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October 22, 2007
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Please direct questions and comments to: stippel@muskingum.edu

In this issue:

  • Mole Day
  • Guest Speaker, Keith Hare on SQL Standards
  • Department of Energy Fellowship
  • WVSOM Fall Open House

Science Quotes of the Week

  • The first pull on the cord ALWAYS sends the drapes in the wrong direction.
    - Boyle's Other Law quotes
  • In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake.
    -Finagle's Third Law quotes
  • Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.
    -Finagle's Fourth Law quotes
  • An object in motion will be heading in the wrong direction.
    -Gerrold's First Law of Infernal Dynamics quotes


  • Recyle your used cell phone! Tri-Beta is collecting them in the BOC and the Boyd Science Center at drop boxes.

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    Guest Speaker, Keith Hare:
    "SQL Standards Status and Directions"

    Wednesday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.
    (Location to be announced)

    Keith Hare, a Muskingum College alum, will speak on SQL standards, the standard language for databases.  In addition to computer science applications, Keith’s presentation will also be of interest for mathematical proofing, formulas, and even storage of chemical equations in databases that can be accessed with SQL.

    Mr. Hare graduated from Muskingum in 1980 with majors in Biology and Computer Science and received his Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 1985. As a consultant with JCC Consulting, Inc. since 1985, Keith has worked on a variety of aspects of high performance, high availability database application in multiple companies and multiple industries, both in the U.S. and internationally. He has also developed course material and provided training on SQL, database administration, and database performance tuning. Keith also served as JCC Consulting’s Chief Financial Officer.

    In addition, Keith has participated as a member of the U.S. Delegation at ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3 meetings and also serves as the Convenor. He has also written a number of technical proposals for the INCITS H2 committee and has served as the Vice-Chair of H2 from 2003 to the present.


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    Mole Day

    Join us for Mole day on Tuesday, October 23 in the BOC from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Come for some Molelicious Fun sponsored by ACS:

    • CarMole Apples (50 cents an apple)
    • GuacaMole and Chips
    • Mole Juice
    • Moleos (oreos)
    • Molebiles
    • Creat-a-Mole
    • Mole Maze
    • Activity Sheet

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    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

    The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSFG) Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in scientific or engineering disciplines or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory.

    Benefits

    • $32,400 yearly stipend
    • Payment of all tuition and fees
    • Workstation purchase assistance
    • Yearly conferences
    • $1000 yearly academic allowance
    • Renewable up to four years

    For application materials and more information on the DOE CSGF Program, visit https://www.krellinst.org/csgf. Application materials can be downloaded from the Krell Institute website at https://www.krellinst.org/applicant. Application must be received by January 16, 2008.

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    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

    Saturday, November 17, 2007
    8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    WVSOM Campus, Lewisburg WV

    This program is designed to provide individuals who are interested in becoming a physician with information on admission requirements, financial aid, and osteopathic medicine. For more information and registration, check out our website at:

    http://www.wvsom.edu/applicant/recruiting.cfm

    or RSVP by calling the WVSOM Admissions Office at 1-888-276-7836.

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