Weekly News News Archive

September 2, 2018
September 2, 2018 · Weekly News
Student & Alumni News This week we were informed of the passing of Shawn Ross, a geography major in the department who was well liked by the faculty and will be missed dearly. Shawn passed away at his home earlier this month. You can read his obituary in the Herald-Dispatch. We also received an update from
August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018 · Weekly News
Welcome Back!  Welcome to another exciting academic year! Hopefully you had a restful and productive summer break, which by the way, it is not too late to submit your pictures and stories of the places you visited.  As some of you may know, this is a weekly publication intended to provide brief updates on department
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018 · Weekly News
Closing the Year on a High Note There are plenty of great news this week as we bring the year to a close: 1) The department had 8 students graduate this semester, plus another 4 obtained GIS certificates. Congratulations to all in this major achievement! Master’s: Nick Adkins – MS Alan Edwards – MA Bob
April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 · Weekly News
Student Achievement Please join us in congratulating the following students for their successful presentation of their capstone geography projects during the COLA Conference on Friday, April 20th: Kara Scott – Othering of Others: Japan’s Struggle to Improve Immigration. Shannon Spencer – Is There a Universal Benchmark to Evaluate Habitat Quality in Coalfield Streams? Brian O’Keefe
April 14, 2018
April 14, 2018 · Weekly News
COLA Conference The 18th annual conference of the College of Liberal Arts will be taking place on April 19-20. Students will be presenting their research at the Drinko Library over the two-day period. Below you can find the geography students presenting at the conference: All undergraduates who eventually will have to present before reaching graduation are
April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018 · Weekly News
Funded Research Opportunity for Fall 2018 Marshall University is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards for Fall 2018. The award provides students an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research, under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member during fall semester 2018. A $750 stipend and
April 1, 2018
April 1, 2018 · Weekly News
Register for Classes Welcome back from the break! Hopefully you made the time to recharge your batteries so that you can close the semester on a high note. Also, the schedule of courses for the summer and spring semesters have been published, and there are many great offerings: Summer Semester ·        GEO 100 – Human
March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018 · Weekly News
New Leadership  We are happy to report that the Geography Club elected a new team of officers during this week’s meeting. Here is the new leadership team:  Mike Andry- President Jerry Larcher- Vice President Daniel Ball- Treasurer Maggie McGhee- Secretary Congratulations to our new leaders! We look forward to their new agenda for the 2018-2019 academic year.
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018 · Weekly News
Departmental News We got to see this week the valuable contributions that geography alumni make to the department. Zachary McLain (BA 2014) reached out to us this week to recruit current geography students in the department to apply for the summer internship at the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Remarkably, Zach himself started in that
March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018 · Weekly News
“Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things” If you recognize this quote, you know we are referring to what has become known in the discipline as the first law of geography. First articulated by Waldo Tobler in seminal work “A computer movie simulating urban growth in the