October 2017 Posts

The Hunt for Campus Haunts

Posted: October 30, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

The Hunt for Campus Haunts

Every campus has its stories of harrowing haunts—ones that render the haunted houses of Halloween festivities as relatively mild. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) has documented the history of many of its campus buildings, some of which include these haunted tales. If you’re on campus, online, or have moved beyond campus life, it helps to be aware of what might scare. So read on, if you dare. Calvin T. Ryan Library There’s no better place to start the hunt for...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

A Heart for Teaching History

Posted: October 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM CDT

A Heart for Teaching History

David Vail, assistant professor of history, proves it is possible to know your passions at an early age—and find the job that reminds you daily why you love what you do. Dr. Vail joined the Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) in 2016. He specializes in environmental history, history of science and technology, agricultural history, and assists his department with public history. We sat down with Dr. Vail, who teaches courses both on campus and online, to...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Student Spotlight - Rachel Jack

Posted: October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Rachel Jack

Rachel Jack, an Enactus member and the leader of New Venture Adventure tells us a little bit about what she learned from organizing such a big event as well as how Enactus in general has helped enhance her UNK experience. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a senior from Eustis, Nebraska. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. You can always find me doing a little DIY project around my apartment or looking at Pinterest. What is your major and what career are you pursuing in...

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By: Samuel Harper

Category: Business and Technology, Entrepreneur

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Online Graduate Certificate Meeting Needs for Nebraska Mental Health Practitioners

Posted: October 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM CDT

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Online Graduate Certificate Meeting Needs for Nebraska Mental Health Practitioners

Alcohol and drug abuse is a growing epidemic that requires licensed specialists in the field. The state of Nebraska has identified a need for more rural behavioral healthcare, according to the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Legislature. On a national scale, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that Substance Abuse Counselors will see “a 31 percent job growth rate through 2022, which is much faster than the national average.” In the...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Netiquette Tips for Online Courses

Posted: October 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM CDT

 Netiquette Tips for Online Courses

Communication in an online course can be very different from face-to-face interactions. Sometimes course discussions include video or audio elements, but very often, the words on the screen need to stand alone. If you’re new to online courses, or need a few tips to improve your writing in online discussions, learning about Netiquette is a good place to start. Netiquette is a term for proper etiquette in an Internet, or Net, environment. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) keeps...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

5 Ways to Know If You’re Ready for an Online Graduate Program

Posted: October 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

5 Ways to Know If You’re Ready for an Online Graduate Program

Taking the plunge into an online graduate program can be intimidating, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. What does it take to start graduate-level studies? Should you apply to a program now, or wait? How do you know if you’re ready? The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) offers some tips to help you decide on the right time to start an online graduate program: 1. You are ready for the next step in your career. Think about that dream job you’ve always...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus