2020 Posts

Featured Student Internships

Posted: December 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Featured Student Internships

Sarah Barfknecht, Business Administration emphasis in MGT, graduation Dec 2021, hometown Hastings NE Kearney Regional Medical Center, summer 2020 “Before this internship, I knew I wanted to have a career in the business side of healthcare.  I had not really considered a career in human resources.  Now that I have been exposed to the human resources field, I think it is a good fit for me.  My career goals now include working in an HR position in the healthcare...

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By: CBTENews

Category: Business and Technology, General

University of Nebraska at Kearney Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Posted: December 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

University of Nebraska at Kearney Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Kearney, NE, December 2020 — The University of Nebraska at Kearney has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Business Administration Comprehensive degree with a Finance emphasis has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.  This program positions...

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By: CBTENews

Category: General, Business and Technology

Career Center Launches Career Closet

Posted: November 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Career Center Launches Career Closet

Principal Foundation, tied to Principal Financial, awarded CBT’s Career Center a generous grant that has been leveraged to offer professional attire and photography to CBT students free of charge. Upon receiving the grant confirmation, the Career Center immediately collaborated with CBT’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development who brainstormed and organized a plan. Adhering to CBT’s mission for experiential learning, the center personnel decided to offer the...

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By: CBTENews

Category: General, Business and Technology

Online Loper Spotlight: Aleah Hines

Posted: November 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST

Online Loper Spotlight: Aleah Hines

“I have always been interested in how businesses work.” Aleah Hines became attracted to business by watching her mom work as a business administrator. After completing several high school business courses, her interest grew. Today, as a student in UNK’s online B.S. in Business Administration with an online Accounting minor, Aleah is developing expertise she will need to enter the field with a competitive edge. A resident of Quebec, Canada, Hines noted that her age and...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Faculty Reflections - Troy Brockmeier

Posted: November 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Faculty Reflections - Troy Brockmeier

I have started a new adventure this past semester as an Adjunct Professor at UNK teaching a Personal Finance class.  Jeremy Armagost of Wealth Plan Partners and I agreed to each teach a class for the College of Business and Technology.   I joked with the Dean that most advisors seem to write a book, record a podcast, or teach a college class.  So, I liked this option the best for me. The focus of the class is to introduce the students to many of the life experiences...

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By: CBT ENews

Category: Business and Technology, General

Kearney Ranks as #1 STEM Community in State

Posted: November 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Kearney Ranks as #1 STEM Community in State

In addition to the most STEM related careers, Insurify also compiled data on colleges and universities with STEM related programs and women in STEM related fields, and awarded composite scores to cities across the United States. Kearney was identified as the highest composite score in Nebraska by Insurify's data analysts, demonstrating "exceptional dedication to science, technology, engineering, and math".  The Kearney Chamber of Commerce, among other entities in Kearney, commended the...

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By: CBT ENews

Category: General, Business and Technology

Zoom - Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing

Posted: November 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Zoom - Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing

Zoom screen sharing allows you to share the desktop, windows, applications, or audio/video. Zoom allows you to send computer audio to the remote attendees when sharing a video or audio clip. Instructions: Open your Zoom meeting. Ensure that you are logged in as the Host. Click on the green "Share Screen" icon. You will see a pop-up window where you select your desktop or application. Click the check box in the lower left that says "Share computer sound"   For more information...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

UNK Embraces Opportunity in the Midst of Uncertainty

Posted: November 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST

UNK Embraces Opportunity in the Midst of Uncertainty

The words “unprecedented” and “coronavirus” are forever linked to the year 2020. Uncertainty related to health, safety, job security and finances continues to loom over individuals and families worldwide. Organizations big and small are navigating hardships linked to pandemic fallout – and the sphere of higher education has not gone untouched. Despite widespread challenges, UNK has embraced 2020 as a year of opportunity. An opportunity to provide much needed...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Canvas - Browser and Computer Requirements

Posted: October 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas - Browser and Computer Requirements

For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current release of Chrome and Firefox. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. We strongly recommend that you do not use Safari.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

BURNOUT: Why you are unmotivated and how to combat it

Posted: October 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

BURNOUT: Why you are unmotivated and how to combat it

As a student in an online degree program, you are in an impressive group of individuals balancing kids, jobs, extracurriculars, and the list goes on. In previous blog posts, we have chatted about time management, how to stress less and find the right balance as an online student. The balancing act can prove to be overwhelming. So, what happens when it all becomes too much? Burnout: when stress, emotions and physical exhaustion collide. What is burnout? Nearly everyone experiences burnout in...

