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6 November 2018

GSA report: the James Shea Award

I’m at the GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis this week, and I got an award today: the James Shea Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. I was introduced at the awards luncheon today by my co-nominator Kaatje Kraft, who had many nice things to say. I followed her comments with this little speech: Thank you, Kaatje, and also to Joshua Villalobos for nominating me. I’m getting this award …


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25 October 2014

GSA and the Biggs Award

The recently-concluded Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, was one of my best meetings ever. I gave two talks and a digital poster, supervised three student digital posters and one student group regular poster, attended and contributed to meetings on a variety of subjects, met new colleagues, reunited with old friends, and even attended some stimulating science talks. Plans were hatched, ideas refined, projects discussed. Tuesday was …


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14 November 2012


Callan reflects on major moments this week in his personal and professional lives.


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26 January 2011

Ken Rasmussen is outstanding faculty!

This is from an e-mail I just got from Dr. Robert Templin, the President of Northern Virginia Community College, in reference to my colleague Ken Rasmussen: Dear Colleague, I am very pleased to share with you the news that Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen, Professor of Geology at the Annandale Campus, is a recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award for 2011.  This award, sponsored by Dominion and administered by the State …


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11 January 2011

Blogger deserves GSA History Award

Join me in nominating David Bressan’s History of Geology blog for the Geological Society of America’s Mary C. Rabbitt History of Geology Award. To my knowledge, this would be the first time a blogger has won that honor. Every time I read one of David’s posts, I learn something new. I think it’s a wonderful service that he provides. Who among you appreciate David’s efforts enough to support the application …


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