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GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 7
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 **IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE**

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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Three Research Grants Awarded from the C.W. Fetter, Jr. Endowed Research Fund

Collin Dischler, Matt Hiebing, and Krista Kroeninger each have been awarded $350 research grants from the C.W. Fetter, Jr., Endowed Research Fund. Collin’s research is entitled “3D Modeling of Battle Injuries on Dinosaurs;” he will collaborate with Dr. Joe Peterson on the project. Matt Hiebing’s project will be undertaken in collaboration with Dr. Jen Wenner. Its title is “Petrographic Study of Intraflow Variation Within Primitive Basalt Eruptions of the Poison Lake Chain” (Lassen Volcanic Park, California). Dr. Wenner will also collaborate on Krista Kroeninger’s project “Residence Time of Small-Volume Basalts in Arcs: An Electron Microprobe Study to Characterize Modification Processes in the Poison Lake Chain, California.” Congratulations to all three student researchers for receiving the grants.
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Congratulations to Eric Hiatt who has been selected to receive the University's 2012 Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award!

Congratulations to Tim Paulsen for his selection as the Edward M. Penson Endowed Professor!
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The UW-Oshkosh Geology Department and Geology Club Present

Geology Student Research Symposium

Come see examples of research other undergraduate Geology Majors are doing.

Thursday, April 12 at 4:10 PM in Harrington 217

Refreshments will be provided.
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY LAB TEACHING ASSISTANTS AND TUTORS

The Geology Department is now accepting applications for positions as Laboratory Teaching Assistants and Tutors for the fall 2012 semester. Everyone who wishes to be a T.A. and/or Tutor must apply, including those who are currently employed.

The requirements for qualification as a T.A./Tutor are:
A) The student must be a major or a minor in the discipline to serve as a proctor in the Department's program.
B) The student must have completed at least 60 university credits with an accumulated GPA of at least 2.80. In addition, the student must have completed at least 15 credits (including core courses where applicable) toward his/her major or minor and must have at least a 3.00 grade point average in the courses offered by the major or minor department.
C) The student must have already completed the course for which he or she will proctor with at least a B grade. Alternatively, the student must have completed a higher level course covering the course material with at least a B grade. D) Student must be able to TA and tutor all introductory geology courses Physical Geology, Evolution of the Earth, and Environmental Geology. This means that as a TA or tutor, the student will be prepared to answer questions or at least to know where to find answers in the text book or lab manual.
D) Student must be able to TA and tutor all introductory geology courses: Physical Geology, Evolution of the Earth, and Environmental Geology. This means that as a TA or tutor, the student will be prepared to answer questions or at least to know where to find answers in the text book or lab manual.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO TERESA IN THE GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT OFFICE, HARRINGTON 215 BY MAY 11, 2012.


Click here for an application, or see Teresa.

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NOTE: Students should visit the Financial Aid Office ASAP to find out if they are eligible for Work-Study. They are accepting applications NOW. Funds are distributed to those who are eligible on a first come, first served basis.
Students are encouraged to apply for Work-Study, as this will enable the Department to hire more students. Thank you!

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