Student Life

Coleman University offers a traditional campus experience and encourages the formation of clubs and participation in student-oriented organizations. We hold seminars, workshops, and other events to help prepare students for academic success. Keep an eye out for an occasional BBQ or radio station appearance.

We’re involved in many off-campus events, supporting local arts, armed services, and charitable organizations.

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The Cybersecurity Club Gets a New Identity!

The Cybersecurity Club at Coleman University will henceforth be known as… Team Antikythera! You may be thinking, “Team What?!” and to answer your question, Team Antikythera is named after the Antikythera Mechanism, the earliest known mechanical analog computer. In ancient Greece, it was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads; the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.

Over 2,000 years later, the mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, and now resides at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

 

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The ancient Greek-designed Antikythera mechanism, dating between 150 and 100 BC, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Like the mechanism, Team Antikythera is the first of its kind at Coleman University. Its purpose is to bring students together for the opportunity to gain real world, practical experience in configuring, defending and attacking computer networks.  As well as to facilitate open communication between participants of various backgrounds of experience.  This will help alleviate stress for new students while honing the skills of senior students and Alumni.  Participation in study groups for classes and IT Certifications, and Penetration Lab events will be a mainstay of the program.

After the name change, the next step for Team Antikythera to fully utilize its new identity was to create a logo. Instead of just a wordmark, an icon was preferred in order to incorporate some of the visual components of the Antikythera mechanism. The goal was to create an icon that could stand on its own, avoiding a direct illustration of the mechanism, while still displaying a clear connection to it. The most prominent pieces of the technical schematic were used, shown below, and the logo grew from that center element.

 

Schematic of the artifact's known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Schematic of the artifact’s known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Choices, choices, choices

Choices, choices, choices

 

After the two main circular & crossed shapes were isolated, smaller elements were brought in, and the mechanism was abstracted further. A lot of possibilities emerged, but Team Antikythera held the deciding vote in what was to be their new logo & icon. The team went with the one of the least abstracted logos, sticking close to the analog roots of their new chosen name.

 

Final logo for Team Antikythera

The final logo for Team Antikythera

 

For more information about Team Antikythera, please click here. If you are interested in forming your own student club at Coleman University, please speak with your Student Services Advisor.

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Webclass Workshop for Coleman Students

As a new or current student at Coleman you have by now come to realize that Webclass is one of the most important resources that you use. It is how you access your classes and submit your work to your instructor. Yet there’s more to it than that. Webclass is a valuable tool to learn how to use, but there’s a lot you don’t know. On April 26 at 12:00 PM, in room 244, Coleman will be hosting a workshop open to all students to come and learn about Weblcass. It is more than just paper submissions, you can access library resources, use an academic calendar to keep track of your due dates, research peer reviewed journals, and find writing resources for your classwork. If you’re interested please email Samantha Sanchez , the supervisor for the Tutoring Center. The names of the participants who sign up for, and attend, the workshop will be put into a raffle to win a gift certificate to Adrian’s Cafe at Coleman; there will be two prizes awarded!

(This will also be a good time to ask any questions that you may have about Webclass.)

See you there!

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IGDA Presents: 2016 Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam Returns!

The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It’s our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!

The event is open to the public. No formal game development experience needed! Computer workstations and software will be provided; however, you are free to bring your own laptop or computer. Rooms will also be available for sleeping. Just bring your camping gear!

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM through Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:00 PM (PST) at Coleman University

Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

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New Attendance Policy

We are pleased to share with you that we have adopted a new student friendly interim attendance policy effective for the January 11, 2016 start (see below). This policy was developed with students in mind, and while we have not heard from all faculty and staff, we believe that you will approve of this change. Please note that this is an interim policy which must still be approved by the Policy Development and Review Committee and is still open for input.

If for any reason you have any questions, concerns or input, please be sure to email rqst-comm@coleman.edu. The feedback you provide will be considered the next committee meeting prior to formal adoption of the policy.

Also, students will be emailed about the changes and an announcement will be posted on Webclass. Please make sure you are familiar with the interim policy and encourage students to visit the website for the catalog which contains the policy.

Proposed

Students who do not attend class during the first schedule week will be administratively removed from roster and a No Grade (NG) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of NG is non-punitive.

4 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 3 cumulative classes during weeks 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

5 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 3 cumulative classes during sessions 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

8 Unit Course
Students who are not in attendance for 5 cumulative classes during weeks 2 through 6 will be administratively removed from roster and a Withdrawal (W) grade will be recorded on the student’s record. A grade of W can impact the student’s Incremental Completion Rate (ICR).

For more information you can view the Coleman University catalog here.

 

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Student Of The Term

Congratulations to Caleb Tatum for being awarded Student of the Term! More

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How To Start A Startup

Join us every Thursday at 12:15pm in Room 209 (next to the Front Desk).

This 20 week series is your opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and tech students and study information video series “How to Start a Startup”.

Open to students, staff, faculty, and the public.

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Coleman University Announces New President

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Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS

The Board of Trustees of Coleman University has announced that it unanimously elected Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS as the University’s next President & CEO during the Board’s meeting on Thursday, October 29th.

“I would like to congratulate and welcome Norbert to his new position,” said Mike Maier, Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees. “While we had a number of highly-qualified candidates, Norbert stood out for his experience as an executive and educator, as well as his proven leadership as Interim President since May. His record of achievement, personal history and values set him apart as the clear choice to carry our Vision, Mission, Institutional Learning Outcomes and Strategic Goals.”

Mr. Kubilus has been a member of the Coleman University Board of Trustees since June 2012 and served as Board Chair until he was asked to serve as Interim President in May 2015 while the Board conducted a Presidential Search. He is a career technology and operations executive who also has held faculty positions with New Jersey Institute of Technology and The College of New Jersey. Mr. Kubilus was also a Technology Leadership Partner with Tatum LLC and co-founded the Tatum Technology practice in Southern California.

“I am very honored to be the next president of Coleman University and am excited to engage the entire Coleman community to turn the dreams we have for the University into reality,” said Mr. Kubilus. “Our founder, Dr. Coleman Furr, was a pioneer in computer technology education when he and his wife Lois started the school 52 years ago. Coleman University today has a terrific team of faculty and staff with a ‘student first’ attitude and a passion for preparing our graduates to be leaders in technology-focused careers and their communities. ”

A graduate of Seton Hall University (BS) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS), Mr. Kubilus is a Certified Computing Professional (CCP) in Technology Management and Software Development. He is author of over 70 professional and academic publications on technology issues affecting business, as well as a frequent conference speaker. Computerworld named him a Premier 100 Information Technology Leader in 2007. He is a Past Association President for the Association of Information Technology Professionals and an elected member of the British Computer Society.

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The Club: Building a 3D Printer

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Join us as members of The Club, come together for a construction event to build their own 3D printer. https://plus.google.com/events/cna5d4oediohnfol842ac92cono Available from Makerfarm, the kit contains everything you need to build your own 3D printer. The model used is the Pegasus 8 and is able to print using pla filament, … More

Diwali

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Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu Festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the … More

Marine Corps Birthday!

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On November 10th, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines. The have continued to serve with honor to this day. Join us in our Veterans Center on Tuesday, November 10th, at 12pm and 5pm, as we honor the Marines and celebrate their birthday! Brought to you by the Diversity … More