Current Events


Richard Alley, 2014 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences' Arthur L. Day Prize for science communication will speak in Ogden on Friday December 11
A distinguished glaciologist and climate scientist, Dr. Alley's research has focused on the retrieval and study of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica. An outstanding communicator, Alley is described in the New York Times as a cross between Carl Sagan and Woody Allen. He has particular gifts for making the science of climate change accessible to everyone, and for taking the politics out of the issue. Dr. Alley has been featured in numerous television documentaries, including Earth: The Operators' Manual, shown on PBS in 2011, and available online. A short clip of Dr. Alley can be seen here.
Afternoon Event: Abrupt Climate Change: Surprises in the Greenhouse?
Where: Wildcat Theater, in Weber State University's Shepherd Union Building
When: Friday, December 11th at 12:30 pm 
Evening Event: The Good News About Energy, the Environment, and Our Future.
Where: Browning Theater, in the Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden  
When: Friday, December 11th at 5:30 pm - a reception will follow the talk at Union Station.
Geography Club Announcement: On December 2 at 1 p.m. there will be a movie viewing of "A River Between Us" in Conference Room 321 in the Shepherds Union Building
 "A River Between Us" is documentary film on the Klamath River that runs from southern Oregon to northern California.  It details the conflict of the communities surrounding the river within the past forty years and the environmental damage caused to the feuds. The movie also documents the restoration project of the river to restore and save as well as healing community ties.   
"A River Between Us" is 90 minutes long with an informal discussion at the end of the film.
The Geography Club will have their opening event on Thursday October 22, 2015, from 4-6pm: Pizza and Orienteering, Rugby Field, west of the Social Sciences Building.

DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow

Porter Fox
Multimedia presentation and book signing
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 12-1pm
Wildcat Theater

MOZWOC: Friday, October 10, 2014
, sponsored by the Geography Club, 6:00pm in the Wildcat

Graduate School Fair: Sept 29th from 10:00-2:00, Shepherd Union Ballroom

GeoCaching Trivia Inter-club Activity
How it works
1.  Email the answers to the first questions at Station 1 (outside Anthropology Office on the first floor) to:
2.  If answers are correct, new coordinates will be emailed to you.  Follow the new coordinates to     Station 2 and answer the new question set.  Email your answers and if correct, follow new coordinates to Station 3 and repeat.
3.  First one to complete all eight stations wins a $75 dollar gift card!
Winner will be announced on 9-17-2014 or when the activity is completed.

Geography Pizza Party, Thursday, April 24th at the Pie,

March 21, the Panel "Mormonism and the Environment" occurs in the Wildcat Theater at 12:30pm.

On March 24, there will be a screening of "The Air We Breathe" in the Wildcat Theater at 12:30pm and then a discussion afterwards with the filmmaker.

March 25, the Geography Club meets at 2:30 in room 318 for snacks, films, and socializing.

On April 22, Earth Day, the club will organize service and then go to see the new "Disney Nature Series" movie.

Utah Air Quality Expert Panel Discussion, January 22, 12:30, Wildcat Theater

Geography now offers an Environmental Studies Minor!  Learn more.

Geography Scholarships! Apply by January 15th 2014, Click for more info.

GIS Day is November 20th!  Click for more info.

National Geographic Awareness Week is November 18-22!  Click here.

Friday November 8th: Social Science Building 40th Birthday Celebration!

Geography Open House from 5-7pm and visiting Geographer Antoinette WinklerPrins

Forensic Investigations: Internal & Post Armed Conflict in Guatemala

Thursday, October 10th @ 2:00 pm
Social Science Building, Room #103

Geography Club Meeting: Thursday, September 19th, 1:45pm, SS 318

 "Bring Your Own Mug Bake Sale" Wednesday, March 20th, 8:00-10:00, SS Building

Water Works Series Film: "Living Downstream", Tuesday, January 15th at 12 noon in the Wildcat Theater.

Water Works Series Speaker: Sandra Steingraber, Author of "Living Downstream", Thursday, January the 17th at 12 noon in the Wildcat Theater.

Don't Miss Geography Awareness Week: November 11-17, 2012

Two Ogden Climbers Summit Everest!  Hear Their Story Nov. 14th, 2pm, Wildcat Theater


Regional Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Oct. 11-13

 Geography News

    WSU Geographers in the UN Human Rights Program in Geneva, Switzerland

    WSU Geographers in the News

Annual Spring Pizza Party:

The Pie Pizzeria, 42nd and Harrison Blvd
Held Thursday of Finals Week, 3-5:30pm
Pizza and Refreshments Provided
Graduation Plaques and Scholarships Awarded

Annual Autumn Geography Potluck/Picnic:

Held every fall at the beginning of the new semester. For pictures of a recent picnic, click here.

Major Geography Related Campus and Community Events:

WATER WORKS: Weber State Looks at Water

Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Environmental Issues Committee:

The Environmental Issues Committee at Weber State University is a collection of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members aimed at increasing our university's awareness and efforts toward environmental stewardship.   For more info, click here.

the Environmental Club:

Providing leadership and information to the community (both WSU and beyond) on matters of environmental stewardship and protection.

Major Fest:

Sponsored by the Student Success Center annually in Febuary in the Shepherd Union.   The 2013 Major's Fest will be held February 6th in the Student Union Building on the second floor in the ballroom from 8:30 am-12:30pm and 4:30-6pm. There, you can explore the many possibilities of programs and majors at Weber State University.  For more information, click here. 

GIS Day:

GIS Day is held every November in the middle of National Geography Awareness Week.

For pictures of GIS day, click here.

For more information about GIS Day and for current GIS news, click here.

Polk and Taylor Elementary Map Painting:

Recently, the Geography Club painted a map of the world on the playground of Polk Elementary, and a U.S. map at Taylor Elementary. For pictures of these activities click here, or click here.

Field Trips:

For information about past and upcoming field trips, click here.