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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.

Called to fight for refugees

(This story was updated for CORDmagazine winter 2015/16 edition.)

Most westerners watch with horror or disdain at the warring countries around the globe—maybe even feeling sorry for the victims of power-hungry dictators or religious fanatics, but thankful to stay as far away from the fighting as possible.

But for Andrew ’12 and Kelila O’Brien ’13 Saunders, both Union College international rescue and relief graduates, helping the victims of these conflicts is right where they want to be.

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.

Project Impact 2015: Celebration

“I’m passionate about service,” said Cainan Ming, the 2015 Project Impact coordinator. “I’m passionate about helping people. I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces. And I love seeing people smile after helping someone.”

For the past 35 years, Union College has taken a day off from classes at the beginning of the school year dedicated to serving the Lincoln community. For many students, Project Impact is the start a lifetime of giving back to the community.

3rd Annual Dash for Compassion

This year's "Dash for Compassion" event is a 5k run that will benefit the Matt Talbot Kitchen. The event is planned and hosted by the Union College PA Students .

The race will take place at Pioneers Park on September 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.

New Exhibit: Sharing Light Around the World

On March 5 a new exhibit featuring the stories of thirty Union College alumni honored with golden cords opened in the library's gallery.

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.”

Video: PA School at Union College—Kathy Kreikemeier

 

Want to become be a physician assistant? Kathy Kreikemeier explains why Union College was the right fit for her.

Learn more at http://www.ucollege.edu/pa or call 402.486.2504

Video: International Rescue and Relief—a unique path to medical school

 

Union College senior Shannice Baker talks about how Union College's International Rescue and Relief program have prepared her in uniques ways for a career in medicine.

To learn more, visit http://www.ucollege.edu/irr

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.

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