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Program: We will have dinner at 6:00. Because dinner will be provided (chicken and side dishes), We ask that you bring a dessert or side dish to share.
All those (and we hope it’s everyone) participating in the White Elephant Gift Exchange should bring a $5.00 to $10.00 fish related item that is new (or in like-new or gently used condition) and gift wrapped to put under the tree. Please do not place a tag on the item. The drawing will take place following dinner and/or dessert.
November Program: Diversity and Speciation in Darters
PhD candidate Rachel Moran will give a program on Diversity and Speciation in Darters this Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Plant Sciences Laboratory on the U of I campus.
Rachel is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Becky Fuller in the Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in sexual selection, speciation, and the evolution of color patterns in fish. Her dissertation research focuses on examining which mechanisms are driving the evolution of reproductive isolation and diversification in darters, a speciose group of North American stream fishes.
The meeting location is at 1125 Plant Sciences Laboratory, 1201 S. Dorner Drive Urbana, IL 61801. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and will remain open until 7:00. Enter through the eastern most door on the north side of the building. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
September 5, 2015
Join us at 7:00pm, Saturday, September 5, for our first program of the fall season. It'll be a meet and greet and opportunity to learn more about CAFE. The evening will end with a fun and entertaining trivia game for beginner and advanced fish keepers.
Would you like to have a shirt with the CAFE logo embroidered on it? Here's your opportunity! You bring your own shirt. Mark on the shirt (using a cloth pencil or pin) where you'd like the center of the 3 x 3 logo to go. Bring the shirt along with $7 for the embroidery to any meeting. Shirts will be returned to you at the following meeting. For more information, contact Susan Stearns at 217-595-5052 or susan at sbstearns dot us.