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Peter Hoblitzell has the most double’s wins in program history for tennis. Peter and his teammate Bryan Gieselman took down Albrights No. 1 doubles pair 8-4. The duo has now won four straight double matches while peter has won three straight singles, playing at No. 2. Good luck to Peter on the rest of the season!

Senior Kathy Acosta will be working with Mount Rainier National park in Ashford, Washington after graduation. She will be working with the Cascade Butterfly Program to monitor subalpine butterfly populations, plant phenology, and communicating the program progress and findings to the public. The Cascades Butterfly Program is a volunteer-based program that monitors the distribution and abundance of subalpine butterflies. Butterflies are very sensitive indicators of climate change and when monitored can give information about changes to an ecosystem.

Kathy will travel in June out to Washington where she will live in a bunkhouse provided by the internship for 12 weeks. The park is located in a very desolate area. The closest small grocery story is 35 miles from the park and larger stores are over 60 miles from housing. Cell phone coverage is very limited and it is not unusual for snow every once in a while over the summer. An average day of work for this internship requires between 5 and 10 miles of hiking a day, and multiple overnight camping sites on a weekly basis. 

12 volunteers came together to remove over 500 pounds of trash from Gwynns Falls watershed on April 5th. The section of the watershed that was cleaned sits between the Owings Mills and recently acquired Owings Mills North campuses. During this event, over 1100 items were collected in 3 hours. Some interesting pieces of waste were found including but not limited to: 6 tires, 15lbs. of astroturf, a tricycle, a fridge drawer, a propane canister and so much more. 

On April 21st, Stevenson’s Greenspring campus will have GreenFest, which is an entire event dedicated to being more environmentally friendly. During this all day event, there will be seminars in St. Paul Companies Pavilion on animal behavior, essential oils, green policing, environmental ethics and meditation stress management. There will also be live animals, vegan food, and beekeeper Dr. Matanoski on the quad to talk about the importance of our environment!

Congratulations to freshman biology major, Allison Bishop, who set a new school record in discus throw at the Danny Curran Invitational. Her throw of 32.18 meters was best in the field in this invitational hosted by Widener  It is great to see our students succeeding both in and out of the classroom.

The Nu Sigma chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society Induction held their induction ceremony on March 23, 2016 which was attended by family, friends and faculty. Dr. Rebecca Burgess was the invited speaker who gave a very interesting talk on the Pioneers of Science, both molecular and human. New officers were sworn in, and then 21 regular members, 4 graduate members, and 19 associate members were inducted into the society.

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