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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 Hotshot

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 medic for the Wyoming Hotshots, fighting wildfires and rescuing accident victims on the state’s highways.

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.

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.

Michaela Lawrence-Jeffrey to speak for Power PAC

Michaela Lawrence-Jeffery never dreamed she would embark on a path to ministry when she first started college at Andrews University. In fact, we she left home, her mother—the wife of a pastor—warned her to stay away from the Adventist Theological Seminary on campus because those pastoral students “are a bit too desperate.”

Campion Academy wins volleyball tournament

The Campion Academy Cougars won the Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2015 two sets to none over the Midland Adventist Academy Mustangs on Saturday night, Oct. 17.

Issa sculptures on display in art gallery

Already featured across Union College’s campus, the work of graduate Victor Issa is on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through October 24. Issa’s work, including “Welcoming Jesus” next to the administration building and “Prince of Peace” in the Ortner Center Peace Sculpture Garden, demonstrate his lifelike bronze sculpture technique, which has been described as “creating living bronze.

Students plan fundraiser for Good Neighbor Community Center

For Union student Juliya Shirokova, the challenges faced by immigrants in a new country are very real. She experienced it herself when her family left Russia to find more opportunities and a better life in the United States. Now the senior psychology major hopes the Good Neighbor Community Center Samples of the World event can help many other immigrant families in Lincoln.

Aaron Shust to perform October 16

Contemporary christian artist Aaron Shust will be performing for Union College Family Worship on Friday, October 16th, at College View Church at 7:30 p.m. The Dove Award winning performer will bring his brand of praise highlight his belief in praising God through the storms.

Union College to host annual high school volleyball tournament

Women’s high school volleyball teams from around the country will soon gather at Union College on the weekend of October 15-17, 2015, for the annual Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2015. The tournament will continue the seeded pool play format adopted in the 2013 event. 

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

On September 29, 2015 at Business an article was published on physician assitants in America.

Please use the link below to read this very interesting article.

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Student Profile: Megan Corney


Megan Corney, a senior nursing major, shares how she came to Union College, and how she enjoys the close friendships she has developed during her time here.

IRR graduates find a calling in war-torn Ukraine

Frightened families huddled together trying to keep warm despite tattered and journey-warn clothing.  Any loud noise—even a honking car horn—makes them jump as if bombs are falling. These Ukrainians are just looking for a safe place to stay, and Andrew and Kelila Saunders are helping to provide for those families.

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.

Writing Award winners announced

Congratulations to the Union College Board of Trustees Writing Award recipients for the 2014-15 school year. Each winner in four categories was announced at the Leadership Symposium chapel on Sept. 22:

Student Profile: Sam Dinzey


Sam Dinzey, a sophomore business and graphic design major, shares how he came to Union College, and how he can stay thanks to the gifts of alumni and friends of the college.

Red Cross Club looking for volunteers to install smoke alarms on Sept. 27

For most people, a smoke alarm is a common, seldom-used safety feature that is often forgotten. But according to the National Fire Prevention Association, three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes without properly working smoke alarms—more than 900 people each year.

Refugee Migration Crisis: Learn and Act

For Dr. Ed Allen, a Bible and religious studies scholar and professor at Union College, watching the plight of refugees around the world meant more than just another bad story flashing by on the evening news.

“I was moved by the photos and news reports of refugees, particularly the three year old whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey and the refugees in Hungary,” said Allen. When he discovered the immensity of the worldwide refugee crisis, he starting planning an event to bring awareness to problem. 

Steve Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, to speak Sept. 22

Growing up as the president’s son has its perks, and so does be a Hollywood actor. For those who have wondered what it would be like to live in America’s spotlight, Steven Ford will give the inside details of what life is like as a White House resident and as a Hollywood star.

Ford, a teenager when his father became the 38th president of the United States, will share his insights on leadership in his talk “Learning Leadership from the President” at the Union College Leadership Symposium held during chapel time on Tuesday, September 22.

Lindsey Martinsen on nursing


Lindsey Martinsen, a 2014 nursing graduate, talks about why she chose to earn a bachelor of science in nursing at Union College.

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