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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 society is what we make of it.


We will not have our usual monthly meeting for October. Instead, we will have our LAGCOE breakfast at the Cajundome Terrace.  Please come support the UL students who were chosen to compete in a poster competition. More information can be found below in the calendar of events.


The UL Geology Museum, in conjunction with the Lafayette Science Museum and LAGCOE, has developed a new exhibit “Energy Unearthed: The Science of Petroleum Exploration”. The exhibit is slated to open to the public October 21st, so be sure to come check it out.


Mark your calendars and participate in these events:


  • LGS Continuing Education Presents: GIS for Geology short course, October 5-6, Abdalla Hall. To register, visit
  • LAGCOE, October 24-26.  For more information, see website:
  • October meeting: We will meet at the Cajundome on October 25th from 7:00 am – 9:00 am for a breakfast meeting. UL students will be presenting posters detailing their current research. The biannual LAGCOE Exposition begins at 9:00 am.  You may register for the LAGCOE at Registration is free and open to all industry members.
  • 2017 GCAGS/GCSSEPM Annual Convention will be held November 1-3 in San Antonio, TX.  There are many field trips and short courses, as well, so be sure to check out their website:
  • Our November meeting will be held at the usual time on November 15.  Dr. Jon Rotzien from UL will be our guest speaker.
  • The Geosteering short course, “Beer and Steer”, will be held on December 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Jefferson Street Pub.  We will send out more information soon.

Here’s your lagniappe for the month – a fun read for your spare time.  In “The Secret Knowledge of Water”, Craig Childs leads you through the deserts of the southwest in pursuit of water.  You follow along as he includes stories of his adventures mixed with a little geology and archaeology. I hope you enjoy.


I’ll see you for breakfast!


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