EEGS Department Welcomes Human Geographer Weronika Kusek

The EEGS Department is delighted to welcome Professor Weronika Kusek to the faculty! Dr. Kusek is a human geographer interested in migration, globalization, urbanism, and qualitative methods used in cultural geography. She just completed her Ph.D. at Kent State University, and she will teach GC 164 Human Geography and GC 360 Population Geography in Fall 2014.

News and Information
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EEGS Department Advising for Registration for Summer and Fall 2015

The department's bi-annual Advising Party will took place on Monday, March 16 at 5:30p.m. in West Science 3710. Students interested in the EEGS curriculum were invited to join EEGS faculty and staff for the workshop and pizza dinner. Advising notes to prepare for next semester are available here.

 

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Northern Michigan University's Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences department is on Facebook. Like us on Facebook to learn more about student and faculty research, opportunities and news from the department, and even pictures of the beautiful surrounding environment. 

Lake Superior is Getting New Weather Buoys

Collaborators from NMU, Superior Watershed Partnership, and LimnoTech hosted two public forums to share information about the new Lake Superior observing system and gather input from the community. Click here for more information.

Student Scholarships and Awards

Holly Wahl (with her faculty mentor Dr. Legg) was selected as the 2014 outstanding graduating senior in the EEGS Department. At Northern, Holly majored in Geomatics. Read more about her accomplishments.

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EEGS Department Congratulates Its Recent Graduates!

Nearly 80 students completed degrees in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences during the 2013–14 school year. Way to go, graduates!

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Native Plant Area Offers Learning Opportunities

The native plant area located down campus is an outdoor study area that can be used by classes for long-term monitoring of vegetation, insects, birds and even small mammals. Professor Ron Sundell is currently looking for students to volunteer in the month of June to help plant some of the 16,000 native plants. To volunteer, e-mail rsundell@nmu.edu or call 906-227-1359.

Visiting Scientist Presents to the Public

Dr. Matthew Becker, Executive Director of the Zambian Carnivore Programme, visited NMU to share his expertise with conservation of wildlife. More information is available here and at  http://www.zambiacarnivores.org.

Faculty and Staff Collaborate on Great Lakes Research
The first coordinated effort to study evaporation across the Great Lakes was published. It highlights the importance of continued monitoring of the complex interactions in the lake–atmosphere system. Read more about the project to assess the impacts of climate variability and change on Great Lakes evaporation.
EEGS instructors teach Academic Service Learning courses

EEGS classTwo EEGS instructors recently taught courses with an Academic Service Learning (ASL) focus. An ASL Action Grant helped Teresa Bertossi and students in her freshman seminar partner with Teaching Family Homes to create Cool Teen Journals. Richard Ziegler’s GC 260 Minerals and Rocks class assisted the Michigan Iron Industry Museum by designing a new exhibit to explain the formation of iron deposits in the Upper Peninsula. More information on ASL Action Grants.

 

Academic Program Videos

Student talking about Earth ScienceStudents talk about their experiences and opportunities within the majors of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences.

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Department head welcome message

zieglerSusy Ziegler is the head of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences. She studies vegetation change and human interactions with the natural world. Read her welcome message.