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The grass is peeking through the snow, and students can practically see the end of the semester approaching - spring is almost here! This month, check out past and future ILI speakers, submit your comments on the newest draft of Alumni Association bylaws, and mark your calendars for upcoming events.
ILI Speaker Series
SpeakerThis spring, the Innovation and Leadership Institute brings three distinguished speakers to campus to share their insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Capitol welcomed the first of the spring semester's speakers, Kevin McGuire, vice president of business and technology at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association. McGuire focused his presentation on the history and future of rural telephony in the United States, including the next technologies having to do with voice, video, and data.
Honors Convocation
To celebrate our students' hard work and success during this 2009 - 2010 academic year, Capitol will again host the Honors Convocation on Thursday, March 25 at 3 p.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky Auditorium. Last year, Brigadier General Peter C. Hinz motivated students as he spoke about the "Meaning of Leadership"; this year, Capitol welcomes keynote speaker Peter K. Walsh, assistant vice president and senior program manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). All are welcome to attend this event, in recognition of future alumni. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Student Center.
Alumni Task Force
The Alumni Association Task Force recently updated the draft mission statement and bylaws for the developing Capitol College Alumni Association. The alumni and college community are invited once again to review and provide comments on the draft as this process continues. If you are interested in submitting your input, review the document online and complete the online feedback form by April 1, 2010.
Washington MonumentCapitol Digs Out
With an average of 55 inches of snow this winter, the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro area experienced a record amount for the most snowfall ever in the region, beating a record set over 100 years ago in 1899. Capitol College did not escape the blizzard of 2010 unscathed; vast amounts of snow and ice caused campus to close for six working days, from February 5 through February 12.
Justin Gronert, a Space Operations Institute student, Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement, and Angela Walters, astronautical engineering professor, attended a Precollege Career Fair sponsored by Maryland MESA. The fair was held at the Baltimore Convention Center where Gronert shared his experiences working on NASA missions and how the SOI has helped him further his educational and career goals.
Campus Tours
While this year's senior class finishes their final semester, 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 schedule a one-on-one tour today to find out about our degree programs, state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. The Office of Admissions conducts tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout the year.
Earn One Free Credit
Haven't you always wanted to get your master's degree? Capitol College is offering one free credit towards your first enrollment in a master's degree program when you attend a Virtual Open House. Just like an on-campus Open House, a VOH is Capitol College's way of acclimating potential graduate students to the online learning environment, helping you to make the hard decision of choosing a college that will advance your education and career. Learn about our programs, speak directly to faculty and deans, ask questions, and most importantly experience first-hand our unique online platform, Capitol Live. Earn a $549 credit towards your first course in a master's degree program when you apply for admission and attend a VOH, awarded only for enrollment in the semester following your VOH attendance. You must meet the admissions requirements of the academic program to receive this credit. Register now for the following VOH:
  • April 8, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Questions? Contact graduate admissions for more information.
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ILI Speaker Series
Honors Convocation
Alumni Task Force
Capitol Digs Out
Maryland MESA
Campus Tours
Free Graduate Credit

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Commencement 2010 will be held on Saturday, May 15 on the Laurel campus.

Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement,
was named an advisor to "Investigating Audience Engagement with Citizen Science," a National Science Foundation funded project with the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Ill.

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