Thursday, September 18, 2008

Club Corner

By Becca Sandager
Cardinal Staff

Pumpkins, potlucks and plants, oh my! The Saint Mary’s University biology club is an opportunity for people with similar interests in science and biology to get together and meet new people while having a great time.

Members of the club have a flurry of events that they participate in, such as canoeing and camping trips, a potluck in December, a pumpkin and plant sale and demonstrations like last year’s trip to Whitewater State Park to watch the tapping of maple trees.

Community service is also a common activity for the club. Members have volunteered in past years at the Humane Society, the Houston Nature Center as well as to help clean up Lake Winona.

The biology club also sells pop and candy at the Student Activities Committee movie nights, where they have already raised $1,000. The club plans to use the money to contribute to landscaping supplies and buying trees for when the new science building is completed.

This club isn’t just for biology or science majors; anyone can join. The current 30 to 40 active members meet the first and third Thursdays of every month at 3:30 p.m. in room 113 of Hoffman Hall. Anyone interested in joining should stop by or contact faculty advisor, Dr. Jeanne Minnerath, presidents Melissa Wolf and John Tarras, or secretary Melissa Markert.

The Psychology Club at Saint Mary’s University was started to help promote interest in the area of psychology.

Anyone is welcome to join the Psychology Club, and members participate in activities like movie nights, field trips, listening to speakers, watching presentations, and volunteering.

Currently the club has around 30 to 35 members and meets about once a month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the World Room of Saint Mary’s Hall. Those who are interested in joining can attend the meeting or contact presidents Amanda Patricoski or Angelica Wegman.

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