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GC Honors Emeriti Professors Siefken and Tomaschke

by Rachel Heston-Davis GC Honors Emeriti Professors Siefken and Tomaschke

The Department of Engineering and Physics at Greenville College announces a weekend event on April 7-9 to honor professors emeriti of physics Hugh Siefken and Harry Tomaschke for their years of service to the College’s physics program. The event also provides a glimpse into the exciting future of engineering at Greenville College.

Physics and engineering alumni will gather Friday night for an invitation-only dinner with keynote speaker Mark Gunggoll. Siefken and Tomaschke, who boast more than 60 years of teaching at GC between them, will receive servant-leader plaques from former GC president Robert “Ish” Smith, followed by an open mic to invite alumni reflections and memories about the two distinguished professors.

Public events begin Saturday morning in Snyder Hall of Science, Room 104, with coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m., physics and engineering alumni will give a series of brief talks about their studies under Siefken and Tomaschke. The morning includes a brief introduction to the College’s future plans for the physics and engineering program, which draw on the legacy of hands-on learning and student research that Siefken and Tomaschke fostered during their teaching years. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour Snyder Hall of Science and the physics and engineering areas.

Following lunch in the Armington Center on campus, guests will regroup in Snyder at 12:45 p.m. to hear talks including Hugh Siefken’s presentation, “Cathedrals and Accelerators.” A public reception for Siefken and Tomaschke will take place from 3-4 p.m. for those who’d like to greet and chat with the emeriti professors.

Siefken will cap the weekend with his talk “Evidence of a Creator” on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the FMY Room of the Greenville Free Methodist Church, 1367 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246.

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This story was published on April 05, 2017

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