St. Lawrence University

Geology Alumni Newsletter
Spring 1999

Hello To All: A whole year has passed and we have lots of news to report. Some of the news is a bit old, but just as informative and interesting to read. There have been lots of changes on campus, and many more to come with the University renovations. John Bursnall is our department chair now, and everyone is back from sabbatical leaves. Have a great Summer and don't forget to let us know what's going on in your life.

- Bonnie


NEWS FROM YOU

Edward (Ned) Baker '86

Ned e-mailed his regrets for not being able to attend the Geology Alumni Conference because he and his wife were expecting a second child on that date. They sent a picture of Kathryn "Elise" who was born on October 13, 1998. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl.

Heather Cunningham '98

Heather sent a postcard to Dr. Erickson telling about her activities. She is touring the Andes with a volcanology field course and enjoying graduate school very much.

Chris Danale '86

Chris stopped by with his family. He was visiting the area from his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, on the occasion of his brother's wedding. Chris works for Shannon and Wilson in Fairbanks.

Peter D. Dufault '96

Peter will be returning to Canton in June for his marriage to Erin. Their wedding will be at Gunnison Chapel. Maybe we'll see some of you there.

Andrew Fetterman '94

Andy has completed all but his thesis at SUNY Oneonta. He has taken a position with Hydrosciences Company in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is on the road a lot doing site investigations and remediation oversight. Mark hopes he visits the North Country one of these days after his thesis is done.

Heather Franco '97

Heather stopped by - she wrote a little note telling what's going on in her life. "Everything is going very well for me. I am finishing up my Master's degree at the University of Maine and then heading to Dartmouth College to begin a Ph.D. program. My Master's project uses computer models to study millennial-scale climate change. My project at Dartmouth is not defined yet, but it will involve stable isotopes. I am up at SLU visiting a friend who is graduating and had a great afternoon catching up with everyone who was around the department. If anyone is in Hanover, in the next few years, look me up."

Phyllis A. Hargrave '78

Each year the department office is beautified by the gift of a calendar and Montana geologic scene from Phyllis. This year was the same - Thanks so much, Phyllis. She is still with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology in Butte, and enjoys her work.

Erik Hart '97

In April, Erik started working with Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline coordinating the geotech test program - testing borings for railroads, highways and river crossings. He is working as an inspector on horizontal directional drills - currently the Kennebec River.

Charles L. Head '79

Charlie and his family recently moved into a new home. He writes: "Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. continues to expand. We just marked five years in business, with 40 employees and six offices. We are involved in a number of interesting projects both nationally and internationally. In fact, we just completed our third project in the People's Republic of China this Spring."

Trent D. Hubbard '94

Dr. E. also visited with Trent while in North Dakota this Spring. Trent is in the second year of his Ph.D. studies there. His research is in both Canada and North Dakota interpreting glacial features, mapping with GIS and generally getting a solid exposure to the latest digital techniques. Keep up the good work Trent.

Glenn B. Kays '96

Glenn has completed his M.S. thesis at University of North Dakota further detailing morphology of the new turtle species from Ash Coulee that he worked on for his B.S. thesis. He and Lori Gunderson have announced their engagement and plan a July 10 wedding. They are off to Calgary to get settled as Glenn begins his Ph.D. program there. Congratulations Glenn and Lori!

Patrick V. Kelly '84

Patrick is off on an expatriate adventure to Hong Kong, where he will be a Venture Development Manager for Amoco Chemicals. He writes: "Since my geology days at SLU, I practiced as a Petroleum Geophysicist with Amoco for four years, then got an MBA and rejoined Amoco where I have been doing merger and acquisition work in the chemicals business for the last four years."

Erik Kent '97

Erik has completed his MS work at SUNY Binghamton and is hoping to find a job in mineral or hydrocarbon exploration. He says that Doug Jennings is making good progress on his thesis, too. He should be finished in August?

Alison Macrae '94

Alison is in the Masters of Marine Affairs program at URI focusing on Coastal Zone Management. She expects to finish in May of 1999.

Deron Mason '98

Deron is employed by PSINet, as a technical support person. PSINet is an internet service provider in Albany, New York.

Andrew E. Nevin '61

Andy is President of Pebble Creek Resources Ltd. of British Columbia. They are developing a zinc-copper massive sulfite deposit in India, exploring for gold throughout Asia and Latin America.

Robert A. Pickard '93

Bob called from Virginia after attending a regional alumni party at which President Sullivan spoke. Bob is still with Dames and Moore and we hope the recent merger with Clyde Woodward does not change that. Keep in touch, Bob.

Larry Robjent '96

Larry and Jess have been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They recently have decided to return to the East to look for new educational opportunities. We wish them good fortune and hope they will stop in Canton some day.

Bethany A. Shepherd '96

Beth is living in New Hampshire where she has been teaching. She has decided to seek some advanced education courses. We hope these work out as she wants.

Brian Silfer '86

A phone call from Brian to Mark E. informed us that he and the family are doing well in Cazenovia. Brian and Amy are still with Environmental Strategies Corp. and seem to stay too busy to visit Canton.

Norman D. Smith '62

Norman is Chair of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, beginning in the Fall '98. He writes: "This will take me to the region where I did much of my early work on braided rivers. Switching from city skyscrapers to cornfields may take some adjusting, but we are looking forward to the change. Fortunately, I'm a fan of college football!"

Douglas L. Waters '79

Doug phoned Mark not long ago to chat. He and Susan still live in Anchorage, Alaska, where Doug works for Schlumberger. He explained some of the new logging techniques that he works with and shared a very impressive paper he has just published using the techniques. We are glad to know Doug is enjoying Schlumberger.

David Street '86

David was married in Massachusetts last fall. We do not hear enough from him!!

Dick Ziegler '89

Dick writes: "After six years of Environ-mental/Hydrogeological work as a geologist in Madison, Wisconsin, I was given an opportunity to shift gears, move back to New England, and work as a geologist for a Geotechnical Engineering firm - an offer too good to pass up. I have been with GeoDesign, Inc. since March 1998. The work is exciting and has kept me on my toes. It is also great to be back in New England!" Dick also added that he and his wife are expecting a new addition to the family in October. Congratulations!

Jeannine Mansfield '97, Heather Franco '97, Moe Jones '97, and Sarah Zimmerman '98 all visited Mark during graduation weekend and all had good reports of one kind or another. Jeannine Mansfield is working in the domestic cable wiring business; they will prefab cable systems to every room in the house for you. Both Sarah Zimmerman and her fiancÚ, Scott McElfresh, attended Commencement. Sarah completed her first year at Pittsburgh with great success and Moe Jones has completed her MS research and most of her thesis. She will finish at UNC Wilmington in August. She is looking for a job in Wilmington while her fiance, Tim Woodcock, works on his MS there.

Related News

A related news item is likely to be of interest to many of you. Sally Street and Severn Brown have announced their plans to marry in August. At some time after the private wedding there will be an appropriate celebratory party. Needless-to-say, we all wish Sally and Sev happiness and long life together.


News From Mark Erickson

Hi Everybody,

I thought my first report to alums would be at the midway part of my sabbatical, but here I am writing my first newsletter for the 1998-99 year, and my sabbatical is nearly over. It certainly has been packed with all sorts of activities, but like my last one an awful lot of those activities were not things I had planned to accomplish during this sabbatical. For instance, when I planned my sabbatical last Spring, I had absolutely no intention of devoting so much of the leave to work on Glovers Pond. The Glovers Pond isotope studies that Scott Carpenter and I have been working on for a number of years began to look pretty good. Last Spring Scott concluded that we should look for an NSF grant to upgrade the dates that I have had on a number of cores from Glovers Pond over the years, in preparation for a couple of GSA papers which we presented in Toronto, in October, and those in preparation for putting together a larger NSF grant that we submitted in January. I have known that the lake had a very good stratigraphic record of the late Pleistocene and Holocene, and what Scott's information has given us is the isotopic record to go along with the stratigraphy and the paleobiology, and begins to make a rather nice picture for the northeast near the continental ice sheet margin or the Wisconsin and ice sheet margin. My sampling interval on the early cores was quite large, sometimes 10 cm or more, and I would like to produce a more finely sampled stratigraphy. That has been the focus of the new proposal to NSF that we made in January. At the same time, we're working on a manuscript that documents the findings to date. The NSF dating grant was funded in November, and C14 dates are currently being processed. Results should begin coming in soon.

