2006 Walden In the News

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Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education Has Announced Its 2006 Publisher’s Picks
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, November 2006

This issue of the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education lists Walden University in the “Publisher’s Picks” section for 2006. It describes the university as one that offers Hispanic students a solid chance at academic success.

© Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 2006

Rites of Passage Told in “Our Voices Speak”
The Atlanta Voice, November 30–December 6, 2006

Binta Masani, a Walden University adult education leadership doctoral candidate, talks about “Our Voices Speak,” her short documentary film that focuses on the life transitions of seven African American women ranging in age from 16 to 96. The women’s stories affect women of all ages, races, religions, and cultural backgrounds. Ms. Masani also discusses the positive reaction she received when she presented the film to her fellow doctoral students at Walden’s Conference on Social Change in October 2006.

© The Atlanta Voice 2006

Nursing 911
Latina Style, November 5, 2006

Dr. Marion G. Anema, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Nursing, discusses the nationwide shortage in the traditionally female-dominated profession of nursing. According to Dr. Anema, there is a need for Hispanic bilingual nurses to serve the growing Hispanic population and to prevent substandard health care that results from language barriers and a lack of cultural understanding.

© Latina Style 2006

Click and Earn a Master’s Degree
Military Advanced Education, November 1, 2006

With flexible program completion time and the ability to work anytime, anywhere, online degrees are especially appealing to military learners. David Brigham, Walden University vice provost for student development, notes that Walden is the only graduate school to offer a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Business Administration programs—two areas of particular interest to military learners—fully online. Fifty-two military personnel are currently enrolled in master’s programs at Walden.

© Military Advanced Education 2006


Conference on Social Change Attracts Diverse Crowd
Capital News Service, October 26, 2006

Walden University President Dr. Paula E. Peinovich describes the annual Conference on Social Change as a way to fulfill the university’s mission of helping students to effect positive social change around the world. Dr. Marion Angelica, director of the Center for Social Change at Walden, points out that the conference is a great way for students who do most of their work online to meet faculty and other peers face to face. 

© Capital News Service 2006

Online University Goes Face to Face at Conference on Social Change
Baltimore Examiner, October 20, 2006

Walden University held its second annual Conference on Social Change, where 400 social change leaders, doctoral students, faculty, and alumni gathered to take part in more than 25 workshops and presentations on issues of social change that improve the human condition and help people, groups, organizations, cultures, and society progress toward a more positive future.

© Baltimore Examiner 2006

Largest Grad Programs: Special Annual Guide: eLearning Explodes
U.S. News & World Report, October 16, 2006

In this annual report, 435 institutions across the country were surveyed to determine the largest graduate programs. Walden University had four programs rank in the top five: Education (No. 1), Public Health (No. 3), Business (No. 4), and Engineering (No. 5).

© U.S. News & World Report 2006

Minorities Go to Net for Advanced Degrees
St. Paul Pioneer Press, October 8, 2006

Paula Peinovich, president and provost of Walden University, discounts the idea that minority students prefer online education because they can’t be seen, and cites convenience and the ability to tailor their research as reasons students of any race or ethnicity choose online education when seeking advanced degrees. Carolyn Estes and Ben Moita, both Walden Ph.D. students, are also quoted.

© St. Paul Pioneer Press 2006


What Black Women Need to Know About Eating Disorders
JET magazine, September 25, 2006

Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, a skill development coordinator at Walden University who also owns and operates a small private health practice, discusses anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating Disorder (BED) and their effects on black women. Although many people think these disorders affect only white, middle-class women, Rush-Wilson explains the psychological nature of these disorders and how they can affect any woman in today’s society.

© JET 2006

Service Learning: Making a Difference One Degree at a Time
MSN Online Degrees, September 22, 2006

Tim Bolton, who earned an MS in Psychology at Walden University and is now finishing his PhD in Psychology there, is using his degree to bolster his nonprofit work. Dr. Marion Angelica, dean of Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses how individuals can find institutions that are truly committed to social change. 

© MSN Online Degrees 2006

MBA Programs Look to Differentiate
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, September 1, 2006

In this Q&A discussion, John Vinton, dean of Walden University’s School of Management, discusses Walden’s management program, giving a brief look at the new classes and programs, program challenges, strategies for combating those challenges, highlights of the recent academic year, and goals for the next academic year. On a side note, Walden’s School of Management is ranked third in Minnesota M.B.A. programs in the magazine, according to 2005 fall enrollments.

© Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2006


Hospitals Left Without Their Right Hands
Rumbo de Houston, August 23, 2006

There is a desperate need for nurses in the nation’s hospitals, but universities often don’t have enough spots for new students because of a lack of resources and a shortage of faculty. According to Dr. Marion G. Anema, faculty chair of Walden’s MSN program, nurses today are overworked, and there is a growing need for new nurses to replace nurse retirees. Walden’s nursing program is working to meet these critical needs by increasing the number of nurse educators and leaders in the industry.

