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Maintaining your Health and Wellness While Working/Schooling from Home

The perfect storm occurred in March 2020 and became the pivotal time in our history where businesses and schools closed due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, COVID 19. Employees and students unaccustomed to working or studying remotely found themselves sitting around the dining table or kitchen island, or worse, balancing their laptop...

Supportive Feedback for Non-Native Speakers of English

Online graduate education presents a myriad of challenges for the student. For the non-native English speaker, these challenges may be exacerbated by language barriers. While English language learning students need to demonstrate a level of English proficiency as part of their application for admission, basic proficiency does not always mean that they have a comprehensive set of language tools to be successful (Albashtawi, 2019).

Why I Got My MBA at NCU

Tell us more about your decision to obtain your MBA and why you chose NCU.

In short, I have a thirst for learning. 

I was married very young and had two children by the time I was 19. In those early years I worked in the composing room at the local paper, as an office manager and as a protocol director at a chemical research farm. 

Internship options in the Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology program at NCU

By Dr. Pam MacDonald, Program Lead

In most of the psychology master’s degree programs at Northcentral University (NCU) students are able to choose between completing a capstone course or a non-clinical internship. Many students may wish to complete an internship instead of a capstone, but are not sure what would be appropriate and what types of places to contact to ask about internship opportunities.

Evernote: More than a Note-taking App

Lots of different notetaking apps will allow you options for putting information into the  app but Evernote leads the pack by providing both rapid and varied options for adding  data. Evernote is one of those applications that just keeps evolving as the need arises.  It would be impossible to describe all of its features in a single review and some of the  material would be outdated by the time I finished.

Touching History: the Journey of Anne Collins

Anne Collins home It was 1966 in the small town of Giddings, Texas (about 50 miles from Austin, Texas) where I was heading to meet my great-grandmother, Anne Collins. Little did I know that this was one of the rights of passage for my grandmother. I did not know that within two days of visiting her, she would pass.

Celebrating the Enduring Impact of MLK’s Life, Legacy, and Messages

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly…”

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

- Excerpts from Why We Can’t Wait (1964) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Virtual Teambuilding Activities

Leaders of virtual teams must be intentional about team building in order to create trust and develop a cohesive team. A cohesive team fosters not only trust and cohesiveness, but enables forgiveness. There are hundreds of ideas for virtual team building activities on the web and some popular ones are described below.

Simply and Easy Activities

Diversity and Inclusion in Virtual Teams

In these challenging times, many companies are seeking authentic ways to increase equity and diversity initiatives within their organizations. Racial tensions in this country have reached an apex, and many US citizens are calling out for a reckoning. This turmoil is occurring in the middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 has caused major impacts across the globe, barreling us into remote work environments and instigating decreases in revenue within those industries that cannot nimbly pivot to a virtual format. With so many uncertainties, many of us are just trying to keep our heads above water.

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