Since: Oct 08

Flat Lick

#83 Mar 11, 2009
EKU student wrote:
<quoted text> Who owns Union College, if it is private, or who actually gets the profits from it? Yes, I know many people that live in Barbourville that would like to go there and cannot afford to. Yes it could be taken if it was determined necessary for the benefit of the public by the state, not private benefit like it is now.
Barbourville owns Union College.
It was the first college in the mountains.
It is funded through the United Methodist.
another male

Perryville, KY

#84 Mar 11, 2009
Shocker wrote:
<quoted text>
Guys, this is simply not true. You may have had a few freshmen who were a problem. They are gone. No one benefits from lower standards.
No they are "not all gone" therefore standards have been lowered, FACTS.
another male

Perryville, KY

#85 Mar 11, 2009
Daytripper wrote:
<quoted text>
Requirements for Admission to Candidacy:
Application for candidacy
12 approved graduate hours
3.0 cumulative GPA
Two Letters of Recommendation
Acceptable GRE scores on file
Signed GRST form
Signed planned program
Interview with Psychology Faculty
Again, this should be true however are not the facts, again standards have been lowered, their freshmen students prove the facts of lowered standards.
Ridiculous

Barbourville, KY

#86 Mar 12, 2009
The standards at Union have not been lowered. If you are falling behind in classes it is mandatory to receive tutoring and raise your grades. People who are at Union on scholarships must maintain a certain GPA to keep them (this includes both athelitic and academic). The standards are not lowered for lazy people, and Union is very challenging. Every year people drop out because they simply can not cut it. Dr. Covington does say that everyone is slow and disgusts him, but he does have some of the best biology majors that are sophomores and juniors right now. Some people are just not science people and Union offers tutoring and Supplemetal Instructors to help with any problems one may encounter in these higher level classes. I think it is ridiculous that people are saying standards are being lowered. I go to Union and received a full ride on academics and I still have problems in some of my classes. If you think standards are being lowered come to one of my physics classes and see how you can keep up. Union is a great school, full of great oppurtunies, and great people!

“I am Mer”

Since: Mar 09

mer

#87 Mar 12, 2009
brad1god wrote:
<quoted text>
Barbourville owns Union College.
It was the first college in the mountains.
It is funded through the United Methodist.
I didn't get a single Methodist grant.. Are you sure about that? Got a link from the college to show that?

“I am Mer”

Since: Mar 09

mer

#88 Mar 12, 2009
another male wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, this should be true however are not the facts, again standards have been lowered, their freshmen students prove the facts of lowered standards.
That was for admission into the Graduate programs, at least the psychology one.

I would like to see some freshman .. records?.. or anything for you to prove this point. Can you show one single student who doesn't have a required GPA that goes to Union?

“I am Mer”

Since: Mar 09

mer

#89 Mar 23, 2009
I take interest in this as an Alumni, standards haven't been lowered in my opinion, as I keep in touch with many of the professors that still teach there. If anything standards have been raised from what I hear, that is to complete a degree. When I graduated we had to write a paper that involved ethics, and from what I hear, the new teacher requires students to do a lot of research.. somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 journal articles? That is a lot.

To graduate from the Master's program, you do have to take the GRE, and I am unsure as to the cut off score.
Done that

Byesville, OH

#90 Mar 24, 2009
_mer_ wrote:
I take interest in this as an Alumni, standards haven't been lowered in my opinion, as I keep in touch with many of the professors that still teach there. If anything standards have been raised from what I hear, that is to complete a degree. When I graduated we had to write a paper that involved ethics, and from what I hear, the new teacher requires students to do a lot of research.. somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 journal articles? That is a lot.
To graduate from the Master's program, you do have to take the GRE, and I am unsure as to the cut off score.
I don't know exactly what GRE score is required to get into the graduate programs at Union. I know that for most graduate programs at most colleges and universities the GRE alone does not determine admission. Candidates from harder schools with higher GPAs may not require as high a GRE score as a candidate from a place like EKU with a 3.0. The programs look at the student as a total package to admission.

“I am Mer”

Since: Mar 09

mer

#91 Mar 24, 2009
I think you are closer to right than how I stated it. GRE is used at some schools as a cut off, but typically those are more competitive schools. At Union, you can become a grad student in the 5 year program, and then take it on exit.. although that may not be the best choice.
Done that wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know exactly what GRE score is required to get into the graduate programs at Union. I know that for most graduate programs at most colleges and universities the GRE alone does not determine admission. Candidates from harder schools with higher GPAs may not require as high a GRE score as a candidate from a place like EKU with a 3.0. The programs look at the student as a total package to admission.
hmmm

Pineville, KY

#92 Mar 15, 2010
union would be a lot better if they didn't favor the athletes over the rest of the students. they get passing grades without having to try or sometimes even go. they get a new football field when our computers won't work right. they can miss giving a presentation and still get a good grade cuz practice comes first. they get to decided when to take a test and even park illegaly, sometimes even on the grass and still get away with it. even when the school brings in a speaker it is usualy a coach or a former player, nobody the rest of us can really relate too.the school revolves around them.
UC4life

