We are excited to bring to you the second issue of ChemConnections , the Holiday edition! There have been many accomplishments that we are excited to share with you in this edition. I am hoping to stay in contact with you, our alumni. A special occasion is coming up next year - IUPUI is turning 50! This is quite a milestone from its beginning on 38th Street. The campus continues to grow and new students come in with new energy and enthusiasm. The core values remain the same, and you are at the heart of them. Please take part in the celebration. After all, this is your university and because of your success, IUPUI and the department are successful.