Events in the Life of the Chemistry Department
Autumn 2001

September 7, 2001. Welcome Party for Dr. Kathy Estes, Dr. Tony de la Cruz and Mr. Rob Doyle and Official Departmental farewell for Mr. Jiro Fujita (See Pictures)

September 11, 2001. Stan Gross is honored at Dean's Convocation (See pictures)

September 16, 2001. Another farewell for Jiro Fujita (See Pictures)

October 1 - 2, 2001. Chemistry Club sponsors a trip to the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota. (See pictures)

Monday, October 8, 2001. The Chemistry Club's first meeting of the year will be today at 4:30. We'll discuss membership benefits/requirements as well as suggestions for events, etc. We'll have a "make your own ice cream sundae" bar complete with lots of toppings.

Friday, October 26, 2001. The first club event this year (so far) will be the annual Hayrack Ride on Friday, October 26 at 6:00 (leaving CU at 5:30). This is a really fun event complete with a bonfire and wienie roast afterwards plus plenty of hayfights along the way. Cost will be $2 for club members, $6 for nonmembers (actual cost is >$10/person when including food/drinks). (See pictures)

November 7 and 8, 2001. A Melodious Musichemical Manifestation," will be presented twice during the first week of November. The first show is for Creighton faculty/staff and their families and Creighton students. That presentation will be Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30 in Rigge Science 120. The second show is intended for the Omaha community (e.g. high school students and their teachers, American Chemical Society members and their families, etc.). It will be Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 in Rigge Science 120. Both programs are presented in celebration of National Chemistry Week. A bag of "Chemistry" goodies is given to all children attending. (See pictures.)

November 14, 2001. The Chemistry Department celebrates the 118th birthday of Chemistry at Creighton University! On November 14, 1883, Fr. Fr. A. A. Lambert, S.J. gave a lecture on combustion. From that beginning, the university began teaching chemistry on a more or less permanent basis.

November 16, 2001. This day is the anniversary of Professor Donald Baumann’s birthday. On this day, the Chemistry Department is pleased to announce the 2001 - 2002 Baumann Family Scholarships winners. The winners are Jaclyn Greimann for her proposed work with Dr. Juliane Soukup on the characterization of the structure of a catalytically active self-phosphorylating DNA molecule and Kevin Spicka for his proposed work with Dr. Martin Hulce on the conversion of 3-phenylethynyl-2-cycloheptenone into a bicyclo analog containing a cyclopropene ring which will be studied as a substrate for 1,6-addition reactions as found in certain antibiotics. The Department wishes to express appreciation to the six students who submitted applications for the scholarship. The Department recognized the excellent quality of all six proposals and regrets that only two could be selected as this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all six applicants.

November 30, 2001. Chemistry Club Goes Bowling! (See pictures)

December 7, 2001. Christmas Chemistry Dinner for all chemistry students, chemistry majors, faculty and families. Over 100 attended. (See pictures.)