5 Ways to Grow Your Credit: Advice for Grantham Students & Alumni

Posted by Amanda Rosenblatt

Aug 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Credit is one of the most powerful advantages you can have in this economy.


Topics: online degree programs

GU 299: The Grantham course that may change the world

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM

service learningOne of the things that I love most about this time of year relishing the recent memories of our annual commencement ceremony.

When I started in 2013, my first day at Grantham University was just four days before hundreds of students and their families traveled to Kansas City for a celebration unlike any other.

I remember being particularly surprised, back then, how far our students would travel to seal their hard work and academic journey with a short trip across the stage. . .

And then, I watched it happen.

Meeting folks from Australia, Germany, the Middle East and nearly all 50 states made me realize something important: Grantham is global.


Topics: Career Tips

5 Brain Boosting Foods that You Probably Have in Your Kitchen

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

clean eatingIf you’re like me, summer can be a killer for eating well.

Between family reunions, neighborhood barbeques and kiddos savoring the last few weeks of school being out, it’s easy for discipline to go right out the window.

It’s amazing how even just a few days of eating poorly can zap my energy levels, affect my digestion and make me crave foods that have no business being in my body!

And let’s face it, when you are pursuing your Grantham University degree during the summer months, you need to be in tip-top shape, both mentally and physically, so you can power through your online college courses.  

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive, completely restrictive or boring! Check out these five every day foods.


Topics: online degree programs

Fighting fraud, safeguarding students: How does Grantham do it?

Posted by Ryan Kane

Aug 25, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Four years ago, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report identifying a steady increase in financial aid fraud related to distance education programs.


Topics: online degree programs

Grantham Life Changers Find Fulfillment in Giving Back

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

We’ve written before about how a career is more than just a paycheck.

Factoring in your connection to an organization's missions, values and culture is as much a part of your happiness as the amount on your direct deposit slip.

At Grantham University, one of my favorite parts of our corporate culture is our Grantham Gives Back Program.

It’s a way for Grantham employees, who have been with the organization at least six months, to breath life into the Greater Kansas City Metro through tangible service.


Topics: online degree programs

7 Grammar Gripes from our resident grammar nerd. #3 is the WORST!

Posted by Michelle Sodaro

Aug 21, 2015 4:45:00 PM

You do a lot of writing as a student at Grantham University pursuing a 100% online degree.

Here you are working through assignments, posting and interacting with your peers through discussions … you are getting things done!

You are a bonafide college student … and you should sound like one … maybe not at the dinner table or when you are hanging out with your friends, but when you talk to your classmates or instructors … when you go on job interviews … you should.

Here are seven tips to help you past some of the top grammar gripes I have from going on my 19th year of teaching:


Topics: Academic Advice

What do credit hours mean and how do you plan for them?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Grantham UniversityWhen you’re first enrolling in an online degree program, you will no doubt have a smattering of questions.

Part of our commitment, as a military friendly college, is to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable about the courses you are taking.

We do that by making sure you have all the facts upfront, so you can make the best decision as you embark on your new journey.

When I taught online college classes, many of my students didn’t fully understand the concept of credit hours.

They knew that it meant they would be spending a couple of hours a week reading, discussing and studying, but they weren’t sure how to translate a full-time course load into a proactive plan.

I sat down with one of our full-time faculty members, Dr. David Marker, to ask him some questions on the subject that we hear from students.


Topics: Academic Advice

5 Podcasts Every Online College Student Should Check Out  

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 19, 2015 4:30:00 PM

podcastsWhen it comes to learning, most people tend to think of lectures, studying and turning in a myriad of assignments as they pursue an online degree program.

And while all of these learning methods prove to be of immense value, there's one learning method that often gets overlooked – podcasts.

As New York Magazine recently wrote, there is a "great podcast renaissance" taking place, and it's not expected to die down anytime soon. Whether you're taking online college classes or staying on campus, podcasts can be of benefit to your college endeavors.


Topics: Academic Advice

Why Being 100% Online Doesn’t Mean Self-Paced

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 18, 2015 2:30:00 PM

self paced online college classesWhen most people hear that Grantham has 100% online degree programs and that a student can finish in less than two years, they assume that means our courses are self-paced. They would be wrong.

Grantham isn’t self-paced and we made that choice on purpose.

For clarity, self paced means that a student can complete their coursework as quickly or slowly as they’d like as long as they finished before a predetermined date.

That means a student could complete and submit all the work for an eight-week course during the first week of class.

Dr. Niccole Buckley, Grantham’s Assistant Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Mark Skousen School of Business, point out that


Topics: Academic Advice

The Real Truth about the 2016 Presidential Election

Posted by Mark Olson

Aug 17, 2015 3:30:00 PM

presidential election 2016, grantham universityAlmost a full 18 months remain of President Obama’s tenure. The votes of the 2014 midterm elections, just 9 months ago, have barely been counted.

Yet, as of the first Republican debate, held earlier this month, we find ourselves in the throes of the 2016 Presidential campaign.

What is next? How do we, as a Nation, get from here through Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016) to the inauguration of a new President on Friday Jan. 20, 2017?

Did you know that according to the most recent data from the Federal Elections Commission, there are 137 Republicans and 85 Democrats that have filed their official paperwork to run for the presidency?


Topics: online degree programs

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