This Wednesday 9/23 at 6:30pm in 1120 Wood Hall we will be holding our second meeting of the semester. We will discuss the details of our first event as well as some future events and volunteer opportunities we have set up. If you cannot make it don't worry, we will send out an email with the specifics for our first event and any other relevant info.
If you didn't make it to last week's meeting, we hope you can make it out tomorrow! Meetings are every Wednesday at 6:30pm in room 1120 of Wood Hall. Meetings will consist of an E-Board meeting that will take place from 6:00-6:30pm and then a general meeting where mostly SSE members will do their discussions. Events will occur outside of the meetings, so if you don't feel like coming to our Wednesday sessions don't worry. There will be plenty of fun stuff to do this semester, which you will be informed of through email. And I will try to keep the Facebook page up-to-date with the emails if you aren't an email person.
Due to the lack of notice given to our host at the Natural History Museum, the trip is cancelled. Don't worry though. We will be working with Dr. Barkman and others to make sure we can have this exciting trip planned for the Fall semester, hang in there.
The date for the Chicago trip has been decided! We will be heading out on Saturday April 25th. If you need a ride please leave a comment. If you can/are willing to drive please tell us how many passengers you can take. We will have the meeting time and place established in the next few days.
The survey results have been analyzed. It looks like the 18th is the best day for most people. Sadly, just under half of our members cannot make that day. The next best day is the 25th. So those of you who did not check the 18th is there any possibility you can move some things around and get the 18th free? If not, is anyone who did not check the 25th willing to go to then? If not, then we will be going this Saturday April 18.
Come protest at colony farm with us to help save a 54 acre wildlife refuge granted to WMU to be saved space for local flora, fauna and community citizens! This is an important ecological area for the plants and animals at the asylum lake preserve, so please come!
We are meeting at the asylum lake preserve parking lot on drake road at 5:00, and it will last until 6:30. I hope you all can come!
Come join us tomorrow at 6pm. We'll be meeting in room 1120 Wood Hall. This weeks meeting we will have our bi-yearly elections, so i encourage anyone who wishes to be an officer or wants to decide who gets elected to show up. We will also discuss upcoming plans to visit the Natural History Museum, volunteer at the community garden, and a cool collaboration with SSE. We will also be discussing the recent events surrounding the Old Colony Farm Orchard and what we can do to help, including a protest that will be held at the Colony Farm Orchard property this friday 5-7pm. This isn't our last meeting, we will be having our official last meeting next week on April 9th, however we still have a ton of events planned so stay tuned. Hope to see everyone tomorrow!
Hope everyone had an excellent spring break and is ready for much nicer weather. This Thursday at 6pm we'll be meeting in room 1120 Wood Hall to briefly discuss some upcoming events and then head over to Asylum Lake for the first nature walk of the year. We are going to need at least three cars to be safe, so if you can volunteer your vehicle let me know in advance. Hope to see everyone there.
Elections, potluck, and game night.
Please let Scott know if you would prefer to play BioJeopardy or to play cards or a board game. No worries if people don't have time to play the game. That will be the final portion of the meeting.
Elections are the most important part, obviously. Any club member is eligible to run, provided they have attended at least three meetings throughout their academic career and have a good enough GPA (see today's email for details). You must also h...ave attended three meetings throughout your academic career in order to vote.
The potluck is very low pressure. If you can make something, great! If not, no worries.
All are welcome to join us, even if you aren't eligible to vote.
Please join BioClub this Wednesday, November 5 as we host Ask a Grad Student Night. Nich Martin, an M.S. candidate in WMU's biology department, will speak about the process of applying to grad school, doing research, teaching and all aspects of grad student life. There will then be a Q&A session and a tour of the lab he works in. This is your chance to ask a grad student your questions and to be introduced to the process of applying to grad school. The event will be in 1120 Wood Hall at 5 pm and will likely go until around 7 pm. All biology students are encouraged to attend. This is not just for club members.
BioClub, Students for a Sustainable Earth and friends will be removing invasive species from the oak savanna site that we are restoring. The site is home to the biggest dwarf hackberry tree in the state and one of the biggest in the world. Guided by a naturalist and a botanist from WMU, it will be a great learning experience. Parking is available in the apartment parking lot. You'll see us working on the hillside on the right as you drive straight in. The event is from 1-4 pm.
We have a meeting tomorrow at 5 pm. After brief introductions in 1120 Wood Hall we will walk around Main Campus sampling edible plants. We'll also learn to use a dichotomous key to identify plant species. Please join us!