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By: Shelby Hoffmann

Category: eCampus, General

Big Idea UNK is looking for the next big business idea!

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Big Idea UNK is looking for the next big business idea!

This fall, UNK students are encouraged to take part in a TOTALLY ONLINE Big Idea UNK contest, hosted by CBT's Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development. This is the business idea contest where they can EARN CASH!

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT's Career Center Company Connections: GIX Logistics

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT's Career Center Company Connections: GIX Logistics

Students were provided the opportunity to stop by and ask questions and network with the company representatives. This is a service provided to CBT students as a connection to employers in Nebraska. Other employers are already slated for the following dates. If you or your company would like to be added to the list, please email cbtdeanga@unk.edu! Coming up: Wednesday, Sept. 30th - Marines Tuesday, Oct. 6th - Sandhills Global Wednesday, Oct. 14th - Fastenal Wednesday, Oct. 21st - Big I (IIAN)

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

Cyber Student designs, sells his own video games

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Cyber Student designs, sells his own video games

UNK student Noah Meyer, a computer science major with a minor in Japanese, developed and sells his own video game. The Antelope (student managed campus newspaper) featured Noah in the latest edition. Select the link below to read more. And, to find Meyer's games, players can check the Steam store itch.io to purchase, or use the links below! https://meyer-games.itch.io/lloyd-the-monkey https://meyer-games.itch.io/lloyd-the-monkey-2

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

Distinguished Alumnus Terry Peterson honored

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Distinguished Alumnus Terry Peterson honored

Peterson enjoyed a successful 10-year career in the food and beverage industry prior to purchasing the Tie Yard of Omaha in 1983. The Tie Yard was a small landscape company selling railroad ties. Once purchased by Peterson, that business quickly evolved and became Omaha Track Inc., a full-service supplier and vendor to Class I and short-line railroads throughout the United States. Today, Omaha Track has more than 400 employees, including mobile crews, and facilities in nine states. 

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

Live Facebook Tour with Alumni Association a success

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Live Facebook Tour with Alumni Association a success

Dr. Jares connected with the Alumni Association live as he provided a tour last week that was shared on the Association's Facebook page. Links to the videos can be found below. If you haven't seen the building yet, please connect with us and we will be sure to get you into the new facility! Part 1: https://bit.ly/3kEo8pz Part 2: https://bit.ly/2G3jt1G  

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

Recent Faculty Research and Awards

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Recent Faculty Research and Awards

Finance Professor Dr. Karl Borden was awarded the Distinguished Service Award during the fall convocation ceremony. A faculty senator in 2018, Dr. Borden has served on the Professional Conduct Committee the past five years and Grievance Committee the past two. Borden was also recently notified that two articles in which he was either primary author or co-author are due to be published in two different journals. Borden's article titled "A Self-Directed Learning and Demonstration Test Approach...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

UNK Study Spaces

Posted: September 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Study Spaces

Click the Student Study Spaces link to see the areas designed to promote a safe space while you wait for your next class. 6 feet of physical distancing and face covering are required in these spaces.Note: Links are available to reserve rooms when necessary.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Take Advantage of These Resources as an Online Student

Posted: September 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

Take Advantage of These Resources as an Online Student

Fall semester has officially begun! As an online student, are you aware of the many resources that are available to help you succeed? If you’re new to online learning at UNK or you just need a refresher, look no further. I sat down with eCampus Online Program Coordinators Stacey Schwarz and Stephanie Clinch to compile the most important resources that you should take advantage of as an online student: Online Student Orientation “As students get started in their online education...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

