Discover the strange but true history of Inauguration Day

Posted by Mark Olson
January 20, 2017

A president becomes empowered as president, not on Election Day, or even after the Electoral votes are counted, but on Inauguration Day after they are administered the oath of office (Article II of the U.S. Constitution). On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as our …continued

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Reach Your Career Goals

career goals

Posted by Grantham University
January 6, 2017

The new year is here. And regardless of whether you are nearing the end of your academic journey or only recently started your first week of classes, it is never too early to start taking steps toward your career goals. Instead of making resolutions you will probably only keep for …continued

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Celebrating Grantham’s 66th Year in Higher Education

higher education

Posted by Grantham University
January 5, 2017

On January 2, 1951, WWII Veteran Donald Grantham founded Grantham University to provide war veterans with an opportunity to continue their education in an affordable and flexible way. Sixty-six years later, Donald Grantham’s legacy continues. Higher education has changed significantly since 1951, and Grantham has embraced the change. We decided …continued

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The Advantages of Cloud Computing for Holiday Shopping

advantages of cloud computing

Posted by Grantham University
December 20, 2016

How often do you hear someone say, without using a sarcastic tone, “The crowds, traffic and packed parking lots are the reasons I love spending time holiday shopping.” Probably not very often. Holiday shopping, specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has become a huge opportunity for retailers, with over $5.5 …continued

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Meet Dr. Steven Verrone: Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

steven verrone

Posted by Grantham University
December 13, 2016

At Grantham University, we want to give our students the education they deserve. That wouldn’t be possible without the faculty and staff who make the institution a worthwhile school at which to receive an education. With people such as Dr. Steven Verrone, an instructor for the Mark Skousen School of …continued

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The Gift of Giving: Grantham University’s Commitment to Serving Others

serving others

Posted by Grantham University
November 25, 2016

An article on usatoday.com states, “About 34 percent of all charitable giving is done in the last three months of the year. Of those donations, about 18 percent are given in December alone.”1 It should come as no surprise that serving others increases significantly during the holiday season. It is …continued

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Five Ways to Get Your Work-Life Balance Back this Thanksgiving

work-life balance

Posted by Grantham University
November 22, 2016

As a Grantham University student, you work hard to incorporate your online classes into your busy schedule. You find a way to complete your assignments between other obligations you have — your online education allows you to do that. Your education can fit into your schedule however you need it …continued

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Grantham’s Kathy Irvine Honors Father, WWII Veteran By Volunteering With Honor Flight Network of Kansas City

Posted by Courtney Servaes
November 9, 2016

Kathy Irvine’s father never made it to see the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C., where his name is listed along with thousands of others. The memorial was opened in 2004, but Irvine’s father Robert “Bob” Irvine died in 2000. He served three years in the United States Navy as a …continued

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Suzie Tousey: From Police Officer to Grantham Instructor

Suzie Tousey, Criminal Justice Foundations Faculty

Posted by Grantham University

At Grantham, we value finding the right instructor for each program, especially when it comes to giving our students exactly what they need to grow their careers. Suzie Tousey, a Criminal Justice Foundations Faculty member at Grantham University, is a 27-year veteran of law enforcement who wanted to give back …continued

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Dr. Qudsia Tahmina: Bringing Diversity to Online Learning

Dr. Qudsia Tahmina

Posted by Grantham University
November 4, 2016

At Grantham University, we want to give our students the higher education experience they deserve. That wouldn’t be possible without the faculty and staff who make the institution so great. With instructors like Dr. Qudsia Tahmina, Senior Faculty of Engineering, Grantham is able to offer the high level of care …continued

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The Busy Student’s Guide to a Halloween Party on a Budget

Halloween Party

Posted by Grantham University
October 25, 2016

              Who doesn’t love a good Halloween party? At Grantham, we sure do. But we know it can be hard for busy students on a budget. This year, though, Halloween can be different. Don’t let expensive costumes and fancy party decorations get in the …continued

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Meet Grantham Instructor Janet Andrews, PhD: The Lifelong Learner

Janet Andrews

Posted by Grantham University
October 19, 2016

The Grantham University faculty is full of passionate, driven instructors. For many instructors, like Dr. Janet Andrews, teaching is more than a job; it is a way of life. It encourages continued learning and reaching new goals you never thought you could. Dr. Andrews has a master’s degree in biology …continued

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How Healthcare Technology is Improving Your Patient Experience

healthcare technology

Posted by Grantham University
October 12, 2016

Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, is using its resources to make a positive impact on the movement toward further implementation of electronic health records. The company, headquartered in Kansas City, has opened a state-of-the-art clinic in Bangalore, India. Electronic health records have already improved the way patient information …continued

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5 Ways to Improve Your Bedtime Routine to Get More Sleep

Bedtime Routine

Posted by Grantham University
October 10, 2016

What do Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, Huffington Post Co-Founder Arianna Huffington and world-renowned designer Vera Wang all have in common? They value their bedtime routine.1 What can you say about yours?     If you spend your entire day dreaming about the pizza and Netflix marathon you will begin the …continued

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Kristen Drawdy: Grantham Alumna, Future Accountant

Kristen Drawdy

Posted by Grantham University
October 6, 2016

After seven years away from an education setting, Grantham University Alumna Kristen Drawdy decided it was time to go back to school. Drawdy wanted to transition out of her cosmetology career and find a place in the finance world. For her, attending Grantham was the perfect opportunity to make that …continued

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One Step at a Time: How Disabled Student Vikki Hall Finds Success

Vikki Hall

Posted by Grantham University
September 30, 2016

Juggling multiple commitments as a student is not easy. But adding a disability into the mix is even more difficult. However, for some, having inspiration and motivation is enough to power through the challenging times. We had a chance to hear about Vikki Hall’s positive experience as a disabled student …continued

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Brandi Rice: Turning Tragedy into Motivation

Brandi Rice

Posted by Grantham University
September 29, 2016

We all have experiences in life that knock us down at times. What matters most is how we move forward from those experiences. Brandi Rice turns them into motivation to push herself harder to succeed. As a working parent and Grantham medical coding and billing student, Rice is working hard …continued

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11 Online Education Questions You Want Answered

FAQs for online courses

Posted by Grantham University
September 14, 2016

With more than 65 years of experience in distance education, Grantham University has become a specialist in online learning for adults. We’re sharing some of our expertise by answering your most frequently asked online education questions: Q: What is online learning? A: Online learning (or distance education, as it’s known …continued

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Anthony Houchin: Grantham Instructor and Master of the Work-Life Balance

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Not only does Grantham University value a healthy work-life balance for its students, it values a healthy work-life balance for its instructors. Anthony Houchin, who currently teaches business and marketing courses at Grantham, left the corporate world — but not his field of interest. He is able to combine his …continued

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No Joking Matter: How Greg Gildersleeve Uses Stories and Comics to Impact Others

Greg Gildersleeve

Posted by Grantham University
September 7, 2016

People enjoy comic books. That should come as no surprise. Most likely, you have read at least one at some point in your life. If you haven’t read one, you’ve probably seen the film adaptation1. For some, though, the enjoyment of reading the comic is not enough. Creating one is …continued

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Tackling Online Learning Myth Number Three

Posted by Charles Stiles
September 1, 2016

Online degree programs – as well as online schools, online colleges and online education in general – have been around for years now; decades, in fact. And yet, despite the fact that more than 5.8 million students take classes online in the United States alone, an online learning myth pops up every …continued

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Faculty Profile: Archuleta Chisolm

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As an entirely online institution, Grantham is able to support students in all walks of life. As Business Foundations faculty member Archuleta Chisolm expresses, Grantham’s instructors are able to provide one-on-one support to students. Chisolm enjoys watching her students grow through their academic journey and use their education to change …continued

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3 Unusual Signs of Intelligence in Adults

Posted by Grantham University
August 31, 2016

If you’re always the disorganized, sleep-deprived, foul-mouthed person in the group, you may want to keep reading. Studies are claiming these three traditionally negative qualities are actually signs of intelligence in adults. You read that correctly. Gone are the days when you have to listen to people tell you “organization …continued

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Presidential Election Myths

Posted by Mark Olson
August 30, 2016

Editor’s Note: In anticipation of the November elections, Political Science Foundations Faculty member Mark Olson wants to help you see through the clutter by debunking a few election myths in this blog post. But he’s not stopping there. Olson is also teaching a Special Topics course on Presidential Elections – GU …continued

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Reflections on Grantham’s 2016 Commencement

Posted by Charles Stiles
August 25, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, 100% online Grantham University held its annual, real-life commencement ceremony. And Grantham’s 2016 Commencement was … well, it was WOW! Of course, I can say the same thing about the last three commencements I was privileged to be a part of in 2013, 2014 and 2015. From the …continued

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What’s the Deal with Online Education?

Posted by Grantham University
August 24, 2016

Going back to school can be nerve-wracking, and finding a program that fits your life can seem overwhelming. When you’re making a big commitment in time and money, you want to know that the investment will pay off and be the right choice for you. Online education may be the …continued

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Student Profile: Curt Dexter

Posted by Grantham University
August 10, 2016

With advancing technology, it seems that engineering careers have become more important than ever. If you want to work in engineering technology, it is never too late to go back to school. This is what our very own electronics engineering technology student, Curt Dexter, chose to do. To achieve his …continued

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The Best Food in Kansas City …that ISN’T Barbecue

Posted by Grantham University
August 4, 2016

When you think about food in Kansas City, the first thing that likely comes to mind is barbecue. And why not? Kansas City’s relationship with slow-smoked meats is rooted deep in its history going back well over a century1, and the local restaurants and barbecue chefs rack up countless awards …continued

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Student Profile: Thaddeus Menendez

Posted by Grantham University
August 3, 2016

At Grantham, we value a strong sense of community, and we want you to know your fellow students and classmates. We decided to catch up with Thaddeus Menendez, one of our Electronics Engineering Technology students, to learn more about his journey with Grantham University.   Grantham University: Why did you …continued

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Kansas City Mayor Sly James Will Speak at Grantham Commencement

Posted by Grantham University
August 2, 2016

Sly James is a household name in Kansas City, but he’s quickly gaining notice on the national stage too. As the Kansas City Mayor, James has been instrumental in the progress the city has seen in technology and innovation, transportation and the revitalization of downtown. On the national scene, James …continued

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