Geography program earns national honor

Image of members of the Illinois State geography program

Illinois State University’s Geography Program housed in the Department of Geography-Geology earned an honorable mention in the inaugural Award for Program Excellence by the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

Talk to explore the billion-year-old Lake Superior tectonic rift

Image of the Lake Superior Rift from Seth Stein.

Carol Stein, the Association of Women Geoscientists Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will present “Tectonic Development of the Lake Superior Rift” at 3 p.m. Friday, February 12, in the Felmley Hall of Science Annex, room 133.

Why is Bill Shields such a rock star at Illinois State?

Bill Shields teaches

Lecturing to about 700 students on subtropical deserts, when many of them have just rolled out of bed, is a tough assignment. But Bill Shields ’99, M.S. ’01, has done it 32 semesters in a row, waking mostly freshmen with his stories of growing up in the 1800s and hammering shoes on mules. Some of