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The Internet has revolutionized the way the world works and, more specifically, the way we as individuals communicate with one another. Today, we increasingly share our lives with friends, family and even acquaintances via the online realm.

In such a digitized age, a strong Web presence has become crucial to the success of any organization. That rings no less true for all of us here at the College. If we are to fulfill our goal of communicating regularly with our current and prospective students, as well as our many alumni and friends, we feel we can be most effective by tapping into the many technologies used by these diverse groups.

It's now been one year since we launched our new website, which serves as the online hub

for all things CPMS. Since our launch, we have continued to streamline and update our site with relevant information for students, faculty, alumni and visitors.

This website provides a single, convenient spot to access all College-related content, including new videos, exciting news stories and information on our many upcoming events. We are adding new material weekly.

I invite you to visit the site and explore — take a look around and see what's there. Most of all, I encourage you to stay connected by coming back regularly because that's really what this is all about.

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Reinventing the Chalkboard
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Parental Confidence in Cyberspace
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
Crystallography Made Easier
STATISTICS
Summer Celebrations & Learning
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FRONTIERS MAGAZINE
Spring 2011 Issue & Videos
 

 


CS CHILLIN' WITH SUMMER GRILLIN'

Amid squeals of laughter, the piñata burst open, raining down its sweet surprises on the anxious children below — a perfect climax to the Department of Computer Science's annual BBQ, held on June 22 at Rock Canyon Park in Provo.

This event has become a cherished tradition not only among faculty members, but among graduate students and alumni of the program as well. Alumni enjoyed mingling with classmates and updating each other and former professors on life events, while their children preferred to get acquainted with new playmates and initiate games of tag or hide-and-seek. Parris Egbert, the department chair, pinpointed this fun, relaxed atmosphere as the main purpose for holding the BBQ every year.

"It's a chance for alumni to mingle with the faculty and just have fun in a non-classroom setting," he said. "It's been a really popular thing. We love it."

With more than four hundred in attendance, many feel the same way as Egbert.

"He likes to see old professors and classmates," said Lori of her husband, alumnus Tom Ginter.

Tom agreed that this was his prime motive for coming and added with a smile, "The ice cream doesn't deter it."

Coolers filled with ice cream, however, were just the finishing touch to a feast of pulled pork, grilled chicken, burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, pasta and salad. As the sun began to set after a warm, breezy summer evening, many friends said goodbye, not knowing when they would get to visit again. But the one thing they can count on is that next year, they will enjoy another CS BBQ together.

—Natalie Rice, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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