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Department of Geography and Geology

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Kianoosh Ebrahimi (left), Tyler Smith (center), and Brita Austin receive their 2015 Outstanding Student Awards

Jonathan Oglesby conducts research on water issues in Niger with the Songhai people

Summer Storm Chasing Class with Dr. Josh Durkee

Geo-faculty assist with the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Dr. Josh Durkee shot this quad-copter image from 350 ft. above WKU’s campus showing approaching fog on Sept. 9.

Wendy Decroix receives the WKU Outstanding Staff Award for 2014

Geoscientists at Sea, Summer 2014, with Jason Polk and Leslie North (Photo by Nile Vincz)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Grand Opening of the Reynolds Geological Resources Lab, Feb 2013

Outstanding Students 2015 - Austin Williams (left) and Michelle Foley (right), introduced by Dr David Keeling (center)

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

 In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,

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Evidence and Argument is the "Scientific Method." Our programs are the starting place for all things Geoscience related. From here you can explore courses taught and research conducted by world-class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography/geology/meteorology/GIS degree from WKU will put you on the map. Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

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Featured Faculty Member for August: - KEVIN CARY, GISP, is the GIS Director and Esri’s site license administrator for WKU. He was first introduced to GIS in 1993 and joined the WKU faculty in July, 2002, after working in the practical world of GIS. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS for the Department and provides support on many research projects with a GIS component. Kevin has been an accredited GIS professional (GISP) since 2005, and his interests are in the realm of Enterprise GIS. He has worked on a variety of GIS-related projects at WKU with the Kentucky Climate Center, WKU Mesonet, Baker Arboretum, WKU Planning, Design, and Construction, Facilities Management, WKU Department of Engineering, Department of Agriculture, WKU Telecommunications, WKU Parking and Transportation, Logan County Economic Alliance, and the WKU Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport. Kevin is currently a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals and the Cumberland Chapter of URISA. For further information about GIS, the Bachelor of Science Degree in GIScience, Minor in GIS, GISystems Certificate Program, and the Graduate GIScience Certificate at WKU, contact Kevin Cary via email, or by telephone at (270)745-2981.

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The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU offers excellent undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities and is a leader in relevant research and public service. Read about the Department's Study Abroad and international activities in the Alumni Magazine. Learn More...

 

LATEST FACULTY NEWS

      New Weather Museum
      Cool Video with Logan Mitchell
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Foster elected AASC President
      Fall 2014 GEOGRAM Newsletter



Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      John All in the Himalayas
      Stormchasers on View f-t Hill
      Keeling on WKU-PBS Outlook
      Grad Student wins major award
      Supercomputer aids research
      University Events


Department Event Calendar

Department News Archive


Department Mailing Address:

Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
Room 304
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Height Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, USA
Office: (270) 745-4555; Fax: (270) 745-6410

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