Photo from hurricane response in 2021.

Students respond to Hurricane Ian

With breaking hearts, the nation has followed the progress of Hurricane Ian. Few of us have the ability to do more than watch and pray as natural disasters strike. But for Union College’s international rescue…

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VIDEO: Humility is everything

Once a month, nursing and physician assistant students volunteer to provide foot care to the homeless and working poor in Lincoln. Begun in 1993, the foot clinic is part of Union College’s tradition of service.…

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Global Health Nursing: a new perspective on patient care

As the departure date for the Union College Global Health Nursing trip grew closer, Olivia Jacobs began to consider backing out. The level five nursing major felt overwhelmed as she prepared for her finals and…

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Project Impact 2019

Project Impact is back—for the 40th time!

“Service is one of Union’s core values,” said Megan Fleming, a Campus Ministries Group Leader and a senior business administration major. “Organizations I’ve talked to know us. They say, ‘Oh, you came and helped us…

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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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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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