December 2019 Posts

5th Annual JCM Symposium slated for March

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

5th Annual JCM Symposium slated for March

The JCM Symposium on the Morality of Capitalism honors the legacy of a Kearney State College graduate who had a very successful career as the CEO of a Chicago-based manufacturing company. This year's Symposium is titled “Schumpeter’s Creative Destruction: How Market Forces and Technology Will Reshape Rural Health Care”. The 2020 symposium will bring 15 speakers to the UNK campus, beginning at 9:05 Monday morning and continuing through Tuesday afternoon. All sessions in...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Brewed Awakenings supporting student artists

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Brewed Awakenings supporting student artists

Brewed Awakening, the student operated coffee shop in the College of Business and Technology, prioritizes supporting students and offering quality, affordable products to their customers. The student leaders for Brewed Awakening recently developed an idea to showcase businesses of UNK students at the Brewed Awakening shop. Two UNK students who have started their own business will have their products on display that will be for sale in Brewed Awakening. These products will be available for at...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT Did you know?

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

CBT Did you know?

The College of Business and Technology at UNK is privileged to launch the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology. This peer-reviewed open-access digital journal is the first academic journal relating to the discipline of Business hosted by any campus in the NU system. The journal is hosted in UNK’s Calvin T. Ryan Library under its OpenSPACES@UNK platform.   The journal was started in 2000 as the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics by the...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Communications and Recruitment Specialist

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Communications and Recruitment Specialist

The College of Business and Technology has a reputation for innovation, so it is no surprise that a new position has been created specific to centralizing communication and recruitment across CBT. My name is Erin Pearson, a proud UNK alum, and I am excited to have begun my new career with CBT in a role that has been uniquely designed with the student in mind. Within these first few weeks I have had the privilege of meeting many of you who may or may not have known me before January 2020. I...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Leaders discuss staffing shortage in Kearney

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Leaders discuss staffing shortage in Kearney

Area stakeholders gathered on the UNK campus on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 14th to discuss the concerns of staffing for eldercare facilities in central Nebraska. The event was sponsored by the College of Business and Technology. Tami Moore, a professor of Family Studies at UNK and Kearney City Council member, hosted the Elder Care Workforce Forum. She presented information and data to the group of 25-30 employers, leaders, developers and educators. She focused on three key areas; 1)...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

MGT 405 = Game Changer

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

MGT 405 = Game Changer

This past Fall semester I was able to take a course that I had been looking forward to since Dr. Envick started at UNK. She had talked about creating a course in which groups of students would be able to design and produce their own board games. My family and I are board game fanatics, so I knew immediately that I wanted to try it out.  The class started with Dr. Envick providing us with the textbook, resources and information in order to start coming up with ideas right away. We were...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Student Perspective: Kylie Johnson

Posted: January 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Student Perspective: Kylie Johnson

I started college as a biology- health science major. After quickly realizing that was not the best course of study for my newly found career aspirations of becoming an emergency preparedness specialist, I transitioned into the College of Business and Technology. I remember my mom’s reaction to me becoming a business student, and even today she still asks if I’m sure I don’t want to be a doctor. For her, and many others, I think it is hard to understand the connection...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Zzz’s Get Degrees

Posted: December 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM CST

Zzz’s Get Degrees

Sleep, it seems like something so basic yet most of us don’t really know how to go about it. “Get eight hours of sleep every night” is something we all hear. I know that I for one do not do this. However, there is some truth to these words. Getting eight hours of sleep is crucial for proper development and for productivity during the day.  With finals coming up and projects being due it is important that college students are getting the proper amounts of sleep since...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education, General

Finding the Right Balance

Posted: December 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM CST

Finding the Right Balance

Personal drive and dedication are necessary to complete an online degree program, but for most students, there’s just a bit more that goes in to getting across the finish line - or in this case, the commencement stage. For Brett and Sara Kluever of Gibbon, working toward online master’s degrees in Instructional Technology simultaneously allowed for a strong support system to be established from the start. As a married couple balancing children, 5th/6th grade teaching positions,...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Add a Canvas Gradebook Column for EvaluationKIT

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

Add a Canvas Gradebook Column for EvaluationKIT

The Canvas Gradebook feature in EvaluationKIT provides the ability to assign a specific number of points to the students who have completed the survey. Instructions Login to EvaluationKIT> open the Help Center > click on the following link to see the tutorial.  Instructions to give points to students for completing their course evaluation. Important Assigning Gradebook points is not an automated feature and requires a manual update to "push" points to students. Updates can be done...

