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April 12, 2010
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In this issue:

  • SI Leaders Needed
  • Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week
  • You're Invited to Hear Dr. Wayne Likavec

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Twisted Physics: 7 Recent Mind-Blowing Findings
From bizarre antimatter to experiments that tie light up in knots, physics has revealed some spooky sides of our world.


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SI Leaders Needed

The Biology Department is accepting applications for SI leaders for BIOL 111 and BIOL 121 for Fall 2010.
Please contact Shelley Amstutz-Szalay at for more information.

Click the link below for the application form:

SI Application

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Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week
April 19 - 23

Join the Science Division and Psychology Department in a celebration of science, research, and scholarship!

Monday, April 19

The James Bradford Senior Colloquium          BSC 336, 343      7:00 p.m.
A presentation of senior research by students from the Science Division
and Psychology.  Light refreshments will be served.          

Tuesday, April 20

Science Week Cook-Out and Movie                 Chess Center        7:30 p.m.
The movie “Sherlock Holmes” will be shown at 9:00 p.m.
Food, door prizes and more! Sponsored by the student science clubs.

(Cook-out open to all science majors; movie open to all students.)                                                          

Thursday, April 22

“The Dr. Homer A.  Anderson Lecture Series”         BSC 343              6:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker, Alumnus, Dr. Wayne Likavec.
“Fluorescent Chemistry:  The Work Experience of a Muskingum Graduate

Reception & Undergraduate
Research Poster Session
                                 BSC Lobby          7:00-9:00 p.m.

A poster display representing research by students and faculty from the
Science Division and Psychology.  Authors will be present for questions. 
Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 23

Undergraduate Research Poster Display   BSC Lobby   Until noon


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You're Invited to Hear Dr. Wayne Likavec,
Muskingum Alumnus and Chemist from the DayGlo Corporation

Monday, April 19
6:00 p.m. in SC 343

Attend the Poster Session immediately afterwards at 7:00 p.m. in the SC Lobby! Refreshments wil be served.

"Fluorescent Chemistry:  The Work Experiences of
a Muskingum Graduate"


Have you ever wondered what you are going to do with your science degree from Muskingum University?  Do you really need to understand the premise of the Solubility Rules?  Will you always be in a lab working at your bench or hood?  Do you really need to know the differences between in vitro and in vivo

The answer to these questions will likely be, “Yes, no, and maybe!”

One of the biggest questions you will have as you approach your graduation from Muskingum is what your career may be like after you graduate.  The best way for me to offer a glimpse of what you may expect is to walk you through some of my more memorable experiences as a Ph.D. chemist at DayGlo Color Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. 

We will start with the pressure cooker project that started my career at DayGlo.  We will then continue through the day—day odysseys that fill the day of a fluorescent color company. (Yes, I said “odyssey).  Finally, we will finish with the road-block-filled endeavor with the United States Food and Drug Administration that lead to a brand new market place for DayGlo and a whole new skill set for yours truly.

After this presentation, I hope that as undergraduate students you will see that your career in science will be filled with rewarding success, mind-enhancing challenges, and growth-filled failures.  Most of all, however, you will see that if you have picked the right field, you will enjoy your work!  What could be more important than that?

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