” she said. “I talked to friends from other schools, and they told me they hadn’t seen half the stuff on the test.”

Union to participate in 10,000 Acts of Peace

What is an act of peace? A group of Union College students in the Amnesty/Tiny Hands International Club plan to help answer this question for Lincoln at the 10,000 Acts of Peace rally on April 3 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at The Railyard in downtown Lincoln. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition, will celebrate 30 years of peacemaking in Lincoln.

Nominate the 2016 Library Teacher of the Year

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2016 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.

Former NFL couple to speak for chapel and dorm worship

Former NFL running back Reggie Dupard and his wife, life coach LaChanda Dupard, will be speaking for Union’s chapel on Tuesday, March 15. The couple will share their riveting story about growing up in the New Orleans projects, Reggie's rise to football stardom in high school, college and the NFL and the lessons they learned along the way about building positive relationships.

Video: Mandy Mekelburg on calling

 

Union College's Experience Your Calling program is designed to help students discover their gifts and passions and translate that into a course of study and a course for life. Find out how Mandy Mekelburg found her calling.

Oxford Handbooks Online Now Available

Image of Oxford Handbooks Online logo.Union College Library recently added three complete subject collections from the Oxford Handbooks Online database.

Video: Tuition Freedom Day 2016

 

Tuition Freedom Day 2016

You may know a lot about Union College, but did you know that the gifts of generous alumni and friends pay for 26 percent of the cost of each Union student's education?

There's more to college than classrooms

Photo of Drew Mekelburg playing for the Warriors.

My Union College experience was shaped by the people who took the extra step to include a quiet guy like me in their community, like my freshman year resident assistant (RA). He bought griddles every Sunday and all the guys on our floor ate breakfast together. If anything could get me out of my room, it was the smell of pancakes.

Don’t cheat yourself out of an education by staying in your room. Classes and homework are just part of college. It’s when you get to know people and see the world through their diverse perspectives that you really start to learn.

Mikeschair to play for Family Worship on Feb. 19

Popular Christian musical group Mikeschair will perform at Union College's Family Worship during the Invitational Basketball Tournament on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The group has recorded three albums and been nominated for numorous Dove awards over the past 10 years.

Union College presents Mike Mennard's "Captain Scrooge"

Ahoy mateys! Set sail with Union College for a fantastical voyage in Mike Mennard’s new musical, “Captain Scrooge and the Curse of the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” In his follow-up to the 2010 hit “That’s What Makes Them Pirates,” the cast of Union College students and alums will delight audiences of all ages as crusty Captain Scrooge—played by Mennard—learns the value of Christmas spirit thanks to his kindly first mate, Bob Cratchit, and a little help from pirates of the past.

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.

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