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public education democracy
Public education is the cornerstone of our democracy, and with that fact comes enormous responsibilities and obligations. As public educators, we have a responsibility to teach critical thinking skills to produce an informed, educated citizenry. This charge has its roots as far back in history as Socrates and John Dewey.
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KY Intelligence Symposium Homeland Security
On Friday, October 14, 2022, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) and the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC) hosted the first Kentucky Intelligence Symposium. The symposium sought to allow young and emerging professionals to participate in a discussion with public servants on both the state and federal level, providing students, professionals, and public servants...
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Fran C. Dickson EKU School of Communication
Fran Dickson believes in accessibility and taking an active part in her student’s educational experience. She goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have just as much opportunity to interact and build a relationship with her as their on-campus counterparts. Dickson’s personal attention and dedication to helping students feel connected makes her a...
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social work interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration is an important aspect of hospital social work. Collaboration within different departments inside the hospital and with outside organizations is essential to providing clients with the help they need. I am completing my practicum at a local hospital, where I am also an employee. We work to provide care management and discharge planning...
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computer science cybersecurity digital forensics
In today’s computerized world, almost all companies and organizations rely on network computing technology for their business. They process, transmit, and store their sensitive and valuable business data on various computing systems. This makes their business activities more convenient, efficient, and profitable. However, since everything is online and accessible through the Internet, this also makes...
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health services administration careers
I knew Eastern Kentucky University’s Health Services Administration (HSA) program was right for me the second I began the core classes. All through high school I knew that I wanted a career in healthcare, but I did not want to be a nurse. After much research, I found the HSA program and investigated the degree...
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LGBTQIA Nurses Resources
LGBTQIA+ is the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and all sexual- and gender-minority people. There are 11.3 million people in the United States who identify as LGBTQIA+, which is approximately 4.5% of the population. It is important for those working in health care to be inclusive in their practice, as well...
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social work mental health
We are living in a time when mental health problems are not only at an all-time high but also recognized more than ever. There has been a stigma around mental health issues, often causing them to be viewed from a negative perspective. Therefore, discovering you have mental health issues can often cause fear or a...
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nurse bsn work setting
How many of us wished we knew what the nursing world would be like after licensure? Nursing school instilled in me the passion for being a nurse and I could not wait to start practicing. But I still needed guidance as I adjusted to the world of healthcare. Here are 4 tips that I learned...
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David Hodnett Emergency Management Homeland Security
Eastern Kentucky University online homeland security student, David Hodnett, interned with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office (CMEMO) during the 2022-23 school year. Typically, thoughts and images of flooding, mud slides, hurricanes, and wildfires come to mind when thinking of emergency management. While emergency managers play a large part in leading the response and recovery...
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