CWUNews FeedNews Feed’s More than Maps: Geography Awareness Week November 13-19, 10 Nov 2016 13:58:33<p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="width: 311px; height: 162px;"></p><p>From Google Maps to global warming, we must understand geography to comprehend the immense global social and economic forces that influence our daily lives.</p><p>In celebration of Geography Awareness Week, the Central Washington University Geography Department is hosting a number of events to showcase the importance and fun of geography. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Third Annual Geography Trivia Death Match</strong><br>November 15, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., SURC Pit<br>If you floated down the longest river in the world, into which body of water would you emerge? What city is partly in in Europe and partly in Asia? If you know the answers to these questions, come try your hand at this trivial pursuit. There will be three rounds of sudden-death elimination geography trivia. The winner of each round will earn a prize of $50.</p><p><strong>Humanitarian Map-a-thon</strong><br>November 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m., GIS Lab, Dean Hall 206<br>In the United States, we take easy access to maps, like Google Maps for granted. However, in many areas of the world, digital map data is nonexistent, outdated, or inaccessible by civilians. Up-to-date online maps can be crucial for aiding disaster response, planning, and mitigation.</p><p>Led by geography professor Sterling Quinn, you’ll learn to trace objects from detailed satellite imagery to fill in undermapped areas, placing the data into a free online map of the world called OpenStreetMap. Examples of recent projects have included tracing roads and buildings in Sub-Saharan Africa to support the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and other organizations that distribute vaccines and other medical assistance.</p><p>No previous experience with mapping technologies is necessary. A short training will be held during the first 20 minutes to aid beginners, but you are invited to come anytime during the event</p><p><strong>What do Geographers Do? Learn at a Field Notes Presentation</strong><br>November 17, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Dean 106,<br>Geography professors Jennifer Lipton and Elvin Delgado will discuss their recent travels and field work in various locations around the world. In two brief talks followed by questions-and-answers, Dr. Lipton will present “Global to Local: The Importance of Geography in a Changing World” and Dr. Delgado will present “From Buenos Aires to Patagonia: Research Perspectives from Argentina”. Refreshments will be served.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>November 10, 2016</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Nicholas Moore Recieves the Dr. Jim and Lillian Brooks Scholarship, 07 Nov 2016 10:00:46<p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 533px;"></p><p>Congratulations Nicholas!</p>Taylor Steele Receives 2016 4 under 40 Award, 07 Nov 2016 09:50:56<p><img alt="" src="/geography/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></p><p>Taylor Steel receiving the 4 under 40 award.</p><p>The 4 Under 40 award is presented, each year, to four alumni who exhibit a commitment to personal growth and community service. They are recognized leaders in their profession or volunteer service; and under 40 years of age.</p><p>Congratulations Taylor!</p>Majors 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 under 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-->