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Seminar schedule

Join the geology, geography and environmental studies department for special lectures and presentations on a variety of topics in the geosciences.

  • Select Fridays
  • Time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: North Hall 078
  • Refreshments provided

 

Fall 2014 seminars

Friday, September 26 - Ian Noyes, Brian Hilbrands and Audrey Hughey, Joel Betts
Summer Student Research

Friday, October 3 - Suzanne Schulz, Planning Director, City of Grand Rapids
"Building a Sustainable City"

Friday, October 10 - Dave Koetje, Sunshine Cahill, Janaya Crevier, Sarah Hofman, Katy Gerber
"Community Gardens"

Friday, October 24 - Dr. Mike DeVivo, Geography Department, Grand Rapids Community College
"A Tale of Duplicity and Deception in American Geography"

Friday, November 14 - Dr. Deanna van Dijk, Calvin College
"Why do Michigan Dunes Change?"

Friday, November 21 - Chris Christensen, Hydrogeologist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
"Applied Environmental Geology from a DEQ Regulator's Perspective -- Case Studies and Q/A"

Thursday, December 4 - FYRES Student Research Presentations
*This seminar will start at 2:00PM, not our normal 3:30 PM

Past seminars

Spring 2014 seminars

Tuesday, March 4 - Dr. Roger Wiens - SB110 @ 3:45PM
"Exploring Mars with the Curiosity Rover and its Laser" (Note this is a Tuesday seminar and expected time to be 3:45 in SB110)

Friday, March 7 - Mr. John Ebers
"West Michigan Bee Keeping: History, Perspectives, and Environmental Stewardship"

Friday, March 14 - Dr. Jason E. VanHorn, Natasha Strydhorst, Cassidy Richard, David Doud, Peter Cahill, Deanna Geelhoed, Katie Burkley, and Annaka Scheeres
"Bee Keeping @ Calvin College"

Friday, April 25 - Mr. Chris Maike
"Geological Observations"

Several other presentations are awaiting confirmation

Fall 2013 seminars

Friday, September 27- Jason VanHorn, Calvin College Geography Department
"All the Secrets of Graduate School You SHould Know: Prep, GRE's, Letters, and Funding"

Friday, October 4- Joel Boot, Christian Reformed Church of North America
"Egyptian Politics and Christians Living in a Muslim World"

Friday, October 8- Dr. Stanley Vitton, Michigan Technological university: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
"Glacial Geology of the Ontonagon River"

Friday, October 18 - Gabe LePage and Lucas Vander Bilt
"Thin Soil in South Gondar" (LePage), "Investigation of the Syndicate Park Subdivision Dune Area" (Vander Bilt)

Friday, October 25- Bill SooHoo and Chengbi Liu
"Mapping Plaster Creek and Application Construction"

Friday, November 1- Phil Gersmehl, Central Michigan University
"What neuroscience tells up about spatial thinking, GIS design, and geographic education"

Friday, November 8 - Dr. Gerry VanKooten, Calvin College Geology Department
"Drilling Black Gold in Alaska"

Spring 2013 seminars

Friday, February 8 - Brian Ferwerda, University of South Florida, Geology Department
"Spatial Analysis of Volcanology"

Friday, March 8 - Yirgalem Habtemariam, Calvin College, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Department
"Manipulating the Rule”: Understanding Informal Urban Land Transaction in African Cities"

Monday, March 11 - Jane Stadler
"Landscape and the Western Genre in Australian Cinema" (Note: this seminar will be at 3:30pm in the Commons Alumni Board Room)

Tuesday, March 26 - Adam Koster
"Predicting Hazards in the Los Tuxtlas Volcanic Field, Veracruz, Mexico" (Note: this seminar will be at 3:30pm in North Hall 078)

Friday, April 5 - PJ Hill
"The Not-So-Wild, West West"

Friday, April 19 - FYRES Mentors
"Undergraduate Research Experiences - Dunes, Dunes, Dunes"

Friday, April 25 - FYRES Mentors
"Undergraduate Research Experiences - Dunes, Dunes, Dunes" (continued)

Friday, April 26 - Ryan Bebej
"Fossil Evidence for the Evolutionary History of Whales"

 

For information on seminars prior to Spring of 2013, contact Cheryl Hoogewind at choogewi@calvin.edu.