Saturday, October 17, 2009

BGS organizes Geo Bowling Night

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This was held last Wednesday evening, organized by Ryan Lindsay and Aislyn Trendell. At maximum, between 20 and 25 students attended, and I'm sure that high jinks ensued (since it was reported to me as a HUGE success).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Almost Time . . .

. . . for the Fall 2009 Board Meeting.

It will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23rd in room E401, Baylor Sciences Building. The Homecoming Geology Department Open House will follow from 7:00-9:00 pm that same evening.

It will be good to see you guys again.

The agenda is available at this link. Don't forget the mineral sale, detailed just below, that will run from 11:00 to 6:00 that same day.

Finally too, we learned of the theme for the spring 2010 fieldtrip, "Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of Central Texas". The trip will be held on Saturday, February 13th and will probably include the following stops:

Lampasas Cut Plain, Lake Belton - led by Peter Allen and Lee Nordt

Owl Creek, late Pleistocene-Holocene floodplain and alluvial fan section with "spectacular" paleosols, Fort Hood Military Reservation - led by Holly Meier (Holly's Ph.D.) and an unnamed undergraduate leader

Brezina Farm, late Holocene floodplain-channel deposits on Williams Creek near Axtell, in McLennan County, TX, GEO 5340 Paleopedology and GEO 5342 Micromorphology class projects - led by Gary Stinchcomb and Aislyn Trendell with two undergraduate leaders

Finally, a Waco Mammoth Site, 68-72 kyr fluvial, colluvial and alluvial deposits with fossil Columbian mammoths located in Waco, TX - led by John Bongino (his M.S. thesis).

Apparently leaders do not get to have names until they reach at least graduate status or maybe the undergrad leaders have yet to be named. Either way, I'm pretty sure that they actually do have names but either we or they do not know them yet.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Need New Rocks?

The geology department received a bequest from an old alum of his gem and mineral collection. The samples are all mounted and labeled and are being sold on October 23rd for only a buck apiece!

Click here for the full-sized flyer (pdf).

Come see us. Buy rocks!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dr. Namy survives plane crash yesterday

A lot of you probably know Jerry Namy from his years at Baylor and beyond. He was in a plane crash yesterday afternoon. See this morning's Star Telegram article about the crash here. After we had read it, Art got on the phone and called around to some of the other ex-students in this area. He just walked in and let me know that Cliff Walker tells us Dr. Namy has a dislocated hip but otherwise will be OK.

I have his home address around here somewhere. If anyone would like to send a card or flowers, leave a comment here and I will supply it to you.