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Gamma Theta Upsilon—ASU Chapter

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in Geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in Geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.
GTU mainly gets together for geographic field trips. Always sign up in the department office so we can be sure to arrange enough transportation.
To join, email to Faculty Advisor Beth Larson.
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Sat. Aug. 29, 2015 - 9am to afternoon - Hiking to Wet Beaver Creek.
Fri. Mar. 27, 2015 7:30am - 1:30pm - Volunteer needed for AZ Geography Bee at ASU, Memorial Union, Tempe, AZ (2nd Floor). Contact: AZ State Geographic Bee Coordinator: Beckie Seybert <> for more info.
Monday, Mar. 30, 1:30-2:30pm, COOR 5501 - GTU MEETING. Agenda includes (1) plan for SGSUP picnic; (2) elect officers for next year. There will be pizza for a late lunch. Please attend!
Sat. Mar. 28, 9am-4pm -Hiking in Deer Creek in the Mazatzal Mountains: 7-8 miles round trip, with about 400 ft of elevation gain along the way, from about 3400’ to 3800’. Meet in the small parking lot NW of Coor, near the single elevator, as usual. Please sign up at the Front Desk.
Fri. Apr. 10, 5-8pm – GTU-URB Picnic at CLARK PARK: Like last year, the honor societies for Geography (GTU) and Planning (URB) will co-host the SGSUP annual picnic. However, this year it will be at Clark Park on Roosevelt St in Tempe, a couple of blocks north of Broadway Road. There is volleyball and a softball/kickball field, barbecue grills, and a ramada, which we have reserved. GTU will do its induction ceremony, and a new Professor of the Year Award will be given by the students. Remember – it will be at Clark Park this year, not Daley Park like in recent years.
Wed. Apr. 15, 2015 Noon - 1pm: Brown Bag session: <a Pre-AAG Tour of Chicago> by Chicago-native PhD student Kevin Kane: Want to know more about the history and geography of Chicago, as well as cool and obscure places to see and things to do while at the AAG meetings? Then come to the pre-AAG Brown Bag and get the inside scoop from Northwestern grad and Chicago native, Kevin Kane. Lunch will be provided. Coor 5536. 



Sat. Jan. 18th, 2014 - Usery Mountains Field Trip with Geology Club

Sat. March 1st, 2014 - Night of the Open Door, 1st floor hallway of Coor Hall (more info:
Fri. March 21st, 2014 - Tour of Amazon Fulfillment Center in Phoenix (RSVP required)
Fri. April 4th, 2014 - Arizona Geography Bee
Fri. April 18th, 2014 - Departmental picnic, co-organized with URB.
Sun. Aug 31 - Day in the Pines, Camp Tontozona
Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 1:30 – 5:00 pm - Community service for Tour de Fat at Tempe Beach Park. Come and look for the 'GeoPlanners' volunteer team! Bike Parade starts at 11 am.
Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 noon - Brown Bag session: Renee Elder <Vacationing at Home: Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies>. Refreshments will be provided. Coor 5536. 
Fri. Oct. 10, 1-2 pm - GTU Fall meeting. Agenda includes electing officers and planning other field trips and brown bag topics. Coor 5536.
Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 noon - Brown Bag session: Scott Kelley <Denali 2013: Climbing to North America's Highest Point>. Refreshments will be provided. Coor 5536. Flyer.
Sat. Nov 15, 2014 – 9am-noon: hike the Mormon Trail-Natural Tunnel-Hidden Valley-Fat Man’s Pass loop, South Mountain Park. Noon-later: PlanPHX Summit at Phoenix City Hall (open from 10am-2 pm).
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 noon - Brown Bag session: Dr. Malcolm Comeaux <Graffiti in the Ghetto>: a brief overview of what is not Mexican-Am. gang graffiti (tags, Black [crips & bloods] and general white-Anglo non-gang graffiti), and then concentrate on Mex-Am graffiti, and mention gang organization as needed. Refreshments will be provided. Coor 5536. Flyer.

Previous Officers:

President: Guanjin (Emily) Chen
Vice President: Christine McLeod 
Secretary/Webmaster: Shuyao Hong 
Treasurer: Thomas Dewberry