5 Great Websites Every Graduate Student Should Bookmark

When considering research tools for graduate students, one source we look to is the internet. As of late 2014, there were more than 1 billion websites in cyberspace. There is more information available in a Google search than most people can comprehend. Sometimes, however, a quick Google search may not return exactly what you’re seeking when conducting research as part of your graduate degree program.

National Women’s History Month: Female Leaders in Education

March is National Women’s History Month, and we want to highlight some of the outstanding female leaders in Education. Women were not routinely part of the educational system until the 19th century. It wasn’t until the Education Act of 1870 that elementary education became compulsory for both boys and girls in England. Women were also not part of secondary education or college until much later.

5 Healthy Foods to Help You Study

Could What You Eat Improve Your Educational Performance?

March is National Nutrition Month, and while much of the focus is on losing weight, at NCU, we’re focused on healthy study foods. Research shows that what you eat can boost brainpower and memory, something from which all students could benefit.

So next time you’re cramming at 2:00 am, reach for one of our five favorite study foods:

Congratulations to Our January NCU Leading in Your Field Scholarship Recipients!

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of an NCU Leading in Your Field Scholarship.  Our six recipients were selected on the strength of their written essay on the topic: “Describe how you have been a leader in your field, and how furthering your education at NCU will help you build upon your past accomplishment(s).” For each course in their program taken and paid for by the scholarship recipient, NCU will provide the next course in their program at no tuition cost, which equates to funding half of their total graduate-level tuition for the applicable program.

Trends in Higher Education Expected in 2017

In an ever-changing environment, education, like all professions, must adapt to maintain its relevancy and accessibility. Advances in technology, along with a new political administration, can have impacts on higher education as well as K-12 schools.  

Trends in Higher Education We Can Expect in 2017

“It’s actually difficult to predict the future right now,” says Dr. Melanie Shaw, Assistant Dean of Northcentral University’s School of Education. “There is a lot not yet known in terms of the new administration’s direction on education.”

NCU MFS Community Hope Scholarship Recipient Claira Hart

Claira Hart is our second NCU Marriage and Family Sciences Community Hope Scholarship recipient. She is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, who works with children who have been diagnosed with autism. She implements applied behavior analysis techniques to help them reach age-appropriate milestones. Hart graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies and Psychology, and had been hoping to return to graduate school so she could gain full licensure in her desired field of marriage and family therapy.

NCU MFS Community Hope Scholarship Recipient Lauren Shields

Lauren Shields is one of our two NCU Marriage and Family Sciences Community Hope scholarship recipients, and will soon begin her studies to complete her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. We caught up with Shields to talk about her career goals, and what the scholarship means for her future.

Top 10 New Business Books

At NCU, we pride ourselves on teaching cutting-edge business ideas, theories and strategies in the classroom. However, innovative ideas and concepts are not limited to scholarly mediums. Best-selling books, readily available to anyone, are full of creative, innovative, and effective practices and methods. With hundreds of thousands of business books available on Amazon alone, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Here we’ve culled down the list to our top 10 best business books to read from last year:

Valentine's Day Ideas for Students

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in different countries around the world. In the U.S. alone, nearly 54% of people plan to celebrate in 2017. It is now widely accepted that Valentine’s Day is about romance. However, there is no consensus on the true history of this holiday. Just as there are multiple theories on how this holiday began, people may celebrate in a variety of ways.

SSBS Guest Lecture on “Why Diversity Matters”

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, NCU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences will present a guest lecture on “Why Diversity Matters: Inclusive Research Applied to Clinical Practice,” from 11 a.m. to noon PST.

The event features five NCU professors - Dr. Valerie Glass, Dr. Annabelle Goodwin, Dr. Mary Streit, Dr. Asha Sutton and Dr. Yulia Watters - in a lively discussion on diversity’s importance in the field.

To register for the online seminar, please click here.


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