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9 March: Spring 2017 Computer Science Get-Together

1149526_10203496631635631_850999709_oSince the last millennium (at least since 1990), the Computer Science department at CUW has hosted a student faculty get-together once a semester. This event is for undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology majors and minors and for alums of our programs. The get-together is a means to promote community and also a way for the department to thank and recognize all of our students.

The Spring Computer Science Student Faculty Get-Together will be held Thursday, 9 March 2017, beginning at 11:30am in S118B. (If you’re wondering, our get-together is usually held on Thursday of semester’s week 7.)

10659198_4761445451921_1507328451753689720_nWe have a time of fellowship around good food from Pizza Hut and Quiznos and we play some interesting games that result in the awarding of nice prizes. If you are an undergraduate Computer Science or Information Technology major or minor, you are welcome – and encouraged – to attend. This event is also open to undergraduate alumni of our programs. If you haven’t been to one of these before, they’re pretty special – ask another student about it.

8 April: Computer Science Spring 2017 Hackathon

Hackathon

2016 CS Department Hackathon participants

The Computer Science department is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Hackathon. This all-day event is an exciting opportunity to hone your problem solving skills and sharpen your programming acumen. All coding skill levels are welcome! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 8th – more event information pending.

Questions can be directed to Prof. Josh Locklair: joshua.locklair@cuw.edu

9 December: GRACE End of Semester Bash

GRACE2Come celebrate the end of the semester with GRACE! Join us on December 9th from 3:00-5:00pm in the Albrecht Lounge for snacks, games, and fellowship. All are welcome – we hope to see you there!

 

 

27 October: Student Computer Tune Up Day

screenshot-2016-10-18-14-21-35Sign up quick to get your computer fixed!  The Computer Science department is hosting a Student Computer Tune Up Day in Albrecht 015 on Thursday, October 27th from 10am to 7pm.  It doesn’t matter if you just need updates installed or if there’s a problem with your machine you don’t understand – we’ve got you cover.  Let us take care of your computer needs.  Be sure to sign up by clicking this link: Tune Up Day SignUp

31 Oct – 4 Nov: Tech Recycle Week

Have old technology that you no longer need or don’t know what to do with it?  Well, let the Computer Science department help you in that effort of clearing out the old!  We’re hosting a Technology Recycling Week during the week of 31st October until 4th November from 10am to 2pm in Albrecht 015.  If you are not available during that time to drop off your material, feel free to bring it by the Computer Science Department in Stuenkel hall outside of S118E.  For more information click here: Tech Recycle Week

 11 October: Ada Lovelace Day

ald_poster_for_fbCome celebrate with the Ladies of GRACE as we honor the world’s first programmer! This year, Ada Lovelace Day ( #ALD16 ) falls on Tuesday, October 11. Stop by the table outside the Siebert dining hall between 11:00am-1:00pm to take selfies with Ada Lovelace and learn more about this computer science pioneer! For more information, visit our Facebook event.

 

 

13 October: CS/IT Get-Together

1149526_10203496631635631_850999709_oSince the last millennium (at least since 1990), the Computer Science department at CUW has hosted a student faculty get-together once a semester. This event is for undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology majors and minors and for alums of our programs. The get-together is a means to promote community and also a way for the department to thank and recognize all of our students.

The Fall Computer Science Student Faculty Get-Together will be held Thursday, 13 October 2016, beginning at 11:30am in S118B. (If you’re wondering, our get-together is usually held on Thursday of semester’s week 7.)

10659198_4761445451921_1507328451753689720_nWe have a time of fellowship around good food from Pizza Hut and Quiznos and we play some interesting games that result in the awarding of nice prizes. If you are an undergraduate Computer Science or Information Technology major or minor, you are welcome – and encouraged – to attend. This event is also open to undergraduate alumni of our programs. If you haven’t been to one of these before, they’re pretty special – ask another student about it.

Some of the prizes to be awarded this time include: iPad Mini, large monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, inkjet printer, speakers, external hard drive, webcam, Chromebook, flash drives, gift cards, toys and much more.

 

12 November: CS/IT Hackathon

All CS and IT majors and minors are invited to the department’s first Hackathon! Join your fellow CS/IT students for a day of problem solving. Sharpen your coding ability and develop skills that employers seek. Never been to a hackathon before? This is a great place to start!

