Geography and Environmental Studies News

Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This edition of Professional Notes includes faculty Candace Chou, Justin Donato, Bruce Gleason, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Loren Langan, Shersten Johnson, Teresa Rothausen, Deborah Savage, Sister Katarina Schuth, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; Father Jan Michael Joncas, Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies; Professor Emeritus of English Thomas Dillon Redshaw; Professor Emeritus of Geography Robert Werner; staff members Drew Puroway and Ea Porter; students Nicole Daly, Tamara Gray, Alex Haag, Bridget McGivern, Jackie Milbrandt, Clare Monardo, Michael Simeon and Mark Ward; and alumni Zach Henseler and Daphne Welter.
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St. Thomas Newsroom   author
The seven seniors in the St. Thomas undergrad real estate development class created a development plan for a 12-acre parcel at the intersection of Highway 100 and Interstate 494.
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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
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St. Thomas Newsroom   author
To be eligible for this award, students must have a declared major in environmental studies and have an outstanding record of academic achievement and involvement in environmental activities.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
A new program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in small communities, creating a depth of experience that reaches beyond the classroom.
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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.
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St. Thomas Newsroom   author
Professor Kevin Bales will discuss the most recent of his award-winning books on contemporary slavery. All are welcome.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.
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Geology News

Jordan Osterman
This article explores the impact that Living Learning Communities (LLC) have had on students and the university. It gives an in depth look at the structure of the Geology LLC course, as well as the students' experiences.
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Stromatolites: The Earliest Forms of Life, Past and Present - a lecture by Dr. Julie Bartley, in OSS 124, on Tuesday, April 8, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
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Dr. Frederick Chester is a U. S. Science Support Program Distinguished Lecturer. As part of the lecture series, Dr. Chester will be speaking at St. Thomas on Thursday, April 10, Noon – 1:00 p.m., in the 3M Auditorium (OWS 150). His lecture is titled, “Sampling the Source of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.” Dr. Chester is a professor of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the mechanics of fracture and faulting of earthquakes.
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Prominent Climatologist, Dr. Benjamin Santer, will be speaking in the 3M Auditorium (OWS 150) on Thursday, February 13, from Noon - 1:00 p.m. on the topic, "A Discernible Human Influence on Global Climate."
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