Superstar of the Week: Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Noah Galloway + Other Top Stories

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 31, 2014 9:30:00 AM

MH1114_FEA_COV_01When you're working hard to fulfill the requirements of an online degree program, the thought of all those papers due between now and December can be more spooky than Halloween!

Fortunately, studies show that taking a break from your online college classes can help you focus. You could always take a nap. Or instead, you could eat some candy while checking out a few of the news stories trending this week.

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Topics: military, In the News

Why Online Education Makes Sense: A Modernized Approach

Posted by Eden Lord

Oct 30, 2014 4:45:00 PM

Education_IllustrationToday’s higher education landscape looks much different than it did five or even ten years ago. Students no longer endure endless commutes to campuses or juggle work around a class schedule.  

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Topics: online degree programs

Our students weigh in: What should you send in care packages!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

military_care_package,_morale_booster,_100_online_degreeWhether you attend a military friendly college or know an active service member, you’ve probably heard about the importance of sending care packages.

Maybe you read “Just because”: The Perfect Reason to Send a Military Care Package and became inspired. 

If you're thinking about sending one for the holidays, you still have a bit of time to plan, shop and ship.

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Topics: military

The Demand and Supply of CyberSecurity Experts

Posted by Charles Stiles

Oct 29, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Online Degree Programs, cybersecurity, cyberjobsI’ve been around long enough to know that cyberattacks weren’t always the scare du jour.

It seems like you can hardly check your favorite news source – online, broadcast or newsprint – without seeing a story about the latest cyberattack, hack or online terrorist.

But the fact is that they have been a concern for a long time – this month has been, after all, the 11th Annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Topics: online degree programs

Military Spouse Networks: What can they do for you?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 29, 2014 10:15:00 AM

military_spouse_networkIf you're a military spouse, then you're probably used to juggling multiple obligations at once.  

While your spouse is serving our country, you may find yourself taking on responsibilities around the house, caring for your family, and maybe even holding down a job.

You might even be pursuing a 100% online degree from a military friendly college (or thinking about it).

Either way, you do it all — and from time to time, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are plenty of

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Topics: military

Take this job and . . . exit the one you have gracefully.

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 28, 2014 3:45:00 PM

education-career_tips-blog-sm-2014Your online college courses can teach you a lot about your future career. They can also teach you that it is time to leave your job. Yes, it is called work for a reason, but when you realize that it’s time to quit, look to your online college courses as a guide.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, there are 10 signs that you should quit your job. For instance, you dread waking up and going to work every day. A few of them are:

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My minor epiphany about Gordon Ramsay: It's not just about the food.

Posted by Ryan Kane

Oct 28, 2014 10:15:00 AM

personal branding, branding, college after militaryI'll admit it, I'm a bit of a TV junkie.

I watch a lot . . . I mean, a lot of shows on a regular basis — enough that I consider the DVR to be one of the greatest technological inventions of the modern era.

When scrolling through my slew of recorded shows recently, I had a minor epiphany. Three different shows I recorded in the same week were connected by one theme: Gordon Ramsay.

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Topics: Career Tips

The Library Card You Might Not Know You Have!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 27, 2014 5:45:00 PM

STREAM.articleLargeWhether you're a service member pursuing a 100% online degree, the spouse of a service member, or the child of a service member, you could be using the Department of Defense's (DoD) online library to your benefit.

Specifically, the DOD's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Library is available to military familes at no cost.

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Topics: military

KFC Doubles Down Again and The Viral Video You May Have Missed...

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM

MI+dancing+priests+youtubeHere is a rundown of top news stories this week. Remember active citizenship is an important aspect of your online college classes and online degree program.

Political Buzz: Less than two weeks until the midterm elections

More states are realizing that one day for voting isn’t quite enough. Early voting opened in many states across the country giving voters the chance to cast their ballots before the rush.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Ripped from the Headlines – Terrorism 101

Posted by Charles Stiles

Oct 23, 2014 5:10:00 PM

Terrorism.Headlines..Large..Blog.A post on the Al-Minbar al-I'lami Jihadist group website quotes an extremist document aimed at responding to Obama's so-called War on Islam ... 

"Targeting a common person is less significant than killing a police officer, because of the amount of money spent on the selection, training, education, and arming of a police officer … Targeting police officers and military personnel is significant, since a police officer represents safety for the common citizen."

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Topics: online degree programs

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