© Rumbo de Houston 2006

Donde Estan las Enfermeras/ Where Are the Nurses?
Washington Hispanic, August 11, 2006

Dr. Marion G. Anema, faculty chair of Walden University’s MSN program, discusses the shortage of nurses nationwide and the under-representation of Hispanics in the profession. She cites the lack of qualified nurse educators as one cause for the shortage, and says that Walden is seeking to alleviate this shortage by increasing the number of nurse educators and leaders through its nursing program.

© Washington Hispanic 2006

Fear of Feedback: Managing Performance Improvement
SHRM Online, August 11, 2006

In Society for Human Resource Management Online, Dr. Susan H. Jespersen, lead human resource faculty member of Walden University, discusses common myths and fears professionals have of conducting performance feedback and performance accountability.

© SHRM Online 2006


El Gran Agujero de los Baby Boomers/ The Great Void of the Baby Boomers
Hoy, July 20, 2006
By Jose Melendrez

By 2008, 42% of baby boomers will retire in the United States, leaving more than 3 million jobs in the public and health sectors vacant. Dr. Marion Angelica, dean of Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, and Ana Sanchez, a spokesperson for Walden, discuss the effects of these vacancies and the crucial need for highly trained personnel, especially in the wake of national crises like Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina, or to combat potential threats like Avian Flu or West Nile virus.

© Hoy 2006

Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers 2006
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, July 15, 2006

In the 2006 Top Graduate Degree Producers analysis by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Walden University ranks high on the list across numerous multicultural segments and degree programs. The comprehensive analysis of historically black colleges and universities and also of traditionally white institutions ranked Walden a top producer of master’s and doctorate minority graduates in disciplines including education, business, and psychology.

© Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 2006

Online University to Hold Graduation
Herald Times, July 14, 2006

Walden University celebrated its summer commencement in traditional ceremonies held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. “Our newest graduates personify Walden’s mission of expanding access to higher education to working professionals and fostering positive social change around the globe,” says Walden President Paula Peinovich.

© Herald Times 2006

How to Judge For-Profits
Inside Higher Ed, July 10, 2006

As enrollment in for-profit institutions increases, accrediting bodies will need far more vigorous reporting to see how they measure up to each other. On a related note, Walden President Paula Peinovich explains that as state funding for higher education decreases, public institutions and nonprofits are becoming more alike in their decision-making processes. “The source of funding is less important than the mission,” she says.

© Inside Higher Ed 2006


Healing Arts
The Times-Picayune, June 12, 2006

Dr. Bonnie Nastasi, director of Walden University’s School Psychology specialization, talks about the importance of developing long-term strategies to help children who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Through a partnership of Walden and Tulane universities, Dr. Nastasi helped create a mental health healing curriculum used by a charter school in New Orleans.

© The Times-Picayune 2006

New Needs in New Orleans
APA Monitor, June 6, 2006

This article highlights how school psychologists are helping children evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina express their feelings, and features the mental health healing curriculum developed by Dr. Bonnie Nastasi, director of Walden’s school psychology specialization, and Dr. Stacy Overstreet of Tulane University to aid Lusher Charter School students in New Orleans.

© APA Monitor 2006

From Household Management to Running a Corporate Family
AOL Online Campus, June 1, 2006

In this article, Walden graduate La Rhonda M. Edwards, discusses how her work in human resource management helps her to manage responsibilities at home and vice versa, and how most human resource responsibilities center around caring for the needs of those in an organization.

© AOL Online Campus 2006

Heart of Gold
AOL Online Campus, June 1, 2006

Dr. Gary Kelsey, faculty member at Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses the desire of many professionals to work and make a positive impact in their communities, and how Walden courses that emphasize “theory into action” are helping students put their education into action for the good of their communities and careers.

© AOL Online Campus 2006


Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health
Monster.com, May 25, 2006

Walden alumna, Hilda Shepeard, talks about what it’s like to work for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), with the best and brightest in public health. Also, Dr. Raymond Thron, chair of Walden’s public health doctoral program, talks about the high level competition for obtaining CDC jobs.

© Monster.com 2006

High Tech MBAs Target the High Tech Pro
InfoWorld, May 22, 2006

Reaching new heights in a global environment means integrating constantly changing technology into core business functions. Dr. Rebecca Sidler, faculty chair of Walden’s high-tech MBA program, describes how Walden’s Global Competitive Environment course deals with issues as diverse as international law, virtual teams, and distance management. Also, a Walden high-tech MBA student explains why uncertainty about offshore outsourcing helped motivate her to pursue her MBA and improve her marketability.

