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25 Years of Computer Science

  • Help us celebrate 25 years of excellence and growth, 1988 to 2013!
  • Throughout the coming year, be part of these special events sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. 

    September 20–21, 2013
    20th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwestern Conference at The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

    Fall 2013 

    Symposiums and field trips

    • vCalc briefings by Kurt Heckman of vCalc, on campus at Olivet, September 2013
    • Blue Waters supercomputer field trip, University of Illinois, October 2013
    • More symposiums and field trips, TBA

    Presentations on "Computing for Scientists" course development project, funded by National Science Foundation, at professional conferences, September and November 2013

    November 6–10, 2013
    Advisory board meeting, Weber Center
    Homecoming reception and activities for alumni, students and faculty

    December 2013
    Fall Open House, featuring student projects

    March 5–8, 2014
    Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Conference, Atlanta, Ga.

    March 2014
    Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Programming Contest, Weber Leadership Center at Olivet
    Symposiums and field trips, TBA

    Summer 2014
    Missions in Action (M.I.A.) technology mission trip to Honduras

    September 2014
    Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwestern Conference, hosted by Olivet

    Donations gladly accepted 

    To help support the special activities and projects during our 25th anniversary celebration year, click here to donate securely online. Make sure to designate "Dept. of Computer Science" when you make your donation. You may choose to:

    • Support an activity (such as a seminar, conference trip for students, etc.)
    • Support the department's M.I.A. technology trip to Honduras in summer 2014
    • Support the scholarship fund for computing majors

    If you want to donate to or participate in a particular event or project, email Dr. Cathy Bareiss for more information.

    Special logo items in Olivet store 

    Department of Computer Science 25th Anniversary logo items are available for purchase in the Olivet store: business case/padfolio, celebration pen, men's and women's polo shirts, spherical beverage holder. Click here to order. 


    Share your CS memories with us 

    Do you have a favorite memory about your days as a CS student at Olivet? We'd love to hear them and share them with others! Go to our Facebook page and share as a comment. Or send Dr. Cathy Bareiss an email here. We'll be featuring some of your memories on this page in the year ahead!

    Visit our website at for more information about how you can be involved in the celebration.

    For more information, call 815-939-5133.


  • 25 years of Computer Science logo
  • Joe Devine Scholarship Right Image
  • Joe Devine '14 (Chebanse, Ill.) received our first Department of Computer Science scholarship in April 2013.
  • MascotCharlie
  • This is Charlie, and he's retiring as our CS Mascot. Help us choose a new mascot as part of our 25th anniversary celebration! Email your ideas to Dr. Cathy Bareiss here.