CWUNews FeedNews Feed on Campus!, 25 Sep 2015 13:35:08<h2>Get it Together! Expedia session</h2><h2><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="float: right;" height="175" width="234"></h2><p>Alex Devita from Expedia will be on campus October 5th.</p><p>Be the best candidate! Learn about resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking from a CWU alum and Expedia recruiter.</p><p><strong>Monday, October 5th, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.<br>Library 152<br>Ellensburg Campus</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br>ITAM + Google in Slovakia, 02 Jul 2015 08:47:19<h3>ITAMers on our Central Europe Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience are having an amazing time!</h3><p>On Wednesday, June 1, ITAM students attended a presentation by Rastislav Kulich, CEO of Google Slovakia. He is at the forefront of entrepreneurism and leadership in Central Europe. Like ITAM promotes in its leadership classes, Rastislav says the key to building an amazing company is to ensemble an all-star team with a common mission. It's about the people! It’s about empowering team members to try new ideas and not to worry about making mistakes.&nbsp; Rastislav talked about the meaning of Googliness within their company. 1) Doing the right thing. 2) Striving for excellence. 3) Focusing on the mission. 4) Being proactive. 5) Being ethical. 6) Being nice to others and having fun! Rastislav is a role model for up and coming entrepreneurs and leaders. This stop at Google in Bratislava is one of many IT-related businesses featured in the ITAM faculty-led study abroad class.&nbsp; Several ITAM students also played a game of foosball against two Google employees during the visit. Who won?&nbsp; No one is talking!</p><p><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 334px; margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px;"></p><p>ITAM offers these unique experiences every summer for academic credit. Some students are also able to use this to fulfill their internship requirement.&nbsp;</p><p>Are you interested in going on the next trip? To find out more, visit our <a href="" target="_blank">Study Abroad Information Page</a>. It is continuously updated as trips come together.</p>Working Dad Completes Degree in Six Months, 15 Jun 2015 15:22:54<p><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 300px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Central Washington University’s Jason Berry will finish his bachelor’s degree this year after six months of classes.</p><p>OK, not quite six months, he said.</p><div><div id="in-story"><div id="google_ads_div_kvnews_ros_instory1_300x250_ad_wrapper"><div id="google_ads_div_kvnews_ros_instory1_300x250_ad_container"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">He already had an associate’s degree and a handful of credits from his time at community college in the </span>’90s<span style="line-height: 1.4;">, but through the university’s new<a href="" target="_blank"> </a></span><a href="" target="_blank">FlexIT</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="" target="_blank"> online program</a>, and a lot of hard work, he finished the requirements for his bachelor’s degree in six months.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div></div><div><p>“The fortunate part is I travel a lot,” he said. “I was able to utilize time in airplanes and my nights and my weekends, taking it one course at a time.”</p></div><div><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Read the</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.4;" target="_blank"> rest of this story</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> by Andy </span>Matarrese<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> in the Daily Record. </span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">June 15, 2015</span></p><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Want to learn more about the FlexIT program?<br>Visit the</span> <a href="" target="_blank">FlexIT Overview</a>.</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">Would you like to speak with a FlexIT advisor?<br>Fill out our brief <a href="" target="_blank">FlexIT Inquiry Form</a>.</h3></div><p>&nbsp;</p></div id="in-story"></div id="google_ads_div_kvnews_ros_instory1_300x250_ad_wrapper"></div id="google_ads_div_kvnews_ros_instory1_300x250_ad_container"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></h3 style="text-align: center;"></br>ITAM Online Bachelor's Degrees Recognized for Excellence by BestColleges.com, 04 Jun 2015 12:13:00<p>In a recent review of over 500 not-for-profit online programs by, ITAM's Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management ranked #10 overall for online I.T. programs.'s evaluation utilized multiple criteria including graduation and retention rates, timelines, admission requirements, as well as looking at which schools provide the best support, career and technology services.</p><p>According to Jessica Meyer of, ITAM and CWU earned this recognition because, "Central Washington University has built a quality online program for working professionals who seek more flexibility than can be found on campus. Programs like yours allow students, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to earn the credentials to build a strong foundation for their career."</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="width: 295px; height: 235px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;">ITAM Degree Offered at Walla Walla Community College, 08 May 2015 16:31:33<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Students at Walla Walla Community College can now earn a bachelor of applied science degree in information technology and administrative management (</span>BAS-ITAM<span style="line-height: 1.4;">) from Central Washington University, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions.</span></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">BAS-ITAM&nbsp;program</a>, with specializations in administrative management, information technology, and&nbsp;cybersecurity, teaches students how to manage people, projects, and information. It is a full baccalaureate program&nbsp;that accepts any applied or technical degree that would not transfer to four-year programs otherwise.