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Union Engineering, Chemistry, Physics Host Open House

JACKSON, Tenn.April 16, 2003 – Union University's Department of Chemistry and Physics and the Department of Engineering will host a joint open house 1:00-2:30 p.m. on April 25 in the Penick Academic Complex. Brief remarks and presentations will be made at 1:30. Tours and refreshments will be available in both departments throughout the afternoon.

"These open houses are an opportunity to visit two important academic program areas and see first-hand the exciting laboratory and teaching environments being enhanced by Union's generous benefactors," said Union president David S. Dockery. "The work being conducted by the faculty and students in these departments is representative of the academic excellence evident throughout Union University."

The Department of Chemistry and Physics recently received a major piece of research equipment from Vanderbilt University, made possible by the Miller Charitable Foundation and other donors.

The Department of Engineering has received grants from Maytag, TBDN and Dana-Plumley, along with significant backing from the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on Union's Department of Engineering, contact Don Van, professor of engineering, at (731) 661-5534. For more information on Union's Department of Chemistry and Physics, contact Randy F. Johnston, professor of chemistry, at (731) 661-5250.

Media contact: Chris Allen, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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