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RE: Northen Illinois University Shootings



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Williams, Scott
>
> Dear Friends,
> 
> Just a quick update regarding the tragedy at NIU yesterday.  
> As mentioned all of the Burpee crew who attend classes at NIU 
> are fine, Burpee Curator Mike Henderson who teaches another 
> geology class is fine.
> 
> 
> Unfortunately the class that was attacked was an Intro to 
> Oceanography class taught by Ph.D. student, Joseph Peterson.  
> As some of you may know, Joe was part of the team that 
> discovered and excavated Jane our juvy Tyrannosaurus.  Joe is 
> also an SVP member, and has done a few poster presentations 
> at the annual meetings.  Joe was shot by the gunman in the 
> shoulder; fortunately Joe was not seriously injured and is 
> expected to make a recovery.  Joe emailed today and said he 
> was ok.  I wanted to update this so those of you who are 
> friends with Joe know that he is ok.  Once again, thank you 
> all for your concerns. 

Scott,

Thanks for keeping us updated. Glad to hear that Joe has made it okay. And
on behalf of all of us on the DML, our thoughts are with you and the NIU
community.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite/
Fax: 301-405-0796

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA