University of New England at the American Public Health Association

UNE in the Maine Public Health Community and Beyond

This month has been a busy one for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE! Various faculty and staff members were in attendance at three different events – two local Maine Public Health conferences, and a national conference in Denver, Colorado. At each event our program staff noticed a strong trend toward students actively seeking out Public Health programs…

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November 22, 2016 |

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

UNE Attends FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

The University of New England Graduate Program in Applied Nutrition was pleased to exhibit at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), the world’s largest annual meeting of food and nutrition professionals, on October 15-18 in Boston, MA. UNE attends FNCE annually.  FNCE is hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest charitable organization focused on…

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November 11, 2016 |

Writing Effective Emails

A Story of Two Emails: Using best practices to construct an effective email

Email. When it comes to communication it is the best and worst of tools. Most of the time it’s quick and easy. While we all know and accept that occasional typos will happen, there are a few ‘mistakes’ that are truly unforgivable. As you might expect, online graduate students use email to correspond with their instructors, university staff, and peers.…

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October 28, 2016 |

Amber Auger, MPH Student

Student Spotlight: Amber Auger RDH, MPH – Public Health Program

Doors have flown open for Amber Auger since earning her MPH online at UNE. Growing up in a single parent family, Amber was taught from a young age to to value education. “My mom wanted me to get a great education so I wouldn’t have to work three jobs every day, like she did.” says Amber. Amber took her mom’s…

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October 26, 2016 |

Junior Achievement 30th Annual Golf Classic

UNE Online Sponsored Junior Achievement 30th Annual Golf Classic

Beautiful conditions greeted several members of the UNE Online team last week as they represented UNE Online as proud sponsors of the Junior Achievement 30th Annual Golf Classic Sponsorship assists with financial literacy skills UNE Online’s sponsorship and participation in the fundraiser will help the Junior Achievement bring work readiness and financial literacy skills to Maine’s students as well as…

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October 11, 2016 |

Group Project

6 Communication Rules for Success in Online Student Groups

“In this course you will have a group project…” I think it is fair to say we’ve all been let down by a working group or by individual team members. No matter the setting, there seems to be an aura of dread when group projects are announced.  Add in the fact that online graduate students work within virtual spaces, and…

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October 5, 2016 |

Collecting and Analyzing Healthcare Data

Looking at the Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

How has technology helped us in our society? What about technology in healthcare? Technology, although it sometimes seems to have a negative connotation, is something we all live with and use each and every day. On one side, technology has saved millions upon millions of people through advances with technology in healthcare and research, indicating new ways to manage infectious/chronic…

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October 3, 2016 |

Alison Braid, MPH student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Alison Braid, MPH – Public Health Program

MPH student Alison Braid is more than halfway through her degree, and loving it. After spending over 15 years in the professional translation and website localization industry, she wanted to make a career switch. Says Alison, “I decided that it was time for a change!” Alison is based in New York City, and most recently managed a localization team of…

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September 16, 2016 |

Ben Luce, Ed.D. Student Spotlight

Ed.D. Student Ben Luce published in professional journal

Benjamin Luce, a student in the University of New England’s online doctoral program, was recently published in the American Journal of Distance Education. Benjamin interviewed Bryan Alexander, a leading thinker and writer in issues of education and technology. Alexander is a senior fellow for the National Institute of Technology in Liberal Education. The two discuss many issues relating to technology…

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September 8, 2016 |

Kimberly Roberts-Morandi, Ed.D. student

Student Spotlight: Kimberly Roberts-Morandi, Ed.D. – Education Program

Kimberly Roberts-Morandi is a student in the University of New England’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). She is currently working on her dissertation with the other members of her cohort, and checked in with her about her study. Here’s what Kim has to say about her participatory action research experience and why she picked the University of New England for…

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August 31, 2016 |

SNEB Conference 2016

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference

Applied Nutrition Program Manager Ellie Dodge, Ph.D., and Senior Marketing Manager Victoria Hartig of UNE Online, attended the annual Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference in San Diego, CA this year. In addition to being available to meet potential new students and faculty at our booth in the exhibit hall, they also represented the University of New England…

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August 26, 2016 |

NACCHO Public Health Conference 2016

UNE Attends NACCHO Public Health Conference

NACCHO’s Annual Conference, the largest gathering of local health department leaders and other public health professionals in the US, was held in Phoenix in late July this year. UNE attended as an exhibitor in order to add value to the conference conversation, network with fellow public health professionals, and learn more about the latest public health topics. It was wonderful…

