August 2017 Posts

Seeking Strong Communication Skills

Posted: August 28, 2017 5:00:00 PM CDT

Seeking Strong Communication Skills

As employers increasingly seek candidates with “strong communication skills,” many have realized that some things can be taught, but communication skills take time to develop. To address this workforce need, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Relational Communication—a business-based program that’s more than presentations and papers. “While a business degree often focuses on an...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General

eCampus Student Resources

Posted: August 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

eCampus Student Resources

Being a first-time student in an online course or program can be nerve-racking. Having online resources to help keep you focused and ensure you are doing things correctly is the key to success in an online learning environment. At the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), online students have access to the following resources: SmarterMeasure – Wondering if you are ready for an online program or course? SmarterMeasure is an online tool that will help students evaluate their likelihood...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Faculty Impact - Dr. Greg Benson

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

Faculty Impact - Dr. Greg Benson

In 2014, Dr. Greg Benson took over the direction of the Supply Chain Management for UNK. The Supply Chain Management Program at UNK was the first of its kind in the NU System and one of the first in the nation.  He has grown the program to almost 70 students strong. Nebraska has a great deal of job demand for purchasing managers, logistics managers and distribution managers in the companies located in the state. Therefore, in 2010, UNK saw a need to offer a program that would...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Giulia Napoli

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

Student Spotlight - Giulia Napoli

Our student spotlight is Guilia Napoli, who studies at the International University of Language and Media in Milan, Italy.  During her time in the U.S., she was a part of the student project of Open for Business Magazine; a partnership involving the Office of International Education and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development. Explain your degree and why you are attending IULM:  My master degree is called MICRI that is the acronym of Master in Communication for...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

10 Things to Know About Your Canvas Course

Posted: August 16, 2017 10:15:00 AM CDT

10 Things to Know About Your Canvas Course

This fall, students may see a different learning management system (LMS) being used in some of their online courses rather than the traditional Blackboard product that has been used in years past. By spring of 2018, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) will be fully transitioning to Canvas. Canvas is a more user-friendly and modern-looking LMS. Canvas strives to align with learning, goals, and outcomes and helps to make teaching and learning easier. Some students at UNK may have...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

Posted: August 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

For Sarah Bartling, students have always been the reason she works in a career she loves every day. Initially planning to teach at the elementary school level, her own educational and professional journey at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) led to her position as an online program coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education - where her excitement for student success in online education is infectious. Bartling shares how UNK has shaped her educational and career path, and how...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus, Education

The History of UNK’s Online Education

Posted: August 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

The History of UNK’s Online Education

For over 40 years, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) has been a leader in bringing education to students no matter where they live. UNK’s online education unit, commonly known for the last 12 years as eCampus, has seen a plethora of name changes in its four-decade history, including: Expanded Campus, Continuing Education, Continuing Education and Extended Campus, Division of Continuing Education, Extended Education, and Division of Continuing Studies. What else has evolved in...

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By: Gloria Vavricka

Category: General, eCampus