Information & Computer Science

Leeward CC Newsletter January 13, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had an excellent break, and is ready for this semester! Below are some great upcoming opportunities and academic deadline reminders.
Let's all work hard and have a fun Spring '16!

SPRING 2016 Academic Calendar

Free Cybersecurity Event

EnergySec’s first event in Hawaii will be held on February 23rd and 24th, 2016 at the Waikiki Marriott in Downtown Honolulu.
This free event will focus on the security and reliability of cyber systems in mission critical environments, and is open to security focused individuals in business, government, defense, and academia.This will be a two-day event.
Day 1 will feature presentations from our sponsors and hand-picked security experts focused on mission critical security solutions.

Day 2 will include longer working sessions that will encourage much more “hands-on” audience participation.
If you would like to attend, you may register at using the promotional code “EES16” to unlock the free ticket option.
We do have a limited opportunity for presentations as well. If you’d like be a presenter, please give me a call at 503-905-2923 or email me at so we can discuss your topic.

Department of Homeland Security Internship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current undergraduate and graduate college students. The initiative is a part of the Department’s efforts to build a cybersecurity talent pipeline by working with secondary, post-secondary institutions and other key partners in academia and the private sector. Through the Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, students are able to learn about the DHS cybersecurity mission by completing hands-on cybersecurity work and building technical experience in key areas such as digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response.

In the 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative program cycle, over 80 student volunteer assignments are available at over 40 local DHS field offices across the country. Participating DHS Components include Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Office of Policy/Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative application period is open from December 29, 2015, to January 29, 2016 through the USAJOBS portal

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the CyberSkills Management Support Initiative at

Time Warner Cable Internship

Time Warner Cable has openings for a non-paid internship in our IT, Networking, Transmission departments. If you are interested send a soft copy of your resume along with your availability and schedule to Diane Kawasaki-Siazon, PHR Sr. Recruiter, Human Resources for more information

We need you to help us find a name for our student Help Desk!

It should be a name that:

1. Relates to students helping students

2. Technology

3. Cooperation

4. Captures the Spirit of Leeward CC, our community, and our unique culture

The winning entry will receive a gift from the Information & Computer Science Program!

click here to submit your entry

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Counselor's Corner - A message from program counselor Amy Amper

Walk in Wednesdays! (Beginning 1/20/16)

New this semester, if you have any questions for me, but did not make an appointment, you can come in from 1:30pm - 3:30pm on Wednesdays without an appointment. Wednesdays will be the only day I will be allowing walk-ins this semester, otherwise you will have to schedule an appointment with me through MyLeeward. Walk in appointments will be served on a first come, first serve basis. The last appointment will be taken at 3:15pm.

Student Success Support Team, here to help you!

Amy Amper

Program Counselor

Academic Counseling, Class Registration, and Degree Planning

Melodee Himuro

Academic Specialist

Academic Skills, Campus Resources

Joseph 'Steve' Lorenz

Peer Mentor

Peer Support and Campus Resource Connection