Lipscomb University is launching new bachelor's and master's degree programs in information security via its Department of Computing and Information Technology.
The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to train undergraduate students for entry-level information security jobs. The Master of Science is designed for information technology professionals interested in pursuing high-level technology positions such as chief information officers and chief information security officers. Both programs are accepting applications for the fall.
“The demand for trained security professionals, who can protect a company from high-profile data losses and secure an organization’s information assets, is huge and growing with entry-level salaries at a very attractive level. But the supply coming out of universities is small, said Don Geddes, chair of Lipscomb’s CIT department. "Companies are in desperate need of information security experts."
Nissan Americas has given an $40,000 grant to Lipscomb University's Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering to support summer engineering and robotics camps. More than 100 students will be attending the camps this summer, and the contribution supports scholarships for participation and underwrites program costs.
The state has awarded $6.5 million to Columbia State Community College to go toward the purchase of property for a new campus in Williamson County. The Williamson Herald reports today that the two-year school is looking at several pieces of property, including a location on Liberty Pike in Cool Springs.
The school has outgrown its current Franklin campus in the former Williamson County Vocational School building next to Franklin High. CSCC's other locations are in Columbia, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton.
Fisk University and the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville have signed an agreement to offer their students a dual-degree program. Under the terms of the deal, math and science majors at Fisk will transfer to UT after three years and then spend two years taking engineering courses.
“At Fisk, 26 percent of our students major in life and physical science, computer sciences, and mathematics,” O’Leary said. “The Fisk/University of Tennessee dual-degree program will offer more options for our talented students to earn multi-disciplinary degrees and become professional leaders.”
Belmont University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team last week competed in the SIFE USA National Exposition, finishing in the top eight teams. Belmont students have been regional champions in the competiton for the past six years.
In the competition, SIFE teams from more than 400 campuses presented their service projects to corporate judges to determine which teams had the most impact improving people's lives.
The Nashville School of Law will early next month honor two veterans of the local legal scene with its Recognition Dinner Honoree and Distinguished Faculty Award.
Set to receive the first of those two honors on June 3 is Bob Ballow, a 1963 graduate of NSL (on the right in our photo) who joined forces with Frank King in 1969 and has since helped build a firm with nationally recognized media law expertise.
Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin employment and labor law attorney Trevor Howell will receive the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award. Howell has taught at NSL since 1988 and regularly serves as instructor for regional Continuing Legal Education seminars in employment law.
“The collective accomplishments of these two revered attorneys are a perfect example of the founding principles of Nashville School of Law,” said Judge Joe Loser Jr., Dean of the Nashville School of Law. “I am proud to be a part of a community that continually produces excellence in the legal community at large.”
For more info on the June 3 dinner at the Millennium Maxwell House, contact NSL staff.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Tennessee State University with a grant of $789,031. The money is one of three awards given nationally to historically black colleges and universities to help revitalize neighborhoods and promote affordable hosuing near their campuses.
"Historically black colleges and universities play a unique role in helping to revitalize local communities," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "HUD is proud to be partnering with these colleges and universities to help them improve neighborhoods and stimulate economic development around their campuses."
The funds may be used to "demolish blighted structures, rehabilitate homes, assist community-based development organizations to carry out neighborhood revitalization, and provide down-payment and closing cost assistance to low- and moderate-income homebuyers."
Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Norfolk State University in Virginia are the other grant recipients. Each received $800,000.
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