“View Progress” Button Within Modules Tab

Posted: September 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

“View Progress” Button Within Modules Tab

  Within Modules, you can view the progress of your students and see how they are progressing through the course. Module progress is determined by the students completing required elements in the module. If you don't set up any requirements, you won't be able to track your students' progress within each module. Required elements may include requiring the students viewing a page, submitting an assignment, or earning a minimum score on an assignment or quiz. For more information please...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Back to Business and Tech - Fall Semester Safely Launches

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Back to Business and Tech - Fall Semester Safely Launches

University officials shared a new phased plan to navigate the COVID-19 impact as Fall courses started on August 24th. With this in place, Dr. Tim Jares, Dean of the College of Business and Technology shared that "our faculty can't wait to get back in the labs and classrooms with all of our students."

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT Computer Science Program Accredited by ABET

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Computer Science Program Accredited by ABET

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science Comprehensive has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

CBT Dean's Advisory Board Member Selected for Cope Award

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Dean's Advisory Board Member Selected for Cope Award

Congratulations to Brad Kernick, member of CBT's Dean's Advisory Board, on being awarded the University of Nebraska at Kearney's highest honor! Mr. Kernick accepted the Cope Cornerstone of Excellence Award in Cope Stadium during summer commencement exercises on July 28th, 2020.

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT Student Ambassadors on the (virtual) road!

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Student Ambassadors on the (virtual) road!

The CBT Student Ambassadors were nominated for this scholarship-based recruiting role by faculty, staff and other students based on their leadership abilities as well as their passion for UNK and CBT programs. Their main role is recruiting by providing the student perspective through stories, tours, and panels for prospective high school and transfer students to leverage in making their college decisions. If you would like our Ambassadors to provide a virtual student panel about their college...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

PBL Students Compete Nationally with Excellent Results

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

PBL Students Compete Nationally with Excellent Results

The UNK chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (currently changing its name to Professional Business Leaders) sent 14 students to the National Leadership Conference this summer to compete in various business competitions. Theresa Yaw, faculty advisor for the student organization had much praise to offer about these students and their efforts. "I am happy to report that these students did very well, earning one first-place finish, two second-place finishes, two third-place finishes, and in total, ten...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

Student and Faculty Work on Display

Posted: September 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student and Faculty Work on Display

Student projects were featured and are now on display in the newly opened Discovery Hall. Space is now available for our Interior and Product Design students to showcase their work. The gallery is located on the second floor of the new Discovery Hall. Ahna Packard, Assistant Professor for Interior and Product Design at UNK will be a featured artist at UNK's Walker Gallery August 24 - September 24, 2020. The shows vary from UNK productions to Omaha Community Playhouse and Star Trek television...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

UNK Launches Online M.A. in Public Communication

Posted: August 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Launches Online M.A. in Public Communication

The complex and integrated nature of today’s world has created a need for professionals who can craft nuanced and detailed messaging to strengthen the relationship between their organization and the public. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that this demand will contribute to a four percent growth of media and communication occupations from 2018 to 2028. Starting this fall, professionals in a variety of fields will have the opportunity to advance in their careers while...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Seeking Qualtrics Support

Posted: July 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Seeking Qualtrics Support

As of August 19, 2020, Qualtrics users seeking phone support from Qualtrics, will be required to login to their Support Portal in order to connect with Qualtrics Support. This change is a required security update to ensure the utmost privacy of user accounts, including preventing anyone from posing as another user. Email and chat support have already required authentication as of May 13, 2019, and we are Qualtrics bringing phone support up to parity with all support contact methods. When...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Online Student Spotlight: Kayla Nelson

Posted: July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM CDT

Online Student Spotlight: Kayla Nelson

Kayla Nelson’s love for history was sparked in the second grade. Today, this passion has inspired action within her community – as a recently appointed intern board member of her local historical society, she intends to focus on developing a new website and virtual museum. UNK’s online B.S. in History - Social Science program has given Nelson the opportunity to further develop her history expertise while she continues to serve in her community. As a mother of two daughters...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

