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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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