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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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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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Lobby renamed in honor of John and Lilya Wagner

When John Wagner’s time as college president is remembered, his leadership by example comes to mind first. “If we had a program in the gym, John Wagner would be the first one to take his…

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A fast track to practicing medicine

Jadyn Anderson is one of the busiest students on Union’s campus. The junior from South Dakota balances her studies with working as a physical therapy technician, founding and leading the pre-PA club, and organizing service…

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Growing mind, body, soul and facilities

Physical wellness is something that’s important to many students on campus, especially Eddie Luke. As a sophomore theology major, his physical wellbeing is a major part of his spiritual life. “Wellness is a lifestyle. Personally,…

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Building a better Union

Big changes came to Union this past year, with renovations to several areas of campus bringing improvement to the learning and living experiences of Union students. Rees Hall This summer, Maranatha volunteers installed new flooring,…

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The basis for a strong base

Between attending classes, coordinating community service for Campus Ministries and being a Gymnaires team captain, Adam Anderson’s schedule is packed. However, the junior international rescue and relief major from Randolph, Alabama, always finds time to…

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Energy to finish: health classes lead to lifestyle change

If you go down to Larson Lifestyle Center on a weekday afternoon, you might meet Katie Tahay in the weight room. The junior English language arts education major from Colorado exercises there five days a…

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Union graduates provide critical support in Haiti

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14th, 2021, the international community rushed to send aid. But for three Union College alumni, simply sending supplies wasn’t enough. International Rescue and Relief graduates…

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Pastor Kabanje: God’s Heart for Others

“Every time I step on campus, it just feels like home,” said David Kabanje, Union’s new chaplain and vice president for spiritual life. “Seeing people who you love and knowing they love you back; I…

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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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