Archive for 2006

J-Term Uncertainty Eliminated

Some students had been concerned about the future of two courses that are offered in alternate January Terms: MCS-233 (Discrete Math for Elementary Education) and MCS-358 (Mathematical Model Building). Thanks to actions by the College’s Curriculum Committee at its November 29th and December 6th meetings, those two courses will continue to be offered as in […]

More Internships in North Mankato

As I pointed out at the beginning of September, one of the perennial limitations in the way our students take advantage of internship opportunities is that most seem to only look for full-time summer internships, rather than also considering part-time internships during a semester. There are some good reasons for that, one of which is […]

Computer Science Alumni, Students Discuss Careers

Nine recent alumni got together for informal conversation with ten current computer science students over pizza on November 20th. Pictured left to right in the upper photo are alumni Phillip Knoll and Josh Hill; students Justin Stevens, Tim Fontana, Josh Pioske, Tony Lapakko, and Karl Selander; alumnus Ben Hardy; students Ben Hays, Braden Rogness, and […]

Alumnae, Students Discuss Teaching Careers

Two recent alumnae teaching math in secondary schools got together for informal conversation with four current math education students over pizza on November 16th. Shown sitting around enjoying stories of the teaching life are (left to right) students Jenny Koffski, Sarah Manke, and Jake Mehr; alumna Jodi (Parks) Bang; and student Allison Mulvihill. Alumna Ally […]

Alumni Talk About Math Careers

Eight alumni gathered on November 15th for informal conversation with current students about math careers. Pictured from left to right are Anna Gutman, David Myers, Bill Kunze, Katherine (Pavelek) Kunze, Matthew Miller, Nathan Annis, Eric Peterson, and Justin Hanson. All are math alumni except Bill Kunze, who majored in computer science and classics. They represent […]

Dobler Elected As Next Chair

It was a big week for elections, and not just those the mainstream media chose to cover. Professor Carolyn Dobler was unanimously elected to serve as the Mathematics and Computer Science Department’s next chair, effective June 1, 2007. (Current MCS Department Chair Max Hailperin’s three-year term ends on May 31st.) In a preview of the […]

Students and Alumni to Discuss Careers Over Pizza

The MCS Department is sponsoring three discussions with recent grads about employment, all in the back room of Godfather’s Pizza with pizza and soft drinks. These events are for any interested students, not just those getting ready to graduate. Math careers: November 15, 6:30pm Secondary math education careers: November 16, 5:30pm Computing careers: November 20, […]

Kaiser Receives Faculty Service Award

Gustavus President Jim Peterson presented Professor Barbara Kaiser of the MCS Department with the Faculty Service Award at today’s Founders Day ceremony in chapel. She is pictured here exchanging congratulations with Sandy Grochow, recipient of the Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee. (Not pictured is Tami Aune, recipient of the Eric […]

System Administration, Number Theory are Topics for Spring

The MCS Department will be offering two special topics courses this spring: Computer System Administration, MCS-294, will be accessible to a wide range of students (not just computer science majors) and will provide a grounding in foundational principles along with practical skills. This course will be taught by two experienced systems administrators, Dan Oachs and […]

MCS Alums Receive First Decade Award

Computer Science major Milo Martin (center) and Math major Rebecca Konrad (second from right), both from the class of 1996, are congratulated by MCS professors Barbara Kaiser (left), Max Hailperin (second from left) and Karl Knight (right) on winning the Alumni Association’s award for outstanding achievements in their first decade since graduation. The awards were […]