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Northwest Missouri State University

Discover Your Major Visit Day - Computer Science

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October 10, 2015

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About the Computer Science Visit Day

The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University cordially invites you and your parents to join us for Computer Science Visit Day, Saturday, October 10, 2015. The festivities commence at 10 a.m. (light refreshments beforehand starting at 9:30 a.m.), lead to a delicious lunch at noon and wrap up at 12:30 p.m. (with optional campus tours to follow). 

List of Activities:

  • Meet faculty, students and graduates
  • Engage in exciting hands-on activities
  • See amazing student projects / demonstrations
  • Hear from our graduates about careers in computing
  • Tour our facilities and campus
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch on us!
Doug Wettlaufer and Jasmine Black

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Why Attend Northwest?

  • Friendly, student-centered campus
  • Textbook rental program
  • Laptop for every student
  • Three Missouri Quality Awards

Why Study Computing?

  • Five of top ten job growth areas are computing related
  • Computing is everywhere
  • Software can help businesses and people in their daily lives
  • Intellectually stimulating

Why Study Computing at Northwest?

  • Enthusiastic and hard-working faculty
  • Diverse Areas of Study
    • Business Education
    • Business Technology
    • Computer Science
    • Interactive Digital Media - CS
    • Management Information Systems
  • Several minors available
  • Internships available
  • All majors focus on practical application of computing
  • Emphasis on active learning rather than passive lectures
  • Nearly 100% job placement
  • All classes taught by faculty, not by graduate assistants
  • Student:faculty ratio 21:1
  • Active computing-related student organizations


Schedule of Events

All events will be in Colden Hall (CH) 1700 unless otherwise noted.

9:30 a.m.

Check-In and Refreshments

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions (Dr. Christine Benson)

10:05 a.m.

Departmental Information (10 minutes)

  • Computer Science - TBD
  • Interactive Digital Media-CS - Dr. Carol Spradling
  • Management Information Systems - Dr. Matt Schieber
  • Business Technology - Dr. Judy Clark
  • Business Education - Dr. Judy Clark
  • CVD Scholarship - Dr. Michael Rogers ($1,150)

10:15 a.m.

Admissions - Larry Mannasmith (15 minutes)

10:30 a.m.

Break  (5 min)

10:35 a.m.

Activity Time (40 min): in CH 1400 unless otherwise noted

  • Scratch, Websites - Nikki Justice
  • Computer Programming I Projects - David Nguyen
  • iPhone & iPad Apps
  • Scribbler Robots
  • Little Fe, Surface, Communications App - Ryan Taylor, Kristian Shupe [CH Hallway, near 1400]
  • Network Security

11:15 a.m.

Break (10 min)

11:25 a.m.

Parallel round-table discussions (35 minutes)

  • Students meet with alumni & current students
    • Moderator: Jasmine Black [CH 1600]
    • MIS/Business Education/Business Tech - TBA
    • IDM-CS - Nikki Justice
    • CVD Scholarship - David Schmitt
    • ACM-W / CS / ACM - Dakota Carmichael
  • Parents meet with faculty and alumni
    • Moderator: Ken Scribner

12:00 p.m.

Scrumptious lunch (CH 1700 and vicinity)

12:30 p.m.

Campus Tour (optional)

For more information, contact Jeanne Crawford at or 660.562.1600