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2014-07-25 20:22:47

Ashford graduate aims to use her master's degree to help her company succeed SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren Scheer has helped to run a successful homeowner's association management business since 1980, but she wanted to contribute more to the company. She saw an opportunity to expand her skill set by pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Ashford University. Scheer, who graduated last year, has been able to apply her education to her career and was...

2014-07-23 12:37:15

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens transition into adults and create a future for themselves when they go to college. At the same time, college brings with it many challenges and temptations. What advice can parents give their teens when they leave the nest to pursue education goals? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO Dr. Mindy Sloan, associate vice president of research and student success at Ashford University, who has four children ages 20 to...

2014-07-18 16:24:40

JP Morgan Chase assistant vice president spotlighted as alumni success story SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaveen Benedict graduated from Ashford University at the age of 35, earning his Master of Business Administration degree with an Information Systems specialization. Benedict, who is applying the tools and skills he acquired in his degree program to his career as an assistant vice president in the securities lending division at JP Morgan Chase, has been named Ashford...

2014-07-11 16:20:39

Brian Habel completes 28-year journey to earn bachelor's degree SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing a bachelor's degree as a father of five while deployed overseas as an active duty member of the U.S. National Guard certainly wasn't easy, but Brian Habel pulled it off with a flourish, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA at Ashford University. Habel, a Rock Island, Ill. resident, has just been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week....

2014-06-26 16:27:11

Human resources professional named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanting to close the gap between her professional and academic achievements, Shelly Mathewis enrolled at Ashford University to pursue her higher education goals. Because of her achievements in parlaying her education into career success, Mathewis has been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO "I knew...

2014-06-12 16:28:58

Messina, New York resident named Ashford Outstanding Alum of the Week SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Bessy had been working in the construction and engineering field for some time when he realized he had progressed in management as far as he could without a formal business education. This realization, along with concerns about limited career opportunities due to the economic downturn, made him consider backing up his work experience with a bachelor's degree. For his...

2014-06-05 08:32:46

Marcus Allen recognized as an alumni success story for parlaying his Ashford degree into a rewarding career as a special education teacher SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has selected Marcus Allen as the University's Outstanding Alum of the Week. Allen graduated magna cum laude from Ashford in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social science, education concentration. After completing an alternative certification program and passing the special education...

2014-04-29 16:35:32

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results before market open on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The Company will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss these results at 12:00 noon (Eastern Time)/9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) the same day. Call participants should dial 866-859-7412 (United States/Canada) or 856-452-0684 (other countries) and request the Bridgepoint Education...

2014-03-06 12:30:55

Ashford University research expert offers advice for handling frustration SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeling upset, annoyed, and stressed? Frustration happens for a variety of reasons, but it often escalates to extreme levels because we feel trapped with no way out. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO The way one handles frustration makes the difference between going off the deep end and keeping calm and carrying on. Dr. Mindy Sloan, executive...

2014-01-24 20:21:22

Select courses from Coursera and Udacity receive ACE recommendation SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering its mission to provide accessible, affordable, innovative, and high quality learning opportunities, Ashford University has announced that students may earn credit for courses offered through massive open online course (MOOC) providers Coursera and Udacity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/LA68969LOGO) The American Council on Education (ACE) has...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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