Computer Science celebrates 50th anniversary

Join the celebration Oct. 5 at UWL’s Student Union

Celebrate 50 years of computer science education at UWL from 1:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Bluffs, Student Union. The event includes many accomplishments of former students, current students and faculty.

Schedule of Events:

1:30 – 3 p.m. Meet and Greet – Alumni can sign up to talk to current students and recent graduates about what it is like to work for their employer in an informal setting. This is a great opportunity for students and those on the job market to learn about companies in an informal setting. Alumni should contact CS dept directly if interested in participating.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Alumni Panel – Alumni from various decades will share their perspectives on the field of computer science.

5 p.m. Social / Networking – Time to mingle with current and former students and faculty. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

6 p.m. Dinner and program – A dinner with presentations from the department and a guest speaker celebrating the past and future of the department. $25 per person, registration is required by Monday, Sept. 24.

Register here.

Sponsorship and additional contribution opportunities are available as well. Additional information can be found on the Computer Science Department website here.

Parking is available starting at 4:30 p.m. in C-12 (Cleary lot) or the first level of the parking ramp. If you arrive earlier or park in another lot, be prepared to pay to park ($1 per hour at pay stations) through 7 p.m. Please do not park on Farwell, 16th or 17th streets without paying a pay station and avoid resident lots, such as the nearby R-4 lot. Accessible parking for persons with disabilities is available in C-12, the first level of the ramp and Farwell Street.

Questions? Contact Becky Yoshizumi at 608.785.6805 or

To request disability accommodations (accessible seating, interpreting, closed captioning, FM systems, etc.), contact Vickie Bain at or 608.785.8489.