2022-23 [.pdf]
  • Roepke Research Scholars
  • Dr. Shaowen Wang named College of LAS Associate Dean
  • Welcome from Department Head Dr. Julie Cidell
  • Dr. Matthew Anderson (PhD '12) receives Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Congratulations Class of 2022-23!
  • Alumna Spotlight: Shannon Happ (BS '12)
  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Eric Shook (MS '10, PhD '13)
  • New Faculty members: Dr. Jida Wang; Dr. Umar (PhD '17)
  • Faculty Awards & Honors
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bruce Rhoads, "River Runner"
  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Marina Moscoso Arabía
  • Graduate Student Awards & Honors
  • New Graduate Students
  • Office Administrator Matt Cohn receives LAS Staff Award




  • Distinguished Alumni Awardees Return to Campus
    • Wayne Koonce (BA, '71) and Dr. Michael Widener (BA, '07)
  • Note from the Department Head Prof. Shaowen Wang
  • Remembering Dr. Arthur Getis (1934-2022)
  • GGIS Class of 2021-22
  • Alumni Spotlight: Charles Fogelman (PhD, '17) Wins on Jeopardy!
  • Alumna Perspective: Imelda K. Moise (MS, ’07; PhD, ’12; MPH, UIS, ’15)
  • Career Conversations - Alumni Share Job Experiences and Advice with Current Students
    • Kevin Berg (MA, '12), Samuel James (BS, '19; ESES and GGIS), Esther Lin (BS, '21) Valerie Nelson (BS, '22)
  • Roepke Study Abroad Scholarship: Jackie Shon (BS, '21)
  • New Faculty Members: Marynia Kolak and Raechel Portelli
  • Faculty News and Honors: Alvarado, Cidell, Kolak, Sivapalan, Wang
  • Graduate Student Awards
  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Wataru Morioka
  • New Graduate Students: Mandela Gadri, Wei Hu, Marina Moscoso
  • Field Research Postcards from PhD Candidate Nina Roberts


route 66 signs

Fall 2021 (.pdf)

  • CyberGIS Center to host new $15M I-GUIDES Institute
  • Celebrating Dr. Sara McLafferty's Retirement
  • Note from Department Head Prof Shaowen Wang
  • 2021 Distinguished Alum: William A.V. Clark (PhD, 1964)
  • Alumni Career Conversations with Sam James (BS, '19) and Adam Camp (BS, '19)
  • GGIS Class of 2020-21
  • Alumna Spotlight: Darla Munroe (PhD, 2000)
  • Faculty News & Awards: Chunyuan Diao, David Wilson
  • Roepke Undergrad Research Scholars: Piper Siblik, Zimo Xiao
  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Fikriyah Winata
  • New Graduate Student Profiles


I-Guide concept map

Fall 2020

  • CyberGIS Center Creates COVID-19 Tracking Platform
  • Alexander Graduate Fellowship Fund
  • Note from Department Head Prof. Shaowen Wang
  • GGIS Class of 2019-2020
  • Alumna Perspective: Dr. Janey Messina (MS, 2008)
  • Alumna Spotlight: Robin (Graff) Goettel (BA, '78; EdM, '03)
  • The Gardens of a Lifetime - Jim Bier (MS, '57)
  • New Faculty Profiles
  • Faculty News & Awards
  • Ezekiel Kalipeni, 1954-2020
  • PSM / New Faculty Advisors
  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Aida Guhlincozzi
  • New Graduate Students
  • Illinois GIS Day 2019
  • Roepke Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients


Japan House

Fall 2019

  • Breaking New Ground in Geospatial Data Science
  • 2019 Early Career Distinguished Alumnus - Kory Konsoer (PhD, 2014)
  • Alumni Awards and Honors
  • Alumni News & PhD Graduate Placements
  • Alumni Profile: Ivan Gamboa (BA, 2002)
  • Faculty Awards & Honors: Cidell, Cienciala, Diao, Sivapalan
  • Faculty Promotion: Brian Jefferson | New Faculty Profile: Mark Lara
  • Professor Ezekiel Kalipeni Retires
  • In Memoriam: Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz (BA, 1982; MA, 1985)
  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Gonzalez
  • New Graduate Students; Graduate Student Awards & Honors
  • "Geography and Ecology in the Exclusion Zone" by April Wendling (BS, 2019)
  • Alumni Reunion in the French Quarter
  • Roepke Scholarship Recipients


Arctic Pits

Fall 2018

  • Department receives Candace Penn Frame (BS, '72) Endowment
  • Pacific Northwest Summer Field Course
  • Letter from Department Head: Prof. Shaowen Wang
  • Letter from outgoing Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. Julie Cidell
  • Alumni Achievement Award: Dr. Marc Armstrong
  • Dr. Mei-Po Kwan Receives AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography
  • Dr. Bruce Rhoads Elected AAG Fellow
  • Faculty Promotion: Dr. Julie Cidell
  • Faculty Awards & Honors
  • Emeritus Faculty Updates
  • Graduate Student Profile: Arrianna Planey
  • Graduate Student Awards & Honors
  • New Graduate Students
  • PSM in GIS Program Update


Students with equipment

Fall 2017

  • Greetings from the Natural History Building!
  • Dr. Janice Monk Receives Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Letters from Dr. Shaowen Wang & Dr. Sara McLafferty
  • Prof. Sivapalan Receives Alfred Wegener Medal
  • Dr. Piotr Cienciala's EELS Lab Launches New Stream Habitat Field Site
  • Political Ecology Symposium to Honor Prof. Tom Bassett
  • New Faculty Profile: Dr. Chunyuan Diao
  • Graduate Student Profile: Yoo Min Park
  • Prof. Jim Best - Piracy on the Slims River
  • Faculty Honors and Awards
  • Professional Science Master's in GIS - Class of 2017 Internships, Welcome Class of 2018
  • New Graduate Student Profiles, Fall 2016 & Fall 2017 cohorts
  • In Memoriam: Prof. John Thompson
  • Student Awards and Scholarships
  • Staff Updates: Susan Etter Retires


GIS folks

Fall 2016

  • Professor Kwan Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Natural History Building Renovation Update
  • Letter from Dr. McLafferty
  • Graduate Student Profile: Melissa Heil
  • Exchange Program Established with Heidelberg University Institute of Geography
  • Professor Bassett Retires
  • Exploring Cities, Crime, and Space with Dr. Jefferson
  • New Faculty Profiles: Shakil Kashem & Piotr Cienciala
  • Howard Roepke Undergraduate Scholarship Profiles
  • Evans and Judith Mank Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Professional Science Master's in GIS - Class of 2017
  • New Graduate Student Profiles


Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Fall 2015

  • Geography & GIS Earns Top National Ranking
  • Cities and Metropolitan Areas Graduate Specialization
  • Messina Stanley Graduate Scholarship
  • Celebrating 25 Years of the Regional Economics Applications Lab (REAL)
  • Cities of the World - City Profiles
  • Faculty Research Updates: Bruce Rhoads, Jonathan Greenberg, and Mei-Po Kwan
  • Faculty Promotion: Trevor Birkenholtz
  • New Faculty Profile: Brian Jefferson
  • Graduate Student Profile: Pronoy Rai
  • New Graduate Student Profiles
  • Howard Roepke Research Scholarship Profiles


City Street Obscured

Spring 2014

  • Memories of Davenport Hall
  • iGIScience Symposium
  • Dr. Jim Best: Surveying floods on the Mekong River
  • New Faculty Profiles: Trevor Birkenholtz and Mei-Po Kwan
  • Faculty Promotions: Ashwini Chhatre, Heath Robinson, and Shaowen Wang
  • Graduate Student Profile: Michael Minn
  • New Graduate student introductions
  • Roepke Study Abroad Scholarship profiles: Stephanie Mundis and Russell Pildes
  • In memoriam: Professor Donald Lee Johnson


City Street Obscured

Winter 2013

  • Departmental name change
  • Howard and Ruth Roepke Scholarships
  • Faculty Profile: Dr. Ezekiel Kalipeni
  • Faculty Promotions: Jesse Ribot and Julie Cidell
  • Graduate Student Profile: April Colette
  • New Faculty/Staff: Heath Robinson and Matt Cohn
  • Faculty Research: Dr. Shaowen Wang's CIGI Lab and CyberGIS
  • New Graduate Student Introductions
  • Class Notes



Winter 2011

  • Professor Jesse Ribot: Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI)
  • Discipline Profile: Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Mississippi River flooding
  • Faculty Promotions: Professors Colin Flint and Shaowen Wang
  • PhD Program receives high rating
  • Fulbright Grants awarded: Hal Fischer and Richelle Bernazzoli
  • Professor Tom Basset: Atlas of World Hunger
  • Graduate Student Profiles: Eric Shook and Charles Fogelman
  • New Graduate Student Introductions


Compass jobs

Fall 2010

  • Stephanie Baglia's Special Undergraduate Research on the Environment (SURE) Grant
  • 'Green' building research
  • Professor Chhatre receives NSF Award
  • New Staff Profile: Susan Houston
  • Professors Thorn and Hannon retire
  • Research Profile: Miriam Cope
  • Faculty Profile: Professor Sivapalan
  • Graduate Student Profile: Richelle Bernazzoli
  • Alumni Proflie: Tony Adduci
  • New Graduate Student Introductions


Congo Dam

Fall 2009

  • Professors Rhoads and Best study the Mackey Bend Cutoff Channel
  • Professor Colin Flint becomes Director of ACDIS
  • Professor Jesse Ribot launches Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP)
  • Professor Kalipeni receives promotion
  • Bronze Tablet recipients: Alexander Beata and Frances Levy
  • Welcome: Susan Etter
  • Faculty Profile: Ashwini Chhatre
  • Graduate Student profile: Shane Csiki
  • Professor Shaowen Wang receives NSF Award
  • Alumni Profile: Sam Batzli
  • Undergraduate Student Profile: Sam Adduci
  • New Graduate Student Introductions


Data collection river

Summer 2008

  • Geography Department joins the School of Earth, Society and Environment
  • Center for Water as a Complex Environmental System (CWACES)
  • Creation of Geographic Information Science program
  • David Wilson publishes Cities and Race
  • Student profile
  • Amy Schultz
  • Graduate Student Profile
  • Betsy Beymer
  • New Faculty Introductions: Ashwini Chhatre, Julie Cidell, Shaowen Wang
  • West Lakes AAG Meeting
  • Professor Tom Bassett's Clothing Mapping project
  • Tom Frank retires