Getting Stoned

Geology is the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical,chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is undergoing.

This semester, a group of students and professors have dedicated time and effort into creating the next club on campus: The Geology Club. A club that focuses on rocks and tectonic plates sounds somewhat boring to most people; what you don’t know, however, is the importance of this study. Geologist study the history of our planet to better predict the future of Mother Earth. They study earth materials, energy sources, landslides, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions,  and climate change. This study is much more than sedimentary vs. igneous rock - it is the study of what is going on in the world around us.

The geology club visited Mt. Ida on their first adventure together this semester. The group collected samples and made memories on the mountain that will last a lifetime.

If you are interested in becoming part of this rockin’ new club, you can contact Dawn Harwood, the club president at, or myself at



Payton Allen
Photo Credits: 
Dawn Harwood
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014