Chemistry, Music & Zombies

Congratulations to Adam Brennan and the MU Concert Wind Ensemble whose recordings,  “Malachi: A Celebration of A Special Life”  and “Critical Speed: The Music of Greg Danner, Vol II” have made the Grammy Nomination Eligible List.  This is the second step in the four tiered Grammy process.  The next step is for Grammy members to vote for the CDs for a Grammy nomination.  Making it this far is a huge accomplishment and certainly brings recognition to MU.  We’ll follow their progress.

The annual Fall Choral Collage will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Steadman.  Free, open to the public, it features the Festival Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Mansfieldians and the Concert Choir.  It’s best to get there early.

MU Chemistry Club members used their one day Fall Break to visit a sixth grade class in Corning’s Northside Middle School and conduct a demonstration on forensic science that they designed.  The workshop was titled “Whodunit — Chemistry in Forensics.”  Our students gave the sixth graders a mystery note challenging them to identify the author of the message using chromatography.  Club members included Allyson Cornwell, Bryan McCullough, Brendan McDermott and Joe Mandeville, led by and Assistant Professor Michele Tague.

If you need a refresher on monsters leading up to Halloween, English Prof John Ulrich gives an overview of history’s most popular outcasts, from Grendel to Dracula.  Or, in this shorter clip, John fleshes out the role of zombies in film version of World War Z and The Walking Dead.

Speaking of the living dead, Zombies Vs. Humans is underway here.  President Hendricks was chased across campus by zombies the other night.  Dean of Students Chris Bridges was caught yesterday and will spend the remainder of the war as a zombie.

 MU Library has introduced a Book Exchange on the first floor.  Bring a book, take a book.  they need some more books to fill out the racks so if you have some books to donate, send them to the  North Hall Library Book Exchange.

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