Grace Period (one
month): Our usual Club practice
is to deliver the January/February newsletter to
those who have not renewed membership. SO, if
your US mail delivery address has 2015 after
your name - you won't receive a March issue
the club received your renewal form before 10
February. Also, if your electronic news has 2015
in the message line you won't receive the March
issue available notice
club received your renewal form before 10
February 10, 2016: Social time
and program in the Superior Conference room at
UNISYS, Roseville - see section 3 below.
Monday, Feb. 15 2016,
at the University of Pennsylvania and around
Philadelphia at tbd locations - celebrations of
the 70th Anniversary of the 1946 dedication of
ENIAC, coordination is by Bill Mauchly.
March 9, 7:00 PM: Social time
and program at the LMCO facility in Eagan. Steve
Koltes will speak about the future of Air
You can help! CBI is
interviewing women who worked in industry
1960s-90s ... what did computing get right? CBI
is interviewing ladies about their work &
career at your home, office, or the Babbage
institute on the U of MN west bank. Contact
(612-624-5050) to schedule an appt.
- For your 2016 calendar/electronic device: April 20 will be the Volunteer Recognition
lunch at Joseph's. May 6
will be the Roseville Good Old
Days at the Mermaid.
May 13 will be Syttende Mai luncheon at
Casper's. June 15 is picnic
at Highland Park. November 18
will be UNIHOGS at Casper's. [1/12/2016]
to post items in this section.
3. Next Event Summary
February 10, 7:00 PM (Wednesday):
The VIP Club Board invites you to the first
social gathering of 2016, in the UNISYS Roseville Superior
Conference Room. We have an interesting presentation scheduled:
Don Anderson will speaking about AMTRAK! His PowerPoint
presentation focuses mainly on the Empire Builder route which
runs through the Twin Cities between Chicago and Seattle. There
will also be a bit of a historical narrative since the train has
run continuously since 1927 and is considered by many to be a
railroading icon and a part of our national hagiography.
have sample fares and route maps The presentation will
describe different classes of service available and highlights
of the route.
Section 6.1 below has GPS and driving directions
4. Article for the Month:
March: This is a compendium of the
which have appeared in our newsletters since 2006 - a decade
biography of the Legacy Committee.
February: 70 Years Ago, February 1946 - The
Army dedicated the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and
Computer) at the Moore School of engineering. In
recognition of the event we've posted Ron Q. Smith's presentation
slides, Unisys and the Growth of Computing.
Bill Mauchly is coordinating several ENIAC recognition displays
in the Philadelphia area.
January: 70 Years Ago, January 1946: ERA opened their business doors. In
recognition of the event we've posted William 'Bill' Norris,
that lead up to that historical month.
December: We've posted
a letter to Ole
and Measuring Success = Volunteer Hours!
Recapping a Decade of IT Legacy Committee
November: Employed 60 Years! -
innovation legend personified.
This paper includes the 1991 organization chart
of VP Bill Marberg.
Previous 'Article for the Month' items are listed and linked on the Legacy Project, Documents
now 116 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log
February 6: Posted the March Article for the month, section 4
above and section 2 of the Legacy, Documents page 15. Posted
section 11 of People, Anecdotes page - thanks Ron.
January 25: Updated page 15, section 4 with links to two
magazine articles. Restructured section 3 of page 48 in order to
add a section 3.4 for MAPPER code card links. Added NTDS
software info links to section 8 of page 48,
January 20: Updated pages 15, 47, 51 through 59, and page 74
with links to Bit Savers' on-line publications and links to Code
Card pdf files.
January 14: Archived the November 2015 newsletter on page 7.
Posted the February 'Article for the Month.' Continued
some header cleanup. Updated the page 9 senior citizen center
January 6: Updated the Legacy, Documents page 15 section 3
with a link to an electronic copy of the
ERA 40th Anniversary
booklet. Continued format updates to third level titles.
January 4, 2016: Posted the Club's 2016 calendar on page 3.
Added a 'Google' site search box in the Click Scroll section of
the Contacts & Links page, in this page, and in the Introduction
Section of the people index page. Archived the September and October
entries of this section. Updated page 19 with links to posters
developed at the Lawshe Memorial Museum. Updated section 3.2 of
page 58. Added photos from Craig Neudahl to section 6.2 of page
19. Updated the 2016 Club contacts on page 80.
December 24: Added section 5.1 to page 36, updated sections 1
& 3 of page 30, and then updated page 28 accordingly.
Updated the Club History Page with links to certificates awarded
December 14: Updated sections 2 and 3 of Club
History, page 4. Posted the January article for
the Month and updated this page's Introduction
with a link to our 2016 information flyer.
Updated the Next Event Summary on this page.
November 21: Updated the next event section 3
above. Also, fixed a couple of typos on two
ENIAC discussion pages.
November 10: Did some error corrections and
archived the October 2015 newsletter, see
page 7 section 3.
October 2007 through October 2015 chronology
of previous updates is in printer definition format (pdf).
As of November 2009, changes to the Announcements section of this home page are not listed.
