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Instructional designers talk to one another at a conference
Would you like to attend a professional conference? This post offers some brief advice for those new to ID or in their first job role on attending conferences.
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CVS Foundation Scholarship Winners
Eastern Kentucky University’s online RN-BSN program is one of the 50 best programs in the United States according to www.bestmedicaldegrees.com. EKU ranks 30th on the recently released list of the “50 Best Value OnlineRN to BSN Degree Programs.”   Factors weighed in comparing schools included accreditation, cost and length of program. On their website, the organization notes that the EKU Online RN-BSN program offers two convenient tracks. Students may choose the...
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Football fans wear masks as they sit apart in the stands
When any shared major event occurs, we can often recall exactly where we were. These events and memories can be negative or positive. Think about where you were when your favorite team won a big game.
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Pillars of a criminal justice building
"I graduated with my master’s degree in Adult, Juvenile and Community Corrections Leadership May 2012.  This was one of my proudest moments!  It was always a goal and dream of mine to further my education.  However, I worked full time and lived nearly 50 miles from the EKU campus.  The difficulty of attending classes on campus and the commute to and from classes deterred me from my dream.  After I...
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Two police officers smiling next to cruiser
From Andy Griffith to Olivia Benson, we as a society have become fascinated with crime and law enforcement. Criminal justice careers have seen an influx of interest as a result of these mainstream depictions. The duties of these jobs appear to be more accessible and exciting than ever as many people become more familiar with the field. Police officers and detectives are just two examples of the diverse, challenging, rewarding,...
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Young professional gives a presentation to employees
Employers recognize that competent communication skills are the heart of advancement, promotion, and leadership opportunities. According to a 2017 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, employers and administrators report that competent communication skills are one of the top three skills graduates need to succeed. The Association of American Colleges and Universities reported in 2015 that the ability to effectively communicate orally, the ability to work effectively with others in...
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Addiction Recovery Starts in the Mind
I completed a college practicum at a drug treatment center. There were many treatment options at this facility from a 28-day residential program, to an eleven-month long-term inpatient/outpatient program. Part of my practicum experience was to help a clinical staff member run group therapy. Group therapy offered me a unique opportunity to connect with the residents. One resident in particular will always stick out to me. He had been to...
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Occupational Therapist speaking with a patient in a wheelchair
“The point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, and to use yourself completely – all your gifts, skills and energies – to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming.” Bennis, 2003
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