Who: All CS/IT majors and minors of ALL programming skill levels

What: The CS Department’s first Hackathon

When: Saturday, November 12, 8am – 5 pm

Where: S114D

RSVP to Prof. Josh Locklair (joshua.locklair@cuw.edu) by 1 November

 

7 September: Welcome Back Night

All CS and IT majors and minors are invited to the department’s Welcome Back Night on 7 September. Come join yWelcomeBackNightour fellow students for a night of fun, food, and film! Snacks and soda will be available during the film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

What: CS/IT Welcome Back Night

Who: All CS and IT majors and minors

When: September 7th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Where: S118B

 

 

8 September: GRACE Informational Session

Ladies of Computer Science and Information GRACE2Technology: You are invited to GRACE’s first Informational Session of the Fall 2016 semester. Come join us on Thursday, September 8 at 5:30pm (location TBA) to learn more about the group and how GRACE can support you in your academic and professional journey. This Info Session will be around 30-45 minutes, and we will introduce our officers, give an overview of upcoming events, and discuss the importance of inspiring, supporting, and encouraging women in Computer Science and Information Technology. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of our upcoming events: GRACE Facebook Page

 

25 August 2016: Student Meet and Greet

welcome-clipart All undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology students and their parents are invited to the department’s Student Meet and Greet. Come join us on August 25th from 5:00-7:00pm in S118B to meet the faculty, staff, and other students in the program. You’ll also be able to check out some of the department’s resources like 3D printers and an HTC Vive. Enjoy a light meal and a time of fun and fellowship.

 CSNewStudentOrientationWhenThursday, 25 August, 5 – 7 pm

 WhereComputer Science area, S118B

 WhoEvery CS and IT major and minor along with their parents and/or significant other (especially “new to CUW” students)

 WhatPizza, sandwiches, soda, Prizes

 WhyBecause we like you :-)

Summer 2016

It's never too early to discover the joys of Computer Science!

It’s never to early to discover the joys of Computer Science!

As a service to the CUW community, the Computer Science department is hosting a free Tech Camp for relatives of CUW staff, faculty, and supporters who will be entering grades 3 -12 in the Fall. Read more about it here.

Specific questions and details on registration should be directed to Prof. Toni Spencer: antoinette.spencer@cuw.edu

We would love to see your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and relatives learn with us as we put inspiration in action.

14 May 2016

Wilhelm Schickard, a Lutheran minister and adept scientist, invented the first mechanical calculating device (the forerunner of electronic computers) in 1623.

Wilhelm Schickard, a Lutheran minister and adept scientist, invented the first mechanical calculating device (the forerunner of electronic computers) in 1623.

The Computer Science Department at Concordia University Wisconsin is proud to present the Wilhelm Schickard Award for Superior Achievement in Computer Science to Jacob Wert on May 14, 2016. The Wilhelm Schickard Award is presented at Baccalaureate to a graduating student who has shown outstanding achievement in the field of Computer Science.

In addition, the department is pleased to announce its graduating class of 2016:

Alexander A. Belfeuil – B.S. Computer Science

Jonathan P. Dummer – B.S. Computer Information Sciences

Timothy R. Huesmann – B.S. Computer Science

Katelyn M. Knutson – B.S. Computer Science

Jordan J. Mather ** – B.S. Computer Science

Abraham H. Rohde – B.S. Computer Science

Evan R. Weisbrod – B.S. Computer Science

Jacob R. Wert *** – B.S. Computer Science

Nicholas A. Yenter – B.S. Computer Science

Ryan D. Guy – B.S. Information Technology

Johann A. Hinck * – B.S. Information Technology

Nathaniel W. Konkel – B.S. Information Technology

Emily J. Marciniak ***B.A. Business Communication and Public Relations, I.T minor

Key:

***   = Summa Cum Laude

**     = Magna Cum Laude

*       = Cum Laude

3 May 2016

A #throwback Senior Seminar Presentation from 2015.

A #throwback Senior Seminar Presentation from 2015.

Students in the Computer Science department will be presenting their senior seminar projects beginning on May 3. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend and learn more about what our students have been working on this semester.

A presentation calendar is available here: Senior Seminar Presentations.

2 May 2016

GRACE Picnic

GRACE invites you to celebrate the end of the semester (and its inaugural year) with food, fellowship, fun, and prizes! Join us in the Regents Courtyard on May 2 beginning at 4:30pm for our farewell to the academic year and senior send-off. All are welcome – come when you can and leave when you must! (Rain location: Regents Atrium.) Check out the event on Facebook here.

25 April 2016

Two great opportunities to take a class from a great professor! Coming Fall 2016, Concordia University Wisconsin is once again privileged to have on our campus Dr. John Warwick Montgomery.

Dr. John Warwick Montgomery

One of the world’s foremost living Christian apologists, Dr. Montgomery is author of more than 60 books in 6 languages and holds 11 earned degrees, including a Ph.D. from Chicago, an LL.D. from Cardiff and a D.Théol. from Strasbourg. He is a Barrister-at-law, England and Wales; Avocat à la Cour, Paris bar; and Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University Wisconsin. He directs and is a professor at the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Despite his great learning, Dr. Montgomery is a very clear and gifted communicator, as shown by his regular radio interviews on Issues, Etc.