NEW CANVAS RICH CONTENT EDITOR

Posted: July 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

NEW CANVAS RICH CONTENT EDITOR

Canvas has a redesigned Rich Content Editor (RCE) which will replace the existing Rich Content Editor.  The new RCE offers an improved user experience across Canvas tools.  For example, the toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look, menus are grouped by common icons and interactions, and generally, more editing area is displayed.  If you wish to preview the new RCE, it is available as a feature option that you can enable in your course now.  Watch a video about...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

UNK Launches Online or Blended M.A.Ed. in General Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Posted: July 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Launches Online or Blended M.A.Ed. in General Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Starting this fall, professionals in the fields of athletics, sports administration and recreation will have the opportunity to advance in their careers with the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s online or blended M.A.Ed. in General Kinesiology and Sport Sciences. The following program specialization options are available: The Coaching Specialization will equip students with effective coaching methods and techniques to deliver appropriate and safe practice environments for athletes...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Aviation Systems Management Program Announces New Agreement, School

Posted: July 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Aviation Systems Management Program Announces New Agreement, School

UNK has entered into an agreement with American Flight Schools (AFS) based in Denver Colorado, adopting a completely new Flight Training Agreement. AFS has established a wholly owned subsidiary called the Nebraska Flight School that will operate out of Kearney Regional Airport and will supply aircraft, maintenance, and full-time flight instructors to UNK. With a student pilot training membership over 1,300 students strong across six locations in four states, AFS facilitates over 90,000...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT Partners to Address Data Gaps and Healthcare

Posted: July 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Partners to Address Data Gaps and Healthcare

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Business and Technology has forged a partnership with the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII)  and a search has launched for a unique UNK position, the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative Chair of Population Health.  The position will add to research while collaborating in the areas of data science and healthcare including new approaches in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data visualization to...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

Discovery Hall - CBT STEM Programs have a new home

Posted: July 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Discovery Hall - CBT STEM Programs have a new home

The newly named Discovery Hall will become the home for the technology programs from CBT beginning in the Fall of 2020. CBT Dean Tim Jares describes the building as "open and airy, with impressive views of campus." This new space will provide more adequate and state of the art technologies for our programs who are moving out of Otto Olsen, which is due to be demolished potentially as early as Spring 2021. One of these technologies, the Multitaction Wall (10 55-60 inch TV's) will be part of...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology First Edition

Posted: July 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology First Edition

  The Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology, the only journal of its kind produced by the University of Nebraska system, released the inaugural issue on July 1, 2020. Dr. Sri Seshadri and Dr. Larry Carstenson, editor and associate editor respectively, are faculty in the University of Nebraska Business Division in the College of Business and Technology.  CBT Dean Dr. Tim Jares states, “ We look forward to providing a high quality, digital open-source...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: General, Business and Technology

Student Ambassadors Selected!

Posted: July 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Ambassadors Selected!

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 College of Business and Technology Student Ambassadors! These students were nominated for this scholarship-based recruiting role by faculty, staff and other students based on their leadership abilities as well as their passion for UNK and CBT programs. Their main role will be recruiting, providing the student perspective through stories and panels for prospective high school and transfer students to leverage in making their college decisions.   Please...

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By: BizTech E-News

Category: Business and Technology, General

Canvas_Studetn Context Card

Posted: June 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas_Studetn Context Card

You can click a student's name anywhere in Canvas to view a summary of the student's progress in the course. Context cards do not apply outside a course, such as in the Conversations Inbox. Student context cards provide insights and context about the student. Context cards are meant to be a simplified overview of a student’s progress. The context is generated from grades in the Gradebook and standard page view and participation activity in course analytics. Mobile data is not included...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Zoom In-Meeting Controls

Posted: June 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Zoom In-Meeting Controls

Host controls or in-meeting controls, allow you as the host to control various aspects of a Zoom meeting, such as managing the participants.  How to learn the in-meeting controls Read the instructions Watch an instructional video Register for one of our workshops Contact Don or Shahla for a one to one session.  

