Maggie Hudson named Valedictorian for the Class of 2014
May 22, 2014
Maggie Hudson was named Valedictorian for the Class of 2014. In her valedictory oration, she reminded her classmates of the familiar words of Ecclesiastes 3 (“For everything there is a season”), and suggested that this is not a time to stop learning, but a time to put aside their books and to use the knowledge they have gained over the last four years. Hudson, a Chemistry major from Paris, Tennessee, proposed that the graduates think of the Sewanee angels who will go with them from the gates as carriers of knowledge, helping the graduates take with them the experiences and understanding they earned on the Mountain.
May 21, 2014
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EIGHTEEN MAJORS GRADUATE AT 2014 COMMENCEMENT
May 20, 2014
Eleven biochemistry and seven chemistry majors, including the Valedictorian of the class of 2014, were awarded bachelors degrees at the University’s Commencement on May 11, 2014, .
SCOUT SCIENCE DAY AT SEWANEE
May 7, 2014
Junior Troop #556 and Cadette Troop #555 participated in Scout Science Day at the University of the South on April 26, 2014. The Girl Scouts had a fun filled day learning about safety with Ms. Kataren Johnson, skeletons with Dr. Nancy Berner, Herpetology with Dr. Kristen Celcala, insects with Dr. Heidi Liere, HeLa cells with Dr. John Palisano, Non-Newtonian Fluids with Ms. Elizabeth Abernathy and enzymes with Angelica de Freitas (C'14).
CHEMISTRY STUDENTS PRESENT AT SCHOLARSHIP SEWANEE
April 29, 2014
Several students from the Chemistry Department presented oral and poster presentations at Scholarship Sewanee on April 25, 2014. Eleven poster presentations and one oral presentation were given. Abby Bray mentored by Dr. Emily White won second place in the Physical Sciences division with her poster "Presence of Parmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Sewanee's Treated Wastewater." David Dan and Daniel Myers mentored by Dr. Phil Byers won second place in the Physical Sciences division with their poster "Synthesis of Acene Cyclophanes: A New Class of Organic Semiconducting Materials."
Team Latin Sensation excels at BBQ Slam
April 5, 2014
Team Latin Sensation, composed largely of chemistry and biochemistry majors (along with a few undeclared students interested in these disciplines) competed successfully in Sewanee’s second annual Final Four BBQ Slam, taking 1st place in both the wings category and station decorating and 2nd place in pulled pork with their Latin-inspired barbeque recipes.