2024 Archives

Jan 8

Spring Classes Begin

Monday, January 8, 2024 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Spring Classes Begin

Jan 15

Holiday - University Closed

Monday, January 15, 2024 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Holiday - University Closed

Jan 17

Brown Bag Talk: Theorizing Justice in the Social and Spatial Sciences | Dr. Stephen Przybylinski

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 12:00 PM - Wednesday, January 17, 2024 1:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join us for a Brown Bag Talk by Dr. Stephen Przybylinski, who will discuss his recently co-edited book. In addition to the book content, Dr. Przybylinski will share valuable insights on book editing and publishing, providing an excellent opportunity for grad students interested in the publishing world.

Jan 18

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Nidhi Kalani

Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:00 PM at GEO Building, Rm 105

An oral comprehensive examination is scheduled for Nidhi Kalani on January 18, 2024, at 1:00 PM.

Jan 19

Coffee Connections: Exploring Diversity Together

Friday, January 19, 2024 11:30 AM - Friday, January 19, 2024 12:30 PM at GEO Lounge

Join the MSU GEO DEI Committee for coffee and an informal discussion on DEI topics. This month we will discuss "Exploring Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparity in U.S. Geography Doctoral Programs: The Disciplinary Underrepresentation Gap," by Demetrice R. Jordan, Ashton Shortridge, and Joe T. Darden

Jan 19

QUIDDERS Talk: Late Port Bruce - Mackinaw Phase Drainage of Glacial Lake Roscommon

Friday, January 19, 2024 4:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join the Quaternary Landscapes Research Group (QLRG) on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 4:00 PM, as MSU Geography Professor Emeritus David Lusch and Dr. Randy Schaetzl present Late Port Bruce - Mackinaw Phase Drainage of Glacial Lake Roscommon.

Jan 26

GeoVoice: Beaches, Boats, and BMPs: An overview of recent work from the Theuerkauf Coastal Processes and Geomorphology Lab

Friday, January 26, 2024 4:00 PM - Friday, January 26, 2024 5:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join us to learn about the cutting-edge research that Theuerkauf Lab conducts on coastal environments, featuring Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf and his team, including grad students, coordinators, and technicians.

Jan 29

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Angie Sanchez

Monday, January 29, 2024 at GEO Building, Rm 105 and Virtual

An oral comprehensive examination is scheduled for Angie Sanchez on Monday, January 29, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Feb 2

QUIDDERS Talk: A Multiproxy Analysis of Indigenous Maize (Zea mays) Use on the Bay City Moraine, Lower Saginaw River Drainage, Michigan

Friday, February 2, 2024 4:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join the Quaternary Landscapes Research Group (QLRG) on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 4:00 PM, as MSU Geography Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Lovis presents "A Multiproxy Analysis of Indigenous Maize (Zea mays) Use on the Bay City Moraine, Lower Saginaw River Drainage, Michigan."

Feb 9

2024 Geography Career Day and Job Fair

Friday, February 9, 2024 2:30 PM - Friday, February 9, 2024 4:30 PM at MSU Union, Lake Huron Room

Join us for the 2024 Geography Career Day and Job Fair.

Feb 10

Deadline for Gamma Theta Upsilon Applications

Saturday, February 10, 2024 12:00 AM at

Interested in applying to become a member of the International Geographical Honor Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) - Beta Chi Chapter? We are accepting membership applications until February 10, 2024.

Feb 12

Proposal Defense Notice: Meicheng Shen

Monday, February 12, 2024 2:00 PM at GEO Building, Rm 105 and Virtual

Meicheng Shen will defend her dissertation proposal, "How Much Complexity Do We Need To Model Canopy Radiation And Carbon Fluxes Across Eastern US Temperate Forests?" on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Feb 13

Classes Not Held

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Classes Not Held

Feb 16

Coffee Connections: Exploring Diversity Together - Fieldwork February

Friday, February 16, 2024 12:00 PM at GEO Lounge

Join the MSU GEO DEI Committee for coffee and an informal discussion on DEI topics. These events will be held monthly during the spring semester.

Feb 16

Triple G Colloquium | Dr. Sara Safransky

Friday, February 16, 2024 4:00 PM - Friday, February 16, 2024 5:00 PM at Kresge Art Center, Rm 108

Join the MSU Geography Graduate Group for a Triple G Colloquium session featuring Dr. Sara Safransky from Vanderbilt University as she discusses her new book on Detroit, "The City after Property: Abandonment and Repair in Postindustrial Detroit". 

Feb 26

Spring Break - No Classes

Monday, February 26, 2024 12:00 AM - Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 1

2023-24 Geography Awards and Scholarships Deadline

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 AM at

The MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences offers a variety of scholarships and funding sources for undergraduate and graduate students. The 2023-24 GEO Awards Committee is now accepting applications for several student awards. Deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2024.

Mar 4

The College of Social Science Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Application Deadline

Monday, March 4, 2024 12:00 AM at

The deadline to apply for the 2024 College of Social Science Outstanding Student Achievement Awards is March 4, 2024.

Mar 15

Triple G Colloquium | Dr. David Kaplan

Friday, March 15, 2024 3:00 PM - Friday, March 15, 2024 4:00 PM at Kresge Art Center, Rm 108

Join the MSU Geography Graduate Group for a Triple G Colloquium session featuring Dr. David Kaplan, a political geographer and past president of the AAG. His talk is entitled "Programs in Peril: How to Avert the Current Threats to Geography."

