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Grantham Gives Back … with Care Packages

This year, Grantham University turned 65-years-young. That’s 65 years of changing lives for the better … of serving others. That’s why, in May, instead of ice cream and cake, we celebrated with care packages for a local community in need. It all started with Suzie Tousey. As part of the Grantham …continued Continue Reading

Dreading your English Composition Class?

As someone seeking an online computer science degree, you may be wondering why you even need to take English Composition. Your job will require you to have computer and technology skills, not writing skills, right? Wrong. “Writing is fundamental to every profession. Even those which do not appear to focus …continued Continue Reading

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AND PROFESSIONAL BRANDING EVENT IN DALLAS, TX

Lenexa, Kan. – June 20, 2016 – Grantham University, a 65-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, announced Kelly Browd as the 2016 Federally Employed Women (FEW) scholarship  recipient. The scholarship is valued up to $38,600 and covers tuitions costs, required …continued Continue Reading

Kos Semonski: Getting to Know Grantham’s Faculty

When it comes to the Grantham University faculty, the wealth of knowledge and interesting experiences they bring to the table is seemingly endless. We recently caught up with Kos Semonski, an adjunct instructor with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Grantham University: What brought you to Grantham? Kos Semonski: …continued Continue Reading

Fear No English Class

English. That subject you dreaded in high school. Now you’re considering returning to school at an online institution such as Grantham University. There’s only one problem. You have to take that course … English class. But fear not. English courses are challenging, but they aren’t as bad as all that. In fact, …continued Continue Reading

Bet You Didn’t Know This About Your Dark Roast Coffee…

If you’re a working adult going back to school to get your online degree, you’re probably quite familiar with the sweet nectar of the gods, otherwise known as coffee. It’s a tool that to many students becomes as necessary as your computer and textbooks to ensure success. For better or …continued Continue Reading

MBA Alumni Spotlight: Rita Harder

On August 6, the Life Changers of Grantham University will once again do something pretty unique for a 100% online university … we will host the 2016 edition of our annual live-and-in-person commencement ceremony. Graduates come from all over the world to walk the line. They meet with faculty, staff …continued Continue Reading

From Payphones to Paying with your Phone

Did you see the story recently about the man who paid for his lunch with his hand? In an attempt to push the extreme boundaries of what a life without cash or credit cards and only mobile payments would be like, BuzzFeed News Reporter Charlie Warzel had a microchip implanted …continued Continue Reading

So What, Exactly, is a Computer Support Specialist?

We mentioned in last week’s blog that information technology careers are booming right now. In 2013 the top five entry-level information technology jobs were: Computer Support Specialist, Software Developer/Engineer, Systems Analyst, Network/Systems Admin, and Database Administrator. There were a combined 335,000 job openings posted by companies. About two-thirds of those …continued Continue Reading

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES OVER $78,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MEDIA CONTACT Leila Gallagher 913-309-4804 lgallagher@grantham.edu Grantham is now accepting scholarship applications for two different opportunities.  Lenexa, Kan. – June 6, 2016 Grantham University, a 65-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, has announced the following scholarship opportunities: Grantham’s Eugene “Gene” …continued Continue Reading

4 Things to Know About an Online Computer Science Degree

Have you ever jumped out of your chair when someone walked up behind you suddenly? Once you see who it is, you calm down quickly, but your initial reaction of fear and surprise is because the person’s presence was unknown and unexpected. Many people are afraid of what they don’t …continued Continue Reading

Grantham University Announces Partnership with YRC Worldwide Inc.

MEDIA CONTACT Leila Gallagher 913-309-4804 lgallagher@grantham.edu The partnership will provide YRC Worldwide employees with educational and career advancement opportunities. LENEXA, Kan. – June 1, 2016 – Grantham University, a 65-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs and certificates to working adults, active-duty military and veterans around the world and YRC Worldwide …continued Continue Reading

Educational Pieces of Flair – Digital Badges

Several months ago, I was sharing with my husband that Grantham University will be running a pilot on these digital badges in some of our business courses. He was a bit confused. He didn’t quite understand the idea of a digital badge. What is a digital badge … and why …continued Continue Reading

Memorial Day 2016

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Performance Improvement Spotlight: SGM James W. Grady

In anticipation of the 2016 Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Georgia (EANGGA) Annual State Conference in June, we’re holding a professional branding event to help area residents, enlisted personnel and our students brush up on networking, resume writing and using social media in the job hunt. Our featured …continued Continue Reading