</p><p>“Students will have the flexibility of taking hybrid and online&nbsp;CWU&nbsp;courses at Walla Walla Community College and can continue to work fulltime to improve their career opportunities,” said Laurie&nbsp;Stehle, director of&nbsp;ITAM&nbsp;online programs at&nbsp;CWU. “The professors that teach on the Ellensburg campus also teach online classes, so students receive the same quality education in a location that works for them.”</p><p>ITAM&nbsp;at&nbsp;CWU&nbsp;is a high-demand program taught by faculty with doctorate-level degrees, industry certification, and valuable field experience. It complements existing skills with new management, or soft skills, to help students become leaders. Classes also cover business communication, project management, customer relationship management, and professional development.</p><p>“This partnership is great for the students and for the community,” said Steve&nbsp;VanAusdle, president of&nbsp;WWCC. “It gives our students more ways to access a baccalaureate degree and sets them up for success.”</p><p>The degree will be delivered online and in hybrid classes at&nbsp;WWCC. Fulltime students can expect to complete the degree in eight quarters. Students enrolled in the&nbsp;CWU&nbsp;program will have access to resources at both institutions. For more information, email&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;or call 509-963-2611.</p><p><em><a href="" target="_blank">WWCC</a>&nbsp;is one of the top community colleges in the nation. It was given the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2013 from The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em><a href="" target="_blank">CWU</a>&nbsp;is a public, four-year university in Ellensburg with centers co-located throughout Washington. It is a regional leader in providing high quality, personalized education with fully-accredited online degree programs and hundreds of courses delivered online each quarter.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong><em>Media contact:</em></strong><em>&nbsp;Barb&nbsp;Arnott,&nbsp;CWU&nbsp;Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,</em></p><p>May 8, 2015</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></a href="">See See Anthony Brown's Talk: Shaping the Modern Customer Experience, 20 Apr 2015 09:58:56<p>Didn't get to see Anthony live? Check out the recording of his talk here:</p><h3><a href="" target="_blank">Anthony Brown: Shaping the Modern Customer Experience</a></h3><p>If you are interested in learning more about Customer Relationship Management (CRM), digital analytics, databases, or pursuing a career in these fields, check out some of our ITAM programs including:</p><h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="" target="_blank">Bachelor of Science in Information Technology &amp; Administrative Management</a></h3><p style="margin-left: 80px;">With multiple specializations including Retail Management and Technology, Administrative Management, or Cybersecurity, this program gives students a layered skill set that prepares them for the modern workforce. On campus or online options available.</p><h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="" target="_blank">FlexIT Competency-Based Bachelor of Science</a></h3><p style="margin-left: 80px;">Ready to work at your own pace? Want to get credit for the experience and knowledge you already possess? FlexIT could be right for you! Specialize in Administrative Management or Retail Management and Technology</p><h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="" target="_blank">Master of Science in Information Technology &amp; Administrative Management</a></h3><p style="margin-left: 80px;">This one-year program allows working professionals or recent graduates to achieve their goal of a graduate degree. Online or on-campus cohorts start each fall.</p></h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"></p style="margin-left: 80px;"></h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"></p style="margin-left: 80px;"></h3 style="margin-left: 40px;"></p style="margin-left: 80px;">ITAM Welcomes Anthony Brown From comScore, 08 Apr 2015 09:06:59<p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="width: 480px; height: 130px;"><br><br>Businesses thrive through understanding customer-driven culture. Please join us&nbsp; for&nbsp; an in-depth exploration of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and how to begin your career in this high-demand field. Topics will include:</p><ul><li>Quantifying the CRM market</li><li>Evolution of customer relationship technologies</li><li>Role-based approaches to CRM</li><li>Getting a career in the field of Customer Analytics</li></ul><p><strong>Everyone is welcome at this unique professional development and networking opportunity:</strong></p><h2 style="text-align: center;">April 16th 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Shaw Smyser Rm. 115</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Ellensburg Campus</h2><h2><strong>Anthony Brown</strong></h2><p><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="float: right; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; width: 113px; height: 113px;">currently serves as the Director of Solutions Consulting for Digital Analytix, comScore, Inc.'s big data enterprise analytics platform. He is a leading B2B customer experience professional and valued member of the ITAM Advisory Board. His specializations include product management, digital marketing, and business development leadership functions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" height="51" width="295"></h2><p>is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.