Two academic living and learning communities added at UNK

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The UNK Health Science Programs have partnered with the Office of Residence Life and Tutoring Center to create two academic living and learning communities on campus.

Chancellor Doug Kristensen says students will correspond on a regular basis.

"A learning community is a ready made study group. So what we do is we take these students, they live together, they work with each other that have roughly the same academic goals, and it's sort of a built in support system."

Kristensen says 48 students are going to experiment with this next fall. 24 will live in Centennial Towers East while the other 24 will live in Centennial Towers West. All will take three common courses together.

Kristensen says the communities are for students interested in what the Health Science programs have to offer.

"They'll have an interest in things like oh the cardiovascular system, chiropractic, our clinical lab sciences, dental hygiene, dentistry, health information management, medical technology, nuclear medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants I guess, and physical therapy. But also things like Optometry and radiography."

Kristensen says there's one other learning community on campus called Thompson Scholars.

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