Capitol Connector


This month, Capitol College is focused on the pirates who would rather hack into your computer than eat candy. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and there are many events happening on and near campus focused on staying safe online, so get involved! This issue of the Connector also includes dates for upcoming President's Forum speakers and Open House events, and opportunities for you to give back to your favorite college.
October is Cybersecurity Month!
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and as a leader in cybersecurity education, Capitol College is joining the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and other organizations throughout the next month in engaging our students and partners in education to be safe and secure online.
Don't miss the Innovation and Leadership Institute's President's Forum as it hosts Debora Plunkett, director of the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency. Plunkett, one of the government's top authority figures in the realm of information assurance, will address the importance of cybersecurity and the role the Information Assurance Directorate has in helping to improve national security. Join us on October 27, 2010 at 12 p.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium to learn about the government's role in the expanding and crucial field of information assurance.
The success of NCSAM rests on all of us...visit us online to find out about other things we're doing during October.
Cybersecurity Initiatives Supported by Lockheed Martin
LM CheckOn Friday, October 8, Capitol welcomed Lockheed Martin to campus as they announced a donation of $20,000 to the college to support the Center for Space Science and Education and Public Outreach's (SSEPO) Emerging STEM Leaders Workshop Series and the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL) Outreach Program. During their visit, Lockheed Martin representatives participated in a demonstration by the students working at the Cyber Battle Lab as they simulated wireless cracking to gain unauthorized access to a private wireless network, and presented a check to college leaders. View photos and read more about the event here.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Every year, Annual Fund contributions impact nearly every part of the college; benefactor support is crucial for main­taining small class sizes, innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art resources. At Capitol, your gift helps support academic programs, scholarships and finan­cial aid, student services, advances in technology, and the Centers of Excellence. With more than 80 percent of all students needing financial assistance, Capitol is committed to providing an affordable and practical education. Leave your own lasting impression with a gift to the Annual Fund; give securely online today! For more information about the supporting the Annual Fund, contact the Advancement Office at 301-369-2800, ext. 3097.

Gave a gift last year? Look forward to the upcoming Annual Report issue of the Capitol Chronicle, a document that honors benefactors from the past year, and highlights the amazing things our students, faculty, staff, and community have accomplished during the 2009-2010 academic year. Coming soon to a mailbox near you!
Renowned etiquette guru Michelle Pollard Patrick from National Protocol demonstrates a proper handshake.
Career Day
As a mandatory function for all new and returning full-time students to qualify for the Capitol College Commitment, the annual Career Day activities on campus are a crucial part of preparing for life and careers after college. On Tuesday, September 28, students attended presentations and workshops, including the annual etiquette luncheon, and listened keynote presentations from respected business leaders. This year's keynote was Rick Maltz, president of The Maltz Group, who discussed his professional experiences and his own career path. View pictures from this year's Career Day on Capitol's Facebook page.
NASAA New Dimension
to Learning
In the summer of 2010, NASA representatives came to the Laurel campus to tour the SOI and profile the students working there, resulting in a video produced by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center called New Dimensions to Learning: Educating the Next Generation of Engineers. The video features students Ross Asato, John Blake, and Joe Flemke, as well as President Wood and Associate Professor Angela Walters. View the video!
2010 Undergrad 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 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 for master's programs:
Questions? Contact graduate admissions for more information.
Issue: 21
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In This Issue
Cybersecurity Month
Lockheed Martin
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Career Day
New Dimension to Learning
Undergrad Open Houses
Capitol Store 2.0
IA Doctorate
Free Graduate Credit

Rick Maltz,
president of the Maltz Group, will be on campus Wednesday, November 3, 2010 as a part of the ILI speaker series to speak about  fraud, ethics and leadership.

Ken Dolan, SOI director of operations, contributed to the summer 2010 issue of Space Uplink, the Maryland Space Business Roundtable e-newsletter.

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