Archive for June, 2009

Gusties Assemble at AP Human Geography Reading

Four Gusties worked together at the AP Human Geography reading held at the University of Nebraska. Their task was to grade the free response questions on 59,000 AP Geography exams. Geography is a required high school subject in Texas and the State of Florida pays for all AP exams so many of the exams were […]

Early Career Faculty Workshop

Dr. Anna Versluis spent last week at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she participated in a workshop for early career faculty sponsored by the Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA). It was an excellent week, full of meeting other new geography professors from institutions across the United States and Canada, discussing how to improve our […]

Dr. Bjelland Visits Augustana College Geography Department

While on a Teagle grant-related visit to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, Dr. Bjelland got a chance to visit their well-regarded Geography Department. Augustana’s Geography Department has strong ties to Gustavus–it was a sister Swedish Lutheran college, the undergraduate home to Dr. Bob Moline, and the place where his brother Norm Moline has spent […]

Geography Majors Graduate 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.