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Who's Laughing Now? NCU's Dr. Greg Hickman Discusses Humor in the Workplace

Do you want to be more productive at work or find a way to release the stress that can sometimes overwhelm you? Dr. Greg Hickman of Northcentral University explains how humor can impact stress and increase productivity in the workplace.

NCU Students Check in Before Yak Attack Starts!

The Northcentral University p/b Nepali Tea Traders cycling team is finally together in Kathmandu! It has taken almost a year of preparation, but the team is finally all in Nepal, with the Yak Attack less than a week away. Excitement is high as other racers trickle into the city from all over the world. Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan, Nepal and America are only some of the nations represented in the race.

Final Tune Up!

Final Tune Up!

NCU students Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell tune up before the Yak Attack race begins on March 1.

What is the Oxford Learning Model?

Are you familiar with the Japanese proverb, “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher?”

While books are essential to learning, education today depends on the ability to apply what you learn. And who better to illustrate how to apply what you learn than a teacher with abundant academic and professional experience?

Such was the foundation of the Oxford Learning Model. Deeply rooted in the distinguished halls of British higher education, the overarching theme of the Oxford Learning Model is the concept of mentoring.

NCU students, and Denver Residents, Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell, Tackle the 2013 Yak Attack

Rob Burnett has been racing bikes for the past eight years, mostly on the road, and races for an elite amateur team in Denver, CO. When Rob isn't racing, he loves to travel, particularly to Nepal. Thor Loechell has been an avid amateur cyclist for the past 13 years, with experience on both the road and dirt.

Online Research Best Practices – Database Search

Online library databases may allow instant access to just about any subject you could need for your research, but when a simple keyword search turns up more than a hundred thousand results…too much information can be a bad thing. Who has the time to slog through that much data to find relevant resource material? Let’s look at several ways to focus our database search resulting in less wasted time and more useful information.

Preventing Plagiarism in Online Learning

The proliferation of information available on the internet – from journal articles to Google Scholar and Encyclopedia Britannica to the often maligned Wikipedia – makes research much easier than it was even ten years ago. It also makes it easier for students to plagiarize sections and whole papers from obscure published works.

However, there are ways to prevent plagiarism in the classroom and online.

Not Sure About a Career in Marriage and Family Therapy?

Darren Adamson

How Online Libraries Are Changing Academic Research

Online libraries are changing the way people consume information and conduct academic research. With digital proliferation and the popularity of tablets and e-books, it is no surprise that the traditional home of the mahogany-scented, leather-bound books that Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy spoke of so fondly would succumb to the same rapid transformation. The traditional libraries many of us grew up with are a thing of the past. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and here’s why.

SHRM Resources Valuable to HR Professionals

The human resources field has changed dramatically in our contemporary workplace. Once viewed as part of an organization’s bureaucracy, primarily hiring employees, administering payroll and dealing with benefit programs, HR pros today are often seen as strategic partners, relied on by managers and executives to help better serve their customers – by acting as advocates and mentors to the organization’s valuable team members.

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