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Environmental Studies & Planning

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From Department Chair, Laura A. Watt

Welcome to The Department of Environmental Studies and Planning (ENSP)! We are starting off Fall 2013 with many changes. Welcome to our new faculty member, Dr. Daniel Soto, and we've recently said farewell to Dr. Steve Orlick, who has retired, but we look forward to seeing him around campus from time to time. Dr. Caroline Christian is on sabbatical this fall, and her advising will be covered by Professor Jacobson. We also have a new department Chair (myself), while thanking Dr. Rocky Rohwedder for his past two years of service as chair -- now he can get back to his preferred activity of teaching classes! We have a number of familiar faces in our line-up of lecturers this fall, as well as welcome some new ones. As a reminder, we encourage our students to meet with their advisors each semester to stay on track for graduation. Looking forward to a wonderful semester!

  • The Department of Environmental Studies and Planning (ENSP) is pleased to announce the Glasmeier Research and Writing Award for outstanding undergraduates engaged in projects addressing environmentally-related issues. One $500 award will be offered this coming academic year (2014/15). All ENSP majors are eligible to apply for this award. Applications are due at Noon, in RCH 18, (ENSP Office) on Thursday, May 1.
  • Press Democrat reports on SSU's student-run farming group and its impact on the campus.
  • A Community Forum on meeting challenges for the healthy communties planning movement will be held on Wed., April 9, in SSU's Environmental Technology Center (ETC), from 5-6:30 pm. Details.