Education

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

Posted: February 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM CST

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

UNK's online graduate programs ranked best in Nebraska and within the top 9% nationwide! UNK's online STEM Education M.S.Ed., English M.A., History M.A., Health Sciences M.S., and Teacher Education master's programs all secured rankings within the top 10.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, Graduate Studies, Health Education, General, Education, UNK Online

UNK’s Alyse Pflanz Honored as Young Professional of the Year

Posted: February 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM CST

UNK’s Alyse Pflanz Honored as Young Professional of the Year

Alyse Pflanz, honored as Kearney's Young Professional of the Year, is more than just an accomplished individual; she is a dedicated educator and community builder. As a lecturer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Alyse not only imparts knowledge to her students but also serves as the Director of the Center for Economic Education. Her commitment to K-12 education is evident through innovative programs, workshops, and competitions that promote financial literacy and business skills...

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By: Sandy Brannan

Category: Business and Technology, Education, General

Daily Operations Run Smoothly for UNK’s Faculty and Student Body Thanks to These Office Associates

Posted: December 12, 2023 12:00:00 AM CST

Daily Operations Run Smoothly for UNK’s Faculty and Student Body Thanks to These Office Associates

Like Jami Koester and Whitney Kuta do for the technology side of the CBT, Amanda Ransdell “effectively assist(s) with the managing of all (the) programs” for the Nebraska Safety Center. All three ladies are essential to their departments. As Ransdell shares, it’s important to “rely on one another to get everything done.” Everyone at UNK is grateful for everything Jami Koester, Whitney Kuta, and Amanda Ransdell do to keep the daily operations running smoothly.

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By: Sandy Brannan

Category: Education, General, Business and Technology

Cultivate Your Future Network Now

Posted: November 14, 2023 11:50:00 AM CST

Cultivate Your Future Network Now

Entrepreneurship students from all over the world are encouraged to get involved with Cultivate via the Canvas page that the club is creating to expand their membership. Online students as well as international students will be able to join this organization through Canvas.

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By: Sandy Brannan

Category: Marketing, Business and Technology, General, Education, Entrepreneur

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Posted: October 19, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Chelle Gillan Central City Public School's science teacher was selected as a state winner for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She has her long-time friend and mentor, Judy Williams, and UNK to thank for becoming the educator she is today.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, Natural and Social Sciences, UNK Online

Huge impacts lead to hard goodbyes: Dr. Wendy McCarty retires after 21 years at UNK

Posted: October 17, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Huge impacts lead to hard goodbyes: Dr. Wendy McCarty retires after 21 years at UNK

After 21 years at UNK, Dr. McCarty director of UNK's Transitional Certification Program will retire this December. Her lasting impact will be felt by her students, classrooms throughout Nebraska, and the certification program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

Kameran Dostal's natural superpowers land her the 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award

Posted: September 26, 2023 3:00:00 PM CDT

Kameran Dostal's natural superpowers land her the 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award

Kameran Dostal is an elementary art teacher, UNK graduate student, 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award recipient, and a real-life superhero.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

Support from UNK allows Brin Martin to earn M.A.Ed. despite lengthy stay in NICU with daughter

Posted: June 20, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

Support from UNK allows Brin Martin to earn M.A.Ed. despite lengthy stay in NICU with daughter

UNK Special Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brin Martin finds support both in and out of the classroom during pregnancy complications.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, UNK Online, Education, General

Dr. Janet Eckerson has “been on the whole journey” with UNK online Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame

Posted: May 22, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Dr. Janet Eckerson has “been on the whole journey” with UNK online Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame

Dr. Janet Eckerson has played many roles in recent Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame's life: high school teacher, colleague, professor and mentor. Her most recent role was hooding her at the spring 2023 commencement ceremony.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

After 20 years of teaching, Jennifer Lauder makes a bold career change

Posted: May 17, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

After 20 years of teaching, Jennifer Lauder makes a bold career change

UNK's online Learning, Design and Technology M.S.Ed. program gives upcoming graduate Jennifer Lauder the opportunity and confidence to make a career change from teaching elementary school to teaching medical doctors how to better teach and serve online students.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: General, Education, UNK Online, Graduate Studies

