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April 4, 2014

Welcome to our Newest Major:  Brooke Ford - Geol.  We are excited to have you join our department! Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best support you with your goals. (Geol = Geology major, AEG = Applied Environmental Geosciences major, EST = Earth Science Teaching major)

Doc Eaton Earns Distinguished Teaching Award: Dr. Jeff Eaton has been named the recipient of the College of Science's 2014 Spence Seager Distinguished Teaching Award. The selection committee particularly cited Jeff's commitment to field-based instruction and his long history of mentoring undergraduate research. Congratulations, Jeff, on this well deserved honor.

Mark Your Calendars I: The Department of Geosciences Year-End Picnic & Party will be held at Beus Pond Park on Friday, April 18, beginning at 4 pm. Food and family fun will be provided by the Geology Club and Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Keep your eyes open for flyers around the department or in the Majors' Room for more information.

Mark Your Calendars II: The College of Science's Academic Honors and Awards Program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, in Lind lecture Hall, beginning at 7 pm. All Geoscience students who are receiving a scholarship or tuition waiver for 2014-2015 should plan to attend, as well as our graduating seniors receiving academic awards or honors. We look forward to congratulating you on your academic achievements.

Geoscience Student Honored for Research: The Office of Undergraduate Research has named Kari Godfrey (Geology senior) the College of Science Outstanding Student Researcher for 2014. Kari has been working with Dr. Eaton on a field-based project investigating Campanian strata of the Kaiparowits Basin in southern Utah.  

Please Participate in Course Evaluations: Course evaluations begin this Sunday, April 6, and will continue through Sunday, April 20. Your feedback is very important to us, and we are hoping for full participation.  After Sunday, you will notice a new course evaluation channel in your eWeber Portal, and will receive an email invitation and subsequent reminders.  If you have just a couple of minutes right now, you can scan this QR code and answer the questions with your phone or tablet.

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Final Exam Schedule:  The end is near! Spring semester final exams will begin Tuesday, April 22, and run through Thursday, April 24. Click here for more information.

Website of the Week:  Acoustics & Vibration Animations (see actual wave patterns that occur as a result of various earthquakes);  http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/demos/waves/wavemotion.html   - Recommended by Dr. Jim Wilson.        

Photo of the Week:  

sed strat field trip.jpgGroup photo from Dr. Eaton's Sed/Strat field trip last weekend. The group was hosted by Paul Anderson (center kneeling, with Maggie the field dog) and Mary Ann Wright at their property in Emery, UT, which includes the historic out buildings from the 1870s in the background. Paul Anderson is a consulting geologist and expert on the deltaic facies of the Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone. (Photo credit: Mary Ann Wright)

Have a great weekend​!

Marianne Bischoff

Admin Specialist, x 7139

Dr. Jeff Eaton

x 6225

Dr. Rick Ford

Chair, x 6942

Dr. Michael Hernandez

x 8186

Dr. Marek Matyjasik

x 7726

Dr. Jim Wilson

x 6208

Dr. Adolph Yonkee

x 7419

 

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