March 2018 Posts

Day in the Life of a Marketing and Communications Specialist

Posted: March 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM CDT

Day in the Life of a Marketing and Communications Specialist

Understanding your audience is key for effective marketing communications. Alyssa Wyant, marketing and communications specialist at the University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus, shares the path to her career—and how her academic and personal experiences are helping her connect to her audience each day. In her role at UNK, Wyant oversees a variety of marketing and communication tasks, from developing marketing plans to managing a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Degree Pathway into School Counseling Increases Support for Nebraska Students

Posted: March 20, 2018 11:05:00 AM CDT

Degree Pathway into School Counseling Increases Support for Nebraska Students

Today’s school counselors are expected to play larger roles in the lives of students. They serve as a sounding board, voice of reason, and student support system within a school—from providing academic guidance to overseeing preventive and responsive services like bullying or suicide prevention. In Nebraska, the need for school counselors is growing, along with national projections that employment will rise by 8% from 2014 to 2024. To help meet job demand, the University of...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

How to Survive Online Coursework After Spring Break

Posted: March 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM CDT

How to Survive Online Coursework After Spring Break

Let’s face it: by this time in the semester, we all need—and deserve—a little vacation from coursework. With spring break just around the corner, the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers tips for how to take a break from online coursework without falling behind when classes commence. 1. Look ahead at details, not just deadlines. Assignments that are due directly after spring break need to stay on your radar screen, but knowing the details of those assignments ahead of...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

5 Reasons to Start Your Summer with an Online Teacher Education Program

Posted: March 6, 2018 10:15:00 AM CST

5 Reasons to Start Your Summer with an Online Teacher Education Program

Teachers know the importance of planning for their classrooms and careers—and the University of Nebraska at Kearney makes summer the opportune time to get started. Although going back to school is a big decision, submitting an application soon for an online teacher education program ensures a summer semester start. Here are just a few reasons why summer at UNK is useful for teachers: 1. You can invest in your own learning while your class takes a break. Starting in the summer lets you...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Bedtime and Your Health: What Are the Risks of Watching TV?

Posted: March 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM CST

Bedtime and Your Health: What Are the Risks of Watching TV?

One of the popular practices among our society today is binge-watching television. I myself am guilty of this. Not only do I find myself spending a far greater number of hours in front of a screen than I would like to admit, but I find myself watching more at one particular time of day: bedtime. Does that cut down my hours of sleep? Can that be healthy? Health Impacts According to the Sleep Foundation, television at bedtime could negatively impact our health (Foley, Ancoli-Israel, Britz, and...

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By: Brenna Schneider

Category: General, Natural and Social Sciences, Psychology