</p><p>Through its Audience Analytics, Advertising Analytics, and Enterprise Analytics product suites, comScore provides its clients with a variety of on-demand software, real-time analytics and custom solutions to succeed in a multi-platform world. Their world-class technology infrastructure captures trillions of digital interactions a month and power big data analytics on a global scale for its more than 2,000 clients, which include leading companies such as AOL, Baidu, BBC, Best Buy, Carat, Deutsche Bank, ESPN, France Telecom, Financial Times, Fox, LinkedIn, Microsoft, MediaCorp, Nestle, Starcom, Terra Networks, Universal McCann, Verizon, ViaMichelin and Yahoo!.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>If you have any questions:<br>Call us: 509.963.2611<br>Email us:<br>Find us: Shaw Smyser 223</strong></p></br></br></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br>Cybersecurity Programs from ITAM, 09 Mar 2015 12:45:37<p><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 235px; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px;"><br>Each year the number of cyber attacks on personal, corporate and government information assets increases. In response to this ever-growing threat, governments, major corporations, and other organizations are taking steps to protect data and their technological infrastructures. As a result, experts project Cybersecurity to be one of the major employment growth areas over the next decade, with increased job openings offering competitive compensation levels.</p><p>In response to industry need, The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) proudly offers multiple degree programs in Cybersecurity.</p><p><em><strong><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;"><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="float: left; width: 147px; height: 147px; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;"></a>“We are really excited about the new high demand ITAM Cyber Security Management graduate program.&nbsp; ITAM is meeting the needs of industry by preparing students through a cyber minor, two cyber undergraduate degrees and a cyber masters degree.&nbsp; We have amazing degree programs here at CWU as information technology management has become critical in any business or government – everywhere in the world!”<br>~<a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;"> Dr. Bob Lupton</a>, ITAM Department Chair and Professor</strong></em></p><div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"><p>ITAM Cybersecurity Programs Fit Any Experience Level</p></div><p>Whether seeking a Bachelor degree, picking up a minor, or pursuing a graduate degree, ITAM offers a complete array of Cybersecurity programs that will meet the needs of any student:</p><table style="width: 500px;" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><h2>Which program is right for you?</h2></td></tr><tr><td><strong><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;">Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Specialization</a></strong></td><td><ul><li>On-campus program</li><li>Can declare major your freshman year</li><li>Many classes offered in online format for greater convenience and flexibility</li><li>Classes offered all year, including summer quarter</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;"><strong>100% Online Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Specialization</strong></a></td><td><ul><li>For students with a transferrable Associate degree (DTA)</li><li>Fully online program</li><li>Same curriculum as our on campus program</li><li>Classes offered all year, including summer quarter</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;"><strong>Bachelor of Applied Science, Cybersecurity Specialization</strong></a></td><td><ul><li>For students with a non-transferrable Associate degree</li><li>Fully online program</li><li>Classes offered all year, including summer quarter</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td><strong><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;">Master of Science, Cybersecurity Management</a></strong></td><td><ul><li>Graduate level program</li><li>Perfect for industry professionals seeking to enhance their credentials or move into a new area</li><li>Online or on-campus</li><li>One year to complete (full-time)</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=yes,status=yes,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=yes,dependent=no,width=600,height=800'); return false;"><strong>Minor/Certificate in Cybersecurity</strong></a></td><td><ul><li>For students already majoring in a program at CWU</li><li>Excellent complement to many degree programs including Business, Management and Law &amp; Justice</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"><p>A Multi-Faceted Curriculum</p></div><p>All ITAM programs offer more than a specialized, applied degree. In addition to the technical specialization skills, students gain sophisticated management soft skills in high demand by employers from the ITAM Core Curriculum. This structure gives students sound industry specific expertise combined with an understanding of how to effectively motivate and lead people involved in a project.</p><div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"><p>Easy Application Process</p></div><p>Ready to take the first step? Applying for your ITAM program is simple.</p><p><strong>For students already accepted to CWU:</strong></p><ul style="margin-left: 40px;"><li>Visit our online application page <em><strong><a href="" target="_blank">here</a></strong></em></li><li>Find your program</li><li>Review the admission requirements and complete the form</li></ul><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>You can declare your ITAM major your<br>freshman year and begin working with a knowledgeable advisor to design your academic course of study.</strong></em></p><p>For students wishing to apply for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management, you can find the complete application process <em><strong><a href="" target="_blank">here</a></strong></em>.</p><div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"><p>We Are Here to Help!