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2016-2017 Meeting Notices

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Please see the photo gallery for record of the 2016-2017 NOGS events.

NOGS Annual Banquet - 2016

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Date/Time: Saturday May 21, 2016 
Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. (cash bar), dinner begins at 6:45 p.m., talk at 7:45

Location: Clarion Inn 6625 Dean Memorial Highway, Hudson (330) 653-9191
Near the intersection of I-80 and Rt. 8 (see http://www.clarioninnhudson.com/location.htm for directions and map)

Presenter: Greg Wiles, Department of Geology, College of Wooster

Presentation: Northeast Ohio Since the Last Ice Age: Climate Shifts and Human Impacts Recorded in Lakes and Trees

 Please RSVP by May 12, 2016.

 


March 2, 2016 Meeting

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When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 8 P.M.

Location: Baldwin-Wallace University, Telfer Hall, Surrarrer Auditorium (Room 115)

Speaker: Carrie Davis Todd, Baldwin-Wallace University

Title: A Re-examination of the 1889 Johnstown (PA) Flood Using Historical Accounts, Field Measurements, and Hydrologic Modeling

Dinner: Prior to the talk, an informal dinner is planned for those interested at 6:00 PM at Sweet Mango, a Thai restaurant  in downtown Berea at 54 Front Street, only about 0.5 miles from Telfer Hall. Please e-mail [email protected] by Monday evening 29 February so we can make dinner reservations. Street parking is available near the restaurant, as well as in the municipal lot behind the building.

Parking: For the talk, there are a few designated VISITOR PARKING spots adjacent to The Center for Innovation and Growth. Parking is also available in the STUDENT SECTIONS of the parking lots outside Telfer Hall (# 48), Ward Hall (#47), and the Center for Innovation and Growth (#46). DO NOT PARK IN ANY FACULTY PARKING, as Faculty Parking is ticketed after hours.

February 3, 2016 Meeting

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When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 8 P.M.

Location: University of Akron, Crouse Hall, Room 120 

 

Speaker: Caleb Holyoke, University of Akron

Title: Magnesite Deformation and Potential Roles in the Slip and Seismicity of Subduction Zones

Dinner: Prior to the talk, an informal dinner is planned for those interested at 6:00 PM at Luigi’s Restaurant, North Main Street, in Akron. If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP by 12 noon Monday, February 1, 2016 to: [email protected] That will allow us to make dinner reservations. There is free parking at the restaurant.

Parking: You may park in the North Campus Parking Deck north of E. Buchtel Ave. with a reservation. YOU WILL NEED A PARKING PERMIT FOR THE MEETING. TO RESERVE A PERMIT YOU MUST CONTACT US BY 12 noon on February 1 to reserve a spot. Please e-mail [email protected] to make a reservation. (A graduate student will meet you on the Second floor of the Parking Garage between 7:45-8:00 to give you your reserved parking permit.)

December 9, 2015 Meeting

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When: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.

Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Rare Book Room (uppermost level, by the Museum Library) Please identify yourself as a NOGS member at the Museum front desk.

Speaker: Joe Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Topic: Maps, Cross-Sections and Geological Insights of Col. Charles Whittlesey (1808-1886), Northern Ohio’s First Engineering Geologist and Staunch Advocate of a Devonian Age for the Cleveland Shale

Dinner: Prior to the talk, an informal dinner is planned for those interested at 5:30 p.m. at Piñatas Mexican Restaurant, 11611 Euclid Ave. Cleveland. If you plan to attend dinner please RSVP [email protected] by Monday Dec. 7th so we can have an approximate count of the people planning to attend dinner. Free parking is usually available in front or back of the restaurant but in a pinch there is a lot behind the food store (2-hr parking) a short block to the west.

Parking : Parking for the talk should be available in the top CMNH parking lot off Wade Oval, BUT, if it is filled up you may also park on the street OR in the UPPER part of the back Museum lot. If you do use the upper back lot call 3261 from the phone down a little set of stairs for entry thru the back door. If you park in the top lot bring your ticket to the meeting.

AEG November 2015 Meeting

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Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Allegheny Ohio Section presents:

Topic: Sandstone Highwall Restoration at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Presenter: Mitch Weber Vice President, Ohio Geotechnical Practice Manager Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C., Akron, Ohio

Date: Thursday November 19, 2015. Socializing / Cash Bar will begin at 6:00pm, and dinner will start at 7:00pm

Location: Youngstown State University (YSU), Engineering Science Building, Moser Hall Rm 2400

Pricing: Students-$10 AEG Members-$20 Non-Members-$30. NOGS members are eligible for the AEG member rate.

