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Tue Mar 22 13:45:45 EDT 2011
Two items.
Security Seminar

When: Sunday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.

(You Must Attend Both Sessions)

Where: Bunce Hall, Room 107

The MIS Club is sponsoring a Security Seminar for anyone in the Rowan
community who is interested in learning more about information
systems security. Some of the topics that will be covered in this
seminar include systems security, network security, organizational
security, and compliance and operational security. The goal of this
seminar is to present foundation-level security skills and knowledge
so that attendees can successfully pass the Security+ certification
sponsored by CompTIA.

The seminar will be conducted by MIS alum, Bruce Dennis, who holds
several professional certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, Certified
Ethical Hacker, Security+ and Project+, and is also a member of ISSA,
ISACA, and Infragard and the Cloud Computing Alliance.

Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in attending, please go to the MIS club web
site to sign up:
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:44:31 -0400
From: "Trainor, Brandy D." 
Subject: networking seminar

I am doing a networking seminar for my students April 9th in the Student
Center Ballroom @ noon and wanted to see if you or your students would
be interested in attending.

The idea is to get the students networking with professionals in their
field of interest. I plan on having professionals from all sorts of
career fields here from finance and business, technology, police,
DEA, lawyers, communications, social services, accounting, education,
among many others. I am giving my students the opportunity to seek out
answers they may not be able to find elsewhere, in reagrds to interships,
schooling and what it may be like actually working in the field. It
will give the student the chance to talk to the person one on one and
ask pertinent questions and see if they really choose to further their
education in that line of work or seek another area of interest.

Brandy Trainor
Fri Mar 18 10:44:18 EDT 2011
Feedback on writing using Google Docs.
Rowan Daily Mail March 17, 2011

Google Docs

Students can now get feedback on their writing using Google Docs.
They can make their next writing consultation online, synchronous,
and convenient.

Writing Center
Extension: 4376 (from off-campus, 856-256-4376)
4th floor, Campbell Library


Debbie Martin
Associate Professor
Writing Arts
Extension: 4376 (from off-campus, 856-256-4376)
Wed Mar 16 15:10:02 EDT 2011
Mentoring opportunity.
Rowan Daily Mail March 16, 2011

APPLY NOW - To Become a Peer Mentor Next Fall

Faculty/Staff: If You Know Of Interested Students
Please encourage them to apply!

Serving as a Peer Mentor in the Dr. Harley E. Flack Student Mentoring
Program is a very rewarding experience and a great leadership

In order to be eligible to serve as a peer mentor you must be an
undergraduate student at Rowan University in good academic standing
with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and without outstanding sanctions and/or
judicial violations within the past year.

Students: if you are interested
Please go to and click
on APPLY NOW! to download the application.

Applications are due On Monday, March 28th at 5:00 p.m.


Gardy Guiteau
Assistant Director of Mentoring and Academic Enrichment
Extension: 5479 (from off-campus, 856-256-5479)
Fri Mar 11 18:06:42 EST 2011
Here are the slides for Prof. Bergmann's talk March 2, 2011. cryptography.ppt.
Tue Mar 8 09:32:13 EST 2011
Here are the slides for Jason Iapicco's talk this evening, March 8, 2011, 6:30pm, in Education 3091: talkJason.pptx.
Thu Mar 3 07:50:46 EST 2011
Resume and Cover Letter Critique today

NOTE: Since the economy and job market is less than favorable at this time, it is imperative that we get the word out about employers/alumni that are coming to campus to recruit our students, and about aids in seeking employment . We ask your help in letting students in your classes or who are student workers in your office know about the following event:

A representative from the CAP Center will be available to critique resumes and cover letters today, Thursday, March 3rd in the Chamberlain Student Center from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Ruben Britt
Assistant Director
Career and Academic Planning Center
Extension: 4254 (from off-campus, 856-256-4254)

Wed Feb 16 08:11:34 EST 2011
Two items.
Tue Feb 15 14:48:26 EST 2011
Please note that any student can fill out the form on the ACM tutoring request page and a member of the club will get back you about free help with CS courses. The link is
Mon Feb 14 14:19:35 EST 2011
Prof. Vasil Hnatyshin's slides for Wednesday, February 16, 2011: GeoAODV.pptx.
Sat Feb 12 14:49:36 EST 2011
Upcoming events involving former and current Rowan CS majors.
Sat Feb 12 14:29:33 EST 2011
The Writing Center Is Open for Business.

