MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9, 2007 – In honor of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university, has awarded five $10,000 scholarships to service members wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Titled “Spirit of Capella Scholarships For Injured Service Members,” the scholarships may be applied to any of Capella’s online degree programs. Approximately 15 percent of Capella students are members of the military. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2006 – One received a Purple Heart after being wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq. One lost 150 pounds through a commitment to running and healthy eating. And one had to learn to walk again after breaking her neck in a car crash, and is a recent cancer survivor. They represent the three Capella University (www.capella.edu)  students chosen to compete in the upcoming Antarctica Marathon. Capella, which is an accredited online university, is the presenting sponsor of the marathon, which will be held on King George Island on Feb. 26, 2007. 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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