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Violinist melds music, mindfulness with an Oregon State language and liberal arts degree online

Rebecca Sabine Ramsey had enjoyed a colorful career playing music alongside everyone from Frank Sinatra to Celine Dion, but by 2020, this professional violinist was ready for her next act. So she enrolled with Oregon State University Ecampus, determined to finish her bachelor’s degree online and discover new ways to incorporate her passion for mindfulness more deeply into her day job.

3 reasons to earn a business and communications microcredential online

The field of business and communications is rapidly evolving. And employers need people with the relevant and in-demand skills to meet organizational needs. Enter: microcredentials. In a few short courses, you can gain skills in business and communications and earn a digital badge to signify to employers your unique skills.

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Ecampus grads share their advice on returning to college online

Oregon State Ecampus grads know all too well how hard returning to college can be when juggling it with life and work. Here, they share their tips for success and self-motivation through thick and thin.

Oregon State history master’s student uses her education to bring the past to life

“I’m currently working with a few historical cemeteries to create an interactive walking experience that educates participants on the area’s history,” said history master’s degree student Jessica Sue Cole. “Bringing stories to life of those who’ve gone before us and sharing that information in a way that engages people with the past — it’s the most rewarding job I can imagine.”

Oregon State online public policy grad working for ‘an entire generation of children’

Matt Pennon knew firsthand the joys of fostering children; he and his husband built their family by fostering five kids in six years. He was also no stranger to the challenges. And thanks to employees in Santa Barbara County’s Department of Social Services who saw his potential — and the opportunity to gain relevant skills online with Oregon State — Pennon has successfully parlayed those experiences into a career offering families like his essential training and assistance.

Online applied humanities degree provides professional skills in an affordable manner

Driven to help adult learners with some college experience finish their degrees online in an affordable manner while enhancing professional skills, Oregon State University offers an applied humanities bachelor’s program that features career-focused courses, a zero-tuition benefit and low-cost learning materials.

Now at Harvard, Oregon State online grad still “over the moon” with religious studies

Monique Lanier is a graduate of Oregon State’s religious studies online bachelor’s program, and the experience profoundly impacted her — academically and in myriad other ways. And her alma mater helped pave her path to one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

OSU faculty, staff to receive awards from Ecampus for dedication to student experience

The 2022 Ecampus Awards celebrate OSU faculty and staff excellence and commitment to student success through superior online experiences.

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Careers in the field of psychology ‘booming’ with the help of technology

Our lives are often made better because of technological advances and the ways in which we interact with computers. This is increasingly true in the field of psychology, one in which industry professionals and the people who benefit from psychological services use technology to conduct business and communicate.

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Oregon State University ranked #1 for Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a newly published ranking. College Choice put Oregon State atop its list of the 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges. OSU offers more than 20 liberal arts degree and certificate programs online.