GLOBAL is a student-run organization that supports students in the Geography Graduate Group (GGG) and seeks to build UC Davis community interest in geography. GLOBAL serves as the coordinating body for electing GGG student representatives for the Graduate Student Assembly and the GGG Executive Committee. In addition, GLOBAL organizes activities that support student success, foster community, and extend intellectual opportunities in the field of geography.

GLOBAL provides a fun space for all lovers of geography to gather for the pursuit of their common interests, including, but not limited to, enjoying peoples and places, promoting geographic literacy, and building the social networks and interpersonal skills necessary for making the world a better place.

The modern club was formed in Fall 2007. In the spring of 2007 the UCD Geography Club was established to assist students in the Geography Graduate Group with transportation to the Association of American Geographers conference that was held in San Francisco. The club was reformed in the fall and renamed GLOBAL. The goals were expanded and regular meetings established.


Regular meetings occur once a month during Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters, usually in Hunt 158 time and day change every quarter.

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Event Ideas

  • "Thoughtful Graduate Student Photos" to be used on student profiles on the new GGG website - take photos with book, maps, etc. in the new GGG library
  • "Ugly Map Contest" - making GOOD maps is easy for us spatially inclined folk, but making ugly maps is hard!
  • "Corn Maze"
  • "Brown Bag Meetings"
  • "Winter Break Send-Off Potluck"


The second version of our ratified bylaws was created and currently resides on the wiki.


Provide a forum to learn, teach and spread the love of geography.

  • Build cohesion and community among geographers in Davis
  • Advancing professional opportunities through conferences, networking, and research.
  • Socializing and networking
  • Making geography visible in the community


Members and Officers with their selected Geography Monikers

  • Michael Norton - Treasurer

  • Krisen Denniger -

  • Brad Christensen -

  • Naomi Reimer -

  • Joanna Solins -

  • Libby Christensen - President

  • Representatives

    Student Representatives and affiliated Organization

    • Janet Boulware - Graduate Student Assembly

    • Stacie Townsend - Graduate Student Assembly

    • Lisa Kresge - Executive Committee

    • Alejo Kraus-Polk - Executive Committee

    • Sean Pries - Executive Committee

    • Jen Sedell - Executive Committee



    November 18, 2011

    • Club introductions

      • GLOBAL: broad social organization, anyone can join

      • SAGE: Geography graduate student only, automatically join once you become a student

    • Trivia Night: One night to bring faculty, students and staff together to interact in a semi-informal setting.

      • In the past we have had faculty but we want more participation

      • People submit questions through email

      • To be held the last week of Winter quarter before exams

      • Last year held at Woodstocks might look for a larger location, possibly steve’s

    • CGS

      • April 27-29

      • Need help before, during and after

    • Visibility on campus

      • Fundraising

        • Mistletoe at the farmers market

        • Ask for a cut at a bar/restaurant

        • Bartender challenge

        • Donations on facebook

      • Map room in library

        • Tours

        • Displays

        • Event

      • Booth on picnic day

    • Action Item

      • Create google doc for Trivia night responsibilities

        • Logistics, questions, prizes, MC

      • Create google doc for CGS responsibilities

      • Election of officers

        • President: Libby O’Sullivan

        • Co-President: Laura Pascoe

    December 15, 2010

    • So far the folks who have showed interest in coordinating Global are Bryan, Maggie, Libby, Marion, and Laura. Who else wants to help??

    • We met to discuss ideas for events and activities, plus ways to engage with faculty

    • Amber is putting the finishing touches on her t-shirt design from last spring, and we hope to have these ready for the Jan. 27th GGG meeting

    December 1, 2010 - NOTE: Meeting will be at the Farmer's Market in Davis at 5pm

    • Elect new GLOBAL officers

    April 6, 2010

    • Picnic Day volunteers needed to work the table (April 17, all day)

    • CGS annual meeting (April 30-May 2, CSU Fullerton)

    February 17, 2010

    • Sign Board Cleaning and Maintenance

    • Hallway Board

      • posting ideas (upcoming classes, events, club info, etc.)

    • Fundraising ideas

    • Upcoming Events:

      • Picnic Day (April 17) (we need volunteers to work the information table) (Alison)

      • AAG annual meeting (April 14-18, Washington DC)

      • CGS annual meeting (April 30-May 2, CSU Fullerton) (Alison)

    • Field Trips:

      • Stebbins Cold Canyon (date tbd)

      • Winery Field Trip (Saturday date tbd) (Alison)

      • Volunteer at Antioch Dunes (tbd) (Alison)

    • GLOBAL social hours (tbd)

    November 19, 2009

    • GIS Day recap

      • GIS Day for next year

    • Olive Pick this weekend

    • Club handouts - Business cards or something similar

    • Recruitment

      • More events

    October 15, 2009

    • New Officers

    • Club registration for next year

    • GLOBAL sign boards (clean and update)

    • Map & Book Collection

    • Upcoming Events

      • Dixon Corn Maze

      • Happy Hour

      • Frisbee Golf?

