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Excelsior Alumni Named Fellow with National Cybersecurity Institute

Excelsior College today announced Terry M. Evans, an experienced business and cybersecurity consultant and recent graduate, has been appointed a Fellow at Excelsior’s National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI). Evans has more than twenty years in leadership and management positions across both the private...  [Read More]

Excelsior College OWL Recognized with WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) today recognized five institutions with WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) awards, including the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL). The awards, launched in 2004, recognize institutions who are “implementing exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to contemporary challenges in...  [Read More]

Passionate Pursuits: Excelsior Staff Play Flag Football for Charity

At Excelsior College, employees volunteer for a diverse array of charitable causes outside of work hours. Many nonprofits offer events, but this one is unique. The Blondes vs. Brunettes, is a flag football game played with women to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association...  [Read More]

Commentary: Students Often Confused by the Complexities of Plagiarism

Today, on Excelsior Commentary, Dr. Crystal Sands continues her exploration of the nature of plagiarism. ___ In my last blog on plagiarism, I explored the complicated nature of plagiarism, how plagiarism is relative to a culture, a field, and even a specific...  [Read More]

Commentary: Is Michael Daniels Cyber-Lite or Just Right?

Today on Excelsior Commentary, Dr. Jane LeClair discusses Michael Daniels and whether you need technical expertise in an area in order to lead it. _____ Recently, Michael Daniels, the cyber security czar for the Obama administration openly admitted during an interview with...  [Read More]

Excelsior’s Dr. David Seelow to Appear on Travel Channel’s “Inventing the Cloudbuster”

Excelsior College’s Dr. David Seelow will appear tonight on an episode of Travel Channel’s “Monumental Mysteries” centered on Dr. Wilhelm Reich, a brilliant, marginalized, and eccentric psychiatrist. The program, which airs at 9 pm Eastern/8 Central, focuses on the end of Reich’s...  [Read More]

National Cybersecurity Institute MOOC Explores Evolving Cyber Field

This fall, the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College will once again offer “Introduction to Cybersecurity”, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Registration for the course, which will run from September 22 through November 23, is now open to the general public....  [Read More]

Turning the Joy of Writing into a College Degree

Do you have a passion for telling a story? Have you ever thought, “I should just write a book”? Now you can earn a master’s degree and write a book at the same time! Excelsior College’s offers a fully online Master of...  [Read More]

Togetherness: Earning a College Degree & Serving in the U.S. Army

Lloyd and Arnecia Gallop were high school sweethearts. They traveled the world while serving the U.S. Army – one as an active duty soldier and the other as a U.S. Army civilian employee. Recently, both graduated from Excelsior College with a Bachelor...  [Read More]

Commentary: What Would Happen if Ebola Virus Spread to the U.S.?

In the wake of the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Dr. Rena Jones, a Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, Excelsior College faculty instructor, and an expert on Public Health and Epidemiology, shared her thoughts with Excelsior Life via...  [Read More]

Commentary: Plagiarism in Our Culture

Today on Excelsior Commentary, Dr. Crystal Sands discusses the most recent high-profile plagiarism incidents and what it says about our culture. — Plagiarism has been in the news a lot lately—a lot. In the last few months, we have seen a rash...  [Read More]

Commentary: Change Your Passwords

Today on Excelsior Commentary, Dr. Jane LeClair discusses the reported theft of 1.2 billion online passwords and user names by Russian hackers. —- Well those Russian backed hackers in Eastern Europe have done it again…set what appears to be a record for...  [Read More]

National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) Webinars to Explore Steganography, Threats to Health Care

The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College will host two webinars in the month of August. Cybersecurity Threats in Health Care August 18, 1 pm – 2 pm As the healthcare industry has moved from paper-based records to more digital information transferred...  [Read More]

Commentary: Disruptive Innovations Creating Opportunities for Writers

Today on Excelsior Commentary, Susan Petrie discusses why publishing model disruptions are a net positive for aspiring writers. – The book industry is in flux. Boy, is it in flux. Almost daily, there are heated disputes that involve the role of corporate...  [Read More]

Hillary K. Harding of Excelsior College Chosen for American Institute of CPAs Leadership Academy

Hillary K. Harding, Controller at Excelsior College, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 6th annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall. Harding will join an exclusive group of rising stars in...  [Read More]

Alumni Stories: Mother, Daughter Hear Call of Nursing

Unlike other 2014 Excelsior College graduates, when Amy Bryson walked across the Commencement stage this month to receive her diploma, the Bachelor of Science in nursing graduate didn’t have to look to the crowd to find support from her family. Her mother...  [Read More]

Commentary: Is America Ready for a Cyber War?

According to Bloomberg News and Smart Grid News, yet another cyber attack occurred on the digital infrastructure of the US and Europe this month. This time the attack was no small intrusion, but a massive systems breach of thousands of power plants...  [Read More]

Baldwin Joins Excelsior College Executive Staff

Excelsior College announced today that Dr. James N. Baldwin, a highly experienced education administrator, is joining the executive staff at the College as vice president and chief of staff. In this position, Baldwin will oversee the operations of the office of the...  [Read More]

School of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant

Improved patient outcomes and reduced health care costs are the result of increased levels of education among nurses. This was a finding from a study produced by the Institute of Medicine and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a result,...  [Read More]

Commentary: Printed Books Tell Two Kinds of Stories

Today on Excelsior Commentary, Susan Petrie discusses why every printed book actually tells two stories; the one that’s written, and the one that’s communicated in thoughtful design. – Last month, in a used-book-buying frenzy, I picked up a copy of The Yellow...  [Read More]