Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Who'd have thought a decade ago that portable music wouldn't mean a cassette Walkman or Discman? Or that the VCR would be all but obsolete? That nobody would use fax (or even dial-up modems) any more? Or CRT?
What technology do you see falling by the wayside in 10-20 years? Why?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Argosy University is approved to offer degree-granting programs in each of the states in which we operate a location. We maintain rigid academic standards, which help ensure you obtain the knowledge, practical experience, and interpersonal skills you need to excel in your career.
Argosy University is unique in that the American School of Professional Psychology, the Medical Institute of Minnesota and the University of Sarasota combined to create Argosy University.
Argosy University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Argosy University has nineteen locations throughout America and supports one of the largest graduate student populations in the United States.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Experiments in stickleback fish have shown for the first time that the evolution of new sex chromosomes is the driving force behind the formation of a new vertebrate species.
Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire died Sunday, his assistant said. He was 79.
Safire spent more than 30 years writing on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. In his "On Language" column in the New York Times Magazine and 15 books, Safire traced the origins of words and everyday phrases such as "straw-man," "under the bus" and "the proof is in the pudding."
Friday, September 25, 2009
Have you been thinking about going back to school, or are you a recent high school graduate that is debating going to college? Read this article about frequently asked question to help decide if higher education is for you. Leave comments about your own 'going back to school' experiences!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Google Apps education edition is now used by thousands of schools in more than 145 countries around the world, which has increased it's reach to over 5 million school students. Google also announced growth of 400% in the number of students using Google Apps on campus.
Is your school using Google Apps education edition? Do you like it?
Staying fit and squeezing in exercise during back-to-school chaos may seem impossible. With the shopping for school clothes and supplies, registering at a new school or dealing with upset kids who don't want summer to end, exercise may not be at the top of your list. of At the same time, it's the perfect opportunity to return to the exercise routine you may have abandoned in favor of outdoor fun. If you find you're putting it off until your schedule calms down, you might be waiting for a long, long time.
How do you keep fit while juggling other activities?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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What additional social network would you like to connect with Argosy University on? Let us know your thoughts!
Argosy University recently added several features to its online alumni community that will enhance members’ experience and make staying in touch with classmates even easier.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Should the swine flu appear at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown, a veritable arsenal of weaponry awaits. What is your school or college doing to counter the flu virus this season?
From printing new textbooks to supporting the launch of an educational television channel, UNESCO is actively engaged in the reconstruction of Iraq’s education system. These activities are highlighted in an exhibit on Iraq and UNESCO’s post conflict/post disaster (PCPD) responses.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
By Mary Ann Mason
The percentage of college presidents who are women more than doubled in the 20 years between 1986 and 2006, according to the American Council on Education's most recent American College President Study of 2,148 colleges. That is the good news. The bad news is that women's progress has slowed in recent years. The other bad news is that only 63 percent of female presidents surveyed were married, compared with 89 percent of their male counterparts. "Twenty-four percent of women presidents are either divorced or were never married (excluding members of religious orders)," an ACE statement on the study said. "Only 7 percent of male presidents fall into these categories." The report does not mention the percentage who have children.
Equal access to education for girls and boys provides the foundation for all other targets for developing nations. Tell us how education has helped improve your life throughout the years.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Colleges are cutting back in different areas due to low enrollment rates. What is your college doing to save money? How is it affecting you?
Facebooknow has more than 300 million users, making it the world's most popular social networking site.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, announced the news in a blog post, and confirmed that the company was now cash-flow positive, generating revenue independently of third-party investment and funding. Visit Argosy on Facebook and become a fan to learn more! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Argosy-University-Students/55396345419?v=wall&viewas=37601558&ref=search
Monday, September 14, 2009
With the power of the Internet at every student's command, plagiarism has become a more common practice throughout academia. If you need a report on the economy in Thailand for tomorrow's class, but you’d rather stay out with your friends the night before, an already written report found on a website can seem very alluring. Here’s a few reasons why keeping your schoolwork honest is beneficial, not only to your learning, but the academic environment in general.
How are you keeping your school work honest? What motivates you to keep your integrity?
Tips on keeping the harmony in your life while raising a family and attending college. What tips or comments do you have about your own struggles with balancing the different aspects of your life?
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is the first of a series of occasional posts I call FUNQs, for Frequently UNasked Questions. These are perplexities that anyone new to an institution — whether faculty, freshman, or employee — is sure to have about the campus library. Some FUNQs, like that below, appear to be straightforward, one-time issues. After someone has discerned the answer, they think they can check it off their agenda for good. But no. Unlike species on a birder’s lifetime list, certain FUNQs need to be checked off anew for each library a person confronts. Many arrangements, both physical and virtual, vary from library to library, some to good purpose and some to no purpose. All a fresh student or scholar can do is accept that the campus library is not Walmart and proceed with caution as they would when encountering a foreign culture.
When Sen. Charles Grassley raised concerns last month about scientific "ghost writing," in which papers are produced by companies or other parties whose names do not appear as authors, he acknowledged that he was unsure how widespread the practice was. A pair of studies presented Thursday at a scholarly meeting in Vancouver offer evidence of both the depth and the bread of the controversial activity.
What harm do you see in having unnamed authors participating in scientific ghost writing? Do you see benefit, and what are they?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
An American professor has become the first Jew to win the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, popularly known as the "Arab Nobel Prize." What do you think this accomplishment means for the U.S.?
Crowdsourcing,' the notion of using the wisdom of the crowd for sites like Wikipedia, could be making its way into schools as a grading method that holds students more accountable. Do you believe this method has a place in academia?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Nontraditional Students in Public Higher Education: A Multi-State, Student Unit Record Study, by John Milam, was funded by Lumina through a grant to the University of Virginia as part of the Emerging Pathways project. It presents new insights into the retention and graduation of nontraditional students in public institutions. Check out the article at the link and leave your comments below.
President Obama’s plan to deliver a speech to public school students on Tuesday has set off a revolt among conservative parents, who have accused the president of trying to indoctrinate their children with socialist ideas and are asking school officials to excuse the children from listening.
What are your opinions about the president addressing school children?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Technology is changing higher education in more ways than can be counted. Distance education has become common. Leading universities are putting course materials or even entire courses online -- free. Do you believe a free education would be of lesser quality?
Does race matter? As rhetorical as it seems, this question continues to emerge as a topic worthy of debate. In the wake of electing the first black American as the 44th president of the United States, many people had a sigh of relief that America had proven to be post-racial. What needs to change in colleges and universities regarding race issues?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Colleges and universities around the country are preparing to observe the fifth annual Constitution Day on Sept. 17, 2009, the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Will your college be observing this day?
The initial ideas for some of the most promising companies today originated in college. Did you start your own business while you were in college?
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
What’s the most popular podcast in the Higher Education section of iTunes? It's called Twelve Byzantine Rulers: The History of the Byzantine Empire.
Do you think it's a good idea to keep podcasts free?
I have sat in meetings with principals and school administrators and listened slack-jawed as system administrators (mostly MSCE's) told their employers that it was illegal to remove Windows from their current computers. They didn't say it violated their contracts or licenses...they said it was illegal.
Why do you think there is a struggle to move from Windows to other operating systems? How do you think this is hurting higher education institutions?