Hundreds of volcanoes exist in the United States. Most are considered dormant and haven’t erupted for more than 10,000 years. That doesn’t mean they can’t or won’t. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, assistant professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, says faraway volcanoes affect our lives every day. “Large … [Read more...] about Having a blast with liquid hot magma
While students with high GPAs have an easier time getting in graduate schools, those with low GPAs shouldn’t lose hope. They still have an opportunity to be accepted. Dr. Doug Gouzie, departmental director of graduate studies and professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, explains to Accredited Schools Online what … [Read more...] about Is a low GPA a hurdle to get into graduate school?
For her commitment to sustainability education and engagement, Dr. Judith Meyer, Missouri State University geography professor, earned the 2018 MSU Sustainability Award. Awarded by MSU’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, it was one of sixteen awards given out recently at the 17th Choose Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon in Springfield. Engaging students in in … [Read more...] about Faculty member honored for environmental excellence
Picture yourself in a national park like Denali, the Everglades or Yellowstone. What comes to mind? Dr. Judith Meyer, a historical geographer at Missouri State University, wants to know how you experience that landscape and why. She has long been fascinated with Yellowstone, where she served as a tour guide for several summers. One of her research interests is what she calls … [Read more...] about Getting a sense of place
In one of the most remote areas of the most remote continent lies the Patuxent mountain range within the Pensacola Mountains. If mountains could hide, they would be hidden from most of the world. Scientists know little about how and when these mountains in Antarctica formed. Dr. Kevin Evans, professor of geology at Missouri State University, is going to change … [Read more...] about What can the shoreline and mountains show about climate change?