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Celebrating Social Work Month

Posted: March 21, 2019 2:15:00 PM CDT

Celebrating Social Work Month

Every year during March, social workers are recognized in celebration of National Social Work Month. Often viewed as more than a profession, social work is a calling and a personal mission that compels people to create a more compassionate, moral and inclusive society. Those who enter the field have a heart for making a difference—along with a strong education to be as effective as possible in supporting individuals and communities. Meeting Needs Two years ago, the University of...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

Spring Break Safety Tips

Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Spring Break Safety Tips

Give me Palm Trees, 80 Degrees, and Spring Break Tips It’s almost that time of the semester where we can take a break from student life and sprawl out in the sun. I know you are all are as sick of the snow as I am, and we are all in need of a vacation from school. Here are some tips to keep you safe wherever you’re headed! Stay Hydrated! If you’re going somewhere sunny and warm (or even if you’re not), stay hydrated! Water is very important for our bodies. Make...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education, General

Pitching an Online MBA

Posted: March 11, 2019 12:20:00 PM CDT

Pitching an Online MBA

For many adult learners, flexibility has proven to be a top concern. At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Master of Business Administration—commonly known as the MBA—has changed its format to comply with the changing times. Classes are offered primarily online while still providing some one-on-one interaction through synchronous class meetings. This new format provides the best of both worlds: flexibility, with engaging in-class discussions that are accessible remotely...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Allergies: Facts That Will (Or Won’t) Take Your Breath Away

Posted: March 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Allergies: Facts That Will (Or Won’t) Take Your Breath Away

Odds are you or someone you know suffers from some form of allergy. A recent survey shows that over half of the U.S. population (54.6 percent) reported having reactions to at least one type of allergen (Healthline, 2012), but what causes this? An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system attacks something in the body that it sees as dangerous. The consequences of this may be minor, such as sneezing, a rash, or hives. More serious cases can include swelling of the throat or...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education, General

Adapting Teaching for the Next Generation of Students

Posted: February 28, 2019 9:45:00 AM CST

Adapting Teaching for the Next Generation of Students

What is the preferred learning style for Generation Z students? How do we reach this new generation of students who may not learn as well with established strategies? As faculty, it is important to adapt to the changing demographics of the student population. As the average age of the student population gets younger, it’s on us to provide learning environments and materials that will give them the best opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge we wish to teach them.  A recent...

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By: Karen Premer and Steve McGahan

Category: eCampus, General

Create Your Own Degree

Posted: February 19, 2019 9:50:00 AM CST

Create Your Own Degree

What is a Bachelor of General Studies? It’s an online degree that you can customize.At the University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus, one bachelor’s program in particular strikes up a lot of conversation: the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS). This “create your own degree” is an interdisciplinary program that helps you complete a unique and useful degree in the most efficient timeframe. The BGS promotes well-rounded study in a range of disciplines, or...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

Relationship Reality: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Posted: February 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Relationship Reality: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Busy, busy, busy – this word describes the majority of college students, and it makes sense! We are active with studying, jobs, organizations, and relationships. With all this coming and going, do we ever stop and look at the relationships? With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s important to look at the relationships in our lives. You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t have a significant other, so this doesn’t apply to me!” WRONG. The relationships...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

5 Things Successful Students Do Every Day

Posted: February 6, 2019 3:45:00 AM CST

5 Things Successful Students Do Every Day

Time is of the essence in nearly all areas of our lives. It’s no secret that successful people have certain routines they do every day. Among the various practices, five things stood out that could be implemented into students’ routines to increase productivity in and out of the online classroom: Wake Up Early After a restless night of sleep, it can seem impossible to wake up early. However, this uninterrupted time is time that is especially carved out for you. Using this time to...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

The Challenges of Being an Adult Learner

Posted: January 30, 2019 3:15:00 PM CST

The Challenges of Being an Adult Learner

College is a big commitment, often taking time, money and energy that can sometimes become obstacles in your decision to go back to school. As an adult learner, you may encounter challenges that are different from those of traditional students earning a degree right after high school, but when managed appropriately, overcoming these challenges can lead to a rewarding experience as well as a degree.  Online learning opens the door to those unable to attend courses on campus—either...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: eCampus, General

Graduation: Ready or Not?

Posted: January 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM CST

Graduation: Ready or Not?

With spring semester in full swing and your eye on graduation, several things may come to mind—whether landing your dream job or applying to graduate school. One thing that cannot be overlooked is your application for graduation, which is due by February 1, along with other important details for finishing your degree.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney provides resources and guidance on how to apply for graduation or begin looking for a job. We’ve compiled a list of these...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: eCampus, General

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