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A Tribute to Professor Cat Pausé

The NCU community lost one of its own last month with the passing of Dr. Cat Pausé. Dr. Cat, as she liked to be called, was a faculty member at NCU since 2007. She served on dissertation committees and taught courses including research methodology, gender and sexual fluidity, gerontology, and health psychology. Her academic and research interests included adult identity and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

While we are deeply saddened by her loss, we want to celebrate her life and the wonderful work she did during her lifetime.

NCU’s MSA is now a MACC

Northcentral University recently revamped its accounting program. Instead of a Master of Science in Accounting, you can now earn your Master of Accounting degree at NCU. To find out more about this change, we asked Associate Professor Angela Busila, PhD, CPA (IL), accounting expert at NCU.

You have goals -- NCU and ABWA can help you achieve them

Last fall, two outstanding women and American Business Women's Association members received a full-tuition scholarship to Northcentral University. One of them was Mary Lynn Konig, a commercial airline pilot. Mary Lynn shared with us why she wanted to go back to school and how she plans to change the world armed with her higher education.

Building Your Remote Work Confidence

By: Tamara Sanderson

A long time ago, in a land far away, lived a Persian poet and Sufi mystic—Rumi—and while he lived eight centuries ago, his words are just as powerful today.


As they say in journalism, don’t bury the ledge, and Rumi adheres, starting this poem, The Sight of the Soul, with an insight that goes straight to the heart:


“One of the marvels of the world

Is the sight of a soul sitting in prison

The Time Is Now For Social Work

By Valerie Radu, Program Director, Master of Social Work

Social work is a historic profession connected to the history of America – our roots go back to Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in America, founded in Chicago in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Starr. Hull House programs included providing recreational facilities for poor children in the slums, fighting for child labor laws, literacy programs, and helping immigrants become U.S. citizens. 

Lighting A Fire in Social Studies: Successfully Integrating Technology in Social Studies

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

     ---William Butler Yeats

PhinishED: How I Broke the Cycle by Attending Northcentral University

Whether your goal is to earn your bachelor's, master's, or doctorate, the thought of being in an educational setting can be an exciting yet scary step for so many students contemplating higher education. For me, my journey began back in 2014 when I decided to enroll at a local college in Connecticut. After earning my bachelor's degree in just three years, I was encouraged by a dear friend to go for my master's, and by the summer of 2019, I had earned my degree.

Technology Shiver-Shift! Shifting Movement & Shifting Agency in the College Dance Classroom

Dispositions of both teacher and student can significantly influence the role of technology in any learning movement. This blog post aims to explore the application of technology specifically in college-level dance education. In addition to making suggestions for faculty to improve dispositions towards technology in the dance classroom, we will consider some creative ways that higher education responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic and how technology may have served to preserve college dance education in ways never considered previously!

How to Manage Remote Talent During the Great Resignation

By: Jacques Buffett, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Expert at Zety

In 2021, three words reflected the ongoing turmoil in the US labor market. The Great Resignation.

Back in 2020, everyone had hunkered down, both in their personal and work lives.

But as the winter of 2021 rolled into spring, change was in the air. A successful vaccination program gave new hope. And the prolonged period of forced introspection made many question their employment situation.


Daily we are growing in understanding how to best navigate what we face as we determine how to emerge from our pandemic encounter. It is up to you and you alone to find your space, determine your level of comfortability, and walk into your new life. As we learn to lean and depend on others while learning to rely on ourselves, we grow by leaps and bounds. The goal is not to find this challenge overwhelming! When we do, we become paralyzed by fear and the unfamiliar. As we move forward in 2022, a little bit of angst gives us flashbacks of the uncertainty that plagued the start of 2020. Let me encourage you amid your near panic attack to hold on to your faith or clutch your pearls, or swing for the fences. Whatever you do, don’t give up; recalibrate!