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

UNK Launches Online B.S. in Applied Health Sciences

Posted: June 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Launches Online B.S. in Applied Health Sciences

Starting this fall, professionals with associate degrees in health-related fields will have the opportunity to advance in their careers with the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s online B.S. in Applied Health Sciences. This online degree completion program is designed to provide a seamless transition to a bachelor’s degree through a 2+2 transfer process. This online program will not only provide career advancement opportunity, but it will also meet current and future...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

Posted: May 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Essential Tips for Using the Mac Finder Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen. A lot of hidden power resides in every Finder window. In this article, we've highlighted some of our favorite Finder tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently with files and folders on your...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Five Ways to Celebrate Your Virtual Graduation

Posted: May 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM CDT

Five Ways to Celebrate Your Virtual Graduation

Class of Spring 2020, you are making history. You bravely transitioned into a remote learning environment and threw your plans for a “normal” last semester of college out the window. If you completed your degree in a solely online format, you extended extra doses of kindness and patience to peers, faculty, and staff members who were navigating a new educational reality. Now, as your final semester comes to an end in an unexpected way, you may feel as if your accomplishment is a...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Excel Pivot Table

Posted: April 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Excel Pivot Table

Use a PivotTable to summarize, analyze, explore, and present summary data. Pivot Charts complement PivotTables by adding visualizations to the summary data in a Pivot Table, and allow you to easily see comparisons, patterns, and trends. Both PivotTables and Pivot Charts enable you to make informed decisions about critical data in your enterprise. See pivot table tutorials.  

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: General, Information Technology Services

Transforming Lives as a Librarian

Posted: April 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT

Transforming Lives as a Librarian

Stephanie Dannehl discovered a love for reading at a young age, thanks in part to her local librarian. Dannehl was always met with a “warm smile and a big hug” when she entered the library, and HoneyLou Bonar (Hastings Public Library librarian) recommended books from an assortment of genres and authors that expanded Dannehl’s literary repertoire. “She had a way of making the library a very cool place to be and I wanted to be just like her,” recalls...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Posted: April 22, 2020 8:44:00 AM CDT

Embed VidGrid videos in Canvas

Students and faculty are able to embed VidGrid videos directly to any Canvas Content area – also, called rich text area. Canvas has content area in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Syllabus, and Quizzes. Instructions Anywhere within your Canvas that has rich text editor, you will notice a button with a blue V icon. Click on the V > VidGrid Embed. In the VidGrid Embed dialog box you may either record a video directly by clicking the icon that looks like a video recorder,...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Developing Your Plan from a Distance

Posted: April 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM CDT

Developing Your Plan from a Distance

Recently, the word “uncertain” has been used to describe the state of, well, almost everything that is upcoming. Many college students are busier than ever before, combining responsibilities from different aspects of their lives and caring for those around them whether in-person or virtually. If you are experiencing new or added stress during this time, it can be comforting to focus on tasks that are in your control. Developing an academic plan, for example, will allow you to...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Empowering Online Students at UNK

Posted: April 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM CDT

Empowering Online Students at UNK

Today’s prospective online students desire more – more interaction, communication, personalized attention, and support. They also expect to work with qualified staff members who can provide expertise and guidance as they consider whether an online program will be the right fit for their educational and career needs. Once admitted to a program, online students want the opportunity to truly connect and belong to their campus community - even from a distance. The University of...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Excel - Drop-down list

Posted: April 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Excel - Drop-down list

Drop-down lists can greatly facilitate data entry. Drop-downs allow people to pick an item from a list that you created. It helps people work efficiently in worksheets by using drop-down lists in cells. A drop-down list presents a number of options for the user to select from. The biggest advantage of using drop-down list is to eliminate data entries. Other advantages are: The entries in the list give the user a clue about what values are allowed or expected. It's faster for the user to...

