Archive for May, 2012

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Dr. Sigler to Give LALACS Keynote Address on May 9

Join us in celebrating Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS) seniors on May 9th 4:00-5:30 p.m. Students will give poster presentations in English, Spanish and/or French. Dr. Thomas Sigler, Visiting Professor of Geography, will give the keynote address at 5pm. Refreshments provided!

Geography Students Present Their Original Research

Eleven geography majors presented their original research studies at the Celebration of Creative Inquiry on May 4, 2012. A selection of their exciting scholarship is featured below. If you’re interested in learning more, the students would be happy to discuss their research with you!

Gravitational Recovery and Climate Experiment

This is a guest blog by senior Geology major Todd Kremmin as part of GEG-345 Remote Sensing of Environment. Back in March of 2002, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), which is a twin satellite project that takes detailed measurements of Earth’s gravity field. After 10 […]

Super Moon This Weekend

Don’t forget to look for the “super moon” Saturday night:

Celebration of Creative Inquiry TODAY!

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry will take place today, Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM in the Jackson Campus Center banquet rooms. There will be over 120 posters representing students from many departments and programs in all divisions of the campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor the work that our students are doing. […]

Congratulations, Meg Wika!

Congratulations to sophomore Geography and Environmental Studies major Meg Wika for winning a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange Service scholarship! Meg will be studying in Freiberg, Germany, during Fall 2012. For more information, see this Gustavus (front-page!) news story.

MUGS 2012

Gustavus Geography had a great showing at this year’s Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) on Saturday, April 28. Gustavus students Jory Birkeland, Emery Ellingson, and Peter Westby presented papers from their original research: Jory presented on the future of public transportation in the American West, Emery on the relationship between growth in corn ethanol and […]