Club Spotlights

By Caitlin Chciuk
Copy Editor

October 11, 2012

English Club

Photo Courtesy of Erin Tierney
Some of the English Club members enjoying their trip to Massachusettes, visiting the Old Manse in April 2012. From left to right: Spencer Myers, Caleb Sizemore, Erin Tierney, Dr. Tracey Cummings, Kim Harris and Ryan Rose.

At the meetings, the officers use the first ten to fifteen minutes to discuss business related to the club. The rest of the meeting involves workshopping pieces that club members have sent in. Anyone can join the English club, regardless of major or minor. All you have to do is show up to a meeting. If you are interested in having your work critiqued and workshopped at a club meeting, send it to Tracey Cummings, associate professor of English and the club’s adviser, at tcummin2@lhup.edu. You can choose to keep your work anonymous, if that’s what you would prefer.

On the last Tuesday of every month, the English Club meets at Avenue 209 to read poetry, prose, or plays aloud. These readings help club members get comfortable reading their work in front of people in a public setting.

This semester, the English Club will be taking a trip to New York City. While details are still being worked out, the trip is set for November. The club will also be selling t-shirts that say “Majoring in English, Minoring in B.S.,” for $12. To order a t-shirt, contact the club’s president, Aron Agerton, at aagerton@lhup.edu, or the club’s vice president, Spencer Myers, at smyers@lhup.edu.

For more information about the English Club, check them out on Facebook or at http://lhuenglishclub.wordpress.com/.

Association for Computing Machinery

Photo courtesy of Caitlin Chciuk
Some of last year’s ACM Club. From left to right: Duston Allen, Jeremy Beightol, Francis Wertz, Yojando Drullard, Josh Martin, Albert Alexandrescu, Nathan Zondlo and Kyle Walker.

Are you interested in computers and related fields? One of the clubs offered at LHU is the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a professional and academic worldwide organization for general computing. The club revolves around issues and topics in computing, but also looks at related fields, such as mathematics.

LHU’s chapter focuses mostly on computing. At meetings, club members discuss different things about computing, and will often hold student-run presentations on these topics. President Francis Wertz explained that the goals of the club are “to provide an outlet for anyone on campus interested in computers,” and “to supplement the education of these individuals by providing them with free resources and opportunities, like employment and help with projects.”

ACM technically meets bi-weekly for business meetings, but on the off-weeks, the club meets for fun meetings, which they call “ACM Skirmish.” At the fun meetings, the club will primarily hold LAN parties and play video games.

ACM has two large events coming up this semester. On Friday, October 18, at 6 PM in the Hall of Flags, they will be holding a screening to show a documentary about IBM’s Watson. On Friday, November 9, in Roger’s Gymnasium, the group will be holding an overnight videogame event called ACM GameFest 2012. The event will go from 7 PM to 7 AM.

If you are interested in joining ACM, simply show up to a meeting on Thursdays at 5 PM in Akeley 203. If you cannot make the meeting time but would still like to be involved or learn about future events, email ACM President Francis Wertz (fwertz@lhup.edu), or Vice President Jeremy Beightol (jbeighto@lhup.edu) to be added to the email list.

In addition, the ACM is looking to get involved with other organizations around campus. If you need technical consulting, help, or an idea for a project, get in touch with the members of ACM!

 

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