The American Traditions 4-H club recently elected officers.

The American Traditions 4-H club recently elected officers.

They are Rebekah Abel, president; Matthew Knudsen, secretary; Grace Harger, vice president; Trevor Blumensheid and Greta Neilley, environmental officers; Jacob Broehl, recreation; Ben Abel, treasurer; Bradley Krak, historian; Christine Broehl, Katherine Tanner and Helen Darrough, news reporters; recreation officers Spencer Darrough and Knudsen; Seth Abel, safety officer; and Marta Neilley, health officer.

Author and food expert Michael Pollan will speak at Denison University on Wednesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in Swasey Chapel, 200 Chapel Drive.

Pollan will discuss the industrialization of food and agriculture and how it has affected consumers.

Pollan's appearance is the concluding event for the campuswide "Consumption" lecture series.

A number of tickets may be available to the general public, beginning on Wednesday, April 7, with a limit of two tickets per person.

To request tickets or for more information, contact Denison academic events coordinator Marlaine Browning at or call (740) 587-6206.

A Denison University faculty member has been granted a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (RCSA).

Joe Reczek, an assistant professor of chemistry, received $41,000 to investigate the possibilities of new organic chemistry compounds and their applications for solar cells.

The grant for the project, "Development of Modular Organic Columnar Liquid Crystals as Robust Sensitizers in Low-Cost Solar Cells," will fund two years of research at Denison.

Several Denison students work with Reczek on the project. In a press release, Reczek called research opportunities for students "incredibly important."

For more information about RSCA, visit For more information about Denison, visit

Women interested in joining the April New Directions class at the New Directions Career in Columbus are encouraged to register now.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 27 to May 21.

The New Directions Career Center is a nonprofit organization serving central Ohio for 30 years. It specializes in helping women attain and maintain financial self-sufficiency.

For more information, call (614) 849-0028, ext. 100.

NDCC is at 199 E. Rich. St.