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Earn Your Degree in a Young and Green City—Denver, Colorado

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Argosy University, Denver provides students the opportunity to earn a degree while surrounded by beautiful mountains within a young, progressive city. The school is located within walking distance of Hutchinson Park and is a short distance from the expansive Cherry Creek State Park.

Argosy University, Denver offers subjects ranging from Business Administration to Psychology, Health Services Management, Nursing, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Criminal Justice. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules.

Once admitted to the university, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

The instructors in Denver guide students and push them to reach their potential. Students benefit from hands-on learning, internship opportunities, and group projects that prepares them for a career after graduation. Graduate Stacy Hall, who in earned a Master of Arts in Education in Educational Administration from the school in 2015, said, “[At Argosy University, Denver, we had guest speakers, providing us with the] opportunity to learn what they have learned, and get some of the bumps out of the road right away. We didn’t have to learn them on our own, that was amazing.”

Argosy University, Denver is located in one of the fastest growing cities in the country, according to NBC in Denver , with abundant cultural, recreational and natural resources. Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 5,280 feet above sea level—exactly one mile high. It is a clean, young, and green city with over 200 parks, 650 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, and dozens of tree-lined boulevards.

Denver boasts 300 days of annual sunshine and brilliant blue skies. It also has enviable mountain views. The city is home to three new sports stadiums and more than 300 restaurants. Visitors enjoy perusing the restored historic district, a large collection of museums, and a variety of galleries and shopping.

The city is home to the second largest performing arts center in the nation—it even has a unique downtown amusement park. There are also numerous job opportunities for students in Denver.

Take advantage of the opportunities that Argosy University, Denver and the city gives to students—from outdoor activities to downtown internships. Take a look at all of the degrees that Argosy University, Denver has to offer. Then click through on the links to learn more about the programs and how they can help you to achieve your educational and career goals. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 7600 E. Eastman Avenue, Denver, CO 80231

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Stress: A Three Part Series | Part 3: Stress Prevention & Management

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Throughout the past few weeks I have examined the effects of stress, ways to cope with stress, and in my last blog of this series, I will discuss how to prevent oneself from becoming overly or chronically stressed. Stress is inevitable, but it is how we deal with it and prepare for it that can make a big difference. Here are five stress management tips that you can follow in order to prevent yourself from becoming chronically stressed or overly stressed with a particular situation.


1. Mindfulness.

We often spend much of our day multitasking, thinking of what we need to do next, or having a dialog of everything we have on our plate. We do not spend much time in the moment, focusing on the one thing we are doing. The latter is mindfulness. We should take time out of our lives daily to accomplish this. The following is a quick example of a way to practice mindfulness:

Take a walk during your lunch hour. Maybe do a relaxation technique or two. Try to clear out your brain. During your walk, you are going to focus solely on the walk itself, using as many senses as you can. Start with what you are seeing around you. Examine your surroundings; focus on the nature, the cars, the sidewalk. Next, focus on the sounds you hear. Is it quiet? Can you hear the breeze in the trees? What noise does your show make hitting the pavement? Using your sense of hearing, try to pay attention on the sounds occurring around you. Next, move on to smells. Depending on the time of year, you might have different smells in the same place. Try to place your concentration on what you smell around you. Finally, we come to touch. With this sense, examine your bodily sensations. What does the ground feel like beneath your feet? How does the air feel on your skin? In this mindful walk, try to engage as many senses that you can. During your walk, leave the day behind and simply focus on being in the moment.


2. Self-care

We always seem to be taking care of others, our kids, our friends, our family. We help out in any way we can. In doing this, we often forget about ourselves. If we are not taking care of ourselves, we can get to a point where taking care of those we care about is difficult to impossible. Self-care could mean regularly engaging in a hobby, socializing with friends, exercising, finding something to relaxing or meditate, even for a few moments, each day.


3. Maintain a Healthy lifestyle

People deal with stress in many different ways. There are some that tend to turn to food for comfort, some people don’t eat. To ward off stress, some try to numb themselves with alcohol or drugs or sleep it away. These choices can be harmful to ourselves, often creating new stress. Making healthy choices can be a great way to keep your body strong and ready to handle whatever comes its way. This means eating healthy food, to give your body proper nourishment, getting regular exercise, which could be as simple as an evening walk to family or friends. Not only do we need to do healthy things for our bodies, but also our minds. We need breaks, we need self-care.


4. Write Down To Do Lists

We often have running lists in our head to keep track of all of the tasks that we need to complete. In order to not forget them, we can find ourselves thinking about them all of the time. This can be overwhelming and lead to stress. One thing that you can do to prevent this is to write it down. Keep lists of your daily/weekly/regular tasks. Focus on one task at a time. When you complete it, cross it off. It can feel good at the end of the day to see a paper full of crossed out tasks. It can help you feel accomplished. Anything that is left on the list does not need to be carried around and remembered because when you get time for the next task, it is on paper to remind you. Lists help us to remember our tasks, focus on what we are doing, as well as create positive rewards and satisfaction.


