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BOG-College examines chemistry funding

Ashley Charnley | Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Members of the Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) considered a co-sponsorship request from the chemistry department at their meeting Tuesday night.

The co-sponsorship would help fund a trip for five senior chemistry majors to attend the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans April 6-10.

The conference will include discussions, workshops and other activities for chemistry majors. Students who attend will be given the opportunity to speak to companies and graduate schools in order to help them network before graduating.

There will also be an awards ceremony for the student affiliate schools to attend at which accomplishments in chemistry over the past four years will be recognized.

Senior Christine Herdman presented the co-sponsorship and said that the College has been certified as an American Chemical Society School, which is a rare honor among colleges.

The group has been fundraising, but still needs more money to be able to make the trip. They hope that BOG will be able to co-sponsor their trip.

“It will be fun to go down with the seniors,” Herdman said.

In other news:

uThere will be a bus trip to Chicago on Saturday. Student Body President Kim Hodges said the trip could be cancelled if there is not enough student interest.

uHodges also said there will be a Life Balance Health Forum Thursday at 7 p.m. in Conference Room D.

uSaint Mary’s will be holding their annual “Meet Me at the Avenue” on March 30, Hodges said. This is one of Saint Mary’s events to bring perspective students to campus.

uSaint Mary’s will be welcoming singer Chad Perrone to campus March 26 at 8 p.m. in Dalloways, Cassie Callon, President of Student Activities Board, said.

uPresident of the Residence Hall Association Cassie Quaglia announced that RHA is holding a Prom Dress Drive and asking for student donations in all of the dorms. The dresses will be donated locally.