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During the GTU/UND GEOG banquet, Dr. DeMers received the Distinguished Alumni Award and afterward gave a inspiring overview of his career that he started at UND first in Biology (B.S.) and then in Geography (M.S.).
Dr. DeMers receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from GTU President Benjamin York.
Dr. DeMers starting his talk about his long and distinguished career.
In recognition of outstanding students UND Geography awarded one B.L. Wills Scholarship and three Virginia George Scholarships. The winners are:
- B.L. Wills: Benjamin York
- Virginia George:
- Lori Young
- Mikel Smith
- Hannah Bahnmiller
Drs. Munski and DeMers with the Virginia George Scholarship winners.
Benjamin York receiving the Wills Scholarship.
Lori Young receiving the Virginia George scholarship.
Mikel Smith receiving the Virginia George scholarship.
Hannah Bahnmiller receiving the Virginia George scholarship.
On Friday evening, Geographers and friends met for a night of celebration, recognizing distinguished alumni and outstanding students.
Dr. Michael DeMers, Professor of Geography at New Mexico State University, was the last Fall Forum speaker. His presentation was "The UCGIS GIS&T Body of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future".
Dr. DeMers also visited students in GEOG471/L Cartography & Visualization and gave a great inspirational informal talk about careers in geography.
The winners of the first annual UND GEOG GAW Photo Contest are:
- 1st place goes to undergraduate Carmen Cryer (Psychology/Elem. Ed.)
- 2nd place goes to undergraduate Hannah Bahnmiller (Geography/Anthropology)
Here are the winning photos:
Carmen's photo from Fairbanks, Alaska
Hannah's photo from the Ganges in India
The 2013 Stone Soup Awards Luncheon was held on November 14 at the Gorecki Alumni Center. The awards recognize "community-university academic partnerships between faculty, students, departments and the community". Geographers were nominated in four categories and won in three of them:
- Engaged Department Award was presented to the Geography Department
- Faculty Service-Learning Award was presented to Dr. Michael Niedzielski
- Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement Award was presented to Hannah Bahnmiller (Geography and Anthropology double major)
- Graduate student Mikel Smith was nominated in the Graduate Student Civic Engagement Award
The Geography Department receiving the Engaged Department Award!
Hannah Bahnmiller (Geography and Anthropology) receiving the Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement Award.
Drs. Vandeberg, Niedzielski, Cindy Purpur, Dr. Hansen, and graduate student Mikel.
October 18: Dr. Rundquist's colloquium in the Biology Department
Dr. Rundquist presented on his research in the Biology Department. The title of the presentation is "Drivers of Change in Conservation Land Covers in Nelson County, ND 1991-2011".
Our second speaker of the 2013-2014 Forum series was Dr. Ann Reed, Assistant Professor (UND Anthropology). Her presentation was titled "The Cultural Geographies of Heritage Tourism: Applying Mixed Methods".
Dr. Rundquist along with graduate students Brett, Rick, and Zach participated at the 2013 Great Plains Rocky Mountain regional meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Omaha, Nebraska.
The UND Geography Bowl team (current graduate students, Zach, Brett, and Rick along with alumni Matt and his wife) placed 2nd!!!
Graduate student, Brett.
Graduate student, Rick.
Graduate student, Zach.
On September 27 2013 as part of Geog 576 Field Methods and Analysis in Geography, Dr. Vandeberg took students to Turtle River State Park.
Graduate students, David and Lawrence.
Graduate students, Dasuni and Derrick.
UND Geographers at the 2013 North Dakota GIS Users Conference.
Dr. Vandeberg during his presentation.
Dr. Atkinson and graduate student, Brett.
Graduate student, Zach.
Graduate student, Melissa.
Graduate student, Lawrence.
Dr. Vandeberg and alumnus, Nick Kludt, now a graduate student in UND Biology.
Geography alumnus and current Biology student, Nick Kludt, winner of the conference poster competition with Dr. Rundquist.
Geology PhD Students, Anna and Josh Crowell, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the conference paper competition.
On September 7 2013 as part of Geog 576 Field Methods and Analysis in Geography, Dr. Vandeberg took students to the Agassiz Audubon Center near Warren, MN.
Drs. Hansen and Vandeberg with graduate students Dasuni, Derrick, David, and Lawrence.
Our first speaker of the 2013-2014 Forum series was Dr. Tom DeSutter, Assistant Professor and
Soil Science Program Leader at NDSU. His presentation was titled "Saline and Sodic Soils of North Dakota".
Dr. DeSutter's presentation title.
Drs. DeSutter and Vandeberg.
Students at Dr. DeSutter's presentation.