August 16, 2017

My Journey to a Master in Healthcare Administration

By Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN | Health and Human Services

Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN shares her personal experience in nursing and her quest for success with an M.H.A. I waited six years after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to go back to school to get my master’s degree. Partly because I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to get it in, partly…

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August 11, 2017

Grading and Learning: Rethinking Traditional Practice

By Mark Olson, Program Director for M.Ed. Core Courses | Education

When I began my high school teaching career, I assumed that the grading practices I had experienced as a student were the ones that I should employ as a teacher. It had never really occurred to me that there might be other, more supportive ways to assess student learning. In fact, it wasn’t until I…

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August 8, 2017

Web App Helps Kids Master the Basics of Building Words

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

For many young learners, memorizing the alphabet and building simple words doesn’t come as easy as ABC. But technology can help. ReadWriteThink and the International Reading Association offer Construct-a-Word, a free web-based educational game aimed at kids in kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on helping kids learn the alphabet and basic word construction in…

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Online MBAs: What Do Employers Really Think About Them?

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Business

The truth is, in most cases, employers don’t think about online MBAs. In today’s ever-advancing technological landscape, online learning is seen every bit as valid as traditional classroom learning. Sure, 15 years ago an online degree may have given a few employers pause, but it’s much more widely understood, accepted and even valued today. 3 Reasons…

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August 1, 2017

5 Tips To Start a Circle of Friends Group

By Mary Schlieder, Ed.D. | Education

Did you know that 1 in 68 children are born on the autism spectrum? And while laws guarantee access to public schools, physical inclusion doesn’t mean social inclusion. Autism is a social communication disorder, and awkward social behaviors can be isolating. Students with autism are often denied entry to the peer social world, further stifling…

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July 19, 2017

Global Health Mission Trip 2017: Conducting Health Education in Belize

By Dr. Kelly Wheeler, Adjunct Faculty for the Master of Public Health Program | Health and Human Services

This February, six global health M.P.H. students and faculty from Concordia University, Nebraska traveled to the town of Punta Gorda in Southern Belize. Their mission? To provide health education to Garifuna and Mayan children at schools in the Toledo District. The team also partnered and served alongside Hillside Healthcare International (HHI) staff providing home healthcare…

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July 13, 2017

3 Tips for a Standout Grad School Resume

By Jodi Groeteke Hockemeier, College of Graduate Studies Enrollment Director | Admissions Advice

If you’re applying to grad school, you’ll need to submit a resume with your application. Don’t let anxiety get the best of you—it’s really a piece of cake. Here are three simple rules to keep you on point, and help you deliver a resume that shines. Be you. When it comes to choosing what words…

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July 12, 2017

4 Ways to Engage a Digital Learner

By Danielle Babb, PhD | Business

As a professor, I’ve learned quite a bit about how to connect to an audience in the digital space. And, the practical concepts I’ve developed in my online classroom can be implemented in business as well—for employee training. As a boss, a human resource manager, or any other facilitator of online training, you’re trying to find the best…

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June 22, 2017

Nonprofit Development and Leadership: An Entrepreneur’s Dream for a Family Business

By Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

As an adjunct professor of Concordia University, Nebraska’s Nonprofit Organization Development course and the head of a nonprofit, I know the pressures of managing two full-time commitments can be overwhelming. In 2009, I formed the nonprofit Link Autism Leadership on behalf of my autistic son, James. With the help of the pro bono and civic-minded law clinic at…

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June 20, 2017

Is Educational Leadership for You?

By Ken Sankey, Director of Education Administration and Liaison to LCMS School Leadership Education Program | Education

Do you want to improve student success and lead an effective school? You may have what it takes to be a school principal. School Leadership That Works identifies 21 responsibilities, or behaviors, demonstrated by principals that positively impact learning, achievement, behavior and attitudes of both students and teachers, with the top 11 being: Situational awareness…

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