This Fall, Dr. Montgomery will offer 2 vitally important classes (details below):

PHIL 379 RELIGION AND THE LAW   13:10-14:25 TR

PHIL 221 HUMAN DIGNITY                16:00-17:15 TR

 

PHIL 379 RELIGION AND THE LAW

Class meets: 13:10-14:25 TR

Back by popular demand! Historically, Religion and the Law was one of the most popular classes at CUW and has now returned. In an era where clashes over religious liberty are ever-increasing, intelligent Christians cannot afford to be uninformed about the complex inter-relationship between the Christian faith and the law.

How does the Bible contribute to the content and practice of law?  What is the origin and foundation of important legal concepts and principles? What should Christians do when the law is in tension with Christian conscience and basic religious liberties?

Find out in this important and timely class!

 Take PHIL 379 Religion and the Law this Fall!

PHIL 221 HUMAN DIGNITY

Class meets: 16:00-17:15 TR

Human rights are regularly played as trump cards in politics and ethics. Rights talk tends to polarize public opinion, encourages uncritical support, and elicits extreme reactions from both secularists and religionists.

But what are human rights? And who counts as human? This course is a philosophical consideration of issues bioethical, legal, ethical, ontological, and political that affect our understanding of human dignity.

For students preparing for vocations in these areas, it will enable them to think with logical acumen and to serve with a motivating knowledge of the dignity inherent in being human.

Take PHIL 221 Human Dignity this Fall!

 

21 April 2016

EiffelTower_3D

The Computer Science department will be hosting a 3D Printing Demonstration on Thursday, 21 April, from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Seibert Dining Hall on the CUW campus. Join us to investigate what 3D printing is, some of its applications, and watch a live demonstration of the CS department’s 3D printer!

7 April 2016

Microcomputer

The Computer Science department will be hosting a Microcomputers and Microcontrollers Demonstration on Thursday, 7 April, from 1:00pm-3:00pm by the library stairs on the CUW campus. Come check out some awesome micro tech including a raspberry pi, pi zero, and arduino!

10 March 2016

Computer Science Get-Together

Since the last millennium (at least since 1990), the Computer Science department at CUW has hosted a student faculty get-together once a semester. This event is for undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology majors and minors and for alums of our programs. The get-together is a means to promote community and also a way for the department to thank and recognize all of our students.

The Spring Computer Science Student Faculty Get-Together will be held Thursday, 10 March 2016, beginning at 11:30am in S118B. (If you’re wondering, our get-together is usually held on Thursday of semester’s week 7.)

We have a time of fellowship around good food from Pizza Hut and Quiznos and we play some interesting games that result in the awarding of nice prizes. If you are an undergraduate Computer Science or Information Technology major or minor, you are welcome – and encouraged – to attend. This event is also open to undergraduate alumni of our programs.

If you haven’t been to one of these before, they’re pretty special – ask another student about it.

Some of the prizes to be awarded this time include: iPad Mini, large monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, inkjet printer, speakers, external hard drive, webcam, Chromebook, flash drives, gift cards, toys and much more.

11 January 2016

CS Department Welcomes New Professors

Computer Science Faculty

From left to right: department system administrator Valerie Locklair, Prof. Antoinette Spencer, Prof. Joshua Locklair, and department chair Dr. Gary Locklair.

The Computer Science department is pleased to welcome two new professors to its full time faculty, Prof. Josh Locklair and Prof. Antoinette Spencer. Prof. Locklair, who joined the full-time CS ranks for the Fall 2015 semester, is preparing for a Spring 2016 teaching load consisting of both undergraduate and graduate level courses. “I’m excited to be teaching at an institution where I can share both my experience and my faith in the classroom,” Prof. Locklair explains. “Computer Science and Information Technology are both service-oriented, and I look forward to helping students discover how they can serve Christ in their chosen professions.”
Prof. Spencer, who was officially welcomed to the faculty on January 7th, will continue to teach in the MS-IT program for the spring semester. When asked to share her thoughts concerning her new vocation, Prof. Spencer expressed her confidence in God’s perfect timing: “Do what you love, love what you do, things will always fall in place with God in front of you!” Both Prof. Locklair and Prof. Spencer have been instrumental in forming GRACE, the department’s Women in Computing organization, and they are already planning new ways on encouraging, supporting, and mentoring students within the department. Their attitudes of Christ-like service truly reflect Inspiration in Action and a vocation founded on a passion for helping others by the grace of the One from whom all blessings flow, Jesus Christ.

 

28 December 2015

New Employment Opportunities

New Internship and Employment Opportunities posted! Check it out here.