Fall 2001 Issue
brightly against the darkness of this world'
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to turn to the arts
President Rose announces his goal to build a spectacular
arts complex that will match the professional quality of our faculty,
students and alumni.
do have more fun
Screenwriter Karen McCullah Lutz ('88) revels in the
success of last summer's blockbuster movie. Now she picks and chooses
her projects and mingles with the Hollywood elite, like Reese Witherspoon,
star of Legally Blonde.
little light of mine
During a groundbreaking career of teaching other professors
to teach lasers, chemistry professor Ben DeGraff lets it shine. His
lasers and luminescent "molecular reporters" can determine
the presence of designated chemicals in all kinds of environments,
like smokestacks, watersheds and someday even the human body.
Amid the roar of fans and hype of success, forward
Tim Lyle confidently charts his own course of moderation and academic
Rose takes over Hootin' Holler
Snuffy, Loweezy and Jughaid recently welcomed John
R. Rose ('86) to Hootin' Holler, where coonskin caps are still in
style and the phrases "horsefeathers" and "heebie-jeebies"
are part of the vernacular.