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Fine Arts Christmas Concert to be held Dec. 9

The Union College Division of Fine Arts will present their annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 9, featuring all the Union ensemble vocal and instrumental groups and individual performers—and an appearance from Union’s Hubbard harpsichord for the first time in more than 15 years.

Beyond the bottom line

It was the first day of his summer internship at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Spencer Way was walking down the pristine halls of the giant hospital with Kent Tucker who was then Vice President for Ancillary Services. To Way’s surprise, Tucker knew every single person they passed. He would ask, how was your trip last weekend? Or, how is your sister doing? During that two-hour tour, Tucker taught Way the most important thing about leadership that he would ever learn.

“People matter first and last,” Way said of what he learned from Tucker.

Union welcomes Trana as VP for Financial Administration

After three months of searching, Union College welcomes Steve Trana as vice president for Financial Administration. Trana accepted the job after a two-week interview process involving campus committees and the Board of Trustees. He will take the reins of the Office of Financial Administration on December 5, just in time to finish the fall semester.

The other side of the law

All it took was one ride along with a Lincoln police officer and Arcelia Gomez was hooked. Now after a series of mentorships and internships, the senior social work major found a job in the Lincoln Police Department supporting crime victims.

Two PA students published in scholarly journals

For most Union College PA students, their capstone project—similar to a master’s thesis—ends with a presentation to the PA faculty, staff, and their fellow students. But for Tamara Dietze and Ashley Waldrep, their capstone projects lived on when they were recently published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

Halley receives 40 Under 40 award from Nebraska Action Coalition

Jackie Halley, an assistant professor in Union College’s nursing program, was recently recognized as one of the 40 Under 40, an award from the Nebraska Action Coalition honoring 40 emerging Nebraska nursing leaders under the age of 40. Halley accepted the award at a celebration of nurse leaders held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on September 16.

Union College Singers to perform at Adventist leadership meetings

The Union College Singers will perform for the annual Year-End Meetings of the North American Division—the organization tasked with guiding the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

Presidential historian to discuss the impact of character on presidential leadership

“I can’t remember a time I wasn’t interested in history,” said Richard Norton Smith, who grew up enjoying the stories of his grandparents. On Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., Smith will speak for the second annual George Gibson Lecture Series on  “Presidential Leadership: Does Character Matter?”

Collegedale wins volleyball and Campion wins soccer tournament

The Collegedale Eagles won the volleyball bracket and the Campion Cougars won the soccer bracket at the 2016 Union College Invitational Tournament on Saturday night, Oct. 22.

Union graduate creates Kickstarter sensation

It looks like a pharmaceutical ad commonly aired on nearly every television channel. Mark McLachlan, a 2012 Union College graduate stares into the camera as he describes his fidgety downward spiral—first pens clicking and toe tapping, then “hitting rock bottom” when buying giant rolls of bubble wrap to pop.

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