Thursday, September 4, 2014

A New Semester, A New GSA

The GSA is back!!!!!  We're kicking off this new semester with new (and old) GSA officers and a more enthusiastic, energetic and activity-filled year.  (Including hikes and a map exhibit during Geography Awareness Week in Nov.).

Want to know more? The GSA will be tabling at Week of Welcome in the quad Thurs. from 11 - 2 pm.  We'll be located near the orange balloons near the library side of the quad.  You can stop by for more info or just to say hi.

Wednesday's tabling was quite the success.  We had information about upcoming events as well as a map that you can place a pin in of where you would like to go in the world plus quizzes to test your geographical knowledge.  Don't worry, you get candy regardless of the answer.  

As for upcoming events, our first one is the free LA Geographical Society lecture this Friday at 8 pm at LA City College.  This month's lecture is on Geo-visualizing Community Issues and will be presented by Roosevelt High School students.  If you want to carpool send us an email.  For more information on LAGS lectures, check out their website:

After that is the Mesa Mania restoration project at Bolsa Chica Wetlands where you can get your hands dirty and help nature.  This will be on Sunday, Sep. 7 from 9 am to noon.  There will be an optional lunch afterwards.

We will have meetings Sep. 10 and 11, Wed. 2:30-3:30 and Thurs. 4-5 pm in PH1-230.  This is a great way to meet fellow geographers, learn about events and even contribute ideas for future events.

September 12th (Friday) is Cultural Night, where we go out to eat at different ethnic/cultural restaurants, learn a bit about the cuisine's history and importance to the culture and just have a good time.  The restaurant hasn't been decided yet, so suggestions are welcome.  Just email us. 


We plan to have more events later this month so keep checking us out here and on our other social media site for updates.  We hope your semester is off to a good start and that the GSA can help make it even better.  We hope to see you around.  Spread the good word of geography! 

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