What food is in a dire shortage? Plus, other top stories!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

world news, what happened this week, military friendly college  Earning an online degree program is a great way to get a competitive edge.

It also gives you the mental edge when it comes to figuring out the world around you, allowing you to make connections between the news stories you read and your real-life experience.

In this way, reading the news even the entertainment section — becomes a way to further your education. Who knew?

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Hello from your Student Advisors: Your Partners for Educational Success!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM

10285780_10152760595767192_3766262430898349293_oEditor’s note: We have never done a co-blog entry before, but we are excited for these two ladies from student advising to share their wealth of experience and unique perspective!

We’re Tonia (TK) and Sarah (SB)! We’re two of Grantham’s student advisors and we love what we do.

Welcome to our world!

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Topics: Academic Advice

Feeling the holiday stress? Try these 4 tips to keep it in check.

Posted by Ryan Kane

Nov 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

5086266aafa96f64fb00010aWhen it comes to distance education, the benefits are clear.

Convenience, affordability, flexibility . . . all are great reasons to pursue an online education at a school like Grantham University.

However, with benefits can come challenges, particularly during the hectic holiday season.

Taking online college courses means you can create your own schedule, but for many of us, that also means an even greater need for self-discipline.

The good news is there are ways to prevent the fall and winter holidays from derailing your studies!

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Topics: Academic Advice

5 Ways Grantham is Committed to Serving Military Families Well

Posted by Eden Lord

Nov 19, 2014 4:45:00 PM

iStock_000040862574_LargeGrantham University serves an incredibly diverse student population.

Whether an active service member or reservist, a veteran or a military dependent, we are committed to helping our students earn a 100% online accredited degree.  

We understand the unique challenges of serving while pursuing your degree and our team is trained to support you on your journey.

So why is Grantham recognized as a top military friendly school?  Check out our top five reasons:

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Topics: military

Getting to Know Dr. Cheryl Hayek – Grantham's Chief Academic Officer

Posted by Charles Stiles

Nov 19, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University, college after military“I’m pretty consumed with Grantham.”

It’s toward the end of our phone interview, and I had just asked Dr. Cheryl Hayek what she did when she wasn’t “on the job” serving as Grantham University’s Chief Academic Officer.

It was, I’ll admit, a pretty dumb question. After all, she had just spent the better part of half an hour describing all the things she does at the University.

But here’s the thing - when Dr. Hayek says she’s consumed by this job, there is no negative connotation. Instead of Chief Academic Officer, a more appropriate title may be Chief Student Officer. For her, it’s more than a job, it’s a calling.

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Topics: online degree programs

Cut Calories and Lighten Holiday Favorites with These Easy Tips

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM

54666f31d3f55.imageBuried in books and study guides cramming for end-of-semester finals and projects?

Pull your eyes to the calendar for a moment and notice the holidays are fast approaching.

You can manage your online degree program and your holiday gatherings - no problem!

Think of the quality time with your family, rest and relaxation and perhaps the best meals and appetizers of the year.

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Topics: online degree programs

Five Hoaxes You’d Never Fall for in a Million Years … or would you?

Posted by Charles Stiles

Nov 18, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Online Degree Programs, Hoaxes and social media scamsI just got an email from a Nigerian prince who wants to give me a fortune. I’m pretty sure it’s legit.

I got it right after I read about how Bill Gates is going to pay me for every email I forward that gets forwarded and forwarded and forwarded.

That reminds me, I only have a few more minutes to share a Facebook post with my friends so I’ll get a lifetime of good luck and become a millionaire overnight.

Sigh.

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Topics: online degree programs

Top 3 Ways to Modernize your Résumé to Get Results

Posted by Monica Sykes

Nov 17, 2014 4:15:00 PM

iStock_000050909950_SmallIn a recent conversation with one of my 10-year old twin daughters, I asked her to begin working on her Christmas list so my husband and I could plan ahead.

Her response was, “But my tablet is broken and my sister won’t let me use hers.”  

Dumbfounded, I simply responded “… Ok?” She didn’t seem to be getting the point.

“So, how am I supposed to make a list and email it to you?” she replied. Still confused, I said “How about

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Topics: Career Tips

A Singing Comet and a 9,000-Year-Old Man: What else did you miss?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 14, 2014 10:30:00 AM

kennewickmanSatisfied with the progress you've been making in your online college classes this week?

Why not shift gears and practice your critical thinking skills by reading the news for a few minutes instead?

Challenge yourself! Make connections between the following world events and the required courses taught in your online degree program!

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Meet Grantham's 2014 Commencement Speaker: Charles Lamp

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 13, 2014 4:00:00 PM

2014 graduate, student testimonial, tell us your story, 100% online degreeHave you ever met someone who you instantly knew was going to make waves in the world?

This year, I had the pleasure of visiting with our class of 2014 Commencement speaker.

A 20-year Army veteran and recent graduate from the online master of business administration-project management program with distinction, retired Sergeant First Class Charles Lamp is a man of vision, conviction and promise.

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Topics: military

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