2019 Blog Posts

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

5 Tips to Increase Reading Comprehension

Posted: December 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM CST

5 Tips to Increase Reading Comprehension

Finals week is right around the corner, which means now is the time to prepare to ace your final exams and turn in thoughtful, well-written research papers. Whatever your finals week holds, effective reading comprehension skills can be the key to fully understanding course materials and research literature, which results in successful testing and detailed writing assignments. If you find that you struggle with reading comprehension or if you’d like to increase the skills that you...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Posted: November 22, 2019 8:44:00 AM CST

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

The most festive time of the year is just around the corner. Everywhere you go, you’ll hear sleigh bells ringing, see ugly sweaters, and, to most people’s dismay, be surrounded by the flu virus. Nothing ruins the holiday season like being under the weather. This is why keeping your immune system healthy is extremely important, especially with winter on its way. Whenever germs make their way into your body, the immune system is what makes sure you don’t get sick from it....

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education, General

The GI Bill at UNK

Posted: November 15, 2019 2:30:00 PM CST

The GI Bill at UNK

UNK works diligently to ensure that its military community has access to the resources and services that have been developed to help them succeed. UNK’s Office of Military and Veterans Services plays a considerable role in this mission by acting as a liaison between students and the Veterans Administration so that eligible students or dependents can obtain the military educational benefit referred to as the “GI Bill”. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

What Can You do With an Online Sociology Degree? 15 Careers to Consider

Posted: November 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM CST

What Can You do With an Online Sociology Degree? 15 Careers to Consider

Sociology is a science that studies human society through a number of lenses. Sociologists analyze the development, structure, and functioning of society while also identifying and exploring social relationships, cultures, and problems. The purpose and focus of this essential discipline may spark your interest, but future career possibilities may also be a driving factor in selecting a degree program. Fortunately, the skills that are obtained through a degree in sociology enable students to...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

BLIND CARBON COPY - BCC OFFICE 365

Posted: November 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

BLIND CARBON COPY - BCC OFFICE 365

What is BCC? BCC means Blind Carbon Copy and is an email field to which you can add several recipients. The addresses remain hidden from everyone, unlike the addresses placed in the To: or CC: (Carbon Copy) fields, which are visible to anyone who reads the message. By using BCC no one's email address will be compromised.  Facts about BCC in Office 365 By default, the BCC field is hidden in Microsoft Outlook and you cannot see it when writing a new message or replying to someone's email....

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

How to Get the Most out of Your Academic Advising Session

Posted: October 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

How to Get the Most out of Your Academic Advising Session

  Academic advising is a crucial piece of your academic journey. Advisors serve students by providing key information about degree requirements, class availability and selection, campus resources, and career advice. While your advisor may be your go-to resource for all things academic, it is important to understand that you as a student are ultimately responsible for your academic progress. This means that you need to be actively involved in the advising process whether you are a...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted: October 28, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Halloween Safety Tips

It is important to be staying mindful of your safety and others’ safety. Please keep that in mind if you are planning on going out on Halloween (or any other time of the year).I know you have probably heard all of this a million times, but here I am to tell you again! How are you getting home? Whether you are at a house or the bars, how are you planning on getting home? There are plenty of options for you: Have a designated driver (DD) Call a sober friend up who is able to drive you...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Morph Transition - PowerPoint

Posted: October 28, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Morph Transition - PowerPoint

Morph transition makes it easy to show motion, zoom in and out, and change shapes. Morph offers a simple way to represent motion across slides. Specifically, Morph can do the following: Create motion Zoom in and out Change one shape into another Learn how to create Morph transition by watching this one and half minute video and/or reading the instructions.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Transfer Students, it is Not too Late to Apply to UNK

Posted: October 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

Transfer Students, it is Not too Late to Apply to UNK

Between family activities and holiday preparations, fall can be a busy season. As we move toward the end of the year, we know that many of you are looking forward to embracing the final moments of 2019 while preparing to make 2020 your most successful year yet. If making a return to college is on your mind, please know it is not too late. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is proud to offer ten undergraduate degrees online:  Business Administration, Bachelor of General Studies,...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: eCampus, General

Healthy Recipes: Tips for College Life – and Beyond

Posted: October 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Healthy Recipes: Tips for College Life – and Beyond

I think it is fair to say that most college students struggle, at one point or another, to provide proper nutrition for their body. If you are one of these people, don’t worry – you are not alone. The good news is that, with some work, diet can be a simple fix. An important step in changing dietary habits is to be committed and dedicated to a healthier lifestyle.A study that was by Allom and Mullan (2014) was done to assist young adults in beginning (and maintaining) a healthy...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Cover Letter

Posted: October 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Cover Letter

Itching to graduate and obtain your dream job? You realized though, your dream job wants you to write a daunting cover letter and you don’t know how. Follow these five tips and it might not be as daunting as you initially thought: Make your letter visually appealing. When crafting your cover letter, its main purpose is to serve as an introduction and overview. It is not supposed to highlight everything you have done and every person who has walked in and out of your life. Try to keep...