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By: Shahla Allavi

Category: Information Technology Services

CBT Center Highlights

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Center Highlights

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development is hosting a live-streamed pitch competition for high school students across the state. Please share this opportunity with any high school students you know. The top prize is $1000 and the live-streamed event allows students to compete from home! The last day to enter a pitch is today April 24th, with the event on May 6th! Click the button below for more information and to submit ideas.

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

CBT Certificate Program Gains National Recognition

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

CBT Certificate Program Gains National Recognition

Congratulations to UNK's Professional Business Sales Marketing Program on being named a "Top Sales University" by the Sales Education Foundation! Program coordinator Marsha Yeagley shared that "this listing by the Sales Education Foundation continues to provide impact for our students in the area of employment." This annual also highlights a theme of "Sales Approaches and New Technologies", a timely collection of information given the recent developments. UNK is one of three Nebraska schools...

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

First UNK student to graduate with Professional Sales Certificate

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

First UNK student to graduate with Professional Sales Certificate

Andrew Burival, senior Business Administration major with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management, will be the first student in UNK’s history to graduate with a Professional Sales Certificate. Marsha Yeagley, senior lecturer and Professional Sales Certificate program coordinator, commended Burival, “ Andrew wisely saw this as an opportunity to make himself more marketable”. During his first internship with Sandhills Global in Lincoln, Nebraska, Andrew “developed a...

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Honored Graduates Announced for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Honored Graduates Announced for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Each academic year, CBT faculty nominate 25 Honored Graduates to be recognized in a ceremony the night before commencement. Because we were not able to hold the ceremony this year, the office of Communications and Recruitment has developed some featured content displays over the next few weeks on the website and Facebook. Be sure to like and follow us so you can congratulate these exemplary students.

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Per Ardua Ad Astra: through difficulties to the stars

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Per Ardua Ad Astra: through difficulties to the stars

Captain D.J. Ballinger, Director of UNK's Aviation Program, addressed administrators, faculty and students when he alerted them to COV-ID 19 impacts to his program earlier this week. With his permission, his inspirational words have been shared below as we all navigate the global pandemic and its rippled effects in higher education and beyond. Dedication to your craft is what makes you a professional. Aviation is not an easy profession; we work in adverse climates and conditions, endure...

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: Business and Technology, General

Scholarship Awardees Announced Soon

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Scholarship Awardees Announced Soon

Due to current Directed Health Measures, CBT is unable to host the annual Scholarship Night and ceremony. But that won't stop us from lifting up both these determined and successful students as well as the donors who have contributed to their success. A new addition to the CBT website has been constructed specifically for Scholarships and Awards and will be published soon. Keep checking our website for updates! We are grateful to our donor families and partners, and to our students for...

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: Business and Technology, General

Student Ambassador Nominations due May 8th!

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Ambassador Nominations due May 8th!

CBT Student Ambassador nominations are open through May 8th. Select the button to enter your nomination today! The Student Ambassadors assist in increasing UNK student engagement on campus as well as recruiting efforts for potential students. This is also a scholarship opportunity for our students, so please be sure to nominate as many as you know that would want to be involved! Students can nominate peers as well as themselves, so feel free to share this opportunity with your classes as well.

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

Student Spotlight - Kiley Bamesberger

Posted: April 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Student Spotlight - Kiley Bamesberger

Kiley Bamesberger has always been competitive and has applied that determination to her college pursuits. "I am driven by knowing that when I reach my end goal, I could help many people and would truly love my job." Recently accepted into the Gold Torch Society, CBT student Kiley Bamesberger is not only a full-time student, but also a full-time Certified Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide. "Since I began college, I have almost always worked a full time job while being a full time student...

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By: BizTech E-News Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology

5 Online Course Tips and Tricks for Students

Posted: March 30, 2020 11:30:00 AM CDT

5 Online Course Tips and Tricks for Students

  Whether you are a seasoned pro or completely new to online courses, I will be sharing some tips from the student perspective on how to get started and crush your online courses for the rest of this semester. I am by no means a pro, but here are some things that I have learned along the way! 1. Beat deadlines and read your syllabus Beating deadlines can be scary and knowing that you don't have anyone telling you when something is due can lead to a serious problem. Here is how I...

