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This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.

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Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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Survey Says? Top 3 Things Teachers Need To Start The School Year

Mid August is still summer but as the month progresses our thoughts begin to turn back to the new school year. Parents and students are shopping for back to school supplies, including computers, books, planners, organizers and clothes. But how do teachers prepare for the first day back?

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How Teachers Use Technology In the Classroom

We all know there is an app or a tool for just about anything you can think of and that certainly applies for the world of education. Time and time again I have wondered if there was an app for a specific dilemma I was experiencing or a tool to simplify a process, and each time I was able to find one that solved my problems and made my life just a tad bit easier.

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Who do Teachers Look up to? Who are Their Heroes?

By Sandy Ramos on Jul 30, 2014

Inspiration often comes from those who are closest to our hearts. Recent alumnus and long-time single mother Sandy Ramos has experienced this firsthand.

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Topics: Schools, Alumni, Student Spotlight, School of Education

How A Caring Leader Can Create A Culture Of Support

By Scott Pickard on Jul 24, 2014

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.
OPEN DOOR POLICY.
EMPOWERMENT.

We've all heard these "buzz words" and phrases for years - popular ideas that we hope are panaceas to make our work environment more pleasant and productive. Employee turnover, discontent and squandered talent are issues all organizations face

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Topics: Career, Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

How To Build Your Professional Network

By Autumn McClenaghan on Jul 16, 2014

One of the common questions I get from students about is, "How do I meet people to network with?" My answer is always the same, "Begin with people you already know!" Networking involves creating a supportive system that allows individuals and groups with common interests to share information and services. Here are a few channels you can use to build, create and strengthen professional contacts and relationships.

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Topics: Career, Schools

Top Ten Technology Tools For Educators

By Vicki Brannock on Jul 9, 2014

It may be summer vacation but educators are always looking for ways to enhance the student experience. There are so many sites competing for your attention it is hard to sift through them all. We have put together a list of some of the best websites and apps for teachers today. This is not exhaustive by any means but it certainly gets you started.

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Topics: Schools, School of Extended Education, School of Education

Our Faculty's Role In Hatching Positive Change

By Dr. Jalin A. Brooks Johnson on Jun 30, 2014

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." This is one of my favorite quotes from novelist C.S. Lewis (1952), that inspired me to reflect on my experience at Brandman

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Topics: Schools, Happenings, School of Business & Professional Studies, Faculty Spotlight

Work Life Balance Assessment: Evaluate And Take Action

By Greg Chansler on Jun 19, 2014

In order to analyze our own work life balance we have to first define what it means. There are some great definitions out there that can get us started but what it really comes down to is evaluating what our personal values and experiences are. The process involves understanding ourselves and the forces that are at play in our daily schedules. Based on a few basic questions and work life balance assessment tools you can discover what it means in your life. 

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Lessons From The Best To Inspire You To Build Your Own Business

By Lindsay Amanda on May 29, 2014

Entrepreneurs exist in every arena, from corporate america to political circles, consumer electronics and beyond, there are lessons out there that can help you build your own business. We take a look at those that came straight from the lips of some of the greatest influencers of our time to inspire new college grads to go forth and change the world.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Business & Professional Studies

Top Career Paths for Business Graduates

By Lindsay Amanda on May 5, 2014

All around the nation, at public and private universities alike, graduation season is officially under way. After the speeches have been read, the tassels and caps have flown, hoods and stripes have been granted, the graduates and their supporters excitedly dream about what’s to come.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Business & Professional Studies, Alumni

Historic Nurses That Changed The World

By Lindsay Amanda on May 1, 2014

With National Nurses Week just a few days away, we’re kicking off the celebration by honoring the lives of those who paved the way for the health care industry. These iconic women, many of whom were educators and esteemed authors, represent the history and purpose of modern medicine.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Healthy Snacks for College Students On The Go

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 10, 2014

We understand that as a college student, you are constantly on the go, especially if you have full-time commitments in addition to homework and class. With only a few minutes between meetings, soccer practice, dinner and commuting it’s important to have healthy snacks throughout the day that are quick and good for you. Here are some of our favorite spring produce and nutrition bar options to help get you through your busy schedule.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, Student Life, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Autism Education and Stories of Success

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 9, 2014

Throughout the month of April, the Autism community is spreading awareness about this challenging yet inspiring health condition. They call it a “spectrum disorder,” which in many cases can be attributed to not only the severity of the disease, but also to the range of emotions that many go through when caring for an autistic person.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Education, Disability Services