Memorial Service Celebrated the Life of John W. “Jack” Fuchs Parker
A memorial service on February 26, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, celebrated the life of Emeritus Professor John Parker, who passed away February 10, 2011 at the age of 90. In 1966 Jack was the first staff member to join Larry Taylor in developing a new department of geology at Albion College. Jack's subsequent 20 years at Albion helped established a strong teaching and research foundation for the now thriving Department of Geological Sciences.
Six junior and senior Geology and Earth Science majors had abstracts accepted for the Northeastern/North-Central Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, March 20-22, 2011.
The schedule for the spring 2011 colloquium series is shown below. Information about Colloquium can be found at the Student Resources Web site. Spring 2011 Geology Colloquium Schedule below. Meetings are on Friday at 2:10 pm in Palenske 121.
Fieldwork is an essential part of the Albion College Geology experience. Field opportunities include our annual Regional Geology Field trips, the biennial five-week field camp in northwestern Wyoming, field labs, and research opportunities. Recent faculty and student field research has taken us to Antarctica, Svalbard, western China, Wyoming, California, and South Dakota.