Geology Department News

Updated whenever news breaks!

  • Tim has decided to retire in March 2011.  Let’s face it, the Carleton Geology Department will never be the same.

    To celebrate ‘All Things Tim’, and to show our collective appreciation for his amazing career and service to the College and the Department, we are already planning events: a reception in Mudd during the 2010-11 Academic Year, an event of some sort during Reunion Weekend 2011, and hopefully a big bash here on campus timed to coincide with the October 2011 GSA National Meeting in Minneapolis.  So, keep these dates in mind, and start showering Tim with your emails, cards, phone calls, hugs and casseroles!

    Expect more announcements, dates, and requests (for reminiscences) in the fall.

  • A service of celebration and remembrance for Eiler Henrickson ‘43, Carleton College Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology emeritus, was held during Reunion 2010. The service featured readings, reflections, and music, including a performance by several of Eiler's former students.

    Eiler taught geology at Carleton for 41 years and coached the Carleton wrestling team for 12 seasons. He retired in 1987 and passed away on Dec. 10, 2009.

    See a video of the "Sometime Geology Field Trip Band" performing "Eiler's Schottische" at the June 18 memorial service, along with two short documentary videos by Aleshia Mueller '01, at the Remembering Eiler Henrickson page.

  • We have just learned that Nate Evenson ’10 was recognized for the “Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation” at this spring’s Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America meeting in Anaheim, California.  Nate’s title was, “U-Pb zircon geochronology and provenance of the Paleogene–Neogene Kootznahoo Formation, southeast Alaska.”  The award includes a check for $400.

    Congratulations Nate!