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Union expands online summer courses

Union College added eight online classes this summer—including a new course called “Topics on Faith and Imagination” taught by 2003 Union graduate, pastor and prolific author, Seth Pierce. “We want to make it easier for students to be…

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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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A path to a guaranteed nursing career

Imagine graduating from college with the guarantee of a job at a prestigious organization—and getting a $10,000 signing bonus. For Union College nursing graduates, that scenario is now a reality, thanks to a new partnership…

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Union College students win Leadership Challenge 2018

Union College won the Leadership Challenge in Topeka, Kan. this week. Ten talented student leaders participated in the challenge as part of their leadership minor coursework. The Union group divided into two teams and competed against 13…

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Brothers follow the same calling at Union

They’re not twins. Born almost three years apart, brothers Jacob and Justin Cook graduate from Union College next month.  A series of roadblocks, life lessons, and surprising invitations, brought them to Lincoln and a dual…

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Heather Boulais honored as Bryan Health Trauma Champion

In the 16 months since Union College gymnast Heather Boulais sustained a traumatic brain injury during a practice, she has made steady progress toward recovery with the help of her family and a team of…

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Redefining the mission field

Historically, we picture a mission field as a far-flung place where people need saving. But for many Union students like international relations major Jonathan Deemer, the mission field is everywhere: in our government, in our…

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Following a calling back home

Sameera Sigdel always knew she wanted to work in health care. At first she thought that meant being a nurse. But now she is following her calling—one she discovered during her time at Union—working in…

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Swapping lesson plans for less plans

When Danica Eylenstein arrived at Union College as a sophomore, she came from New Jersey sight unseen with only two suitcases and a goal: become an elementary teacher. “I became an Adventist in the fifth…

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Planning for the worst

One year ago, Meredith Nichols was in the classroom planning for hypothetical disasters. Today, she works for Custer County in Colorado planning for real ones. The 23-year-old Deputy Emergency Manager never expected to attain such…

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Writing for real audiences

For aspiring writers, it’s one thing to learn how to use correct grammar and punctuation, and another thing entirely to understand the complete process of getting something published. For sophomore Ashley Bower, the opportunity to…

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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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