Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cultural Night #1 : Beer Flavors of the World

Geographers are welcome to join the GSA for our first cultural night of Spring '10 on Thursday February 25th at 7:00pm. We will be meeting at Francis Travis' house at 861 West 31st Street, Long Beach, 90806 for a cultural beer and food tasting. The cost per attendee is $10 and this includes 4-6 flavors of beer from around the world. We will have delicious food to taste along with each selection. RSVP to email csulbgsa@gmail.com or call JP @ (310)503-5710.  Please contact Francis if you become lost @ (562)606-6641.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Internship Opportunities

Check out the New Internship Opportunities sent to the GSA in GSA Links 
More opportunities will be added as they are offered. 


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hunter L. Johnson - CEO of LINC housing will visit CSULB

   The Palace Hotel, Long Beach                                         Photo by JP Cordero
      Hunter L. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of LINC Housing Corp will visit Geog 467: Metropolitan Problems on Tuesday, 2/23 at 12:30. This is rescheduled from today, the original date. He will be discussing the non-profit real estate developers activities to provide affordable and environmentally sustainable housing in Southern California, including the reuse of the old Palace Hotel on Anaheim near Temple as housing for youth aging out of the foster care system. LINC offers internships to students. All GSA members are welcome to attend. We meet in LA4-107.

Thank You Dr. Jocoy


Friday, February 12, 2010

Golden Shore Wetlands CleanUp

Hello GSA Bloggers,

Here is a message from grad student, Mike Nichols concerning the Golden Shore Wetlands CleanUp:

Hey all -

I spoke with LB parks and recreation about coordinating a cleanup for the Golden Shore Wetlands, downtown LB by the Catalina Express launch. In conjunction with the El Dorado Nature Center, on February 20th (Saturday from 10 AM - 12 PM) they will make that area available for clean up!
Since the last rains the place is pretty bad and could really use some TLC. I was down there the other day and there were tons of doves in the grass by the shoreline wading through all kinds of trash.


It would be great if we could get some people down there to help out.

Thank you.

Mike N.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Meeting for Spring 2010

Thank you to all the students who attended our first GSA meeting tonight! It was great to see our returning members of the GSA as well as our potential new members. Thank you Dr. Thien for advising our club and thank you Dr. Jocoy for the information about the LINK Housing internship opportunity. Participation from students and faculty are what make the CSULB Geography Student Association strong.

A lot of great ideas were shared tonight and will factor into our plans for the semester. We are here to expand our cultural perspective as students free of the binding environment that academia may often create. Sometimes it's cool to hang out and learn something without having to write a two-thousand word reflection paper. I hope you all share your passion for growth and experience with the GSA as we start our Spring semester!

SAVE THE DATE: Our Cultural Tasting will be February 25th at 7:30 pm The Location will be posted soon. Please E-Mail us - CSULBgsa@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Please tell us what you want from the Geography Student Association. Post ideas, thoughts, reflections and whatever else you would like to say. The GSA BlogSpot is for everyone so lets have fun with it. :)


Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome Back Geographers!

The GSA hopes you had a fun and refreshing winter break, and that you are getting settled back in for the spring semester. We have a number of exciting events planned for you this semester, including fundraisers, cultural nights, and more day hikes! We hope that you will join us, as it is your participation that makes our organization strong.

As it is the spring semester, keep in mind that we will also be holding a contest for the 2010-11 GSA t-shirt design, and holding elections for next years officers at the end of the semester. We are excited about bringing in new officers and members, so that we can make next year as great as this year has been. Be sure to let us know if you are interested!

Our first meeting will be held on February 11 at 5pm in LA4 100. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Geography Student Association