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By: Shelby Hoffmann

Category: General, eCampus

More Than a Profession

Posted: October 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

More Than a Profession

Suzanne Exstrom has served in a variety of roles at UNK since 1997, but she found a genuine sense of belonging when she joined UNK’s Department of Social Work in 2008. As the department’s online coordinator, Exstrom plays a role in the development of future social workers. It is in this role that she hopes to make a unique difference in the field. She shares her passion for the social work profession and the opportunity to guide students to the academic path that will meet their...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree, What’s the Advantage?

Posted: October 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree, What’s the Advantage?

  Your undergraduate diploma is hanging prominently on your wall (or maybe it’s still in the unopened mailer) and now it’s time to decide: master’s degree or no master’s degree? While a variety of factors can play a role in this significant decision, here are some advantages that are worth your consideration: Specialized Content – A master’s degree offers more focused content. Students typically begin by completing a series of field-specific core...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Grant Students Extra Attempts - Canvas Quiz

Posted: September 27, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Grant Students Extra Attempts - Canvas Quiz

You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts on a quiz. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz.  You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz.  Instructions to grand extra attempts for students on a Quiz.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

The Sleep Imperative

Posted: September 26, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

The Sleep Imperative

Assignments. Quizzes. Projects. Exams. Finals. It seems as if a college student’s life revolves around making deadlines and successfully completing coursework. But don’t forget trying to fit in a work schedule, social schedule, and a sleep schedule is just as important. It feels almost impossible to get everything accomplished within a semester as a college student. Most students compromise their sleep schedule to find time to accomplish those late-night projects or pull an...

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By: Heath Education

Category: Health Education, General

Attach a File to VidGrid Video

Posted: September 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Attach a File to VidGrid Video

You may attach a file to your VidGrid video. instructions Navigate to your video through the VidGrid portal Double click the video to open it Click the more options icon - The three dots in the right side Choose Add attachments from the menu Watch Add File attachment (35 seconds)

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Time Management Tips

Posted: September 18, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Time Management Tips

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? As college students, the hours just seem to tick away, especially when Netflix is on. Research has shown that with effective time management students are likely to lower their level of anxiety and exhibit greater academic performance (Adams and Blair, 2019). The wing-it motto may be your preferred option but practicing time management can offer you real material benefits.It may seem daunting to plan and create a perfectly curated...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Auto Fill VS Flash Fill

Posted: September 13, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Auto Fill VS Flash Fill

Flashfill automatically fills your data when it senses a pattern. For example, you can use Flash Fill to separate first and last names from a single column or combine first and last names from two different columns. Autofill is a very useful Excel feature. It allows you to create entire columns or rows of data which are based on the values from other cells. In other words, Excel compares the selected data and tries to guess the next values that will be...

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By: ITS

Category: Information Technology Services, General

How To Get Back Into the Swing of Things

Posted: September 10, 2019 9:50:00 AM CDT

How To Get Back Into the Swing of Things

  Whether you took some time off during the summer or you recently finished up your summer courses the season is changing and once again a new semester is ahead of us. Here are a couple of tips on how to get back into the swing of things once you start your new courses this fall. Start a routine Wake up, eat breakfast, and get ready. Easier said than done, right? Starting a routine each day is extremely important because it helps you mentally and physically be prepared for the next day...

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By: Shelby Hoffmann

Category: General, eCampus

Do Not Feed the Phish

Posted: August 29, 2019 2:45:00 AM CDT

Do Not Feed the Phish

What is Phishing? “Phishing” is when criminals use email, phone and online scams to purposefully and maliciously trick people into sharing information such as passwords, Social Security numbers, account and credit card details and even your mother’s maiden name! Phishing is Fraud and it is a crime. Defend Yourself Educate yourself, your family, and if applicable, your co-workers, clients and business partners on what Information Theft is, and what you can do to protect...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Canvas New Gradebook

Posted: August 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas New Gradebook

The Gradebook helps instructors easily view and enter grades for students. Depending on the Grade display type, grades for each assignment can be viewed as points, percentage, complete or incomplete, GPA scale, or letter grade. Only graded assignments, graded discussions, graded quizzes, and graded surveys that have been published display in the Gradebook. Not Graded assignments are not included. The default view in the Gradebook is to view all students at a time, but you can also view...

