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.

Introducing EBSCO's New eBook App for Tablets and Phones

Union launches degree in international relations

In fall 2015, Union College wil begin offering a bachelor of arts’s degree in international relations, a program designed to prepare students for careers requiring global perspectives within government service, business and law.

New York Times Online Available Starting August 3

New Databases Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Through the NebraskAccess program the Nebraska Library Commission provides state-wide access to a number of library databases funded by the state legislature. Significant changes to the array of databases available through NebraskAccess take effect on July 1, 2015.

The Library Acquires New Online Periodical Collections

In preparation for fall classes, the library is in the process of adding four new online resources. JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences II collections as well as the Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive are already available through the library's website.

Union professor reaches out to veterans in prison

When he pulled off the road and stopped at the 66 Station in Rockport, Texas, a few summers ago, Bill Fitts ran into the last person he expected to see.

“My wife and I were going on a vacation,” he recalled. “We were taking a little girl who is autistic with us. She’s a really neat kid—eleven years old. And the ladies said, ‘We need to make a pit stop,’ so I pulled off at a gas station.”

Seeking Nominations for Library Teacher of the Year 2015

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2015 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.

World War I's Total War and Propaganda

On Wednesday evening, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the library classroom (room 121), assistant professor of history, Ben Tyner will speaking about “Total War and Propaganda” during World War I.

Video: Professor Jim McClelland On Teaching At Union College

Professor Jim McClelland speaks on teaching at Union College.

Long time Union College art professor Jim McClelland explains his philosophy of teaching and why he loves teaching at Union College.


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