School of Math and Science NEWS and events


Featured Story:

             Churches must unite to heal our land

             Brown urges students to take care of God's creation 11-14-14

          

             Ed Brown: Special Guest for Creation Care Week 2014

 

Current News:

            Lowe Challenges Listeners on Issues of Climate Change

            Creation Care Devotionals 2013: "I'm Gonna Let It Shine"

            High Plains Gem and Mineral Society: Guest Speaker Hunter Green

            Wayland Focusing on Creation Care

            Wayland Grad and Technical Specialist for the Mayo Clinic Visits with Wayland Students

            Current Drought has effect on everyone in area

       Drought Focus: presented by Dr. Katharine HayHoe, Ph.D.

            Wayland Mission Team Combining Evangelism and Medicine in Trip to Honduras

            Wayland Student Chooses Christ After Mission Trip

            Wayland Student's Research Showing Promise

            Amarillo Student Makes Most of Her Opportunities At Wayland

            Wayland Recognizes Exceptional Students at Chapel

 

News from Last year:

           

            Dr. Grover's Creation Care Week Devotionals

            Dr. Fred Van Dyke: Guest Speaker for Creation Care Week

            Wayland Family Acknowledges Endowed Scholarships during Homecoming

            Math and Science Students Win Awards at STEM Conference

            Badlands, South Dakota

          Dr. R. Moore's Recent Publication

            Pioneer 1!!

 

   June 2012 newsletter:

            Texas Section of MAA Spring Meeting 2012

            Geology Group Lands Permit to Study in Badlands of South Dakota

 

   In the Spring 2012 newsletter:

News from the "Herb-arium"

General Ecology Field Trip

Conservation Biology Field Trip

Mineralogy Field Trip

Franklin Leading Virtual Campus

Math Professors Solve the Rubik's Riddle

Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Wayland Baptist University Champions Creation Care Initiative

Wayland Student Killed in Traffic Accident

Student Chapter of the Chemical Society Receives Award

Creation Care Week Devotionals

New Associate Dean for the School of Mathematics and Sciences

 

   In the September 2011 newsletter:

The Herb-arium - Notes from the Dean

Welch Grant for Chemistry Research Extended through 2012-2013

Fall Orientation + Ice Cream Social Photo Gallery

Graduates Urged to Walk Forward in Faith

Second Annual Spring Research Day

 

   In the Spring 2011 E-newsletter:

The Herb-arium - Notes from the Dean

Formby Grant Give Wings to Wind Energy Project

Wayland Homecoming to Feature 'Big Top' Theme

MAA Bringing Mathematics into the Mainstream

Wayland Science Group Works with Marine Habitats

WBU School Receives Final Patent Approval

Teacher Quality Grant Renewed, Increased for a Third Year

Students to Present Research for Capital Research Day

 

   In the Winter 2010 E-newsletter:

The Herb-arium - Notes from the Dean

Congratulations to Our December Graduates

Geology Graduates a First for Wayland

Students Excel at Undergraduate Research

 

   In the Fall 2010 E-newsletter:

The Herb-arium - Notes from the Dean

Spring Research Day Spotlights Students

Chemistry Research Funded by the Welch Foundation

Geology Faculty Member Gains Exposure through Geoscience Training, Presentations

Dr. Robert Moore Joins the Chemistry Faculty

Plainview-area partnership developing Texas-built personal wind turbines (External Link)

Environmental Science Program Focuses on Environmental Stewardship

 

Archived News :

