Tag: Academics

Guest Post: Discovering Digital Art Through Union College

Today’s featured blogger is Arielle Singer, ’18. Arielle is a Marketing Engineering Products (Organizing Theme) major from California. Learn more about Arielle here!   I have found here at Union College that my mental health was more balanced during the terms that I took a digital art course. My art is really a place where I am able to integrate all the things that I am trying to process and lay them out in front of me. As my interest and ability in this medium has expanded so have the ways that I can process. I can use everything...

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Guest Post: Presenting My Research in NOLA

Today’s featured blogger is Jess Maung, ’18. Jess is a Biochemistry major and an Environmental Policy minor. Learn more about Jess here! I have been on a crazy, rewarding, and challenging adventure doing research during my time at Union. I started doing research at the beginning of my sophomore year through my Scholars’ Research Project, and approached Professors Margot Paulick and Laura MacManus-Spencer (also known as LAMS) about doing work on a joint project they collaborate on. This project focuses on the breakdown of sunscreen chemicals and their toxicity. I started by shadowing a thesis student at the time,...

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Guest Post: Steinmetz Day

Today’s featured blogger is Rachel McNeil, ’18 – an Organizing Theme major (Digital and Visual Media Literacy) from Cortland, NY. Learn more about Jessica and her major here. Union’s spring schedule is full of traditions and annual events, from Springfest to Lobsterfest, to Alumni weekend, but my all-time favorite after four years here, is Steinmetz Day. The 28th annual Steinmetz Symposium took place on Friday, May 11, 2018.  The symposium marks the only official day at Union where classes are cancelled, and the campus is transformed into a space for research presentations, performances, and gallery receptions. Steinmetz holds a very...

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The ID Major

There are many great reasons to attend Union College. One of those was not really made apparent to me until this year, but makes my education here even better than I believe it could be elsewhere. What is it? The ID Major. I am a student who finds the liberal arts side of things to be easier than the science and engineering side. However, nothing makes me feel more accomplished than being able to understand and enjoy the sciences. Enter Geology. Rocks are awesome, and once I discovered that, I declared Geology as my major immediately (having Classics as...

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A Look Back to Last Winter

There are always some days that are dreary during winter term. Luckily, there are many things that can brighten such days, and last winter it was the great course, Geology 203 – Lakes and Environmental Change, that did the trick for me! -Julie Sophis ’17

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How Not to College

First of all, it’s Accepted Student Day season! I love being able to see high school students touring Union and trying to picture themselves here in the fall.  That led me to thinking about things that I wish I had known to do differently and things I wish I were better at.  So here are a few of things not to do, courtesy of me, the one who does them. Don’t let your dishes pile up.  I don’t care if they’re just 7 Nalgene bottles you just haven’t rinsed out, do it ASAP or you will never do them....

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Incomplete

It’s spring term!  Which means a clean slate, warm weather and everything is turning green again!  I’m so extremely thankful that spring is finally here.  But it’s a little less exciting when you have incomplete courses to finish (like me). I left winter term early due to a family emergency which ultimately led to my mother passing away.  My mother is my best friend, so it isn’t an easy thing to get through. Now I have last term’s courses to finish while I dive into this term.  It’s a little stressful, to say the least.  But I really want to take the...

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