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Five things you can do to secure your organization from cyber-attackBy Dr. Regina Waters on September 11, 2018
Guest post by Dr. Shannon McMurtrey with contributions from Jeff Riggins

It seems we cannot navigate a news cycle without at least one high profile data breach.  Considering newsworthy breaches are only those reported by large organizations, it might be surprising to learn that cyber theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. Although we don’t hear about all cyber-crime on the nightly…

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2017 MNCL Roundtable and Capstone ProjectsBy Dr. Regina Waters on September 14, 2017

On July 31, local nonprofit leaders came to campus to share their insights about the future of the nonprofit sector in southwest Missouri. Prior to the round-table discussion, the first cohort of graduates from the Master in Nonprofit and Civic Leadership program used a poster session format to present their capstone projects. These capstone projects allowed students to research a pressing issue within…

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Sixth Annual Nonprofit Communication Conference: Back to the BasicsBy Dr. Regina Waters on September 14, 2017

On October 6, 2017, Drury University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership will host the sixth annual Nonprofit Communication Conference at the Oasis Convention Center. Since its launch in 2011, attendance levels have grown every year. Pre-registration for the full-day conference is robust and includes registrations from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. 

The focus of this year’s conference is…

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Professional development academies in local school districts may count toward a Drury M.Ed. degree By Dr. Regina Waters on September 13, 2017

In recent years, school districts throughout Missouri have created in-house professional development activities to support instructional excellence in their schools. Drury's School of Education and Child Development celebrates this good work and is working with districts to determine if professional development academies may make it possible for teachers to receive course credit toward a M.Ed.

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Why Business Leaders Need to Understand Cyber RiskBy Dr. Regina Waters on June 26, 2017

by Dr. Shannon McMurtrey, Breech School of Business
I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of CEO’s and senior business leaders on the topic of Cybersecurity.  I asked them how they would respond if one of their board members asked them a fairly high-level question about the company’s finances.  I wanted to know if they would handle the question themselves or would they pass that question…

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What's the future of nonprofit and civic leadership in the Ozarks? By Dr. Regina Waters on June 21, 2017

Community leaders will come together on Monday, July 31 to share their thoughts on the future of nonprofit and civic leadership in the Ozarks. Panelists will examine the importance of collaboration in the service of enhancing the quality and equity of life in our region as well as the knowledge and skills needed for successful leadership of today's nonprofit and civic organizations.

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New - Earn a certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership + MBA in just 36 credit hours By Dr. Regina Waters on June 1, 2017

Effective Fall 2017, students can earn a graduate-level certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership (CSL) from Drury's Breech School of Business. The 12-hour certificate program qualifies for financial aid and can be completed in three semesters.

Six of the CSL credit hours can be applied toward Drury's 30-hour MBA program, making it possible to earn a certificate and a MBA by completing just 36 credit…

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Educators have trusted Drury with their graduate education for more than 60 years By Dr. Regina Waters on January 5, 2016

Drury established the Master in Education degree in 1952. Since then, thousands of area educators have advanced their professional knowledge and academic credentials by studying at Drury.

Today, Drury’s School of Education and Child Development offers nine degree programs, including a new master’s in Online Teaching. Additionally, several degrees can be completed 100% online.

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Will 2016 be the year you earn a master’s degree? By Dr. Regina Waters on January 1, 2016

Time is often seen as a barrier to starting a graduate program, but Drury University doesn’t want it to be the thing that stands in between you and your professional aspirations.

That’s why Drury offers graduate degrees designed for individuals who seek convenient course offerings – nights, online, and weekends. We also offer flexibility to the traditional semester start date.

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