NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT

 

March 2014: 2014 Honors Night

The Department celebrated the accomplishments of students with a reception and awards ceremony.

 

March 2014: Dr. Carl Drummond ('88) Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department held a reception and presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Carl Drummond.

 

April 2013: C. Scott Southworth ('79) Receives 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department held a reception and presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to C. Scott Southworth.

 

April 2013: Dr. Kristen St. John Receives 2013 General Education Distinguished Teacher Award

The Department is very proud to announce that Dr. Kristen St. John has received the General Education Distinguished Teacher Award.  Dr. St. John was recognized for her teaching in GGEOL 115: Earth Systems and Climate Change.

 

March 2013: 2013 Honors Night

The Department celebrated the accomplishments of students with a reception and awards ceremony.

 

November 2012: Mineral Trip to the Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines

Professor Lance Kearns knows the best geologists are the ones who get to see the most rocks.  That's why he and his wife, geology lecturer Cindy Kearns, annually take students to see rocks and minerals they can't see in the Shenandoah Valley.

http://www.jmu.edu/news/2012/11/02-geology-mineral-trip.shtml

 

October 2011: JMU Mineral Museum featured on "Mineral Bliss" blog

The Mineral Museum and curator Dr. Lance Kearns were mentioned as the first stop on a tour highlighting Appalachian minerals

http://mineralbliss.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-rate-appalachian-mineral-vacation.html

 

September 2011: Ireland Trip Provides Travel-Abroad Opportunity for Future Teachers

Dr. Eric Pyle and Dr. Mike Renfroe (Biology) have developed a study abroad course, Earth and Environmental Science in Ireland, for in-service and pre-service teachers

http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11747.shtml

 

September 2011: Learning What Lies Beneath

 JMU students help with aftershock monitoring of August 23 Virginia Earthquake

http://www.jmu.edu/bethechange/stories/va_earthquake.shtml

 

February 2011: JMU Research Sharpens Global Landmine Removal Practices

Research by Dr. Tony Hartshorn, Dr. Liz Johnson, and Dr. Kevin Davies (Chemistry) analyzes aging landmines

http://www.jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/2011AgingLandmineStudy.shtml

 

January 2011: Valley geology displayed in Google Earth

Dr. Steve Whitmeyer presented an interactive geologic map of the Valley highlighting the use of geospatial technologies in the classroom

http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11433.shtml

 

December 2010: Can archaeologists and geologists put a cemetery back together?

JMU Geology major Tim Charlton works with Dr. Anna Courtier, Dr. Carole Nash (ISAT), and Dr. Tony Hartshorn to investigate a local, 18th century family cemetery.

http://www.jmu.edu/news/2010LandesCemetery.shtml

 

November 2010: What lies beneath the Valley's crust? Local landmark may have answers

Dr. Liz Johnson's work at Mole Hill with JMU students Adam Wegner and Brittany Sacco investigates the remains of a local volcanic eruption nearly 50 million years ago

http://www.jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/2010ElizabethJohnson.shtml

 

April 2010: The Reality of Offshore Drilling

Dr. John Haynes was recently interviewed about the politics and geology of offshore drilling in Virginia

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/89641402.html

 

October 2009: JMU awarded prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has voted to establish a chapter of the nation's oldest academic honor society at James Madison University. 

http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general10818.shtml

 

June 2009: JMU Undergrad takes volcano research to Capitol Hill

Hannah Shepherd presented her research with Dr. Liz Johnson on Yellowstone magmas to members of Congress at "Posters on the Hill," a symposium highlighting undergraduate research.

http://www.jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/hannahShepherd.shtml

 

April 2009: Geology faculty earn Smithsonian Appointments

Dr. John Haynes and Dr. Liz Johnson have been appointed Smithsonian Research Associates

http://www.jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/SmithsonianAppointments.shtml

 

January 2009: Dr. Stan Ulanski featured on National Public Radio

Dr. Stan Ulanski was recently feature on NPR's "With Good Reason" and "Living on Earth"

http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2009/01/the-river-in-the-atlantic-ocean/
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=08-P13-00049&segmentID=5
http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2009/01/the-river-in-the-atlantic-ocean/
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=08-P13-00049&segmentID=5


Keep in touch!

We'd love to hear from you!  Alumni and Friends of JMU's Department of  Geology and Environmental Science may updates to Sandie Delawder: delawdsa_at_jmu.edu