CSC News

April 23, 2004

Annual ACM/AITP Spring Pig Pickin' to be Apr. 30

Computer science students in the Association of Computing Machinery/Association of Information Technology Professionals (ACM//AITP) are holding their annual 'Pig Pickin' picnic and barbeque on Friday, April 30. It will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Pullen Park, at Shelter No. 5. Dining will begin about 4:30 p.m.

The event is traditionally held on the last day of classes each spring, for the students, faculty and staff of the computer science department.

The menu this year will feature ACM/AITP's traditional slow-cooked pig, fried chicken, potato salad, sweet tea, and an assortment of other side dishes. In addition, the Women in Computer Science (WICS) members are donating vegetarian dishes with a Mediterranean theme, catered by Neomonde.

In addition to the food, activities include volleyball games and a new departmental Tug-O-War. Several chess boards will also be set up. There will also be a raffle, and faculty and staff awards will be presented. The award recipients are selected by the students and recognize excellence in three categories:
- Best Lecturer
- Most Helpful Professor Outside of the Classroom, and
- Most Helpful Staff Member.

This event is sponsored by Cisco Systems and the Engineers' Council, with contributions from WICS and Microsoft.

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