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August 3, 2016 |

special education word cloud

ESSA: Changes in Certification for Special Ed Teachers

As noted in our previous blog New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It was also noted in the blog post, that this new act would bring changes, and changes have already begun in the State of Maine. On May 16th, the Maine Department of…

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July 20, 2016 |

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Online is pleased to be chosen as one of the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education.   “Our 2016 Best Colleges listing reflects UNE’s commitment to delivering an outstanding return on investment.” – UNE President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.   The U.S. News and World Report ranking takes into account: Total enrollment Student engagement Faculty credentials Student services…

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July 13, 2016 |

Maine Startup and Create Week

Health Informatics Program Represents UNE Online at Conferences

  Megan Landry, BSN, MHA, and former Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, was a speaker on a healthcare panel during Maine Startup and Create Week on June 23, at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. The panel focused on an important aspect of health informatics in today’s healthcare environment: how the health informatics industry is embracing…

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June 30, 2016 |

Sailboat in fog, photo by Elizabeth Benz

Sailing the Academic Waters with Student Support Specialists

Student support specialists are intrinsic to the success of our students. The other day I sat on the Maine coast, not too far from the UNE campus, and watched a tall ship come into port. As usual, many other boats greeted the tall ship and escorted it into the harbor. Complete with a lighthouse, this nautical scene made me think…

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June 22, 2016 |

Karen Aldworth, MSE Graduate

Alumni Spotlight - Karen Aldworth, MSEd, CTE – Education Program

UNE Online graduate wins award of excellence Karen Aldworth, recent UNE MSEd: CTE graduate, was nominated for and won the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) New Teacher of the Year award and represented Illinois at the Region III Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) conference on June 15-17th, 2016. Karen is a Health Science / Certified…

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June 17, 2016 |

Monique Roy UNE Online Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education

Monique Roy to Speak at Maine Adult Education Conference

At UNE Online, our faculty and staff have adopted a practitioner-scholar model that bridges the gap between academia and the real world, blending scholarly research with practical application to solve complex problems in their professions. It is because of this philosophy that Monique Roy, Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education, will be speaking at the upcoming Maine…

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June 6, 2016 |

UNE Online Hooding and Graduation 2016

A Photo Journey of the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony

Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies holds a Hooding ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Hooding ceremony is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to meet your fellow students, Faculty, Program Managers and Student Support Specialists for…

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May 24, 2016 |

New Physics I Class at UNE Online

Online Physics I for the Health Professions

UNE Online has a newly redesigned online Physics I course, 100% online, with fresh, custom-developed content. The new class has been designed to be especially relevant to students in the health professions. Geared toward health professions UNE’s new online physics course takes its examples from real life, and incorporates elements of how health science professionals actually use physics in their…

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May 10, 2016 |

Hard Drive Backups

Where the hard drive ends: Why you need to back up your computer

I’d wager that most people reading this blog have some important documents and files stored on their computers and phones. I’d also be willing to bet that less than half of those people have backed up their devices. I don’t blame them – backups are really, really boring. But, in this case, the opposite of boring is misery, because losing all…

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May 5, 2016 |

Katy Krings, MPH Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Katy Krings, MPH – Public Health Program

Katy Krings is in her final semester of the MPH program and is an excellent example of how online education can be used as a powerful tool to reach qualified individuals who wouldn’t otherwise have access to higher education. Originally from Wisconsin, Katy now lives and works as a public health nurse in rural Southwest Alaska. In fact, the area in which Katy…

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April 28, 2016 |

Applied Nutrition

UNE Announces New Master of Science in Applied Nutrition Online

The University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies is excited to announce the opening of a new Master of Science in Applied Nutrition online. The mission of the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the nutrition field, to advance knowledge and expand skills that promote excellence and innovation in…

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April 20, 2016 |

Webinar Series

Webinar: How to Assure Quality in Your Online Course

Yesterday, the entire Instructional Design team in CGPS put on a (rather successful, by our estimation) webinar on assuring quality in online courses. We recorded the webinar for the faculty, administrators and staff who could not make it to the live broadcast. That recording is below: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embed/0TocjoZXDsM (Note: The first 26 minutes are of the webinar, with one or two…

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April 15, 2016 |