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September 21, 2009
Muskingum University Home

In this issue:

  • All-Science Cookout and Bonfire
  • First Annual Programming Contest
  • Sign Up With MentorNet

Need help with your career plans?
Sign up with MentorNet.
It's free!

Please direct newsletter questions and comments to:

Professor Zag


Please stop by the Science Office,
Boyd Science Center, Room 318,
and pick up a couple of free DVD/CD cleaners.

Need Help With Chemistry?

Chemistry tutoring is available for CHEM 105, 111, and 213 on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
in SC 338 and on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 a.m. in SC 338.

Proto-Professor Algarth Zag, pioneer in fire research.

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All-Science Cookout and Bonfire
to welcome our new Science Scholars and our Science Majors!



When: Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Hollow

Hot dogs, s’mores and more!

Science Trivia Contest!

Prizes and lots of fun!

Science Division majors and faculty will welcome the new Science Scholars.
All science students are invited for food and fun with your Muskingum University Science Community.
See you there!

Student Planning Organizations for this event:
American Chemical Society Student Affiliate
Physics and Engineering Club
Geology Club
ACM (Computer Science Club)
Neuroscience Club

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First Annual Programming Competition at Muskingum!

The Muskingum University ACM chapter will be hosting our first annual programming competition on Saturday September 26th beginning at 10:00am. This is a warm up competition for the ACM regionals in October. We will hold the competition throughout the second floor of Boyd Science Center and primarily in room 204. Many teams from several different regional area schools will be competing and registration is open to any student. Prizes will be given away for the top three places, and snacks and dinner are open to all those involved all day. If you're just curious, feel free to stop by and check out the progress on the scoreboard and ask some questions. For more information or to register, contact Jay Shaffstall at or visit the website:

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Sign Up With MentorNet--It's Easy

MentorNet is a one-on-one mentoring program for undergraduate science students for help with career questions. Signing up is easy and free.

First, prospective proteges join the MentorNet Community.

Second, follow the links to create a protege profile.

Third, once a protege creates a profile, she/he is presented with the profiles of up to five potential mentors. The protege can then choose one of these mentors or ask MentorNet to make the match automatically for her/him. If after two weeks, the protege has not chosen or asked MentorNet to choose, MentorNet will attempt to automatically match her/him with a mentor.

Fourth, as a structured e-mentoring program, we provide program support to mentors and proteges to help them make the most of their experience. A training guide is posted on the web site along with web-based, interactive tutorials that take proteges through som common mentoring situations. In addition, proteges receive coaching in the form of weekly or biweekly email discussions for the entire eight months of their MentorNet relationship.

So if you need help with your career plans, consider signing up with MentorNet!. Further information may be found in the frequently asked questions section of the MentorNet web site: http:///

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