February 2018 Posts

Pregnancy in College: Hard, but Not Impossible

Posted: March 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

Pregnancy in College: Hard, but Not Impossible

A typical college student’s biggest struggles consist of deciding which classes to take, what to eat for supper, and whether it is a good idea to stay out late. It is true – college is incredibly hard at times, but it becomes immensely hard if you become pregnant. According to a recent review by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (2014), a large portion of women who get pregnant in college end up dropping out temporarily or permanently. This is due in part to...

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By: McKenzie Ironshell

Category: Psychology, General

Blending the Best of Both Worlds

Posted: February 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM CST

Blending the Best of Both Worlds

Ask any college student, on campus or online, about the biggest challenge they face during their college career. The majority of their answers will have one common factor – time management. It is a skill that students quickly realize is essential for success, but easier said than done. Luke Ackerman is close to finishing a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

Welcome to the UNK Department of Psychology Blog!

Posted: February 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM CST

Welcome to the UNK Department of Psychology Blog!

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” –Shakuntala Devi Have you ever stopped to think about the effect of Psychology in the world around you? Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors govern the decisions we make every day. This blog was created for University of Nebraska at Kearney students to highlight current topics in Psychology that affect their everyday lives, in...

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By: Jillian Rocheford

Category: Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences

An Early Start to Early Childhood and Family Advocacy

Posted: February 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM CST

An Early Start to Early Childhood and Family Advocacy

At the age of 10, Rachel (Berreckman) Hays was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a blood-related cancer. Over the next two-and-a-half years, she traveled between her hometown of Holdrege, Nebraska, and the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, receiving multiple rounds of chemotherapy treatment and procedures. The experience shaped what she wanted to achieve at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and how she wanted to make a difference. “During my many visits [to the hospital],...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

How an Online Minor Program Can Make You More Marketable

Posted: February 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM CST

How an Online Minor Program Can Make You More Marketable

Rising to the top of an applicant pool is challenging, especially as employers increasingly seek professionals with multiple skillsets. Applicants need to get ahead of the competition to be hired and retained—and the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers online minor programs that can help. Adding a minor program to an undergraduate degree can speak volumes to employers, according to an article from WorldWideLearn*. Not only does a minor program enhance your skills—it shows you...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Online Science/Math Education Program Offers Solution to Teaching Dual Disciplines

Posted: February 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM CST

Online Science/Math Education Program Offers Solution to Teaching Dual Disciplines

Today’s teachers often see their class assignments change from one subject area to another, requiring both the knowledge and qualifications to teach in multiple disciplines. Teachers need a pathway to prepare for these shifting roles in science and math fields, particularly within smaller school districts. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is helping to address this demand. UNK’s online Master of Science in Education in Science/Math Education is designed for high school and...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General