Month: May 2015

Are you about to complete your last course or exam?  If so, or if you are getting close, you may want to read this so you know what to expect in terms of our graduation process and timeframe. You do NOT need to apply for graduation.  Most traditional colleges require it, but at Excelsior, once …

In an April 22, 2014 article in Forbes magazine Daniel Newman explored what makes one an expert and detailed ways to ascertain if someone actually possesses the “comprehensive knowledge in a particular area” suitable to serve as an authoritative voice. In today’s cyberworld in which nearly everyone has access to an online platform to forward …

2015 Cyber Law Trends The Georgetown Law’s hosted their third annual Cybersecurity Law Institute last week. The event was co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, Bloomberg BNA, and the Center for Internet Security. The agenda included speakers from the FBI, Department of Justice, and cybersecurity counsel from major corporations. The audience …

Excelsior College staff participates in community events, volunteer time, and serve on civic organization boards and committees. The board members of In Our Own Voices include three staff members: Peter O’Brien, instructional designer; Rob Waters, the School of Public Service dean; and Dorcey Applyrs, the School of Health Sciences faculty program director. The purpose of …

Cybersecurity

Excelsior College’s School of Business and Technology continues to attract industry acclaim. On May 13, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, a recognition which extends through 2019. In its announcement, the NSA stated: Your ability to meet …

Aviation… an important piece of the Critical Infrastructure The federal government has deemed 16 sectors as critical infrastructure. They are transportation, water, energy, information, healthcare, government facilities, food, financial, nuclear, emergency services, defense, dams, manufacturing, chemical, commercial and communications. Each in its own way is important and together we depend on them all for our …

On May 21, 47 Excelsior College staffers participated in the 2015 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge in Albany, New York. The 3.5 mile race through Washington Park is the largest annual road race between Utica (NY) and New York City. This year, there were more than 8,000 participants. Excelsior Staff [metaslider id=7755]