October 2016 Posts

Faculty Impact - Patrick Hargon

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

Faculty Impact - Patrick Hargon

Patrick Hargon, the Associate Director for the Learning Commons, shares information about how rewarding it is to work with students everyday.  He is also working on a Facebook group that brings musicians closer together, being a semi-professional musician himself. Tell us about yourself. I am the Associate Director for the Learning Commons, and I am glowingly proud of the work that we do for students every single day: All of our student workers are trained to provide the kind of academic...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Student Spotlight - Yusuke Nogi

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

Student Spotlight - Yusuke Nogi

Yusuke Nogi, a Supply Chain Management and Japanese International Student tells us a little bit about cultural differences between the U.S. and Japan, what it's like being the catering manager of Brewed Awakening, and what the future has in store for him. Tell us about yourself: I am a Japanese International Student studying supply chain management. I was born in Japan and moved back and forth between Kyoto, Japan and Washington State. I came to the US to study aviation, but decided to pursue...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

International Experiences

Posted: October 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM CDT

International Experiences

"Everyone should strive to be a citizen of the world. Boundaries were created by man." -Suzy Kassam Japan, Germany, Columbia, and Saudia Arabia we are fortunate at UNK to have students from all of these countries on campus this year! In fact we have students from over 30 countries joining us to study. Fortunately, this international exchange is a two way street with many UNK students participating in study abroad programs. For convenience I’m including links to the various international...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research

Posted: October 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research

The College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research held its first meeting on September 30th and featured a teaching presentation on Collaboration in Online Learning: Tips and Strategies for Engaging Learners by Dr. Martonia Gaskill, Teacher Education; and a research presentation on Creating Student Research Groups Online and On-campus by Dr. Matt Mims, Counseling and School Psychology. A critical factor to student success in any learning environment is the skill set faculty...

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By: Martonia Gaskill, Ph.D.

Category: Education

NSS Monday Bulletin

Posted: October 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

NSS Monday Bulletin

Dr. Lorna Bracewell, assistant professor of Political Science, was featured on NPR- Sam Sanders (10/7) How Do You Teach Politics in the Year of Donald Trump? You can listen at: http://www.npr.org/2016/10/07/496853743/how-do-you-teach-politics-in-the-year-of-donald-trump Dr. Kim Carlson and Dr. Haishi Cao in Chemistry along with undergraduate students from Biology and Chemistry had their research published. The citation is: Gunwoo Kim,  Eunju Jang,  Alexis M. Page,  Ting Ding,...

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By: Peter Longo

Category: Natural and Social Sciences

NSS Monday Bulletin

Posted: October 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

NSS Monday Bulletin

The 28th Annual Criminal Justice Conference is being held today, Monday, October 3. Please find the link and conference schedule: http://www.unk.edu/academics/cj/annual_conference.php Conference Schedule: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Conference Registration and Career Fair 9:00 - 9:15 AM   Conference Welcome 9:15 - 10:30 AM "Criminal Justice and the Media" Rubén Rosario, Columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press 10:30 - 11:00 AM Career Fair and Break 11:00 - 12:15 PM "Parole in Nebraska"...

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By: Peter Longo

Category: Natural and Social Sciences