While those activities were going on, of course I was working with a number of alums and students in the department, trying to put together the third St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference, which we held in early October, and it was a tremendous success. Returning alumni, who speak in a professional capacity and conduct themselves in a professional manner, have a tremendous influence on the undergraduates in the department. I know that alums sometimes have higher expectations for the conference than perhaps they should, but I also know that they never fail to make a significant impression upon this institution, and its students. There were many highlights to report and they are discussed elsewhere in this letter. While I was preparing for the Alumni Conference, I was also preparing for a paper that I had to give the following week out in Rapid City, South Dakota. So right after the Conference I flew out to Grand Forks and met with Glenn Kays '96, who was working on a masters project on fossil turtles in the Badlands of North Dakota. Glenn and I, and a number of students, started that work while he was an undergraduate. This was the Fifth Conference on Fossil Resources, jointly sponsored by the North Dakota Geological Survey, and the National Park Service through Badlands National Park. I flew to Grand Forks, drove to Bismarck to pick up John Hoganson, and from there to Rapid City. Our paper was on the Taphonomy of the Fossil Turtle Site at Ash Coulee in the North Dakota Badlands. While there I learned a lot about the goals of the National Park Service and the Forest Service and the BLM as far as fossil resources are concerned. I would suggest to some of our alums that there are job opportunities in the paleontological resources area of the National Park Service and the Forest Service, if you are looking for that sort of interaction with the public. Back in Grand Forks I worked with John Hoganson and Bud Holland on the vertebrates of the Fox Hills paper that has been a target of research for the last four or five years. We are now beginning to put that together and get it ready for publication, which was another one of my sabbatical goals.

It wasn't long after that conference that I was back preparing my paper for the GSA Meeting in Toronto with Scott Carpenter. I mentioned earlier, Scott and I gave two papers dealing with the isotope ratios that we see at Glovers Pond and their paleoclimatic implications. I presented the introduction to Glovers Pond and Scott presented some additional isotope data. They were well received. Most of December and January I spent working on the grant proposal for furthering the Glovers Pond work, and then began to prepare the manuscript for the symposium paper that I gave in April at Grand Forks on "The Dakota Isthmus, Dividing the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway," which is a summation of a lot of the work that I have done over the years in the Fox Hills Formation, particularly the upper part of the formation. A lot of alums have participated in that work. That paper was published as part of a symposium on "Important North Dakota Fossil Sites and their Implications for North Dakota Geologic History" at the meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Sciences in mid-April.

In addition to those activities I have been working with two senior thesis students. David Waugh has reconstructed and experimented with the functional morphology of a particularly spectacular bryozoan colony from Cincinnati. Tim Woodcock has studied taxonomy and morphology of the Glyptocrinitidae. While working with them, I was trying to prepare for publication a couple of the research projects that students have done with me more recently. St. Lawrence is a finalist in a grant session with the Keck Foundation focused on the Sciences. I have been participating with a group of faculty during my sabbatical in the planning of that grant proposal, which will attempt to better utilize our local resources, the Kip Tract and the Little River Basin as locations for science activities, science studies and labs, and for science research projects. If I can get some of these Fox Hills projects wrapped up, I'll be turning my research again to the oribatid mites in conjunction with a Keck project where we will be working on the post-Pleistocene geologic history of the Little River Basin, including a great deal of paleobiology.

Lastly, I've been maintaining my activity in the St. Lawrence Aquarium project. It has changed its scope with the addition of Clarkson as part of the proposing group and most recently with the addition of our President, Dan Sullivan as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aquarium. Dan recognizes the educational value of the project. He has given it enthusiastic support and is actively working to get the project put forward. We've had an offer from the New York Power Authority for support in the amount of $20 million if we will match that $20 million one for one. That has left us with some logistical problems, but it does seem as though the project is well worth the attempt. It certainly offers tremendous opportunities for K-12 education in the north country, as well as research and teaching opportunities for a great many science students at St. Lawrence and the other regional colleges. It looks as though this project is beginning to mature and will develop perhaps not exactly as we had hoped, but certainly in a direction that will be important to the north country region.

