March 2017 Posts

Faculty Impact - Dr. Susan Jensen

Posted: March 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Faculty Impact - Dr. Susan Jensen

Please tell us about yourself and your role at UNK and how that has transformed over the years. After earning a finance degree from Kansas University, my first job after graduation was as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. I worked in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region before being based in the St. Louis office. After completing my MBA from Washington University in St. Louis I had the opportunity to help launch a new investment banking...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Katelyn Ziebarth

Posted: March 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Katelyn Ziebarth

Katelyn Ziebarth is a senior at UNK studying business administration and health care management. Ziebarth has held an instrumental role as a leader in Enactus, presented at competition, and chaired her own project--all in the same year. Here Ziebarth shares about her experiences. Tell us a little about yourself. Originally from Wilcox, Nebraska a small town 30 miles south of Kearney. I am studying business administration with a minor in Health care management. I have been at UNK since fall...

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By: Emily Kassmeier

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

5 Tips for Time Management in Online Courses

Posted: March 28, 2017 9:50:00 AM CDT

5 Tips for Time Management in Online Courses

Family, career, community, and on top of it all—a degree. Doing it all is tough, but it’s possible with strategic time management. Here are some tips from UNK eCampus to help balance your busy schedule: Lighten your load. Taking on an ambitious course load is admirable, but too many credits per semester could be the source of a strained schedule. Talk with your advisor or a faculty member about a feasible load based on your existing commitments. It’s okay to start with...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You?

Posted: March 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You?

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You? It’s almost impossible to talk about Canvas without comparing it to Blackboard. Bb is the LMS I have known for the longest time. Although none of my graduate degrees were online, I had the opportunity to take many online courses in the University of Nebraska system and as a result, I became comfortable learning online and very appreciative of the flexibility and the choice of taking either online or face to face courses during my...

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By: Dr. Martonia Gaskill

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

Posted: March 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

The College of Education latest forum featured COE faculty presenting on topics related to promoting scholarship with students and integrating technology into teaching. Dr. Megan Adkins (Kinesiology Sports Sciences) presentation focused on utilizing interactive health technology monitors to assess physical activity level and time in moderate to vigorous physical activity to improve our teacher activities in managing a classroom and transitions. She provided the audience with a nice overview...

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

Posted: March 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

The College of Education hosted the Tech Edge Spring 2017 Conference for teachers and pre-service teachers interested in learning new ways to use technology in the classroom. The conference included 16 speakers from UNK and public schools across Nebraska. The purpose of the conference is to inspire our future teachers and encourage conversations between in-service and pre-service teachers on cutting edge teaching practices that are impacting education today. The conference brings together...

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Attend a Canvas Brown Bag

Posted: March 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Attend a Canvas Brown Bag

Nebraskan Student Union - Room 310 12:30 - 1:30 pm March 28th and April 4th Bring Your Lunch and Learn about Canvas Presenters: UNK Faculty teaching in the Spring 2017 Canvas Early Access Pilot March 28 - Getting Started, Successes and Stumbling Blocks April 4 - Examples of Canvas course design used by our faculty  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 June 2018 Canvas Early Access Pilot (22 Courses) Use Canvas or Blackboard Use Canvas or Blackboard Canvas is default;...

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By: Jane Petersen

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

Why Rank Matters: UNK Listed Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Posted: March 7, 2017 4:05:00 PM CST

Why Rank Matters: UNK Listed Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Going back to school is a big decision. Universities provide more online degree programs than ever before to help you access the education you need, professionally or personally. But how do you choose the best program? U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) as among the best institutions for online graduate education programs in 2017. This designation, also awarded to UNK in previous years, assesses programs based on: student engagement student services...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus

Little Lopers!

Posted: March 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Little Lopers!

Early Childhood Education Center Little Lopers will be gaining a new home in 2018! UNK is excited to announce a new building for the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This facility will host 150 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old, which means UNK will be able to serve more children from faculty, staff, and students, along with community families. Faculty across campus plan to incorporate the new facility into their course work and research. Expect to see UNK students...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education