</p></div><p>Student success is the top priority at ITAM. If you have any questions please let us know:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Email us:;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call us: 509.963.2611</strong></p></br></br></div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"></table style="width: 500px;" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"></td colspan="2"></div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"></div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"></ul style="margin-left: 40px;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></div style="background-color:#122530; width:504; padding-top: 2px; text-align: center;color:white; font-family: Ebrima; font-size: 14pt;"></p style="text-align: center;">Travel with ITAM to Prague, Budapest, Bratislava for 10 credits, 29 Jan 2015 09:37:13<p>In Summer of 2015 the Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management will lead a group of students on a life-changing experience through Central Europe!</p><p>This faculty-led study abroad class is presented in English and offers students a chance to experience the information technology industry, retail management industry and administrative management areas of 4-5 Central European countries.</p><p>This trip allows students to experience first hand the languages, cultures and business ideologies in post-Socialist Central Europe. For students majoring in our program, the 10 credits from this course can be used to fulfill the internship requirement!</p><p>Application deadline has been extended until February 13, 2015!</p><p>Download the full information packet and application here!<br></p></br>With New FlexIT PACE Program, Students Earn Competency-Based Online Degree at Accelerated Pace and Lower Cost, 18 Jun 2014 09:07:24<p><img alt="" src="/it-management/sites/" style="float: right; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" height="150" width="270">Central Washington University announces the FlexIT PACE program, a new online bachelor of science degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) that is completely self paced, real-world focused and competency based. FlexIT is the first of its kind for Washington State public higher education institutions, bringing a groundbreaking alternative to students who want to earn a degree in Retail Management and Technology.</p><p>CWU's FlexIT PACE program provides students the ability to complete their degree in a way that matches their needs and timeline. PACE stands for Proven Applied Content Experts, which is what students become after completing the program.</p><p>Education is traditionally based on a university schedule, but FlexIT PACE is based entirely on each student's schedule, needs and abilities. Students determine the speed with which they complete their courses. In each six-month increment, students can complete as many competencies and courses as they are able, receiving one-on-one mentoring. This new program saves students time and money, as the price is a $6,000 flat fee every six months. That cost includes all the classes one can complete, textbooks, and a mentor for personalized support and guidance. (Financial aid is available.)</p><p>"This competency self-paced degree is in response to the challenge to meet the Washington State Achievement Council’s goal of 70 percent of all Washington adults participating in post-secondary education,” says Tracy Pellett, PhD, CWU Associate Provost. “The best way to increase college access is to creatively and innovatively meet the unique needs of working adults who are bound by location and time.”</p><p>Faculty mentors provide one-on-one guidance and assist students in moving as fast or as slow as they wish, depending on their abilities, past experiences, and personal situations. The degree is well suited for retail specialists who want a traditional, yet self-paced degree; who desire an accelerated self-guided program; or for experienced retail professionals who want to avoid spending class time on topics they already know.</p><p>As more public universities expand to meet high-demand markets, more programs like CWU’s FlexIT PACE program are being offered. UC Davis School of Medicine recently announced a partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northern California to facilitate qualified medical students in accelerating the completion of their studies down to three from the traditional six or seven years. The University of Arizona now offers a successful competency-based leadership program based on curriculums and benchmarks from more than 500 schools across multiple career fields. The University of Wisconsin now offers flexible, competency-based programs in the RN to BSN nursing program and a bachelor of science in information science and technology.&nbsp;</p><p>CWU is the first Washington State higher education institution to offer a true undergrad competency-based flexible program and now leads the state in a growing new trend that enables students to earn a credible degree in their own time and at their own pace.</p><p>"I've interviewed hundreds of people and never once asked for verification of their degree or education,” says Kim Obbink, CEO, Filter Digital. “However, I always ask for evidence of their abilities.&nbsp; A program like FlexIT is the best way to create this real world evidence pertaining to knowledge and abilities."</p><p>"I work for Costco, which places a high value on degrees,” says Stephanie Wildman, a graduate of CWU’s ITAM department. “Education is the next step for those wanting to move up within their career,” she says, adding, “the FlexIT program is a great way for people to achieve this."</p><p>"FlexIT PACE meets the needs of students who already have experience and knowledge, but the lack of a degree is holding them back," says Laura Portolese Dias, PhD, program coordinator and assistant professor of ITAM.</p><p>The Retail Management and Technology degree prepares business professionals for careers infused with information technology in areas such as e-commerce, management, selling, purchasing, operations, merchandising, distribution and logistics, and entrepreneurship. The program is based on six-month blocks with once-a-month start dates for new students. The program begins October 1, 2014.</p><p><a href="">Click here for more information about FlexIT!</a></p><p>June 18, 2014</p>