5. Understand what you can and cannot control

This one is tough. In life, there are things that we have control over like what time we wake up in the morning, what we choose to eat for breakfast, and there are things that we cannot control, for example traffic on the highway, and sometimes how people react to us or our situations. Often times we focus on what we cannot change, which creates much stress because we just have to live with the circumstances. If we begin to work on creating solutions for what we have control over, it can make stressful situation seem less so. As an example, maybe your boss reprimands you because you are always late for work. What can we not control? Traffic that makes us late, the coffee shop for being extra busy and getting your order wrong, twice, or how your boss handles the situation when you do finally arrive. You could focus on how your boss doesn’t understand the factors that caused you to be late, or you could ruminate on being reprimanded first thing in the morning. You could also focus on how much you hate traffic and how it really spoils a lot of things in your life. What you could also focus on is what control you do have. Maybe you could get up earlier in the morning and leave a half hour earlier. Possibly you could make breakfast at home. Finding the control you have in a situation and trying to let the rest go can go a long way in creating a less stressful environment for yourself.


Written by Cara Metz, Ed.D., LPC

Assistant Professor Counseling Program, Interim Chair of Counseling, Forensic Psychology, & I/O Psychology Programs at Argosy University, Denver

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The APA Monster – Taming the Savage Beast

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No one begins writing by loving the American Psychological Association (APA) format. No one. Sorry.

Yet, APA does not need to scare you into retreating. In fact, if you use a template every time that you write, format can actually raise your grade, make research easier for you, and make it easier for the teacher to grade your paper.

So, where do you get a template? Well, I have included one here for you to use - (attached at very bottom of post)

Simply follow these steps:

  • Open the Template, and Save It as Your Current Paper. This way, you always have the template to use for the next paper.
  • Create Your Headings. Simply follow the instructions that are written in the headings of the template. Highlight the heading, and type your own heading. Do this for all of your headings, paying special attention to the Headings Level 1. These are the headings that make-up the body of your paper, and guide the reader through your thoughts.

The Heading Level 1 can come right from the Rubric for your paper. Rubric is a big word that means the instructions for the paper. This is usually a few boxes with instructions in them, and next to the boxes are point values. This tells you what the teacher is looking for in every paper.

So… make your headings based upon those sections. This will make it easier for the instructor to grade your paper, because your points will be covered concisely. Look at the instructions in the boxes on the rubric. Make a short heading that says those things in your own words. For example, let’s pretend that one box says “analyze data in a clear fashion, giving points of interest about the subject.” So, you write something like “Analysis of Data” as your Heading Level 1. Easy peezy!

Create all your headings from the Rubric, and move-on to the next step.

  • Do Your Research, Based upon the Headings in Your Paper. Research is important to complete every project, but it can lead you into rabbit-holes. It is best to stick to the subjects that are in your paper. These are the things for which you are being graded. Don’t research stuff that is not necessary.

When you find an article that is appropriate to a section in your paper, copy any quotes you want to make, and place them under that heading in your paper. Immediately, put a citation behind the quote to save yourself effort later. Better still, use your own words to describe what the author said, and put a citation behind that. Using too many quotes makes your writing look lazy, and hollow.

Also, add the reference in your Reference section right away, so you don’t have to look for it later. This will increase the speed of your writing. In the template, there are examples of references for the most common resources that are used, and a couple of the uncommon ones too. Use these to create your references by highlighting the parts and replacing them with your own words. For example, highlight the author’s name, and put in the author of your resource, followed by the date, the title, etc....

  • Start Writing. This sounds overly simple, yes. Yet, the fact is that, at this point, you have done all the research. You placed the important stuff under the headings with citations. So, your evidence and descriptions are waiting for you to use them. How you blend all these facts is up to you, of course, but you are well prepared with resources. If you find that you are missing some information, do a little more research.
  • Edit for the Sake of Pete! Before you hand your paper to the teacher, read it out-loud! You will see and hear your mistakes more clearly this way, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and even content mistakes. Make your changes based upon this, and let someone else read it, if you have time. What makes sense to you, doesn’t necessarily make sense to a reader. This can help you clarify points that are muddled.
  • Turn-In Your Paper.

You are done! Really, it can be that simple. You can use APA to assist you in your writing, instead of being afraid of it.

Once you have APA on your side, research can be enjoyable. Honestly! Research is the building of information that suits your academic and career choice. Enjoy it, and write well with APA at your side.

Written by Eric R. Burns

Doctoral Candidate (CES) | Argosy University, Denver

The Information and opinions expressed herein represent the independent opinions and ideas of the faculty and/or staff and do not represent the opinions, advice, or ideas of Argosy University.

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