_______________________________________________________________________________________________
GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 4
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
__
**IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE**

MAR. 1, THURS. – GEOLOGY CLUB SPEAKER SERIES and book signing in Reeve Union Theatre room 307
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 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
IMPORTANT REMINDER -- GEOLOGY MAJORS MUST REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Geology majors: If your registration date for Fall Semester, 2012 has passed and you have not registered, don't delay another moment. If your registration date is yet to come, make sure you register as soon as that date arrives. The University will close classes with small enrollments, and we would not want to lose any course from our Fall Semester, 2012 offerings.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
GEOLOGY MAJORS SHOULD VOTE!

The Geology Club Officers Primary Election

Wednesday, February 22 through Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Ask Teresa for a ballot in the Department Office room 215.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
http://www.uwosh.edu/geology/Students/spkr%20s12.php                     

UW OSHKOSH GEOLOGY CLUB AND DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY


PRESENT

Dr. Dave Mickelson, UW Madison      

SPEAKING ON

Changes in glacial landforms and subglacial conditions in the ice-marginal zone of the Laurentide Ice Sheet from southern Wisconsin to Minnesota

Thursday, March 1, 2012
4:10 p.m. in Reeve Theatre room 307


There will be a book signing after the talk.

PUBLIC WELCOME.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE 2012 GEOLOGY CLUB BANQUET

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 at Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Rd., Oshkosh

5:00 p.m. Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Family-Style Dinner
Awards and slide show to follow


Remember--parents are invited!

For tickets, see Teresa in H215.
Cash or check (payable to:  UW Oshkosh Geology Club)

** RESERVATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 2. **

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Geology Club T-shirt orders
are now being taken. Click here for ordering form.
http://get.adobe.com/reader/
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
The Weis Earth Science Museum's 2012 Fox Rocks!
mineral, fossil & jewelry show will be held Sat., March 10, 10am-5pm, and Sun., March 11, 10am-4pm. This FREE, fun family event offers dealers, displays, demonstrations, door prizes, silent auctions, and kid's activities. It is held in the Student Union, Atrium and Emeritus Room on the UW-Fox Valley campus, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha, just down the hall from the museum. Admission to the museum is half price during the show. Visit http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/wesm/Events.html or call 920.832.2925 for information.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Undergraduate Geology Research Grants
The Department of Geology is pleased to announce its annual competition for undergraduate research grants. These funds are available thanks to the C.W. Fetter Endowed Research Fund, established through gifts from Dr. Fetter, emeritus faculty members, alumni, current faculty members, and friends. To qualify for one of these awards, which will average $200 to $400, a student must have submitted a research grant proposal to one or more of several undergraduate research funding sources. These grant opportunities were announced earlier in the academic year and include GSA, Sigma Xi, and UW Oshkosh (see links below for details). The proposal must have been written by the student, not the student’s research collaborator on the faculty. To be considered for a Geology Research Grant, the student should submit to the Department Chair a copy of the research proposal that was submitted to one of the above sources along with a cover letter that explains how much funding has already been received and from what sources. This year’s deadline for submission is April 6, 2012. Proposals will be judged based upon their scientific merit, the proposer’s academic background, and the budget justification.

FYI: Places to apply for undergraduate research grants:

Geological Society of America (GSA): http://www.geosociety.org/grants/ncgrant.htm#research

Sigma Xi: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml

UW Oshkosh: Undergraduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants: http://www.uwosh.edu/ugradgrants/instructions-and-help/proposers/call-for-proposals

Undergraduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Small Grants:  http://www.uwosh.edu/grants/forms/student-forms/Collaborative-Small-Grant-Application.pdf/view?searchterm=small%20grants

*  *  *  *  *  *  *