On the home front, Lance and I continue to have a strong interest in billiards. We try to shoot pool together a couple of times a week, and play in tournaments each Tuesday night just to keep our hand in the game. Lance is doing very well as a junior in high school here in Canton, and he's beginning to look at colleges in earnest. Schools like Oberlin, Swarthmore, Amherst, Wesleyan, perhaps Colgate show up on his list of potential colleges to visit. He's a good student, in addition he enjoys his lacrosse, he still plays drums, and of course tests out new computer games every once in a while. The next big step is the driver's license and that comes in a few weeks. After that, who knows, I probably won't find him at home nearly as often. Larry Robjent will be glad to hear that he did the lighting in the most recent school play. Glenn Kays will be glad to hear that he had a role in the previous play. So I suppose we'll be visiting some colleges this summer, get Lance fixed up with that, and then it'll be time to do some fishing and get over to camp, relax a little bit, get ready for the re-entry after the sabbatical is over.

While all these things have gone on, it has been a continuing pleasure to hear from many of you, and keep track of the things that you are doing. As I write this, Glenn Kays has just finished defending his Master's thesis. David Egan called me the other day to let me know that he is engaged to be married in the year 2000. Congratulations, Dave! I have recently talked with Beth Shepherd who is living in New Hampshire. Andy Fetterman is working in Pennsylvania as he completes the writing of his Master's. At least I hope he's completing it. Peter Connett is still in Binghamton along with Doug Jennings and Erik Kent, both working on their Master's at SUNY Binghamton. Peter is doing stained glass windows. Moe Jones has finished her comps for her Master's and will be defending that sometime during the Summer, whenever she can get her committee together at UNC, Wilmington. A postcard from Meagan Mazzarino says that she recently returned from Venezuela where she was working on field work for her Master's project at the University of Massachusetts. Good luck with that project, Meagan. Stop in and say hello when you're in the neighborhood. I had lots of nice Christmas cards, and it was good to hear from those of you who sent them. Margie Walsh, in particular, I hadn't heard from in a couple of years. She's doing well, still in the Houston area working with Texaco. And Mark Klett, Doug O'Brien, Loren and Janet Bailey, Dean Eppler, Ron Budros, John Wyckoff and Phyllis Hargrave have all been heard from this year.

Alumni commitment to the department continues to be an important element in our success and in keeping with that, we've had significant contributions to the Ferguson Lecture Fund in Geology, to the Bloomer Lecture Fund, and to the Jim Street Fund for Student Research. I have purposely not named contributors in this Newsletter, not because they don't deserve recognition, but because some of you give through the University's giving programs, and I am not always informed of those gifts. If I left your names out, I might do an unintended disservice. Gifts of more than $3,500 were added to these Funds in 1998. They supported Dr. Roger Cuffey's visit as Ferguson Lecturer, student participation in the R.O. Bloomer Dinner and Lecture (Tina donated her time to attend and to lecture!), and the Street Fund supported research by several students and attendance of students at the GSA Meetings in Toronto. These Funds provide our students with types of "enrichment" that many geology programs do not have. I have found them to have long-lasting influence on student development as well as immediate impact on their research learning. I hope you will each continue your support for these and other initiatives under Dr. Bursnall's leadership as well.

Many thanks.

- Mark


News From Matt VanBrocklin

Greetings,

Well, another year has passed. Things are going a bit smoother now that I can keep up with most of the equipment maintenance and repairs. With some of this older equipment, my job security usually remains quite high.

The department did its usual spectrum of field trips over the past year. We added a trip to the Bahamas this past Spring. Twelve students, two faculty members, and myself navigated two vans down to Miami, Florida and caught a small prop to San Salvador, Bahamas, over the University Spring recess. As the technician, I can tell you it was a tough job, but not a bad place to spend some time snorkeling and observing a healthy reef community - very impressive. Had a good group of folks and no major problems, a sprained ankle here, sunburn there, but nothing that really interfered with the calendar of events. As luck would have it, we ran into some interesting March type weather from northern Georgia all the way home. The winter type conditions in northern Pennsylvania and all of New York State delayed our trip home by one day. Not too bad considering how things can get up here during that time of the year. Fortunately, even with the fatigue of the trip, everyone seemed to be in good spirits.

