WGU Student Newsletter October 2014

This October, if you hear a distant hoo-hoo-hooooting through the darkness late at night, don't be scared. It's probably just one of the 50,000 Night Owls hard at work across the country in pursuit of the degree they've dreamed of for so long. As the days get shorter, this month's issue of The Night Owl offers a few perspectives on managing your valuable time. So even though Daylight Saving Time doesn't end for another month, you know you can always "fall back" on us—your mentors, your support staff, your fellow students, and, of course, this newsletter—for advice, inspiration, and guidance whenever you need it. Happy fall!


Proud to Be a Top Military Friendly School 5 Years Running!

The flexible, affordable, relevant, high-quality education WGU offers is designed to fit the lives of nontraditional students. We're very proud that active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their family members are among the groups well served by our unique model. And for the fifth year in a row, we've been recognized as a Military Friendly® School.

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WGU at New York Times Conference

President Bob Mendenhall told more than 400 of the nation's higher-ed leaders that online learning needs to be more than just the traditional classroom-style education "delivered over a wire." See Bob at the Schools for Tomorrow Conference.

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Back-to-School Scholarship

More good news to share with your friends looking to finish their bachelor's degree or return to school for a master's degree: We're giving more than 100 new students a scholarship worth up to $2,000! Let your friends know now—the application deadline is October 31. Learn about the scholarship and how your friends can apply.

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Mentor Advice: Time Management is Self-Management

The next time you find yourself tempted to say, "But I don't have time!" IT College Mentor Mary Gordon has a rebuttal: "You do have time—but how are you using it?" Find the time.

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The Math Behind One Student's Fool-Proof Time Management Formula

Bonus time management tip! This one comes from Teachers College student Brandy Dumas, and it breaks down smart time management by the numbers. It's math you can really use!

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Night Owl Profile: WGU MBA Grad Sworn In As City Clerk

Ely, Nevada, has a new city clerk—and he's a Night Owl! According to Ely's mayor, Robert Switzer's "master's degree and prior experience with public office made him stand out in a field of 15 interviewees." Meet Robert.

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Down Time

WGU student Brett says: "Schedule a day off. You will burn out if you try to work all day, every day."


More News Stories

Op-ed, U.S. News & World Report: "Change Is Critical to the Future of Higher Education"
Business News Daily: "What Career Changers Should Know About Going Back to School"
WGU Announces Agreement with Nation's 5th Largest Catholic Health Care System

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