Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SBU ACM “Disinfection Day” a Success

SBU Association for Computing Machinery “Disinfection Day” a Success      

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently hosted its annual "Disinfection Day" on Saturday, Sept. 18.  Fifteen ACM volunteers 'disinfected' over 20 computers, removing 377 viruses and performing various other updates and scans.

"I really enjoyed D-Day,” said sophomore computer science major Amanda Anderson:  “It gave me a chance to help the community and spend time with others in my major. Also, it was great to see how appreciative people were when they got their computers back."

ACM hosts D-Day every fall. Open and free to the public, the event offers a chance for CS/CIS students to gain practical knowledge through hands-on experience.

SBU's student chapter of the ACM is sponsored by the Computer and Information Science Department, home to approximately 70 computer science and computer information science majors, and five full-time faculty. The SBU CIS Department is a national leader in software engineering among evangelical Christian institutions, producing between 10 and 15 software engineering professionals annually.

Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. Since 1878, the faculty and staff have created a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. The University has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 14 consecutive years, one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 15 consecutive years, and it has been named among institutions with America’s Best College Scholarships ® for the past four years by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. For more information, visit

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