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

Freedom isn't Free: Recollections from my time on Honor Flight

Posted by Lindsey Smith

Oct 23, 2014 9:45:00 AM

honor.flight.linds.and.sam“Freedom isn’t free.”

Most Americans have heard the phrase, some have a true understanding of what it means, and too many have lived it.

After the white flag is raised and the rubble of war has been cleared, we build and dedicate memorials to honor those who paid the true price of freedom.

All too often, those who actually made it home never get to see the beautiful structures erected for them and their comrades.

Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that actually makes it possible; with the help of volunteers, veterans are taken at no cost to them on a one-day trip to Washington DC to see the war monuments.

On September 11, 2014, I had the privilege to accompany 56 WWII and Korea veterans on this amazing journey to our nation’s capital.

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Topics: military

Risky Business: Taking Chances that Might Pay Off Big

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 22, 2014 4:30:00 PM

quote.take.risks.if.you.win.you.will.be.happy.if.you.lose.you.will.be.wiseIf you're thinking about enrolling in a 100% online degree program, there's a good chance you're already working full-time.

More than likely, you're looking to complete an accredited online degree as a means of moving up the ladder in your current workplace.

However, if you truly want to see just how far your online degree can take you, it might be better to take chances and look for career opportunities outside your comfort zone.

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Topics: Career Tips

Meet Chase Cookson, Grantham’s Dean of Foundations Faculty

Posted by Charles Stiles

Oct 22, 2014 7:45:00 AM

Chase_cookson-1“One of the primary responsibilities of my position,” says Chase Cooksen, dean of Foundations Faculty at Grantham University, “is to remove barriers and obstacles to our faculty’s ability to see our online students be successful.”

There is a principle of leadership where customers aren’t the primary focus of management.

Instead, leaders need to focus on serving their employees … and that empowers individual employees to serve the needs of their customers.

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Nominate Father of the GI Bill for the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM

MedalFreeIt’s the highest civilian honor in the country.

Established more than 50 years ago, the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been bestowed upon 500 well-deserving recipients.

The medal is reserved for those who “have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

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Topics: military

The Theory Behind Weird Interview Questions: How would you answer #2?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 21, 2014 9:15:00 AM

weird_interview_questionsJob hunters for years have been taken aback by some unexpectedly weird interview questions.

Even though they can be a bit squirm-inducing, the weirdest interview questions often give you unique opportunities to stand out from the crowd.

If you're enrolled in online college classes, you'll need to continue honing those interview skills for your next move up in your career field.

Take time now to think of ways to answer some of those curve ball questions.

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Topics: Career Tips

Online Shopping at AAFES: Should veterans be eligible?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 20, 2014 8:20:00 AM

AAFES_storeAs a military friendly college, Grantham works with many students affected very personally by the policies of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).

If you're an active duty service member or veteran, news about the recent AAFES petition to open online sales to veterans as well as active duty members might have already reached you, in all its controversial argument-spawning glory.

Maybe you haven’t! For veterans enrolled in online college classes through Grantham, that might mean

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Topics: military

Weekly Top Stories: Tech companies offer $10K to help women freeze eggs

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Oct 17, 2014 11:45:00 AM

in the news, freezing eggs, online degree programDon’t you just love Autumn? Whether it’s sports, completing assignments in your online college classes or getting ready for the holidays, it's a good time to take stock of your objectives.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Evaluate Your Life Day: Set the stage for success!

Posted by Ryan Kane

Oct 16, 2014 3:30:00 PM

evaluate life, online education degree, military friendly college This year, October 19 falls on a Sunday, the day many of us associate with the chance for some "down time" at the end of a hectic week in our busy lives. It's appropriate then, that Oct. 19 also happens to be Evaluate Your Life Day.

It's a day that gives us a chance to examine our lives and see how we might change them for the better (pick up a new hobby, pursue an online degree, etc.), but also a day to appreciate what we have -- and be grateful for what's working in our lives.

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Topics: online degree programs

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