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GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 5
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**IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE**

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 

Geology newsletter volume 27 number 5_______________________________________________________________________________________________
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.
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GEOLOGY MEETING
Thursday, March 8
4:10 p.m., Harrington - Room 217


This meeting is for:
All Geology and Earth Science majors.
Potential Geology and Earth Science majors.

It is a chance to:
Meet the faculty.
Learn about the geology program and planning ahead.
Learn about research and field trip opportunities.
Learn about the Geology Club and their activities.
Learn about the job situation and how the Department can help.
Learn about grad school and how to plan for it.

And:
Meet other Geology majors.
Have free pizza with the Geology Club at Players (5th and Ohio), (back room) following the meeting.
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LAST CALL--

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)
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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

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