February 2020 Posts

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Posted: February 27, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Many bodies of research have proven that regular exercise, of moderate to vigorous intensity, is beneficial for all ages of people (Sevil et al, 2018). Many of us have been taught the importance of physical activity (PA) from a young age. It reduces your risk of developing major illnesses and diseases such as cancers, heart disease, and diabetes (NHS, 2018). Exercise develops stronger bones which becomes important as you age (yes, this already applies to us college students). PA also reduces...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Survey Questions Mistakes

Posted: February 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Survey Questions Mistakes

  Failing to Avoid Leading Words / Questions Failing to Give Mutually Exclusive Choices Not Asking Direct Questions Not Adding a “Prefer Not to Answer” Option Failing to Cover All Possible Answer Choices Not Using Unbalanced Scales Carefully Not Asking Only One Question at a Time  Read more …

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Gloria Vavricka: A Career Inspired by Providing Opportunity to Others

Posted: February 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM CST

Gloria Vavricka: A Career Inspired by Providing Opportunity to Others

Effectively navigating a university into the world of online education is no small feat. Championing a cause of this magnitude takes courage, persistence, an encouraging spirit, and the ability to collaborate. Throughout her career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Director of eCampus Gloria Vavricka exhibited these skills while engaging others to join in the pursuit of making higher education more accessible to students.      Vavricka served as a lecturer in...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Creating surveys that yield actionable insights is about details. And writing effective survey questions is the first step. You do not have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you are collecting the best data possible. Building Effective Survey Make Sure That Every Question Is Necessary. Keep it Short and Simple. Ask Direct Questions. Ask One Question at a Time. Avoid Leading...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

A Degree That Translates Globally

Posted: February 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM CST

A Degree That Translates Globally

  Cam Chau’s journey to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) began over 8,000 miles away in Vietnam. As a planning executive who coordinated supply chain management activities within a multinational company, Cam was expected to track societal changes, economic trends, technology advancements and regulatory factors that would have an impact on the business. Even with the robust practical knowledge and skills that she acquired after years of experience; Cam knew that an MBA...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

Posted: February 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

A tragic event that affects a family, circle of friends, school, and community that leaves people wondering what could have been done. Have you guessed what this is? Suicide is an epidemic that hits home for so many people not only on UNK campus but throughout our country. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the #10 cause of death among Americans in 2017. But did you know that suicide is the #2 cause of death across the college age demographic? Mental health...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Some administrators worry that online evaluations will generate a lower response rate, eroding the worth of the exercise, and limiting the value these deliver to their institutions.  This white paper proposes some new perspectives on response rates: that online evaluations deliver better quality information and reduce the time to action, and that response rates naturally build over time. Then it presents nine best practices you can implement at your college or university to help build...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

6th Annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair

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

6th Annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair

42 representatives from 25 area companies participated in this year's career fair for Supply Chain Management students. Of those 25 companies, 9 were participants in this year's Champions of SCM Excellence, recognizing their contributions and donations to the program. 64 students attended the career fair, and the offers and accepted opportunities are still taking shape since the close of the event two weeks ago. Students were provided the option of up to 8-30 minute interviews with potential...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: Business and Technology, General

Class Act Guests

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

Class Act Guests

Dustin Favinger hosted Roger Jasnoch, Executive Director of the Kearney Visitors Bureau, during his MKT 388 course Events Planning and Management. His students provided a few takeaway statements from the visit: “Tourism in Kearney is a much larger deal than I ever realized.” “There is a lot that goes into bidding events. I participated in state cross-country in high school and I didn’t realize how much goes into making the event a possibility...” Marsha...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Cyber Showcase Career Fair

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

Cyber Showcase Career Fair

CBT's departments are micro-focused on presenting opportunities for companies and students connect, and the Cyber Systems and Computer Science hosted area technology professionals competing for UNK's finest. In addition to providing a conduit for students to make internship and career opportunities, the faculty were able to continue building relationships and excitement for the opening of the STEM building in the Fall 2020.

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Featured CBT Student Internships

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

Featured CBT Student Internships

“This was my first internship and experience in the supply chain world. The internship was definitely a positive experience because it gave me a multitude of perspectives in the brokering industry. Understanding the trucking industry is vital for any supply chain student.” –Jesus Valencia, UNK senior in Supply Chain Management from Lexington, NE. Interned at GIX Logistics, a freight brokerage firm in Grand Island. - Jesus Valencia, UNK Senior, Supply...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Recruiting Notes

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

Recruiting Notes

As we are speeding toward midterms and Spring Break, I wanted to follow up on some great information to share with everyone as we look toward increasing our enrollment for Fall 2020 and beyond. As a recruitment specialist here in CBT, I field many questions from prospective first time freshmen, transfer students as well as their families and friends. Here are a couple that are common, and I've provided a break down of some of my responses, as I'm sure you (as some of our most valuable...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology