Western Governors University

Type: Organization
Name: Western Governors University
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Career-Focused Students Turn to Competency-Based Degrees

​Craig Kilgo, 29, has a job as a project manager for the Department of Defense and a 6-month-old son. What he doesn’t yet have is an undergraduate degree .The obstacles: time and money. His solution? Sign up for a new breed of online bachelor’s program ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

WGU Reaches Agreement with Mercy Catholic Health Care System

Western Governors University (WGU) and Mercy have entered into an agreement that will offer Mercy's 40,000 employees more access to bachelor's and master's degrees. According to a release, Mercy, a St. Louis-based health care provider, currently operates ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

MTSU president part of higher education panel

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, President of Middle Tennessee State University(MTSU photo) Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee will be among a group of academic leaders across the state gathering to discuss the state of higher education ... [Published Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

WGU Announces Agreement with Nation's 5th Largest Catholic Health Care System

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and Mercy have entered into an agreement that will offer Mercy's 40,000 employees more access to high-quality, affordable bachelor's and master's degrees. Mercy, ... [Published Business Technology - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Blood Connection Recognizes

) – The Blood Connection, Inc. (TBC) has announced the promotion of a dedicated employee. Chief Operations Officer Brian Madden has been named Executive Vice President of Operations.“I am pleased to announce Brian’s appointment which includes a broader ... [Published Greenville Business Magazine - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

WGU Missouri hosts student mixer with chancellor

Springfield residents and WGU Missouri chancellor Angie Besendorf attend a student mixer on Aug. 28 at the Oasis Convention Center. (Photo: WGU Missouri)Western Governors University Missouri hosted a mixer for local students at the Oasis Convention Center ... [Published Springfield News-Leader - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

What Does a Lab’s ‘Gold Standard...

When a laboratory receives an accreditation that’s considered to be the “gold standard” of animal welfare in laboratories, what does it really mean for the animals? Not much.Hundreds of government agencies, charities, and universities and all major U.S. ... [Published PETA - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Leads Nation in Online Education

HOUSTON, Texas -- A  new study  by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education. Texas ranked number one due to a variety of factors, including the state's earning potential, low unemployment ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

WGU and Salt Lake Bees Award Four Students Tuition for One Year

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students prior to Friday's game for Salt Lake's Triple-A baseball ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed

By , Managing Editor, @eSN_MerisRead more by Meris StansburyAugust 28th, 2014Presidents say these new models could be the future of all colleges and universities in the next decadeA new think-tank-esque collection of leading college and university presidents ... [Published eCampus News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Scholarship from WGU Washington Makes "Back-to-School" a Reality for Working Adults

WGU Washington was established by the State Legislature in 2011 in partnership with nationally recognized and accredited Western Governors University ... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage

Mishka Palmer waves to the crowd at the Western Governors University summer commencement ceremony at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 12, 2014.Kristin Murphy, Deseret News archivesEnlarge photo»A few years ago a high Utah ... [Published Deseret Morning News - Aug 25 2014]

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"These can be stored and viewed by anyone given access, such as a potential employer " notes Evans, who says the belief at Purdue is that this model has the potential to be a game-changer in higher education
...to quality degree programs that accommodate their busy lives," said Cynthia Mercer, Mercy chief administrative officer and senior vice president. "A talented and highly-qualified workforce enables Mercy to provide excellent care to all of those entrusted to our care."
"Customizing is a growing trend," Gawor says. "We have to customize graduate education because many students have been out long enough that they know what they do know and what they do not know."
...0' Era." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 45 (6): 34-39. Sandeen, Cathy A 2013. "From Hype to Nuanced Promise: American Higher Education and the MOOC 3.0 era." The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-sandeen/from-hype-to-nuancedprom_b_3618496.html

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Bloomfield residents bestowed with honors and d... [Published North Jersey.com - 19 hours ago]
Career-Focused Students Turn to Competency-Base... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 17 2014]
WGU Reaches Agreement with Mercy Catholic Healt... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
MTSU president part of higher education panel [Published Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
Online MBAs Starting to Offer Customization Opt... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 11 2014]
WGU Announces Agreement with Nation's 5th Large... [Published Business Technology - Sep 10 2014]
Competency-Based Education Is Not the “New MOOC” [Published Noodls - Sep 09 2014]
Blood Connection Recognizes [Published Greenville Business Magazine - Sep 09 2014]
WGU Missouri hosts student mixer with chancellor [Published Springfield News-Leader - Sep 05 2014]
Scholarships make 'back to school' a reality fo... [Published Crossville Chronicle - Sep 04 2014]
What Career Changers Should Know About Going Ba... [Published Business News Daily - Sep 04 2014]
What Does a Lab’s ‘Gold Standard... [Published PETA - Sep 03 2014]
Breaking up the college cartel: "Dangerous" or ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Sep 02 2014]
Texas Leads Nation in Online Education [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 02 2014]
Reader Comment: Proposed Legislation Will Addre... [Published Twin Falls Times-News - Aug 31 2014]
Breaking Up the College Cartel: "Dangerous" or ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 29 2014]
Motlow College fair to host 30 institutions [Published Tullahoma News - Aug 28 2014]
WGU and Salt Lake Bees Award Four Students Tuit... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Aug 28 2014]
College presidents predict 4 new institutional ... [Published eCampus News - Aug 28 2014]
Bulletin Area Graduates Aug. 27, 2014 [Published LillieNews.com - Aug 27 2014]
Newsmakers, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014 [Published Las Vegas Review Journal - Aug 27 2014]
BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennessee Foundation To... [Published Chattanoogan - Aug 27 2014]
Scholarship from WGU Washington Makes "Back-to-... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Aug 25 2014]
WGU Texas Scholarship to Make "Back-to-School" ... [Published Wall Street Select - Aug 25 2014]
Business awards and achievements [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 25 2014]
Business awards and achievements [The News-Sent... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 25 2014]
News roundup: Paul Ryan: 'Sure wish' Romney wou... [Published Salt Lake Tribune - Aug 25 2014]
Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education sl... [Published Deseret Morning News - Aug 25 2014]
Guest Commentary: How online education can help... [Published Denver Post - Aug 25 2014]
Education Briefs - Week of 8/21 [Published Huntersville Herald - Aug 21 2014]
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Texas Leads Nation in Online Education [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 02 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- A  new study  by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education. Texas ranked number one due to a variety of factors, including the state's earning potential, low unemployment ...
WGU and Salt Lake Bees Award Four Students Tuit... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Aug 28 2014]
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students prior to Friday's game for Salt Lake's Triple-A baseball ...
White House Recognizes WGU's Innovative Approac... [Published PR Newswire: Consumer Technology - Aug 07 2014]
SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) has been named to the White House's list of the most effective postsecondary job training programs in the nation.Vice President Joe Biden recently released the Ready to ...
White House Report Praises WGU Missouri's Model [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jul 30 2014]
ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Missouri and the only U.S. university offering competency-based degree programs at scale, has received recognition from the White House once ...
White House Recognizes WGU as an Example of Wha... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jul 29 2014]
AUSTIN, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) —parent university of WGU Texas and the only U.S. university offering competency-based degree programs at scale—has received recognition from the White House once ...
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WGU Announces New Online Master's Degree Progra... [Published Financial Services - May 28 2014]
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