DATE

News

November 13, 2014 Brown urges students to take care of God's creation: PLAINVIEW- The Rev. Ed Brown was featured guest during Wayland Baptist University’s week-long focus on creation care. Brown, director and CEO of Care of Creation, has dedicated his life to educating people about the need for conservation and Christians’ responsibility to caring for God’s creation. - Read More...
November 13, 2013 Lowe Challenges Listeners on Issues of Climate Change: PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University students, faculty and staff were challenged by guest speaker Ben Lowe during the university’s fourth annual Creation Care Week. Lowe, founder of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, was on campus to speak about taking care of God’s creation. - Read More...
November 5, 2013 Wayland Focusing on Creation Care: PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will celebrate its fourth annual Creation Care Week beginning Monday, placing specific emphasis on taking care of God’s creation. Read More...
October 11, 2013 Wayland Grad and Technical Specialist for the Mayo Clinic Visits with Wayland Students: PLAINVIEW — Chancey Thompson had some tough but intriguing questions for the Wayland Baptist University science students. Thompson, was on campus last week as part of the university’s annual homecoming celebration, and in particular, he and his wife, Marianne (Brome) Thompson (BS, 2005) were in town so he could speak as part of the School of Mathematics and Sciences’ homecoming lecture series.... Thompson acknowledged that he had no idea what he wanted to do once he got to Plainview but he soon found joy and fulfillment in the study of science. As he talked about his interest in science, he introduced the element of his faith and how the two could complement each other. Read More...
August 10, 2013 Current Drought has effect on everyone in area: by Ryan Crowe Herald Special Projects Coordinator. The drought that is now in its third year has had a major economic impact on the South Plains. From poor crop yields to the idling of the Cargill meat packing plant, nearly everyone in the region has been affected. Read More...
August 5, 2013 Drought focus of Thursday sessionby Ryan Crowe Herald Special Projects Coordinator. An ongoing dialogue over the South Plains drought will open up to the Hale County community Thursday. Texas Tech climatologist Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., will be speaking in Plainview as part of an educational meeting hosted by Wayland Baptist University’s School of Mathematics and Science, the Plainview/Hale County Industrial Foundation and the Hale County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office. Read More...
November 12, 2012

Van Dyke hopes to enlighten students on the importance of conservation during Creation Care Week at Wayland: PLAINVIEW – Fred Van Dyke, Ph.D., can still remember a sermon he heard as a young boy that played an important role in shaping his future... In a sermon on idolatry, Van Dyke said the preacher stated that those things in life that drive what you do, how you make decisions and how you spend time can become your god. Read More...

November 5, 2012

Wayland Family Acknowledges Endowed Scholarships During Homecoming- Jon Petty

Wayland Baptist University administrators took time during the recent homecoming events to recognize several families that have endowed scholarship to benefit Wayland students. Read More...

October 10, 2012

Science Students Win Awards at STEM Conference- by Jonathan Petty

The Wayland Baptist University School of Mathematics and Sciences participated in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) conference at Midland College on Oct. 5-6 in Midland. Two presentations from Wayland students were awarded second place in their categories. Read More...

May 29, 2012

Student geologists to visit Bad Lands by Jonathan Petty

Wayland Baptist University’s School of Mathematics and Sciences focuses on more than classroom curriculum. The school has become a hub of academic activity as professors try to give their students practical knowledge and hands-on experience when it comes to learning. Read More from MyPlainview.com

October 1, 2010 Dr. Herb Grover presented a seminar entitled, "Wayland in Kenya" for all math and science students. He discussed the ties between the School of Math and Sciences and the Wayland campus in Kenya, giving details of his trip this past summer and overviewing some potential opportunities for future involvement in Kenya.
September 30, 2010 Fifth Annual Fall cookout. Over 65 faculty, students and families turned out for free hotdogs, hamburgers and an evening of fun.
September 24, 2010 Geology Faculty Member Gains Exposure Through Geoscience Training, Presentations. Read More...
September 10, 2010

First Annual Fall Orientation for Math and Science Majors

40+ majors turned out to get additional information on programs, scholarship and student organizations. Free ice cream sundaes topped off the social event.

