Donald Foster Stetzer
Stetzer, emeritus professor of geography, died Saturday, Aug. 6, in
West Salem. He taught at UW-Stevens Point from 1967 until his
retirement in 1990. He was a specialist in the fields of economic
geography and especially enjoyed overseeing research projects and
helping students understand complex ideas.
UWSP's Geography & Geology Department at the 2011 AAG Meeting
The Geography and Geology Department was well
represented at this year's annual meeting of the Association of American
Geographers in Seattle, WA (April 12 - 16, 2011) by the following
students and faculty:
is the chair of the Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group and
co-chaired three sessions on Sedimentary Perspectives on
Donations Support Student Research
In October 2009 a 1980 Geography alumnus
donated $2000 to the Department Foundation account, to be used in part
to support travel to present research at professional meetings by
current students in the majors. Some of this generous gift supported
seven students presenting at the April 2010 Association of American
Geographers annual meeting in Washington DC.
In March 2010 an anonymous donor gave $1500
to the Department Foundation account, to be used to support Geoscience
and Geology students’ research and professional development. This was
the second such gift in as many years. In 2009 the same donor enabled
eight students and two faculty to attend the 55th annual conference of
the Institute of Lake Superior Geology. The 2010 generosity supported
students doing field research in Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Iceland.
In July 2010 a community member donated a
personal rock and mineral collection valuing over $12,000 to the
Department for exhibit and classroom use. This also may be rotated
periodically into the Museum of Natural History exhibits.
Our deepest gratitude to these and all other donors!