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it’s our 70th anniversary
and you're invited!

Please join us for an alumni get-together at IUGFS August 1-4, 2019 to celebrate our 70th anniversary.

We will have activities around the Field Station, geological field trips, and southwest Montana cultural activities.
 Come renew old friendships and make new ones!

This event is open to all IU alumni and their families. For everyone’s safety no animals will be permitted

register for the gathering

a little history

the earliest days...

The impetus and vision that created the Indiana University Geologic Field Station came from Charles Frederick Deiss. His experience in the Rockies and his teaching at the University of Montana (1929-45) led him to select the South Boulder Valley as the site for the Field Station when he came to Indiana as department chairman and State Geologist in 1945.

Dr. Deiss selected the South Boulder Valley as the site for the Field Station because "the region offers more extensive and varied geologic phenomena than any other area of equal size in the United States." After a July 1948 visit by the IU Purchasing Agent and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, the present site was selected for purchase.

Charles J. Vitaliano was the first full-time instructor in G429 at the IU Geologic Field Station. He taught with Charles Deiss in the first IU course offerings (1947-48) at the Princeton Field Camp near Red Lodge, and became primary instructor for the first course offered at the IUGFS in 1949.

the weekend highlights

you can stay at the Field Station or book area lodging

Thursday August 1

  1. guest check-in
  2. informal welcome for early guests

Friday August 2

  1. breakfast
  2. geological trip
  3. cultural trip
  4. lunch
  5. evening hog roast

Saturday August 3

  1. breakfast
  2. geological trip
  3. cultural trip
  4. lunch
  5. evening reception

Sunday August 4

  1. breakfast
  2. check-out and departure

explore the area

before you travel, learn more about the southwest Montana region
and local attractions

contact information

department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-855-1475

email: iugfs@indiana.edu

field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3323