2017-18 Events

Check back for more of our 2017-2018 events!

Winter 2017

  • Mon February 5: Mark Brandon, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, will present "Cenozoic evolution of climate, topography, and tectonics in the Patagonian Andes." 5:30pm in A218. Open to the public. Pizza!
  • Wed March 7: Cassidy Jay, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, will present: "When the rules of plate tectonics break down: Modeling present-day subduction and rifting of continents." 5:30pm in A218. Open to the public. Pizza!
  • Tues March 20: Paul Genovese, Geophysicist/Owner, Grizzly Energy Resources LLC will present "Evolution of the Ardmore Basin, Oklahoma: An Odd-Structure Safari through an Inverted Aulacogen." 5:30pm in A218. Open to the public. Pizza!
  • Fri March 23: Environmental Careers Panel featuring Geology and Environmental Studies alumni.
    RESERVE A SPOT -- Reservations are not necessary but are very helpful. Thanks.
    3:30-4:15 panel discussion in P307 with:
    • Colleen Kiley '96, GIS Analyst, North Carolina's Division of Emergency Management
    • Cate Hight '00, Environmental Protection Specialist in the US EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation
    • Kelly Birkenhauer '07, Geologist with Trihydro Corporation
    • Julian Kindrish '14, Energy Finance at Telsa
    • Adele Irwin '15, NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy
    4:15-5:00 breakout sessions in the Great Hall
    5:00-6:00 networking with hors d'oeuvres in the Great Hall
  • Tues March 27: Clara Chan, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware, and Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer, will present: "The tiniest architects on Earth: how microbes make minerals." 5:30pm in A214. Open to the public. Pizza!
  • Fri March 30: Geology Thesis presentations by BS students, Class of 2018: Michael Cuilik, Shlomo Honig, Kira Tomenchok, and James Willey, 3:00pm in A214. Open to the public.
  • Tues April 3: Katie Cramer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego will present: "Anatomy of an ecological collapse: Reconstructing a timeline of long-term change in Caribbean coral reefs." 5:30pm in A214. Open to the public. Pizza!
  • Fri April 6: GIS poster session. Come see the great work from David Harbor's GEOL 260: GIS and Remote Sensing class! In the Great Hall, Time TBD.

Fall 2017

  • Sun Sept 17: Deadline to apply for Energy and the Environment Career Trip to DC over Reading Days. Stops will include visiting alums at NOAA, Advanced Resources International, FTI Consulting, HOAR construction, and Uber. Additional stops may include and energy trading/investment firm, the EPA, and Conservation International.
    Sept 22-23: Geology Alumni Reunion. Current geology majors welcome; please RSVP to Sarah Wilson wilsons@wlu.edu.
  • Thurs Sept 28: Greg Buppert, Sr Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, Lead Attorney in the Center's case against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. He will be reviewing the issue, what the current status is, and where it is going from here. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program. 6:00pm in Hillel 101.
  • Reading Days: Energy and the Environment Career Trip to DC. Stops will include visiting alums at NOAA, Advanced Resources International, FTI Consulting, HOAR construction, and Uber. Additional stops may include and energy trading/investment firm, the EPA, and Conservation International.
  • Fri Oct 27: Geology Department Informal! Time for majors, non-majors interested in geology, faculty and staff to enjoy chat and snacks -- and a geo department fun activity surprise . . . 3:30-4:30 in G22.
  • Fri Nov 3: Come join geology alums Jamie Small '81 and Ray Welder '91 for informal chat and snacks. Both Jamie and Ray are in the oil industry in Texas, with Icon Petroleum and Welder Exploration, respectively. 3:30-4:30 in A218.
  • Fri Nov 10: Dr. Aili Wang, Coordinator of the Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (Virginia Tech) will be leading a Recruitment Seminar. 3:00-4:00pm in G14. Refreshments at 2:40pm.
  • Tues Nov 14: Piotr Krzywiec, Professor, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, will present "Geology in Central Europe -- How it all started: The Early (XVI--XVIII Cent.) Development of Earth Sciences in Central Europe." 5:30pm in A214. Pizza will be provided. Open to the public.
  • Fri Dec 1: Geology's summer research and internships opportunities presentation will be from 3:30-4:30pm. This is a MANDATORY MEETING for non-senior geology majors. Non-majors are very welcome too. A218.
  • Mon Dec 4: Study break! Come de-stress with good food, dogs, puzzles, and more. Sponsored by Geology, Environmental Studies, and SEAL. 3:00-5:00pm in the Great Hall. Hope to see you there -- come for a few minutes or stay the whole time!