On Sept. 30, 1891, Union College held class for the first time. Today, 120 years later, Union will celebrate a new milestone—plans to build a new science and mathematics complex.
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Following a rousing rendition of "Slinga de Ink" at convocation on Sept. 20, 2011, classes met to choose new student leaders for this school year. A far cry from the earnest politicking of ASB elections in the spring, class elections are informal affairs. Nominations are made on the spot, and votes are cast by raised hands. As happy as the winners are to be chosen, the unsuccessful candidates often return to their seats with a smile, knowing they have one less thing to worry about.
Nebraska artist Sharon Ohmberger will display her clay pottery in the McClelland Art Gallery through Oct. 2.
Union College professors Mike Mennard and Jim McClelland will unveil their new book of poetry, The Left-sock Tree, on Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indigo Bridge Books.
Calvin and Sue Krueger pose with Ramona and Jerome Lang at the campaign announcement.
Pastor Ted Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church world church, will speak tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 4801 Prescott Ave. He will be in the Grand Lobby at 6:30 p.m. to greet college students and visitors.
The talk will be streamed live and made available for later viewing at UCLive.
Enjoy free food, prizes, and games at this year’s annual Library Fair at the Union College Library on September 15, 2011, from 3 to 7 p.m. Explore “Arts through the Ages” with your friends while learning about library resources for fine arts and music. Win prizes from places such as the Lincoln Racquet Club, Noodles & Co., Papa Murphy’s, Hot Wok, and Sam & Louie’s. With over 150 prizes, participants are almost guaranteed to win something!
In a special ceremony during Union College’s first academic convocation of the year on August 30, the school named the first recipients of the Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards for four students.
Introduced during the spring semester of 2010, the writing awards are intended to “recognize the abilities of our Union College students,” said Tanya Cochran, an associate professor of English who helped establish the award.
The Union College Warrior women's volleyball team will play two matches today—facing Nebraska Christian College (0-2) at 4:00 p.m., followed by Central Christian College (0-1) at 8:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
In their last match on September 1, the Warriors fell to a record of 0-4 with a loss to Concordia University JV.
After an extensive away stretch, volleyball team will be back in the Thunderdome on Sept. 27 to face Faith Baptist College.
Often, the most valuable lessons learned by Union College students are not taught in a classroom. They aren’t found in any textbook, and class attendance isn’t required. In fact, for some lessons, class will be canceled.
On September 8, more than 800 students and employees will voluntarily swap pencils and paper for paintbrushes and cleaning supplies for the 30th anniversary of Project Impact, the college's service day. “We want to be God’s hands and feet,” said Anna Coridan, junior nursing major and 2011 Project Impact coordinator.
Bryon Lippincot '99 entered four images, including this architectural photo, in the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through September 18.
On June 20, 2011 Gillian Connors joined the library's staff as Technical & Electronic Services Librarian. Her responsibilities include maintenance of library catalog records, ordering new materials for the library's collections, and processing those new acquisitions for use by library patrons.
If you have looked for NetLibrary ebooks recently you may be wondering what happened to them. EBSCO purchased NetLibrary from OCLC in the spring of 2011 and earlier this summer announced that they would discontinue use of the NetLibrary brand name. Ebooks originally part of NetLibrary were integrated into the EBSCOhost platform during the week of July 18. Readers will now find these books under the database title eBooks from EBSCOhost on the library
This week, July 25-29, Union College will join the eight other member schools of the Nebraska Independent College Foundation in hosting College Week, a special visit event for prospective college students across eastern Nebraska.
During College Week, Union will host two visitation times each day, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and will include a campus tour and a financial aid presentation. Each member school will follow the same schedule so perspective students can visit more than one college per day.
For nearly 50 years, the Union College education program has sought the highest standard of teaching excellence through accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE. Last school year, NCATE renewed Union’s accreditation, giving the education program a top score.
Before I entered college, I felt terrified. I knew college would be difficult and wondered if I had what it would take to succeed. Now that I’m a senior, I see that even though the coursework can be very demanding, with the help of great professors here at Union, anyone can succeed.
Union's IRR students, already trained to respond to natural disasters, can now learn to respond to fires as well.
Dr. Smith, Union College's former president, shares how the decision was made to build a new science and math facility, and what it will mean for our students and our future.