Northern Michigan University will officially recognize the renaming of the New Science Facility as Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall in a 1 p.m. public ceremony Friday, Sept. 20. Included in the ceremony, Northern will also name the building’s main lounge space as the David J. Lucas Atrium. The ceremony’s location will be near Laboratory 2208. Light refreshments will follow the program. The public is invited to attend.
Kathleen Shingler Weston, ‘29 – One of the first female NMU graduates to complete a medical degree, Dr. Weston was part of the team that developed the Salk polio vaccine. A renowned toxicologist, she was honored by President Lyndon B. Johnson as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Medical Women.”
David J. Lucas – Longtime physics professor and department head, Dr. Lucas served as director for NMU’s pre-medical/dental/health professional program and elevated it to be among the best in the nation. He was highly regarded for his research and work regarding the modeling of molecular structure.
The Facility – Part of the Glenn T. Seaborg Science Complex and formerly named the New Science Facility, Weston Hall opened in 2000. It is a three-story, 124,600 square-foot building. It currently houses the School of Nursing and the Departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences; and Psychological Science. Its specialty areas include more than a dozen teaching laboratories, several animal and plant research labs, extensive biology and chemistry stock rooms, modern cellular and molecular biology core rooms, and a tissue culture laboratory.
Friday, September 20 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Weston Hall (Formerly New Science Facility)
New Science Facility, Elizabeth Harden Dr, Marquette, MI 49855