The Cavendish Chronicle

Department of Chemistry

College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University

Cavendish Archive

Spring 2015

Ross, Jochman retire

Muldoon made emeritus

Student presentations: ACS, Undergraduate Molecular Sciences, Biomedical Conference for Minority Students

Student Awards

Faculty Awards

Project IMPACT at Mayo

Chem Club

Alum Notes; pharmaceutical chemist recruited to Nebraska

Postcards from abroad

Curriculum in media

Fall 2014

Working for IBM as an engineer

Public policy in Washington, DC

Student summer experiences: Mayo Clinic, Department of Energy Labs, USDA labs, a municipal water treatment facility, Jackson Fellowship, interning in a hospital, SUR experiences


Spring 2014

Navy's Health Careers Scholarship Program


Jane Austen's Persuasion

Graham Wins Teaching Award

Jones & Johnson on sabbatical

Chemwiki adopts Structure & Reactivity Pages

Alum Notes: Centracare lures alum back; a Ph.D. in theology; naturopathic medicine


Fall 2013

Visiting professor from China; Anquandah, Hutcheson and Hoody join department

Alum Notes: alumni in academic research careers; alumni take positions at Eli Lilly, Agilent, Chevron Phillips, Global Vaccines, R&D Systems; alumni join departments at Pacific Lutheran, U Connecticut; alumni take post-docs at Harvard, Columbia

Videos for lab; concert harpist in chemistry; cross country runners; Breakthrough St. Paul class; working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

"Revolutionary" new curriculum moves to next phase

Grad Launch: grads go to med school at Mayo, pharmacy school at U Iowa and grad school at UCLA, Tulane, Oregon State and NDSU; jobs at Mayo, Medtronic, Atomic Axis and North American Service Group as well as St Cloud Hospital and Dakota Pet Hospital; service with Minnesota Reading Corps


Spring 2013

Jakubowski serves on AAMC panel; Chem faculty win awards; Schomer retires; Strollo joins faculty

Focus: Alumni in Benedictine Volunteer Program

Alum Notes: alumni at Ecolab; alumna and students make chem quilt

Chemists can dance


Fall 2012

New FoCuS bridge program; McIntee win S. Mary Grell Award; Huber retires

Focus: alumni find careers in public health

Alum Notes: alumna receives graduate fellowship

Student's essay published in New Engl. J. Med.

Summer internships at NASA, Mote Marine Lab, Mayo, Penn State, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), U MN, Minnesota Valley Testing Labs

Departments nationwide revise curricula

Grad Launch: students head to medical school at Loyola, dental school at U MN and pharmacy school at Creighton; grad school at Purdue, U MN, UND and NDSU; enter service in Benedictine Volunteer Corps and St. Joseph Worker Program

Fall 2011

NSF-TUES grant funds curriculum; Graham gets NSF-STEM grant to fund scholarships; Jones gets NSF grant with Montana State collaborator; Peterson and alumni collaborate in X-ray grant with University of St. Catherine

Focus: alumna is reconstructive plastic surgeon

Alum notes: another alumna wins graduate fellowship

Grad Launch: grads go to med school at Medical College of Wisconsin and U MN; grad school at Stanford, USC, Colorado State, U Iowa, North Dakota State; pharmacy school at U MN and NDSU; public health at U MN; jobs at 3M, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Biothera, Epitopix; service in Teach for America, Benedictine Volunteer Corps, Good Shepherd Volunteers

Junior earns NASA fellowship; senior wins ACS presentation award; summer interns at Fluidic Energy, Mayo Clinic, UND; Mayo Physicians of Tomorrow


Spring 2011

McKenna wins Tom Creed Award; N. Jochman wins Extraordinary Performance Award; Fazal & Ross share PittCon Grant

Focus: alumnus at MN Public Health Lab

Focus: alumni in faculty positions at small colleges

Alum Notes: alum gets Science publication; alumnus promoted at Sillker; alumna at Hillman Cancer Center


Fall 2010

Focus:  Alumna in the Peace Corps

McKenna, White given duties in faculty governance, administration; Rioux retires; Rick Jochman passes away

Summer opportunities at U Missouri-Columbia, SWU China, NASA, Calwest seeds

Grad Launch: grads go to grad school at Yale, Mayo, UW-Madison, U MN, U Arizona, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; engineering school at Iowa State;jobs at 3M, Ingenics Consulting, Ecolab, General Mills, Pacific Northwest National Lab and the FDA


Fall 2009

Department gets new NMR; Peterson joins faculty; Jakubowski's Biochemistry Online gets heavy web traffic

Note from alumnus in clinical lab at Mayo

Summer opportunities at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Southern Illinois U, Montana State, U Iowa, Zhengzhou (China), 3M and a DC lobbying firm

Grad Launch: grads off to med school at Des Moines, Creighton, Medical College of Wisconsin; grad school at Columbia, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon; industry at Surmodics


Spring 2009

Focus: Alumna named "Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year"

Alum notes: alumni return to give seminars at CSB/SJU

Chem club visits Discovery School

Ross, Jones awarded research releases

ACS announces new curricular guidelines


Fall 2008

Fulton retires; Fazal joins faculty; Jakubowski is chair

 Alum Notes: alumna joins MN Dept Health

Student internships at Medtox, Hormel, LSU, Columbia, Montana State, SWU China

Grad Launch: new grads go to med school at Creighton, Iowa, NDSU; grad school at U MN & NDSU; jobs at Pace Analytical & Mayo Clinic; service at Science Museum of Minnesota, Camphill Village & Okinawa, Japan


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