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UNG cited as a national leader in cyber security education

May 27, 2016

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The University of North Georgia (UNG) recently earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The designation is from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) who jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program. Universities are designated based on their robust degree […]

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Join My FREE O’Reilly Webcast Tomorrow (8/13 1pm ET/10am PT): “Teach Your Kids to Code”

August 12, 2015

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There’s still time! Register now for my FREE O’Reilly Webinar, “Teach Your Kids to Code: Basic concepts with Turtle graphics in Python”, LIVE tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 10-11am Pacific Time (1-2pm Eastern). You can register for free at http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3422 – I’ll be demonstrating how you can teach (and learn) basic programming concepts likes variables, loops […]

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Building Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

March 1, 2014

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Wow! I’ve got 62 students in two sections of Mobile App Development this semester at UNG, the most popular computer science elective we’ve ever offered! We’re programming apps in Android and iOS, and having a blast! It’s so popular, we’ve added a new Minor in Mobile App Development that starts this Fall 2014 – CSCI […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Computer Science at UNG

August 12, 2013

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Inside cover of the 1983 North Georgia Undergraduate Catalog

This semester marks the 30th anniversary of the bachelor’s degree program in computer science at North Georgia. In September of 1983, the Department of Mathematics became the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at North Georgia College, offering a bachelor of science degree in computer science at a time when few universities offered complete degree […]

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MOOCs really can change the world

July 20, 2013

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Massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) have been a novelty trying to find a business model, but that could be changing. Having free, top-quality courses from Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, UPenn, has an obvious appeal. Until recently, though, there wasn’t a great deal of evidence that MOOCs were significantly contributing to educational outcomes for either traditional […]

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IT Industry Panel Shares Insights at UNG

February 27, 2013

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IT Industry Panel Speakers

We had a great number of our 350+ computer science and information systems majors turn out for the IT Industry Panel discussion at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. Seven industry insiders, from IBM and CareerBuilder.com all the way to local IT firms in Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Cumming shared their experience and insights with […]

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Computer Science at North Georgia

October 31, 2012

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Beginning January 2013, the Department of Computer Science will operate as a separate academic unit from the former Department of Math & CS, and I will be serving as the first Department Head of Computer Science (interim) at the new, consolidated university. The new Department of Computer Science will house Bachelor’s degree programs in computer science […]

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North Georgia Network lights the fiber in Dahlonega

May 2, 2012

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Today, I was joined at the podium by Senator Steve Gooch, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, NTIA Program Manager Scott Woods, NGN CEO Bruce Abraham, and others to celebrate the lighting of the 100 Gigabit North Georgia Network fiber project in Lumpkin County. All but two sections of the 260-mile Terabit-capacity communications network through 12 north […]

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Internet upgrade gives students room to breathe… for now

March 8, 2012

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Information Technology and Auxiliary Services are working constantly to improve students’ Internet experience on campus. On Thursday, March 1 at 11:30 pm, the Internet bandwidth to the residential and wireless network grew quietly and without interruption by 66% from 150 Megabits to 250 Megabits per second, or a quarter of a Gigabit per second in […]

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Leading from the Heart: 15 Character Traits of a 21st Century Leader

February 21, 2012

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It was an honor to speak at this morning’s Presidents’ Breakfast at North Georgia College & State University, with student leadership from almost 50 campus organizations, faculty sponsors, and Student Services staff. I shared a presentation I developed to honor President Emeritus Dr. David Potter upon his retirement last year. At the time, I was […]

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