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AIPG Alaska 2015

Registration is Open
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The AIPG Business Meeting luncheon, September 18th, will include the presentation of AIPG Section Leadership Awards and AIPG Presidential Certificates of Merit. All registrants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.

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AIPG News...

New AIPG Student Chapters - Northern Kentucky University, SUNY Geneseo, and University of Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Brackman; Chapter Sponsor from Section: Bill Brab, CPG; Founded July 2015; Student Chapter Officers: President - Hannah Utterback, SA-6489; Christopher Boyd, SA-6564; Heather Cole, SA-6574; and Treasurer - Terry Jarvis, SA-5374.

SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York; Faculty Sponsor: Nicholas Warner; Chapter Sponsor from Section: Dennis McGrath, CPG; Founded July 2015; Student Chapter Officers: President - Samantha Eckes, SA-6785; Vice President - Michael O'Shea, SA-6908; Secretary - Julianne Sweeney, SA-6888; and Treasurer - Adrian Bergere, SA-6902.

University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky; Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Freeman; Chapter Sponsor from Section: Bill Brab, CPG; Founded July 2015; Student Chapter Officers: President – Thomas Murrell, SA-6729; Vice President – Matthew Cecil, SA-6728; Secretary – Alicia Solomon, SA-6003; Treasurer – Darion Carden, SA-6827.

For a complete list of student chapters click here.

AIPG Section Newsletter

The AIPG Texas Section Newsletter - July 2015 is now online.

The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter - June 2015 is now online.

The AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - July 2015 is now online.

Election Results for
2016 AIPG National Executive Committee Officers

President-Elect: Adam W. Heft, CPG, Michigan; Vice President: David G. Pyles, CPG, Illinois; Secretary: Keri A. Nutter, CPG, Alaska ; Editor: Jean M. Neubeck, CPG, New York. The incumbent officers are: President: Helen V. Hickman, CPG, Florida; Past President: J. Foster Sawyer, CPG, South Dakota; Treasurer: R. Douglas Bartlett, CPG, Arizona; Advisory Board Representatives for 2016 will be elected at the AIPG Annual Meeting on September 18th in Anchorage, Alaska.

Berg appointed new Illinois State Geological
Survey Director

Richard C. Berg, Ph.D., has been appointed director of the Illinois State Geological Survey and the 13th Illinois State Geologist. Berg has served as interim director since May 2014 and was previously chief scientist. The Survey is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click here for more details.

New Mexico Tech announces Matthew Rhoades as
new State Geologist

New Mexico Tech announced on June 19 that Matthew Rhoades (AIPG CPG Member) has been selected as the new State Geologist and Director of the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Rhoades has been the principal geologist at WorleyParsons in Denver since 2011. He has experience in ground water, surface water, soil, soil gas, solid waste leachate, mine waste and mine tailings projects. In addition to projects in several states, Rhoades has worked on a variety of projects in foreign countries, including Ecuador, Colombia, Afghanistan, Mexico, Chile and Peru. Click here for more details.

AIPG Executive Director Position Announcement

The American Institute of Professional Geologists is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The position is to be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is vetted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Details can be found at www.aipg.org/ExecDirPosition.pdf   

AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)

The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, new digital format or April/May/June 2015 (pdf) - includes AIPG Alaska National Conference information and AIPG 2016-17 National Executive Committee Officer ballot information and ballot enclosed, plus much more! - now available online. All back issues of TPG are available online.

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  Attention musically talented geoscientists!
Rockslide Rendezvous! 

Announcing the First Annual Rockslide Rendezvous at the AIPG national conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Bring your guitar, harmonica, fiddle, or whatever you play to an open mic jam session following the Awards Dinner and Entertainment on Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Hilton Anchorage hotel. No particular proficiency level required or guaranteed. Just come and have fun playing and singing your favorite songs! If you don’t play an instrument, singers are greatly encouraged and direly needed to participate. Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship in Anchorage!

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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
Its advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.