E.O. Grundset Lectures

e.o. grundset teaching

7:30 p.m., Thursday evenings (unless otherwise stated)
Lynnwood Auditorium (unless otherwise stated)

Presented by the Kappa Phi Chapter of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society and the Biology Department 

The E.O. Grundset Lecture Series, named in honor of Southern’s beloved biology professor of 35 years, hosts research presentations by biologists and other scholars.

Scheduled Lectures—Winter 2020

"In the Trenches: Clinical Encounters with the Mundane, Morose, and Miraculous." (CB-Careers in Biology)

Richard Moody, M.D,, Chattanooga Family Practice Associates, Chattanooga, Tennessee.   

Jan 16—7:30 p.m., Lynn Wood Hall Auditorium

A family physician's journey from Southern through medical school and into clinical practice.

"All Creatures Great and Small."  (CB-Careers in Biology)  

Molly Theus, Pre-DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens.

Feb 27—7:30 p.m., Lynn Wood Hall Auditorium

This talk will be a discussion about the journey to becoming a veterinarian.  It will cover the process of applying to veterinary school, possible career paths within veterinary medicine, and tips for succeeding while enrolled in a professional degree program.

"What Do 13,000 Dinosaur Bones Mean?"  (RS-Research) 


Keith Snyder, PhD, Dept. of Biology and Allied Health, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN.

Mar 26- 7:30 p.m. Lynn Wood Hall Auditorium

Dr. Snyder will present research he has been involved with over the past 11 years - trying to figure out how a massive bonebed formed in Wyoming.  He will discuss current data and possible interpretations of this bonebed.  Several of our students have participated in digging bones.  There will be a limited number of dinosaur bone fragments given out at the presentation.

Student Research Presentations (RS-Research)

Apr 9—7:30 p.m., Lynn Wood Hall Auditorium

Thesis and research students will present their original research.

"Why Science Starts with Faith." (RS-Research)

Douglas Axe, PhD,, Professor of Molecular Biology, Maxwell, Department of Biological Sciences, Biola University, CA.
Apr 23--7:30 p.m. Ackerman Auditorium
Are science and faith adversaries?  Although some would have us believe that they are--that they represent two fundamentally incompatible ways of forming beliefs--a correct understanding of faith shows this to be nonsense.  The truth is that science can't get off the ground without faith.