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By: Shahla Allavi

Category: Information Technology Services

9th Annual Big Idea Kearney

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

9th Annual Big Idea Kearney

 The Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development hosted the Big Idea Kearney business idea competition at Cunningham's on the Lake on Wednesday, November 6th. This annual event had over 70 idea submissions with 16 finalists selected in the college and community categories. There were approximately 150 people in attendance for this event and most voted for the top prize winners after the judges selected the top five. This year, UNK student, Nichole Mittman took home the top college...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology

Agribusiness Showcase continues to Grow

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

Agribusiness Showcase continues to Grow

On the morning of October 1st, sixteen agricultural businesses in the area attended the Agribusiness Showcase at UNK. Approximately 40 students networked with 33 reps from the attending companies. The reps shared information about upcoming job and internship opportunities. This is the second year for the showcase with more businesses participating. "There is a growing need of professionals in the agribusiness sector in central Nebraska. This event is meant to connect students with the...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology

CBT Did you know?

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

CBT Did you know?

Brewed Awakening is the only student-operated business on the UNK campus? This coffee shop is located in the College of Business and Technology. Students are hired and paid to work in the shop, manage the shop and catering service. The business is over-seen by a volunteer board of directors fully comprised of UNK students. The shop focuses on supporting local business by sourcing all of the products from local vendors and suppliers including Daylight Donuts, Eileen's Cookies, HyVee, Cash-Wa,...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization attends annual conference and pitch competition

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

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization attends annual conference and pitch competition

Members of the CEO executive and leadership team attended the annual global CEO Conference in Tampa Florida at the end of October. The students along with their advisor, Aliese Hoffman, participated in the Marketplace Entrepreneurship Challenge, a simulated business startup challenge. Sri Teja Vedurumudi, last year's winner of the Big Idea Kearney pitch competition was eligible to pitch at the CEO conference. He said the experience of sharing his business idea in front of successful...

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By: Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization attends annual conference and pitch competition

Category: Business and Technology

Featured CBT Student Internships

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

Featured CBT Student Internships

This internship was indescribable. I learned so much about the industry and what it takes, from every level, how to be a successful company and individual. Graybar made sure I got to learn the ins and outs of their business. It showed me what I liked and disliked. I specifically like the opportunity of shadowing the Outside Sales Reps and all the managers, as those are the areas of distribution I would like to pursue in my career. Denver Graybar is a service center, which means they are...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Fourth Annual Tri-City Area Economic Forum held in Kearney

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

Fourth Annual Tri-City Area Economic Forum held in Kearney

The Tri-City Area Economic Forum was held on Friday, October 11th at the Great Platte River Road Archway in Kearney, NE. The event kicked off with national speaker and author, Ron Drake, sharing his message about creating spaces in communities to attract and retain citizens. Dr. Bree Dority of UNK and Dr. Mitch Herian of UNL then presented the recently released Nebraska Thriving Index and demonstrated how the eight regions in the state can use this interactive live tool to gather data and...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology

Hampton High School receives donated Laptops

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

Hampton High School receives donated Laptops

UNK Professor Matt Miller from the CBT Cyber Systems department coaches the Kearney 4-H Robotics club. In order to program the robots, the students needed to have computers to write the code that is used to solve the challenges they are presented with in competition. CBT donated five laptops to the Hampton High School for this purpose. "Thank you for the donation from UNK of the five laptops to our robotics team. They will come in useful and your generosity is very much appreciated. We have...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology

Student Perspective: Ashley Einspahr

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

Student Perspective: Ashley Einspahr

Presenting at the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit was quite a learning experience for me. I am Ashley Einspahr, a Junior at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, studying Organizational and Relational Communications with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I was fortunate enough to be asked to present at the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit on the topic of Retaining Emerging Talent in Nebraska. This opportunity provided me with some experience talking in front of an...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology