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UW-Eau Claire Geography Students
Make Their Mark at Geography Meeting

 MAILED:  April 27, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Fifteen University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students presented professional research posters and papers at the 100th anniversary annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers held March 14-19 in Philadelphia.

According to associate professor of geography Garry Running, UW-Eau Claire typically has the largest group of presenters at the conference, and this year marked the largest group of UW-Eau Claire undergraduate presenters to attend the meeting to date.

“Our undergrad’s presentations were surrounded by posters and papers presented by research faculty and graduate students from all over the place,” Running said. “That was the caliber of the competition, and they did us proud.”

Running noted that Erin Heidtke, Eau Claire, and Jennifer Freeland, Alma, were approached by graduate schools about their work. Travis Franz, Colby, and Eric Lynde, Oregon, were approached by James O. Wheeler, professor emeritus from the University of Georgia-Athens and one of more well-known names in geography in the United States. Wheeler wanted to include the maps from their presentation, “The Hinterlands of Major League Baseball,” in the next edition of his textbook, “Urban Geography.”

Presentations included the following:


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Updated: April 27, 2004