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Is work stressing you out? Between the meetings, appointments, deadlines and that flashing red light on your phone - on top of your never ending to do list - it can all be overwhelming. April is National Stress Awareness Month, which means its the perfect time to get started managing and eliminating that extra anxiety at work.

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Healthy Snacks for College Students On The Go

We understand that as a college student, you are constantly on the go, especially if you have full-time commitments in addition to homework and class. With only a few minutes between meetings, soccer practice, dinner and commuting it’s important to have healthy snacks throughout the day that are quick and good for you. Here are some of our favorite spring produce and nutrition bar options to help get you through your busy schedule.

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Autism Education and Stories of Success

Throughout the month of April, the Autism community is spreading awareness about this challenging yet inspiring health condition. They call it a “spectrum disorder,” which in many cases can be attributed to not only the severity of the disease, but also to the range of emotions that many go through when caring for an autistic person.

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5 Ways Education Leads to Healthy Living

Teachers, students and parents alike understand the value of receiving a quality educational opportunities. Now experts are finding a correlation between this basic human right and the betterment of our bodies. This month we're celebrating health and wellness in our community by highlighting five ways education benefits our welfare. 

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10 Facts About Competency Based Education

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 27, 2014

Competency based education (CBE) is rising to the top headlines in both nontraditional and traditional higher education news. But what are the core benefits of this innovative new approach to learning? Here are 10 important facts about CBE and what it means for the future of academia.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

The Evolution of Educational Innovation

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 20, 2014

Learning is the natural instinct that fuels evolution. We often speak about how our complex societies and economic well being affect education without thinking of the past and what it took to get us where we are. Here we explore the greatest technological breakthroughs in educational innovation and celebrate the successes that took us this far into the future.

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Topics: Front Page

Shaun White & Online Education: 5 Surprising Things They Have in Common

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 18, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics come and gone, and snow season in full force, it's the perfect time to hit the slopes and e-books. Find out 5 surprising things snowboard legend Shaun White and Online Education have in common.

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Topics: Front Page, Online

Quotes From Ted Talks that Inspire the Education Revolution

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 13, 2014

Many teachers actually use TED Talks to support the lessons they deploy to students. In fact the nonprofit network offers an entire section of their site dedicated to providing free tools for teachers to utilize in the classroom. The organization began in 1984 and represents the conversion of Technology, Entertainment and Design, and now incorporates endless topics on “ideas worth spreading.” This article pulls some of the best blockquotes on the education revolution stated by true visionaries in the field.

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5 Innovative Higher Education Trends

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 3, 2014

What does innovation mean to you? Is it simply an overused buzzword or does it provide inspiration for advancement? As technology evolves at light speed, innovation impacts all aspects of the economy including how we learn. Here we explore five innovative higher education trends.

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What Does WASC Accreditation Mean?

By Lindsay Amanda on Jan 30, 2014

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. It is comprised of three commissions including the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (ACSCU), Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS). Brandman University is part of a network of over 170 institutions that collaborate with WASC on the senior level to implement the most effective strategies for student success. As a private, nonprofit institution, discover how Brandman aligns with WASC standards to provide students with busy schedules quality education without exception. Read on to learn the pillars of excellence that the accrediting body measures colleges and universities on and how Brandman lives up to these qualities.

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Topics: Front Page