St. Lawrence Geology Alumni
3rd Announcement !
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September 13 -15, 2007
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The 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 them.

Some activities will include:

Important Dates:

About the Proceedings: The Proceedings will include the Schedule of Events, abstracts of talks, and résumés from current students, attending alumni, and faculty.

Abstract Submission: Send a 200-300 word abstract about your talk to with the subject: SLUGAC6 Abstract. Format: Pasted into the body of the email, or attached as Word or Text.


Résumés: It may 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 submission: 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: subject: SLUGAC6 resume


Registration Form
RETURN FORMS TO: Mark Erickson, Geology Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617

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
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

Elberty Auction
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:

Need Financial Incentive to attend?
For every SLUGAC you’ve attended get $10 off the registration for the next one.

Young Alumni Registration Fee Support
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.

Last Updated: 
July 20, 2007

Sarah McElfresh