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ACLU Speaker – Wikileaks – Mar 31 @ 730pm

The 3rd Seligman First Amendment Celebration will feature ACLU staff attorney Benjamin Stevenson and Ed Fleming, attorney at McDonald Fleming & Moorhead in Pensacola.  The speakers will be discussing the implications of protecting state secrets on the freedom of the speech in the wake of the Wikileaks phenomenon.

LOCATION: 36/191
DATE: Thursday-March 31, 2011
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
DESSERT RECEPTION: immediately following (all attendees welcome)

ALL students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.


New Member Certificates Arriving Soon!!

Eta Kappa Nu Headquarters has fixed our paperwork so everyone sh0uld be getting their certificates hopefully by the beginning of January. They had originally thought we didn’t provide enough money for the dues because they didn’t have a record of a couple credits to our account. Everything is all cleared up now and so everyone should have their certificates soon. Thanks for everyone’s patience!!

Happy Holidays and I look forward to working with you all next year!!

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

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

Lecture: “Apple: Technology Trends in Education”, Oct 28

Topic: Apple: Technology Trends in Education

Speaker: Dave Lockwood, Account Executive, Apple Inc.

Open for all UWF students, staff, and faculty

Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 to 12:45
SSE Building – Room 348

Jerry Maygarden Distinguished Lecture – Nov 9th

What: 2010 Jerry Maygarden Distinguished Lecture.

Who: Gen. Charles Horner, Retired USAF General

When: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010: 7:30pm

Where: Music Hall, Center for Fine and Performance Arts

Topic: The Military and the Media: Events, relationships, and why we act the way we do

General Charles Horner, a member of the UWF Board of Trustees, is retired from the United States Air Force as well as a business consultant and author. During his career with the U.S. Air Force, he was a commander of Two Wings, Two Air Divisions, The Air Defense Weapons Center at Tyndall AFB, 9th Air Force, and the U.S. Space Command. Gen. Horner currently lectures at military and national professional education institutions across the country, including the National Defense University, West Point, and the Air Force Academy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1958 and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in 1972, as well as graduating from the Armed Forces Staff College and the National War College. Additionally, he co-wrote Every Man a Tiger with Tom Clancy.

General Horner’s substantial experience with embedded media in war zones will inform his lecture “The Military and the Media: Events, relationships, and why we act the way we do.”

This event is open to the public. All UWF students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Gulf Power Foundation OKs $200,000 for Labs

The Gulf Power Foundation has approved a $200,000 grant to UWF to help equip its Electrical Engineering “Power Lab” as well as fund the curriculum.

Gulf Power Company also provided consultation and direction for the design of the state-of-the-art Power Lab which will include three phase circuits, transformers, motors and generators, transmission line models, unbalanced system operations, fault analysis, system protection and metering.