Category: Articles

Spring Break of Service

By: Annie Bierman. Published: March 14, 2011

This spring break while many students spent their week long break on the beach or relaxing, one group of students opted for an alternative spring break service global outreach project to Jamaica. During their ten-day stay there, thirteen students and three faculty will be traveling to Kingston and Morant Bay, Jamaica to provide service to communities deep in crippling poverty.

Passwords: Why “Password” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

By: Kevin Schaefer. Published: March 14, 2011

What’s your password? No! Don’t answer that; chances are, with a little time and maybe the use of some software, your passwords could be cracked. So, should you say “good-bye” to online banking, Facebook, or email? Of course you don’t!

Microsoft Kinect: Redefining what a controller is.

By: Shawn Printy. Published: March 14, 2011.

Xbox 360   Kinect SensorThe Microsoft Kinect is Microsoft’s way of bringing video gaming to the masses. The Kinect is a motion sensor controller for the Xbox 360. It is essentially an array of webcams, infrared projectors, and microphones which provides 3D motion capture, as well as facial and voice recognition.

Condom Awareness Day

In case you didn’t know there are these things called condoms, they’re pretty good at keeping bumps off your privates and babies from growing in your belly. And that’s what Condom Awareness Day is all about: making you aware that you can have sex without the side effects of babies and diseases. Pretty cool, right?

One Laptop Per Child: Wristbands to Help Save the World

By: Kevin Schaefer. Published Online: February 11, 2011

Follow-up article to Closing the Digital Divide, published December, 2010.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter at McKendree University will be selling wristbands next week to help raise money to donate to One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). OLPC is a non-profit organization that aims to help children in developing countries who are under privileged with technology resources. Their mission is to send a laptop to every child in order to close the digital divide.

There’s more of us than you think

By: Annie Bierman.Published: February 11, 2011.

McK_First_Gen_studentsA first-generation college student, according to McKendree’s definition, is any student whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college or university. Across the United States in 2009, 30 percent were first-gen students. McKendree’s statistic is even higher than the national average at 44 percent of undergraduate students on the Lebanon campus in 2009.