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APU’s Top 10 for 2015: Our Year in Review

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Top-10-2015APUS-InsiderBy Online Learning Tips Staff

For American Public University, 2015 brought many rewarding student success stories, another accomplished graduating class, the launch of our versatile native app, and new academic programs. Our year in review highlights the top university news of the year, shared through our weekly newsletter, The Insider.

  1. New Law to Require Passports for Domestic U.S. Travel
    In Homeland Security Brief: Air travel identification requirements are tightening for residents of certain states, forcing up to 31 million Americans to carry passports to fly domestically. Will you have to be one of them?
  2. This May End in a Graveyard Smash
    Trick or treat? NASA recently discovered a skyscraper-sized asteroid hurtling toward Earth at nearly 80,000 mph. It heads our way on Halloween — but just how close will it get to our planet and why was it only detected on October 10th?
  3. New Programs Keep Pace with Changing Healthcare Environment
    We’re deepening our commitment to healthcare professionals by launching our new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Health Information Management (HIM) graduate and undergraduate degrees.
  4. Introducing the New APUS Mobile App
    From checking grades and posting to forums, to reading announcements, the new APUS mobile app has innovative features to boost your overall learning experience. Learn more about its convenient tools, including offline mode and upcoming enhancements.
  5. What to Expect at Commencement
    We honored thousands of graduates and family members on June 12-13, 2015, at National Harbor, Maryland. From rallies and networking receptions, to service events and graduation ceremonies, get your sneak peek now at what 2016 commencement celebrations will be like and share it with your friends.
  6. #APUSGrad 2015: Making Lifelong Learning Memories
    From the surprise servicemember homecoming and making 17,000 meals for those in need, to student awards and graduation ceremonies – Commencement 2015 inspired thousands. If you were unable to attend or join our livestream audience, here’s the next best thing to being there.
  7. Journey From High School Dropout to Successful College Graduate
    Recent APU graduate Mark Torres built on his military experience to land a management position with Walmart. Learn how his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, through our university’s Lifelong Learning Program with Walmart, also helped him accomplish his goal in a story in the Huron Daily Tribune.
  8. Writing Guidance from the CIA
    One of the biggest hurdles to mastering intelligence writing is removing the academic writing styles from analysts and retraining them in the intel style. In this post, APUS staff member Leischen Stelter explores the need for writing improvement in your career field as proposed by CIA experts.
  9. Show Us Where You Take #APUwithyou
    This fun campaign marked the launch of the university’s mascot site. We asked students to celebrate their mascot and show their school spirit on social media, check out a fun new video, and download free wallpapers for their desktop and mobile devices.
  10. U.S. News Rankings: It’s the Company You Keep
    APUS made front-page news in our hometown’s newspaper, Spirit of Jefferson, with its third consecutive, national recognition for its undergraduate programs.

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