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A Scholarship Seminar Remembered

On Friday, September 12 we had our first academic event of the year. Professor Denzinger spoke about the ins and outs of applying for scholarships. The talk covered not only what do to do when applying, but explained what about the process made each choice important. The slides will not be posted online, but I will try and put an updated and more detailed fact sheet online later this week. Thank you to everyone who helped put this talk together, especially Professor Denzinger for his excellent presentation.

Grad Lounge is Open Again!

Well after being closed for renovations the grad lounge reopens. With the updated decor comes a new name ``The Last Defence''. Sadly still no all day breakfast.

Memories of a Volleyball Ball Boy

So we decided to do something new this year in CSGS. A Volleyball tournament ... not only that, but a beach volleyball tournament. I have to confess I was a little bit skeptical, the Golf Tournament has been successful and people always come to our parties and seminars, but would people come out to a Beach Volleyball Tournament?

Well, Leanne, our VP Social, who's responsible for this kind of thing, persisted and the First Annual CSGS Beach Volleyball Tournament came to be.

And I have to say I was wrong. (Mea culpa)

So 19 people on 4 teams, and one guy loaded down with score sheet and camera hit the sand at the Volleydome for 2 amazingly fun hours.

And we're off!And we're off!

Movie Nights are coming back!

We will be holding Movie Nights regularly through the school year again this year. We are entertaining suggestions for titles to screen on Facebook; you may also email us with any ideas.

In the meantime, vote for your choice for our first movie night! You can find the poll on the sidebar, or click here.

All ready to play!

Preparations are pretty much complete for the Beach Volleyball tournament tomorrow. We're anticipating a great turnout, and a warm sunny day for all to enjoy.

Thanks to everybody who's signed up, and stay tuned for our next event!

3rd Annual CSGS Golf Tournament sees happy golfers, planes overhead, and pretty ducks.

19 participants (all CSGS members or their guests) headed out to the McCall Lake Par 3 (on 32nd Ave NE, near the airport) on June 19th to try their luck on the links. Five teams competed in a modified Texas Scramble format to see who could put together the best round of golf for the day. After 9 holes of (anything but) intense, back-breaking play, the team of Emir Halepovic, Luke Olsen, Sean Nichols, and Maxwell Sayles managed to outpace all the rest of the competition by a single stroke, and therefore won the tournament!

Welcome to the new CSGS blog

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the new CSGS blog. We, the CSGS executive, will be updating this blog regularly this academic year with our thoughts and ideas on all things pertaining to graduate student life here in the Dept of Computer Science at the U of C. So check back soon, and don't forget to add our RSS feed to your favourite RSS aggregating tool!