General Interest Items – April 16, 2014

Posted on Apr 13 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Computer Password Warning Goes Worldwide – Change Passwords NOW
2.2 NASA STEM Program Cubes in Space – Wallop’s Island – Registration Deadline Is April 18
2.3 Hilary Hahn Violin Concert – North Bethesda, MD – April 23
2.4 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – First Registration Deadline Is July 2

 

2.1 Computer Password Warning Goes Worldwide – Change Passwords NOW

Kim Komando, a well-known computer expert not known for alarmist or crackpot ideas, commented in an article published April 9, that because of a widespread virus known as “Heartbleed,” computer users should “Change all of your passwords everywhere.” Read the article, with tips, on her website.

Michael Grice, HEAV’s tech expert, advises that you wait until you have heard from those websites that have susceptible passwords before changing yours. Unless the companies have patched the vulnerability, you will just have to change them again.

www.komando.com/blog/247521/heartbleed-bug-change-all-of-your-passwords-now

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2.2 NASA STEM Program Cubes in Space – Wallop’s Island – Registration Deadline Is April 18

NASA Wallop’s Island Flight Facility
Wallop’s Island, VA

Thursday, June 26, 2014. Free of charge. Open to middle school educators, and students ages 11-14. Registration deadline is April 18.

The Rubik Learning Initiative™, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, and NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is offering a free science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics focused education program for middle school students. Cubes in Space™ provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space.
Using formal or informal learning environments, students and educators will be exposed to engaging online content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experimental payload to be integrated into a small cube. These cubes will be launched via a Terrier-Orion sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., on June 26.

Leveraging the excitement of space exploration, students and educators will learn about the methodology for taking an idea from design through the review process. Throughout the experience, students will acquire key 21st-century skills necessary for success in a highly connected, global society.

For more information, visit http://www.CubesInSpace.com.

Questions about this program should be directed to info@cubesinspace.com.

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2.3 Hilary Hahn Violin Concert – North Bethesda, MD – April 23

The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $10/student; $35/adult. Registration deadline is 10 a.m. on April 23.

The Washington Performing Arts Society presents acclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn in concert performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Telemann, as well as two pieces from “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores.” Hahn’s Encores project features commissioned works by 26 composers from 17 different countries. Hilary Hahn is regarded as one of the most gifted young violin stars in the classical music realm.

Students may order $10 tickets for this performance by phone through WPAS at 202-785-9727 using the code STUDENT.

Contact Stephanie Aboukasm at 202-785-9727 or saboukasm@wpas.org if you have questions. See the website for program information and a short video performance of Miss Hahn.

http://www.wpas.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=2311

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2.4 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – First Registration Deadline Is July 2

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA

Civil War Day Camp
Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $80/student (ages 7 through 12). Lunches are not provided. Space is limited; the deadline to register is July 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Get hands-on with history as campers explore the Civil War and the Battle of New Market from the perspective of Union and Confederate soldiers, civilians, and VMI cadets. Learn to drill, eat period food, play games that they might have played, create your own version of 19th-century crafts, tour the battlefield, earn prizes, and lots more.

Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute: A Civil War Day Camp for Young Men
Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $75/camper (boys, ages 13 through 17). Lunches are not provided. Camp is limited to 10 participants so register early. Registration deadline is July 18, at 4:30 p.m.

“Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute: A Civil War Day Camp for Young Men” offers an opportunity to explore life as a VMI Cadet in the 19th century. Campers will participate in team-building games and exercises, study the Battle of New Market from a Cadet’s point of view, and discover stories of courage, honor, and sacrifice.

See the website for more information or to register, or contact Stacey Nadeau at 866-515-1864 or nadeausr@vmi.edu.

www.vmi.edu/newmarket

http://www.vmi.edu/vmcw/Things_to_See_and_Do/10737421741/

http://www.vmi.edu/vmcw/Things_to_See_and_Do/10737423724/

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