Thursday, April 30, 2009

Big Bend National Park Trip April 10-13, 2009

Over Easter weekend 26 Texas Tech Geoscience students had the opportunity to tour Big Bend led by Dr. Tom Lehman. It was a great trip! The Geoscience Society covered the complete cost of the trip by using money raised from our lab manual sales! Here are some miscellaneous pictures...If any members want to send pictures and a write up of a stop or two they can be posted here!!! Email

Arbor Day- April 24th

Thanks to everybody who came out to plant flowers for Arbor Day on the Texas Tech Campus! After we were done with our plot we helped out AAPG! Thanks to Nolwenn and Robbie for pictures!

Election Results and Minutes for April

The 2009-2010 Officers are:

President- Kevin Werts
Junior/Senior Vice President- Heather McGarity
Freshman/Sophomore Vice President: Jennifer Riedel
Treasurer: Brittany Reneau
Secretary: Greg Duncan
S.O.A.C. Rep: Tiffany Fisher
Graduate Student Rep: Ryan Lellis

As always the officers can be reached by emailing

Minutes for April Meeting

5:30 pm: Meeting is called to order

5:31 pm: Dr. Lehman makes announcements concerning the Big Bend trip

· We will be leaving Friday April 10th at 7:00 in the morning.

· No sample collecting is allowed unless you have a permit.

· People will need to provide their own lunch on the 10th and buy a lunch on the way back (13th)

· On Saturday night, we will be entering Terlingua for dinner.

5:35 pm: Pizza arrives and is served.

5:40 pm: Rissa and John take a poll to see who will be attending the Big Bend trip and what sort of food should be purchased.

· Dinners: Sausage Tortilla Wraps and Burgers

· Lunch: Sandwich fixings, granola bars, chips, fruit, etc

· Breakfast: Oatmeal, breakfast bars, fruit, etc

5:45 pm: Elections

· Each candidate is allowed a few minutes to discuss with the society what makes them qualified to be an officer

· Officers elected

o President: Kevin Werts

o Junior/Senior Vice President: Heather McGarity

o Freshman/Sophomore Vice President: Jennifer Riedel

o Treasurer: Brittany Reneau

o Secretary: Greg Duncan

· Other “Officer Notes”

o Dr. Hetherington will be our advisor as voted on in March

o Rissa Westerfieldwill stay on as “Interim” treasure while Brittany is gone over the summer. Both will have signing privileges on the account so the society is functional to organize/purchase for the fundraiser at the beginning of Fall semester.

5:55 pm: Heather announces autism walk

· April 5th, be there by 1:30, Coronado High Track and Field at 34th and Vicksburg Ave

5:55 pm: Rissa announces Arbor day and baseball cleanup.

· Arbor day will take place on April 24th, 1:20 – 3:00

· Baseball Cleanup , 2 days: April 5 and 19th at 3:00 pm

6:00 pm: Sergio talks about poster day and having a picnic afterwards.

· Votes were taken to have Rudy’s BBQ catered to feed the Geoscience Society after poster presentations.

6:10 pm: Outgoing officers thank everyone for a great year and meeting is adjourned