September 22, 2009

West Lakes AAG Conference and Student Paper Competition

I also would like to promote submissions to our student paper presentation competitions! We have three categories for entry: PhD, MA/MS, and Undergraduate. Each category offers generous prizes for both a first and second place (e.g. $250 and $125 for the PhD category). Entries will be based on their conference presentation; no written submission is required. The winners will be announced at the reception on Friday evening.

Further details about the judging process and criteria can be found on the conference website at:

West Lakes Conference homepage:

September 17, 2009

Dr. Mark Monmonier, Friday, November 20th Presentation "Coastlines, Boundary Lines, and the Cartographies of Protection and Control

This year's John Borchert Lecture speaker will be Dr. Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. His presentation, "Coastlines, Boundary Lines, and the Cartographies of Protection and Control" will be on Friday, November 20^th at 1:30 pm in Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Institute on the West Bank campus. A reception will follow from 2:30-3:30 pm. For more information on Dr. Monmonier and his publications, please visit

Please spread the word about this event to your colleagues and friends.

April 29, 2009

Mn GIS/LIS Poster Deadline

FYI--Abstract submissions for the MN GIS/LIS Consortium 19th Annual Conference are due on May 15th for those of you interested in presenting papers or posters.