University of Nebraska at Kearney Blog

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...

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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

Keeping Current in Online Learning with Faculty Training Events

Posted: January 29, 2018 8:30:00 AM CST

Keeping Current in Online Learning with Faculty Training Events

Supporting those who teach online helps ensure that students have the best possible learning experience at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Faculty and staff can stay at the forefront of online teaching and learning through a series of eCampus training events this spring—from designing accessible online courses to enhancing instructional video content. eCampus Instructional Designers will send an email announcement to all UNK faculty and staff when registration opens for each...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General, eCampus

UNK Online Graduate Education Programs Climb in National Rankings

Posted: January 24, 2018 9:15:00 AM CST

UNK Online Graduate Education Programs Climb in National Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Nebraska at Kearney at No. 25 for best online graduate education programs. The 2018 rankings, released this month, place UNK 10 spots higher than last year. Institutions are ranked based on student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. UNK offers the following online master’s programs in education-related fields: Art Education: Classroom...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Local History Research by UNK Graduate Gives Voice to Community

Posted: January 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM CST

Local History Research by UNK Graduate Gives Voice to Community

Madelina (Lina) Cordia is deeply rooted in her community of Jackson County in Southern Oregon—home to a large Hispanic population that now understands more about its history in the region, thanks to her research. Before completing the online Master of Arts in History program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2017, Cordia completed her undergraduate studies in history and Spanish from Southern Oregon University. Because of her prior research, the local Veterans Administration...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Roadmap for Returning to UNK

Posted: January 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM CST

Roadmap for Returning to UNK

It's never too late to finish the undergraduate degree you started at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), even if you no longer live near the campus. UNK offers a pathway to return to your degree program—or transition into a different one—whether you come back on campus or online. Make your way through these milestones to follow the blue and the gold to your UNK degree. Milestone #1: Find the program that meets your needs now. If your interests or career needs have...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Why I Chose the New Year to Go Back to School

Posted: December 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM CST

Why I Chose the New Year to Go Back to School

In January 2015, over a decade after my bachelor’s degree, I took a leap and went back to school for a master's program. Now, freshly graduated as of this week—and extremely proud of it—I can see how the excitement of a new year is what motivated me to start my graduate education. But it was much more than a fleeting resolution. For years, I had my eye on an online master’s degree in my field. But full-time employment, finances, and personal obligations filled me with...

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By: Rosanna Vail, UNK eCampus

Category: General, eCampus

Tips for Finals Week

Posted: December 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Finals Week

Finals have a way of creating stress among even the most prepared of students. Whether you study on campus or online, here are some tips from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Learning Commons for how to tackle those upcoming final tests, papers, and projects. Double check your final exam schedule. It never hurts to verify the dates and deadlines for your final exams or papers. You can also be sure that you understand what the exam or paper should cover to ensure that you’re...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

What Is a Proctor?

Posted: November 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM CST

What Is a Proctor?

In online courses, sometimes preparing for an exam takes more than a review of the material. If your course requires a proctored exam, an approved proctor must verify that your test is administered under the appropriate conditions for academic integrity and the instructor’s specifications.  See the following FAQ from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) for an overview of the test proctoring process: How do I know if I need a proctor? Check the syllabus of your online course...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

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