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Studying the Past, Leading the Future

Posted: May 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM CDT

Studying the Past, Leading the Future

Dr. Jeff Wells is not a new face at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of History, but he is moving into a new role. Wells arrived at UNK in 2014 and recently gained the title of department chair. Originally from Joplin, Missouri, he received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University, master’s degree from Missouri State University and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University, all in history. In addition to his duties on campus and in the community,...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, eCampus, General

Understanding people through an online sociology degree

Posted: May 10, 2019 12:30:00 PM CDT

Understanding people through an online sociology degree

The study of sociology—the scientific methods that shed light on why humans behave the way they do—can help solve problems and enact positive change for individuals and societies. At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, an online B.S. in Sociology and an online Minor in Sociology are available to prepare students for careers that utilize this field of expertise. Suzanne Maughan, chair of the Department of Sociology at UNK, has a passion for both teaching sociology and doing...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Top 7 Factors When Choosing an Online Graduate Program

Posted: May 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM CDT

Top 7 Factors When Choosing an Online Graduate Program

No matter how long it’s been since you finished your bachelor’s degree, pursuing a graduate program is a big decision. How do you pick the right degree for your rising career as well as your budget, schedule and experience you need as a graduate student?    The University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus offers some insight about what you should consider as you shop for online graduate programs and make a decision. Delivery Format – Is the program offered fully...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Online Criminal Justice Degree More Attainable Than Ever

Posted: April 26, 2019 3:25:00 PM CDT

Online Criminal Justice Degree More Attainable Than Ever

The criminal justice profession is increasingly in the spotlight, attracting those with a variety of career goals who have the same mission in mind—to serve and protect the people in the community where they live. Education is critical to enter the field, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney is making a degree in this area more feasible to achieve. More Opportunities UNK’s online B.S. in Criminal Justice prepares students for careers at the local, state or federal level...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

Posted: April 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

It’s almost finals week and we know what that means - late night cram sessions fueled by crazy amounts of caffeine! Let’s be real - we probably all consume caffeine in one way or another, whether that be coffee, soda, or energy drinks. Are you aware of how many cups of coffee you drink a day? Or if you don’t like coffee, how many energy drinks? No matter how you get your fix, are you aware of what it’s doing to your body? Don’t fear! You’re not alone....

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Day in the Life of a Communications Professional

Posted: April 19, 2019 2:45:00 PM CDT

Day in the Life of a Communications Professional

Communication is the heart of any organization. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a skill and something that should be the focal point of any organization’s core values. It is a two-way process that requires both sending and receiving information but more importantly, developing a shared understanding of the information. It is an active process that Rosanna Vail, Communications Assistant with eCampus at the University of Nebraska at Kearney,...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: eCampus, General

5 Common Study Mistakes in Online Courses

Posted: April 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

5 Common Study Mistakes in Online Courses

How do you study smarter in online courses when balancing school, work and family—and when diligence and planning don’t seem like enough to excel? The University of Nebraska at Kearney sheds light on some of the common study mistakes in online courses. Here’s what you can do as an online student to avoid the pitfalls. Mistake #1: Holding back your questions If you need clarification about your upcoming exam or paper, it’s likely your fellow students have similar...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience

Posted: April 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM CDT

Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience

For almost 20 years, Dr. Mark Ellis has been involved in graduate studies in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Department of History—from teaching over 300 graduate students and advising 54 master’s theses to serving as chair of graduate programs and his department. Now, as UNK’s new dean of graduate studies, he’s working to ensure that all graduate students receive a high-quality degree and the best experience along the way. In celebration of Graduate and...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted: April 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Your health is a very vital aspect of life – the body that you are in right now is the only one that you get, so treat it right! Two ways to make sure that your body will last you a lifetime is by engaging in physical activity and properly fueling your body with the correct nutrients. If you are currently unhappy with your body or just want to improve your health, here are some helpful tips to rejuvenate your life. Exercise Everyone has a different body type - pick and choose from a...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Resources for Online Students Affected by Flooding

Posted: March 28, 2019 8:50:00 AM CDT

Resources for Online Students Affected by Flooding

Throughout Nebraska and other areas, many students are still feeling the effects of recent severe weather, flooding and loss in their homes or communities. As an online student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you can access university resources that can help during challenging times—now or whenever you have a need.   University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance UNK, along with other University of Nebraska campuses, have joined together in flood recovery strategies to...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

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