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Experience Freedom with a Full Tuition NCU Bright Future Scholarship

Every July, the U.S. celebrates its independence. Embracing freedom means we can pursue any path we choose and create new opportunities for ourselves.

In keeping with this spirit, Northcentral University is extending the NCU Bright Future Scholarship to July. Three new students will be selected to receive full tuition scholarships for an NCU master’s or doctoral degree.

Recipients will be awarded scholarships based on the strength of their 500 – 700 word essay on the topic, “How would an NCU degree help you gain freedom from obstacles and create new opportunities?”   

Reading Improves Memory, Concentration and Stress

If you are looking for ways to improve your memory and concentration and also relieve stress, reading will help. The brain-stimulating activities from reading have shown to slow down cognitive decline in old age with people who participated in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetimes. It also has shown a slower rate of decline in memory and other mental capacities.

Recognizing and Overcoming LGBTQ Discrimination in a University Setting

Too often LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) students fall victim to discrimination – simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Northcentral University Visits Universidad De La Habana

Northcentral University doctoral students of all disciplines were recently presented with the opportunity to visit Cuba's Universidad de la Habana. During their visit, students participated in field placements to learn about Cuban education, applied and research psychology and marriage and family therapy, and emerging business opportunities. The following is a short, visual representation of their time spent impacting the local community.

10 Psychology Books You Should Read

There are classic or influential books in every field that should be read to gain a fuller breadth of understanding. With an eye to this, we have asked the leaders of Northcentral University School of Psychology to share the indispensable psychology books from their reading lists.

Compiling their responses, we present 10 Psychology Books You Should Read, which have all made a considerable impact on the field of psychology.

Their recommendations follow in no particular order:

10 Tips for Effective Communication in Relationships

Are you having trouble finding ways to effectively communicate in your relationships? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many couples, families, coworkers, and even friends struggle with finding the right way to express their feelings in a positive, productive manner.

Fair Use or Misuse? Social Media and Copyright Law

By Rick Rapier

She claims she had their permission and thought they would be grateful for the exposure, but, according to Ultra Records, fashion video blogger Michelle Phan was sadly mistaken.

Do You Have the Skills to Be An Entrepreneur?

By Rick Rapier

Poet T.S. Eliot wrote, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” While Eliot lived before business innovators like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John, he might as well have been describing the modern entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have learned firsthand that by taking risks, they can go quite far.

10 Ways to Empower Your Students in the Classroom

If you work in the field of education, you know that it is a tool that can be used to empower those who choose it. And when you teach or lead students at any level, they become empowered with the information they need to become happy, successful adults. Not only is education an empowering tool for your students, but a commitment to life-long learning through the pursuit of an advanced degree can empower YOU to control the direction you want your career to take and expand your own influence in changing and empowering lives through the power of education.

Accreditation 101: Regional vs National Accreditation

The U.S. Department of Education states that "the goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality." That sounds great, but how do you know which accreditation – regional or national – is best? Honestly, it's not a question of which accreditation is best, but which accreditation best suits your needs.

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