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Mark Reese

“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Archives: Banished Words 1977

A call for return to normality in the meaning of words

New Dimension - As in "He'll add a new dimension to the cabinet." Means: "I can't explain why we're hiring (appointing) him/her.

To Share - As in "I'd like to share this with you." Means: "Shut up and I will cram this down your throat whether you like it or not."

Perfectly Candid - Means: "I have been caught lying and now I shall see how little of the truth I must tell."

Active Possibility - Means: "There is no way we're going to do what you ask."

National Federal Word Bank - The Unicorn Hunters request that President Carter establish this bank to counteract depletion of the audio impact of deflated words. The "ultimate four letter words" would go into this bank with a five-year moratorium on their use. As a result of over use in newspapers, cinema, books, radio-TV and even some comic strips, no strong words are available when a man really needs one, as after hitting thumb with hammer.

Alternative Words - in absence of above (1977 only): Balderdash, fap & drat, Godfrey Daniels, rapscallion, and montebank.

1977 RESTORATION: Good - The return of "good" to its former meaning. It no longer means anything important, having been replaced by "super," "remarkable" and "astounding."

Vision of 1st Place

Robotics Industries Association

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Automated Assembly of Seat Indexing Mechanisms

Other award recipients: Carnegie Mellon University, and a team comprised of students from University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and the Colorado School of Mines

1999 Robotics Industries Association: Robotics & Vision Show

May 11, 1999
International Scholarship Competition
Detroit, Mich.

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