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Announcing Anytime Audits

Signum University is proud to announce a new feature: Anytime Auditing! This is a brand new way of allowing people to access to our graduate-level courses whenever they like.  For those of you who have been around for a while, this replaces the old Course Pack system – and is even better! Anytime Auditors will be added to a special section […]

Signum University Board Opening

The Signum University Board, Signum’s governing body, currently has an opening for a new at-large member. According to the university’s bylaws, these seats require a public call for self-nominations. Take the time to consider whether you might want to serve in this capacity, or whether someone you know could use a nudge to consider putting […]

Signum Teams with Local Libraries This Summer for the Hobbit Immersion Camp

What’s even better than a second breakfast? What Signum is serving up this summer! For two weeks from July 10 through July 21, Signum University will be partnering with local libraries around the country to present the Hobbit Immersion Camp for kids ages 10 – 13. This free (yes, free!) program is designed to provide […]

Preliminary Mythmoot Program Now Available!

Are you excited for Mythmoot? Have you been waiting to see what what all is going to happen? If so, then wait your wait is now over! The Signum University Events Team has been hard at work to craft a fun-filled weekend to make Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder… the one Mythmoot conference to rule them all! Err…something […]

Explore “The Lord of the Rings” – On Location

On January 3, 2017, Professor Tolkien’s 125th birthday, Signum University and The Mythgard Institute are launching an innovative new program called “Exploring The Lord of the Rings.” In this series, Signum founder and president Dr. Corey Olsen, aka The Tolkien Professor, will teach a detailed, chapter-by-chapter course on The Lord of the Rings – in Middle-earth! The sessions will […]

Registration Changes for Spring 2017

Signum University is growing, and over the last several months the Registration Team, led by the fearless Dr. Corey Olsen, have been customizing a new digital campus management system to accommodate our expansion. Sycamore Campus will streamline many of the functions typically hidden behind the curtain, including management of student profiles, access to grades/transcripts, billing, etc. […]

Are you ready for Mythmoot IV?

“It is the mark of a good fairy-story, of the higher or more complete kind, that however wild its events, however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to child or man that hears it, when the “turn” comes, a catch of the breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (or […]

Signumites at the 10th Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends

by Jennifer Raimundo From June 2 to June 5 of 2016, a number of Inklings scholars and enthusiasts gathered in the unassuming Indiana hamlet of Upland to talk about Lewis and his circle, to fellowship in the faith and the arts, to remember old friends and make new ones, and to grow as scholars and […]

State of the University in 2016

On Saturday, June 4, Dr. Corey Olsen, President and Founder of Signum University, delivered the 2016 State of the Union address. The full address is available on the Signum YouTube Channel, split into three parts by topic (also embedded below). In the address, Dr. Olsen introduced the new website and outlined three new developments designed to grow Signum […]

Watch Dr. Corey Olsen Run Like a Chicken!

In our fundraising campaign last fall, we offered a special incentive: If $7,000 in donations were designated as coming from our Mythgard on LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online) community, University President Dr. Corey Olsen – known in-game as Gryfflet, the burglarious hobbit – would make a run from Sanderson’s Farm in The Shire to Minas Tirith as a chicken. With […]