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)

Wednesday, Feb. 18

"Integrating seismic and foraminiferal biofacies analyses in upper Quaternary shelf to slope sediments of the Gulf of Alaska: insights into deglaciation, anoxia, ice stream movements" by Sally (Sarah) Zellers (candidate for Sedimentary Geology faculty position), 4 p.m., 1110 Rood Hall.

Friday, Feb. 20

"Revising the basement map of the Lower Peninsula: constraints from cores and cuttings" by Dr. Peter J. Voice, Western Michigan University, 1 p.m., 1118 Rood Hall.

Monday, Feb. 23

"Glacial geology evaluation for background soil survey using GIS" by David Slayton, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Friday, Feb. 27

"All shales are not created equal: a geochemical and depositional facies analysis of the Antrim Shale" thesis proposal defense by Nicholas R Panyard, 2 p.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

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.

Monday, March 30

Talk by John Esch, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Monday, April 13

Talk by John Gierke, Michigan Tech University.