About the Speaker Series

Earth Talks Speaker Series is hosted each semester by the Geoscience Department.

The series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU Geoscience community.

The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, and employment issues related to Geology, Natural Resources, Earth Science teaching, and other related disciplines.

Fall 2018 Events

Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation - Geoscience Faculty and Staff

Aug. 27 at 4pm - SLC 120

No Event - Labor Day

Sept. 3

What I Did This Summer - followed by the Geology Cub & Geoscience Department Cookout

Sept. 10 at 4pm - SLC 120

Research and Internships in the Geosciences - Geoscience Faculty

Sept. 17 at 4pm - SLC 120

Status of Minnesota Geological Survey Investigations - Harvey Thorleifson, University of Minnesota; Minnesota Geological Survey

Sept. 24 at 4pm - SLC 120

Anthropogenic and Climate Change Impacts on Lakes in the Upper Midwest Over the Past 20 Years - Joan Bunbury, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Oct. 1 at 4pm - SLC 120


Oct. 8 at 4pm - SLC 120

Colorado's Colorful Geology - Vince Matthews, Retired State Geologist of Colorado; Director of the Colorado Geological Survey

Oct. 15 at 4pm - SLC 120


Oct. 22 at 4pm - SLC 120

The Moon Rocks! NASA Apollo Samples from the Lunar Surface - Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University

Oct. 29 at 4pm - SLC 120

No Event - GSA Annual Meeting

Nov. 5

No Event - Veterans' Day

Nov. 12

No Event - Thanksgiving Week

Nov. 26

Geoscience Student Research Presentations - Geoscience Majors, Winona State University

Dec. 3 at 4pm - SLC 120