Saturday, June 19, 2010 Rockcliffe University 4th Anniversary Open House!

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 Rockcliffe University 4th Anniversary Open House!

You are invited to the celebration of Rockcliffe University’s 4th Anniversary. We’ve come a long way in four short years.

Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to exciting new things in our fifth year.

(Please note all times are in PST/SL.)

We are starting the day with a pre-open house forum by AgileBill Firehawk entitled “Project Management by Example” at 10:30 AM
The excitement follows with a Keynote Address by our Dean and CEO of Rockcliffe, Phelan Corrimal (Kevin Feenan) at 11:30 AM.

10:30 AM “Project Management by Example”
Learning how to make your meetings efficient by using a 3D environment conducted by AgileBill Firehawk assisted by Pamala Clift (voice enabled).

IM/IT Conference Center on the Agile 3D Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Agile%203D/96/126/25

11:30 AM PST/SL “Keynote Address” by Phelan Corrimal

RUC Rotunda
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/32/40/25

12:00-2:30 PM “Welcome Workshop” by Thinkerer Melville”
Tours and demonstrations of the facilities and resources RUC offers to help educators and students start teaching, learning, or conducting research in Second Life. Tours and demonstrations will be offered repeatedly, as requested by visitors.
Community Gateway, Hobo Helpers Desk, Holodeck Demo, Travel Posters, Hobo Kit, Educator’s desk, Educator’s Kit!

RUC Conversation Plaza
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/44/89/24

12:00-3:00 PM: “Library Tours – Group or Individual”
Tours with Rockcliffe Librarian and Rockcliffe Research staff

Rockcliffe Library Reference Center, Rockcliffe Library
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/35/226/22

12:00-1:00 PM “Come to the Revolution”
Busking Bards and Jesters presents Impromptu theatre, an audience participation sketch, we may call for a revolt and storming of Phelans castle ( if he has one ). Flaming torches and pitchforks will be supplied. Dress style is optional, but “olde worlde” farmer smocks or similar will be the order of the day. (bring straw to chew.) Please assemble outside the
wearing heavy boots :)

George C. Dove Theatre
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/156/76/25

12:00-1:00 PM: “Discussion and Tour of Business, Marketing and Law Resources”
Find out what Rockcliffe has to offer for business resources and how we can help you.

Rockcliffe Library Reference Center, Rockcliffe Library
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/75/178/22

12:00-1:00 PM: “Lessons on Lessons” with Phelan Corrimal
This presentation looks at the conflict educators face in adjusting for considerations of past, present and future mindsets and how they potentially impacts on the virtual world classroom experience.

RUC Rotunda
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/42/34/24

12:00-1:00PM: “Process the Crime scene / CJ Coin Shop”
Ever want to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Now is your chance to experience what it’s like. Visitors will be finding items of evidence in a crime with points awarded for the best job. Join Judge Randi Hooker and help her solve the case.

CJ Coin Shop
http://slurl.com/secondlife/CJ%20EdTech/203/53/23

12:00-1:00 PM: “Second Life, Media and the Other Society”
Sonicity Fitzroy will discuss her book “Second Life, Media and the Other Society” in a forum, with Q& A to follow a 25 minute presentation. Her book examines the societal impact and contribution of SL media makers to real world and virtual life culture and economy. Her presentation involve a mix of talk and media, and discussion. A small exhibit will highlight some of the book content.

Classroom C
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/191/201/59

1:00-2:00 PM: “Discussion on Security in SL”
This will be a full discussion on the security risks inherent to Second Life, it’s viewers, and the general populace. Included in this is Griefers, Media risks, newer in world viewer issues, and all other items. This will be a voice enabled discussion.

Classroom A
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/78/212/75

1:00-2:00 PM: “Class on Cybercrime”
Professor Chipmunk Zhong will discuss and present issues in cybercrimes with perhaps some new twists and helpful tips on protecting yourself.

1st Circuit Court of Second Life
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/35/56/22

1:00-2:00 PM: “Discussion and Tour of Science Resources”
Explore what Rockcliffe has to offer to the science student and professional.

Rockcliffe Library Center
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/75/178/22


1:00-2:00 PM: “Under Construction” with Phelan Corrimal

This presentation looks at some of the sweeping technological shifts over the previous 200 years, what constitutes those shifts as being changes in paradigm, and provides a possible look into why and when the next paradigm shift may occur based on the development of virtual reality inspired collaborative networks.

RUC Rotunda
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/42/34/24

2:00-3:00 PM: “To Kill a Mockingbird/ Discussion Forum & trial”
We will be honoring the best selling book and movie To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the Scopes Monkey trial in the form of a mini-mock trail and discussion. Stop by and give us a visit!!

1st Circuit Court of Second Life
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/35/56/22

2:00-3:00 PM “Virtual ROI ( Training, Education & Business) – Where Are We?”
Virtual spaces offer businesses and education many avenues for implementation. This discussion will focus on how users can define return on investment and what administrators and managers are looking for when investing in new technology. The discussion will also include a brief presentation by the facilitator on traditional methods of assessing return on investment and the terminology that managers and administrators utilize when evaluating return on investment.

RUCL Exhibition Courtyard, Rockcliffe Library
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/179/76/44


2:00-3:00 PM: “Linden Lab Under Fire” with Phelan Corrimal

This roundtable will be a text and voice based discussion on the recent changes that have been happening around Second Life and Linden Lab over the past several weeks. We will be discussing the relevancy of the platform and whether or not the recent changes will actually help or hurt the environment.

RUC Rotunda
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/42/34/24

At 3:00 PM Slim Warrior will be Djing one of her exclusive sets tonight as we wrap up our amazing day with dancing and music at our Rockcliffe Performing Arts Center:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/179/76/44

Hoping you will join us tomorrow!

The Story So Far (June 17, 2010) ….

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Rockcliffe is currently in discussions with the IRS in order to complete the process for our 501(c)(3) applications. We are down to one outstanding issue that we are hopefully going to come to an agreement on before the end of July. In the meantime you will likely have noticed several updates to our web site as we prepare for eventual success in this matter.

As you may or may not be aware, Rockcliffe is unique in that we are one of the first organizations to be applying for 501(c)(3) status as a virtual organization that is attempting to develop a viable education model that will take us from a group of volunteers, to a recognized member of the education community, to eventual accreditation as an institution of higher learning much later down the road. It has never been done before and we are looking forward to being the first such organization to do so.

The IRS has been instrumental in helping us narrow our focus down to those elements that meet the intention of the tax code for such organizations, our user community, and our organization. Looking forward to great things ahead and hopefully reporting next month of our success in reaching an agreement which has been the biggest obstancle for Rockcliffe over the past 18 months that our application has been in progess.

With thanks to all that have been helping make this possible

Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal)
President, Rockcliffe University Consortium

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