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Ockenga to lead Nursing Program

“Every time we have a nursing pinning ceremony or a graduation, seeing those individuals walk across the stage and knowing that I was able to see that student get through a difficult time or have…

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U.S. News ranks Union among America’s “Best Colleges;” 783 students agree

As Union was welcoming 783 students to campus this semester (a 2.4 percent increase from last fall), the annual U.S. News “Best Colleges” special edition was going to press. The annual rankings provide the most widely read…

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A New Face in Union’s PA Faculty

“My coworkers have been amazing,” Angie Wheeler said. “They’ve been very generous and genuinely supportive of me here.” Wheeler recently joined Union’s PA faculty as the clinical director after spending the past few years as…

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Student teaching in a pandemic

Being in charge of a classroom for the first time is a daunting responsibility—the intellectual and social development of so many students in your hands. Leading a class during a pandemic has taken that challenge…

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Union again listed as “Best Value” by U.S. News

For the second year in a row, Union College was designated one of the best values in American higher education in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. Placing Union near the top its category…

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Union students provide medical relief to cyclone victims in Malawi

The team from Union’s international rescue and relief program are joining the disaster response in southern Malawi, one of four countries in southeastern Africa ravaged by Cyclone Idai last week.

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Daniel Dawes to Speak at Union College April 2

The nationally recognized advocate will share the history and possible future of health care equity during this year’s George Gibson Lecture Series. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Daniel Dawes has…

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A college course disguised as a vacation with friends

It’s one thing to learn important lessons from history. But for Union students Kayla Miller and Natasha McWilliams-Nasser, seeing history firsthand means those lessons will last a lifetime. This summer, 10 Union Scholars students took…

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Union College competition builds leadership skills in high schoolers

For high school students Savannah and Garrett Fortney from Lincoln, Union College’s first Leadership Experience proved to be an excellent training ground to learn how to be a better leader. The siblings from College View…

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“U.S. News” ranks Union one of America’s best colleges

For the 13th consecutive year, Union College’s academic quality has earned the school a top-tier spot among “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition to the eponymous rankings, the annual publication by U.S. News and World Report placed Union…

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Smoothie baristas lead a rebranding campaign

Lincoln summers are pretty hot. And Nicholas Morrison thinks a nuVibe smoothie could save your life. The senior business and graphic design major is a little biased, though, because he started working as a barista…

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Union’s aspiring leaders get a glimpse of the world stage

For aspiring leaders, there is no better place to find examples of leadership—both good and bad—than in Washington, D.C. That’s why Dr. Linda Becker, director of Union’s leadership minor program, and eleven aspiring leaders in…

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