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Soft Skills Webinar Tonight!

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Don't miss tonight's Soft Skills webinar, at 5pm Mountain Time, put on by the Career Services department. The theme for this evening's show is Finding the Right Job for You: Personalizing Your Job Search. To attend, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/5215989297 at 5pm.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-25

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Newsstand Spotlight: Wall Street Journal

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One of the more popular titles available through Newsstand is the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ is world renowned for its quality of writing (it has won 39 Pulitzer Prizes since winning its first one in 1947) and through Newsstand we have access to not only the most recent articles but articles going back to 2010. Besides the standard WSJ, our Newsstand subscription also provides us access to the European, Americas, Asia, and issues of the WSJ magazine back to 2013. In all, the Wall Street Journal offers one of the most complete economic and business-related current events views our library can offer.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-23

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Email Technical Difficulties

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Attention Students: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our emailing system, Outlook. This may affect a large part of incoming or outgoing emails including IU IT Support and the IU Help Desk emails. Keep in mind, you can still contact us via the IU Help Line at 855-880-3121, the IT Help Desk at 866-888-3768 or chat with us online at http://www.online-shc.com. Please be patient as we are working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-22

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Title:
Intro to Mac Workshop

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Tonight is the introduction to Macintosh workshop. An Introduction to Macintosh workshop is held every Thursday at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. MST.
The topics covered this week are:

Computer Lingo and Keyboard
Apple OSX
Microsoft Office for Mac
Protecting your Computer against Malware

To join and for the full schedule of what is presented each week, visit the Introduction to Macintosh page.



Posted By:
Jeff Jensen

Date Posted:
2017-05-18

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Title:
Computer Basics Workshop

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Welcome to the first week of class. Need that extra help on operating your computer and software? Join us tonight for the Computer Basics Workshop.

Independence University offers Computer Basics Workshop every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. MST.
The topics covered this week are:
Computer Lingo and Keyboard
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office
Protecting your Computer against Malware

To join and for the full schedule of what is presented each week, visit the Computer Basics Workshop page.

For our Mac users, An Introduction to Macintosh workshop is held Thursdays 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. MST.
The topics covered this week are:
Computer Lingo and Keyboard
Apple OSX
Microsoft Office for Mac
Protecting your Computer against Malware

To join and for the full schedule of what is presented each week, visit the Introduction to Macintosh page.



Posted By:
Jeff Jensen

Date Posted:
2017-05-16

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Title:
Newsstand Spotlight: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, this week's Newsstand Spotlight, is the largest newspaper in Hawaii and is the result of a 2010 merger between the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. With our Newsstand subscription, you can read full-text articles from the very beginning of the merger or full-text articles of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin starting in 1996 and the Honolulu Advertiser from 2002. An interesting note about the Star-Advertiser is that in the original Hawaii Five-O (ran from 1968-1980 and a favorite of this librarian's childhood) there was a newspaper called the Star-Advertiser used in a number of episodes some 30 years before the merger.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-15

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Title:
Mother's Day and Mod Start

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This Sunday is Mother's Day, so be sure to thank the women of your life for all they do and have done for you. Also, Monday is a mod start so if you've got any outstanding homework to complete, this weekend would be the best time to do it. Just be sure to leave time for celebrating on Sunday.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-12

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Title:
Check Out Our Social Media

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In addition to keeping an eye on this section of SHARC, don't forget that IU is active in other areas. Be sure to follow us on Facebook: Independence University, Instagram: @independence_university, and Twitter: @independenceu. We also have a blog with great study tips available at The Better Life Blog.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-10

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Title:
Newsstand Spotlight: Star Tribune

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Published in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Star Tribune is this week's Newsstand spotlight. The Star Tribune is read throughout much of the Upper Midwest and has won six Pulitzer prizes as well as six Peabody awards . Currently, the newspaper is owned by Glen Taylor who also owns the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Through our Newsstand subscription, IU students have access to full-text articles of the newspaper starting in 1986 and several blogs starting in 2009.

Posted By:
Ian King, Librarian

Date Posted:
2017-05-08

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Title:
Planning Realistic Goals

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Why Set Goals?

In current society, it is easy to get caught up in a busy day to day routine. Although individuals may be working hard daily, they may not be working efficiently and maximizing their time and energy on achieving long term goals. Setting goals and expectations leads to long term vision, and short term motivation. By organizing time and resources, an individual is able to make the very most of their time and life. Once goals are set, it is important to measure the steps you are taking, and celebrate each achievement met.

Steps to Setting Realistic Goals:

Now that we have established how important goal setting is, how do we go about putting together a plan? Begin slowly by selecting one short term goal. Stick with that for a while and see how well it goes, then think about setting more goals. Write them down and keep it somewhere you will see it, every day. Be realistic and specific as you set your goals, to inspire permanent lifestyle changes. When setting goals, ask yourself if they are beneficial to your life and focused on your wellbeing and a positive future. Make time for your goals and milestones. Set aside time to work on your goals when you can focus all of your attention on the specific goal at hand. Beginning to set goals can be intimidating. By utilizing SMART goals, goals can be not only simplified, but this technique can also ensure that each goal you are setting is important to you, and there is value in achieving them.

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Timely
(Smart Goals)
http://topachievement.com/smart.html

Weekly and Monthly Check In

Upon establishing and writing down your objectives it is important to check in and if need be, reevaluate the steps you are taking to achieve your goals. During this step, it is important to recognize what steps are working for you, and what is not. This is an ideal time in this process to re adjust goals if need be, create new ones, or to reflect on your successes. Once you have achieved your goals, make sure to enjoy this time, reward yourself, and continue to stay motivated for future goals.

Your Online Registrars want to challenge you to incorporate goal setting in your day to day life. We believe that by following the smart goals and setting a schedule rather than a deadline for achieving objectives that this will all be vital to your success while navigating college and day to day life!

Chanelle Orlandi is an assistant registrar for Independence University Online. Chanelle has been with the company for three years. She graduated from Riverton High School, and is pursuing her Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy here at IU. She enjoys being a mom, spending time with her family, and enjoying the outdoors.

Posted By:
Jeff Jensen

Date Posted:
2017-05-04

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