Mar 22

QUIDDERS Talk: The Complex Pattern of Loess Deposits in the State of Wisconsin

Friday, March 22, 2024 3:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join the Quaternary Landscapes Research Group (QLRG) on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 4:00 PM, as MSU Geography Professor Emeritus Dr. Randy Schaetzl (MSU Geography) and Dr. Andrew Finley (MSU Forestry) present "The Complex Pattern of Loess Deposits in the State of Wisconsin."

Mar 29

SWIG/Triple G Spring Speaker Event: Dr. Somvilay Chanthalounnavong

Friday, March 29, 2024 10:30 AM - Friday, March 29, 2024 12:30 PM at GEO 126

Join Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) with support from Triple-G as they welcome Dr. Somvilay Chanthalounnavong from the National University of Laos to speak on Friday, March 29th, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in GEO Room 126.

Apr 4

Eyes on Africa-Triple G Colloquium: Dr. Ellis Adams

Thursday, April 4, 2024 11:00 AM - Thursday, April 4, 2024 12:30 PM at International Center, Rm. 303 or Zoom Webinar

Join the MSU Geography Graduate Group and the African Studies Center for a presentation by Dr. Ellis Adams.

Apr 5

Thesis Defense Notice: CarLee Stimpfel

Friday, April 5, 2024 9:00 AM at Geography Building, Rm. 120

CarLee Stimpfel will defend his Master's thesis "Mapping Annual to Decadal Geomorphic Changes of a River Mouth Bar to Evaluate the Role of these Landforms in Altering Littoral Sediment Budgets," on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 5

QUIDDERS Talk: More than Iron in Iron Mountain! with John Esch

Friday, April 5, 2024 3:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

QUIDDERS Talk: More than Iron in Iron Mountain! with John Esch from the Michigan Geological Survey.

Apr 8

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Nicole Dear

Monday, April 8, 2024 9:00 AM at GEO Building, Rm 105

An oral comprehensive examination is scheduled for Nicole Dear on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Apr 9

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Jessie Pink

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 8:00 AM at GEO Building, Rm 105 and Virtual

An oral comprehensive examination is scheduled for Jessie Pink on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Apr 10

Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Notice: Mehmet Eroğlu

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm. 105

Mehmet Eroğlu will defend his doctoral dissertation defense, "Orphans of the State: The Decline of the State-Owned Coal Industry and the Emergence of Informal Mining in the City of Zonguldak, Turkey," on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 1:00 PM.

Apr 12

Thesis Defense Notice: Sarvar Khamidjonov

Friday, April 12, 2024 8:30 AM at Geography Building, Rm. 120 and Zoom

Sarvar Khamidjonov will defend his Master's Thesis, "Geospatial Technologies for Conservation Agriculture in Arid Environment: A Case Study of Urtachirchik District, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan," on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Apr 12

2024 GEO-GTU Annual Spring Reception

Friday, April 12, 2024 2:00 PM - Friday, April 12, 2024 3:30 PM at Ag Hall Atrium

Join us on Friday, April 12, 2024, for the GEO-GTU Annual Spring Reception. All are welcome! RSVP's requested by April 5th.

Apr 19

QUIDDERS Talk: Late Pleistocene permafrost and gully formation across northern Lower Michigan

Friday, April 19, 2024 3:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join the Quaternary Landscapes Research Group (QLRG) on Friday, April 19, at 4:00 PM, as the students of the GEO 871 graduate seminar class will present their work on Late Pleistocene permafrost and gully formation across northern Lower Michigan.

Apr 20

Classes End

Saturday, April 20, 2024 11:00 PM at Michigan State University

Classes End

Apr 21

Final Exams

Sunday, April 21, 2024 11:00 PM - Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00 PM at Michigan State University

Final Exams

Apr 22

Straight-to-Ph.D. Pre-Proposal: Xiumin (Mia) Cai

Monday, April 22, 2024 8:30 AM at Geography Building, Rm. 105 and Zoom

Xiumin (Mia) Cai will be presenting a Straight-to-Ph.D. pre-proposal entitled "WEF Nexus pattern and process across Urban-Rural Continuum systems in the Southeast Asia," on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

Apr 24

Dissertation Defense Notice: Raven Mitchell

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9:30 AM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Raven Mitchell will defend her doctoral thesis, "Periglacial Facies and Altitudinal Trends in Alaska and the Appalachian Highlands," on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 10:30 a.m.

Apr 25

Commencements

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00 PM - Saturday, April 27, 2024 11:00 PM at Michigan State University

Commencements

May 2

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Vasily Tolmanov

Thursday, May 2, 2024 12:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 105

An oral comprehensive examination is scheduled for Vasily Tolmanov on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

May 6

Dissertation Proposal Defense Notice: Katie Brown

Monday, May 6, 2024 10:00 AM at Zoom

A doctoral dissertation proposal defense is scheduled for Katie Brown on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

May 30

Dissertation Defense Notice: Rui Zhang

Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:00 AM at Virtual

A doctoral dissertation defense is scheduled for Rui Zhang on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM.

Jun 24

onGEO Professional Certificate Session 424 Begins

Monday, June 24, 2024 at Online

The onGEO Professional Certificate Session 424 begins and runs until August 9, 2024.

Jul 1

Second Summer Session Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024 at Online

The Second Summer Session begins.

Jul 4

Holiday - University Closed

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at Michigan State University

Holiday - University Closed

Jul 12

CANCELED: Fourth annual MSU Geography alumni golf outing set for July 12

Friday, July 12, 2024 8:30 AM at Wheatfield Valley Golf Course

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.