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 16-18 for the annual Union College Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2014. Formerly known as the Mid-America Union Volleyball Tournament, the 2014 tournament will continue the seeded pool play format adopted in last year's event. 

Former GC President Paulsen to speak for church service

UPDATE: due to flight delays, Dr. Paulsen will not make it to vespers on Friday night.

Dr. Jan Paulsen, former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will speak at Union College for Family Worship on Oct. 3 and give a sermon titled “Whatever Happens, it will be Okay,” for both services on Oct. 4 at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Olympic gold medalist to speak for Union’s Leadership Symposium

As a Cornhusker linebacker, Nebraska native Curtis Tomasevicz faced barreling lineman nearly twice his size. But that’s nothing compared to hurtling down the side of a cliff at 90 mph with nothing to protect you but a tin can. “Bobsledding is kind of scary,” he said. “When you look over that cliff, you can’t see more than 50 meters in front of you.”

Class officers elected for 2014-2015

Congratulations to the following students elected this morning as class officers.

Iraq memorial service aims to begin healing, reconciliation

“We received nonstop phone calls begging us for help,” said Laila Khoudeida, a Lincoln woman whose Yazidi family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12. “I cannot sit around and do nothing about what they are telling me.”

The Yazidi are a group of Kurdish-speaking people who live largely in northern Iraq. In early August, President Obama drew attention to the slaughter and persecution of Yazidis by ISIL in Iraq when he authorized food drops and air strikes to help save a UN estimated 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar.

Writing Awards winners announced for 2014

Congratulations to the recipients of the fourth annual Union College Board of Trustess Writing Awards. They have each received a $1000 check to reward their excellence in writing.
 
  • First-Year Research Writing
    Emily Wood, “Bridging the Gap: Yoga as a Treatment Method for Eating Disorder Recovery”
  • Upper-Division Research Writing
    Michael Rohm, “Land of a Thousand Dreams”
  • Expository Writing

Nursing chair honored by the Nebraska Action Coalition

Nicole Orian, chair of the Division of Nursing, was honored as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Nebraska Action Coalition. This award honors 40 emerging nurse leaders in the state of Nebraska under the age of 40. A celebration of the nurse leaders was held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on the evening of Thursday, September 18.

Video: Finding a balance

 
David Deemer, a junior biomedical science major, struggled to cope with all the demands of school and personal life. But thanks to the advice and friendship of dedicated professors and staff at Union College, David learned to live a balanced and successful life.
 

Experience the Great War: Library Fair September 18, 2014

The annual library fair will commemorate the start of World War I this year. For those of you new to Union College and unfamiliar with the annual library fair tradition, this is an open house event to which students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to visit the library, enjoy food, experience learning activities, and perhaps win prizes while learning more about the library. This fall's fair will take place on September 18, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Video: Project Impact 2014

 

Union College students served at more than 60 sites throughout our community in Lincoln, Nebraska during the 34th annual Project Impact. For photos from the event, visit the Facebook gallery.

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