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01.06.14 Nominating Committee Announces 2014-15 GBA Slate
GBA’s Nominating Committee has announced its slate of officers and directors for GBA’s 2014-15 fiscal year. GBA President-Elect Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE (Terracon) will become president. Those nominated for the...
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12.30.13 DR. ENGLISH: Enclosed please find
A member recently contacted the good doctor for guidance about alternatives to trite phrases. Here are the phrases she was concerned about and the alternatives...
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12.04.13 EDITORIAL: The Definition of Insanity
Engineers are the most important people on Earth. They make civilization possible. Some countries get it and some countries, including ours, don’t get it. But that’s not our nation’s fault. It’s the fault of our nation’s engineers...
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11.26.13 DR. ENGLISH: Strength in simplicity
“You, too, can have the vocabulary of a Harvard English major.” You’ve probably seen that advertisement in airline magazines, suggesting that you, too, can develop knowledge of words that other people don’t know, making...
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11.04.13 Geoprofessionals Leading Economy from the Doldrums, Economist Says
Just how important are geoprofessionals and the innovations they create? An Economist article discussing research, development, and innovation in the United States concludes as follows: "A mixture of government-funded basic...
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10.28.13 DR. ENGLISH: Misspoken Phrases
It’s pretty common for people to mishear a word or phrase and then go on to use it improperly, and it’s also pretty common for those who recognize the corruption to say nothing about it, so as not to offend the user. Just a few you may be familiar...
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10.22.13 Industry Snapshot Shows Steady Financial Improvement for Geoprofessional Firms, But Less Optimism...
Slightly better financial performance over the past six months has been reported by firms that comprise the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). The “GBA Industry Snapshot” survey report, prepared by the GBA...
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10.12.13 GBA President Fraese Sees Bright Future Ahead for Geoprofessionals
“As has always been a hallmark of this organization, we are responding to the future, not the past, so that – when the future arrives – we’ll all be there to greet it. We intend to be a continuing, long-term asset of service to you by staying...
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10.07.13 DR. ENGLISH: Ellipsis
An ellipsis is a series of three or four periods used to indicate that a writer has omitted something from a quotation. When do you use three periods and when do you use four? Glad you asked!...
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09.30.13 DR. ENGLISH: Observation
We get letters, thank goodness! Like this one: “I have a question about the use of ‘observation’ versus ‘observations.’ To me it makes sense to be singular when used as an adjective, as in ‘observation protocol,’ but it...
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