May 2017 Posts

Path to the Classroom: Biology and Teaching

Posted: May 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM CDT

Path to the Classroom: Biology and Teaching

Education had always been a priority for Curtis Reese as he pursued his passion for biology, but he never planned on becoming a teacher. Now he inspires students every day in the classroom—and they inspire him. Reese is currently a biology teacher at Norfolk Senior High School and an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. His path to the classroom began with two online programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus

5 Tips for Summer Travel During Online Courses

Posted: May 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM CDT

5 Tips for Summer Travel During Online Courses

Being on the go while completing an online course has its challenges—from Internet connection, to time zone changes, to jet lag. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) eCampus offers tips for taking an online course while traveling for work or summer vacation. Talk to your instructor. Online coursework can be completed from anywhere, but it’s a good idea to let your instructor know if you’ll be away for an extended period. Look ahead at assignments that will be due...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Back in Business at UNK

Posted: May 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM CDT

Back in Business at UNK

Kate Bombeck’s education and career in business have brought her full circle back to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). A Kearneyite, Bombeck always knew she would attend college at UNK. After completing an undergraduate degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration, she set out for her industry career. “I worked in industry for about seven years, but the travel just consumed me,” Bombeck said. “I started looking for other jobs and stumbled upon a...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Path to Speech-Language Pathology Starts at UNK

Posted: May 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

Path to Speech-Language Pathology Starts at UNK

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is listed as a top graduate degree for jobs today, according to Forbes. But before new professionals can complete graduate studies and enter the field, they need foundational knowledge, especially when changing careers. That’s where the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) comes in—the first step down the SLP path. Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social and cognitive-communication, and swallowing...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Summer Reading

Posted: May 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Summer Reading

I decided to end the school year and start the summer with a list of great book recommendations for the months ahead. I invited faculty to assist in this, so here goes! Sheryl Feinstein, Dean: I was tempted to go with the classics, I think summer is the perfect time to read a classic that you’ve never read before, either because it wasn’t required in a Literature class or you just never found the time. One of those for me was Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin, it’s the...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education