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

MEDIA CONTACT Leila Gallagher 913-309-4804 lgallagher@grantham.edu Grantham’s scholarship provides an AFGE member with up to $38,600 in tuition costs, required textbooks and software fees. Lenexa, Kan. – May 25, 2016 – Grantham University, a 65-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military and veteran students …continued Continue Reading

Grantham Gives Back

Amanda and I grinned across the table at each other as Rebecca approached the counter. “Hi,” she said to the unsuspecting bakery patron, “your meal is on Grantham University today. We’re celebrating 65 years of serving others by partnering with MeMa’s to cover the cost of your breakfast.” The three …continued Continue Reading

4 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before Starting an Online Degree Program

Pursuing a college degree after a lengthy layoff from school can be a stress-inducing predicament for many adult learners. Some have to reach back to their 20s to find the last time they had a study session or wrote a research paper. Now that it’s a little later in life, …continued Continue Reading

Online Degree vs. Traditional University: Pros and Cons

Now is the time many traditional college campuses are enrolling students for the fall semester. Maybe you’ve thought about going back to school, but aren’t sure how to make it work with your schedule. Perhaps an online degree is the right choice to fit your life. There are pros and …continued Continue Reading

Fear No Math

Hello. My name is Pam, and I’m scared of math. Well, not exactly scared. More like intimidated. I’m intimidated by math. But math didn’t always intimidate me. I used to be the boss of math. Math was a breeze. Math was fun. I owned math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division … …continued Continue Reading

Criminal Justice Spotlight: Brad Lynn

Editor’s Note: From the cop on the beat to the computer forensic specialist, our modern police are dedicated to peace, service and our protection. At Grantham University, we’re proud to serve their educational needs with online criminal justice degree programs through our College of Arts and Sciences. During National Police Week, …continued Continue Reading

Cheryl Rules, Ph.D.

Director of Nursing Cheryl Rules, Ph.D., director of Nursing, is an educator and nurse with more than 34 years of experience in healthcare. She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Gateway Technical College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, both from Regis …continued Continue Reading

5 Suspicious Signs Your Job Interview Went Poorly

The mind of a job seeker one hour after completing a job interview can operate like a broken record. Often times, the broken record plays back the same few questions. Did they like me? Did I answer the questions the way the interviewer wanted? Will they call me back? I’ve …continued Continue Reading

6 Common Grammatical Mistakes to Avoid on Cover Letters

R U ready to write ur next ppr? If you find yourself writing like you’re sending a text instead of a cover letter, you might need a few refreshers before tackling that big assignment for your online degree program or sending off your resume to a potential employer. After all, …continued Continue Reading

Grantham University Announces Professional Branding Event in Stone Mountain, Ga.

MEDIA CONTACT Leila Gallagher 913-309-4804 lgallagher@grantham.edu Stone Mountain area residents are invited to attend this free, career-boosting session at Wade Walker Park Family YMCA. LENEXA, Kan. – May 16, 2016 – Grantham University, a 100 percent online accredited university with students worldwide, is hosting a special event to help Stone Mountain, Ga., area …continued Continue Reading

5 Tips for Presenting Accomplishments in Your Resume, Cover Letter

It can be challenging to differentiate yourself to a potential employer, given the competitive nature of the job market. Focusing on the important topics when writing your resume (tips here) and cover letter (tips here) is essential to earning that coveted in-person interview. One of the best ways to make …continued Continue Reading

But I Don’t Need This Textbook Anymore …

Your semester is nearing its end and you’re probably cramming for a final … or preparing a major project … or simply hyperventilating. (Breathe slowly. In through the nose, out through the mouth. It’s okay. It’s almost over.) Now, as you look back at the work you have accomplished over …continued Continue Reading

Should You Include Social Media Links on Your Resume?

Think of your favorite sports vehicle; your favorite place to grab your morning coffee; your favorite band; your dinner spot of choice on a Friday or Saturday night. Post your answers in the comments section below, if you’d like. Answers to questions like these likely have an active presence in …continued Continue Reading

4 Practical Ways to Use Math in Everyday Life

Many people, including students in online degree programs, seem to despise and/or fear math. Those emotions may be understandable for people who have suffered unfortunate experiences in their schooling (something different than true education). Nonetheless, the practical application, and therefore the knowledge, of elementary math is indispensable in everyday life. …continued Continue Reading

Wise Words from the Founder of Modern Nursing

Editor’s Note: Grantham University honors the self-sacrifice and expertise of the modern nursing community. We’re proud to serve their educational needs with seven nursing-related educational programs in our College of Nursing and Allied Health. In recognition of their caring spirit and place in our lives, we look back to the one who …continued Continue Reading