is here in full form, the school year is well underway, and Capitol College
students, faculty and staff are busy studying, teaching and advancing the
college. Check out upcoming events and past accomplishments in this issue of
the Capitol Connector.
|Center for Space Science Education and Public
Capitol College has established the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach (SSEPO) as a component of
recent strategic initiatives within the space science and STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) fields, building upon the Emerging Leaders Program announced in June 2009. The mission for the Center is to
provide hands-on educational and workforce development experiences for K-12,
community college and college students, and those who support them, in
achieving leadership careers in the STEM fields. The Center's initial efforts
were bolstered by funds donated by Lockheed Martin in early September, presented by Lockheed Martin's Haden Land (pictured above).
Alliance Program at Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has donated a gift-in-kind of 20 educational software licenses
in early September 2009 to Capitol
College, valued at over $2
million, which provides faculty the opportunity to introduce a new dimension to
the astronautical engineering curriculum by giving students hands-on experience
with the industry-leading satellite software product. Used by tens of thousands
of aerospace, defense, and intelligence professionals for national security and
space initiatives, the STK Satellite Tool Kit allows students at the Space
Operations Institute to research and manage many aspects of satellite missions
including mapping orbits, predicting spacecraft positions, and monitoring fuel
|Alumni Association Bylaws
summer, the Alumni Task Force held several meetings and formed two working groups to begin the
process of drafting a mission and vision statement, as well as bylaws for the
alumni association. In an effort to keep the process of developing bylaws
transparent, the Task Force invites and encourages comments from all alumni and
other Capitol College constituents to review and comment upon the initial draft of bylaws. Comments will be compiled and provided to the task force for
review and consideration. While input is always welcome, please be sure to submit your thoughts by Friday, October 23, 2009 in order to be included in this stage of
|SIC Yard Sale
Involved within the Community (SIC) is sponsoring a communitywide yard sale
in support of a local battered women's shelter. The yard sale will take place
on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. SIC is accepting donations of all
items for the yard sale; no item is too big or too small. Donations will be
collected now through Friday, October 9, 2009 in the Admissions Office. Please
take time to go through your garage, attic, closets, and drawers; we all have
things we just don't need anymore! Please contact a member of SIC at
410-916-7877 to make arrangements for large items.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific's 120th anniversary celebration and annual meeting
was held in the San Francisco Bay area in early September 2009, co-sponsored by
NASA, Northrop Grumman, Ball Aerospace, University
of Chicago Press and Capitol College,
among others. The theme of the 2009 gathering, "Science Education and
Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future," prompted representatives
from Capitol College to travel to California to present the college's initiatives, including Dr. Michael G. Gibbs,
vice president for advancement and director of the college's Space Science Education and Public Outreach Center. Other participants were Dave
Wagner, director of the Space Operations Institute, Ken Dolan, director of SOI operations, Professor
Angela Walters, associate professor of astronautical engineering and technology
manager for the SOI, and Julio Marius of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, a
pivotal figure in the NASA/Capitol College partnership.
|IAU General Assembly
Professor Ashit Sanyal, recently inducted
into the ranks of full-time Capitol College faculty, represented the college at
the 27th International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Rio de Janiero, Brazil from August 3-14,
2009, participating in two panels for Commissions 27 (Variable Stars) and 42
(Close Binary Stars). Upon returning from the General Assembly, the Professor shares his thoughts about the enormous gathering of scientists and the amazing
advancements in astronomy discussed during the two-week event.
Capitol College will host the first ever DojoCon 2009 on November 6-7, 2009, a
conference focused on creating an environment where industry experts share
their knowledge with conference attendees in unparalleled fashion. This year's
theme is "The State of Information Security," and a slate of relevant panel
discussions is planned including relevant topics like incident response and
forensics, security compliance, and cloud computing. Notable speakers will
include Richard Bejtlich of General Electric, Ron Gula of Tenable Network
Security, Marcus J. Ranum of Tenable Network Security, Matt Watchinski of
Sourcefire VRT, and more. Organizer Marcus J. Carey '05 will donate $50 to Hackers for Charity for every
person that registers for the event, with a goal of 300 attendees and $15,000
raised. Learn more about this event at the DojoCon website.
|Graduate Virtual Open House
you always wanted to continue your education? Capitol College
is offering graduate students the opportunity to attend a Virtual Open House on
October 8, 2009 at 7 p.m. in anticipation of classes beginning next spring. VOH
attendees should expect to learn about what Capitol has to offer and be
acclimated to the available master's degree programs, all while experiencing
the unique online classroom format. Register now!
In honor of
the college's sixth president, Capitol College's Board of Trustees donated a feature to the
campus landscape -- the G. William Troxler Symposium Court, a semicircular gathering place
located at the heart of campus. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, companies,
and friends of the college are invited to be a part of our exciting campus evolution
by participating in the Commemorative Brick Campaign. With the purchase of a commemorative brick, your name,
your company name, or a name you want to recognize can be a part of this campus
landmark. Pave the way to excellence in education - purchase your brick today!
a limited time, Capitol is offering a 15% tuition discount for all alumni who
want to earn a master's degree. Students are eligible for only one tuition
discount at a time and must begin classes during the fall 2009 or
spring 2010 semesters. Discount applies to the first master's degree only.
View course schedules or contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
|Visit the Capitol Store!
support on your sleeve - literally! Capitol College merchandise such as shirts, sweaters,
hats, jackets, drinkware and book bags are now available for purchase online.
Check out the Capitol Store today!
Undergraduate Open Houses
While this year's freshmen get acquainted with the campus, future college students can still learn about the exciting Capitol education that could be in store for them. Encourage a friend or family member to visit the
campus during a scheduled Open House to find out about our degree programs,
state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. Schedule an Open House visit with the Office of Admissions for these upcoming dates:
Can't make it to one of these days? The Office of Admissions conducts tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout the year. Schedule a one-on-one tour today!
October 24, 2009
November 14, 2009
Capitol welcomes Dr. Jean Russell as the new
director of foundation relations and grant writer.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. W. Vic Maconachy, hosted the first annual Fall Academic Colloquy on September 22, during which students and faculty shared and
celebrated papers, presentations and research conducted during the previous
this fall are: Rodney Johnson (English), Mitch Tropin (English), Tony Miller (business),
Lauren Player (math), Sara Chen (chemistry), David Barrett (computer science), and Veronica Moldoveanu (math).