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Coming Soon: Commencement 2014 [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, NCU will welcome over 200 graduates and their family and friends at our annual commencement ceremony. The event will be held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. We are also very pleased to welcome this year's commencement speaker Rich Karlgaard, columnist and publisher of Forbes magazine and author of Life 2.0: How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness.

How to Become a Virtual Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of any community. But what happens when you want to give back, but don't know where to start? Maybe the organization you are interested in is far away or there aren't a lot of volunteer opportunities in your town—what happens then?

Thanks to the rise of virtual volunteering, time and place no longer dictate whether or not you can give back. As long as you have access to the Internet and a computer, you can find a way to volunteer.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.

How Professional Organizations Can Boost Your Career

Membership in professional organizations is an investment in your professional credibility and development. It can help you stay connected to your peers and learn how others in your field are contributing to your profession.

It’s easy to join a professional organization, pay your dues, and indicate you are a member on your resume or CV and LinkedIn profile, but are you really making the most of your membership? Are you making a difference both to yourself and to your community?

The Common Core Curriculum in a Flatter, Faster World

BY: DR. CINDY GUILLAUME AND DR. CASEY REASON

The common core curriculum has been a long time coming. While much has been said about the challenges of its implementation, one thing is clear: the common core curriculum is a sure sign, as Thomas Friedman has reminded us, that the world is flatter and faster and those flattening elements are having an impact on the steps me must take to be competitive, which includes more thoughtfully examining what is happening in every classroom in the United States.

NCU Student Profile: Success Is Determined by Desire, Determination and Dedication

Christopher Martinez Assistant Special Agent in Charger, I.C.E. Christopher Martinez
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, I.C.E.

Higher Education Career Paths Inside and Outside the Classroom

When it comes to choosing your higher education career path, it's all about finding the best fit for your interests and goals. Like most fields, higher education is exceedingly diverse and caters to a range of professionals with varying levels of education and expertise.

NCU Faculty Profile: Mentoring the Next Generation of Teachers, One at a Time

For Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D) life headed south - fast - on the first day of retirement.

Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D.) Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D.)

“I decided to avoid the reality of retirement by driving South to visit the states that I had not visited before: Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama,” laughs Erb.

NCU Student Profile: Education Is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Sheila Thomas (Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, candidate) has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, working at both public and private institutions. During her career, she has been able to combine her passion for education with her interest in professional development.

What the Olympics Can Teach Us about Teamwork

As we prepare for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it's only natural to stop and think about what we can take away from tonight as well as the next two weeks of competition.

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