News and Events at UNK Geography

2016 Student Research Day

Eight Geography students presented research at the 18th Annual UNK Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 13. Congratulations to Fletcher Sheridan for winning Third Place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division! The title of his research poster is "If You Build it Will They Come: Using a GIScience Gravity Model to Estimate Retirement Community Demand in Salt Lake City, Utah." Click here for more information.


2015 Great Plains/Rocky Mountain AAG Conference

On October 1-3, 2015, the Geography and Earth Science Program hosted the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers. Nearly 120 geographers from across the eight-state region gathered in Kearney for a time of field trips, guest lectures, research presentations, and socialization.


2015 Student Research Day

Ten Geography students presented research at the 17th Annual UNK Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 15. Click here for more information.


2014 Student Research Day

Seven Geography students presented research at the 16th Annual UNK Student Research Day on Thursday, April 10. Congratulations to Zach Davidson for winning Second Place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division! The title of his research poster is "College Student Debt by Region in the United States." Click here for more information.


2013 Student Research Day

Twelve Geography students presented research at the 15th Annual UNK Student Research Day on Thursday, April 4. Congratulations to Nicholas Stoll for winning First Place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division! The title of his research poster is "Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Role of GIScience in the Market Area Analysis of an Omaha Health Care Clinic." Click here for more information.


2012 Geography Day for Area 4th Grade Students

On November 8, 2012 approximately 40 4th grade students from Park Elementary School in Kearney visited the Geography Department to learn more about Nebraska geography. They enjoyed refreshments and a special lesson on our state.


2012 Special Lecture Presentation

Dr. Wiley Thompson will present "Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response: What I've Learned and What We Can Do Better” on Tuesday, April 10, in Copeland Hall Room 130. Dr. Thompson is an Army colonel, military aviator, and currently the head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point. His field work includes leading the U.S. military aviation response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and working with NGOs in the 2010 Haitian earthquake response to study civil-military cooperation. He is an environmental geographer with research interests in hazards, disaster response, development, and conflict. Wiley is married, has two teenagers, and holds a PhD in Geography from Oregon State University.


2012 Geography Awareness Week Events

Nov. 11-17th is Geography Awareness Week. Please join the Geography Program in celebration! We are excited to share the following lecture with UNK and the wider community.

Dr. Bob Watrel, from the South Dakota State University, will present "'The 2012 Presidential Election in Geographical, Historical, and Political Perspective" on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall Room 130.