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2014-09-23 12:22:35

Online university in top 15 percent of schools recognized for best practices in military education INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Western Governors University has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. WGU is the parent company of WGU Indiana and all Hoosiers follow its curriculum. The announcement highlights WGU's mission to expand access to higher education opportunities to nontraditional students, particularly...

2014-08-08 12:28:32

Online, state-endorsed university surpasses 1,000 enrolled students in Missouri ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen months after its establishment, WGU Missouri, an online, nonprofit university, will hold its first commencement on Saturday, August 9. The event will celebrate 199 students who have successfully completed bachelor's or master's degrees since WGU Missouri was established last year. Governor Jay Nixon will deliver the commencement address to about 300...

2014-08-07 12:34:11

Online university lauded in new report for matching workers with the skills they need for the jobs of the 21st century 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 Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity report. The report praised WGU for its use of competency-based...

2014-06-25 12:35:41

Secondary teacher-preparation program named top in the nation; elementary program ranks 16th SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington's teacher-preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked the secondary teacher preparation program at Western Governors University, WGU Washington's parent university, as No. 1 of the nation's 2,400 programs. Additionally, WGU's...

2014-06-18 16:28:33

Online, competency-based university's elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs receive high marks from NCTQ AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) Teachers College --parent university of WGU Texas (texas.wgu.edu)--has earned top honors for its teacher preparation programs from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked WGU's secondary teacher preparation program as...

2014-05-20 12:38:52

Flat-rate tuition at online university has not increased since 2010 inception INDIANAPOLIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As college costs continue to increase at several times the rate of inflation, WGU Indiana is committing to holding the line on tuition and fees for another 12 months. WGU Indiana's tuition has remained flat since the state of Indiana launched the non-profit, online university in June of 2010. WGU Indiana's tuition is charged at a flat rate of $2,890 per...

2014-05-17 16:20:16

State-endorsed online university awards record number of degrees during its third commencement ceremony SEATTLE, May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington awarded more than 1,000 bachelor's and master's degrees - a record number for the three-year old university - to students from across the state today at its commencement ceremony. Students, family members, mentors and community supporters packed McCaw Hall to celebrate the online university's largest class of...

2014-04-15 16:27:20

WGU president presents students with $6,000 tuition checks for online university at Jazz-Lakers game SALT LAKE CITY, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to three students at the final home game of the 2013-14 season. The three scholarships recipients, Kyle Deamer, Jasmin Williams, and Taylor Jones, were awarded the scholarships at halftime Monday night...

2014-02-18 12:35:45

Industry certificates plus WGU's competency-based degrees result in well-qualified IT pros SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and information technology industry association CompTIA have created a new scholarship for IT professionals who want to advance their careers by earning a bachelor's or master's degree. The WGU CompTIA Scholarship, valued at $500 per term up to $2,000, is open to new WGU students enrolling in one of...

2014-01-13 16:27:54

Online university awarding nearly 10,000 bachelor's and master's degrees per year SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As thousands of Americans start the new year with resolutions of returning to college to earn a bachelor's or master's degree, Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, kicks off 2014 celebrating a big milestone: 30,000 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded since the university's inception. As an online, competency-based university...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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