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By: Shelby Hoffmann

Category: eCampus, General

Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Posted: March 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Campus interruptions can happen for a variety of reasons, from inclement weather to widespread outbreaks of illness. You can Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom. Zoom is a cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings for the classroom and office, group messaging and screen-sharing experience into one easy-to-use platform. Everyone with a UNK email address has a Zoom account. Use your UNK credentials to log in. When you sign into Zoom, you MUST select "Sign in with SSO"Zoom Beginning...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Supporting College Student Success

Posted: March 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

Supporting College Student Success

Student affairs professionals must demonstrate a range of expertise to offer the support and encouragement that college students need. Those who have the greatest impact in the field, however, also recognize and employ strategies that empower students to thrive in a college setting and beyond. UNK’s online M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs equips current and aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills that are key to effectively supporting college students toward...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Social Work Month 2020: Generations Strong

Posted: March 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM CST

Social Work Month 2020: Generations Strong

Social work is one of the fastest-growing professions of the twenty-first century. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow at a much faster rate than other occupations over the next ten years. Every March, a spotlight is placed on social workers during National Professional Social Work Month. This celebration provides the opportunity to highlight the important contributions that are made by social workers within our society. This year’s theme for...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

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

It is Never too Late to Return to UNK

Posted: January 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST

It is Never too Late to Return to UNK

It is never too late. Recent UNK graduate Sadie Worthing can attest to the inner strength that this outwardly simple phrase can inspire. As a technology and digital curriculum specialist at Lexington Public Schools, wife and mother of four, Sadie returned to UNK after a ten year hiatus from classes, determined to finish her bachelor’s degree. Degree completion was Worthing’s top priority, but she also aspired to fulfill a more personal goal. “I wanted to show my kids that...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

Posted: January 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM CST

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

U.S. News and World Report has once again ranked the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) as one of the best institutions in the country for students pursuing an online graduate degree in education. The recently released rankings place UNK’s online graduate education programs in 28th place out of 223 public and private institutions. In addition, the University was placed on the list of “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans,” due in large part to...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Validate your course links on Canvas

Posted: January 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Validate your course links on Canvas

As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid.  You can check these links using the course link validator, which searches through course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links in both published and unpublished content. However, please note that some links flagged as unresponsive are inaccessible by Canvas servers and will still work for students. The link validator also includes deleted links. Deleted links are...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

This Semester, Make Helpful Habits Your Focus

Posted: January 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM CST

This Semester, Make Helpful Habits Your Focus

Two years of work in my online graduate degree program has led to this. I registered for my final course this week, and will submit my graduation application for May! As eager as I am to see my name printed on my second University of Nebraska diploma, I know that I will need to remain focused and disciplined to survive thrive during this final semester. I began my graduate program with some online course experience, but I feel more confident in my ability to successfully engage in this type...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Communication Tools in Canvas

Posted: January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Communication Tools in Canvas

Canvas has many communication tools to choose from. Faculty and students may personalize their messages by using audio and/or video in Announcements, Conversation, Discussion Board, and Speedgrader. Announcements are a great way for instructors to communicate to the class as a whole. The rich text editor allows numerous formatting options and the ability to add images and video. Instructors have the option to delay postings, allow liking, allow students to add comments, and add...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Featured CBT Student Internships

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

Featured CBT Student Internships

A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION AT UNK INCLUDES ACTIVITIES AND AN INTERNSHIP. Mackenzie Puckett, UNK senior in Sports Management and Marketing completed a fall marketing internship with the UNK Athletic Department. Mackenzie also was a senior middle blocker on the UNK volleyball team who achieved NCAA Division II national runner-up. Mackenzie said, "Throughout this process, my internship made me a better student as it reminded me that learning is for life.” After graduating in December,...

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By: The CBT Difference Staff

Category: General, Business and Technology