I'm not sure what this Summer might bring my way for the two-month hiatus I have from the University. I have some fishing and camping in the works, and will also attend the bike gathering in Laconia, New Hampshire this June - hope the weather holds nice, for that particular week anyway. Last Summer I had the opportunity to switch gears a bit and worked as an environmental inspector for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). I spent a good portion of the summer months inspecting natural gas pipeline construction in Illinois and Iowa and pipeline restoration in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Between the traveling, inspections, and writing the reports, I was kept pretty busy for the entire Summer. I will find out what's up for my Summer soon enough I am sure.

The University is going through a nice face-lift. The new Brewer Bookstore and the Dana dining facility addition are very nice, and the University is home to many, many new trees. New athletic fields are coming into shape and some needed work is being done on Appleton Arena as well. Lots going on. If any of you ever get the chance to visit the University and the Geology Department, I think you will find the work that's being done very nice.

Hope all is well in each of your prospective worlds. Peace,

- Matt


A Note From Dr. G.

It doesn't seem like two years have passed since I came to St. Lawrence as a faculty member, but the experience was equally as strong and rewarding as the four years I spent here as an undergraduate. I've tried to be an attentive student of both the instructional arts and the institutional politics, and I've certainly been rewarded with good companionship from my colleagues and with student interaction that I'll remember for the rest of my career. Whereas last year's stint focused on teaching sedimentological curriculum for Mike Owen, this year allowed me to delve into Paleontology and Stratigraphy (as Mark Erickson's sabbatical replacement). Perhaps the highlight of my time here was the opportunity to develop and conduct a course on the modern carbonate environments of the Bahamas for the Spring '99 semester. Of course, no course on the Bahamas would be complete without a field trip, which was conducted during Spring Break. The thirteen students who participated in the course/trip (also accompanied by Dr. Erickson, and our technician, Matt VanBrocklin), were treated to good weather and a terrific and unusual educational opportunity. As a result, they developed strong bonds to the department and to each other. I also picked up quite a few new student nicknames. Soon you will be able to see some of the results of this course in the student-developed web site. Although these years have been very positive ones for my career, my wife and children (who stayed in southern New York) bore considerable hardship during the time I played weekend husband/ father. Accepting a teaching position at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte will result in the stable home they deserve. We move down there some time this summer. My sincerest thanks go out to all my former students and colleagues, who reminded me just how special this place is! Please keep in touch.

- David H. Griffing '83


SLUGAC 3 Hightlights

Approximately 30 Geology alumni, five faculty, 27 students, Alice Quackenbush, and President Sullivan participated at one time or another in activities of the Alumni Conference including the R.O. & Vera Bloomer Dinner and Lecture. There is always a group of students who find this meeting to be a very important catalyst for their thinking about the science, the profession and their preparations for it. SLUGAC 3 was no exception. Students heard good scientific and technical presentations. They made networking connections with some of you in industry, learned of new career pathways, and gained a stronger appreciation for the impact that their undergraduate education can have in later life. I have had positive comments in all of these areas. I have had no negative student comments. I do know that not all our students participated but most did so.

There was strong appreciation by both students and faculty that so many alumni devoted their own resources to attending this conference. Tom Loomis '50, was the "old timer" of the group and made a major presentation of slides depicting his global experiences which we greatly appreciated. President Sullivan was pleased to meet alums as well. It was a highlight of the meeting to have Tina Langtry present the Bloomer Lecture, an informative perspective of exploration in the rapidly changing hydrocarbon industry today. Students were presented with an insider's perspective of the many choices one faces during a career these days. Thanks for an instructive talk, Tina.

Other highlights were the many individual interactions and reconnections that took place, the chance to see campus changes, lively discussions of the Alumni Advisory Committee and an opportunity for alums to hear some recent departmental statistics. Mark Erickson reported that about 40% of graduates still go on to grad school although more defer entry for one or two years than in the past. Results of the recent HEDS survey ranked St. Lawrence's Geology program number 5 in the nation (of approximately 250 similar baccalaureate-granting institutions) between 1986 and 1995 for baccalaureate origins of Ph.D.'s. This is a strong suggestion that our graduates enjoy thinking and working within the discipline, and, further, it indicates the Geology curriculum at SLU has provided a background that permits this level of achievement. We hope to enjoy this continued help from all of you as the future unfolds.

