The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a seminar series, student proposal sessions and thesis defenses. 

Location and time for seminar series: 1118 Rood Hall at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Monday, Nov. 24

"Integrated geological resources management - a template from Yellowstone National Park" by Dr. Paul K. Doss, University of Southern Indiana.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

"Geochemical investigation of the origin of the Back Forty volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in Menominee County, Michigan", thesis proposal defense by Anthony Boxleiter, 12:30 p.m., 1107 Rood.

"Petrological and geochemical evaluation of the Sturgeon Falls Igneous Body in relationship with Penokean Orogenic Belt", proposal defense by Jonathan Haynes, 9 a.m., 1120, Rood Hall.

Monday, Feb. 2

"What lies below: Evidence for pre-late Wisconsin glacial and non-glacial sediments in western Michigan" by Pat Colgan, Grand Valley State University.

Monday, Feb. 16

Talk by Jeffrey Howard, Wayne State University.

Monday, Feb. 23

"Glacial Geology Evaluation for Background Soil Survey Using GIS" by David Slayton, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Monday, March 2

"The use of innovative stormwater management techniques to retrofit an suburban college campus" by Don Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University.

Monday, March 16

"Loess in Southwestern Michigan? Absolutely!" by Randy Schaetzl, Michigan State University.

Monday, March 23

Talk by Tyrone Rooney, Michigan State University.