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"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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School of Communication Studies and the Fine & Performing Arts

Fine Arts Studies Department

Major Productions

At the Mercy of Ruin *
2011
Spring
Times' Up (from All in the Timing) +
2011
Spring
Coppelia, a comedic ballet
2011
Spring
Icarus
2010
Fall
Romeo and Juliet
2010
Spring
Running for the Storm Cellar from Escaping Tornado Season *
2009
Fall
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
2009
Spring
Relationships *
2008
Fall
Proud Monster *
2008
Spring
The Diviners
2008
Spring
Lemonade and I'm Herbert
2007
Fall
Modern Martyr *
2007
Spring
Macbeth
2007
Spring
The Glass Menagerie
2006
Fall
Incident at Thompson Slough and Other Stories *
2006
Fall
The Vagina Monologues +
2006
Spring
A Small, Good Thing *
2006
Spring
Body My House
2006
Spring
No Exit +
2005
Spring
Elliot Enacted *
2004
Fall
The Fantasticks
2004
Spring
Agnes of God
2003
Fall
Silver Voices *
2003
Spring
The Vagina Monologues +
2003
Spring
Shades and Shadows of Violence *
2002
Fall
Talking With
2002
Spring
Our Town
2002
Spring
Greater Tuna
2001
Spring
Canadian Gothic
2000
Fall

* denotes original scripting and adaptation
+ denotes student-directed and -designed productions

 

 

Towards the Synthesis of a Guanidine- like Organo- catalyst

Rebecca Smrke

In the last decade, N-based heterocycles have surfaced as useful organocatalysts. With strong Lewis basicity, a rigid structure that allows for strong resonance, and electronic distribution, these catalysts become useful in both medicinal and industrial chemistry purposes. The desire to created new and unique cyclic guanidine catalysts has generated interest in this field. We proposed to synthesize cyclic guanidine catalysts through a short three step process: (1) alkylation of a commercial imidazoline, (2) annulations with the use of a β-aminocarboxylic acid under dehydrating conditions, and (3) thermal elimination. The first step, alkylation, was successfully completed. In step 2, the annulations reaction, there is evidence that it may have proceeded, but more research is needed to verify the result. As such, the final step of forming an organocatalyst, elimination, could not be completed. In the future, the reaction will be optimized to yield the desired product.

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