Feel Good Friday: #BlizzardOf2015 Yields a Blizzard of Good Deeds

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 30, 2015 11:15:00 AM

good deed, feel good fridayMost of the time when the meteorologists predict snowfall in the neighborhood of 30 inches, people don’t think past what they have in their refrigerators and what Netflix show they’ll be binge watching for the next two weeks.

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Topics: online degree programs, Feel Good Friday

How to Take Online College Courses and Still Make Home-Cooked Meals

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM

healthy meals, online college student, meal prep tipsI love cooking. It's my escape from the busyness of life.

Some days, I revel in knowing that if I follow a recipe to the letter, something beautiful and delicious will be my reward.

Other days, I make things without a recipe and let my imagination and my taste buds be my guide.  

I’ve learned that cooking is a lot like life. The recipe of life is a delicate one, carefully composed with main ingredients, seasonings and, if you’re making multiple courses, synchronization.

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Topics: online degree programs

"Where are your pants?" Reflections of a Working Father and Student . . .

Posted by Landon Denkler

Jan 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Bio_Pic“Where are your pants?” is a common question in our household.

We have a 2 ½ year old boy. One of my favorite memories occurred on a recent morning. I woke to the sounds of my son singing in his room, which is infinitely better than the screeching requests for “mommmmy” that normally awaken us.  

What are your priorities?
Walking into our son’s bedroom I found him sitting in the rocking chair, swaying back and forth, holding his Pooh Bear stuffed animal in his pants-less lap and singing Jingle Bells (Well, his version of Jingle Bells anyway. . . He particularly enjoys the “Hey!” part).

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Topics: Academic Advice

3 Things You Should Prepare for in Your Next Interview

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 28, 2015 4:30:00 PM

2015-job-interview-trendsFor Grantham students working toward a 100% online degree program, understanding the job interview process is every bit as important as studying for final exams.

Whether you're switching careers, transitioning out of the military, or just getting started, once you complete an accredited online degree program (or even before), the job market is a competitive jungle.  

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Topics: Career Tips

Top Office Pet Peeves and How to Deal with Them

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 28, 2015 10:45:00 AM

office pet peeves, online college classesIn life we typically gravitate toward those who share our common interests, values and sense of humor.

You get the privilege of choosing those you fraternize with on a daily basis.

In some ways, online college courses allow you to bypass traditional annoyances on campus and in the classroom - no one tries to steal your parking spot, toe-tapping-Tom isn’t super distracting . . . you get the idea.

You’ll, undoubtedly, get to know classmates through online discussion boards, but you're able to complete your work in a flexible environment, regardless of their pacing and work habits.

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Topics: Career Tips

Can You Tell Me How To Get To Grantham University?

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 27, 2015 4:30:00 PM

diploma_presentation_graduationWhy is it that we can live in such a connected society and still feel disconnected from the world?

Sometimes it’s worth remembering – as we pay our bills, exchange recipes, share pictures, work from home and even take college classes – that even though we spend a lot of time online, we still live in a very real world.

With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to investigate our favorite accredited online university, Grantham University, and … well, sort of put it on the map, so to speak.

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4 Ways to Financial Freedom in 2015: Part II

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 27, 2015 10:45:00 AM

cutting debt, student financial, military friendly collegeIt shouldn’t come as a shock that so many people engaged with our blog a few weeks ago on 5 Quick Tips for Financial Freedom in 2015.

Financial responsibility is a subject that, age or bank account balance aside, we can all benefit from learning more about this year.

I mentor a group of middle-school aged girls at my church.

In addition to our weekly lessons, the girls were awarded fake dollar bills that they could later use in  a “store” to buy fun little trinkets and prizes.

I remember one girl was very excited to buy a specific toy she’d had her eye on for weeks.

She came up four “dollars” short.

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Topics: online degree programs

A New Resource for Transitioning Service Members: Skill Bridge

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 26, 2015 3:30:00 PM

education after military, veteran education benefits,

As a military friendly college, Grantham works to serve active duty, reserve, and guard students working toward a 100% online degree, no matter where they're stationed around the world.

For veterans going to college after military service or just looking to transition to a new career, the transition can be a challenging process — from finding healthcare to targeting top-notch jobs with room for growth.

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Topics: military

Feel Good Friday: A Salad Hero and an Unlikely Garden

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jan 23, 2015 7:45:00 AM

lettucefarmPursuing a 100% online degree program takes perseverance, stamina, and commitment.

It also takes fuel to maintain an optimum energy level — and if you're smart, that fuel is coming from super foods like these rather than the standard student fare of caffeine and junk food.

While you're snacking away, do you ever think about the world's food supply?

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Even this Headline is Media Manipulation . . .

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 22, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Online Degree Programs, online media manipulation, college after militaryI’m fairly suspicious by nature … but I’m also willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt. If that seems contradictory, that’s because it is. I am self-contradictory.

But I’m in good company . . . no less an independent thinker than Walt Whitman once wrote: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large – I contain multitudes.”

He also wrote, “Resist much, obey little.”

And that is the quote I’d have you remember when it comes to paying heed, attention and allegiance to . . .  well, blogs.

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