Is Corporate Social Responsibility Important?

Social responsibility is important to demonstrate both to consumers and to the media that a business cares about social issues, even if they seemingly have no financial benefit. Showing care for the wellness of others, even if it doesn’t make the cash register ring, can help define a corporate persona, if it’s handled right. Remember Mitt Romney’s line, “Corporations are people, my friend.”? From a socially responsible sense and in the perception of the consumer, there is some truth to that statement.

What Can A Doctorate In Special Education Do For Your Career?

Pursuing a doctorate in Special Education is more than just preparing for your career. It’s embracing your true calling. And if you’re up to the challenge, it can mean a rewarding lifetime of making a difference in those who need it the most.  

Congratulations to the NCU September Provost’s Scholarship Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the September NCU Provost’s Scholarship recipients! These ten new students who attend NCU will embark on a new educational journey with a FULL TUITION scholarship in their selected degree program.

Recipients were selected on the strength of their essay or video submission on the topic, “For what reasons have you selected NCU to pursue your degree, and what do you plan to do with it upon graduation?”

The NCU September Provost’s Scholarship recipients are:

What are the Mental Side Effects of Breast Cancer?

Battling breast cancer is more than just a physical fight; there is an emotional toll as well. Patients fighting breast cancer experience psychological distress. From coping with the diagnosis, to the challenges of treatment, and a lifetime of fear of a recurrence, emotions brought on by the cancer experience can be substantial and difficult to handle.

Tips on Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

Not feeling great? You’re not alone. Everyone has their own set of excuses about why they don’t exercise. “I’m too tired…I feel okay, I don’t need to exercise…I don’t have time to work out.” The list is just as long when it comes to healthier eating. “Eating healthy costs too much…the junk food is for my kids…being heavy runs in my family.” These excuses and more merely set you up for failure. And when you make excuses, you let those situations win. It’s your life to live. Take control.

Tips for Writing a Dissertation Methodology

For anyone pursuing a doctorate, the Mount Everest that lies ahead is your dissertation. It sounds intimidating, but what really is a dissertation anyway? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a dissertation is “an extended and typically written treatment of a subject. More specifically, a treatment written and submitted to achieve a doctorate degree.”

Gerontology: Working with the Elderly and Their Families’ Psychological Needs

In 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 40.4 million unpaid caregivers provided care to U.S. adults aged 65 and above. Not surprisingly, 90% of this caregiving population cared for an aging relative - their parents, in most cases. 

More than half of the surveyed caregivers, 61%, were employed, and of the employed, approximately 50% worked full-time. The statistics also showed that 88% found caring for an aging parent rewarding, while 32% found it stressful.

NCU Professors, Graduates and Students Contribute to Publication on Effective Student Communication in an Online Environment

Dr. Melanie Shaw, Professor for the NCU School of Education and Dr. Abigail Scheg, Adjunct Dissertation Chair - Ombuds, Graduate School, have co-edited a new publication, Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses.

Why Women Should Pursue STEM Education

Below is a photo of the participants of the 1927 Fifth Solvay Conference on Physics in Brussels, Belgium, where notable scientists including Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr  discussed the then newly formulated quantum theory.

If you look closely, two things stand out:

● It was a historic meeting of some of the most brilliant minds humankind has ever produced

● They were all men except for Marie Curie (front row, third from left)

NCU Dean Shows How to Pave the Way for Future Innovators

Dr. Laurie Shanderson, our Founding Dean of Northcentral University’s new School of Health Sciences, was recently featured in Walden University’s alumni magazine to share her transition from student to leader.