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Volume 2 Issue 3---Attention: The Geek2Geek newsletter is a quarterly publication for the Geeks by the Geeks. Please submit articles and pictures for publication to Diana Kokoska---October 2009

Welcome the Newest Member of the CIS Program

Picture of Tabitha in Halloweeen costume

Picture of Tabitha

Senior CIS student, Kimberly Baker, and Terrance Allen are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Tabitha Alice Allen, born on September 25, 2009, at 2:19 p.m. This bundle of joy weighed in at 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.

This is the second child for Kim, who has a son who will be graduating from Bangor High School this May.

As you can see, Kim and Terry took little time getting Tabitha (her parents call her "Tabby") in front of camera enjoying the Halloween holiday. Kim wears motherhood well, looking and feeling healthier than before.

Kim has been enrolled in classes during this fall semester and plans to continue toward her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Congratulations to the newest member of our CIS family!

CIS131 Students design Web pages for Faculty

Picture of Web page

One of the options for a final project in the online CIS131 Web Applications and Development class this summer was to design and develop personal Web pages for UMA faculty who chose to participate in the project. This is the second semester that students have teamed up with faculty to create pages that will link from the UMA Faculty and Staff directory.

This summer, students authored pages for four faculty members -- Gillian Jordan, Ken Elliott, Ellen Taylor, and Sandra Haggard. In addition to applying the Web design and development skills they learned in the class, the students learned how important good communication is when interfacing with a client.

If you would like to view the complete Web sites for any of these four faculty members, click a home page image on the left.

The CIS131 class has an enrollment of 50 students for the fall semester. If you are a UMA faculty and would like to be teamed up with a student during the last three weeks of the fall semester, call Diana Kokoska at or call 262-7864.

Each faculty member will have access to the source code for the Web page by going to My Computer and double clicking on the "L" drive. Students will provide brief instructions on updating or modifying limited sections of the Web site that may change from semester to semester.

Other students designed and developed personal web sites. They did a tremendous job for having just one semester of Web design instruction. The following is a list of links from students who agreed to share their sites:

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Bangor CIS 100 Students Support Back-to-School Project

Students in Professor Kokoska's summer CIS100 Introduction to Computing class join in the local effort to provide school children with back-to-school supplies. Students contributed such items as notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, and erasers.

Nancy Hughes, a student enrolled in the Mental Health and Human Services program offered to deliver the supplies to the Penquis program where they will be distributed.

Thank you to all of the students who participated.

Left: Student Nancy Hughes - Right: Faculty Diana Kokoska

letter from Director of Manna

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