Student Self Care – Part III – Articles of Interest

posted February 5th, 2014 by lmenke

National Agricultural Library, 2011

Role of Nutrition in Learning and Behavior: A Resource List for Professionals


Phillipa Norman, M.D., 2014

Feeding the Brain for Academic Success: How Nutrition and Hydration Boost Learning


Timi Gustafson, RD (, 2012

Nutrition Can Greatly Impact Your Child’s Learning Ability


Dairy Council of Arizona, 2014

Nutrition + Physical Activity = Help Improve Learning


Shereen Jegtvig, MS (, 2014

Well Fed Kids Do Better At School


Student Self Care – Part III

posted February 5th, 2014 by lmenke

This week we’re focusing on the role of nutrition in the students’ ability to learn. Can the food you eat really make a difference in your ability to assimilate and retain information? We’ll share some articles on the topic, hear from one of our YC Instructors, and post some interesting infographics as well.

Share your thoughts on the topic in the comments below. We love feedback!

Student Self-Care, Part III

posted February 5th, 2014 by lmenke

An interview with Mrs. Jo Kite, Instructor of Nutrition and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at York College.

Student Self-Care, Part III: The Role of Nutrition in Learning


Student Self Care, Part II – Dr. Jaclyn Spivey

posted January 31st, 2014 by lmenke

@YCOnline asked Dr. Jaclyn Spivey, Associate Professor of Psychology at York College about the benefits of a good night’s sleep, and the hazards of sleep deprivation. Check out her response in this, part II of our web series on Student Self Care Essentials.

Student Self Care, Part II – Dr. Jaclyn Spivey on Sleep and Learning

Infographic – Sleep Deprivation

posted January 31st, 2014 by lmenke

Originally published by in November 2013

Student Self Care – Part II

posted January 31st, 2014 by lmenke


This week’s topic is how sleep (or a lack thereof) can affect a student’s ability to learn. We asked some York College students what they think. Feel free to share your thoughts on the subject in the comments!


YC Students Speak – SLEEP!

Infographic – Relationship Health

posted January 22nd, 2014 by lmenke

In keeping with the topic of the week, we found this infographic from a study conducted by The infographic outlines the findings of the study; that friendship in America is in distress.

We believe that social health is one of several key factors in a student’s ability to learn. Share your thoughts in the comments!


Student Self-Care Part I – Social Interaction and Learning

posted January 21st, 2014 by lmenke

Can a student’s social life affect their ability to learn? According to Dr. Kirk Mallette, Associate Professor of Education at York College (NE), the answer is, yes.

Dr. Mallette explains his thoughts on this question in a video interview, released this morning by York College Online.



YC Online Announces Upcoming Seven-Part Web Series

posted January 16th, 2014 by lmenke

What do these things have in common: sleep, nutrition, stress, physical activity, spiritual health, music, and social engagement?

Join YC Online as we embark on a seven-part web series exploring the connections between a handful of aspects of being human, and how those aspects of humanity can affect the learning process. This series, entitled Student Self Care: Seven Factors that Can Make or Break the Learning Experience, will feature video interviews with current students and faculty of York College (NE) along with tips, tricks, and tools aimed at empowering students to take control of the quality of their own learning experience.

Please join us, beginning the week of January 19, 2014, for this fun and informative web series at the following social media outlets:

York College expands degree offerings online

posted November 5th, 2013 by York College Online

York College expands degree offerings online

York College recently announced the addition of psychology and criminal justice degrees to their online program offerings.

These additions will allow York College to better serve students in growing fields for online learning.

A bachelor’s degree in psychology gives students the ability to pursue a wide variety of career choices, says Dr. Jaclyn Spivey, chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at YC. “Combining the Christian worldview with the content of a psychology degree is something I feel strongly about, and I am excited about the opportunity to share this with our students, both online and traditional.”

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Division Chair of Professional Programs Dr. Billy Lones is excited about the addition of the degrees, as well. “This will allow us to help more students, especially those working full-time, with their educational needs and goals. Additionally, the faculty for these courses possess a wealth of practical professional experience in addition to their academic expertise.”

Also available online from York College are a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction.

Associate Dean for Online Instruction Lisa Menke says that attending classes online at York College is a great option for students who need more flexibility in their schedules than traditional classrooms offer. “Most of our full-time online students are working adults, some with small children at home,” says Menke. “Having the flexibility to attend class between shifts at work or while kids are asleep makes all the difference in our students achieving their academic goals.”

“What sets York College apart from other colleges that offer online degrees is our dedication to our students,” says Menke. “We believe providing outstanding customer service to our students is paramount. We make it a priority to give personal attention to each student. Students who attend York College via our online programs develop relationships with faculty and administrators because they know we are genuinely invested in their success. You won’t find that at many other colleges with online programs.”

Menke also stressed that the mission of York College “to transform lives through Christ-centered education and equip students for lives of service to God, family and society” is vital to every class and program being offered. “We are intentional about our classes being taught from a Christian world view, no matter what the class topic.”

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