IRR students in Malawi

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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Red Cross Club provides emergency relief in southeast Nebraska

The American Red Cross is often a first responder to emergencies, with volunteers handing out food and necessities, finding lodging, and taking care of immediate needs of survivors. When disasters like house fires or tornadoes…

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The Golden Chords share their love of music with Midwest churches

Do you love beautiful music brought right to your doorstep? The Golden Chords is a small string ensemble from Union College that play hymns and contemporary worship music both in Lincoln and at churches all…

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Pastor Rich Carlson being joined in honoring the fallen police officers

Longest-serving chaplain prays for fallen officers’ families on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

On May 15, 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed a special day for police officers called National Peace Officers Memorial Day. It was made to honor all police officers—especially those who lost their lives in the line…

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Preparing to be an U.S ambassador

Senga Rutebuka, a senior international relations major, has always wanted to work for the United Nations. Rutebuka got two steps closer this year by representing Union College at the United Nations Association USA Leadership Summit…

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Changing the face of education

Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams remembers all the students who have come through Holbrook Academy. In her seven years there—first as girls’ dean and English teacher, then as vice principal, and now as Dean of Student Services…

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Putting the social in social work

Every educator knows the value of learning outside the classroom. Lizz Davis, director of Union’s social work program, found she learned the most from her own experiences—both good and bad—and now she intentionally takes her…

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International Rescue and Relief in Nicaragua

Note: Each year a group of Union College international rescue and relief student spend the spring semester in Nicaragua, learning about global health, tropical diseases, jungle survival and running medical clinics for remote villages. Learn more about…

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Union to honor American Red Cross with Community Partnership Award

By Ryan Teller, executive director for Integrated Marketing Communications Wes Carle and his fellow Red Cross Club emergency responders arrived as flames engulfed the house and a family watched their home burn to the ground. The…

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Video: International Rescue and Relief responds to Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey dropped torrential rains on Southeast Texas, a team of 24 Union students and faculty spent a week helping residents of Port Arthur, Texas, clean up their flood-damaged homes. In this short video,…

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The Traveling Classroom: Learning about life and service on Jerome Lang’s bus

When we picture a classroom, it’s often a sterile room with desks in a row facing a board and a teacher lecturing from the front. But across seven decades, Union College students who rode Jerome…

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Union College receives Nebraska service award

By Maren Miller, student writer Every year Union takes one day off from classes to send students into the Lincoln community and volunteer. Project Impact has been a part of Union’s campus life since the…

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