Category Archives: Education

Former Human Resources Communication Manager Cheryl Dobbins Hege Finds Her Footing in Digital Marketing

 The world of marketing shifted right under Cheryl Dobbins Hege’s feet. Instead of relying on print advertising and television media buys to promote a business or event, marketers pivoted over the past decade to a more multi-channel approach, using everything from social media to display ads to SEO. Dobbins Hege, who is based in North […]

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UVM Is: David Carlson Creates a Sense of Community for Student Veterans

Connecting with military veterans on campus is the best part of David Carlson’s day. As coordinator of UVM Student Veteran Services, Carlson helps military vets make a smooth transition to the University and adjust to college life. Carlson, a UVM alumnus and military veteran, knows all too well what it’s like to go from the military […]

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How Do Employers View Online Degrees and Qualifications?

By Kate Whitney   A quick google search suggests that the stigma once associated with online learning or online degrees is long gone—a thing of the past. Whereas 15 years ago, the University of Phoenix was the recognized, and perhaps unfairly derided name in online education (as well as the implied target of SNL’s 2009 […]

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Summer Academy Course Inspires Mount Mansfield Union High School Student to Create Neuroscience Club

One morning a week, about a dozen students gather for a neuroscience club meeting at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho. The club, which includes students in grades 9-12, explores everyday things in the study of neuroscience, such as sleep, memory and behavior. The club is the brainchild of Theresa Christiansen, a junior from […]

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UVM Is: Justin Garwood Creates Gun Violence Prevention Course with a Focus on Mental Health, Positive Relationships

How can schools prevent and respond to gun violence? UVM Assistant Professor Justin Garwood, Ph.D., designed a course to address the crisis of school-based gun violence, which has escalated in the United States over the past 20 years. The course, “Preventing and Responding to School Shootings,” covers historical perspectives on school safety and theories on […]

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UVM High School Summer Program Helps Students Explore Health and Medicine

Shaye Squillante wants to study science and medicine in college. So when she learned about UVM Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course, the high school student jumped at the chance to enroll. Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course exposes students to the world of medicine and bioscience through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations, and […]

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Cooking with Intention and Mindfulness at the John Dewey Kitchen Institute

Marcela Lahaie is figuring out how to teach her young preschool students about using their senses and being present. Since completing the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute last summer, she’s been finding ways to encourage “learning by doing” in her pre-K classroom. She recently cooked apple sauce with a group of children. The process not […]

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Meet UVM’s Pre-College and Summer Academy Advisor: Kristen Kilbashian

By Kate Whitney Kristen Kilbashian, a pre-college academic advisor for UVM Continuing and Distance Education, has the unique role of assisting high school students and recent high school graduates. She acknowledges that not nearly enough people are aware of the incredible programs available through UVM CDE for that particular age group. “If you consider ‘Continuing […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont, Part 2

Several years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, he came home with an art project that was a thankful turkey. In each feather, he listed what he was thankful for and of course, being a six-year child, he wrote in comments such as ‘I’m thankful for my family, dog, monster trucks, and videos.’ I […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont

How often do you pause and think about something that you are grateful for? Paying attention to how you feel, especially things that you are grateful for can put a positive spin on your day and lead to better mental health. According to a study published on gratitude in the Journal of Personality and Social […]

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