Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Volume 16, Issue 1, Summer 2017
This newsletter is a publication of the Department of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State.

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Angela Rogers
Additional editors:
Cynthia Brewer, Patricia Craig

For inquiries about this newsletter, contact the Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park,  PA 16802-5011.
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 3 • From the department head
 4 • Community updates
 4 • Department departures and arrivals
 6 • Recognition Reception celebrates new spaces, contributions, accomplishments
 9 • SWIG chapter promotes equity through outreach
10 • How my capstone MGIS project evolved into a business venture
12 • Peuquet, well-known for research and service in GIScience, retires
14 • She knows where the wild things are for dinner
16 • Q&A with Joshua Inwood
20 • Before and after: renovations in Walker Building

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