August 13, 2010 Dr. Robert Moore joins the faculty as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Read More...
April 24, 2010 Earth Day Community Cleanup - Students, faculty, administrators and various community volunteers participated to clean up areas along the Running Water Draw.
April 23, 2010 The School of Mathematics and Sciences held its first annual Spring Research Day. We had 28 students presenting posters and/or talks over class projects and undergraduate research. We had over 100 attendees. Adam Hilliard, Jarrod Lindsey, and Corben Waters took home the prize for Outstanding Talk. Tonia Perez took home the award for Outstanding Poster. The Students Choice Award (a.k.a. the Golden Dippy Award) was give to Kassie Hughes for her poster and to Hailey Clark for her talk.
Photos from the event...
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April 8 - 10, 2010 Four mathematics majors attended the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. The four students competed and placed fourth in the annual Calculus Bowl. Zackery Gibson also presented his research in a talk entitled, "On the Deployment of a Low Cost Computational Cluster for Integration in Undergraduate Education."
March 26, 2010 Garrett Breazeale will present his public defense of his Honors Thesis as a part of the Big Weekend events.  His presentation at 1PM in MSB 110 will be finished by 2PM, and refreshments will be served.  The topic of his presentation will be "The Photocatalytic Control of Fish Diseases."
March 20-23, 2010 9 students and 2 faculty members from the Student Chapter of the ACS at Wayland will travel to the National Meeting of the ACS in San Francisco.  Asenath Arauza, Elida Arsiaga, Zach Hawkins, and Tonia Perez will present 3 research posters from the research groups of Dr. Gary Gray and Dr. Joel Boyd.  The WBU student chapter will also receive the Honorable Mention award for 2008-2009 chapter activities.
March 12, 2010 Faculty and Students of the School of Mathematics and Sciences participated in a Science and Math day at Coronado Junior High. View the Photos...
March 1, 2010 Congratulations to Tonia Perez for winning 2nd place overall in the poster competition at the SACNAS regional conference in Lubbock!
February 27, 2010 Tonia Perez and Elida Arsiaga will present research posters at the SACNAS regional meeting in Lubbock Texas.  Their work, involving the photocatalytic removal of algal toxins was performed in Dr. Boyd's research group in the Department of Chemistry at Wayland.  Funding for this work was provided by the Welch Foundation.
November 17, 2010 Welch Foundation Renews Research Grant. Read more here
Fall 2009 The Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at Wayland was recently acknowledge with "Honorable Mention" status by the ACS for chapter activities during the 2008-2009 school year.  This is the first such award for our chapter, and reflects very well on the professional development, community service, and social activities of the chapter.
November 3-5, 2009 Tonia Perez, Zach Hawkins and Elida Arsiaga travelled to the Southwest Regional Meeting of the ACS to give oral presentations of their undergraduate research projects in the Department of Chemistry at Wayland.  This research from Dr. Boyd's group involves the photocatalytic purification and sterilization of drinking water.  Funding for this work was provided by the Welch Foundation.
October 23, 2009 In celebration of National Chemistry Week, students and faculty from the Department of Chemistry provided hands-on chemistry activities for elementary, junior high, and high school students at Plainview Christian Academy.
Summer 2009

Several undergraduate research groups participated in research programs on campus over the summer.

