The McNair Program is named after this famous African American physicist who was also one of the first African American NASA astronauts. He would have spent time in the Adair House on campus.
This African American research chemist and pioneer in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine. He was also a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from the plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol.
If he was a professor at Truman, he probably would have taught in the Chemistry department.
Starting Monday, February 12, 2018 the MAC will be hosting a Black History Month Scavenger Hunt. It will continue through to the end of February. It’s super simple to play and a great way to learn, so we hope you’ll participate!
Each school day at 9:00am we will post a new clue on the MAC’s blog. Our most recent blog posts can be found at the bottom of the MAC homepage, or at http://mac.truman.edu/news. These clues will be tied to historical figures or events, and will direct you to buildings and areas around Truman’s campus.
When you find the information related to the day’s clue, take a selfie with it and share it on Instagram or Twitter with @Truman_MAC. You can also use #TSUBHM. Then, make sure to stop by the MAC to share the answer with one of our staff members. We are located in Baldwin Hall 109.
The first person every day to post their selfie and stop by our office with the correct answer will get a prize. We will also give out a prize at the end of the month for the person with the most right answers, so even if you’re not the first person, make sure to still stop by!
Happy learning, and Happy Black History Month!
The Supremacy Series is a four-program series presented by the Multicultural Affairs Center geared toward deepening the conversation and understanding of supremacy in the U.S. For more information about the series and the essay contest component, visit mac.truman.edu/supremacy.
The Real Life Oregon Trail
Nov. 8, 2017
Student Union Building Alumni Room
Do you remember the old game The Oregon Trail? Come participate in a real life game experience about settling the West. With so much to gain, who stands to lose?
Nov. 10, 2017
Student Union Building Down Under
An open reading poetry slam with all of the poetry centering the theme of supremacy. Open to anyone willing to sign up and showcase their poetry. Hosted by TruSlam.
Biology of Race Poster Presentations
Nov. 29, 2017
Student Union Building Georgian Room A
Ben Wodika’s biology research students have delved into the topic of the biology of race. They will be doing poster presentations with their findings. The conclusions may surprise you.
Session II Diversity in Leadership
Violette Hall 1000
Session III What Employers Want and How You Can Obtain it at Truman
Student Union Building Georgian Room B