Information & Computer Science
Leeward CC Newsletter February 5, 2016
National CTE Month!
CTE Month is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Leeward CC is having many upcoming events in honor of CTE month that are free!
Here's a list of events.
Check out the various CTE programs displayed in the Learning Commons Library showcase (It's on the left hand side as you enter the library).
CTE Programs at Leeward CC:
- Automotive Technology
- Business Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Digital Media
- Health Information Technology
- Information and Computer Science
- Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
- Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Television Production
AT&T Hackathon - Hawaii
This is a FREE event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, which is designed to let developers collaborate and build mobile apps and compete for prizes.
A two-day event starting
Date: Friday, March 11, 4:30 p.m.
Place: Sacred Hearts Academy
3253 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
For more details, and a full event schedule http://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-mobile-app-hackathon-hawaii-tickets-21029657271
A Message From Your Counselor...
If you are graduating in Spring, please schedule an appointment with me to fill out a graduation application.
Walk-in Wednesdays are from 1:30 - 3:30pm. It is on a first come first serve basis! Last appointment will be taken at 3:15pm.
As we begin the second month of the Spring Semester, you may find your stress
Juggling work, school and your personal life can prove to be a difficult task at times, so it’s important that you manage your stress as much as possible.
Here are a few tips from Campus Mindworks on Managing Stress:
A feeling of control and a healthy balance in your schedule is a necessary
part of managing stress. Learning how to manage your responsibilities,
accomplish your goals and still have time for rest and relaxation requires
that you practice time management skills.
1.Try setting a specific goal for yourself that will improve your mood and help
you reduce stress. Start by filling out a goal-setting worksheet.
2. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you burn off the energy.
3. Practice good sleep habits ensure that you are well-rested. Sleep deprivation
can cause many physical and mental problems and can increase stress.
4. Pace yourself throughout the day, taking regular breaks from work or other
structured activities. During breaks from class, studying, or work, spend time
walking outdoors, listen to music or just sit quietly, to clear and calm your mind.
5. Start a journal. Many people find journaling to be helpful for managing
stress, understanding emotions, and making decisions.
6. Realize that we all have limits. Learn to work within your limits and set
realistic expectations for yourself and others.
7. Find humor in your life. Laughter can be a great tension-reducer.
8. Seek the support of friends and family when you need to “vent” about
situations that bring on stressful feelings. But make sure that you don’t focus
exclusively on negative experiences; try to also think of at least three things
that are going well for you, and share those experiences.”
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ICS Speaker Series
The talk will show how cyber criminals work, and how we can keep them out of our computers.
Wednesday, Feb. 18th
Help Desk Name Contest
Congratulations to ICS student Dustin Clark for suggesting the winning entry!
Computer Specialist Position
This position is posted on the SECE student job listing website: https://sece.its.hawaii.edu
Search for Job # 4161
Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative Deadline Extension
The Department of Homeland Security has extended the application deadline for this position until February 12, 2016. This Initiative will offer over 80 student volunteer assignments, which will be available at over 40 local DHS field offices across the country.
Interested undergraduate and graduate students may apply through the USAJOBS portal through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425296700