Archive for 2011

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Geography Students Help with Sandbagging

Students from the water resources management geography course got a firsthand look at floodplain management by helping sandbag in Saint Peter. With spring snowmelt pushing the Minnesota River to flood stage after a particularly wet fall and snowy winter, the students were called into action to protect properties along Old Minnesota Avenue and at the […]

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Geography Student Jasmine Porter Wins International Studies Fellowship

Sophomore geography and political science major Jasmine Porter has won a competitive award as an Institute for International Public Policy Fellow. The fellowship includes scholarships, summer language and policy institutes, internships with international agencies, and money towards graduate study.  It is great to have such a talented person here at Gustavus. Congratulations Jasmine!     […]

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Geography Alumna Angela Magnusson Wins Rotary Fellowship to India

Gustavus geography graduate Angela Magnusson ’09 of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota has been awarded a competitive Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship. She will spend the 2011-2012 academic year studying rural development at the University of Delhi in India. Angela is well prepared for this opportunity. As an undergraduate student, Angela spent a semester studying community development in […]

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Geography is Everywhere

Dr. Bob Douglas took a break from a show at the Guthrie Theater to point out the significance of St. Anthony Falls, Nicollet Island, and the Stone Arch Bridge to the historical geography of the Upper Midwest. St. Anthony Falls is the only waterfall on the Mississippi River and powered the industrial development of Minneapolis. […]

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Alumni Return for a Visit

1999 Gustavus geography graduates Stephanie Houk Sheetz and Andy Houk Sheetz returned to Gustavus to visit with their old professors and show off their 3-year old son Zachary. Stephanie is the senior planner for Fort Dodge, Iowa and Andy is a stay-at-home dad.

Google enters the remote sensing world

In Google’s quest to take over the world through providing services so helpful and cool we can’t turn them down, they are now entering the world of remotely sensed data. The new Google Earth Engine has many years’ worth of satellite-derived earth observation data for viewing, although apparently not for downloading unless you have VIP […]