October 9, 2018

Getting Ready for SEDAAG (Travel forms, GeoBowl, Fieldtrips)

If you are a student who will be attending SEDAAG, you need to submit your student travel form to Marshall’s Travel Office 45 days prior to departure…that means, now! Here is a link to the form: https://www.marshall.edu/travel/student-travel-form/

Also, have you heard about the World Geography Bowl? This is a ‘quiz bowl’ style team competition where all the questions are geographically oriented.  Think Jeopardy, but with teams of six players instead of everyone competing alone, and the category is always “world geography”.  Each state in the division is invited to send a team to represent it in the competition. There are several state teams in the process of forming.  If you are interested in playing, email me so I can get you registered.

Finally, there are several field trips planned – some are self guided and others will be guided. The preliminary info might help in making your travel plans.  Here’s the rough agenda:

Saturday 2PM Hike the Appalachian Trail along the balds at Roan Mountain, Limited to 20 participants, cost $20, duration ~4 hrs. (Leaders: Andrew Joyner and Wil Tollefson)


Sunday 7AM “long” run along the Tweetsie Trail 10 mile out-and-back from Carnegie Hotel or 6 mile out-and-back from the Tweetsie Trailhead. No limit. No cost. BYO water. (Leader: Ingrid Luffman)

Sunday PM “Floods and brews” Guided walk of downtown Johnson City flood mitigation installations, citizen science project, and local microbrews. No charge, but participants wanting to sample microbrews need to bring their own money. Limited to about 30 participants. Time TBD. (Leaders: Will Tollefson and Ingrid Luffman)

Monday 6AM “short” run along the Brush Creek greenway from Carnegie Hotel to Founders Park and possibly King Commons (2-3 miles). No limit. No cost. BYO water. (Leader: Ingrid Luffman)

Job Opportunities

Science & Technology Interns, Global Science & Technology, Inc., Fairmont, WV

GIS/GPS Analyst, EMH&T, Columbus, OH

GIS Analyst, Rose International Inc., Columbus, OH

Locating Technician, Blood Hound, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Technician II, EBA Engineering, Inc., Prince George’s County, MD

GIS Specialist, EBA Engineering, Inc., Prince George’s County, MD

Should you have any questions about any of these opportunities, do not hesitate to get in contact.


The Geography Department