The Surprising Effect That Job Insecurity Has on Workplace Safety
Aug10

The Surprising Effect That Job Insecurity Has on Workplace Safety

Although news of major layoffs and high unemployment rates has tapered off as the economy has recovered from the 2008 recession, there are still some residual reminders of those dark days. One of the most significant is the feeling of most Americans (63 percent) that overall job security has declined since the late 1980’s, and that the likelihood of  losing a job at some point during your career is fairly high. At the same time, most...

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Waldorf Launches Online M.A. in Education, Effective Teacher Program
Aug10

Waldorf Launches Online M.A. in Education, Effective Teacher Program

This month, Waldorf University launched its new Master of Arts in education, effective teacher program. The new program is designed to help working educators bolster their teaching efficiency, refine their leadership skills and grow their potential in their field. “We are excited to add the Master of Arts in education to our online offerings,” said Waldorf University President Dr. Robert Alsop. “With the addition of this program,...

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Why More Fire Science Experts Are Studying Human Behavior
Jul12

Why More Fire Science Experts Are Studying Human Behavior

When you hear a fire alarm, what do you do? Immediately head to the nearest exit? If you are like most people, you probably answered yes to that question. After all, no one wants to be caught inside of a burning building, and the universally accepted response to a fire alert system is to evacuate the premises. The problem is, though, that in a typical emergency, most people don’t actually immediately head for the exit. Instead, they...

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Darren Dibrell: A No-Nonsense, Empathetic, Grateful, Rock Solid Leader
Jun13

Darren Dibrell: A No-Nonsense, Empathetic, Grateful, Rock Solid Leader

Growing up in the inner city San Antonio, Waldorf student Darren Dibrell decided at an early age that he was going to pursue greatness. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I didn’t want to end up [as] another statistic,” said Darren. So, he made moves. He asked a high school teacher to help him get a co-op job with the Bexar County Sheriff. After the co-op was completed, he was hired full-time as a correctional officer. It...

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Warrior Profile: Ashby’s Safety Career Takes Flight
Apr12

Warrior Profile: Ashby’s Safety Career Takes Flight

Like many of our students, Micah Ashby struggled to find his career calling at first. Working in the aerospace/defense industry for 12 years, Micah was ready for a change, but wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do. After considering his options—and a chance encounter at work—one day it just hit him. Flash forward a few years and now, Micah is graduating from Waldorf this May with a B.A.S. in occupational safety and health. “As I was...

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