MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 22, 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 Richard Young, the husband of recent Capella PhD graduate Carol Young. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Richard’s support for his wife and what the experience is like for spouses and family members of those earning an online degree.
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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2006 — Capella University, an accredited online university and a leader in online education, is offering ten $10,000 scholarships good toward project management specializations in the university’s master of information technology program, master of business administration program, and bachelor’s degree in information technology program. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8, 2006 Capella University, an accredited online university and leader in online education, is the presenting sponsor of the next Antarctica Marathon, which will be held on King
George Island on Feb. 26, 2007. Capella has 16,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in education, psychology, human services, business and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, August 7, 2006 – Rosemari Mealy, a PhD student in Capella University’s School of Education, has been named an Outstanding Professor of the Year at the City College of New York Center for Worker Education. The students selected Mealy for her overall professionalism and dedication to higher education.

“It really is an honor. Some of the new approaches that I’ve used, I attribute to my own learning experience at Capella,” Mealy said. “For more than 25 years, I have enjoyed teaching at all levels. My studies at Capella have nurtured and transformed my perception of what it really means to be a good teacher.”

Mealy is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Center for Worker Education, where she teaches courses on sociology, labor studies, and legal studies. She is also employed as an assistant director of education for District Council 37 of AFSCME in New York.

Mealy is pursing a PhD in leadership in higher education at Capella and expects to graduate in 2007. Capella is an accredited online university and a leader in online education.

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 83 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves 16,000 students 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 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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MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2006 – Jim Hyder, a doctoral student in the School of Education at Capella University, an online university and a leader in online education, has been named the recipient of the 2006 MATEC Industry Recognition Award. Hyder is a training program manager and instructional designer at Intel’s Fab 11X in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He will be presented with the MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center) award on July 26 at the Semiconductors, Automated Manufacturing, Electronics – Training and Education Conference (SAME-TEC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to participating on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Hyder has served on a national review board for several grant proposals and is currently an industry advisory board representative for an NSF-funded project.

Hyder is currently studying training and performance improvement at Capella and says a grantsmanship class he took through the online university greatly influenced his success leading up to this award.

“The credibility of the Capella grantsmanship course opened doors for me, including the recommendation that I sit on the industry advisory board and the National Science Foundation grant review board,” he said. “It was through this course that I was able to excel, and I couldn’t have received this award if it weren’t for Capella.”

The MATEC award recognizes key industry personnel for outstanding contributions toward promoting technology education and career awareness. Nominees for the award must have demonstrated an impact on technology education on both a local and national level.

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 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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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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MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2006 — Michael J. Offerman, president of Capella University, an accredited online university and a leader in online education, will join several other university presidents on a plenary session panel at the upcoming DOD WorldWide ‘06 in Orlando. The topic of the panel is “Quality of Learning: Assuring Desired Outcomes for Service Members,” and is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.

The panelists will address questions such as:

  • How to assure desired outcomes
  • How to avoid undesired outcomes
  • How to determine what desired outcomes are
  • How to know whether you have been successful

“At Capella, we are pleased and proud to serve our country’s service members and support the Department of Defense in their primary education conference,” Offerman said.

DOD WorldWide is sponsored by the Department of Defense once every three years, attracting military education services officers, counselors and other educational institution representatives from around the world to discuss the military’s Voluntary Education program. About 2,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event this year. More information on the conference can be found at www.ww06.com.

At Capella, 17 percent of the university’s 15,700 learners are eligible for Capella’s military tuition discount.

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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