MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2007 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university with more than 16,300 students, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with PhD student Sharon Beverly, who is Director of Athletics & Physical Education at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Beverly’s experience being one of the only – if not the only – female African American athletic directors at a Division III college. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 27, 2006 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university with more than 16,000 students, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with PhD student Generosa Lopez-Molina, who is the recipient of the university’s fifth-annual League for Innovation doctoral scholarship worth $50,000. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights several of Lopez-Molina’s accomplishments. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2006 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university and a leader in online education, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with Carol Young, a recent PhD graduate and neonatal nurse in Houston. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Young’s experience earning an advanced degree later in life, and the similarities to her passion for running marathons. She has completed more than a dozen marathons since age 54, which is also when she started pursuing her PhD.   Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 2006 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university and a leader in online education, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with Robin Bundy, a former sewage plant laborer who was awarded a $15,000 Women in Technology scholarship from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT). Bundy received her bachelor’s degree in IT from Capella in August 2006 and is now pursuing a MBA from Capella in information technology management. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Bundy’s transformation from a blue collar worker to her new career in IT. She now works for IBM in the Rational Software division. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2006Capella University, an accredited online university and leader in online education, has been named one of the 2006 WebCT Exemplary Course Project winners. The course that was honored, Project Management for IT Professionals, is one of six courses chosen for the award. The course is part of the Master’s in Information Technology program in Capella’s School of Business and Technology.

“The course provides relevant, real-world activities for learners through interactive media and advice from experts,” said Stacey Clawson, the online university’s principal architect. “This form of problem-based learning is important for Capella’s adult learners.”

The award was presented to Clawson, along with course designer Liz Anderson, at Impact 2006, the eighth-annual WebCT user conference. The conference was held July 10-14 in Chicago.

The WebCT Exemplary course project recognizes courses that model best practices in course design, interaction/collaboration, assessment/evaluation, meaningful technology use and learner support.

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 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, 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 http://www.capella.edu 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 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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