August 2016 Posts

A Chapter a Day Keeps the Reaper Away

Posted: September 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM CDT

A Chapter a Day Keeps the Reaper Away

The old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” might soon be replaced with, “A chapter a day keeps the reaper away.” According to a new study just published in the September issue of Social Science and Medicine, people who read at least 30 minutes a day live longer than those who don’t read at all. The study, which focused on the reading patterns of 3,635 people who were 50 or older, revealed that on average, book readers lived nearly two years longer than...

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By: Dr. Sherry Crow

Category: Education

Student Spotlight - Abbey Rhodes

Posted: August 31, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Abbey Rhodes

Abbey Rhodes is an Enactus Pro! She served as the president of the organization 2015-2016. During her term, Enactus achieved their team goals and qualified for nationals. She was the student representative of the UNK recycling task force and was able to bridge the gap between this group and the sustainability efforts of Enactus. Abbey also held the position of manager for the student-ran coffee shop, Brewed Awakening, located in the West Center. In her last semester at UNK, she continues to...

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By: Lisa Tschauner

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

College - What's in it for me?

Posted: August 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM CDT

College - What's in it for me?

Since this is the beginning of the academic year I thought it was appropriate to start with a discussion on the benefits of a college degree. I’m guessing if you are reading this blog you are likely a person who is either considering or has decided to earn their College Degree – Congratulations! America has had a long standing tradition of valuing education, it’s part of our American Dream. A College Degree has traditionally been seen as the tried and true way to succeed, an...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Welcome to the Dean's Blog

Posted: August 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Welcome to the Dean's Blog

Welcome to the first posting of the UNK College of Education Dean’s Blog! I’m quite excited to have you join me in this electronic journey of thoughts, discoveries, and discussion. I plan to make initial posts at the beginning of each month and then during the month professors from the College of Education will bring forward experiences and inspirations from their classrooms, disciplines, and student interactions. I look forward to you, as students, colleagues, and friends joining...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education