University of New England

In Celebration of National Distance Learning Week at UNE Online

A history rooted in innovation As a continuously evolving institution, the University of New England has one of the most unique histories in higher education. Established as Westbrook College in 1831, the University merged with St. Francis College (est. 1939) in 1996 to become the University we know today – UNE. From this rich history has grown a collaborative, innovative…

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November 16, 2015 |

UNE Online Education MSE Infographic

Should you earn a Graduate Degree in Education?

Could a Graduate Degree in Education be for you? Are you already a teacher, looking for a way to advance your career? Are you looking at a career change and always thought you might be a great teacher?  We put together this infographic so you can see, at a glance, the motivations behind why other people get their MSED, CAGS…

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November 2, 2015 |

Large classroom

UNE Creates New Track at ACTEM Conference

The use of technology plays a vital role in education – not just online education, but education as an entire discipline. There’s a need for educators to be kept up to date on current best practices, and learn how to get the most out of their classroom technology. For many educators, attending conferences is one important way to keep current.…

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October 19, 2015 |

Brittany Roy, UNE MPH candidate, 2015

Student Spotlight: Brittany Roy, MPH – Public Health Program

This August, a group of UNE students and advisors participated in an immersion experience in Ghana. Students worked alongside Ghana Health Service, community health educators and the community to provide healthcare services to the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi. Participants of the program engaged in direct health services, interprofessional collaboration, community education and academic and cross-cultural exchange. Here, Brittany…

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September 14, 2015 |

Paul Grimaud with a falcon

Student Spotlight: Paul Grimaud, CAGS: AEL – Education Program

Paul Grimaud earned his CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership (AEL) from the University of New England in 2015. He talks about his experience and how he is currently applying his knowledge in the field. Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS: AEL? I want to further impact lives through administration: improving…

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September 8, 2015 |

Kobe, University of New England Masters of Public Health Graduate

Online grad school: the best decision for Kobe, MPH

UNE MPH Graduate, Kobe, describes his experience getting his Master’s of Public Health at UNE Online. We spoke to Kobe directly after the hooding ceremony this past May. As a part of the reception/celebration for family and friends after the ceremony, you can clearly hear that we had some great live music. What you can’t very clearly hear is Kobe…

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August 26, 2015 |

Gisele Kouevi, MPH

Online grad school: a worthwhile experience for Gisele Kouevi, MPH

Your life changes when you decide to go to grad school. Some of these changes are unique and positive, like meeting new people undergoing the same intense experience, and deepening your knowledge in a field that interests you. Some of the changes are difficult, like trying to juggle your personal life, your time and money, and your work and studies.…

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July 23, 2015 |

Sahra Odowa, MPH

Online grad school: a better life experience for Sahra Odowa, MPH

Getting a degree online is a very personal endeavor. It’s an intense experience, and you really get to know your classmates and your professors. You have that bond of working incredibly hard to accomplish something big. And thinking about it, online grad school is bound to be intensely personal. How can it not be? Some of our students, like Sahra…

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July 20, 2015 |

Kiersten Barney, MPH

Online grad school: a growth experience for Kiersten Barney, MPH

Time, money, heart, and soul all go into getting a higher ed degree. It’s not for the faint of heart. UNE has rigorous standards of academic integrity – but we also have unparalleled levels of student support. Our goal is to see that you thrive in UNE’s academic atmosphere. You work hard, and we’ll support you through it all. After…

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July 16, 2015 |

Elizabeth Graham

Online grad school: a very personal experience for Elizabeth Graham, MPH

Graduation weekend is a unique and special time at UNE Online.  Beyond the obvious (you have a brand new DEGREE!! You DID IT! ) it’s a special time because you get to meet your classmates face to face for the first time. You get to put faces to names, and connect (dare we say – network?) with the classmates that…

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July 13, 2015 |

John Gale, NRHA 2015 Volunteer of the Year

John Gale - UNE Adjunct Faculty member - 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year!