  • Jarrod Alford and Zack Gibson began a research project this summer under the direction of Dr. Scott Franklin in which they constructed a Computation Cluster, running on recycled desktop machines. For more details, see the article published in the Plainview Daily Herald.
  • (more details on other research projects to come)
June 2009 Yet another article was published this month by undergraduate researchers in the Department of Chemistry at Wayland Baptist University.  This peer-reviewed article was published in Catalysis Communications by WBU undergraduates, Leah Quisenberry and Luke Loetscher in the research group of Dr. Joel Boyd.  This paper (available here) reports the unexpected catalytic ability of Pd-modified TiO2 to sterilize bacteria without the need for illumination to activate the catalyst.  Funding for this work was provided by the Welch Foundation.
May 2009 A new journal article has been published by Wayland Baptist University chemistry researchers.  This peer-reviewed article was published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and was authored by Wayland undergraduates Luke Loetscher, Jonathan Carey, Stephanie Skiles, along with Vanessa Carey (Technical Assistant to the School of Math and Sciences) in the research group of Dr. Boyd.  This paper (available here) is a description of a novel photocatalytic reactor design developed in the Department of Chemistry at Wayland. Funding for this work was provided by the Welch Foundation.
April 17, 2009 The Annual Chemistry Cookout will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 17th at the home of Dr. Joel Boyd (1403 Amarillo St).  All chemistry majors and minors are encouraged to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors.
April 3, 2009 Eight pre-engineering majors took a tour of the Cargill Meat Processing plant in Plainview.  The students, accompanied by Dr. Scott Franklin, were shown many of the advanced engineering problems that must be solved in order to manage a plant the size of small west texas town.
March 27, 2009 Mr. Trae Blain, Mechanical Engineer and Wayland graduate, presented a talk to the pre-engineering majors and prospective students attending Big Weekend.  He gave an overview of the type of work he is now doing for Raytheon's Advance Product Center.  Being a graduate of the pre-engineering degree program, he was able to answer a number of questions about his experience in the program and give some advice to our students.
March 13, 2009 Students and faculty from the School of Mathematics and Sciences will spend this entire day doing hands-on science and math with 7th graders at Coronado Junior High.  Any WBU students interested in being involved in that event should contact Dr. Boyd.
February 20, 2009 School of Mathematics and Sciences events at the Centennial Homecoming celebration include our School Luncheon at 12:30 February 20th, and the Temple Scholarship Dedication at 2:30 PM.  For more information regarding these two events, contact the School of Mathematics and Sciences at (806) 291-1115.  Alumni and current students are welcome at both events.  The luncheon will have a cost of $10. 
December 2008 Amanda Murray and Joanne Jacob from Dr. Adam Reinhart's research group in the Chemistry Department at Wayland presented their research at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco this month.
November 21, 2008 A new research publication from the Department of Chemistry at WBU was released today.  This peer-reviewed article was published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry and was authored by Wayland undergraduates Lori Pretzer (Chemistry and Molecular Biology 2008) , and Philip Carlson (Chemistry and Mathematics 2007) in the research group of Dr. Boyd.  This paper (available here) is a description of a photocatalytic method for the removal of ammonia from water.  This is an outstanding accomplishment and honor for these two WBU researchers.
November 14, 2008 Dr. Matt Jackson, Asst. Professor of Engineering at West Texas A&M University and WBU Math and Chemistry alumnus (1999) will be giving a seminar presentation at 1PM in MSB 110.  This seminar presentation will be titled: "Engineering:  from the classroom to the launchpad."  Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.
