The Dow/Karabatsos Lecture Series in Chemistry has for two decades enriched the experience of workers in the chemical sciences at MSU. As is evident from the list of distinguished speakers, this lectureship has provided opportunities for students and faculty to interact with outstanding researchers from all areas of chemistry. We are grateful to Dow for ongoing support which permits us to continue the tradition of visits by such outstanding scholars and teachers. The Department has started an endowment for this lecture series in honor of Professor Gerasimos J. Karabatsos.