Geography awareness week slated for Nov. 14-18

By Zachary Huss

Geography awareness week, held by KU’s department of geography and the geographical society, will be held during the third week in November.There will be various events on campus from Nov. 14-18 to highlight the importance of geography.

On Nov. 14, the geographical society will be holding a bake sale in the Boehm lobby between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

On Nov. 15 at 11a.m., professors from the geography department will be in the graduate center to share their experiences and discuss possible careers within the geography degree. There will be a showing of “PA Parks,” a documentary about Pennsylvania’s national parks, heritage and recreation areas in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in Boehm 262 at 7:45 p.m.

The geographical gociety will hold a meet and greet with Dr. Michael Gilmore, associate professor of integrative studies at George Mason University on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Boehm 262. Gilmore will then host the presentation, “SAVING THE AMAZON: Indigenous Mapping and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest.”

On Nov. 17, there will be another round of guest speakers coming to the graduate center at 11 a.m. to share their experiences about their careers in geography. At 7:45 p.m., in the Boehm lobby, the geographical gociety will be hosting geography trivia night. All are welcome to participate. The entry fee is one non-perishable food item per person to be donated to the Bear Necessities Closet, a campus food pantry for students in need.

On Nov. 18, the geographical society will close awareness week with the “Geography of Pizza” in the Graduate Center lobby from 12-1 p.m. RSVP to Find them on Facebook and KUnited.

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