December 01, 2017

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Welcome to Our Newest Majors:

Gavin Waldoch - Geol, & Joshua Titensor - AEG. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best support you with your goals. (Geol=Geology major, AEG=Applied Environmental Geosciences major, EST=Earth Science Teaching major)

Free Tour of Natural History Museum of Utah:

Geoscience majors are invited to a free tour of the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 10:30 AM. The museum is located at 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake, and we are meeting there.

Please sign up in advance (there are forms in the majors' room & in the dept office), so we know who is joining us. Please contact Judy Smith or Dr. Ford with questions, or last-minute RSVPs.

Please Participate in Course Evaluation Surveys:

Your evaluations and feedback, especially your written comments, are very important as we work to improve our teaching and course materials. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the online evaluations. You can scan this QR code image, or go directly to

The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved:

Frontiers of Science, University of Utah, Dr. Robert Hazen presents, "The Story of Earth: How Life & Rocks Co-evolved," Thursday, December 7, 6:00 p.m., Aline W. Skaggs Bldg. (ASB) room 220. 

For more information, please visit

GeoCorps America™ and Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP):

The GSA GeoCorps America™ program and the National Park Service Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) will have Summer 2018 positions posted in early December.
The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. For full information, click on any of these links, or view their program flyer here.

Entrepreneurship Minor:

Did you know Weber State offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship? You can finish the minor with 15 credits in only 3 semesters. You could also walk away with $15,000 by the time you finish if you decide to start business while enrolled.

For more information, feel free to reach out to Brandon Stoddard, Director, Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center at (801) 626-7205 or

GSA Geoscience Job Board:

Take a few moments to search through the GSA Geoscience Job Board, as there are many opportunities for Geoscience students.

These include fellowships, jobs, and internships, and are for positions at GSA and other organizations across the United States.

Come in for Advising:

The Spring 2018 course schedule is now available online. As you consider your choices, please come touch base with your departmental faculty advisor to discuss your course selections, and overall degree progress. The advisors are listed below. Academic Advising can save you time, effort & money -- come see us!   

Send Us Your Photos:

We'd love to feature your geoscience-related photos in future issues of our newsletter! Whether you are on a field trip, working on a class project, or anything else on your own time, please pull out your phone and grab a few shots to send us.

Email them to, or bring them in on a flash drive. Thanks!

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Photo of the Week:

Department majors, Judy Smith & Gary Sticht, share the wonders & excitement of Geosciences with attendees at Science Day. (Photo credit: Dr. Rick Ford)
Have a great weekend!

The Department of Geosciences faculty & staff

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