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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.

Learn more about Union's nursing program at

U.S. News ranks Union among America's best, most diverse colleges

Union College has once again been named among “America’s Best Colleges” in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. Coming in at number 48 in the Midwest regional colleges category, this is the tenth consecutive year Union has been recognized as a top-tier school.

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.

Matthew Gamble to speak for Family Worship

Matthew Gamble is no stranger to the struggles of following in Christ's footsteps. Gamble, the pastor of The Haven Adventist Church on the campus of St. Helena Hospital., will speak for the first Family Worship of the Union College school year tonight at 7:30.

Gamble was born and raised in a Catholic home, then when he turned 14 became an atheist. But when a Christian pastor listened to his story and gave him a Bible, the teachings of Jesus began to change his life.

Union purchases a bus for the first time in 45 years

Union’s last motor coach died long before Al Gore invented the Internet, before most college students were born—about the time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. Since 1970, Union has relied primarily on the bus and driving skills of 1965 graduate Jerome Lang, along with a host of vans and rental vehicles to transport students around the country.

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.

Video: Slinga de Ink 2015


Enjoy a new rendition of Union's school song featuring 2015 nursing graduate Azriel Peckham and current student Yary Jiminez.

Thanks to Mike Mennard for the arrangement and sound track and Ryan Teller and William Turk for video production. Filmed with a Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 35mm F2 lens mounted on a DJI Ronin M, and a GoPro Hero2.

Video: A Snapshot of Life at Union


Ever wonder what life is like at Union College? Join Laryssa Schnell as she shares a snapshot of her day as a Union student.

Union College invites you to 'Build your Future' in San Antonio

Since 1891, more than 11,000 graduates have built their futures at Union College. From July 2-11, the college will celebrate that heritage at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, inviting attendees to build representations of their hopes and goals out of Legos.

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.

Finding a calling in service

“If I would have known better, I would have done better.”

Angela Washington listened to the repentant cry of a mom in anguish. Sitting in a cold courtroom, watching the mom huddled close with her loved ones awaiting the upcoming verdict, she saw a judge decide the fate of this family.


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