Division of Biological and Physical Sciences
Renovation of Caylor-White-Walters continues
Started in the Spring semester of 2010, the long-planned renovation of Caylor-White-Walters Hall continues to progress, now at a more rapid pace. Current work is focused on completing the interior of the new addition to the building. The addition will house new laboratory facilities for much of the science curriculum. After lab classes are moved into the addition, renovation of the existing Caylor Hall and White-Walters Hall will begin. When the entire project is finished, the Division of Biological and Physical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics will have brand new digs.
Science scholarships available
The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences is now taking applications for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Awards range from $250-$2000 per year. These scholarships are available to all science majors (some are limited to specific majors or pre-health professions students). Pick up an application in the department office (Walters 180), or download from the web. For more information, see scholarship descriptions or contact Dr.Tayna McKinney or Ms. Jill Harper.
Spring break begins
Early registration for Fall and Summer Semesters begins
The registration period for Fall and Summer 2014 classes begins Monday 4/7. Students are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible in order to have the most flexibility of creating a schedule of classes that is in line with their programs of study. See your advisor to help plan your schedule and to obtain your PIN for online registration. If you are not sure who your advisor is, ask Ms. Knight in the Department office, Walters 180.
Spring Semester final exams, May 5-9
Spring semester final exams will be given during the week of 5/5 – 5/9. Good luck to all students, especially science majors , on finals!
21st Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium, Oct 9-11
The 2013 Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium will be held October 9-11. This year’s speakers will present on a variety of topics including: nanomedicine, immune response and radiotherapy, protein crystallography, and veterinary medicine.
Alumni House Simmons Room
Annual Division student/faculty cookout
All science majors (biology, chemistry, environmental science, any pre-health professions) are invited to the annual Division of Biological and Physical Sciences Cookout. This is a great opportunity to meet other science majors and all the Division faculty in a fun informal way. And of course – FREE FOOD! Please come and mingle with all the science nerds! Those of you that have been in the Division for a while know that we try to maintain a “family atmosphere.” If you are new to the Division, come join the family. If you have been in the family for a while, come welcome the new folks.
Orientation slideshows available online
During the freshman and transfer student orientation sessions, incoming science majors register for fall classes. During this process, students are presented a brief slide show explaining the various programs offered by the Division and to help them with the registration process. The slides form those presenations are now available online (PDF)
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