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We'd Like to Stay in Contact with You
Three times a year, we plan to send an e-newsletter to alumni, highlighting stories about students, researchers, other alumni, and upcoming events. We also plan to send an annual print piece with highlights and may send occasional postcards if there is a major event, such as Geology's 100th anniversary celebrations next year. Certain degree programs, such as Marine Resource Management, offer an opt-in listserv of open job postings in the industry.
If you would like us to be able to find you, please fill out this Alumni Contact Form, which will be emailed to the Office of the Dean. Thank you.
Geology 100th anniversary celebrations, June 2014
See the Geology at One Hundred page for more information.
History of Geology at OSU
A Brief History of Geology at Oregon State University, 1913-2014 by Anita Grunder, Jenda Johnson, Mike DiCianna, Henri Sanville, and John Dilles is available at Scholar's Archive.
Also see The first 50 years (1.7MB PDF) and The second 50 years (1.8MB PDF) timelines.
Multi-platform "Flip Book" Published
For the first time this winter, the College placed a 16-page insert inside the Oregon Stater that will be delivered to all CEOAS alumni. See this as a tablet-friendly, digital flip book.
Also, please check out the Geology Pop Quiz for all OSU alumni, on page 12 of Oregon Stater. The quiz was written by Anita Grunder
2013 College Highlights
This year's CEOAS Highlights (pdf) describes a selection of faculty and student projects across the college. Stories are divided into coastal oceanography, climate change, water resources, solid earth geology, elemental cycles and food webs, natural hazards such as earthquakes, GIScience, and ocean/air flows. Eight new faculty members are introduced.
- Jeremy Childress (MS, Marine Resource Management, 2011) received the Ocean News and Technology Award from the Marine Technology Society. Jeremy works at the Sexton Company, where he provides engineering and design services in the development of custom underwater enclosures used in marine research applications.
- CEOAS hosted the annual 'Friends of the Beaver' event at AGU in December 2012, which was well attended by alumni at the conference. Next year we'll get a larger venue! We hope that you can come in 2013.
- The new buildings of the Institute of Oceanographic Investigations at Autonomous University of Baja California (http://www.uabc.mx/) were dedicated at the Ensenada campus to the memory of Dr. Katuso Nishikawa-Kinomura, (PhD, Marine Chemistry, 1978).
- Margaret Leinen has been elected to President of the Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union. She has an MS in geological oceanography from OSU in 1975.
- Oregon Public Broadcasting aired “Night with Warren Washington,” a look at the life and career of one of the nation’s leading atmospheric scientists, on November 4. Washington has a bachelor’s degree in physics (1958) and a master’s degree in meteorology (1960) from OSU. He served as chairman of the National Science Board and received the National Medal of Science from President Obama in 2010.
- Tracy Vallier, Geoscience PhD from OSU, has been cited in the U.S. House of Representatives for his lifelong commitment to the geology of Hells Canyon.
- Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop was honored at the 2012 Homecoming weekend by the OSU Alumni Association for her work as scientist, teacher, public educator, and journalist. She has written several books, including In Search of Ancient Oregon (Oregon Book Award for non-fiction) and Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Geology, which has been accepted by OSU Press.