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Successful weather balloon launch

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics launched a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7. Physics Professor Chuck Niederriter and a group of students tracked the balloon using GPS as it went up into the stratosphere and traveled east […]

Weather balloon launch: Friday

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics will launch a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7, at 12:30pm from the parking lot between Nobel and Olin Halls. All are invited to the launch!

Save the date: MUGS 2015

The Department of Geography at Gustavus will host the annual Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) on Saturday, April 18, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!

Glacier change and water supply in Ecuador: Geography professor to give research talk at MSU

Dr. Jeff La Frenierre, Assistant Professor of Geography at Gustavus, will give a talk featuring his research on glacier retreat, hydrology, and water resources in Ecuador this Friday at Minnesota State University. Current students and faculty should contact Anna if you are interested in attending. We’ll leave Gustavus at 2:30pm. Talk title: PAPA CHIMBORAZO IS […]

Drone images Linnaeus Arboretum for Geography class

The Gustavus GEG-240 Fundamentals of GIS class, taught by Dr. Jeff La Frenierre, got to see a drone in action this week as Erik Johnson (’02) brought a drone to campus to image Linnaeus Arboretum. This drone is essentially a (high-end!) styrofoam model airplane mounted with a camera and GPS unit. Special software geometrically corrects […]

Film: Connected by Coffee

The film Connected by Coffee will be shown on Thu, Oct 9 at 7pm in the Treaty Site History Center, 1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Through this journey, the viewer learns how every cup of coffee we drink connects us in a very real way to the people who produce it. Film synopsis: Connected […]

Geography Bonfire: Sunday, 6-7pm

Join Geography faculty and students for a bonfire and s’mores outside of Sorensen Hall on Sunday, September 21, 6-7pm. See you there!

Graduation advice for aspiring humanitarians: Don’t try to save the world

Geography Professor William Moseley of Macalester College gives advice for students looking to begin a career in international humanitarian service: “Graduates hoping to embark on an international humanitarian career should not do it to ‘save the world’.” “While working to make the world a better place is a noble goal, it often sets up a […]

Climate science grant awarded

Congratulations! Julie Bartley (Geology), Laura Triplett (Geology), Jim Dontje (ES), Jeff La Frenierre (arriving in Geography 2014), Cindy Johnson (Biology), and Michele Koomen (Education) have been awarded a grant from the InTeGrate Program: Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future. InTeGrate aims to increase geoscience literacy in all students and to connect the earth […]

Geography students present research at MUGS 2014

A large contingent of Gustie Geographers attended the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, on Saturday, April 26. Three Gustavus students presented research: Sydney Firmin (’14): Organic Foods and Consumption Brendan Maloney (’15): Water Rights in the Sacramento River Basin: Conflicts and Recommendations Meg Wika (’14): Family, […]