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, Oct. 27

"Geosciences career management" by Karen Steeno, Western Michigan University.

Friday, Oct. 31

"Geochemical investigation of the origin of the Back Forty volcanogenic massive Sulfide Deposit in Menominee County, Michigan" thesis proposal defense by Anthony Boxleiter, 11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

Monday, Nov. 3

"Insights into the origin of iron oxide - apatite ore deposits" by Adam Simon, University of Michigan.

Friday, Nov. 7

"A remote sensing based early warning system for algal blooms in Kuwait bay and coastal waters", thesis defense by Cameron J. Manche, 10:30 a.m., 1192 Rood.

Monday, Nov. 10

"First days of a crystallizing Pegmatite magma: constraints from nature and experiments" by Mona Sirbescu, Central Michigan University.

Monday, Nov. 17

"The impact of visualizations in promoting informed natural resource decisions " by Sheldon Turner, Northern Illinois University.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

"Petrological and geochemical evaluation of the Sturgeon Falls Igneous body", proposal defense by Jonathan Haynes, noon, 1107 Rood Hall.

Monday, Nov. 24

"Geological resources management " by Paul Doss, University of Southern Indiana.