December 27, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2006 — Jimmy Wales, the founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, will speak to attendees of Capella University’s ( Orlando colloquium and the general public on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Up to 200 members of the public are invited to hear Wales talk. Tickets are $15 and will be available at Wyndham Orlando Resort on the day of the event.  

Capella University is an accredited online university with more than 16,000 students, approximately 85 percent of whom are pursuing master’s or PhD degrees online. Each year, Capella hosts eight colloquia at locations throughout the country, which allow its master’s and PhD students to meet with their peers and faculty in a variety of workshops and presentations related to their degrees.  Wikipedia is a Web-based, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers, allowing most articles to be changed by anyone with access to the Web. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown into the largest reference Web site on the Internet. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing,” Wales said. 

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves 16,300 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL
(312) 263-0456,

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