50 Years of Graduate Programs in Biology
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Social Hour and Silent Auction @ 5 pm
Dinner @ 6 pm in Dede I Hulman Memorial Student Union
Indiana State University

The Department of Biology and The Center for Genomic Advocacy is hosting a celebration honoring 50 years of Graduate and Undergraduate Education in Biology at ISU. Beginning at 5 pm Brent McPike and Solly Burton will perform during the social hour and silent auction. A dinner and presentation program will follow at 6pm in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union.
Events throughout the day will consist of tours of the Department of Biology, Center for Genomic Advocacy, Genetic Counseling and Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation facilities along with a research symposium. Alumni and current students are encouraged to share their research in Biology.

ISU will be kicking off celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall as an institution of higher learning. It’s a special time to celebrate Indiana State University and all of its milestones and accomplishments which have played an important role in its history. Alumni and students along with faculty and staff should be proud of its heritage.

Dinner will be:
Lemon Parmesan Chicken with White Wine Chive Sauce
Roasted Beets with Soft Goat Cheese and Balsmic Glaze
Roasted Fresh Asparagus
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Vegetarian option: Vegetable Empanada with Thai Chili Sauce
The event will with cost $50 per ticket and $400 for a table. The cost includes a book of abstracts and contact information of the participants, the banquet, and other snacks throughout the day. If you are unable to attend and would like to participate, we would be happy to include you through your submitted photos, essay of memories and/or a donation to the event.

We look forward to welcoming you back for this celebration of Biology at Indiana State University.

Who is Brent McPike?
Brent McPike joined the faculty of Indiana State University in 2001. At age 20, he was selected as one of six guitarists from a nation-wide audition tour to perform at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since that time McPike has performed extensively as a solo guitarist (fingerstyle jazz/popular/classical), with his band The Haute Club, and Solly Burton. Solly is a two-time Winfield National Mandolin Champion. Solly won the mandolin and flatpick guitar championship in Tennessee.
Agenda for October 3, 2015
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Social and Silent Auction @ 5 pm
Dinner @ 6 pm in the Hulman Memorial Student Union
$50/ticket or $400/table 8 seats
More detailed schedules for these events will be posted on our website when finalized.
Starting 10:00 am
 Tours of teaching and research spaces in the Department
 Poster displays of activities and information booth by The Center for Bat Research, Outreach and Conservation Poster
 Tours and information booth on The Center for Genomic Advocacy
 Displays of the renovation plans for the new Genetic Counseling program facilities.
Starting 1:00 pm
 Research symposium with short presentations by past and current students. Because of the intimate connection between graduate and undergraduate education, some undergraduates student conducting research in Biology will present.
 We aim to have an abstract booklet available.
Starting at 3:30 or 4:00 pm (TBD based on number of speakers in Symposium)
 Alumni “Careers in Biology” Panel – informal discussion for our undergraduate and graduate students in the late afternoon.
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