A holiday leftover can help you be healthier? Plus, other top stories!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 28, 2014 8:15:00 AM

 world news, what happened this week, military friendly college  Aren’t you thankful for the flexibility of online education and a military friendly college that makes sure you’re up to date on the current happenings?

After you’ve admired all your Black Friday purchases and checked in on your online college courses, take a few minutes and catch up on what happened this week while you were making holiday plans!


Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Happy Thanksgiving from Grantham University!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM


Topics: military

5 Common New-Hire Pitfalls: Are you guilty of one?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 26, 2014 9:45:00 AM

new hire mistakes, first time job pitfalls, employee retentionMaybe you’ve earned your accredited online degree and are job hunting. Maybe you’re completing online college courses while working full time.

Regardless of your situation, it’s never too early to start thinking about your next vertical move .

You’ve read plenty of blogs about knowing your boss’s communication style and ways to balance work with school.


Topics: Career Tips

How often should I take study breaks and how long should they be?

Posted by Michelle Sodaro

Nov 25, 2014 4:30:00 PM

iStock_000015172640_MediumWhen I go to the gym to use the treadmill, the men and women  lifting heavy weights and building their muscles always fascinate me.

I asked one why he takes a break between reps and was told that the muscles need to rest in order to rebuild and grow.

It made me think, our brains are muscles as well . . . and as muscles, they need breaks too.


Topics: Academic Advice

2014: The Year of Wearable Health Technology. Have you bought in yet?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 25, 2014 2:00:00 PM

wearable health technology, Online education degree, online college classes,It is the end of the year. You are almost finished with your online college courses.

If you are like most students at a military friendly college, you probably have to make time for a million things - some  for pleasure, but others are essential.

One of those essential areas is your personal health.All too often, we make staying healthy much more difficult than it needs to be.  

We use extreme diets that leave us cranky and starving, unhealthy lifestyle choices that undermine our dieting efforts, and emotional eating habits that stop us before we get started.

But there’s a better way!


Topics: online degree programs

Check out this guy’s 11,000 mile global journey... on a bike.

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 24, 2014 4:30:00 PM

pedal the world, inspiration, military friendly collegeFrom the minute you sign up for those first online college classes, you are on a course that can change your life forever.

Of course, taking action is sometimes a scary and isolating thing.

It's easy to lose incentive when things don't go as smoothly as you imagined they might.

But dreamers who see obstacles as learning experiences often overcome!


Topics: online degree programs

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?


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!


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!


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:


Topics: military

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