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MU Biology Club plans upcoming events

The Parthenon

Published: Friday, February 15, 2013

Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013 00:02

Marshall University’s biology club is encouraging new members to start the year off right.

The club takes several biology related trips each semester.

These events include going to Newport Aquarium, Columbus Zoo and West Virginia University’s medical school.

The group plans to visit Newport Aquarium, Saturday, Feb. 23, and Columbus Zoo, Saturday, April 13.

The Biology club will also help with the Brain Expo, by setting a table up in the Memorial Student Center on Earth Day and hosting an anatomy-themed bake sale.

On Earth Day, to benefit Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, the club will sell plants that were grown in the greenhouse.

Next semester, the group plans to visit the National Zoo and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday Moats, biology club president and sophomore cellular, molecular and medical biology major, said the group is advised by Dr. Frank Gilliam but is student-run
 “We are open to everyone’s suggestions for trips, and we vote on everything,” Moats said. “Myself and the other officers take care of executing the plans.”

The biology club’s events can be found on their website under the calendar tab.

Moats said anyone can join the club and that they have a wide variety of majors including biology, pre-med, chemistry, business and speech pathology.

“We have a lot of fun and are open to any suggestions,” Moats said.

Past group events include a bake sale in December 2012 where they raised $80 for Toys for Tots.

The biology club meets in room 382 in the Science Building, Mondays at 5 p.m.

Sarah Dyke can be contacted at


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