Category Archives: events

Top Secret Colonials – 24-Hour Gaming Marathon

Below you will find the registration form for TSC’s Spring 2023 Gaming Marathon. The marathon is being held March 25th & 26th from 10am-10am in Wheatley. All participants must register, and the registration fee is $5. It will be $10 if you wait to register until the day of. Registration fees will only be accepted as cash given to any officer or Dr. Paullet (office is Wheatley 229) in an envelope with your first and last name. ALL money raised from this event will be donated to St. Judes Research Hospital. This event is SET eligible. Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Below the registration form you will find a link to pay directly to St. Jude’s. If you pay via link please take a screenshot to show that you have paid to get in the door. The screenshot must show your name.

Registration Form:

Payment Link:

Come out to All Star Sports Bar & Grill on October 23rd to Support CIS Students in Need

The Top Secret Colonials will be hosting an event at All Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson Township (6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205) in support of the Craig Paullet Making a Difference Scholarship fund. Dr. Karen Paullet’s family started this fund in her brother’s name to help students in need that are majoring in cyber or computing fields at RMU. 

This fundraising event will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, and all proceeds of sales at the restaurant will go to the scholarship fund.  All are welcome to stop by for a drink or a meal from opening to close to help raise money for students that are struggling to afford their education in a CIS related degree.

If you cannot make it for the event, you can also give directly to the scholarship fund at the following link:

Come Build the Future with Amazon – May 23 Recruitment Event

You are invited to attend an exciting recruitment event with Amazon Web Services!

Amazon Web Services Student Programs Virtual Career Fair
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm EST

Interested in learning about career opportunities at Amazon Web Services? Sign up for our virtual Career Fair to get exclusive access to the information you need to build your future. Come learn all about how to ace the interview process, join a live Q&A with cloud support professionals, and get connected to recruiters and 600+ open roles!

Save Your Spot Now By Registering Today!

Tomorrow: Consequences of War in Ukraine-European View, Virtual Lecture

Special virtual lecture on European Perspectives on the Consequence of the War in Ukraine by visiting scholar, Dr. Dušan Lesjak, Professor of Management Information Systems from the University of Primorska in Slovenia!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Sign up here to receive the Google Meet link on the day of the lecture.

**SET credit eligible** (Global Explorers Program)

SIHSS Student Recognition Awards Ceremony

On April 20, 2022, SIHSS held the annual Student Recognition Awards Ceremony in the Wheatley Center Atrium. A number of students from the CIS Department were honored at this ceremony.

Dean Ali presented the Dean’s Scholar Awards. Dean’s Scholar Award recipients included:

  • Riley Carroll, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics major
  • Hannah Clark, Criminal Justice major and Cyber Forensics minor

Dr. Peter Wu presented the CIS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Recipients included:

  • Andrew Salley, Data Analytics MS program
  • Taylor Scalise, Data Analytics MS program

Dr. Donna Cellante, Dr. Fred Kohun, and Dr. Paul Kovacs presented the CIS Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Recipients included:

  • Sylvia Dawson, Data Analytics major, Computer Information Systems minor, and Business minor
  • Benjamin Gaudlip, Information Sciences major
  • Gavin Hartman, Cybersecurity major
  • Brandon Schuh, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics major
  • Glenn Wallace, Cyber Forensics and Information Security major

Congratulations to all of the recipients! Your hard work and dedication shows.

Security Clearance Webinar

When you graduate, are you considering working for the federal government or federal government contractors? If so, you will need a security clearance.

The Security Clearance Webinar will answer all your questions. The Webinar will cover the following topics:

Applying: Understanding the application process (general federal and FBI)

Forms: SF86. What is it, and why is it important?

Surviving Interviews and Polygraphs. What to expect. The types of questions asked.

What do they look for? The Background Check.

The Security Clearances process. What should I be doing now to prepare for a job with the federal government or contractor?

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Zundel (FBI Special Agent and Recruiter)


April 7, 2022
12 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

The Zoom link will be shared after registering.

TSC Sports Memorabilia & Gift Card Raffle Fundraiser at All-Star Sports Bar & Grill

The Top Secret Colonials will be hosting a fundraiser from Monday, April 4th through Saturday, March 9th from 4:00 pm to close at the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson located at 6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Funds will be used to support the club.  The owner of the All-Star Sports Bar is being very generous to the club.  The owner of the All Star Sports Bar and Grill has agreed to give TSC 10% of all sales from now until April 30th with receipt. If you stop during the fundraising week please remember to drop off your itemized receipt to the club members at the table before you leave.  There will also be a variety of raffle items including baskets, signed Steelers and Penguins items, and gift card raffles.