Monday, March 22, 2010

Cultural Night #2

We are excited to announce our second cultural night which will be held at:

Sunnin Lebanese Cafe 
5110 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-9000

This restaurant has great authenitc lebanese food for an affordable student price and great reviews.  I can't wait to see you all one last time before spring break!


Monday, March 8, 2010

GSA Presents: Grad School Workshop

Hello GSA members!

We are thrilled to be facilitating a grad school workshop this Thursday, March 11 @ 5:30-6:30 pm, in LA4 100. The workshop will take place right after our GSA member meeting, so be sure and stick around! Also, the workshop is open to all majors, and we would like to encourage you to invite others you know who may be interested. Details are below:

Grad School Q and A with our panel of experts!

Dr. Vincent Del Casino, Chair of Geography
Dr. Chrys Rodrigue, Graduate Advisor and Professor, Geography
Sarah Goggin, MA, Geography, CSULB 2009
Austin Beahm, MA, Geography, CSULB 2009
Chris Suri, MA Candidate, Geography, CSULB 
Rachel Davis, MA Candidate, Geography, CSULB 

Topics covered:

Dr. Del Casino: What is graduate school and why would you want to go?

Dr. Rodrigue: What are the details? How do you apply, and what should you expect to include in a graduate application? What is the process at CSULB?

Sarah Goggin, Austin Beahm, Chris Suri, and Rachel Davis: What is it like being a graduate student? The good, the bad, the ugly?? Hints, tips, and common concerns.

Refreshments will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

Design GSA's next t-shirt!  Every Spring the GSA holds a T-shirt contest to give members a chance to express, through design, their interpretation of the Geography Student Association.

Submissions are due March 11th.

Design Must:

1. be 11 x 17 inches maximum

2. contain "GSA" or "Geography Student Association"

3. have no more than three colors

4. submitted in print

Designs will be voted on by the club as a whole at Thursday's meeting after submissions are collected.

The designer of the chosen image will receive the First Print of the new shirt free!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

LA Geographic Society SCHOLARSHIPS

The Los Angeles Geographical Society is pleased to announce its annual Scholarship Program.  Each year, the Society offers two types of scholarships:  "Logan" for Upper Division students, and "McKnight-Clemons" for Community College students.  The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage talented students to continue their training and studies in Geography.

A limited number of merit-based $500 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate Geography majors at community colleges and upper-division undergraduate Geography majors at 4-year colleges and
universities south of the 36th parallel in California.  As merit-based scholarships, financial need is not a consideration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is the First Friday of April.

General Qualification Criteria:

• Community College Students:  3.0 Overall GPA + 3.5 Geography GPA; Must have completed two Geography courses

• Upper Division Students:  3.0 Overall GPA + 3.5 Geography GPA;  Must have completed 5 Upper Division Geography courses

Additional subjective criteria may still be considered by the Scholarship Criteria for awarding students Scholarships.  Interested students must mail the following:

  - Completed applications (please use the appropriate form)

  - Current official transcripts

  - One faculty letter of recommendation

  - A typed 8 ½ x 11 page personal statement

All correspondence must be received by close of business on the first
Friday of April each year.  Winners are notified within one month and
are presented with their awards at the May meeting of the Los Angeles
Geographical Society.

For more information contact Matt Ebiner here.  Please include "LAGS
Scholarship" in the Subject line of the message.

Forms are also available below in .pdf format.

  Community College Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form
  Four-year College/University Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form

Send all completed applications to:

Los Angeles Geographical Society (Scholarships)

Box # 1259

855 North Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90029