Thursday, December 3, 2009

Udupi Palace was fun!

Our last cultural night was a lot of fun at Udupi Palace, Indian Food! Come join next semester! Have a beautiful winter break!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day Hike Tuesday, 11/24/2009

Hey Guys,

So our planned day hike out to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park will still be on Tuesday, Nov. 24th @ 12PM. We will be hiking the Nix Nature Center Loop using trail guides developed from previous CSULB students! If this event works out well, we can try to make our own trail guides in the spring semester! Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, clothing, and bring plenty of food and water.

For those coming from Long Beach to Laguna:

Meet on campus at the Geography Dept. buildings (LA4) around 11AM if you want to make carpooling arrangements with other geographers that are going.

Below are the details:
20101 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

Nix Nature Center Website:

Feel free to call me (Christine) at 949-202-6845 or JP at 310-503-5710 if you have any questions or concerns.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Geographers, Burgers and Vets

GSA, Burgers and Vets

- By JP Cordero


Geography students shouted out food orders Wednesday, November 11th as we volunteered our services at a Veterans Day event which was held at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Center for the National Guard. “Hot dog and hamburger combo!” could be heard clear across the base while Geography Student Association volunteers took on the heavy task of feeding thousands of hungry veterans and their families.

Smiles were plentiful as thanks were given to the men and women who served in the US armed forces. Hot grease attempted to burn through my plastic sanitation gloves as I stacked burger upon burger onto plates which were handed out for free to all veterans and any one who was hungry. The line for our tasty sensations was almost one-hundred meters long and snaked around the outdoor dining area filled with men and women decorated by metals and ribbons received in all wars fought from World War 1 up to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

At times it was unnerving to see the occasional M-16 assault rifle shouldered by some of the active members of the National Guard but once they were eating my worries dissipated. Working along side the men of The Elks Lodge in Garden Grove was a real treat in that we were consistently entertained by their anecdotes of time spent in our nation’s service and humored by their silly antics.

Dr. Unna Lassiter headed our mission to feed all our hungry veterans and she reminded us of the importance of recognizing such an important day. With the help of our beloved professor and the GSA our mission was a success! It came as no surprise when we were invited to come back for next year’s Veterans Day event to once again feed the Vets.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Study Session Reminder

Study Session Reminder: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 PM in LA4-207 for GSA Members Only!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Note from your President:

Just a couple of quick reminders:
Firstly, our next meeting is this Thursday, October 29th at 5 PM in LA4 100.
Secondly, although we have a handful of folks committed to helping out, we are still looking for more volunteers for our Veterans' Day Event on November 11th, where we will carpool to the Base in Los Alamitos (Joint Forces Training Base 11206 Lexington Drive in Los Alamitos). We will be there early, between 9-10AM to set up and serve a BBQ lunch to the veterans! Please email us ASAP if you are interested!
Thirdly, the annual Geography Awareness Week is just around the corner (NOV. 9-12), and we are looking for volunteers to help out with the Photo Contest. The GSA will need volunteers for the following phases: A.) manning our table (taking shifts to oversee our t-shirts, promoting the club!!)B.) preparing the photos (includes categorizing the pics, slipping them into plastic protectors, and labeling)C.) setting up (includes bringing out/taking down the display boards, pinning up photos onto the display boards, etc.) ALSO, DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 3rd...the earlier the better!!
**confirm with your individual professors whether or not you could get EXTRA CREDIT for participating in the photo contest!**
That's it for now, I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!! Please don't be afraid to email us with any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc.
Thanks for all of your support,
Christine Pham
GSA President

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


NEW STUDY SESSIONS taking place in LA4 207, on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. It is open to PAID MEMBERS ONLY; semester dues being $10.00 ($20 w/ a t-shirt).

Monday, September 21, 2009

GSA Cultural Night, this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30pm

Hello everyone!

Please join us for cultural night this Thursday, September 24th at 7:30pm for scrumptious Thai food (vegetarian/vegan options available)! Take a step away from your readings and step into a more casual setting to get to know fellow geographers, faculty and friends!

Sophy's Fine Thai and Cambodian Cuisine
3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804

In case you have trouble finding the place or are running a little late, please contact Christine Pham, GSA President, at: (949) 202-6845

If possible, please let us know if you'll make it so we have an idea how large of a table we need,!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

GSA Meeting Minutes are now being posted!

The menu to the right now includes minutes of our meetings, these are updated frequently so please feel free to check back often if you missed a meeting!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Job and Internship Postings!

The menu to the right now includes job and internship postings, these are updated frequently so please feel free to check back often!

Friday, August 7, 2009

GSA registers for APCG - Oct. 2-3, 2009

The Geography Dept. at SDSU is delighted to welcome all of us to San Diego for the 2009 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting (9/30-10/3). The registration deadline is August 16 (after which is late registration) :

CSULB Geography Graduate Students will be presenting their work, you are encouraged to come support them and display the posters you have created as well, from your previous or upcoming classes.

CSU Fullerton students will also be in attendance and are more than happy to carpool and split hotel costs. The conference should be a fun-filled and educational experience.

This conference offers an excellent opportunity to network with other geographers within our region, and provides a unique educational experience with presentations on the various subdisciplines of geography.

Please email us with any questions, or if you're interested in going: We will help you in getting what you need to attend! :)

Friday, June 19, 2009


We will be printing our new T-shirt design for the 2009-2010 year this summer.
Here is an image of the shirt for your viewing pleasure ;)

It would help me a great deal if you could e-mail me back and let me know :
1. How many shirts you would like
2. Male or Female (fit)
3. The size
4. V-neck or Crew-neck
All shirts will be printed on American Apparel.

Please e-mail JP:

I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you all.

JP Cordero
GSA Vice-President

Monday, May 18, 2009

GSA Bonfire!

Bonfire in Huntington Beach
Date: Friday, May 22, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: AT Bolsa Chica State Beach (Across from Bolsa Chica Wetlands)
Street: PCH & Warner (by the Jack in the Box)

Bring Your Own Stuff. Feel free to bring any papers, books, notebooks, or other items you wish to burn in honor of the end of the semester!

There is the normal $10.00 parking fee per car, so CARPOOL!

Call JP, if you need a ride. He has 4 empty seats in his car. Text or call him @(310)503-5710 or email us at .

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dr. Frank Gossette is Retiring!

A Reminder to please join us to Celebrate at his Retirement Party!

When: Sunday May 17th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

The Beach Club (formerly "Pete's at the Beach")
5755 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
Located in the Longs/Ralph’s plaza along Bellflower & PCH & 7th

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Geography Spring Banquet 2009

The Geography Dept. would like to extend an invitation to you and your guests) to attend the Dept.'s Spring Banquet. We will be celebrating a successful 2008-2009 academic year in Geography and honoring our graduating class as well as giving out some scholarships and awards. We will also be toasting (and roasting) various faculty members for their accomplishments so RSVP with Carol, !

6:00PM - Social Hour (Cash Bar)
6:30PM - Buffet Dinner (Southwestern Cuisine)
7:30PM - Program

Cost: $15 Students and Guests

Recreation Park Golf Course
5001 Deukmejian Drive
Long Beach, CA 90804