31 May 2012
The English language is always evolving. For proof of this, all we need to do is look back at the prose of William Shakespeare. People certainly don’t say things like “The apparel oft proclaims the man,” these days, and if they did, they’d probably be the recipient of more than a few strange looks.
In our highly technological society, language continues to evolve even today. It’s graduation season, and the way we refer to the act of graduating seems to be in a state of flux. As Grammar Girl notes in her blog, recent history has given us three ways to say it. In the early 1900s, it was common for one to say “he was graduated from college.” By the middle of the last century, the saying morphed into “he graduated from college.” In the past few years, the statement has become more simplified still, and many people often say “he graduated college.” For more on this subject, check out Grammar Girl’s insightful blog post.
Not only are we omitting words where we feel that they are no longer needed, but we’re also making up new words that we feel do a better job of capturing what we want to say. A popular example these days is the “word” melty. If you search in any dictionary, you won’t find melty anywhere, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of popular fast food chains from using it in their ad campaigns with abandon. The thought must have been that “melty cheese” sounds so much better than “melted cheese.” It may not be a real word today, but it likely won’t take long for it to make its way into dictionaries with its frequent appearance in our everyday lives.
The evolution of language could be seen as positive or negative, but it seems to be a necessity as we progress as a society. We’re always looking for faster, better ways of living our lives, so why should language be left out of the mix?
29 May 2012
At our core, Argosy University Online Programs aims to develop students who want to make a difference in the world around them. That’s why we’re proud to announce our newest graduate degree program, The Master of Science in Non-Profit Management.
According to National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million non-profit 501(c)3 organizations in the United States. These include charities, public and private foundations, advocacy, social and human services organizations, professional and trade associations and many more.
This program was created to help create the leaders that organizations need to successfully navigate the challenges the non-profit sector faces today. These challenges include meeting fundraising goals and understanding the regulatory environment to understanding what it takes to build a truly successful organization.
Would you like to learn more about the MS in Non-Profit Management from Argosy University Online Programs? Contact an admissions representative to ask your questions!
11 May 2012
So, you think online learning means you’re on your own without the same support you might get at a traditional campus? Think again. When you attend school at Argosy University Online Programs, you have the best of both worlds – a world-class education, the convenience of the online format and all of the amazing support systems we have in place.
Here’s a look at 8 of them:
- Graduation Teams
From the day you begin to the day that you graduate, your graduation team will be there for you every step of the way. Consisting of an Admissions Representative to get you started, a Student Finance Counselor to help you figure out how to pay for school and an Academic Counselor to help guide your studies, you’ll have a support system like no other.
It’s our own Social Network. Connections does just what the name implies – it keeps you connected to your fellow students and faculty outside of the classroom. You can join groups that interest you, participate in discussions, attend online events and webinars and find a whole host of other cool ways to stay engaged with your peers.
- Career Services
So, you’re about to graduate. What now? That’s where our Career Services folks come in. As you approach graduation and afterwards, they will work with you to make sure you’re prepared to pursue your chosen career with resume, job search and interview assistance.
- Tutoring Center
Going back to school as an adult can be interesting. Do you remember your math or algebra? I sure don’t! That’s why we have our online tutoring center open 7 days a week – to give you the on-demand, one on one help in areas like math, algebra, writing, physics and much more.
- Online Library
Whenever you need a resource, from books to academic journals or databases, it’s all right here at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the online library. Of course, no library would be complete with librarians and they’re here too, answering your questions 7 days a week.
- Tech Support
Need help or guidance with technical issues? Our technical support team is ready to spring into action to help you solve your issues by simply calling 1-866-4ARGOSY or emailing email@example.com, Sunday-Saturday from 7am to 12am ET.
- Counseling Center
Available at no charge to all Argosy University Online Programs students, our Talk One-2-One Counselors are licensed, experienced, and easy to talk to. They’re here for counseling for personal, family and marital problems including stress, anxiety and depression. Talk One-2-One offers confidential face to face or over the phone counseling sessions.
- Disability Services
We’re committed to providing qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights and privileges of college services, programs and activities. The Disability Services Office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations to support their success.
8 May 2012
How do you feel about studying Italian Arts, Music and History? How about studying those same topics with instructors from Italy, and having the opportunity to complete your course in Rome itself? You can now do it through Argosy University and our Italian partner, Marconi University!
Argosy students looking to satisfy Humanities credits may be eligible to participate in this rare and exclusive study abroad partnership, where your curriculum will be taught online by Marconi University’s faculty, and your coursework will culminate in the opportunity to travel to Italy and tour Marconi’s campus in Rome. When it’s all said and done, you’ll have an international learning experience that articulates back into three Humanities credits towards your Argosy University degree.
So, what are the course outcomes? Read Marconi’s overview, or read the full course description:
- The knowledge of styles, currents and individual personalities in the Italian arts
- The knowledge of the main aspects of the work of art production
- The ability to create links between different works of art or between different artists
- The ability to understand the different documents of the Italian cultural and artistic heritage
- The ability to design artistic itineraries based on the different themes proposed
Sounds interesting, si? We’ve listed some of the details below, but you’ll want to contact your Academic Counselor to find out if the Italian Arts, Music and History course is right for you.
- Course length is five weeks, conducted through the Marconi University online campus
- The coursework is English-taught, and your classmates will be fellow Argosy students
- Completion of the course will articulate three Humanities credits into your program at Argosy University Online Programs (the equivalent of one Humanities course)
- Your final exam for the course will be conducted in Rome, on campus, at Marconi University (you do have the option to decline the trip and complete the course entirely online if you choose)
- The course is tentatively set for August/September enrollment; more details will be provided very soon! You can also learn about Marconi University at http://www.marconiuniversity.org.
Want to know more? Chat with your Academic Counselor today!