|Near the entrance of Cheray, with Cheray cafe|
through those windows!
Cheray has 3 floors, and each is home to the labs and professor's offices for a different area of science. The first floor is for Physics, the second floor is Chemistry, and the third is Biology. As a Biology major and Chemistry minor, I've had all my labs here in Cheray! The labs themselves are big and have up-to-date equipment that is so cool to get hands on experience using. The lab sections are also limited in size, so even if you have a larger lecture class you will only have a maximum of around 20 students in your lab. This makes lab a really great time to ask for help and make personal connections with professors - no classes at St. Mike's are taught by TA's, so your lab will always be taught by a faculty member.
|The General Biology lab|
|The smallest classroom|
There are also some more traditional classrooms located on the second floor in Cheray, where I've met for pre-lab lecture many times and had a Statistics class. The classrooms in Cheray aren't just for sciences, and some of my friends have had various liberal studies classes taught in these classrooms.
Another one of my favorite things about Cheray is all the non-academic events that take place in it. There is a movie every Thursday night played in Cheray 101 as part of the St. Mike's film series. A different faculty member will choose a movie and give a short talk before it (not to mention there is free popcorn!). Our Student Association, Saint Mike's student government, also has their weekly meetings in Cheray 101. The SA is a really great club to get involved in if you're interested in representing your class and having a voice in what happens on campus, and anyone can go to the meetings.
Since we are nearing the end of the semester, there have been many honor society inductions occurring and the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors society induction was today! I was inducted into TriBeta last year, and was the Public Relations officer this year. The induction was held in Cheray 111 (the second largest lecture hall on campus), and was attended by lots of students, their families, and Biology faculty.
|Newly elected and outgoing Tri Beta officers|
|Induction of new members!|