On Friday, May 8, the Department of Geography held an event unlike any other: The End-of-Year Celebration — via Zoom. More than 30 were in attendance, and recognitions and awards were given out. In addition, there was a Best Costume/Best Zoom Background contest, organized by Alex Ringling with help from Taylor Fox and Sydney Bailey.
Department Chair Soren Larsen began the Geography Spring 2020 Celebration with music courtesy of the faculty band (Urban Coyotes) and few comments on the crazy year of Covid-2019. “Welcome everyone to the first ever virtual geography spring celebration,” he says. “Of course, it's been it's been a heck of a year; it's been a crazy year; if not, the craziest year in the history of this department since 1950. But part of what made it such an awesome year is everything, everything that has happened.”