February 2011 is already here! Can you believe it? I think we probably say that every year, but it is still amazing how fast the days, weeks, and months pass by. If you’re like many people, you started off the New Year with some goals in mind. Perhaps you even wrote them down somewhere to remind you. Question is, are you still working on those goals? Or have you already given up, or changed course to some different goals? Hopefully you are staying on track and staying focused on the same goals you set on January 1. The key is to remain disciplined, and to realize that small steps taken each day will translate into big results down the road.
Before you know it, March will be here, then April, May, etc. When those months arrive, will you be looking back, wishing you had stayed focused on achieving your daily goals? Or will you be celebrating the victories you have experienced thus far, while eagerly anticipating those to come?
Make this year different and better than the past…stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself, and do not allow anyone or anything to deter you from achieving them.
January 27, 2011: Belhaven University’s Online Program will be reducing their tuition rates effective March 7, 2011! Belhaven’s Online program offers degrees in Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, and Mississippi Alternate Teacher Certification. “When you consider Belhaven University’s online degrees, because of our long history, you know the quality and service will be there. Our new tuition rates make Belhaven online degrees a great value when you compare our quality, service, and price,” says Audrey Kelleher, Vice President of Adult and Graduate Marketing and Development. The new tuition prices are as follows:
Undergraduate = $320 per credit hour
Graduate = $520 per credit hour
Mississippi Alternative Teacher Certification = $445 per credit hour
Each program has a $225 resource fee for each course, which includes all required textbooks, the shipment of books to the students prior to the start of all courses, use of the Belhaven Warren A. Hood library and all online library data bases and electronic books, and academic support services to assure successful completion of the program. These new rates will hold through June 2012.
Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.
Another year is here! Have you set any goals? How are you doing so far? Remember…one day at a time. And do not give up! Stay the course, and stay disciplined.
Although it’s still 2010 and we haven’t gotten through the Christmas season yet, I think now is a great time to reflect on this past year and start thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2011. With a new year comes the opportunity to start fresh–it’s a good feeling. But for many of us, the feeling of newness and anticipation for the upcoming year lasts for about a month and then we are back into our old routine again. Human nature I suppose.
Why not make 2011 different? Set a few goals that are attainable and realistic, but also ones that will give you fulfillment and satisfaction after reaching them. Or, just set one goal and focus solely on that until you achieve it. I have the bad habit of setting a number of goals and not completing many, if any, of them in a year’s time. But this year I would rather focus on one important thing and complete it, than create a list of goals that I forget about come February.
So, do you have some goals for 2011? Take time this month to ponder that question, and ask yourself what would be meaningful to your life if you accomplished it in 2011. And think about how good you would feel come December 2011 having reached those goals. Chances are, you would be motivated to achieve even more in 2012. Stop wondering about what-ifs and waiting for something to happen…just go for it and make it happen yourself.
On December 3 and 4, Belhaven University will present the 78th annual Singing Christmas Tree on December 3 & 4. Since 1933, Belhaven students have been donning robes and forming the shape of a tree to sing carols and celebrate the advent of Christmas. This is North America’s oldest outdoor annual concert of its kind.
The tradition that attracts thousands each year was highlighted in the December 2008 issue of Southern Living magazine. It has been named one of the “Top 20 Events” for December 2010 by the Southeast Tourism Society.
For over 75 years, Belhaven has presented the Tree as a gift to the community. “Generations of families have made the Singing Christmas Tree part of their holiday,” says Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, director of the Tree. “Thousands of students have sung on the Tree, and past soloists of ‘O Holy Night’ return to hear the new soloists. Although the songs change and the faces change, the Singing Christmas Tree always remains a celebration of the love of God coming down to earth as man.”
This is a family-friendly event, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. The event is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night (December 3-4) in the Belhaven Soccer Bowl. Admission is free. Call 601-974-6494 for more information.
Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.
Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.
Been thinking about returning to college to complete your bachelor’s degree, or pursue a graduate degree? If so, now is the time to start planning for January. Even though it’s only two months away, you still have time to apply and get enrolled in a program.
The adult education market presents you with plenty of options and modalities for completing your degree. There is really no excuse for not attending and pursuing your goals. It is up to you…make the decision to get your degree and commit to improving your future. You can do it!
Here’s an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, which highlights a recent report from The College Board on the value of a college degree. It’s worth the read! Click here to read the entire article.
“Higher education has a public-relations problem. Family incomes are stagnant, but tuition keeps going up. Many students who begin college don’t graduate. Even among those who do, students who borrow are finishing with greater and greater average debt burdens. And then they’re walking into a tough job market. So what is a college degree really worth?
The answer to that question is clearly important for higher education. But trying to find it isn’t easy and brings a fair bit of controversy.”
Women Lead in Doctorates
September 14, 2010 (from Inside Higher Ed)
With female enrollments growing at all levels of higher education, doctoral degrees have been one area where men have continued to dominate. No more. New data being released today show that in 2008-9, for the first time ever, women earned a majority of the doctoral degrees awarded in the United States. …….. click here to read more.
When Congress passed the health care law earlier this year, it also changed the law for student loans. Please be aware of these changes and contact your student financial aid office to find out how this impacts you.
This is an inspiring story and one that should show all of us that it’s never too late for college! Enjoy…