MSU College of Letters and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Newsletter

Spring 2016
Outside of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building on MSU Campus


In this newsletter, we have many exciting ongoing projects and achievements to tell you about. We hope that this newsletter will help you to stay connected with our department. We welcome your continued involvement with our students and programs, and we love to hear from you about where you are and what you are doing now. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information or to answer questions about our department.

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Mary Cloninger, Department Head

Undergraduate Highlights

Outstanding Freshmen Oken and Ellison received Undergraduate Awards


Graduate Highlights

E.W. Mares Award Recipients


Faculty Hires & Highlights
2016 & 2017 the Department Welcomes
Matthew Cook, Ph. D., Sharon Neufeldt, Ph.D. and Nick Stadie, Ph.D. join the department. Read more»
Faculty Recognized
Brian Bothner, Ph. D., Robert Walker, Ph.D. and Chris Bahn, Ph.D. received awards and Prof. Minton named an American Physical Society fellow. Read more»
Professor Emeritus Paul Grieco retired from the department in the spring of 2015 after a long and outstanding teaching and research career. Read more»
In Memory
The department acknowledged the passing of Professor Cynthia (Cyd) McClure in May of 2014. Read more»

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

See the full list»

Department News

Ms. Teresa Gault and Mrs. Kimberly Hilmer (MSU B.S. Chemistry, 2002) were hired in the fall of 2015 as the Accounts Payable Clerk and Business Office Manager, respectively. Welcome to the Department. We thank both Ms. Kelsey Martin and Ms. Kimberly Sinrud for their service to our department and wish them well in their new positions on campus.

The Department would like to extend a thank you to our student worker, Cevan Likness for his photo contributions to the chemistry website and newsletter.

JUN 27
Summer second 6-week session begins
Independence Day

No classes: offices closed
Aug 5
Summer Semester ends
AUG 24-26
Orientation and Registration
AUG 29
Fall semester begins
SEP 5 Labor Day
No classes; offices closed
NOV 8 Election Day
No classes: offices closed
NOV 11 Veteran's DayNo classes: offices closed
NOV 23-25 Thanksgiving
No classes from Nov 23-25. Offices are open Nov 23, closed on Nov 24-25
Classes end
DEC 12-16
DEC 16
Fall Semester ends
DEC 17
Fall Commencement
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