BSCS ’93 grad Jennifer L. Hardesty, IT Consultant, named National Association of Professional Women 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

NAPW honors Jennifer Hardesty as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Hardesty is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in information technology (IT). As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

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Welcome to the Fall Semester!

I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and first day of classes. I would especially like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new freshmen and transfer students.

The Association of Computing Machinery is the professional organization for Computer Science students here at UA. Getting involved is one of the best ways to adjust to college life and meet new people. At ACM, we aim to serve the students both socially and academically. We meet every other week to discuss breaking tech news, listen to talks from faculty, students, and companies, and just generally have a good time. We also program several social events each semester. Our events from last semester included card/board game nights, movie nights, a St. Patrick’s Day potluck, and a bowling night.  We have another exciting semester in the works, so everyone should stay tuned.

Our first official meeting with be  Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:15pm. We will send out another email to remind you guys and let you know what room it will be in. In the meantime we will have a table set up at Get on Board Day, so make sure to stop by to introduce yourselves.

If you all were not aware, the CS department offers a Software Engineering concentration. This is a really exciting opportunity if you are interested in software engineering as it fits in nicely with the CS curriculum. Computer Security (CS428) has been newly designated as meeting a requirement in the software engineering specialization. To find out more information, you can check out the webpage  here<>.

If you have any questions about ACM, the CS department, or college life in general, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the other ACM officers.

Roll Tide!

Meeting Recap for 2/4/14

Hey guys,

Here are some of the things we covered at this week’s meeting.

Chapter Business

  • Start giving dues to Connor. They are ten dollars and include a t-shirt! When you give your money, also give your shirt size so we can start ordering them.
  • There is still time to join a committee! If you would like to help plan fun social events, computer science events, or plan food for meetings now is your chance. Contact the chair heads by email and they will set you up.

Social – David at

Event – Josh Sharpe at

Food – Nico at

  • If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be please send an email to Cassidy at

General CS News

  • Programming Competition meetings are held once a week. The goal is to go to competition at Auburn in early April and kick butt! If you’re interested contact Josh Sharpe at
  • CS 360 Group Study Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 5:15 pm alternating with ACM meetings. However, the first one will be this upcoming Thursday 2/6/2014 in SERC 2039. There will be upperclassmen to help out and if you are interested in helping contact one of the officers!
  • Android App Development Seminars will be held in preparation for a hackathon. The first seminar will be held sometime in March. If you’ve got experience and would be willing to help lead and teach please email Josh Sharpe (email above).
Upcoming Events
  • Whedon Marathon will be held this Saturday, February 8th and 7pm in the CS Lounge (Houser 107). We will send out an RSVP if you would like to get together to chip in for pizza.
  • Science Olympiad will be on February 22nd from 11-12pm. If you would like to volunteer to help please let Melissa know.
Next Meeting
  • Next meeting will be held next Tuesday, February 11th. National Oilwell Varco Branding Company will be speaking about internship opportunities so make sure to be there! It will be in SERC 1014.


ACM Meeting Tonight

Hey ACM Minions!
Our second meeting of the semester has finally arrived! It’s tonight at 5:15 in SERC room 1059. Due to the snow madness, our guest speaker will not be able to attend this meeting. However, the officers have prepared a special surprise so be ready to have some fun! There will be lots of events and updates announced so make sure to spread the word.
See you there!

Election Results

Hello everyone,

Our last official meeting of the semester has come and gone, and we now have a new set of officers:
President: Melissa Jenkins
Vice-President: Josh Wolfe
Secretary: Cassidy Lamm
Treasurer: Conner Lines

Congratulations to these fine folk, and best of luck to them next year as they manage the ACM.

Upcoming Meeting

Hello ACM Members,

We will be holding our next meeting tonight at 5:15 P.M. in SERC 1059. We will have a guest speaker from CERNER talking to us about the company and the internships and career opportunities they offer to Computer Science students. Attached is a flyer with more information about opportunities at CERNER.

Yours Truly,
The ACM Officers

Meeting Recap for 9/3/2013

Hello everyone!

A few of the main points covered:

Chapter Business

  • Dues are due!  Turn in your $5 to Joey and get added to the list of paid members today.  Dues are important in offsetting costs from food and other incidentals at non-meeting ACM events
  • Committees!  Several committees were formed:  Social, Food, CS Lounge, and Sports committee.  Ideas submitted for committees include the Facebook Group Committee (giving us that all-important social network presence) and Super Smash Brothers Committee.   It’s not too late to suggest and/or join committees so keep ‘em coming
  • We now have an opening in the Treasury position.   Interested applicants should continue coming to meetings, an election will be held soon
Upcoming Events
  • Cerner will be coming to our next meeting WEDNESDAY (9/18) at 5:15 in SERC 1056
  • Microsoft AppLabs will be coming on campus again this semester
  • There will be a game night in the CS Lounge (Houser 107) Friday the 13th, so bring your favorite board/card games.  We’re taking suggestions for food, although the current consensus seems to be Zaxby’s
Next Meeting
  • Just to reiterate, our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 18th.  After this meeting we will revert to Tuesday meeting times


First ACM Meeting for Fall 2013

Welcome back to another exciting semester! Our first meeting is scheduled for the following date:

September 3rd, 2013

Location:  SERC 1014

Time: 5:15pm

There will be Pizza provided to all who come, AND, we will be Raffling off Prizes for those who stopped by our Get On Board Day table, so don’t forget to stop by!

Be sure to check back here often until the meeting for any other possible important updates!

Have a great semester!