Archive for 2009
Seven geography majors graduated in the May 31, 2009 ceremony: Julissy Acosta, Allison Bohn, Jill Fagerstrom, Eric Gunderson, Angela Magnusson, and Elliot Peterson. Three geography majors completed the geography honors degree with a thesis and graduated with Latin honors: Angie Magnusson graduated summa cum laude, and Allison Bohn and Jill Fagerstrom graduated cum laude.
The Geography Department celebrated the end of a successful Spring Semester with a picnic in Linnaeus Arboretum.
Dr. Anna Versluis presented a paper at the 2009 meeting of the International Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change in Bonn, Germany. The meeting is a gathering of geographers, political scientists, anthropologists and other social scientists who are studying global environmental change and its ramifications.
A group of GEG-105 students visited Glacial Lakes State Park in west-central Minnesota this week. The park showcases some lovely glacial depositional landforms–kames, kettles, and eskers–all created when the last glacier of the Pleistocene Ice Age retreated about 11,000 years ago.
The GEG-243 class enjoyed a beautiful day out on the Blue Earth River and learned about issues in river management. The Rapidan Dam is 99 years old, has 70 feet of vertical drop, and an average flow of 840 cubic feet per second. While it continues to generate enough electricity for 2,000 to 3,000 homes, [...]
Mark Bjelland, Chair of Geography at Gustavus, has an op-ed piece in the current AAG Newsletter, a national, monthly publication of the Association of American Geographers. The title is “Reflections on Geography’s Contributions to the Social Scientific Study of Religion.”
On Saturday, many Gustavus Geography students attended and presented papers or posters at the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium, held at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) held their annual meeting March 22-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gustavus geographers Mark Bjelland, Bob Moline and Anna Versluis attended. Mark chaired several sessions on “Reflections on the Geography of Religion” and presented a paper titled Congregations and the Geographies of Religious Diversity. Anna presented a paper titled Highlands [...]
Gustie geography graduate and world geography teacher Christian Gilbert has posted many beautiful pictures and travel details from his recent climb of Mount Aconcagua–the highest peak in the Americas and the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. Check them out at: http://web.me.com/worldgeography8/Aconcagua/Home.html
The Geography Club brought Christian Gilbert (2000 Geography Graduate) and his climbing partner Brian Honkomp to campus on Monday March 2nd. They gave an inspiring multi-media presentation with video clips, slides, maps and gear from their recent climb of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Christian Gilbert teaches world geography at Clearwater Middle [...]