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GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 1
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Dear Geocolleagues:

Welcome back! For those of you who are new on this mailing list, this is the Newsletter of the Department of Geology. Its objective is to provide news and information that will be useful to students. Watch for events like field trips and speakers as well as opportunities like grad schools and jobs. Teresa Brown, our Academic Dept. Associate (secretary), is the editor. She will include news of Geoclub (see the Geoclub Web page for the schedule for Spring Semester Speaker Series:  http://www.uwosh.edu/geology/Students/geoclub.html) and other student-related organizations if someone provides her with it.

I hope everyone has a great year.

Bill Mode
Chair, Department of Geology

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**IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE**

FEB. 2, THURS. -- TA/TUTOR MEETING FOR STUDENTS EMPLOYEES, 4:10 p.m. in Student Study Lounge, Harrington Room 118
MAR. 8, THURS. --  GEOLOGY MAJORS INFORMATION MEETING (free pizza afterwards at Players) at 4:10 p.m. in H217
MAR. 10, SATURDAY -- GEOLOGY CLUB BANQUET at Robbins Restaurant, Oshkosh
APRIL 19, THURS. – CELEBRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
APRIL 22-24 -- GSA NORTH CENTRAL SECTION ANNUAL MEETING, Dayton, OH
APRIL 22-25 -- AAPG ANNUAL MEETING, Long Beach, CA
APRIL 27, FRI. -- HONORS & AWARDS CEREMONY
APRIL 27 – UW RIVER FALLS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

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VOTE!--NOMINATING ELECTION

The Vedder Award is given to the student who demonstrates enthusiasm for and dedication to field geology.

CAST YOUR BALLOT IN THE DEPARTMENT OFFICE,  ROOM 215, MONDAY, JAN. 30 THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 2.
ALL GEOLOGY MAJORS SHOULD VOTE. SEE TERESA FOR A BALLOT.

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THERE WILL BE A MEETING FOR FIELD GEOLOGY 344 – SUMMER FIELD CAMP 2012 (Wasatch Mountains, Utah) on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4:10 p.m. in Harrington 217
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Neville Museum Geology Club Scholarship


The Neville Museum Geology Club awards a $300 scholarship to a geology student from northeast Wisconsin. The deadline for applications is March 15. Click here for the application form.

http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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New Scholarship


Merlin E. Silverthorn Scholarship:  For undergraduate Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Health, Environmental Studies (Environmental Science Emphasis), Medical Technology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics or Physics majors who have at least one year of school remaining.  Awards are based on academic performance and financial need.  Amount is about $2500.  Deadline for applications is February 10, 2012.  This link will take you to the application form. http://www.uwosh.edu/biology/funding-for-students/silverthornapp2012.doc
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Raaf Scholarship

Geology students are encouraged to apply for the Daniel Raaf Scholarship if they meet the qualifications in the application materials.  The scholarship is for $5,000 and the application deadline is February 15, 2012.
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - American Institute of Professional Geologists


Scholarships are given to assist students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Up to four scholarships will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological sciences majors who are at least sophomores.

Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be made to eligible students attending a college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are to be used to support tuition and/or room and board.

Scholarships are eligible to any student who is majoring in geology (or earth science), is at least a sophomore, and is attending a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can apply. Also, the student must be either a student member of AIPG or must have applied for student membership at the time the application for the scholarship is submitted.

Each student who is awarded a scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional Geologist. The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional issue.

Applicants must submit: a letter of interest with name, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone number; proof of enrollment in an eligible geological sciences program, transcripts; an original one-page essay on why the applicant wants to become a geologist; and a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic work.

The application packet should be submitted to:
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Attn: Education Committee Chr.,
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Thornton CO 80241

For questions regarding the application process call (303) 412-6205 or e-mail: aipg@aipg.org. Applications must be received by February 15th, 2012.
Scholarships are awarded the month of September. Awards will be based on the content and creativity of the essays as judged by the Education Committee. The decisions of the Education Committee are final.

Wendy J. Davidson
Assistant Director
wjd@aipg.org
 
American Institute of Professional Geologists
National Headquarters
12000 N. Washington Street, Suite 285
Thornton, CO 80241-3134
(303) 412-6205, Fax (303) 253-9220
www.aipg.org, aipg@aipg.org   Follow AIPG on FaceBook and LinkedIn
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SUMMER FIELD PROGRAMS (See Student Study Lounge room 118 for details.)

University of Minnesota-Duluth (http://www.d.umn.edu/prc/fieldcamp)
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SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS (See Student Study Lounge room 118 for details.)

University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (http://www.esci.umn.edu/dept/programs/interns.html)         
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TUTORING FOR STUDENTS IN 100-LEVEL GEOLOGY COURSES WILL BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 6 IN HARRINGTON 114 AND IS AVAILABLE ON

Monday -- 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. – Tim Stadler
Tuesday -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Ben Sanderfoot
Wednesday -- 5:30- 7:30 p.m. – Katelyn Kane
 
Stephanie Bushar is the backup tutor.
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FOR THE SPRING '12 SEMESTER, HARRINGTON HALL WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 P.M. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SIGN UP SHEET OUTSIDE H118 IF YOU PLAN ON COMING.

***ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ON ELMWOOD AVENUE***

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT AFTER-HOURS BUILDING PASS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BUILDING.
SEE TERESA IN THE GEOLOGY OFFICE, ROOM 215.

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