October 31, 2008 Nine WBU math and science student from SAACS and Pi Sigma Sigma travelled to Albuquerque this week to do an entire day of hands on chemistry, math, and biology experiments with 7th graders at Hope Christian School on Friday.  Saturday was spent hiking in the Sandia Mountains prior to returning to Plainview.  An outstanding trip.  Thanks to all the students who participated!
October, 2008 Applications for Welch Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships in chemistry are currently available.  Please contact Dr. Gray or Dr. Boyd for more information.
September 2008 The School of Mathematics and Sciences is very pleased to announce the endowment of the Harold and Audrey Temple Scholarship in chemistry.  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Temple and their many years of dedicated service to WBU, the chemistry program, and WBU students.  This scholarship will be granted each year to chemistry students at Wayland.
2008-2009 Students from the Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society will be serving as volunteer lab assistants for the homeschool chemistry labs which will be held one Friday afternoon of each month throughout the 2008-2009 school year.  If you are interested in serving with this organization, contact Dr. Boyd.
September 18, 2008 The annual School of Math and Science Cookout will be held at 6PM.  All majors, minors, and interested students are encouraged to join us for a time of fellowship with students, faculty, and staff of the School of Math and Science.
Fall 2008 A new Geology major has been approved for implementation at Wayland Baptist University.  This exciting new development will provide new opportunities for students interested in Physical Science.  For more information regarding this new program, please contact Dr. Tim Walsh.  The new Geology major will be made available in Fall 2008.
NOTICE:  Fall 2008 This News and Events Page was Formerly "ChemNews" and postings were only related to WBU chemistry.  It is now a forum for news and events from the entire School of Mathematics and Sciences.  Postings below this point are primarily chemistry related.
May, 2008 Congratulations to all of our 2007-2008 graduates!
May 2, 2008 Our first annual graduation banquet will be held on the eve of graduation.  Our 2007-2008 graduates are welcome to attend with their friends and family.  Please contact Dr. Boyd or Mrs. Marilyn Edwards for more information about this event.
February 22, 2008 As part of our Homecoming Weekend, Sharla McCloskey (WBU Chemistry Alum 2004) will present a seminar at 3:00 PM in MSB room 110.  Sharla will be speaking about her career and post-graduate education in forensic science.  This is a great opportunity for interested students to learn more about this exciting field of applied chemistry.
February 22, 2008 As part of our Homecoming Weekend, Dr. J. Hoyt Bowers and Dr. Gerald Thompson will be honored for their many years of service to Wayland.  This event will be held at 2PM in MSB room 100.  Anyone is welcome at this event.
December 2007 There will be five posters from the Wayland Chemistry Department presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in April.  Jonathan Carey, Luke Loetscher, Lori Pretzer, Leah Quisenberry, and Stephanie Skiles will present at this national conference. 
December 2007 Five students from the Wayland Chemistry Department will give oral presentations at the Texas Academy of Science Meeting in Corpus Christi in March.  The students involved are:Jonathan Carey, Luke Loetscher, Lori Pretzer, Leah Quisenberry, and Stephanie Skiles. 
December 2007 Congratulations to our December 2007 chemistry graduate, and outgoing SAACS chapter president, Susanna Lucio.
November 2007 The Department of Chemistry at Wayland Baptist University has been re-approved for a three year extension to the Departmental Research Grant from the Welch Foundation.  This extension is for $75,000 over the next three years.  We are profoundly grateful to the Welch Foundation for these funds.  Students interested in undergraduate research in chemistry are encouraged to apply for summer 2008 fellowships.
October 2007 Four posters from the Wayland Chemistry Department were presented at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  Luke Loetscher, Lori Pretzer, Leah Quisenberry, and Stephanie Skiles presented their research in poster format.  Leah Quisenberry was selected as the winner of an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster award.
October 2007

