What's New @MizzouGeog? 3.8.21

Soren Larsen

My favorite kind of people, geographers—

It is my great pleasure to let you all know that the MU College of Arts & Science Student Council has selected Geography major Kadie Clark as an inaugural member of Arts & Science Royalty, specifically representing the University value of Responsibility—as well as the “attributes and spirit of the College of Arts and Science” more generally. This is such a cool honor, and it is especially awesome to have Kadie representing Geography as an A&S Royal. Please join me in congratulating Kadie!

Please come to this awesome talk by queer theorist and critical cartographer Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking (University of Kentucky) today at 4PM!! Dr. Gieseking’s talk is entitled “Constellations: Mapping Queer Cities of Survival and Desire” and is based on his 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.

Look in your inbox for an invitation to Mizzou’s Beta Xi chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international Geography honor society.  Graduate and undergraduate students who meet GTU’s academic qualifications (www.gammathetaupsilon.org) have until Tuesday, April 6 to complete their membership application.  For more information or questions, e-mail Dr. Hurt at hurtd@missouri.edu.

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. For an application form and a prospectus/job description (in particular note the “duties” and “application” sections), please email Deb Cutler or stop by the main office in Stewart Hall. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Doug Hurt at hurtd@missouri.edu.

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations to work for social, economic and racial justice. DART will hold an online info session this Wednesday, March 10th at 5pm central to discuss careers in community organizing. All Mizzou students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating this year. Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/rsvp. Positions start August 9th, starting salary is $40,000/year + benefits. To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org and find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact moe@thedartcenter.org or 602.510.4658.