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Message from AEG President Gary Luce
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If you are a younger member of AEG and you are not excited about your future, AEG President Gary Luce wants to help instill optimism. High demand, low supply and openings at the top all translate into rapid upward mobility and increasing compensation, according to Luce.
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Images of Colorado flooding
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Flooding after the September 2013 storms was widespread and devastating to many citizens and communities in Colorado. Ken Feldman, an AEG member, took pictures of the dramatic effects the flooding has had on his home and his community. AEG thanks Ken for sharing his story and is thinking of him, his family and all those affected by this disaster. We hope for a safe and speedy recovery for all Coloradans.
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Student outreach at University of Texas at Arlington — New AEG
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The University of Texas at Arlington's EES & Geology Department held a Student Organization Meet and Greet in September, inviting all EES & Geology students to visit with faculty, staff and several student organizations. AEG was represented by Andrew Taylor, a senior, graduating in spring 2014 with a bachelor's degree in geology and a minor in biology.
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Greg L. Hempen named 2013-14 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology
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Greg L. Hempen has been named the 2013-2014 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology. Greg is a geophysicist/geological engineer consulting for URS Corporation’s St. Louis Office. He specializes in all types of vibration mitigation, and his 40-plus-year career includes a long tenure with the St. Louis District of the Corps of Engineers.
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AEG corporate sponsorship: Your contribution counts
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Each year, the funds AEG receives from our corporate sponsors go into many of the important programs our members and the profession depends on to thrive. Here are a few ways your support makes a difference.
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National Fossil Day overview
National Park Service
The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute are partnering to host the fourth annual National Fossil Day on Oct. 16 during Earth Science Week. National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

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AEG: Meet Amanda Rock (AEG)
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IPQC's Mine Rrehabilitation & Closure Planning Summit
International Quality and Productivity Center
The agenda for the International Quality and Productivity Center's Mine Rehabilitation & Closure Planning Summit Nov. 18 and 19 in Las Vegas is now available. This conference is a global event that unites mining companies, regulators and state agencies in their quest to ensure environmental sustainability as it relates to both the rehabilitation and mine closure process.

A speaking faculty will discuss the industry's greatest challenges and best practices to achieve a successful closure in an ever changing technological and regulatory environment. Download the brochure here, or email to have it sent to your inbox.

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Geologic Map Day: Celebrate on Oct. 18
American Geosciences Institute via AEG
Celebrate the second annual Geologic Map Day! On Oct. 18, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2013 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society. Earth Science Week 2013 will be celebrated Oct. 13-19.

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17 photos of lava that will totally melt your mind
The Huffington Post
Gooey. Goopy. Oozey. Even the words that describe lava are pretty spectacular. Below, feast your eyes on 17 mesmerizing photos of molten lava.

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AEG: Meet Amanda Rock
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The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for either one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the AEG Insider editors — Amanda Rock.



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New site shows statewide, local maps of natural hazards
Arizona Public Media
The Arizona Geological Survey has announced the release of its new hazard viewer. The site is a compilation of data on earthquakes, faults, earth fissures and wildfires in the state. The survey originally planned the site for first responders, but later decided the general public is also in need of this information. Visitors to the site can view a statewide map of natural hazards, or they can type in an address to find local hazards.
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See related story: Video: ‘When the Ground Splits Open’ (Arizona Public Media)

Geosciences Bulletin Board
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Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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Inside the devastation in Lyons, Colo.
KMGH-TV via YouTube
As the river waters recede in Lyons, Colo., homes are still in danger of washing away. KMGH-TV's Eric Lupher hiked into one isolated area where neighbors and volunteers are protecting homes at all costs.
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