SEPTEMBER2010
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Can you believe it's already the fall season? Students are getting ready for midterm exams, and the college community is gearing up for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. Don't forget to add the upcoming events focusing on information assurance to your calendar!
October is Cybersecurity Month!
To celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Innovation and Leadership Institute's President's Forum and Speaker Series will focus on information assurance and welcome special guests who are dedicated to the industry.

The President's Forum will present a top authority figure in the realm of cybersecurity on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - you won't want to miss it!

speaker photoWith great knowledge comes great responsibility. Rick Maltz, president of The Maltz Group, will be on campus Wednesday, November 3, 2010 to speak about fraud, ethics, and leadership.

Also in October, representatives from Lockheed Martin will visit campus to officially present the $20,000 donation supporting the Cyber Battle Lab. Join us on campus Friday, October 8, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the McGowan Center.
Top-ranked in Computer Science
Ranked by fall 2009 enrollment numbers, Capitol has been named as one of the top universities and colleges in the Maryland/Washington, DC area with the best computer science department by the Washington Business Journal. Previously unranked in the category, Capitol is the only private, four-year college to make the list. Learn more about a master's degree computer science at Capitol.
Golf CartsRecap: Scholarship Golf Tournament
The third annual Capitol College Scholarship Golf Tournament, held September 10, 2010 at the Patuxent Greens Country Club, was a success for student scholarships, marked by beautiful weather and a great turn out. Players and attendees represented more than forty different organizations on the turf and at the awards ceremony. View pictures, and see who was there!
 
Congratulations to the tournament winners!

Closest To The Pin Contest: Buddy Whiteman, MEI Technologies
Longest Drive: Paul Zajac, Patuxent Insurance Group
Tournament Champions: The Lentz Foursome (Robert Lentz, Bob Lentz, Mike Lentz and Ross Ellberg)
Faculty Member Published
An innovative book co-authored by Capitol College adjunct faculty member Mitchell Tropin was published this fall, covering a wide array of communications topics. The book, Currents in Communication, was co-written with Dr. Russell Cook and Dr. Elliot King, communications professors at Loyola University, and published by Kendall Hunt.

"The book was written as an alternative to costly communications textbooks that are out-of-date after one year," says Tropin. "Our book is designed to stay on students' shelves years after they graduate. We are very proud of this book and hope that it will give students the edge they need in their communications studies."
Women in Engineering
Being a woman in a field traditionally filled with males is a challenge for some, but not for Andrea Razzaghi, the assistant director/planetary science division at NASA Headquarters. This fall's first presenter in the ILI Speaker Series, Razzaghi's experiences in STEM fields, especially engineering, serve to encourage all students who want a career in astronautical engineering.
 
Razzaghi remembers being blissfully ignorant of challenges faced by women and minorities in the industry early on in her education, which she attributes to caring and supportive mentors and career counselors who didn't mention to her how tough it would be to become a successful engineer, only that she would be interested in the subject matter. Read more...
 
"I was once asked how I thought other black women in my field felt about their experiences, and I responded that I couldn't speak for the group, because I was the only one I knew of!"
 
Visit us on Facebook to view more photos from the event.
2010 Fall/Winter
Open HouseUndergrad Open Houses
While most students are settling into their dorms and going to the first of the semester's classes, 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 campus during one of many Undergraduate Open Houses this fall to find out about our degree programs, state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. All open houses will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Friday, October 8, 2010
  • Friday, October 22, 2010
  • Friday, November 5, 2010
  • Saturday, November 13, 2010
  • Saturday, January 29, 2011
Campus Tours
Can't make it to an Open House? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions conducts one-on-one tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout the year. Visit us online to schedule a visit or attend an open house.
Capitol Store 2.0
Stock up at the new and improved Capitol Store! We've expanded the amount and quality of items available, and alumni are now able to add their "alumni" distinction in embroidery on their merchandise along with the college logo (at no extra cost!).


Don't see an item you want to purchase? Suggest new ideas to the Marketing Office and check back often as additional items become available. Don't forget to pass on the information to your family and friends!
IA Doctorate
The students in the first cohort in the information assurance doctoral program are well on their way to achieving their goals. Are you one of them? It's not too late to sign up for one of the fastest growing degree programs around! If you're interested in achieving academic excellence in cybersecurity and pursuing your education to the highest level, contact us with your questions about the admissions process, degree requirements, financial aid options, and course schedules. Register now for the following Virtual Open Houses specifically for our doctorate program:
Earn One Free Credit
This could be the year you come back to Capitol 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. Learn about our programs, interact with faculty and deans, ask questions, experience first-hand our unique online platform, Capitol Live. To receive this credit, you must apply for admission and attend a VOH; credit awarded only for enrollment in the semester following your VOH attendance. You must meet the admissions requirements of the academic program to receive the credit.  Register now for the following VOH date exclusively for master's programs:
Questions? Contact graduate admissions for more information.
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In This Issue
Cybersecurity Month
Computer Science
Scholarship Golf Tournament
Faculty Textbook
Women in Engineering
Undergrad Open Houses
Capitol Store 2.0
IA Doctorate
Free Graduate Credit

Rick Sample, director of library and information literacy, attended the American Library Association annual conference in Washington DC in September.


The Fall Academic Colloquy, an opportunity for faculty and students to reflect and foster dialogue on relevant topics, projects and research, will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in the Puente Library.



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