Tomorrow (April 18) is the day for the Nth Annual Geography Department Symposium! Highlights will include talks on post-earthquake development in Haiti, fair trade, the geography of hate crime, and landscapes in science fiction film. All are welcome to come to Monroe Hall to see the great stuff Geography students have accomplished this year!… Read the rest
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It is my pleasure to announce the 2011 recipients of student research awards funded by the Geography 50th Anniversary Endowment. A committee of three faculty carefully reviewed student proposals and made the following awards:… Read the rest
A light December snow is a great way to end an enjoyable Fall semester. Now it is time to write some letters of recommendation for our seniors hoping to attend graduate school and to think ahead to 2011.… Read the rest
So our anniversary year was wonderful. I enjoyed meeting so many alumni and getting back in touch with some of our more recent graduates. We are lucky to have so many of you involved in the department, and I want to make sure to thank as many as I can.
So, first let me thank Stu Geiger, Steve O’Connell, Pete Chirico, Bill Major, and John McCarthy for teaching courses in environmental geography, human geography, remote sensing, GIS, and planning. You … Read the rest
Since my last post, another Mary Washington Geographer has pledged $5,000. This brings our total, in gifts and pledges, to $45,000. Thanks to everyone who has given and I hope more and more of you will help out.
Remember, you can make your gift online (follow this link) by checking the "other gift designation box" and typing in "50th Anniversary Geography Endowment. You may also contact me at email@example.com or call the Office of University Advancement at (888) 692-0004.… Read the rest
The Mary Washington Geography Department’s campaign to build an endowment to mark our 50th Anniversary just passed an important milestone!
Thanks to major gifts and pledges from Alyson Greiner (1998) and her husband Luis Montes; Dawn (1986) and Marshall Bowen; Ellen and Keith Littlefield (1979) and the generous donations of other alumni and faculty, we have now matched Jeff (1991) and Lisa Rountree’s initial gift of $20,000.
That means that in 5 years we’ll have at a $40,000 endowment that … Read the rest
On Saturday, April 18, 135 geographers came together to celebrate 50 years of Geography at Mary Washington.
The Banquet, held at Brock’s Riverside Grill in Downtown
Fredericksburg, featured Marshall Bowen’s recollections on the
Department’s history, the presentation of awards and the Geography
Alumni Scholarship to current students, and the recognition of the
contributions to the department made by students, faculty, and alumni
over the years.
As the Department of Geography looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009, a UMW geography alumnus has made a gift to establish an endowment to support student and program needs. The 50th Anniversary Geography Endowment will provide additonal resources to promote the mission of the Department by helping to fund student research-related travel, GIS and physical laboratories, local and international field courses, and other student-oriented projects.
Jeff W. Rountree ’91, CEO of the UMW Foundation and president of … Read the rest