What's New @MizzouGeog? 3.1.21

Soren Larsen

Good Monday morning, everyone—the first of March. A third Covid vaccine and spring are both on their way!

Calling all undergraduate geography majors! Applications for the Jesse H. Wheeler Undergraduate Student Ambassadors Program are now open. The application deadline is March 18, 2021. Up to two students will be paid to represent the department, plan Geography events, and spread the awesomeness that is Geography to your peers during the Fall 2021 semester. Plus, you get a snazzy MU Geography polo. I have attached two Word documents: an application form and a prospectus/job description (in particular note the “duties” and “application” sections). If you have questions, please e-mail Dr. Doug Hurt at hurtd@missouri.edu.

Please come to this awesome talk the Geography Department is sponsoring next week! Queer theorist and critical cartographer Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking (University of Kentucky) will give a research talk entitled, “Constellations: Mapping Queer Cities of Survival and Desire” on March 8 at 4PM. This talk is part of work that is featured in Dr. Gieseking’s recent book,  A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers, 1983-2008. A happy hour to follow from 5-6PM with breakout rooms will allow everyone to have some time with Dr. Gieseking in a small group setting. The Zoom link is: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94017752070.

Travel the world from your room! Start off Global Tigers Week with an international adventure and complete the missions to see your points rack up on the leader board with the GooseChase app. You will dive into cultures, countries, languages and more! Download the FREE Goosechase app and enter game code 4X95ZW to start playing. Top chase wins $100 Tiger Cash, 2nd place wins $50 Tiger Cash and 3rd place wins $25. The game starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. To stay informed about any updates regarding our events, follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU. Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board.