The following alumni participated in SLUGAC 3. We were very happy they returned to inform our students. Tom Loomis, Andy Nevin, Rick Standish, Duane Eppler, Tina Langry, Andy Perham, Dean Eppler, Peter Cox, Brandt Temple, Sarah Zimmerman, Bob Hostetter, Maureen Jones, Erik Kent, Doug Jennings, Jay Fleisher, Bill Elberty, Charlie Kreitler, Scott Carpenter, Dave Griffing, Andy Fetterman, Graham Baird, Jeff Chiarenzelli, Dan Sullivan, Alice Quackenbush (Honorary), Deron Mason, Kim Powers, Abi Howe, Peter Connett, Sev Brown.


1998-99 Department Highlights

At Commencement this year 18 seniors graduated with Geology or Geol./Env.Studies BS degrees. Bonnie Muller graduated Suma Cum Laude. Our tradition of faculty/student research continued as several seniors took on thesis projects. Some titles include:

Bonnie Muller - Morphometric Analysis of the Glacial Border in Western New York in Relation to Study of a Proglacial Lake

Tim Woodcock - A Taxonomic Study of the Genus Glyptocrinus (Echinodermata: Glyptocrinidae) and Associated Genera

David Waugh - Functional Morphology of A Uniquely Complete Bryozoan Colony from the Late Ordovician

Len Mason - Two Populations of Elongate Hills in the St. Lawrence Valley: Ice and wind

Tim Creamer -

Next year our seniors will be both headed for employment opportunities and on to graduate programs.

Tim Creamer - University of Rhode Island

Bonnie Muller -Kent State University

Tim Woodcock - UNC - Wilmington

David Waugh - Kent State University


Dave Griffing - Thanks

With Mark's sabbatical ending at next semester's start, the department will be losing the services of David Griffing. For two years, we have benefited from Dave's broad soft-rock expertise. The Geology Club enjoyed his guidance as well. He created some significant opportunities for our students, such as his Devonian Seminar, the exceptional Michigan Field Trip for sedimentary petrology and paleoecology students, and the carbonate depositional systems course which spawned the Spring Break trip to San Salvador, Bahamas this Spring. His courses mixed Dave's high academic standards with a wealth of stratigraphic, sedimentologic and paleontologic experience that our students came to respect and appreciate, as their send-off party demonstrated. Dave will be taking a position at University of North Carolina, Charlotte next year. We wish him, Becca and the family all the best, and we thank Dave for his exceptional energy and contributions to St. Lawrence Geology. It has been a pleasure to have him in the department.


Bill Elberty '53 Retires

Students of Geology and Geography at St. Lawrence for the past forty years have benefited from the broad knowledge, wisdom and sensitivity of William Turner Elberty, Jr., one of St. Lawrence's own. Bill has been an authentic example of the scientist as a "liberal artisan" sharing the values of this institution for creative teaching and learning and those of Geology and Geography which were the medium for student learning. The depth and breadth of Bill's own learning can perhaps only be appreciated by those of us who have seen him work with his students in both Geology and Geography for many of those years. His likes are seldom produced today.

Over the years, Dr. Elberty had many responsibilities at St. Lawrence. For a time he chaired the Department of Geology and Geography, served as University Marshal, was Professor of Geology and, after the Geography Program developed its own identity he was Professor of Geography and Chair of the Geography Department. He gave his counsel to many University Committees, developed (with Doc Bloomer) our X-ray analysis lab, and he served as advisor to generations of our students. More than once the seniors voted him Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Member.

Importantly, Bill Elberty made a less traditional, yet more lasting, contribution to St. Lawrence's Geology and Geography department and our alumni. With a couple of Geology majors, he created the logo that identifies our program, its research emphasis and its adherence to the honor code symbolized by the miner's silver ring. I think you will find that it was formally introduced to the Geological community in a 1967 (or so) issue of Geotimes (Bob Bates column). It adorns the wall of Brown 143-144 (once the "Majors Room"), and it represents our program in the Science Window of Gunnison Memorial Chapel. I hope it will have a central place in our new science facility when that is planned because it holds many meanings for each of us, alumni and faculty alike.

Bill has been elected to Emeritus rank by the Board of Trustees. We all thank Bill Elberty for his dedicated service to St. Lawrence and his legacy to Geology and Geography here. Certainly, we wish Bill and Jo-Anne great happiness and freedom from cares as retirement begins.


GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

BROWN HALL

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

CANTON, NY 13617