July 2017 Posts

Mastering Many Fields to Support Online Students

Posted: July 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM CDT

Mastering Many Fields to Support Online Students

Amber Alexander has a history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK)—and she uses it to create the best experiences possible for online students. As an online program coordinator for the Master of Arts in History program at UNK, she has completed the degree herself while balancing education with work and family. “My main role is to serve as an advisor to graduate students,” Alexander said. “Our online students are located all over the world, and I can be a link...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

The Nebraska Country School Conference

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

The Nebraska Country School Conference

The Nebraska Country School Conference (2nd ever in the state) was held at UNK Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. This two day event hosted phenomenal speakers on a variety of topics, including the Curator of the National Orphan Train Complex, Genoa Indian Industrial School Museum, and NET documentaries of Country Schools. UNK’s own Assistant Professors contributed to the conference, Dr. Christopher Steinke presented on the Dust Bowl and Dr. David Vail on The Blizzard of 1800...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Business Smarts: Why People Are Choosing UNK’s Online Business Administration Program

Posted: July 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

Business Smarts: Why People Are Choosing UNK’s Online Business Administration Program

A company employee rising to a management role, an entrepreneur staying sharp for a small business, or a professional shifting careers into the business world—all of them are finding what they need from UNK’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). Because business is broad, the door to its possibilities is open wide. Kate Bombeck, online BSBA program coordinator at UNK, sheds light on what sets the program apart in helping to meet the needs of so many...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Meet Lori Weed Skarka, Military and Veteran Services

Posted: July 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

Meet Lori Weed Skarka, Military and Veteran Services

For Lori Weed Skarka, working with military and veteran students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is extremely meaningful, both personally and professionally. With an extensive family history of military service and a deep connection to UNK, she understands the needs and challenges of military students and their families, especially as they study online from anywhere in the world. Filling a new position as Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services at UNK in 2015, she...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

UNK Launches Online Programs in Social Work

Posted: July 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

UNK Launches Online Programs in Social Work

There’s a new way to make a difference in your community, thanks to two social work programs launching in the online format at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) in Fall 2017. Rural communities around the country, including many within Nebraska, have a shortage of qualified professionals to fill social work positions. To help address this shortage, UNK is expanding the reach of its longstanding on-campus social work programs through an online Bachelor of Science in Social Work...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General