Barbourville, KY

#93 May 16, 2010
You don't just "get" a grant from the methodist church. I got two different scholarships from the methodist church and i applied for them. You can't just assume money will fall into your pocket, there are countless opportunities for scholarships online and many are even through Union, but you have to do your homework to get that money. I am not an athlete, but i pay nothing out of my pocket, financial aid covers everything. And Union did not "lower their standards," every child should have an equal opportunity to attend a quality college, and if you had a good gpa, but did bad on the act, union is not going to punish that student by denying them an education, they are going to accept them, and help them get better and make a good life for themselves.
_mer_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't get a single Methodist grant.. Are you sure about that? Got a link from the college to show that?
whocares

Barbourville, KY

#94 May 16, 2010
hmmm wrote:
union would be a lot better if they didn't favor the athletes over the rest of the students. they get passing grades without having to try or sometimes even go. they get a new football field when our computers won't work right. they can miss giving a presentation and still get a good grade cuz practice comes first. they get to decided when to take a test and even park illegaly, sometimes even on the grass and still get away with it. even when the school brings in a speaker it is usualy a coach or a former player, nobody the rest of us can really relate too.the school revolves around them.
You mean like Jessie Jackson?

“Meat”

Since: Jan 10

Barbourville

#95 May 16, 2010
800 for General, School, and Counseling, combined score.

1000 for Clinical.
_mer_ wrote:
I take interest in this as an Alumni, standards haven't been lowered in my opinion, as I keep in touch with many of the professors that still teach there. If anything standards have been raised from what I hear, that is to complete a degree. When I graduated we had to write a paper that involved ethics, and from what I hear, the new teacher requires students to do a lot of research.. somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 journal articles? That is a lot.
To graduate from the Master's program, you do have to take the GRE, and I am unsure as to the cut off score.

“Meat”

Since: Jan 10

Barbourville

#96 May 16, 2010
Barbourville does not "own" Union. The school is just located there.
brad1god wrote:
<quoted text>
Barbourville owns Union College.
It was the first college in the mountains.
It is funded through the United Methodist.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

United States

#97 May 17, 2010
Knox-Aware wrote:
All students must earn their financial aid, in one way or another. Thus, students with athletic gifts are offered athletic scholarships, and students with similar academic gifts receive academic scholarships. If you have concerns about how this money is dispersed, perhaps you should consider establishing a scholarship that pays only to local students (many such scholarships already exist).
To Hey: I'm sorry that you feel that you are being treated unfairly. For good or ill, we live in a society that places a lot of importance on Athletics, in large part due to advertising.
To Knox County (the poster, not the county itself): I don't think that there is anything wrong with a college offering a discount to local students who are actively seeking higher education, and have exhibited their desire through test scores and good grades. I do not believe in a discount that favors all based entirely on geographic proximity. If you do choose to send your children to Lexington, I hope they get their fair share at an education. Often public schools provide on specialist training in certain degree areas, where as a private, liberal arts education encourages the full development of a student.
To Bville people should know: I don't agree with the latter part of your argument, and I believe it is attitudes like that help shape a negative view of the college in the community. Yes, Union College does have strong economic impact on the community, but it is a very poor assertion that all of the community is on 'welfare working third shift at Taco bell'. The purpose of an education is to empower an individual for success, not falsely imbue a person with a sense of snobbery. Try viewing the people of Barbourville for what they are: our neighbors. We should be happy to share this beautiful place, and should strive to work together in the best interests of all.
Well Stated and totally agreed...
what iv seen

London, KY

#98 May 17, 2010
I grew up in Barbourville in the 1960's and it was Out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to the first hippies. It was out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to pot, then L.S.D.and other hard drugs. It was out of state students that introduced Barbourville with Blacks and Whites walking around hand in hand. Yep, they benefited Barbourville a whole lot I think.

“Meat”

Since: Jan 10

Barbourville

#99 May 17, 2010
You are a moron. Sorry, that is all there is to it. I suppose you think a town without a college would be better... you know, so we can hide from the 'eeevil!'.
what iv seen wrote:
I grew up in Barbourville in the 1960's and it was Out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to the first hippies. It was out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to pot, then L.S.D.and other hard drugs. It was out of state students that introduced Barbourville with Blacks and Whites walking around hand in hand. Yep, they benefited Barbourville a whole lot I think.
footballer4union 43

Lewisport, KY

#100 May 17, 2010
YO MAN I PLAYS FOTBALL 4 UNION GET MY SKOOL PAID 4 FR KOCKING HEADS, GET IT UC MY GOONS STAND UP
what iv seen

London, KY

#102 May 20, 2010
You are the moron, Who in the hell needs a bunch of Yankees, Iranans, blacks, chineese, and who knows what, infiltrating our town, get real, I'm one of the head members of the K.K.K.

“"DANGER CLOSE!"”

Since: Apr 10

Louisville Ky

#103 May 20, 2010
what iv seen wrote:
You are the moron, Who in the hell needs a bunch of Yankees, Iranans, blacks, chineese, and who knows what, infiltrating our town, get real, I'm one of the head members of the K.K.K.
Is that supposed to make you smarter some how?

"Iranans"? If you don't like them, don't look at them. Pull your little hat side ways, oh wait a minute, you only wear the uniform when your buddies are there for support. Do you really think Barbourville would be any better off without the college? Somehow the poverty level would fix itself? If you really want to be a leader in the community, then perhaps you should run for some office and make some kind of significant impact. You're disgraceful, if you're even telling the truth.

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