News Release

Published on Wednesday, February 09, 2005

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Gamers in the Coulee Region are invited to pack up their computers and experience multiplayer games on a Gigabit Local Area Network (LAN) at the next Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) LAN Party.
The event will be held in WWTC’s Kumm Center Cafeteria, 400 6th St. N., on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. A $5 fee will cover admission, soda, snacks, and entry into door prize drawings.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Club will provide the server, the administrators to run it, and the games to use for the day, including Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, and Battlefield.
This is the second LAN party sponsored and set up by the AITP Club. “The first event was very successful,” said Don Thesing, club advisor. “Not only did the participants have a good time, but the students from the club really enjoyed the challenge of designing and setting up a high-speed network for the games.”
Participants must bring a PC including tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, network cables (cat5), power strip (if possible), and headphones. For optimal experience, the following system is recommended: 1Ghz, 128mb RAM, 64mb video card, and 3Ghz free hard drive space.
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited to 50 participants. To register, e-mail your name and phone number to Reservations will be held until 1:00 p.m. the day of the party unless prepayment has been made.
Proceeds from the event will be used to send AITP students to a national conference in April.
For more information about the party, contact Thesing at or (608) 785-9426. To learn about additional WWTC programs and services, please call (608) 785-9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at