Philip Carlson and Lori Pretzer have published the results of their chemistry research at Wayland in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a peer reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society.  With a Wayland IP address, this paper can be accessed free of charge by clicking here.The complete reference for this publication is:

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.; (Article); 2007; 46(24); 7970-7976

September 2007 The Annual Cookout for the School of Math and Science is scheduled for Thursday, September 20th at 6PM at the Moody Science Building.  All majors, minors, and their families are encouraged to attend.  Come hungry!
September 2007 Two research seminars are scheduled for Friday September 7th and September 14th at 1PM.  Stephanie Skiles, Lori Pretzer, Leah Quisenberry and Luke Loetscher will present the results of their summer research projects.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
May 2007 Congratulations to our 2007 Chemistry Graduates:  Philip Carlson and Jennifer Jones.
March 2007 Vanessa Carey, Marcia Peck, Philip Carlson, and Lori Pretzer will be orally presenting their results at the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of  Science in Waco
February 2007 As part of Homecoming 2007, there will be a presentation and reception honoring Dr Harold Temple for his many years of service to the Chemistry program at Wayland  This event will be at 2PM on Friday the 23rd  Contact Dr. Boyd for more information
January 2007 There are two upcoming chemistry seminar presentations:  Dr Gary Gray of Southwest Baptist University will present "Spectrophotometric Determination of Thiocyanate in Human Saliva and Human Tears" on Friday the 19th at 1Pm in MSB 110  On Monday the 22 at 1PM, Dr Steven Tripp from Purdue University will present "Molecular Self-Assembly: Applications for Biological and Chemical Sensing "  Refreshments will be provided
December 2006 The two Welch Summer Research Fellows have been selected for 2007  Congratulations to Leah Quisenberry and Stephanie Skiles and
October, 2006 Vanessa Carey, Marcia Peck, Philip Carlson, and Lori Pretzer along with Dr Reinhart and Dr Boyd will be attending the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society to present the results of their summer 2006 research  This group will present a total of 4 research posters and one oral presentation at the conference  Needless to say, it was a successful summer!  Congratulations to these students
September 2006 The Harold and Audrey Temple Endowed Scholarship Fund Account has been established to honor the Temples service to Wayland and her students since 1976  Dr Temple has announced his retirement effective May 2007  Anyone interested in contributing to this account should contact Dr. Scott Franklin or Mrs. Marth Cross for more information
September 28, 2006 School of Math and Science Cookout at the Science building  All math and science majors and minors are encouraged to attend for free food and fellowship
September 15, 2006 Reinhart Research Group presentation by Vanessa Carey and Marcia Peck  Room 110 at 12:30 PM
September 8, 2006 Boyd Research Group presentation by Lori Pretzer and Philip Carlson  Room 110 at 12:30 PM
May, 2006 Congratulations to 2006 Chemistry graduates, Robyn Henderson, Kate Pearce and Sheena Shipley!
March, 2006 A group of SAACS students travelled with Dr Boyd to the ACS National Meeting in Atlanta  These students attended various seminars and events
February 18-19 The SAACS chapter will be running a snack bar at the Gem and Mineral show at the Ollie Liner Center in Plainview  This event will be a fundraiser for the students attending the ACS conference in Atlanta  See Dr Boyd or Jennifer Jones to sign up for time slots during that weekend
February 6, 2006 The Wayland Chemistry Department will host a meeting of the South Plains Section of the ACS on February 6 at 7:30 PM  The speaker will be Dr C Alton Hassell from Baylor  The presentation will be followed by refreshments provided by the SAACS chapter
January, 2006 The SAACS students are planning on attending the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Atlanta in March  The trip dates will be March 26-Mar 30  Fundraising is underway for this trip  Contact Dr Boyd or chapter president Jennifer Jones for more information
December, 2005 The four Welch summer research fellows have been chosen for 2006:  Congratulations to Vanessa Carey, Philip Carlson, Marcia Peck, and Lori Pretzer
December, 2005 Congratulations to Sam Najera--December 2005 graduate in chemistry
Wednesday, October 12 A group of SAACS students traveled to Lubbock to attend another seminar hosted by the South Plains Section of the American Chemical Society  This presentation was by Dr Jim Marshall of the University of North Texas  The next such seminar will be hosted by Wayland on the 6th of February  The speaker will be C Alton Hassell from Baylor University
Thursday, September 29 The School of Math and Science will be hosting a Division Cookout at 5:30 PM at the Wayland Bowl  All majors, minors and their families are encouraged to attend
Anytime! Dr Reinhart and Dr Boyd are currently seeking 4 students who wish to be involved in undergraduate research in summer 2006  See Dr Reinhart/Boyd for more information on this important opportunity
September 16, 2055 Kate Pearce and Chancey Thompson will present the results of their summer Welch-funded research on Friday the 16th at 12:30 PM in MSB 110
September 14, 2005 A group of students from SAACS traveled to Lubbock to attend a seminar presentation by the ACS president at Texas Tech University  The next such seminar (hosted by the South Plains Section of the ACS) is October 12th  See Dr Boyd for more information regarding this trip
September 9, 2005 Robyn Henderson and Jennifer Jones will be presenting the results of their summer Welch-funded research on Friday the 9th at 12:30 PM in MSB 110