6. Venue Directions:
6.1 Unisys Plant 4 in Roseville: Set your GPS unit to Roseville MN, 2470 Highcrest Road. From Hwy 35W north; exit onto W County Rd C to go west a mile,
then turn left onto Walnut St. Then turn right onto Terminal Road for half a block, turn right at Highcrest Rd. to building entrance.
From 35W south, exit on Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd off ramp, turn left, drive under the freeway, then turn right onto Walnut St.
Follow it 0.8 mi north then turn left on Terminal Road. Go ½ block and enter the UNISYS parking lot on the right.
From Hwy 36 east, drive west until 36 joins Hwy 35W just past Hwy 280, then exit at the Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd. off ramp of 35W.
Go north on St. Anthony Blvd. to Walnut St. [the first street on the right]. Turn right onto Walnut Street.
From Hwy 280 northbound, use left lane exit just past County Rd B for Terminal road access [St Croix St.] Turn left at Terminal Rd, then 1.5 mi. to Highcrest Rd.
6.2 Unisys MACS in Eagan: Set your GPS unit to Eagan MN, 3199 Pilot Knob Road. From Hwy 35E take the Pilot Knob Road exit ramp. Then go north on Pilot Knob Road about ½ mile to Tower View Road. We use the Unisys north parking lot and the visitor entrance thereby.
6.3 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue - note map inset at right. From the Roseville area,
take Hwy 36 to I-35E south toward downtown St. Paul. Get into the left lane then take the I-94/Hwy 52 left exit to merge onto Hwy 52 going south. 3.4 miles later, take the Butler Ave exit and turn left. Go 0.7 mi and turn right onto MN156 S. After 1.8 mi, turn right onto Grand Ave. W – Drive up the hill a block and turn left; the parking lot is then 400 ft. on the left. From the Eagan area,
take I494 toward the Mississippi river then take exit #65 onto 7th Ave. Turn left and drive a mile to South view Blvd, turn right at the light. After 0.3 mi, turn left onto 3rd Ave – the museum parking lot is then 0.2 mi on the right.
6.4 Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil: Set your GPS unit to Eagan, MN,
1303 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100. From Roseville area, take 35E south through St. Paul then exit to the west onto I-494. Then take exit 71 for Co Rd 31 (Pilot Knob Road) and go south.
Turn left onto Corporate Center Drive, then when you see the Lockheed
Martin sign, turn left, start up the hill then turn left into the parking log - drive through the parking lot to the west side of the building and turn left into that parking lot section. Enter the building through the west door. From Minneapolis or Bloomington, get onto 494 going East then take exit 71 onto Pilot Knob Road going south - then follow the
Corporate Center Drive instructions above.
6.5 Highland Park: Set your GPS unit to St Paul, 1200 Montreal Ave. From the Roseville area; take 36 to 35E going south through the city, exit at W 7th (Hwy 5) and turn right. After three blocks angle right onto Montreal Ave and drive uphill ½ mile. The Pavilion is on the left. From the Eagan area take 35E north toward St. Paul, exit at W 7th (Hwy) 5 and turn left. Proceed to Montreal Ave angling right and drive ½ mile. From St. Paul, find Snelling Avenue, drive south to Montreal Ave then turn left. Drive ¼ mile to Pavilion on right.
6.6 Casper's Cherokee House in Eagan:
Set your GPS to Eagan MN, 4625 Nicols Road, From I35E, take the Cliff Road exit and go West to Nicols, turn left. From Cedar Ave, take the Cliff Road exit, go East to Nicols, then turn right.
6.7 Mermaid in New Brighton: Set your GPS unit to Moundsview, MN - 2200 CR 10. From Roseville, Minneapolis, and other southwest points - take I35W north then at exit 28C take ramp right for CR10, cross over the bridge then turn left onto Co. Rd H. From Eagan and southeast points - take I35E north to I694 West, keep in the right lane for Hwy 10, get into the left lane, cross over I35W then turn left onto Co Rd H.
6.8 Charles Babbage Institute: Set your GPS address to 222 - 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The walking location is Room #211 in the Andersen Library second floor. For parking, the closest is lot C86/the Law School lot that has shared contract and visitor parking. A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven corners. This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
6.9 Joseph's Grill in St. Paul:
Set your GPS address to St Paul, MN - 140 Wabasha St S 55107.
From the Roseville area take
35E South toward St Paul, get into the left lane and exit onto
Hwy 52 going south. After crossing the Mississippi river,
take the ramp right for Lafayette Rd toward Plato Blvd.
right onto Plato (west) for 0.2 mi then turn right onto Wabasha
(north). After 1/2 mi, Joseph's will be on the right. From the Eagan area take 35E
north to I494 east to Hwy 52 going north. Take the ramp right for Lafayette Road then turn left (west) onto Plato Blvd.
After 0.7 mi, turn right (north) onto Wabasha, Joseph's will be on the right after 1/2 mi.
6.10 Lost Spur in Eagan:
Set your GPS to St Paul, 2750 Sibley Memorial
Hwy, 55121 or take exit #98 off I-35E onto Lone Oak Road. Go west
across Pilot Knob Road and then down the hill to Hwy 13. Turn right
and proceed north ~ ½ miles to the Lost Spur (City View)
entrance on the right.
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