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Dec
30

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 […]

By Curtis Weyant | Mythgard
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Dec
22

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. […]

By Curtis Weyant | Classes
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Nov
22

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 […]

By Curtis Weyant | Events
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Jun
17

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 […]

By Curtis Weyant | Eagle
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Jun
07

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 […]

By Curtis Weyant | Announcement
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Jan
29

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 […]

By Curtis Weyant | Events
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Dec
12

Registration open for Spring 2016 courses

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – that time when you get to decide which of our upcoming classes you want to take! Registration is now open for the Spring 2016 semester at Signum University. Starting the week of Jan. 11, 2016, we have four courses to choose from.   Language Invention Through […]

By Signum University | Classes . University
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Signum Eagle, Aug. 2014: Fall Classes

Autumn is still a month away, but fall classes at Signum University begin next week. To provide current and prospective students with a better idea of what they can expect after they enroll, this month the Eagle features exclusive interviews about each of the three courses being offered. The interviews were conducted by Mythgard students who previously attended lectures […]

By Curtis Weyant | Eagle
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Mid-Moot: The Mid-Atlantic Mythgard Meetup

April Neal Kluever, Sørina Higgins, Sara Legard contributing While circling the skies, the Signum Eagle spotted with his far-seeing eyes some unlikely associates gathering in Virginia in a rather hobbitish sort of way, complete with lots of food and hairy feet. So the Eagle swooped down and pecked at them until they revealed what they […]

By Curtis Weyant | Eagle
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Aug
15

My Secret Vice

by David A. Maddock Hello, my name is Dave and I am a language dilettante. Phew, that felt good to confess. Over the past five years I’ve dabbled in Classical Greek, Latin, Esperanto, Italian, Irish, Spanish and Welsh—spending an average of an hour a day on language study over that time. (Yes, I keep a […]

By Curtis Weyant | University
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