Dr. Amy Utt was born in California, but spent much of her young life in other states, including four years of her early life living in Lincoln, Nebaska. Dr. Utt graduated from Pacific Union College in 2001. Between college and graduate school, Dr. Utt interned at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon, with the Birds of Prey Program. Her experience working with birds fueled her desire to go back to school. She moved back to California and obtained her Ph.D. at Loma Linda University.
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Dr. Frankie Rose was born and raised in Missouri. He graduated from Sunnydale Academy and lived in Missouri until he came to Union College to study Biology. He completed his B.S. degree in 2002. Rose then went on to the University of Missouri where, in 2009, he completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology. Rose’s main focus was Human Molecular Genetics. He spent 2010 doing Postdoctoral Research at the University of Missouri .
Congratulations to Debbie Eno, winner of the library's Teacher of the Year Award for 2011. Debbie makes frequent use of the library's resources for both personal research and teaching. She strongly encourages student use of the library, particulary through the Nursing Research course. Debbie will receive $500 spending credit for selecting new library materials during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Navigate the albums below to see what happened at this year's Homecoming Weekend. It's the next-best thing to having been there. Special thanks goes to Steve Nazario, Kian Conopio, Marielle Solis and Scott Cushman for taking photos throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, April 17, Union College will host an arts and crafts sale to benefit Tiny Hands International, a Lincoln-based organization dedicated to stopping human trafficking in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. The second annual “Tiny Hands, Big Hearts” sale will take place from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Don Love Building on the campus of Union College.
Twenty-first century literacy is "the set of abilities and skills where aural, visual, and digital literacy overlap." - New Media Consortium
As the Mid-America Union prepares for its constituency meetings, we invite you to take a moment to review a few hightlights from the last five years at Union College. At every step of the way, the leadership and constituents of the Mid-America Union have supported Union College. Whether participating in Project Impact, funding infrastructure upgrades, advising through the Board of Trustees, rejoicing, praying or hoping with us, The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mid-America demonstrates over and over again its support for the mission and vision of Union College.
Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2011 Teacher of theYear Award.
This award recognizes a Union College teacher's support of the library during the school year and grants him or her the opportunity to expand an area of the library's collection which is of particular professional interest.
Union College's Mr. and Ms. World Pageant will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, in the Union College gymnasium. The annual event offers sights and flavors from around the world as Union students representing their native countries compete for the Mr. or Ms. World crown.
The votes are in, and next year's Associated Student Body executive officers have been chosen:
In a game that was close until the last quarter, the Minnetonka Christian Academy Royals (Twin Cities, Minnesota) won the 2011 Mid-America men's basketball tournament by edging out the Campion Academy Cougars (Boulder, Colo.) 54-41.
In the women's bracket, the College View Academy Eagles (Lincoln, Neb.) defeated the Minnetonka Christian Academy Royals (Twin Cities, Minnesota) 60-34 to take the title.
Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer literacy tutor? Are you preparing to teach and want to be sure you know how to help your students learn to read? Join us on February 22, 2011 for a discussion of John Corcoran's book, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, and learn about effective methods for teaching literacy. Peggy Wahlen from Union's English as a Second Language department will lead the discussion beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Library room 121.
When I discovered that Union College’s Teaching Learning Center (TLC) planned to start offering free academic and life coaching sessions, my squeal of glee prompted stares from my coworkers. I had to fight the urge to jump out of my chair, race to the TLC office and schedule my first appointment.
We are pleased to announce that Union College is currently trialing a campus wide subscription to UpToDate.
UpToDate is an electronic resource offering evidence-based, synthesized medical information quickly at the point of care. It is comprised of original topics that are written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of physician experts.