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President’s Column – October 2018

It was good to see some of you at the GCAGS-GCSSEPM convention in Shreveport last week! The convention was a success thanks to our colleague of the Shreveport Geological Society. The technical program had 63 oral presentations and 42 posters, and a wonderful “Geology and Wine of Burgundy, France” presented by Kevin Hill.

I would . . . → Read More: President’s Column – October 2018

President’s Column – September 2018

Welcome back everyone!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Raphaël Gottardi, I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. My expertise is in the field of basin analysis, structural geology and tectonics. I am excited to assume the role of president of the . . . → Read More: President’s Column – September 2018

President’s Letter – May 2018

Dear LGS Members:


Thank you for the opportunity to lead this great society. I enjoyed my time as President, getting to know more about how the society works and its members. I’ve gotten to meet the great lineup of speakers we’ve had, as well as be part of the GCAGS meetings as your representative.

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President’s Letter – April 2018

Dear LGS Members:


Our March meeting was the largest we’ve had in a while. Thanks to those of you who attended the joint meeting with SWLGS and heard the presentation from Carl Fiduk. It was great seeing the room filled with so many of our members. Thanks to Julia Battle for organizing and supervising . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – April 2018

President’s Letter – March 2018

Dear LGS Members:


February was a productive month. We had a great night learning about the geology and wine of France. Many thanks to Dr. Raphaël Gottardi for organizing and leading the event. We had 27 attendees to share his expertise and wine tasting. Mr. Bill Finley organized a silent mineral auction, which was . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – March 2018

President’s Letter – February 2018

Dear LGS Members:

I hope you all enjoyed the icy start to the year. It was disappointing not to hold the January luncheon, but the Petroleum Club was closed due to the freezing weather. I was looking forward to hearing from our speaker, but we will try to reschedule him in the future. Punxsutawney Phil . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – February 2018

President’s Letter – January 2018

Dear LGS Members:

Welcome to 2018! I hope you all enjoyed a joyous holiday season and a great start to the New Year. I hope we can keep it going throughout the year.


Our next meeting will be held on January 17 at the Petroleum Club. We will hear a presentation by David Koger . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – January 2018

President’s Letter – December 2017

Dear LGS Members:

Here we are at the end of another semester and the end of the year. I guess it’s true, time flies when you’re having fun. Thanks to those who attended the UL AAPG student chapter’s Cocktail Party at the Lafayette Science Museum. The students did a great job setting up and catering . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – December 2017

President’s Letter – November 2017

Dear LGS Members:

Wow! Another month has come and gone. I hope you all had an opportunity to attend LAGCOE, the GCAGS convention, or both! Our LAGCOE breakfast was a success. The ten UL students did a fantastic job sharing their interesting and pertinent research. Here is a list of our winners:

First place: Mark . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – November 2017

President’s Letter – October 2017

Dear LGS Members:

Thank you to those who attended our BBQ Ice Breaker. We had approximately 55 attendees that enjoyed the food, music, and friendship of our members and guests. Attendance was a little low compared to previous years, so I encourage you to be an active member in our society and our events. Our . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – October 2017