September 2016 Posts

Faculty Impact - Dr. Daniel Chaffin

Posted: September 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Faculty Impact - Dr. Daniel Chaffin

Dr. Daniel Chaffin is an important part of UNK's Entrepreneurship Center. He instructs students on how to be innovative thinkers and how to approach business from the perspective of an owner. He also recently hosted an economic event that brought together community stakeholders and business professionals to learn how the Tri-City Area has dealt with economic growth and what can be expected in the near future. Read below to learn more information about Dr. Daniel Chaffin, a professor in the...

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By: Lisa Tschauner

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Louis Harper

Posted: September 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Louis Harper

Listen to an interview with this month's Business Student Spotlight: Louie Harper.

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Tech Edge UNK Fall Conference

Posted: September 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Tech Edge UNK Fall Conference

The second Tech Edge UNK conference was held in the College of Education on September 24th. The event is a partnership between UNK and UNL Teacher Education to bring together university instructors, in-service teachers, administrators, and pre-service teachers for an opportunity to share and learn new ideas. The goal is to empower teachers to be effective and confident using new technologies to prepare the students of Nebraska and beyond to participate and lead in tomorrow’s global...

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By: Martonia Gaskill, Ph.D.

Category: Education

UNK Early Childhood Conference

Posted: September 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Early Childhood Conference

The first UNK Early Childhood Conference was held September 16 – 17 with over 200 people attending. It was a fabulous conference that brought together educators, social service providers, legal services, students, and many more to “Learn, Play, and Grow! The conversations were stimulating and the partnerships began to grow. Dr. Sam Miesels, Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, and Dr. Kate Galligher, UNK COE Early Childhood Endowed Chair keynoted for the...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

One Room One Teacher

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:00:00 PM CDT

One Room One Teacher

On September 23rd thirteen teachers were honored for their hard work and dedication as pioneers of education in Nebraska in the One Room/One Teacher project. Those honored were: Lois N. Shuck; Portland Heights, Cadams and Hardy Schools, Nuckolls County $10,000 Marguerite Kaufman Gronewold, Dawson and Hall County $5,000 Neva C. Kanost, Arapahoe Public Schools $5,000 Doris I. Wagner Horrocks, Madison and Antelope County $1,000 Agnes Cumming Ericson,Platte and Boone County $1,000 Betty E....

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By: Tricia Danburg

Category: Education

Showing our Loper Pride for Homecoming Week

Posted: September 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM CDT

Showing our Loper Pride for Homecoming Week

The COE office staff showed their Loper Pride and helped our students groove into the Homecoming spirit! This year’s theme was “Groovin’ through the Decades!” and one of our secretarial suites had décor from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and won 1st place in the office decorating contest. A fun time was had by all, and most importantly our students loved the glimpse into the past they received from each cubicle.

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By: Sarah Bartling

Category: Education

Annual COE Business Meeting

Posted: September 26, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Annual COE Business Meeting

COE faculty and staff met to discuss enrollment and budget on Thursday, September 15th. The meeting was followed by an indoor picnic – delicious refreshments and fun conversations!

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Educational Reform: 21st Century Education

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

Educational Reform: 21st Century Education

If you recently attended educational related conferences and professional development, you have heard of 21st century education. This educational framework was developed by classroom teachers, education experts and business leaders to conceptualize the skills and knowledge that today’s learners need to be able to function, live and contribute in the fast paced world we are experiencing today. Learning and innovation are becoming the skills that separate students who are prepared for...

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By: Martonia Gaskill, PhD

Category: Education

What’s happening in KSS- Health and Physical Education?

Posted: September 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

What’s happening in KSS- Health and Physical Education?

Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition day is coming up on September 16th! This event will take place on campus on Foster Field and in the Health and Sports Center. There will be 750 4th grade students from Kearney and surrounding area schools participating in interactive nutrition lessons and physical activity games. Approximately 200 UNK students will volunteer to make this event possible. Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day is put on through the collaboration between the Exercise...

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By: KSS Staff

Category: Education