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Computer Science News

Mr. Schaub to take Leave of Absence

Stephen Schaub, a member of the Computer Science faculty, will take a leave of absence starting in August 2013 to begin work on a Ph.D. During his sabbatical, Mr. Schaub will continue to assist with the training of our students by teaching a course using BJUOnline. Other faculty will shift teaching responsibilities to cover the remaining courses. All core upper-level courses will continue to be offered for residence students during his absence. Mr. Schaub looks forward to resuming his ministry here at BJU upon completion of his studies.

Computer Science Programming Contest

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, 28 students participated in the Computer Science Programming Contest, a tradition since 1990. Contestants had about 3 hours to solve a series of problems with graduated difficulties.

BJU Teams Perform Well at Regional Programming Contest

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, BJU took four teams to the Mercer spring programming contest. The team of Austin Carroll, John Wiglesworth, and Joel Sampson came in second in the junior division. In the senior division, teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Central Florida took the top positions. Our senior teams followed Georgia Tech and UCF, coming in ahead of teams from our peer schools (those with similar size computer science programs), including Mercer, Wofford, Emory, and Maryville. Congratulations to these students - we are proud of your accomplishment!

BJU at CCSC Southeast Programming Contest

BJU's intercollegiate programming teams participated in the CCSC Southeast Regional Programming Contest on November 3, 2012. Our students worked hard and performed well, solving all but one of the eight problems in a three hour time frame. Of the 19 schools represented, our teams solved more problems than the combined teams from any other school, and they came in 3rd and 4th overall (out of 29 teams). Congratulations to these students.

New Department Chairman Announced

Dr. Jim Knisely will become the chairman of the Department of Computer Science in summer 2012. Jim brings to this office his computational skills, his experience in writing and maintaining websites for business, a fervor for maintaining professionalism, a PhD, and, most importantly, a love for the Lord with a desire to see students mature in Christlikeness.

Ride On, Dan

Dan Wooster, chairman of the Department of Computer Science, is leaving at the end of the 2012 school year to begin a new phase of ministry. He completed 30 years of service. Under his leadership, BJU established majors in Computer Science and Information Technology; established an annual intramural programming contest; launched the University's first website; trained our first intercollegiate programming teams; and established our Science and Technology ministry team outreach. Dan plans to continue as founding partner of Worthwhile, Inc., and to continue traveling to assist Christian ministries with their IT needs. The faculty of the Department wish to express our gratitude to Dan for his passionate, effective leadership over the past 30 years. We wish him well in his future service.