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March 9 , 2009
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In this issue:

  • Brain Awareness Week!
  • Muskingum's ACM Chapter Participates in Programming Contest
  • Veterinary Medicine Open House
  • Optometry Career Open House

Science Humor

DURING my freshman biology class at North High School in Springfield, Ohio, our teacher was lecturing on the conditions in which bacteria exist. Elaborating on the acidic environment where certain bacteria thrive, he suggested a simple experiment. "I want you to drop a nail into a glass of Coke or Pepsi, and then observe the acidic reaction on the nail," he said. The girl sitting next to me raised her hand and asked in all seriousness, "Do you mean a real nail, or a press-on?" --Contributed to "Tales Out of School" by Carolyn Stickney

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Chemistry Tutoring
CHEM 105, 111, 112, &115--Sundays & Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m. in SC 338
CHEM 214--Sundays, 7 - 9 p.m. in SC 338

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Brain Awareness Week!

Brain Awareness Week is March 9-13. Everyone is invited to attend the following two events sponsored by the Musksingum College Neuroscience Club:

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. in BSC 343: Annual Mark Euken Colloquium
Dr. LeBron Rankin, Ithaca College Counseling Center
"The Science of Psychology and the Art of Clinical Practice"

Thursday, 4:00 p.m. in BSC 401: Neuroscience Faculty Presentation
Dr. Brian Bergstrom, Department of Biology and the Neurscience Program
"Functional Adaptation of the Dopaminergic Synapse in Parkinsonism"

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Muskingum's ACM Chapter Participates in Programming Contest

The ACM Chapter sent two teams of three people each to the programming contest at Denison University this past Saturday. Team Positron, which included Chris Bowles, Sarah Hair, and Anastacia Garland, made it to fifth place out of sixteen teams. Each team was given six problems to solve in a four-hour period, ranging from relatively easy to fiendishly difficult. The first place team solved only four of the problems, while Team Positron solved three of them.

Congratulations, Team Positron!

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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Annual Open House
Saturday, April 18, 2009

If you are considering a career in veterinary medicine, please consider attending the Annual Open House at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The information sessions are hosted by first- and second-year students in veterinary medicine, so you can get to know them and find out what it's like to be in vet school.

Veterinarians are compassionate professionals who care about the welfare of animals. According to a recent Gallup poll, veterinarians are viewed as some of the most honest and ethical professionals in the country.

Please pre-register at Walk-ins are also welcome, but we strongly encourage pre-registration. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call (614) 292-8831 or email

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The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Open House and Career Day
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Discover the many opportunites a career in optometry has to offer! Join us for an inside look at the OSU College of Optometry. Tour our academic and clinical facilities, learn more about admission and financing your optometry degree, hear from practicing optometrists, and meet with College faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. No pre-registration or RSVP is needed to attend.

For more details to to or call the Student Affairs Office at (614) 292-2647.

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