    • Fund Raising

      • ideas?

    May 12, 2009

    • Club registration for next year

    • Map & Book Collection

      • Policies

        • Idea 1: Use within the room ok, if you want to take it out of the room you have to get approval from the librarian.

        • Idea 2: A sign out sheet

      • Librarian

    • Events

    • Fund Raising

      • T-shirts - Alex

      • Map-themed gear - Alison

    • Funding: come up with action items to get out of the current quarter-to-quarter funding scenario

    April 14, 2009

    March 12, 2009

    • Conference updates (AAG, CGS)

    • Fund Raising

      • T-shirts (Alex)

    • Events

      • GLOBAL excursion ideas for Spring (Chelsea)

      • Geography student lounge grand opening (Chelsea)

      • Picnic Day (Mike)

    • Other?

      • Sign boards

      • Tabling at GSA's CBDD

    February 5, 2009

    • Conference updates (AAG, CGS)

    • Publicity

      • Outreach ideas

        • Easel painting

        • Ugly map contest

    • Fund Raising

      • puppet show - Amber

      • Thoughtful grad student photos

      • Other?

    • Events

    • Volunteers to spearhead organizing of above ideas

    • Next GLOBAL meeting (March?)

    January 22, 2009

    • Logistics & Housekeeping

      • Completing GLOBAL geography club registration form

      • Ideas for president #2

      • Geographer monikers

      • Next GLOBAL meeting

    • Ideas for reaching out to existing geog. students, other students, etc. to get involved with GLOBAL

      • Advertising events widely

      • Easels (that still live with Michele & Stacey)

    • Events!

      • Ugly map contest

      • Thoughtful grad student photos

      • Ideas for club fundraising (possibly above photos?)

      • Picnic Day, Whole Earth Festival

    • AAG planning (only for those who will be going to the conference)

    Early Fall 2008

    Please post comments on these topics under each bullet point.

    • Book & Journal Drive for American University in Iraq Article in Slate

    • Official paperwork

    • Tshirts

    • Painting easels

      - Offers of gesso from Amber and mural paint from Alyssa

    • Ideas for Welcome Events

      - Village Homes tour by Alyssa

    • Officer Elections/Selection

    • Symposium - let's set a date soon

    Older Meetings

    For meeting agendas from previous academic years, see our agenda archive. For notes from past meetings, please see our meeting notes.


    There are many professional and academic organizations for geographers.

    Meeting Dates
    Meeting Location
    California Geographical Society
    April 30 - May 2, 2010
    Fullerton, CA
    Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
    September 15 - 18, 2010
    Couer d'Alene, ID
    American Geographical Society
    National Geographic Society
    Association of American Geographers
    April 14-18, 2010
    Washington, DC
    National Council for Geographic Education
    September 23-27, 2009
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Open Source Geospatial Foundation
    October 20-23, 2009
    Sydney, Australia

    Travel Plans

    Previous Events & Photos

    Cool Patch Pumpkin maze and Pumpkin Carving, Dixon
    Pumpkin Carving 10/27/07, (Photo Credit: AlexMandel)
    December, 07
    Mistletoe sale at the Farmer's Market, Davis
    Co-presidents on a cold December morning
    March, 08
    World's Largest Bicycle Parade, Davis
    Coneheads have no effect on driving (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Cone Vision (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Treichler's BiCyclic Projection(Photo Credit:AlexMandel)
    March, 08
    GPS Workshop, Davis
    April, 08
    Association of American Geographers, Boston
    April, 08
    Picnic Day 2008, Davis
    May, 08
    California Geographical Society, Chico
    Ever helpful geographers educating the community Scenic disc golfing in Bidwell Park I don't remember so much standing around (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) A very GLOBAL yoyo at Yo-Yo Museum, (Photo Credit:AlexMandel)
    October, 08
    Cool Patch Pumpkin maze, Dixon
    Geographers never get lost. Photo by RyanMikulovsky
    February, 09
    Easel Painting, Davis
    March, 09
    Association of American Geographers, Vegas
    April 09
    Picnic Day 2009, Davis
    Ready to be Geographers,(Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Showing the world who's boss,(Photo Credit:AlexMandel) This Globe is Gravitational! (Photo Credit:RyanMikulovsky) Members outreach to the community (Photo Credit:RyanMikulovsky)
    May, 09
    California Geographical Society
    Santa Ynez/Solvang Road Trip and Conference, those were some good pancakes.
    Oct 09
    Welcome Back Social
    An afternoon of sharing food in the Geography Lounge
    Nov 09
    GIS Day,Davis
    Tables at the MU Shields Library/Map Collection
    Jan 10
    South of the Equator(Global South) Potluck
    Another afternoon of food in the Geography Lounge
    Apr 17
    Picnic Day 2010,Davis
    Enjoying the morning lull,(Photo Credit:AlisonM)