‘Department News’ Category
In celebration of the new GIS minor at Gustavus, the Department of Geography is excited to announce an upcoming talk by Dr. Steve Manson, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota: “Geographic Information Science: Maps, Society, and Technology.” Friday, March 7, at 3:30pm in Olin Hall 103, Gustavus Adolphus College Steven Manson is […]
Arb Soup and Sandwich Seminar – Dr. Anna Versluis, Geography Department: Geo-engineering: Can we engineer our way out of climate change?
In the search for solutions to climate change concerns, Geo-engineering (also called “climate engineering”) has recently emerged as a potential solution (seeding the oceans with iron, for example). Following a brief background on earth systems and climate change, we’ll talk about various proposals for geo-engineered solutions to climate change challenges, and look at what modern […]
Congratulations to the Gustavus Class of 2013, especially our 13 geography majors who graduated this spring! We will miss you. As you continue on life’s path, we wish you success, health, beauty, delight, and meaningful work and relationships. Here are some words of wisdom from Jim Wallis, the founder and president of Sojourners, to “make […]
The Gustavus Geography Department sponsored the visit of a giant floor map of Africa this week and invited area school children to come and take a walking tour of Africa. The map, which measures 26 feet by 35 feet, was on loan from National Geographic via the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. With the help […]
The Department of Geography is pleased to announce their 2013 photo contest. The contest is open to any current student, faculty, or staff at Gustavus Adolphus College. This year, the photo contest will include three categories (natural landscapes, cultural landscapes, and people’s choice). Each entry will consist of an entry form and a single image […]
The Gustavus Adolphus College geography department celebrated Geography Awareness Week by posting informational posters around campus, contributing geography questions for Trivia Night at Patricks, and hosting a quiz contest in the Marketplace Cafeteria. The prize for the contestant with the highest score was a year’s subscription to National Geographic Magazine. Here is the four question […]
Green roof on the Marquette Plaza Building in Minneapolis. Photo: Dawneday, Flickr Green Roof Photoset. Mark Apfelbacher, ’04 geography and environmental studies major, and Anna Claussen, ’04 geography and studio art major, came to Gustavus on December 1st to give a talk on landscape architecture. Both Mark and Anna attended the University of Minnesota’s program […]
Senior geography major Anne Bortscheller was awarded a prestigious internship position with the National Geographic Society. She is spending the fall semester working on educational projects at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Her work has focused on the Xpeditions website which offers a rich array of curriculum resources for geography teachers.