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HKN Meeting – Tues, Nov 30 @ 920am

We will be having our last meeting of the 2010 year. It will be on Tuesday, November 30 in the IDL room (projection room). The time will be from 920am to 950am. This is a very important meeting and I encourage everyone to attend.
We will be discussing the election procedure of officers for the 2011 year, an update of a HKN Textbook scholarship (if we can do it or not), IEEE/HKN merger update, meeting schedule for 2011, and service, fundraising, & group activities for 2011. 
There will be food on the Pensacola side… I don’t know what but we’ll have something to munch on.


UF GA Position @ the REEF

If you are considering going on for a graduate degree at UF, please find attached a description for GA position at the REEF. 

Contact information is at the bottom of the attachment. Click Here

C2JS Meeting & Lecture – Nov 18, 530pm

What: The monthly meeting of the C2JS (IEEE Computer and Communications Joint Society)

When: November 18  from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: SSE Building, Room 102

Meeting Topic: Intro to Windows Azure


During this session we’ll explore an introduction to Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure cloud platform. Covered will be basics of the cloud dev tools, a look at Table, Blob, and Queue storage, and a dive into some of the specifics of SQL Azure.

Speaker Bio:

Ryan Duclos is a Senior Technical Consultant for Perficient, Inc. (PRFT), where he is passionate about Microsoft development utilizing the .Net Framework and SQL Server technologies. He lives and works in LA (Lower Alabama!) and loves spending time with his family, as well as being a Community Influencer for Microsoft. Ryan can often be found at regional events as both a speaker and an attendee.

There will be a door prize consisting of a free O’Riley e-book! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Samuel Fleming, Vice Chair of C2JS. Email Samuel at

Volunteers: Lego League Tournament – Dec 11

9am-2pm, Saturday 11 December 2010
UWF/NWFSC Campus in Fort Walton Beach (1170 MLK Jr. Blvd)

Robotics competition for middle school teams from Okaloosa county. Up to 16 teams will compete, three teams will be selected to advance to regional competition in Orlando in March.

In need of volunteers to serve as judges, referees, timers and scorekeeper.  Training will be provided prior to the tournament via telecom or online resources.

If interested contact Ester Molder (  Please note if a person has a preferred volunteer role (i.e. judge, referee, timer, scorekeeper).

HKN Inducts 10 New Members

The new members of Eta Kappa Nu are:

Noah Blach
Elizabeth Cherry
David Fletcher
Stephen Goodhall
Miles Hammac
Justin  Lutz
Christopher Mason
Ryan Myers
Michael Parlato
Leary Tomlin

In order to gain membership into Eta Kappa Nu, members have to possess an excellent scholastic record. They are either in the top quarter of their junior class or in the top third of their senior class.

Welcome all new members!! We look forward to working with you next semester.

AITP Speaker Meeting – Nov 10

November 10th
University Commons 255

Students may bring resumes and meet members of WinTec (including an alumnus of our program, Chris Barlas). Students can discuss part-time work opportunities with the company.

AITP Speaker Meeting:

Speaker: Mr. Chris Barlas
WinTec, Inc.
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Topic:  “A Day in the Life at WinTec”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
UWF, Building 4, Room 406

Refreshments will be served

Veteran’s Day Freebies

Dear Fellow Vet, Veteran Families, and Friends of Vets,
As promised from the SVA meeting, here is a list of free stuff for veterans day.  Hope you find something that fits and you are able to take advantage of the offer.
Restaurant Freebies

Applebee’s Restaurant – Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 PM, on Nov. 15, to anyone who has ever served in the U. S. military.

In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members.

On Nov. 7, McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 12th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event. Menu picks include such seafood items as parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted cedar plank salmon and almond crusted rainbow trout. “Our Veterans Appreciation Event has become a tradition that our restaurants look forward to each year,” said Bill Freeman, CEO of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, in a statement. For more information: www. mccormickandschmicks.

Krispy Kreme – One free doughnut of any variety.

UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

Coushatta Casino Resort – The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.

MarketPlace Grill & Express – Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.

Masala Wok – The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.

Hy-Vee supermarkets – The Midwestern supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants – All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ – In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.
Retail Freebies

Brides Across America – Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Lowe’s & Home Depot – Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.

Sam’s Club – Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U. S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

Amazon. com – Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U. S. Armed Forces.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General – 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments – Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.

Knott’s Berry Farm – Free park admission to U. S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.

Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.

San Jacinto Museum of History – Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown – Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove – Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park – Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art – Free admission to the ticketed event “Life and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

Greenbay (WI) New Zoo – Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo – Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Nebraska museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – in Oklahoma City, offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 AM to 5 PM on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon – In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 AM to 3 PM to both active duty and retired military
Anytime Offers

MILITARY DISCOUNTS UPDATE 02: All these businesses offer military discounts; all you have to do is ask:

. Arby’s . A&W . Back Yard Burgers . Burger King . Captain D’s . Chick-Fil-A . Cotton Patch . Denny’s . Dunkin’ Donuts . Farmers Boy . IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification) . Java Café . KFC . Long John Silver . Pancho’s Mexican Buffet . Pizza Hut . Quizno’s . Sizzler . Sonic . Taco Bell . Whataburger

. AT&T . California Cryobank . Geico . Jiffy Lube . Meineke . Sears Portrait Studio
Travel and Leisure

. Blockbuster . Movie theaters . Ripley’s attractions and museums . Professional Sports teams

. Apple Computers . AutoZone . Barnhill’s . Bass Pro Shop . Bath and Body Works . Big 10 Tires . The Buckle . Champs Sports . Copeland’s Sports . Dell . The Discovery Channel Store . Dress Barn . The Finish Line . Foot Action . Footlocker . Gadzooks . GNC . Goody’s . Great Party. Happy Harry’s .Home Depot . Hot Topic . Jockey . Lerner .Lowe’s . Michael’s . NAPA Auto Parts . New York & Company . Pac Sun . Payless Shoes . Play It Again Sports . Pure Beauty . Sally Beauty Supply . Spencer’s Gifts . Suncoast . Timberland Outlets . Wilson’s Leather

Cell Phone Service Discount – All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present.” You will need to know the military member’s supervisor’s name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers:

. Cingular – 800-319-6393

. Sprint – 877-812-1223

. T-Mobile – 866-646-4688

. Nextel – 800-639-6111

. Verizon – 800-865-1825

Thanks for serving.  Please pass this information along to others.