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By: Canvas New Gradebook

Category: Information Technology Services

Instructions for students to see faculty’s feedback on their graded assignments

Posted: August 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

Instructions for students to see faculty’s feedback on their graded assignments

When grading an assignment in Canvas, faculty may leave feedbacks for their students by adding rubrics, leaving comments in rubric, annotation feedbacks, and text comments. To insure that students have access to your valuable advices feel free to share the following instructions with them.  How do I view rubric results for my assignment?  How do I view annotation feedback comments from my instructor directly in my assignment submission? How do I view assignment comments from my...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Reach Your Goals with the College of Business & Technology Career Center

Posted: August 2, 2019 3:40:00 PM CDT

Reach Your Goals with the College of Business & Technology Career Center

    The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online degree program is ideal for working adults interested in skill and knowledge development. Graduates often find positions in management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, information technology and supply chain management. The UNK business programs are accredited by AACSB International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: eCampus, General

A Passion for Speech-Language Pathology

Posted: July 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

A Passion for Speech-Language Pathology

Growing up, Jill Wilson knew she wanted to help people. After observing many Speech-Language Pathologists, she recognized the diversity of patients she had the opportunity to work with and settings she was able to work in and knew speech-language pathology was the perfect fit for her.  Wilson now teaches and helps supervise students in the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. Wilson is also the online program coordinator for the online Speech-Language Pathology Coursework program. The...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General, eCampus

A Passion for Positive Impact

Posted: June 28, 2019 3:10:00 PM CDT

A Passion for Positive Impact

Jazzmyn Martin makes the trek each day from Elm Creek, NE to the UNK campus to come to a job she loves. Completing her own Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Student Affairs, she knew she wanted to work at UNK and help other students pursue their educational goals. As a full-time employee, mom of two, and wife, Martin keeps herself busy. Drawing from the inspiration of her own experience as a student at UNK, Martin wants to...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General, eCampus

VidGrid videos for Canvas Assignments

Posted: June 26, 2019 11:52:00 AM CDT

VidGrid videos for Canvas Assignments

There are two ways to have a student turn in a VidGrid video for a Canvas Assignment.  They can turn in the link to the video or embed the video in the submission. Make sure you include “Text Entry” or “Website URL” as a submission type when you create the assignment.  To turn in a previously recorded VidGrid video as an assignment, do the following steps. To have them turn in the assignment as a link, Open video in VidGrid Click on the “share”...

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By: ITS

Category: Information Technology Services

Enhance the Way You Teach Music

Posted: June 24, 2019 3:57:00 PM CDT

Enhance the Way You Teach Music

Music Education has been correlated to other academic achievements within the school system. According to the National Association for Music Education, a group of first graders saw an increase in their reading and math skills dramatically after participating in a specialized music class. It is dually noted that music education is key to the development of the brain and overall enhances a student’s learning capability. For teachers, it is important to enhance their skill set to teach...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: General, eCampus

Online Degrees for Working Fathers

Posted: June 14, 2019 11:15:00 AM CDT

Online Degrees for Working Fathers

Many describe it as the most difficult but rewarding job they will ever have. As Father’s Day quickly approaches, we want to take a moment to celebrate a few of our University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus students who also double as dads. These students admit that being a student, parent, and employee is not an easy task. Due to the flexibility of online education, they are able to be successful in many areas of their life while achieving their educational goals. Pursuing his...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

Staying Motivated for Summer Classes

Posted: June 7, 2019 2:30:00 PM CDT

Staying Motivated for Summer Classes

Do you have trouble staying motivated for Summer courses? You’re not alone… It’s easier to refresh your social media accounts every ten minutes hoping for new posts or to start that Netflix show you’ve been telling yourself will be binge worthy. You have to remember that the deadlines for your assignments aren’t going to change, and those distractions will still be there when the work is done. The ability of a student to get motivated to study can have a large...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: eCampus, General

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

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

How We Are Improving the Online Learning Experience

Posted: January 15, 2019 3:40:00 PM CST

How We Are Improving the Online Learning Experience

Times are changing in online learning. With technology becoming more affordable, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is able to offer a higher, more personal way to deliver education to online students. Tim Bartling, Assistant Director of eCampus, is leading the way for UNK in the development of online learning. We asked Tim what he has done so far in this ever-evolving industry: What do you look for when implementing new technology for online learning? The first thing I look at, before...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: eCampus, General

Resource Recap for Starting a New Semester

Posted: January 8, 2019 11:55:00 AM CST

Resource Recap for Starting a New Semester

Getting back into the mindset of studying after the holiday break—or heading back to school as a non-traditional student—can be a bit overwhelming. We looked back at the study tips and resources on our blog at the University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus to help you ease into the new year and semester.  Getting StartedMany students are nervous about starting a new semester of courses. Staying calm is usually easier said than done, but there are some tips that can help....

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

How to Reach Your Resolution

Posted: January 2, 2019 3:10:00 PM CST

How to Reach Your Resolution

No matter how determined we are, our resolutions from January are typically forgotten by March. And in many cases, the decision to make the change was almost as challenging as trying to achieve it, especially with a major goal like going back to school. Although there are always reasons to push this resolution aside, there’s also a way to balance it with everything else in your life in 2019—an online program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. So what does it take to...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus