On November 13, 2012, UT Geography hosted a welcome and information table on campus in observance of National Geography Awareness Week. The table, located in front of Burchfiel, offered visitors information on jobs and careers in Geography, globe key chains, candy, and interactive science activities. Over 100 people stop by the table to talk, far exceeding our expectations. Half a dozen faculty members and 24 students (both undergraduate and graduate) staffed the table throughout the day. The event was funded in part by an Association of American Geographers EDGE grant, which funds professional development and recruitment activities in Geography. A thank you is extended to the many wonderful folks who helped make the table a success. In particular, I appreciate the efforts of Kurt Butefish (our Awareness Week coordinator), Will Fontanez (who designed the promotional display and marketing materials), and the other members of Awareness Week Committee (Drs. Kalafsky and Inwood, graduate students Kassie and Sarah, and undergraduate students Lauren and Dakota).
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