Congratulations to John Gale, one of UNE’s adjunct faculty members in the Graduate Programs in Public Health! John was selected to be presented with the 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year Award at NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference on April 16 in Philadelphia. About the NRHA The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000…

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May 5, 2015 |

Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP

Alumni Spotlight: Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP – Public Health Program

After going through UNE’s flexible online MPH program, Alexjandro Daviano received his MPH from the University of New England this past December. Here is a little of what Alexjandro had to say about his UNE Online Public Health Programs experience: “My MPH degree at UNE really changed my mind on the career path I’ve chosen, and truly opened my eyes…

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April 27, 2015 |

Best Online Masters Programs 2015

UNE recognized for Best Online Graduate Programs

The University of New England has been recognized as one of the best online graduate schools by OnlineMastersPrograms.org for Best Online Master’s Programs in 2015. UNE achieved top rankings for both the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work programs. The Best Online Graduate Programs ranking is valuable because it assists potential post-secondary online students in finding what they need to identify a…

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April 9, 2015 |

genetics online course

Undergraduate Genetics Lecture and Lab Offered Online

Genetics lecture and lab now offered online This new and academically-challenging undergraduate level online genetics course, BIOL 1040, with online lab will examine transmission genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, evolutionary genetics, molecular medicine, and developmental genetics. Students will learn from examples drawn from the scientific literature, which stress modern technological and experimental methodologies used in studying the genetics and genomics of…

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March 24, 2015 |

Use Evernote to Study Online

Online Research with Evernote

This is not how online students study. Except for the screaming. That may sometimes occur. Studying as an online student The traditional student cram session, as it appears in the movies, takes place in a checked-out library study room, books piled high to either side of one disheveled, hangdog face. Maybe some of us have put ourselves in exactly this…

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March 18, 2015 |

50 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees for 2015

UNE named to '50 Most Affordable Online Master's Degree' list

UNE’s Online College of Graduate and Professional Studies continues to shine with its latest appearance on a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees, released by Best Masters Programs. Best Masters Programs is an online guide offering reviews and rankings of top online master’s degree programs. According to Best Masters Programs, the universities and colleges…

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February 23, 2015 |

Forbes Magazine Top Colleges 2014

UNE named to Forbes' list of America's Top Colleges for 2014

The University of New England has been named to Forbes‘ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2014, a list that Forbes says is based on “output” and “return on investment.” Forbes‘ acknowledgment of the value of a University of New England degree follows similar recognition by Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability, which recently ranked UNE second…

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February 17, 2015 |

Facebook

Get more out of your online education with... Facebook?

Because we feel Facebook doesn’t have *quite* enough content – we’ve created a new Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/UNE.Online But to be serious, there’s a lot to be gained from joining us on Facebook. The potential benefits of Facebook for students are not only limited to academic development, but also personal, social and career development. Online social networks allow you to interact with…

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January 29, 2015 |

Affordable Colleges Online High ROI

'Affordable Colleges Online' ranks UNE for student ROI

University of New England graduates enjoy one of the greatest lifetime returns on investment in Maine, according to Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability. The website ranked UNE second in student ROI (return on investment) among 43 public and private colleges and universities in Maine, including four-year, degree-granting, fully accredited non-profit institutions. Return on investment: ROI…

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January 10, 2015 |

Jordan Ehni, MPH Graduate of University of New England

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Ehni, MPH – Public Health Program

I found the MPH program at UNE to be well designed for working professionals. I was able to keep my full-time position as a housing inspector while completing the program. I also greatly enjoyed my practical experience at the Maine CDC, which provided me with a new public health skill set that I will utilize in the future. Some Background…

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November 11, 2014 |

Francesca McCaffrey, DO, MPH

Alumni Spotlight: Francesca McCaffrey, DO, MPH – Public Health

I grew up in the Adirondacks of New York, in a small town with a big community. I did my undergraduate training at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY where I finally realized my passion for health and medicine. I moved to Maine in 2010 and began my medical training that fall. In my second year of medical school, I decided…

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November 10, 2014 |

Kristen Provencher, MPH

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Provencher, MPH – Public Health Program

The Public Health major at UNE presented me with a life changing opportunity during the summer of 2012. I traveled to Ghana, West Africa with about 20 people from the UNE community and beyond. We set up a health clinic and served over 100 people in and around the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi. The trip inspired a strong…

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November 3, 2014 |