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From running club to Ironman to coach: Union graduate embodies the gift of movement

Sharon McDowell Larsen ’84 has always been on the move. Born in Zimbabwe, she moved back and forth between Africa and the United States as a child, and then to Canada. During college, her homebase…

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Video: AdventHealth Innovation Classroom

Jodie Trana, a business professor at Union College, gives a tour of the AdventHealth Innovation Classroom, a newly redesigned learning space that uses interactive technology to promote innovation and collaboration. The classroom is located on…

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Video: Union College shakes up higher education with “substitute” students

Published on April 1, this video explains how Union College has been quietly testing a new program that allows parents to step in as “substitute students.” Starting April 1, parents may take up to six…

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Construction to begin on new wellness center

The Union College Board of Trustees voted to move forward with the construction of the AdventHealth Complex and Reiner Wellness Center this week. Some parts of the project will begin this summer and the building…

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ScholarshipUniverse helps students find “a needle in a haystack”

While scholarships are a great way to get free money for college, finding scholarship money from outside Union College can seem like an impossible search. “There are literally millions of dollars from foundations and corporate…

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Kailey Erkhart: A career in compassion

“I always knew I wanted to help people,” said Kailey Erkhart, a senior from Denver, Colorado. “I just didn’t know in what way.” Halfway through her degree, she switched her major to social work, and…

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Students recognized for excellent writing

Several Union students discovered that their class writing assignments had won them more than a good grade when winners were announced on March 10 for the Board of Trustees Writing Awards.  “When I heard I…

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Senior feature: Emily Sihite

You don’t have to have a long conversation with Emily Sihite to realize she’s a natural therapist. The senior psychology major listens actively and exudes empathy. However, once you start talking with Emily, the conversation is…

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Expedition Malawi 2022

Safely back home – April 4Everyone made it safely back to Lincoln and enjoyed one final lunch together before going their separate ways.Safari Week! – April 2We finished an amazing expedition week by going to…

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VIDEO: A “taxing” assignment pays off

For Daniel Daum, playing a role in the financial wellbeing of others seemed downright scary. “You don’t mess with other people’s money,” said the senior business major who returned to Union to a second degree…

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Spring Tournament 2022 winners

The Midland Adventist Academy Mustangs from Kansas won the men’s Thunderdome Division while the College View Academy Eagles won the women’s bracket at the 2022 Union College Spring Basketball Tournament on Saturday night, February 19,…

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Salissa Tonkin recognized by national scholarship

Salissa Tonkin is known for being one of the friendliest people on Union College’s campus. An outspoken leader, she always seems to be involved with some project, that is, when she’s not working on her…

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