UNK Higher Education Student Affairs M.S.Ed. international student Jennifer Bucci is living as a verb

Posted: April 27, 2023 10:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Higher Education Student Affairs M.S.Ed. international student Jennifer Bucci is living as a verb

UNK's Higher Education Student Affairs M.S.Ed. international student Jennifer Bucci will graduate this May with her second master's degree from the U.S. Aware of her limited time left in the states, she has been living her life as a verb.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Education, General, Graduate Studies, UNK Online

UNK Mid-Nebraska Educator Pipeline hopes to decrease teacher shortage and improve retention rates for new teachers

Posted: April 25, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Mid-Nebraska Educator Pipeline hopes to decrease teacher shortage and improve retention rates for new teachers

The University of Nebraska at Kearney and Kearney Public Schools have teamed up to create a grant-funded UNK Mid-Nebraska Educator Pipeline project to fight for our education system, starting with keeping new teachers engaged, educated, and supported.

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By: Tatiana Moore

Category: Graduate Studies, UNK Online, Education, General

It’s All about the Students for These Two UNK Professors

Posted: March 7, 2023 12:00:00 AM CST

It’s All about the Students for These Two UNK Professors

Besides joining UNK’s College of Business & Technology Department one semester apart, Borchers Fall 2015 and Yaw Spring 2016, they both spent years working in their industries after college, which allows them to bring earned and learned knowledge to their teaching.

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By: Theresa Boedeker

Category: General, Business and Technology, Marketing, Education

Experiential Learning allows recent Curriculum and Instruction M.A.Ed. graduate, Kelsey Walker to achieve her goals

Posted: February 9, 2023 11:00:00 AM CST

Experiential Learning allows recent Curriculum and Instruction M.A.Ed. graduate, Kelsey Walker to achieve her goals

Kelsey Walker's goal was to walk across the UNK commencement stage to receive her diploma, just as her parents and brother did. With the help of UNK experiential learning and professor, Dr. Vu, she did that, made a larger impact on her students, and became a published author.

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By: Tatiana Moore

Category: Education, UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies

Hard Work Pays Off Thanks to UNK’s Generous Donors

Posted: January 31, 2023 6:00:00 AM CST

Hard Work Pays Off Thanks to UNK’s Generous Donors

Eligible students have the opportunity every year to be considered for one of the many scholarships awarded at UNK. In fact, in the 2022-2023 school year alone, 295 of UNK’s College of Business and Technology students were awarded 510 scholarships worth a combined total of $524,000.

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By: Sandy Brannan

Category: Education, Marketing, General, Business and Technology

Jenn True: A truly outstanding principal and Loper

Posted: January 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM CST

Jenn True: A truly outstanding principal and Loper

Jenn True, the 2022 Outstanding New Principal of the Year recipient, made the transition from elementary teacher to elementary principal with the help of UNK's Principalship program and professors.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, Education, General, UNK Online

Multiple UNK Experiences Make Sydney Atkinson a Valuable Business Education Teacher

Posted: September 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM CDT

Multiple UNK Experiences Make Sydney Atkinson a Valuable Business Education Teacher

Her journey at UNK has included many valuable experiences and prepared her for her next steps. She is looking forward to graduation this December, the job hunt in spring, and discovering where she will settle down.

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By: Theresa Boedeker

Category: Business and Technology, Education, General

Call for Proposals & Para of the Year Nominations: Paraeducator Conference

Posted: June 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM CDT

Call for Proposals & Para of the Year Nominations: Paraeducator Conference

The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking proposals for sessions at the 2021 Paraeducator conference to be held at the Younes Center in Kearney as a hybrid event. All community members are encouraged to nominate an outstanding paraeducator for recognition as the Nebraska Paraeducator of the Year.

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By: College of Education

Category: Education

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. In addition, the University was placed on the list of “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans." How do UNK’s online graduate students benefit from these rankings? Here’s a closer look:

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Finding the Right Balance

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

Finding the Right Balance

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. While finding the right balance was challenging at times, Brett says his personal motivation to complete his degree was always clear...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

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