Geography Awareness Week at KSU: November 13-16, 2017


KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 18, 2017) — Established by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1987, Geography Awareness Week is observed the third week in November every year. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Geography Awareness Week. Geography Awareness Week promotes what geography is, why it is important, and the relevance of a geographic education in preparing citizens to understand and debate pressing social and environmental issues and problems.

The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University will be celebrating Geography Awareness Week 2017 through a series of events, November 13-16, and invites everyone to attend the following events.

Monday, November 13

Geography Awareness Week Theme Event: Discussion Panel on the Geography of Civil Rights

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences Building room 1021

Join us during national Geography Awareness Week for a moderator-led discussion with a distinguished panel of geographers and others about the Geography of Civil Rights. National Geographic's Network of Alliances for Geographic Education designated "The Geography of Civil Rights Movements" as a featured theme for the 2017 Geography Awareness Week. The American Association of Geographers (AAG), the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), the American Geographical Society (AGS), and the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) have endorsed this focus on civil rights. This discussion panel event is co-sponsored by the Department of Geography & Anthropology and the Presidential Commission on Racial & Ethnic Dialogue.

Tuesday, November 14

Urban Geography Atlanta Student Group Project Presentations

5:00 PM to 6:15 PM in Social Sciences Building room 3029

Learn about urban geography research and recommendations from student research groups focusing on a variety of urban geography topics in metro Atlanta, including: regional transportation planning in the Atlanta metropolitan area; gentrification and urban renewal in Atlanta; "edge cities" in the Atlanta metropolitan area; and newcomers, immigrants, and refugees in metropolitan Atlanta.

Wednesday, November 15

GIS Night at Burnt Hickory Brewery

6:30 PM to 9:45 PM at Burnt Hickory Brewery, 2260 Moon Station Court #210, Kennesaw, GA

Celebrate this year's GIS Day (Geographic Information Science Day), one of the largest academic GIS celebrations in the USA, during Geography Awareness Week, with GIS students, faculty, alumni, friends, and individuals from the GIS community at KSU GIS Night at Burnt Hickory Brewery! Revel in the art, science, (magic?) and technical knowledge of mapping in the 21st century! The event is free for all who attend, as is parking. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Burnt Hickory Brewery beer can be purchased for those age 21 and over. Everyone gets to spend time with the GIS community from KSU! The event includes lightning talks, state of the program event, book signings, and much more! We hope to see you all there!

Thursday, November 16

Meet n' Greet with the Geography Student Club

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Social Sciences Building Atrium.

Free light snacks provided! Meet geography students and professors! Learn more about the various opportunities with geography!