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Sixth Annual Leland Wilson Lectureship to be held Sept. 26 at UNI<br>

September 18, 2002
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Paul Rider, professor and acting head of the UNI Department of Chemistry, (319) 273-2437
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A chemistry lecture honoring long-time professor of chemistry and department chair Leland Wilson will take place on the University of Northern Iowa campus with a presentation by Becky J. Lewis, UNI chemistry alumnus, Thursday, Sept. 26.

Lewis, in her 22nd year at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. will deliver the Sixth Annual Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture, 'From Bench Top to Marketplace' at 8 p.m, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Lewis, who holds two patents in stretch fabric formation, will take her listeners through the process of creating stretch fabrics and continue through to marketing. Her address is open to the public and free of charge.

Wilson, who died in 1993, was head of the UNI Department of Chemistry from 1968 to 1975. He received the Centennial Outstanding Alumnus Award from Eastern Kentucky University in 1974 and the UNI Dean's Award for Superior Achievement in 1979.