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Social Work Justice
The social work profession is one of compassion, understanding, empathy, and communication. Social workers across the globe carry these traits, as well as a passion for improving the quality of life for many underserved individuals in countless communities. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) outlines several core values in the Code of Ethics, but...
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Occupational Therapy OTD Roundtable
I'm Shirley O'Brien and I am the coordinator of our post-professional online doctoral program, and I am so excited to have quite a breadth of really qualified post-professional students here. Talk to us just a little bit about your capstones. How did you get into them? Why did you do the capstone you did?
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MPA Study Tips
Starting your first semester in EKU’s Master of Public Administration program is an exciting time that marks the start of a new chapter in your life. While it is exciting, it may also feel a little intimidating at first. I remember having the same feeling when I started out in the MPA program, and that...
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Sport Management Students
With graduation season over and the summer now upon us, many students will be beginning their sport management programs in the upcoming Fall. While it may be too early to think about classes beginning in the Fall (it is, after all, still summer!), it is never too early to be prepared for beginning a new...
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Education Family School Partnerships
Research shows that strong relationships between families and schools are foundational for student achievement. This is especially the case for students who have been historically underserved based on their race, ethnicity, and/or income. Despite this awareness, less than half of U.S. states require pre-service teachers to explore effective family and community engagement practices in their...
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Elementary Education Teacher Leadership
Teacher leaders are among the most influential figures in enacting systemic change within schools. Their influence stems directly from the heart of the system--the classroom. Katzenmeyer and Moller (2009) and Lieberman and Miller (2004) view teacher leadership as a set of skills teachers develop that extend their influence beyond the classroom. This definition only focuses...
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Homeland Security Student Hannah Gabbard
An Eastern Kentucky University homeland security student was recently recognized by FEMA, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) and Kentucky Emergency Management for developing a solution to track patients through the decontamination process.
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Education Faculty Abby Brooks
EKU communication instructor, Abby Brooks believes in relationship building and taking an active part in her student’s educational experience. She goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have opportunities to interact and engage with her. Zuccaro’s personal attention and dedication to helping students prepare to make their mark in the field makes her...
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Industrial Organizational Psychology
Initially, I had no intentions of becoming a psychologist. While I have always been interested in psychology in a general way, I knew little of the various divisions in our field and thought that all psychologists were ‘clinical’. I doubted my ability to provide clinical patients the attentiveness and time they might need, so, I...
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Artificial Intelligence Health Informatics
Many do not understand that artificial intelligence is used by most of us every day. From auto-filling personal information on forms to maps and navigation, it is very prominent in our lives. The first keynote session of the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference discussed different examples and possible outcomes of using...
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