Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Technology Deal for WGU Students, Faculty, & Alumni

The WGU Alumni page is regularly updated with deals for Students and Alumni.  The most recent addition being that of IT Services and Solutions and thier Academic pricing especially for WGU students, faculty, and alumni.

If you have not been to the WGU Alumni page lately, head on over and check out the deals on thier "Perks" tab - WGU Alumni Perks .  If you are a windows user and need antivirus for your PC,  ITSS supports XP, Vista, 7,8, and 10.  Keep your PCs running like factory new.  Proctect yourself from, hackers, viruses, adware, and slow performance at a substantial discount.
 WGU Alumni Perks

Monday, February 7, 2011

WGU Career Cafe Webinars

WGU Career Cafe Webinars - February Schedule

Alumni & Career Services has some exciting webinars coming up in February. Please make sure to remind your students/graduates about this great resource by sending them to - http://alumni.wgu.edu/februarycareercafes

  • February 9 - Teacher Recruiting Fairs
  • February 16 - Getting Started with Optimal Resume- Practice Interview Software
  • February 23 - The Federal Government Is Hiring!

Space is limited, so please RSVP at - http://alumni.wgu.edu/februarycareercafes

Detailed descriptions, times, and connection information can be found at the link above or in the Mentor Development Community - WGU Career Cafe Webinars for Students/Graduates - February Schedule

WGU Winter 2011 Graduation to be WebCast Live

Winter 2011 Commencement Ceremony Broadcast

As most  are already aware, WGU is holding their Winter Graduation Ceremony this Saturday at 10am Mountain Time.

Graduates and family who are not able to attend the 2011 Winter Commencement Ceremony can watch a live broadcast of the ceremony via the Internet. All current and potential students are also invited to attend via webcast.

Be prepared to be inspired, motivated, and uplifted by those who have been invited to speak. This is not something you will want to miss.

To watch the ceremony online, go to the following link on February 12, 2011, 10:00 AM (Mountain Time):

Friday, February 4, 2011

WGU's Information Security Assurance Center Presentation

WGU's ISA Center Presents:
Being Proactive and Less Reactive in Security Ops and Cyber Attack Response


Time: 2:00 pst, 3:00 mst, 5:00 est

Date: February 9, 2011

Cyber threat awareness within the security operations center is a key to creating a workforce able to respond

to malicious attacks. Preventing a cyber attack has become almost impossible with the amount of malicious

software and viruses so being able to respond and quarantine is a important in a proactive operation. Overall

structure and education is the key to a proactive security operations center. The session will discuss digital "fingerprinting" and pattern behaviors of hackers.

WHO: Christina Raftery, Information Systems Security Officer, FBI Los Angeles Field Office


Conference Number(s): 1-866-910-4857
Participant Code: 998574
To join the meeting:

All Students and guests are invited to attend ISA center events.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The WGU Connection

The Official WGU Blog site offered a Great Post on Setting up for a new term

WGU has an official blog which offers tons of great info info on getting the most out of your university experience.

While it may not exactly keep you up to date on what's new you will be missing out it you don't take some time to check out their content.


If you will be starting a new term, just started one, or are even in the middle of one you should check out this post and consider their recommendations.

Monday, January 10, 2011

WGU IT Course Moving to LabSim for Pre-assessments

LabSim for Pre-assessments

While it may not apply to all courses in WGU's BSIT programs, Those with the LabSim as a primay resource are moving away from Measure Up as the Pre-assessment and testing in LabSim instead as a pre-assessment.

To see if your BSIT course is one that uses LabSim as a pre-assessment, check the course of study. Here you can find the details of how to use LabSim as a pre-assessment: LabSim Pre-assessments

The move seems to be to the advantage of students in being a more directed and focused approach to test preparation as well as giving students one less resource in which to engage.  Preliminary results are very positive and feedback has been very good from both student and mentors on the change.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Discount on School Supplies at Amazon.com

Amazon Offers Discount on Select Office Supplies to Students

Amazon.com has released a coupon code for students that expires on Jan 15th. It is good for select office supplies commonly needed for students. It offers exceptional savings at 25% off selected item when checking out using the coupon code: NJE8O6VS. Take a moment to check out some recommendations and don't forget to use the coupon code - original link.

Recommended School Supplies for which this coupon code specifically applies

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Have You Worked with a SAP Specialist?

For the last year, WGU providing the assistance and expertise of Learning Specialists called SAP Specialists to help students get the most out of their academic experience and to help students get the most value for their tuition dollar.

Check out the SAP Tip of the Week blog to learn more about SAP Specialists and to see some recent study tips.

SAP Specialists focusing on teaching:

  •  Improving Time Management
  •  Creating Support
  •  Establishing Purpose
  •  Managing Unexpected Events (life circumstances such as divorce, health, family obligations)
  •  Using Quality Study Strategies 
SAP Specialist have an 8 week mini-series of calls that they present (one per week) which focus on these topics.

To start taking advantage of this valuable resource, contact your Mentor.

Friday, December 17, 2010

WGU Closed 4 Days in December

WGU Closing for the Holidays
Have a wonderful holiday season and be sure to take time for family and friends.

Be sure to make arrangements with your mentor to update them my email or phone as is appropriate for your academic standing. Most mentors will be taking the university holidays of Dec 24th and 25th as well as Dec 31st and Jan 1st off.  If you will not me available for your scheduled call, be sure to make arrangements with your mentor.

Contact with your mentor = Attendance

For tips on being productive over the break, check out the new WGU SAP Tips blog.

Best Wishes!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shared Google Calendar for WGU Natural Science COS Mentor Chats

If you are enrolled in INC1/ INC1 there is now a shared Google calendar that you can use to copy Live Topic Chats to your own WGU Google Calendar.

For those of you who can't attend, these are recorded for you access and review through the Natural Science Learning Community.  If you want to see this list and are not in his community, just ask your mentor to add you in.

If you are having any trouble with the course, don't hesitate to contact a COS Mentor - Send Email