Geo-week plan mapped

Luis Torres, Copy Editor

Pitt-Johnstown Geography Club members are to sponsor events throughout the week to celebrate geography. Events include lectures by field professionals, a student symposium and an open house.

“I would like to encourage people to come and listen to the presentation by our majors,” said Geography Department Chair William B. Kory.

“Since we live in such an interdependent world, it is essential and important to understand other cultures that are different from ours.”

A presentation on Geography and the Environment by Penn State Energy and Sustainability Policy Adviser and UPJ alumnus Brandi Robinson was to have taken place Monday.

Tuesday’s event highlighted Cambria County Planning Commission Executive Director Ethan Imhoff, who was to discuss geography’s role in local government.

Somerset County Planning Commission Director and UPJ alumnus Bradley A. Zearfoss is to discuss topics on local government geography at 2 p.m. today in 118 Krebs.

A discussion for graduate schools of geography is to take place 1 p.m. Thursday in 118 Krebs. The discussion is to be directed by UPJ’s geography faculty members.

The week’s highlight, a student symposium, is to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday in Whalley Chapel.

The event is to showcase student projects by Jacob R. Wolff, Adam P. Blough, Brian Hreha and J.T. Bandzuh, who participated in a national geography  conference Nov. 3 at Shippensburg University.

Finalizing the week, an open house in 108 Krebs is to start 2 p.m. Friday. Questions regarding this event may be forwarded to Professor Johansson at [email protected] .

Ten global competency points are to be award at each event.