Need help with that writing assignment? The Writing Center supports students with one-on-one or small group writing consultations. Students can get help with all steps of the writing process: invention strategies, rough drafting, revising, grammar and editing.

The Writing Center, located on the 4th floor of the Campbell Library, is open Monday--Thursday, 12:00--6:00 p.m. and Fridays 11:00 a.m.--2:30 p.m. Call 856-256-4376 or e-mail Limited walk-in appointments are also available.

Getting the most out of your 30 minute appointment.

The Writing Center
Campbell Library, 4th floor

Debbie Martin
Associate Professor
Writing Arts
Extension: 4376 (from off-campus, 856-256-4376)

Mon Jan 17 16:10:14 EST 2011
This semester's speaking schedule follows. We meet in Library 126 Wednesdays at 10:50am.
Wed Jan 12 16:41:55 EST 2011
Rowan has policies about acceptable use of its computers and networks by faculty, staff, and students. By taking courses, you are automatically agreeing explicitly to abide by them. An example of unacceptable use is putting offensive images as the desktop background on Rowan lab computers.

Wed Nov 17 14:42:15 EST 2010
Web site from today's talks to help locating an internship,
Tue Nov 9 10:26:58 EST 2010
From the Rowan Daily Mail, November 9, 2010:
Writing Center, Friday Hours

The Writing Center is now open on Fridays. Writing consultants are
available 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tell your students that they can
simply walk in or make an appointment.

Rowan Writing Center
4th  Floor Campbell Library


Debbie Martin
Associate Professor
Writing Arts
Extension: 4376 (from off-campus, 856-256-4376)
Mon Nov 8 08:22:46 EST 2010
Scraped from the Internet:
Burning an ISO image in Microsoft Windows.

ISO Recorder is a freeware tool which makes image writing available from the Windows desktop. Download and install ISO Recorder according to the instructions on their home page. You can write images in much the same way as under GNOME in Linux: browse to locate the file, right click on it, and choose `Copy image to CD'. This is the simplest available method for writing disc images under Windows.

Running an ISO image in Microsoft Windows.

MobaLiveCD allows you to test your LiveCD with a single click. After downloading the ISO image file of your favorite LiveCD, you just have to start it in MobaLiveCD and here you are, without the need to burn a CD-Rom or to reboot your computer.

Fri Nov 5 16:12:12 EDT 2010
Information about careers in computing and technology.
Wed Nov 3 12:47:33 EDT 2010
If you are planning to take College Composition II spring 2011, please register for this section if at all possible: CRN 21054, COMP 01.112, section 23, MW 9:25am.
Fri Oct 22 15:27:23 EDT 2010
Resources mentioned during Prof. Robinson's presentation last Wednesday.
Mon Oct 18 15:17:54 EDT 2010
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 5--11, 2010, designated by the U.S. House of Representatives as the week of Grace Murray Hopper's birthday, recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels. Please see for detailed information including background information, resources, suggestions on how to participate, and more.
Sat Oct 16 11:34:48 EDT 2010
Here's a crazy security idea: ditch Windows for Ubuntu 10.10 Linux,
Sat Oct 16 11:31:20 EDT 2010
You have all been preregistered for the spring 2011 CS Learning Community, CS 01.000-1. Please don't drop it because more talks by students and CS faculty are planned for the spring. I'm also working on a field trip to see the ENIAC in Philadelphia sometime in the spring (very early planning stages).
Fri Oct 8 11:55:45 EDT 2010
Gaming is Alive and Well on Linux!
Wed Oct 6 09:50:24 EDT 2010
The ACM Club (student chapter of the computer science professional society, Association for Computing Machinery) offers tutoring for any Computer Science course, described at http://elvis/acm/tutoring.php. Based on demand, they have set up some group sessions.
We will be holding our first session on Sunday, October 10th. It will take place in south wing of the Computer Science Department. That is on the 3rd floor of Robinson Hall, the very last door on the corner of the building closest to ScienceHall and Savitz Hall.

