CWUNews FeedNews Feed and Minors Meeting (Free Pizza), 11 Oct 2016 11:11:20<p>The department invites all current majors and minors and those thinking about majoring or minoring in Geography to our annual Majors &amp; Minors meeting. The brief meeting will provide an opportunity for students to enjoy some free pizza; to meet the faculty; and to learn about upcoming courses, changes in advising, scholarships, internships, the activities of the Geography Club, and other news you can use.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, Oct. 18<br>5:00 PM<br>Dean 3rd floor lobby</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br>Reception for Taylor Steele, award-winning alumna (Free Greek Food), 07 Oct 2016 10:24:36<p>The Department of Geography will host a reception for Taylor Steele, who was recently named one of the university’s “4 before 40” award winners. Taylor graduated from CWU in 2013 with a BA in International Studies and a GIS certificate. Now based in Portland, Taylor is a project development associate for OneEnergy Renewables. She is responsible for site selection, acquisition, permitting, and interconnection for the company’s Pacific Northwest solar photovoltaic projects. The reception will feature free food and beverages.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Friday, October 14<br>2:00 to 3:00 PM<br>Dean 3rd Floor Lobby.<br>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br>Hold on to Your Mortarboards, 13 Jun 2016 11:29:13<p>Take a look at a great photo of Geography graduates attending this years commencement ceremony. It would not be graduation without a little wind.</p><p>Congratulations to all of our graduates!</p><p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></p>Geography at the Roslyn Farmer's Market, 13 Jun 2016 11:01:37<p>Geography professor Jennifer Lipton leads effort to involve CWU students in <a href="">sustainable agriculture-themed entertainment program at Roslyn Farmers Market</a>.</p>CWU’s Delgado Receives 2016 Rep. Timm Ormsby Citizenship Award, 19 May 2016 08:02:53<p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="height: 250px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: left; width: 167px;">Elvin Delgado, CWU assistant professor of geography, is one of only five public university faculty members to receive the coveted Rep. Timm Ormsby Citizenship Award. The award was created in 2013 in Ormsby’s honor, in recognition of his efforts to promote civic leadership throughout Washington State. The award “seeks to encourage, recognize and honor exemplary civic engagement.”</p><p>“This award is a symbol of all we are trying to achieve,” said Delgado. “To me, civic leadership must take into account the environment we live in and the future we leave our children.”</p><p>Delgado was nominated for the award because of his tireless efforts to work for integrated energy and energy transition to clean and sustainable sources. During his first year at CWU, Dr. Delgado proposed, initiated and now directs the CWU Institute for Integrated Energy Studies. One initiative of the Institute is to work with the Tulalip Tribe in a solar project for the Tribe’s Early Learning Center. Under Delgado’s direction, the Tribe and the Institute received a grant from Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install and monitor solar panels on the Tulalip’s Early Learning Center. He is currently in conversations with the Quinault Tribe to work toward a more sustainable economy, energy sovereignty, clean energy initiatives, and tsunami-risk-related relocation.</p><p>The Institute also collaborates with the City of Ellensburg on a $750,000 grant from the WA Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund 2 to expand the Ellensburg Community Solar project. In 2015, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Delgado to the Board of Directors of the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials.</p><p>Delgado is a Fulbright scholar. He also serves as a public speaker to highlight the importance of energy transition, integrated energy, community development, and elementary education. He also spent a week in Cuba working with a delegation sponsored by the Fulbright IIE to further international relations through academic diplomacy.</p><p>”I truly admire the tremendous outreach that Dr. Delgado has performed since he has been here at Central,” said Steve Hackenberger, CWU chair and professor of Resource Management. “Elvin was nominated by his colleagues because his work will have a lasting impact on the citizens of our state.”</p><p>The Ormbsy Award was presented to Delgado at the CWU’s Faculty Senate on May 4, 2016.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>May 19, 2016</p></br></br>Learn about Geography Careers and Grad School from Alumni, 04 May 2016 13:09:53<p>On Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 PM in Dean Hall 3rd floor lobby, three recent alumni will share their experiences of the world after graduating.&nbsp; Food will be served. Checkout this <a href="/geography/sites/">flyer</a> for more information.</p>Dr. Craig Revels Presents at Winterthur Museum in Deleware, 07 Apr 2016 09:37:19<p>Dr. Revels presented an invited lecture at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware on Friday, April 8th. <!--break-->The two-day Winterthur Furniture Forum, which attracted experts from around the world, had the theme Exotic Woods, Masterful Makers: Tropical Hardwoods and The Luxury Furniture Trade, 1600–1850. Craig’s talk, “Mahogany and the Making of the Central American Landscape”, drew on his dissertation research at Louisiana State University and subsequent scholarship. <a href="">Read more</a>.</p></!--break-->Geography Hires New Faculty Member, 25 Jan 2016 14:30:00<p>In September 2016, there will be a new faculty member in the department. In December, the university formally offered a tenure-track assistant professor position to Sterling Quinn, who is finishing his Ph.D. in Geography at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Sterling grew up in the Yakima area and then went on to Brigham Young University where he earned a degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After eight years with Esri Inc., the largest GIS software company in the world, Sterling then embarked on doctoral studies at PSU, focusing his research on open source mapping. You can learn more about Sterling’s background and interests here: <a href=""></a>. When he arrives in the Fall, Sterling will be teaching cartography and GIS courses. We look forward to welcoming him back to our area!</p>COP21: Carbon emissions 'to stall or even decline' this year, 07 Dec 2015 12:42:25<p></p>Governor appoints CWU’s Delgado to State Energy Research Board, 02 Dec 2015 15:49:37<p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 300px; margin: 4px; float: left;">Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Elvin Delgado to the Board of Directors of the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials. Delgado, professor of geography, is the director of Central Washington University’s Institute for Integrated Energy Studies (I2ES), the only energy program in the state that focuses on strategies to transition from old energy sources to new ones.</p><p>“It’s not enough just to develop green energy when most of the world is still dependent on conventional sources of energy,” said Delgado, adding that the new program has enrolled twice as many students as expected. “In order to move from conventional sources to alternative energy, government and business need strategies that incorporate the entire spectrum of energy resources—from traditional sources, such as oil and gas, to alternative sources, such as solar and wind.”</p><p>The state board works with Washington’s clean technology and transportation industry associations and firms of all sizes to identify the research areas that will benefit their economic vitality. In addition, the board assists firms in integrating existing technologies into their operations; develops internships, on-the-job training, research, and other opportunities; assists researchers and firms in safeguarding intellectual property while advancing industry innovation; and develops and strengthens university-industry relationships through promotion of faculty collaboration with industry.</p><p>Delgado is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Energy and Environmental Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. From 2013-15, he was the chair of the group, and in 2013 was among 28 scholars globally selected to participate in the energy-water nexus training funded by the National Science Foundation Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute. A Fulbright scholar, Delgado’s research studies the political economy and political ecology of energy production in Latin America, in particular, Venezuela and Argentina. Delgado holds a doctorate in geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York.</p><p>I2ES will seek state support to speed the growth of a new energy management program. The bachelor of science degree in Integrated Energy Management includes an industry-supported apprenticeship program that provides the intensive work experience students need to be effective energy managers. In doing so, it also complements and compares traditional and alternative energy resources with specializations in integrated energy policy, integrated energy business, and integrated power systems.</p><p>I2ES also shares knowledge through regional, national and international collaborations, and serves businesses and academia as the source for relevant research in integrated energy issues. For more information about I2ES, go to</p><p>For more information about the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials, go to</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>December 2, 2015<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>