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Supporting Military Spouses at UNK

Posted: May 23, 2018 12:25:00 PM CDT

Supporting Military Spouses at UNK

The month of May is Military Appreciation Month, recognizing military servicemembers as well as the spouses who support them—a group that also shares a deep commitment to serving their country. For nearly 35 years, the nation has celebrated Military Spouse Appreciation Day, established by President Ronald Reagan, to honor the service and leadership of military spouses. We asked Lori Weed Skarka, Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services, to provide insight about military...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

On a Mission for an Online Master’s in History

Posted: May 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM CDT

On a Mission for an Online Master’s in History

As a child, Captain Cory Halvorson had no problem passing up comic books and cartoon strips for non-fiction and history books. In 2011, he majored in history and received his commission into the United States Air Force (USAF) through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Northern Arizona University. But as Halvorson continued to work up the ranks of the USAF, he knew he would need to pursue a higher degree to continue to be promoted. He began his hunt for a master’s...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted: May 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM CDT

Teacher Appreciation Week

During the first full week of May, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a time to acknowledge and appreciate the educators who play a critical role in our society. A day to recognize the contributions of educators was created through the determination of Eleanor Roosevelt, the former first lady, who persuaded Congress to proclaim May 7th as National Teacher Day. For 32 years, one day was dedicated to teachers until the National Parent Teacher Association expanded on...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

Tips for your summer graduation application

Posted: May 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM CDT

Tips for your summer graduation application

Spring commencement may be just around the corner, but if you’re gearing up to graduate this summer, it’s time to apply now—whether or not you plan to walk in summer commencement. Your approved graduation application ensures that you have completed all requirements for your program through the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Here are a few tips for turning in your graduation application: Consult your advisor. Be sure that your program coordinator or advisor is aware of...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: Marketing, General

5 Study Tips to Set You Up for Success

Posted: April 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

5 Study Tips to Set You Up for Success

By: Regan Taubenheim In order to avoid any extreme cases of “stud-dying” with finals just around the corner, I have provided 5 simple and easy-to-follow study tips. Following these tips will decrease the chances of meltdowns or college dropout thoughts the night before your next big exam. In some cases, no number of tips in the world will save you from the complete stress that accompanies the rigorous study demands some classes require. Unfortunately, your grades will not improve...

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By: Regan Taubenheim

Category: Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences, General

Making a Degree Her Business

Posted: April 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM CDT

Making a Degree Her Business

While growing up in Virginia, Krista Wilson hadn’t given much thought to a college degree. Through minimal interaction from her high school to prepare for college, she was unsure of her options and began working at an early age. Now, she proudly holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney that will secure her career, no matter where it leads. “Today there is a much larger focus on getting kids ready for college, but at the...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Using the eCampus Online Schedule

Posted: April 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM CDT

Using the eCampus Online Schedule

The eCampus Online Schedule at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a one-stop location for all online and blended course offerings. With registration underway for summer and fall, current and prospective students can find a wealth of information and resources to gear up for next semester. The Online Schedule includes: Registration appointment times based on student status Upcoming online and blended courses, start dates, and instructors Online graduate and undergraduate program...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Libraries Lead

Posted: April 10, 2018 1:42:00 PM CDT

Libraries Lead

The American Library Association (ALA) has sponsored a nationwide observance, since 1958, to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, marks National Library Workers Day, which recognizes the librarians responsible for these contributions. On behalf of the Staff Senate and Recognition Committee, the University of Nebraska at Kearney has awarded the April 2018 Teamwork Excellence Award to UNK’s Calvin T. Ryan Librarians: Ron Wirtz, Rochelle...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

Caring for a Dying Loved One

Posted: April 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

Caring for a Dying Loved One

I had always known death to be a very real thing. However, until someone close to you dies, do you really understand the full realm of emotions and the care and support you may have to provide your loved one who is dying? It was not until I was in high school that I started to understand what it truly takes to care for one who is dying. My grandmother passed away the summer before my senior year of high school, and although it was an extremely sad time for myself and whole family, it was...

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By: Julia Daro

Category: General, Psychology

Celebrating Graduate Students at UNK

Posted: April 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT

Celebrating Graduate Students at UNK

Starting a graduate program, whether on campus or online, is a huge investment for students—one that takes incredible dedication and a careful balance of commitments. During Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 2-6, I’m pleased to recognize our graduate students and highlight what they contribute to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Here are just a few reasons to celebrate their many accomplishments. Their enhanced skills create a stronger workforce. I...

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By: Kenya Taylor

Category: General, eCampus

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