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.

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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:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Management
  • Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
  • Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Television Production

AT&T Hackathon - Hawaii

Do you have a great app idea you'd like to build or see come to life?

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

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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.

Feeling Stressed?

Managing Stress

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.”

You can see the article in its entirety here:

ICS Speaker Series

Darryl Higa, an IT Specialist at the University of Hawaii, will present "Know Your Enemy To Improve Your Security."

The talk will show how cyber criminals work, and how we can keep them out of our computers.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th
1:30-3:00 pm
GT 105

Help Desk Name Contest

The ICS Student Help Desk has a new name! "The Hub" was chosen as the winning name in a campus-wide contest last week.

Congratulations to ICS student Dustin Clark for suggesting the winning entry!

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Computer Specialist Position

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute is looking to hire a student worker to manage their computers and cloud storage.

This position is posted on the SECE student job listing website:

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:

Student Success Support Team, here to help you!

Amy Amper

Program Counselor

Academic Counseling, Class Registration, and Degree Planning

Melodee Himuro

Academic Specialist

Academic and Life Skills, Connection to Campus and Academic Resources

Joseph 'Steve' Lorenz

Peer Mentor

Peer Support and Campus Resource Connection