Student Blog

Voice your opinion and provide your feedback on a variety of topics on KEF’s Student Blog . We want to know how you feel on subjects of cross cultural communication, your college experiences, barriers you have encountered and how you overcome the challenges that you face.

This is an opportunity to help and learn from your fellow peers who are just as engaged in the college arena and trying to make ends meet. Topics are facilitated by KEF Mentors and other volunteer authors. If you're interested in becoming a KEF blog author, please send your request to programmanager@koniageducation.org. Visit this blog often as new topics will be introduced on a regular basis.


Action Precedes Motivation

Sometimes you feel like you are just waiting for something to spark your motivation. You feel like you only need to think about your assignment for a while and gather some ideas, and then eventually… (read more)

Classroom style learning or Distance Education?

Hello! My name is Janissa Johnson and I am currently a KEF Board member. I was previously a KEF scholarship recipient and staff member and I am excited to continue to support such a great… (read more)

Ten Mistakes for Anyone to Avoid

I received the following article recently from the American Physical Society (APS).  The article is of a researcher and instructor looking back on his life on mistakes he should have corrected, but only learned with time. … (read more)

Staying motivated!

Accomplishing your academic goals can be a long road. It is easy to get discouraged or loose sight of your end goal in the midst of it. What are some ways one can stay motivated… (read more)

Summer 2012 Internship Opportunity – Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Are you still looking for a paid internship this summer? The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is offering a great chance for those that are interested. The deadline for application is February 15, 2012. Here is… (read more)

Tip: Get your taxes done before you do your FAFSA!

I know it sounds crazy to be thinking of taxes this early in the year, but it really is a good idea to get your taxes done BEFORE you do your FAFSA… (read more).  It makes

It’s FAFSA time!

Hello everyone, Don’t forget …it’s that time of year to get your FAFSA done.  Many colleges have FAFSA deadlines for priority financial aid in mid-February… (read more), some even earlier.  Check with the financial aid office

Arctic Sounder article about Kiana woman who is starting her career as Dental Therapist

Sinking teeth into dental career: Kiana woman returns to Arctic with new skills… (read more)
by Hannah Heimbuch in the Arctic Sounder  … http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1151sinking_teeth_into_dental_career_kiana_woman
Just after the New Year, Jana Schuerch will return to the Northwest Arctic with

Graduate School Application Deadlines Are Near

This is just a reminder that applications for graduate school in many cases are coming near.  Hopefully you have already asked for letters of recommendation from professors, but if you haven’t below is an brief… (read more)

Using Technology in the Classroom

In years past I have used various forms of technology in the classroom to get students engaged in the lesson.  Chemistry isn’t exactly an “edge of your seat” course and as a previous instructor you… (read more)

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