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Global CIO: IT Jobs Claw Back From Crushing Recession
U.S. companies added information technology jobs -- 26,000 -- in the first quarter of this year, giving some hope that the IT job destruction from the recession is over. This marks the first time in almost two years that the U.S. economy has added IT jobs for two straight quarters.
College Cinderella Stories
By Dr. Richard Brake - FOXNews.com
Just as there should be more mid-major schools invited to the Big Dance, Americans should take a look at some less prominent schools like Murray State, as well as other unknowns like Grove City and Rhodes, which employ curricula that have produced higher than ave... (more)
DARPA Launches Competition With $40k Cash Prize
WASHINGTON (Nov. 30, 2009) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will take the Internet technology it helped create 40 years ago a step farther this weekend with a contest aimed at bringing people together to solve tough problems.
And the agency has sweetened the "DARPA Network Challenge"... (more)
First Set Of MSIS Graduates
The class of December 2009 is a major milestone for the CSIS department. We will be graduating three students from our brand new MSIS program. These students - Lester Hung, Yuji Rong and Chad Wortham - come from varied backgrounds and distinguished themselves in this field. Please join me in congratulating these fine young ... (more)
Internships (federal) - Plenty For CIS/CSC!
I just heard from a Criminal Justice student who has been interning with the FBI for the last two years that the federal government is in a hiring spree. They want CIS/CSC graduates REALLY bad. So, if you want a leg-up in your job searches at graduation time, get busy and start looking for summer internships with the feds. ... (more)
Pilgrim Receives Grant
Dr. Bob Pilgrim, assistant professor of computer science at Murray State University, has received a grant from Reading University in England to assist in weed control in the English grain crops. Pilgrim, who received a USDA grant to develop a weed control robot in 2003, uses machine vision on the computer to detect and iden... (more)
Freshman CSC Student Is 2009 MSU Idol
Murray, KY (November 16, 2009)
The Murray State University Council of College Heads once again did an excellent job of identifying and encouraging some excellent vocal talent to put on a show - and what a show it was.
MC'd by Drs Debbie Owens and Brian Clardy, the show played to a decent-si... (more)
Regional Celebration Of Women In Computing Conference
...Within a 2-3 hour drive from your school!
Exciting News: We (Murray State University Department of Computer Science and Information Systems) have received funding for a Regional Celebration of Women in Computing. (Th... (more)
ACM Programming Competition Today
Put on your thinking caps because it is time to fight it out at the 34th annual “Battle of the Brains” competition hosted by Murray State.
Students from Murray State and neighboring universities have the chance to show off their computer programming skills when they compete in t... (more)
Girls STEM Day By McGaughey
Those of you looking to get Microsoft Office for free will be disappointed to know that it is not part of the Academic Alliance Grant (You can get most everything else though - Contact Dr. Batts).
However, if you want to get Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Access/Publisher/Outlook etc, it is possible for purchasing thi... (more)
They Knew! Do You?!
"...if you do not have information, you can't operate and it is power." Madeline Albright (8/28/2009)
"Information is the mother's milk of the modern organization", Dr. Randy Dunn, President, Murray State U... (more)
Top Five High-Paying Bachelor's Degrees
Heading back to school to increase your earning potential, but not sure which degree will fit the bill? Just a bit of digging can help you find out which undergrad degrees not only fit the bill, but pay the bills, too. While graduate degrees are growing more and more common, earning the big bucks with a bachelor's degree is... (more)
We're Twittering And Facebooking!
Today marks the day we "got with the program"! The department has set up its own twitter and facebook accounts. Follow us on twitter -- https://twitter.com/MSU_CSIS. We'll get updates from you through facebook... but add us as a friend!
CIS Students And Faculty Visit Lightning Source
Five CIS students and a faculty visited Lightning Source facility in Nashville, TN on March 6th. Our contact at Lightning Source, Mr. Rick Romaine was very happy to show us around the facility. The facility can print a book within 24 hours of receipt of the manuscript. Small orders of 50 or 25 or even just one copy can ... (more)
FBI Plans Large Hiring Blitz Of Agents, Experts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wanted by the FBI: agents, language specialists, computer experts, intelligence analysts and finance experts.