Archive for August, 2008

Nick Jost ’08 to Madagascar

Geography graduate Nicholas Jost ’08 was recently assigned to Madagascar where he will work as a Peace Corps environmental education specialist.  He leaves on February 10, 2009.  During fall 2008 he will audit French classes at Gustavus to get ready for Madagascar where Malagasy and French are the primary languages.

Gabe Joyes ’08: Dream GIS Job in Wyoming

Gabe Joyes ’08 wrote to let us know that he has been hired by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as a GIS Technician.  He will be based in the Lander, Wyoming office.  We all remember how Gabe fell in love with the American West while in Bob Moline’s class.  So, congratulations Gabe!

Bob Douglas: the Waterfall Man

Geography professor Bob Douglas has given many waterfall tours and is working on a field guide to the waterfalls of Southern Minnesota. His expertise on waterfalls was featured in a June 17, 2008 article in the Mankato Free Press. The article had a photograph of Bob standing in front of the Swan Lake Outlet Falls […]

Gusties Grading AP Human Geography Exams

Gustavus geography graduates Amanda (Peterson) Kolpin ’03 and Ann Fletchall ’00 met up in Lincoln, Nebraska where they both were grading Advanced Placement Human Geography exams from students from around the United States.  Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate in geography at U-Wisconsin and Ann is a Ph.D. candidate in geography at Arizona State.

Graduation 2008

Ten geography students marched across the podium on June 1, 2008, collecting diplomas and saying goodbyes. We will miss them all. Here are the 2008 graduates and their immediate post-graduation plans: Anne Bortscheller, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. Nick Jost, Peace Corps Gabe Joyes, Montana–Camp Counselor Ava Lambrecht, Peace Corps Andrew Liska, Metropolitan Mosquito Control […]