Speakers for PSU Geology's winter seminar have been finalized. These are always very enjoyable lectures. Afterwards there are cookies and coffee and an opportunity to chat with the speaker. The seminar occurs Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm in Cramer Hall S17.
March 1: Corina Forson – Washington Dept. of Natural Resources Geothermal Resources in Washington State
March 15: Elizabeth Cassel – University of Idaho Volcanic glass as a paleoclimate indicator
It was 3 weeks before Christmas and all was joyous at the 2016 GSOC Holiday Party. A good selection of entrees and salads, and a vast array of desserts were gobbled up by the participants. Then our fine musicians led a selection of Christmas standards and provided a magical atmosphere. The eating and singing were followed by a slide show of this past year’s field trips.
GSOC members coming to attend the November Friday night lecture were dismayed that the scheduled speaker, Harish Palani of Sunset High School, was unable to attend due to the nearby riots occurring in downtown Portland as a result of the recent national election. GSOC VP Rik Smoody quickly came up with the idea of holding a science bowl with the audience. That was followed by a discussion by GSOC President Bo Nonn about his September trip to the south Oregon coast.
President Bo Nonn called the meeting to order at the home of Carol Hasenberg. Board members present constituting quorum were Rik Smoody, Dawn Juliano, Paul Edison-Lahm, Marty Muncie, Larry Purchase, Janet Rasmussen, and Sheila Alfsen. The minutes from our October and August meetings were approved.
Photo of GSOC Past Presidents at 81st Annual GSOC Banquet From left to right: Richard Bartels, Beverly Vogt, Larry Purchase, Evelyn Pratt, Jane Walpole, Carol Hasenberg, Rik Smoody, Sheila Alfsen, Clay Kelleher, Janet Rasmussen.