February 2017 Posts

Faculty Impact - Jeff Nordhues

Posted: February 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Faculty Impact - Jeff Nordhues

Jeff Nordhues is a professor in Interior and Product Design at UNK. He and his wife founded a 'design and make' lighting studio in Kearney called Pax Modern. This entrepreneurial experience has allowed Nordhues to better teach his students in theoretical and practical ways. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Kearney spending my early years surrounded by business and construction while working for my father in his real estate company. I completed my undergraduate in Industrial...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Emily Kassmeier

Posted: February 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Student Spotlight - Emily Kassmeier

Emily is in her fifth year at UNK and is excited to finally graduate in May! She is studying Multimedia and is the go-to for all things media at the Center for Entrepreneurship this semester. When you were little… what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was in Kindergarten, I really wanted to be a veterinarian. This dream quickly ended when I realized I can’t stand the sight of blood! Why did you choose your major and what career(s) can it lead to? It took me a while...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Canvas first Impression by Karl Borden

Posted: February 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Canvas first Impression by Karl Borden

There were a number of faculty who were invited to migrate one course to Canvas this Spring semester.   I don't have a list of those who participated, but as one of the participants I am most willing to share my (meager) knowledge of Canvas with my colleagues.   Don, Shala and Jane have been extraordinarily patient with those, like myself, who are technology-challenged, but I do have a couple of unsolicited suggestions for everyone as you make the transition.  If they disagree...

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By: Karl Borden

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

It is time to start packing!  Start teaching your first course in Canvas this summer!

Posted: February 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

It is time to start packing!  Start teaching your first course in Canvas this summer!

Beginning this summer, all UNK courses will be uploaded to Blackboard and to Canvas.  Faculty have the option to choose which LMS they want to use in 2017 summer and fall courses. The easiest way to get ready for the move to Canvas is to go live with your first course in Canvas this summer followed with another or all of your courses in Canvas this fall. Spring 2018 – All courses are taught in Canvas.  No courses will be uploaded to Blackboard. On June 30th our Blackboard...

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By: Jane Petersen

Category: Instructional Technology, Information Technology Services

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

Posted: February 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

When I was 5 years old and people would ask me my favorite subject, I responded, “recess,” without hesitation. This answer was followed closely by reading and P.E class. My love of physical activity can be directly attributed to my P.E. teacher, Mr. MacGuire a phenomenal P.E. teacher. Even though he retired many years ago they still have MacGuire days at the elementary school where he taught. All through elementary school we had physical education every day, he filled our time...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education