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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 […]

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Film: The Square showing on March 18

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.  

Film tonight: The Milagro Bean Field War

Join Geography Professor Bob Moline and his GEG-234 Landscapes of the American West class for a showing of the movie The Milagro Bean Field War today, Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm in the downstairs Audiovisual Room 1 of the Library. Set in rural New Mexico, The Milagro Bean Field War tells the story of […]

Photo by Commonwealth Foundation/Colin Patterson. Creative Commons Copyright.) 

Lecture by author Chimamanda Adichie

The amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a writer from Nigeria who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novelĀ Purple Hibiscus, will deliver the 2014 Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 in Alumni Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture is free and open to the public, […]

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Building Bridges Conference this Saturday: Disposable Communities? Demanding Environmental Justice

Guest post by Elsa Bell and Shelbie Walsh. This Saturday! Gustavus Geography majors Shelbie Walsh and Elsa Bell would like to invite all of our fellow geography members to attend the Building Bridges conference at Gustavus on March 8 starting at 9am! We have been working all year to put this conference together, both of […]

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Upcoming Geography Dept. Talk: The future of mapping technology and what it means for society

In celebration of the new GIS minor at Gustavus, the Department of Geography is excited to announce an upcoming talk by Dr. Steve Manson, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota: “Geographic Information Science: Maps, Society, and Technology.” Friday, March 7, at 3:30pm in Olin Hall 103, Gustavus Adolphus College Steven Manson is […]

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Meg Wika wins AAG-GTU travel award

Congratulations to Meg Wika, senior geography major, who has been awarded an Association of American Geographer‘s (AAG) and Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) student travel award. This award will allow Meg to present her senior honors thesis at the national meeting of the AAG in Tampa, FL, in April 2014. Meg’s presentation is titled “Family, Patriotism, […]