April 27, 2005 The Annual Chemistry Cookout to honor graduating Majors and Minors in chemistry will be held on April 27 at 5:00 PM  The location is 1403 Amarillo  The student affiliates chapter of the ACS is hosting this event  Dinner will be provided Come and go as you please  Final exams begin the next morning!
April 2005 Sharla McCloskey (2004) has been accepted to the Forensic Science graduate program at Sam Houston State University  She will begin this program in the fall  Congratulations Sharla!
April 2005 Congratulations to the following students who were presented with their respective awards at the American Chemical Society (South Plains Section) Banquet on Friday, April 15th:  Outstanding Graduating Senior--Micah Garvey; Outstanding Student in Chemistry--Kate Pearce;  CRC Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Students--Lori Pretzer and Tiffany Thompson;  Outstanding Lab Assistant--Will Robinson
February 2005 Wayland now as a Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) on campus  Anyone interested in participating in this organization should contact Kate Pearce (president) or Dr Boyd (faculty advisor)
October 2004 The Welch Foundation has just awarded WBU's chemistry department a Departmental Research grant for 2005-2008  This funding will enable undergraduate research in chemistry  Students interested in doing research with Dr Reinhart or Dr Boyd should contact them regarding summer 2005 research opportunities.
May 2004 Sharla McCloskey graduated on May 1, 2004 with her BS in chemistry and mathematics.  Congratulations Sharla!
April 2004 Angela Watson received the award for outstanding chemistry student at the annual awards chapel.
April 2004 Sharla McCloskey was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Chemistry Major award at the meeting of the South Plains chapter of the American Chemical Society
January 2004 Instrumental Analysis will be offered Spring 2004 and Spring 2005.  After Spring 2005, it will be offered every OTHER spring.  Students should plan accordingly for this course on rotation.
January 2004 CHEM 2402 will be offered at 4:30-5:20 on MW and CHEM 3479X will be offered at 4:30-5:20 on TR in the spring semester of 2004
December 2003 Congratulations to Angela Watson for her December graduation with a double major in chemistry and biology.
November 2003 CHEM 2402 and CHEM 3479 may need to have their schedules altered for next semester.  If you are planning on taking either of these two classes, please contact Dr. Boyd as soon as possible.
July 2003 The PAHSEP Homeschool program will be in its 2nd year in 2003-2004.  This year will include lab programs in chemistry AND physics. 
May 2003 Congratulations to our 2003 graduating class of chemistry majors: Briana Burns, Denise Campbell, Morgan Robinson, Michael Swartwood, and Raelene Trudeau.
May 2003 The first annual Chemistry Cookout will be held May 1 @ 5:30 PM at the Boyds' house--1403 Amarillo St. We will honor this year's graduating chemistry majors and minors. ALL chem majors and minors and their family and friends are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Dr. Boyd x1125 by April 28th.
April 2003 Raelene Trudeau was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Chemistry Major award at the meeting of the South Plains chapter of the American Chemical Society April 17, 2003.
March 2003 Division Scholarship applications are currently available in the division office (2nd floor MSB). All science majors are eligible to apply. Application deadline is Friday, April 4 at 1:00 PM.
February 2003 Raelene Trudeau has been accepted into the Texas Tech Pharmacy Program. Congratulations Raelene!
February 2003 Proposed class schedules for Fall 2003 are available. Students should consult with their advisor soon to avoid potential schedule conflicts with other courses within the division.
February 2003 Dr. Reinhart will be leading a MANDATORY meeting for all those in a pre-health field (except for pre-nursing) on Friday Feb. 21 at 2PM in MSB 205. Be sure to attend, as very important information will be presented.
January 2003 Emily Stewart (BS 2002) has been accepted into the graduate program at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center where she will pursue her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology.  She will begin the program in Spring 2003.  Congratulations Emily!
November 2002 Raelene Trudeau will present her undergraduate research project ( summer program at the University of Oklahoma) entitled "Fun With Antibodies or How I Spent My Summer Vacation" on Friday, November 8th at 12:30 in MSB 110. Refreshments will be provided.
October 2002 A new class, Faith and Science (HONO 1396) will be offered in the Spring of 2003. This class will touch on a wide variety of issues related to the relationship between the Christian faith and modern science and the scientific viewpoint. This class will be taught by Dr. Boyd with input from Mr. Franklin and Dr. Reinhart (and hopefully others). The class will meet TR 3:30-4:45 in MSB 109.
August 2002 The Division of Math and Science at Wayland is pleased to announce a new science laboratory program for high school students who are homeschooled.  The Plainview Area Homeschool Science Program (PAHSEP) will begin in September.
July 2002 The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has just donated to us a 60 MHz JEOL NMR Spectrometer. This NMR will be a wonderful addition to our instrumental labs and we are very pleased and grateful to UNL
May 2002 The Chemistry Department proudly acknowledges the graduation of three chemistry majors: Ryan Boyd, Emily Stewart, and Diana Trischitti. Ryan is beginning the MBA program at Texas Christian University, Emily Stewart is currently doing mission work in San Antonio and will be enrolling in a biochemistry graduate program in the spring, and Diana is staying at home with her brand new baby boy in Brownfield, Texas. Congratulations to all of these graduates!
May 2002 Congratulations to the Chemistry Student Award recipients for 2002: Ryan Boyd and Raelene Trudeau.
April 2002 Raelene Trudeau has accepted a NSF-REU undergraduate research position at the University of Oklahoma for this summer.