Monday, December 10, 2012

This Friday: Poster Session and GSA Potluck!

Hey! We know. We suck. Sorry it's taken us so long to update this blog, but truth be told, we're busy! Everyone is- it's finals time. BUT that doesn't mean we aren't taking this opportunity to party to celebrate an end to quite a great semester. Couple of quick announcements. Two Big Events coming up this Friday!!

  1. The Fall 2012 Internship Poster session! Come on out and support your fellow students as they compete for the glory of having the best internship poster presentation. Hosted by Dr. Christie Jocoy. More info on the flyer right here...

  2. 7pm - 10pm, 905 Molino Ave, Long Beach
    The Fall 2012 GSA Potluck. We hope you can make it out for this! It's going to be a lot of fun, and like last year, we'll have tons of food, tons of good times, and even a beer tasting for those of age. If you haven't already, make sure to RSVP on the Evite, right here. This is going to be a good time to meet our new officers and to say goodbye to Jessica and Kat as they move onto the "real world."


Best of luck on your finals and see you on the other side. And if we don't talk to you before then, enjoy your holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Veteran's Day Hike, Delicious Chocolate, and Positions Opening in the Spring!

We hope you are all having a great week. Save the date for some exciting upcoming events.
The Geography Student Association has a new Facebook page click here to "like" the page.

1. Veterans Day Hike at Portuguese Bend
Monday, November 12. 10am-12pm Wear your hiking shoes...some of the trails are fairly steep! Be prepared to see some of the best views in Southern California.
We will be meeting at the Lower Portuguese Bend. You can follow Forrestal Drive until it ends and park there.We will be meeting in this general location. Save room for lunch in San Pedro.

2. Cacao Growers from South America Presentation/Chocolate Tasting
Kallari Cacao Growers will be presenting on their trade with delicious samples! Tuesday November 20th at 5pm, in Room PH1-209. There are limited spaces available, so you will need to RSVP in the geography office with Carol, in PH1-210. Formal announcement soon to follow

3. New GSA Positions Opening in Spring.
At the end of the semester we will have elections for a new Vice President and Treasurer. If you are looking to be more involved on campus and get to know your fellow peers this is a great opportunity for you. The elections will take place during one of our meetings in the beginning of December. Please express your interest in running by emailing us at with your name, major/minor, and expected graduation date.
Remember GSA meetings are every other week.
Tuesdays in PH1-230 at 12:30pm and Wednesdays in PH1-222 at 5pm.
Our next meetings will be Tuesday November 6th and Wednesday November 7th.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mark your Calendars - Thursday 9/27 and Sunday, Oktober 14...

Mark your calendars! Here we go, two new events to announce...


The LB GSA is paying a visit to the "Happy Days Long Beach" exhibit of Long Beach bartifacts from the past 100 years at the Historical Society of Long Beach! Pre-War taps, stools, and other such fun memorabilia, all for free/donations at the door!

We will be meeting over there at 5pm, up in Bixby Knolls. After checking out the exhibit and anything else the HSLB may have to offer, then we'll be wandering over to the Factory Gastropub (one of LB's finest current bars) for dinner (location subject to change). 

The Historical Society of Long Beach is located at 4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California 90807. For those who have this break in class and may want a ride back to campus afterward, or to arrange any carpool, email us at and we will hook you up. 

(As a bonus activity that night for any hockey fans who may be interested, Long Beach State's Hockey team is facing off against Colorado State at 8:50 that night at the close-to-Bixby Glacial Gardens Arena... Student admission is only $2. Let's see if we can get a group together for that, too.)



Mark your calendars and get your beer steins out from storage (or grab them from wherever they're readily available). It's time for Oktoberfest! 

We are pleased to announce that we'll be rolling deep with our friends in the German Club this year! Tentative meet time 1pm, at the Alpine Village in Torrance! More details to come as we continue to meet and plan this event. But we're very excited to team up with the German Club (and possibly even others) for the good times. 

Email us with any questions, especially about helping organize very-necessary car pools for the festivities. That's all for now. We will be in touch. Play us off, crazy German drummer (skip to 1:25)

Friday, September 14, 2012

GSA visits LACMA Friday 5pm!

Alright, real quick. It's been a busy week, and a good one to end by paying a visit to a supposedly awesome exhibit about maps at the LA County Museum of Art! Anyone who can, meet at 5pm by the City Lights pillars entrance on Wilshire. All sorts of cool stuff happening tomorrow night there, and it's FREE for LA county residents. So, yeah!

So, we already sent out a mass email with details, but if you need a ride, just comment here, the facebook page, or email and we'll do our best to connect you with somebody who can help you out!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chukrane Bzef! (Thank you very much!)

Just a quick message to say "Chukrane" (shoo-krahn) to all of the cool people who came out to make our Fall '12 Welcome dinner at Asha such a good time. We had so much fun, in fact, nobody thought to take pictures. But, it happened, with lots of couscous and hummus and kafta.

Don't miss out on our meetings this week: tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30pm in PH1-230, then again at 5pm on Wednesday in PH1-222. Also, we're paying a visit to LACMA this Friday at 5! Stay tuned for more info.

Play us off, Nass el-Ghiwane. [wait for it...]

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week of Welcome Fall '12

Hey, all y'all, We are going to be "tabling" at the CSULB Week of Welcome for the Fall Semester, starting tomorrow at 11am until 2pm, and then again on Thursday from 11am until 2pm.

Not sure WHERE exactly we'll be, but look out for the maps and gigantic hot pink GSA sign that Zach Morris would have totally thought was cool.

Come by and hang out, talk to interested students who wander by, and learn about some other good organizations. If you're available to sit at the table during those timespan(s), please let us know at


Sunday, September 2, 2012

LA City College Lecture Series, 2012-2013

LAGS is so good about advance notice. Mark your calendars now and check out some or all of these!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morocco, Maps, and Rock n' Roll

Hey, quick update before we get to the real "business" update!

Just so you can get these on your calendars, we're planning a dinner at ASHA in Long Beach on Sunday, September 9th. Email us, or reply to the facebook event here!

Also, we are planning on doing a group trip up to the LACMA for a really amazing Maps exhibit they have going on. That's on Friday, Sept. 14th, around 5pm. Free for LA County Residents, $10 for students otherwise. Bands and other events happening around LACMA that night, too!

Additionally, our very own Dr. Dallman just sent this along. Who Shot Rock n' Roll? at the Annenberg Center. Very cool!

That's it for now. Emphasis on the "for now." Oh, just kidding. If you haven't joined our group on facebook, do that now. It's right here and super quick!

Thanks for your time!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Welcome to Fall 2012 from your Friendly Neighborhood GSA

New year at CSULB, new building for the Geography department, and more! Big new things are happening here, and we would love more than anything for you (yes, you) to be a part of it all.

Our first meetings of the semester are going to be on Tuesday, 12:30pm in a room that's going to be assigned soon, and Wednesday at 5:30pm in PH1-222. So, mark your calendars and bring some ideas for restaurants to eat at, places around SoCal to explore, and a bunch of pretty pictures from your summer travels to share. More details soon.

Also, for you conference-heads, we're going to start posting a bunch of CFPs (that's Calls for Papers) on this site for you guys. AAG is going down in LA in the spring, so that's pretty big right there. Anyway, like we said, more coming soon.


Here's a video someone made for the band Geographer's song "Paris" with a background of New York, because the song's just that good it doesn't even need to match the visual.