1PDH will be awarded for attending the presentation

Please RSVP to Ryan Fandray by November 15th at [email protected]


October 2015 Fall Field Trip

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The Sharon Formation at Little Mountain

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9 am–12 noon

Little Mountain, the most famous of the Sharon outliers in northern Ohio, is of both historic and geologic interest, and our leaders will discuss both aspects. We have made special arrangements with Holden Arboretum to visit this site.

Leaders: David Saja, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Pat Biliter, US Army Corps of Engineers, retired, and Holden Arboretum volunteer

Meeting place: The Warren H. Corning Visitor Center of Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH

(Go to Google Maps and put in “Holden Arboretum 9500 Sperry Road” for a map, and go to the Arboretum website for directions to the Warren Corning Visitor Center at: http://www.holdenarb.org/visit/directions.asp )

Meet at the main entrance to the Warren Corning Visitor Center of Holden Arboretum at 9 am sharp. We have special permission to visit this site; when you arrive at the parking lot by the Warren Corning Visitor Center, let the attendant at the gate know you are on a complimentary field trip. We will be traveling to Little Mountain after a short orientation at the Visitor Center.

There is no fee for this field trip. BUT if you are coming with more than 1 other person please e-mail Joe Hannibal the number of people at least three days in advance: [email protected] (There is a slight possibility that we may need to limit the numbers so please e-mail early if you are coming with more than 1 additional person to be sure we can accommodate you.) Also if you have not paid your NOGS dues, this would be a convenient time to do so.

NOGS Annual Banquet- 2015

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Northern Ohio Geological Society Annual Meeting and Banquet

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Sterle’s Country House

1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland (216) 881-4181

(see map and directions here)

Pete Richards, Affiliate Scholar, Department of Geology, Oberlin College will give a talk entitled: When Rocks Burn: Minerals from the Shale Fire Near Milan, Ohio (This will include the story of the new mineral Carlsonite.)

Social Hour with cash bar and good beer on tap begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m., talk at 7:45

Please make a reservation with Rick Osborne by e-mail: [email protected] by April 29, 2015.

Dinner will be served family style, and will include a potato-pancake appetizer, wienerschnitzle, chicken paprikash, potato-and-cheese pierogis (= vegetarian), salad, a vegetable, dumplings, home fries, coffee or tea, and dessert. NOGS picks up the tax and tip for the food. You can also polka before (but not during) the talk as there will be a polka band next door.

April 1, 2015 Meeting

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When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.

Location: Department of Geology, Case Western Reserve University, A. W. Smith Hall, Room 104 (NOT the K. H. Smith building!). A. W. Smith is on the Case Quad. See the map in the photo gallery OR see this online interactive map for details: http://www.case.edu/maps/index.html

Speaker: John Zampino

Topic: Legal & Geological Aspects of Brownfields Remediation

Dinner: Prior to the talk, an informal dinner is planned for those interested 6:00 pm at Piñatas Mexican Restaurant (successor to Mi Pueblo), 11611 Euclid Ave. (see map in photo gallery). If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP by Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to: [email protected] There is usually free parking in front of or behind the restaurant. In a pinch there is paid parking behind the shopping center one block to the west of the restaurant.

Parking: Park in the VISITORS parking area of the Veale Parking building on Adelbert Road. The entrance to the VISITORS area is just north of the garage. From Adelbert go in the drive by the One to One Fitness Center and go down an incline to the VISITORS parking area. Find a map view on http://case.edu/maps/

February 4, 2015 Meeting

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When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:30 P.M.

Location: University of Akron, Crouse Hall, Room 120

Speaker: John Peck, University of Akron

Title: The Role of Sediment in our Waterways: Examples from the Cuyahoga River Watershed

Dinner: Prior to the talk, an informal dinner is planned for those interested at 5:30 PM at Luigi's Restaurant, 105 N Main St., Akron (http://www.luigisrestaurant.com). If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP by Monday, February 2, to Rick Osborne at [email protected] That will allow us to make dinner reservations. Parking is available near the restaurant.

Parking: A parking permit is attached for the meeting at the University of Akron. It is valid ONLY in commuter lots. Preferred parking is at the parking deck north of E. Buchtel Ave. (Lot 26). If you park on the third level (up one level from the Buchtel Ave. entrance) you can cross the covered walkway across Buchtel and proceed straight across the plaza area, veering around a residence hall and proceeding ahead to Crouse Hall. BE SURE to put the parking pass in the windshield of your vehicle. Please contact a NOGS officer for a permit.