Events--Fall 2010

ETSU Environmental Studies Minor

 

Mon Sep 13:

7-9 pm, The Forum Room in the ETSU D.P. Culp Center (3rd Floor) 

"Kingston Ash Facility Failure: What caused it and why it matters" by Mr. Barry Thacker, P.E., of Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc.

 

Sponsored by the Holston Branch ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and the ETSU Department of Geosciences.  Mr. Thacker was hired by an out of state utility to conduct an independent assessment of the Kingston Ash Facility Failure for applicability of their similar facility. Mr. Thacker's conclusion differed from that of TVA and its forensics team.

 

Weds Sep 15: 

5pm, 201 Hutcheson Hall.  Pizza served afterwards! 

"The Caribbean Mid-summer drought: Cause, Climate Change and Perception."  Doug Gamble, Climatologist from UNC-Wilmington. 

 

Sponsored by the ETSU Department of Geosciences, American Association of Geographers, and Gamma Theta Upsilon. 

 

Thursday, Oct 21:

5:30 - 6:30pm, Burleson Hall, room 302

"What is the ETSU "Green Fee" All About?" 

 

A presentation, by student members of the Campus Sustainability Fee Committee. 

 

Did you know that every ETSU student pays $5 per semester as a "green fee," which goes into a "sustainability fund," to pay for projects to increase ETSU's commitment to sustainability?  So what is happening with this money?  How is the money allocated, and how can you influence how it is spent?  Come find out, at this talk. 

 

Sponsored E.C.O. (Environmental Conservation Organization) the ETSU student group formerly known as I.C.E. 

 

Contact Lance Lewis, president of E.C.O., at ice.etsu@gmail.com, or Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, Director of the Environmental Studies minor, at odonnell@etsu.edu. 

 

Friday, October 22:  

ETSU Culp Woods Trail Appreciation Day

 

ETSU's environmental student group is sponsoring two Trail Appreciation Day activities, as part of an effort to increase awareness and appreciation of the Culp Woods, a beautiful wooded area on campus, south of, and uphill from, the Culp Center, on the other side of the railroad bypass. 

 

1)  10:30-11:30am, on the second floor of the CPA:  Sustainable Trails Workshop

 

Conducted by Ben Appleby, a Masters of Public Administration Student, and a Trail Steward at ETSU.  Will include instruction on how to create and maintain sustainable hiking trails. 

 

2)  1-3pm, at Parking Lot #13, south of the Sherrod Library, on the other side of the concrete railroad overpass, off of Southwest Avenue, near the trail head for Culp Woods

 

Volunteers will meet to help spruce up the trail system in the Culp Woods.  Work will include some light trash pickup, and some digging and heavier trail work.  ETSU students, faculty and staff, and members of the public are all welcome!  Tools will be provided.  Bring some solid hiking shoes and be prepared to get dirty. 

 

Sponsored E.C.O. (Environmental Conservation Organization) the ETSU student group formerly known as I.C.E. 

 

Contact Lance Lewis, president of E.C.O., at ice.etsu@gmail.com, or Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, Director of the Environmental Studies minor, at odonnell@etsu.edu. 

 

Tuesday, November 30:

1-2:30pm, D.P. Culp Center, Meeting Rm 6 (on the 3rd floor)

Biological and Environmental Studies Career Forum

 

Representatives from the following agencies will be here to talk with students about careers in their field:

 

- Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency - Bays Mountain Park - Tennessee State Parks - East TN State U

 

Light refreshments will be served.  Contact Joanna Cyrier, Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, 423-439-5256, cyrier@etsu.edu