SLU Geology Alumni Conference is a student-oriented event designed and
originated by Alumni to inform Geology students about all aspects of
the profession. In our experience this is a unique hallmark of our
department and University because it is driven by Alumni volunteerism
and altruism in support of undergraduate education where the
theoretical becomes practical so that students can imagine themselves
“doing that” after St. Lawrence. The meeting is casual and
generally allows networking between alumni, students, and faculty.
There will be two new faculty members in the department in the fall,
and they will want to meet alums. Students get first-hand
information about careers in Geology and related disciplines and they
learn pathways to career goals and graduate programs. Alumni use
the occasion to inform themselves about department and university
programs, goals and needs, and to network with their peers. The Geology
Alumni Council, comprised of those alumni attending SLUGAC, meets to
discuss their insights about the profession and their new insights
about St. Lawrence. Your support is both essential and appreciated.
SLUGAC 6 will focus on future trends and visions for the science. We
hope many alums will share their views with us. In turn there will be
new information for us to share about the building renovations in the
science complex now that the Johnson Hall of Science is completed. This
is a most important time for geology in society and at SLU so please
share insights with us.
There will be a reception with President and Mrs. Sullivan that will
alumni to speak directly to the president on issues of importance to
Some activities will include:
- Talks for and with Geology students (research,
work experience, new developments)
- See concepts for the refurbished Geology
quarters - Meeting with the Architect or Building Committee for the
refurbished Geology Quarters
- Reception with President and Mrs. Sullivan
- R. O. Bloomer Alumni Banquet
- R. O. & Vera Bloomer Lecture by Bill van
- Seminars (Preparing for Graduate School,
Working in Industry)
- 3rd W. T. Elberty, Jr. Memorial Auction
- Awarding of W. T. Elberty, Jr. Medal
- Meet our new faculty members
- Examination of Dolan Outdoor Lab
- Tour new campus buildings (Johnson Hall of
Science, Art Center, Wellness Center, Bookstore, Newell Field House)
- Alumni Resume Submission deadline: August 15,
- Early Registration: September 1, 2007
- Current Student Resume Submission deadline:
September 5, 2007 (sooner the better)
- Conference dates: September 13-15, 2007
- Mark Erickson: firstname.lastname@example.org 315-229-5198
- Sarah McElfresh: email@example.com 412-241-4896
- Please have SLUGAC in the subject of all emails to ensure that
it gets through SPAM filters.
About the Proceedings: The Proceedings will include the Schedule of
Events, abstracts of talks, and résumés from current
students, attending alumni, and faculty.
200-300 word abstract about your talk to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject: SLUGAC6 Abstract. Format: Pasted into the body of the
email, or attached as Word or Text.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS ASAP AS
THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED
seem strange to send your resume to the proceedings of the conference
but even brief work histories and summaries of educational background
are very useful and informative to our students. From the student
perspective, they may be the most helpful part of the Proceedings. This
serves several purposes. It allows the students to present themselves
to the alumni and vice versa. It serves as an ice breaker for
conversation as it were. Also, the students are better able to
appreciate the variety of pathways their futures may take with their
Geology degree. The résumé should also have contact
information, so that long after SLUGAC the students will still be able
to contact alumni with questions.
Guidelines for résumé
: no more than 2 single pages, 1 inch margins, nothing
in the header or footer, in text or MS Word format preferable.
Submit via email to: email@example.com subject: SLUGAC6 resume
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION:
ALUMNI: AUGUST 15TH STUDENTS:
RETURN FORMS TO:
Mark Erickson, Geology Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
We have reserved rooms at the Best Western University Inn and Brush
Alumni House. When calling you need to reference SLUGAC.
The rate quoted for the Best Western is only good until August 13th.
Best Western University Inn
Route 11 (90 E. Main St) ,Canton
315-386-8522 or 888- 386-8522
$89 plus tax, 2 double beds
Brush Alumni House
- Mention SLUGAC 6
- RESERVE BY: August
13 (or the rooms
11 University Avenue, Canton
Travel and Lodging Logistics
Are you looking to save gas money and want to car pool? Do you
need a ride to the meeting? Are you driving and willing to help
someone else get the Canton? We do have some younger alumni who
would like to attend, but are limited on travel funds or
possibilities. If you are interested in picking someone up along
the way or if you need a ride, or want to carpool let Sarah McElfresh
know and she will put alumni in touch with each other and have a list
linked from the SLUGAC 6 website.
Looking for a roommate to share hotel expenses? Let Sarah know
and she will put you on a list linked from the SLUGAC 6 website where
you can contact each other
Any items you have for the Elberty Auction, please bring them with you
and drop Sarah or Mark a note as to what you’re planning to bring so we
know what to expect. Thanks!!
Geology Club Fundraiser
The Geology Club is selling Root Beer Mugs.
For more info: http://it.stlawu.edu/~geoclub/alumni/2007geoclubmugs.html
Need Financial Incentive to attend?
For every SLUGAC you’ve attended get $10 off the registration for the
Young Alumni Registration Fee
Are you interested in donating to a fund to help young alumni attend
SLUGAC? We are setting up a fund to help alumni who have
graduated within the past 6 years of the current SLUGAC to help with
registration fees. Please let Mark or Sarah know.
If you are a young alum in need of registration fee support, please
talk to Mark or Sarah.