Give to KU Geology
To All Alumni and Friends of the Department of Geology:
I am very happy to greet you once again on behalf of the KU Department of Geology. The Department has been very successful, and many of you have played a significant part in helping us achieve so much. Our faculty and student numbers keep growing. Our faculty continue to lead in research, teaching and service, while our students continue to prove that they are champions. Once again, they have won more GSA and AAPG research grants than any other program worldwide. In large part, this success has been facilitated by generous donations made by G-hawks such as yourselves, and we welcome your continued support.
Fundraising for the new Earth, Energy and Environment Center is ongoing, and there is still time to play a part. The new complex will bring even more state-of-the-art geoscience facilities to the KU campus, integrating geology and petroleum engineering, exploration and environmental science, field and laboratory and analytic experience, and scientific research and field applications.
We are necessarily expanding our field offerings and lab equipment for students to give them the highest quality educational experience possible. I am sure you can remember your days as a student; perhaps a particular field experience made a strong impression; a lab experience might have helped you learn a particularly difficult concept; or a scholarship might have helped you buy textbooks or pay tuition. As you think about those experiences, please consider how you might help us help our students. You might consider supporting the Geology Associates Equipment Fund to help with purchase and replacement of lab equipment. Another opportunity would be student support; there are scholarship and student support funds that put financial support directly in the hands of deserving students. The Laudon Fund is an example of a fund that can be used to help the Department expand its field trip offerings. General support to the Department's Geology Associates Fund gives the Department the greatest flexibility in using your donation where it is most needed.
As always, any donation would be sincerely appreciated and immensely helpful to the Department. Your generosity has achieved much for KU Geology, but the best is yet to come.
Luis González, Chair
Department of Geology