The tutoring for Discrete Structures will take place from 12:00pm--1:00pm. The tutoring for Intro to Scientific Programming will take place from 1:00pm--2:00pm.

For those of you who have requested help in other CS classes, including IOOP, OOPDA, and Computer Organization, we recommend that you come to the open question period with your questions. The open question period will take place from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.

Wed Sep 29 09:50:24 EDT 2010
Please take this two-question survey,
Wed Sep 28 09:50:24 EDT 2010
Tentative schedule of spring 2011 meetings: February 2 and 16, March 2 and 23, April 6 and 20.

We are going to try to have the Registrar's Office preregister everybody into the CS Learning Community class (CRN 23105, CS 01.000 W 1050-1205).

Wed Sep 15 09:50:24 EDT 2010
Some recent interesting advice for college students on what to learn,, and what to do,
Wed Sep 8 09:50:24 EDT 2010
Heads up: I just found out that students do not get a refund if they withdraw from a course after the end of the add/drop period. Ouch!
Wed Sep 1 09:50:24 EDT 2010
Our first meeting is Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 10:50am, in Education 3114.

Attendance is expected and will be taken.

To prepare for our first meeting, please answer the following three short online surveys.

  1. first survey
  2. second survey
  3. third survey


Meetings are always on a Wednesday at 10:50am in Education 3114. I plan to have the computer science faculty talk about their interests and research. I also want to get some Rowan CS graduates to give you some advice. Perhaps I can get some of the upperclass majors to come tell you which professors to avoid, I mean, take. Another idea is for the students enrolled in our Masters program and our accelerated BS/MS program to tell you why they are doing it. Topics are subject to change.
Date Topic

September 8, 2010: Ice breaker.

September 22, 2010:
  • Some upper-level computer science majors will come today to talk about the ACM Club, the Networking Club, and about the accelerated BS/MS.
  • John Oravis, Chief Architect at a defense contractor, will talk on the ``Top Ten Things I Know Now.... that I wish I knew when I was an Undergrad at Rowan.''
    Professional experiences of a Rowan Graduate are shared with students entering the Computer Sciences field of study. Topics include what to expect, the business of software, and planning for transition to post-graduate life.
    Send me e-mail if you would like his contact information.

October 6, 2010: Whatever (mostly) you can do on your Windows computer, I can do for free. We will create a bootable CD-R and flash drive (memory stick).
  • Before our meeting, download this file, ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso, to your Windows laptop, if you have one. Share the file with your neighbors to reduce the load on the Ubuntu servers.
  • Before our meeting, burn the file as an image onto a CD-R. Follow the directions on the Ubuntu download Web page to create a bootable CD-R for your Windows laptop. Check the radio buttons for ``CD'' and ``Windows'' before clicking ``Show me how.'' Boot your laptop using the CD-R to make sure the CD-R works.
  • To our meeting, bring your laptop, the Ubuntu bootable CD-R, and a blank 2GB USB (flash) drive. We will follow the directions on the Ubuntu download Web page to create a bootable USB drive for your Windows laptop. You can do this by either booting into Windows or booting the Ubuntu CD-R. Click the appropriate options in section 2 ``Burn...'' for your situation. The Web page has information about GNU/Linux programs that do the same or similar things as Microsoft Windows programs.
  • I don't have an Apple Mac computer, so unfortunately I don't know about Linux programs equivalent to Mac programs.

October 20, 2010: faculty talk by Prof. John Robinson.

November 3, 2010: faculty talk by Prof. Bernie Sypniewski.

November 17, 2010: faculty talk by Prof. Andrea Lobo.

December 1, 2010: upper-class CS majors and MS graduate students will talk about taking final exams, tutoring, software engineering, the CS faculty, etc.

February 2, 2011: Prof. Jennie Kay

February 16, 2011: Prof. Vasil Hnatyshin and/or outside speaker

March 2, 2011: Prof. Seth Bergmann

March 23, 2011: Prof. Khaled Amer

April 6, 2011: Prof. Nancy Tinkham

April 20, 2011: Prof. Darren Provine

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