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Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Geology to deliver excellence in teaching, research, and service so that our students are equipped with the knowledge to understand and predict how our planet works and to apply that knowledge to the key challenges facing society today: meeting demands for energy, mineral, water, and food, while responsibly managing our environment.

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Department e-Newsletter and photo album

Check out our e-Newsletter to keep up with recent events in the department. It is available here. Some images of Department events and local geology are available in our twitter feed here.

New Geosciences Building

We are actively raising funds for a new geosciences facility. We are excited about the proposed facility, what it could mean for our ability to train future geoscientists, and the progress we have made so far! Details about the facility and our fundraising efforts are available here.

KSU Alumnus, Paul Strunk, Receives AAPG Foundation Award

Paul M. Strunk, this year's recipient of the AAPG Foundation's L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, is being recognized for something he's done consistently over the past three decades.  He's provided valuable support and leadership to the AAPG Foundation, support to KSU to the geoscience building program, the Paul and Deana Strunk Geology Fellowship and other geology funds. Through those efforts Paul and Deana Strunk have provided valuable educational opportunities to an entire generation of geoscientists.  Strunk will formally be honored on April 2 in Houston, during the opening ceremony of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.  The KSU geology department is planning a reception at the convention.  Be on the lookout for details.

"Kansas State and the Kansas State Foundation are incredibly grateful for the generosity and leadership the Strunks have demonstrated through their continuous support," said Shelia J. Walker, the KSU Foundation's senior director of development.

If anyone would like to honor Paul and Deana with a gift to KSU, here's an online link: www.found.ksu.edu/give/Strunk

Status bump for our Society of Exploration Geophysicists chapter

During the Society of Eploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in Dallas this year (October 16-21, 2016), the K-State Geology SEG Chapter received Ridge Level status, in recognition of our geophysical activities and contributions in the area of exploration seismology. More details about this bump in our status are available here.

Success at the AAPG Imperial Barrel competition

Congratulations to our team of students for their strong performance at the 2016 Imperial Barrel competition! This year's competition was at Chesapeake Energy's campus in Oklahoma City. Our students took third place in the competition, which included many larger university programs, an achievement that reflects the growing success of the Geology Program at Kansas State University. More details are available in the K-State Today press release.

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