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Geography Picnic: Thursday, May 22

All Geography majors, minors, faculty and families are invited to the end-of-year Geography picnic: Where: Minnesota Square Park, Saint Peter, MN When: 5:30pm on Thursday, May 22 What: Taco/fajita bar, drinks, dessert, student awards, and good conversation

The Middle Fork of the John Day River, Eastern Oregon 

Today: Talk on River-Riparian Vegetation Dynamics

Matthew Goslin of the University of Oregon’s Geography Department, will give a talk on river-vegetation dynamics in the John Day River of eastern Oregon today at 10:30am in Nobel Hall 105. Hope to see you there!

Liz Underwood ('14): A Comparison of the Environmental Footprints of Locals Residents and Second Homeowners in Ottertail County, Minnesota 

Geography research posters: Celebration of Creative Inquiry 2014

Here are some of our Geography majors who presented research at this year’s Celebration of Creative Inquiry.        

Talk on remote sensing of polar ice

Sub-meter remote sensing of polar ice: Unexpected science from an unexpected source Paul Morin, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota Monday, May 5, 3:00-4:20pm Nobel 201, Gustavus Adolphus College Recently the US federally funded polar science community had gained access to 5 polar orbiting, electro-optical sub-meter resolution satellites. This has allowed the polar regions to […]

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Geography Department presents research at Florida conference

Earlier this month, Dr. Ryan Bergstrom, Meg Wika (’14), and Dr. Anna Versluis attended the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Bergstrom kept busy as the Discussant and Chair, respectively, for two sessions on rural sustainability in addition to being a finalist for the J. Warren Nystrom Award. […]

 

Brian Zabel (’14), Intern at Water Treatment Facilities

An interview with Geography and Environmental Studies (ES) major Brian Zabel (’14), who is conducting an internship with the City of St. Peter, MN. Q: What is your internship? Brian: I work in the laboratories of the Broadway Water Treatment facility and the Waste Water Treatment facility of St. Peter, MN. My title is lab […]

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Geography Study Abroad Event: Tue, March 25

The Department of Geography is hosting a gathering for our students to share about their recent study abroad experiences in places like India, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Sweden. The event will be held this Tuesday, March 25th, from 7:30-8:30pm in Nobel 105. Refreshments will be provided. Encourage fellow majors and friends to attend…it’s a great […]

(Photo by Joe Lencioni, 2010. Creative Commons Copyright. www.flickr.com/photos/lencioni/4950145618/in/photostream/) 

Brian Zabel (’14), Intern at Water Treatment Facilities

An interview with Geography and Environmental Studies (ES) major Brian Zabel (’14), who is conducting an internship with the City of St. Peter, MN. Q: What is your internship? Brian: I work in the laboratories of the Broadway Water Treatment facility and the Waste Water Treatment facility of St. Peter, MN. My title is lab […]

 

Film: The Square showing tonight

The Department of Geography invites you to a showing of “The Square,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary following the on-going Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 – 9:15pm Wallenburg Auditorium, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College Free and open to the public.

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Irish immigration to rural Minnesota: Gustavus study featured in Rochester’s PostBulletin

Professor Emeritus of Geography, Bob Douglas, and former Gustavus student Carl Cronin’s study of Irish immigration to Minnesota is featured in today’s Rochester Post-Bulletin: “Douglas undertook his mapping of Irish population in Olmsted County after conducting a survey of historic locales for the Olmsted County Planning Department. He and a student, Eric Cronin, combed through […]