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2014 Fall Scrapbook
Austin Braget was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on December 3, 2014.
There 8 entries for the 2014 Photo Contest. First place was shared by two Geography undergraduate students: Karl Bauer and Hannah Bahnmiller. Third place went Anthropology student, Dana McVeigh. Here are all the photos with captions.
"Pilgrims Walking to Le Mont Saint-Michel at Low Tide" July 1, 2014 by Karl Bauer. This was taken near Genêts, France. I took this while walking the English Channel's Mont Saint-Michel Bay at low tide. The walk is traditionally a pilgrimage for those reverent of Saint Michael the Archangel. This is a natural site, famous for its unique mud/sand hybrid and two tidal islands.
"Women of Darjeeling: by Hannah Banhmiller. The Darjeeling area of India is well known for its namesake tea along with its Nepali cultural heritage. This photo captures the ethnically Nepali women who work on tea plantations and spend long hours plucking leaves that will distributed globally.
"Deep Waters Of History" by Dana McVeigh. As old as time, this waterfall stands as a testament to both our ancestors and our future as well. It is located in Pipestone National Monument at Pipestone, Minnesota.
"A Window to the Past" by Dana McVeigh. As I embarked on a mission to discover what the new face of archaeology looked like, I encountered unimaginable natural beauty. This natural arch is located a few miles north of Monticello, Utah along Highway 191.
"Tomb of Bibi Jawindi monument" by Fawad Naseer. It is located in Uch Sharif, Punjab, Pakistan. It is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is constructed in the 1493.The picture shows the half structure and labor are working on the other side to protect the structure. On the right side of the picture there is decade old graveyard.
"Now and Forever, I'm your King!" by Thomas McCullough. The following is a photograph of a young man sitting atop the Mississippi River bluffs overlooking the city of Winona, Minnesota. The physical landscape of the bluffs provide an excellent view into the city's major industries, such and grain processing which is portrayed by the numerous grain elevators.
"Taking a Break in Prague" by David Wiosna. My family are all enjoying the local fare near the Charles Bridge in Prague. This was a busy tourist area and there were no cars allowed on this section of the street.
"The Circle of Sacred Smoke and Devils Tower National Monument" by Benjamin York. The Circle of Sacred Smoke represents a puff of smoke from a sacred pipe given to the Lakota people by White Buffalo Calf Women at Devils Tower. The white marble and black granite come from the same quarry in Italy as Michelangelo's marble, and the stone base comes from the Crazy Horse Memorial.
November 19: International Bake Sale and GIS Panel
GTU/Geography held a fundraising bake sale.
Four alumni shared their experiences with faculty and students from Geography and other departments.
November 18: Presentation and Film
Drs. Vandeberg and VanLooy presented on their summer 2014 trip to the Wind River Glacier in Wyoming following a screening of "Chasing Ice".
November 15: Distinguished Alumni Award
During the GTU/UND GEOG banquet, Mr. Ross Keys received the Distinguished Alumni Award and afterward gave an overview of his career and of the importance of geography in politics. Ross Keys is currently Deputy State Director for U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). He received his M.A. in Geography from UND in 1987 and his B.S. in Geography and Spanish from UND in 1983. Ross served as Outreach Director and later State Director for 18 years with Congressman Earl Pomeroy and has worked for U.S. Senators Kent Conrad and Quentin Burdick. Ross traveled to Bogota, Colombia, on a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research for his Master's thesis.
Ross Keys receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from GTU President Karl Bauer.
November 14: Department awards honor outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
Graduate student David Wiosna is the winner of the Lee Okeson Scholarship.
Undergraduate student Austin Braget receiving the B.L. Wills Scholarship from Dr. Munski.
Undergraduate student Manna Khan receiving the Virginia George Scholarship from Dr. Munski.
Morgen Burke, Jay Sandeen, and Benjamin York are the winners of the North Dakota View Scholarship.
November 15: GTU/UND GEOG Banquet
On Saturday evening, Geographers and friends met for a night of celebration, recognizing distinguished alumni and outstanding students.
November 14: Distinguished Alumni Forum for Contemporary Geographic Issues
Mr. Ross Keys, Deputy State Director for U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), was the last Fall Forum speaker.
November 5: November 2014 Forum for Contemporary Geographic Issues
Our third speaker of the 2014-2015 Forum series was Dr. Phil Gerla, Associate Professor (UND Geology). His presentation was titled: "Resiliency or Irreversibility? Examples of Variable Success in Restoring Prairie Hydrology."
Dr. Rundquist took his students from Geog. 374 / 575: Environmental Remote Sensing course on a field trip to KBM Engineering's hangar at the Grand Forks Airport.
UND Geography student and KBM employee Christian Sovak demonstrates the operation of the LiDAR system onboard KBM's Cessna 310 aircraft.
Terry Keeton, president of KBM Inc. in Grand Forks, ND, discusses the LiDAR and digital aerial photography that his company collects.
October 22: Student Presentations
There were not one but two students presentations as part of our Fall speaker series. Undergraduate student Karl Bauer presented on his summer experiences in Israel and then graduate students, Morgen, Lisa, and Dani, presented their research in GEOG576: Field Methods and Analysis on change in Grand Forks after the 1997 Red River Flood.
Graduate students: Morgen, Lisa, and Dani.
Undergraduate student Karl Bauer presenting on his summer trip to Israel.
Audience during both talks.
September 10: Internship Experiences of UND Geography Students.
Our first Fall Forum Speaker was actually three UND Geography Undergraduate students who talked about their summer research experiences. They are Christian Sovak, Kyle Economy, and Hannah Bahnmiller.