By KIPHANY HOF Associate director of UNK Counseling The mental health of college students has been declining over the past decade and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem. Deteriorating mental health among college students has reached epidemic proportions in the last five years. Many students tell counselors in the UNK Counseling Center they feel like they are the only one who feels lonely or overwhelmed by anxiety, and they wonder what is wrong with them compared … [Read more...] about It’s OK to not be OK: Resources available to support students’ mental health
The response to our decision to transition to remote-delivery coursework following spring break (March 30) has been mostly positive. As we hear from faculty and students, I want to make a few points to increase the community’s understanding: At this point, there are no reported active coronavirus cases in our region. The transition week prior to spring break will help our students establish some new normalcy as they identify and plan to utilize new learning methods and … [Read more...] about Chancellor Kristensen: More on remote-learning transition
Dr. Tami James Moore Associate Professor of Family Studies and Interior This is the 21st century. Our nation has learned from the mistakes of the past and moved on towards racial and sexual equality, right? Unfortunately I can always trust American politicians and celebrities to provide new material for my diversity awareness classes and workshops on a regular basis. From Mel Gibson to Donald Trump, the new material just keeps surfacing. How can it be so after decades … [Read more...] about Archie Bunker Among Us?
Dr. Richard Miller chair and professor, Department of Psychology John Henry Newman, in his 1854 essay "The Idea of a University," suggests that the primary purpose of the university is education: "a place for the communication and circulation of thought," a place where "one generation forms another." He contended that to discover and to teach were distinct functions, and that "those who spend their time dispensing existing knowledge are unlikely to have the leisure or … [Read more...] about Reflections on the Relationship of Scholarship to Teaching
Dr. Janet Trewin associate professor of accounting/finance Tax time is almost upon us again. And, as is almost always the case, there are some new things to be concerned about and some old things to make adjustments for. New Credits There is a one-time tax credit available on the 2006 federal income tax return. It is a refund of excise taxes collected by phone companies on land lines, cell phones, and VoIP service on long distance telephone service and long … [Read more...] about Tax Season 2006