GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 8
**IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE**
APRIL 27, FRI. -- HONORS & AWARDS CEREMONY
APRIL 27 – UW RIVER FALLS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
MAY 4, FRI. - GEOLOGY CLUB SPEAKER SERIES
UW OSHKOSH GEOLOGY CLUB AND DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
Dr. Joanne Tudge, UW Madison
Sediments, Ships and Subduction Zones: Deep-Sea Drilling at the Nankai Trough, Japan
Thursday, April 26
4:10 p.m. in HALSEY 109
LICENSURE REQUIRED FOR PRACTICE OF GEOLOGY IN WISCONSIN
The State of Wisconsin requires that geologists practicing in the State be licensed. In addition to a holding bachelor degree in geology, a geologist must pass two examinations administered by the State Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL) and also have five years of professional experience. Completing your geology degree here at UW Oshkosh is your first step. Then, during your last semester before graduation (after you have completed at least 24 credits in geology), you should plan to take the first exam, the "fundamentals examination." Instructions for applying to take this exam can be found on DRL's web site: http://www.drl.state.wi.us/profession_list.asp?locid=0.
**The deadline to apply for the next Fundamentals examination (October 5, 2012) is August 5, 2012. Information about the examinations can be found on the web site of the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) at: http://www.asbog.org. More detailed information about licensure can be found on the Department of Regulation and Licensing web site ( http://www.drl.state.wi.us/ ).
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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