© InfoWorld 2006


Some Students Seek Online Degrees to Fill Learning Gaps
Federal Times, April 10, 2006

In this special report on how online schools are filling an education niche for government workers, Dr. Marion Angelica, dean of Walden’s new school of public policy and administration, discusses the foundation and curriculum of the school’s program as well as the launch of a new scholarship aimed at federal employees. A current Walden public policy doctoral student also talks about his online higher education experience.

© Federal Times 2006

University Launches Online School of Public Policy and Administration
Government Procurement, April 1, 2006
By Government Procurement

Government Procurement covers the launch of Walden’s new school of public policy and administration, and the creation of a scholarship for federal employees, both designed to help current management retrain and prepare new leaders in the government and nonprofit sectors in anticipation of upcoming shortages in the public service sector.

© Government Procurement 2006

One-to-One Wisdom
Technology & Learning, April 1, 2006

Laptop computing programs have been in K–12 schools since the 1990s, but one-to-one learning has re-emerged as a topic in tech education circles. In this story about expert tips on how to approach professional development in laptop environments, Walden faculty member, Jim Lehmann, offers his own tip on one-to-one learning—stay current on the topic by attending professional development courses, learn and implement something new each time.

© Technology & Learning 2006


Profile of an Online University and Services Provided for Students with Disabilities
Converge Online, March 31, 2006

Converge Magazine takes an in-depth look at Walden and the services it provides for students with disabilities. Carolyn Roney, Walden’s director of disability services, shares information about how Walden strives to provide barrier-free education for students with disabilities through various delivery modifications and assistance.

© Converge Online 2006

A Healing Curriculum
Teacher Magazine, March 17, 2006

In this Q&A with Teacher Magazine, Dr. Bonnie Natasi talks about the Walden and Tulane University partnership that created a recovery and healing curriculum for some New Orleans students in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. One morning each week for 12 weeks, the teachers at Lusher Charter School guided students through lessons that helped them share their Katrina stories and learn coping techniques.

© Teacher Magazine 2006  © Technology & Learning

Online Degrees Clicking Up the Academic Ladder
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 4, 2006

Walden's president, Paula E. Peinovich, PhD, discussed necessary quality safeguards in higher education, following the repeal of the 50/50 rule as part of the Higher Education Reauthorization Act.

© Minneapolis Star Tribune 2006

MBA Moms Make a Difference
Online Degree Magazine, Spring–Summer 2006

Vicki Salemi discusses how moms juggle family and home life while pursuing their M.B.A. degrees.

© Online Degree Magazine 2006

Prepare to Transfer, Cyber-Style
Online Degree Magazine, Spring/Summer 2006

Walden’s Director of Admissions, Dina-Athena Vakiaros, discusses different tactics for making the transfer from brick-and-mortar schools to online schools.

© Online Degree Magazine 2006

Busy CEOs Recognize the Value of Technology-Fueled Education
Online Degree Magazine, Spring/Summer 2006

Walden’s alumna Sharon Freeman is featured is this story about the benefits of online learning for C-level executives.

© Online Degree Magazine 2006

Dream Jobs
Online Degree Magazine, March 1, 2006

Walden MS in Education student, Aisha Cureton, explains how pursuing her online degree program track complements her dream job as a teacher abroad.

© Online Degree Magazine 2006

Online Course Addresses Educator Shortage
Pulse Magazine-Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 1, 2006

Laura Raines discusses the ever-present nursing shortage and how online schools like Walden are addressing the issue.

© Pulse Magazine 2006

Lusher Charter School’s Healing Curriculum
WWL Channel 4, March 1, 2006

Dr. Bonnie Natasi talks about the Walden and Tulane University partnership that created a healing curriculum for Lusher Charter School students in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

© WWL Channel 4 2006

Top Online Universities
Hi! Magazine, March 1, 2006

Walden is recommended as a leading choice of online universities for international students.

© Hi! Magazine 2006


What’s Hot in Grad School Degrees?
AOL Online Campus, February 21, 2006

Dr. Marion Angelica, dean of Walden’s school of public policy and administration, explains that MPA and PPA degrees are on the rise because of public sector shortages and the need for highly skilled employees.

© AOL Online Campus 2006

Evaluating Online MBA Programs
Banker & Tradesman, February 20, 2006

Effectively evaluating online MBA programs and degrees is increasingly important as more people continue to pursue them. John Vinton, dean of Walden’s school of management, explains how.

© Banker & Tradesman 2006


Higher Learning: E-Learning is Living Up to Its Promise
Minnesota Technology, Winter, 2006

Dr. Rebecca Sidler, a key designer and faculty chair of Walden’s high tech MBA program, discusses educational development as a key employee retention tool, as well as the power and future of e-learning. According to Dr. Sidler, online universities can leverage technology to give working adults the best opportunity to learn.

© Minnesota Technology 2006

Moms Heading Back to School
MSN Encarta, January 3, 2006

Walden University student Winnie Warner discusses how pursuing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration is increasing her professional productivity and helping to make a better life for her family.

© MSN Encarta 2006