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Trent University Geography Department Gears Up to Celebrate 40th Anniversary


Festivities Add New Events to Head of the Trent and Homecoming Weekend on October 3 and 4

Monday, September 29, 2008, Peterborough

A new feature of this year’s exciting Head of the Trent events will be the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Geography Department, taking place on October 3 and 4.

On Friday, October 3, Professor Emeritus Peter Adams will be hosting a Trent Geography Reunion reception at his home on 779 Aylmer St. Copies of the specially published new book Forty Years of Geography at Trent University will available for guests. Described as a "giant yearbook", it features a double page spread and colour plates for each of the forty years since the Department of Geography was founded in 1968. The book's authors are Peter Adams, Al Brunger, Miles Ecclestone, Steve Gardiner, Marilyn Miller and Helen Thompson.

On Saturday, October 4, the Geography Department encourages alumni, students, faculty and guests to attend its Open House from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Environmental Sciences Building on the east bank of Symons Campus. Follow this at 4:30 p.m. will be a special wine and cheese reception featuring displays, memorabilia, and the official book launch of Forty Years of Geography at Trent University at Alumni House, Champlain College for all members of the Trent Geography community.

Honouring past accomplishments in this way is very important to Professor Peter Lafleur, chair of the Geography Department at Trent University. "The Geography Department is proud of its 40 years of history at Trent and of its many graduates. We have evolved from a small Department with two professors in 1968 to our current complement of ten faculty and three support staff and are committed to our roots of a broadly based undergraduate degree program with a strength in field activities, and active involvement in Trent's interdisciplinary graduate programs,” said Prof. Lafleur. “The upcoming 40th year reunion represents a wonderful opportunity for past and present students, staff, faculty and friends of the Geography Department to reminisce about our history, to see current developments in our teaching, research and community involvement, to renew old friendships and to make new ones."

Those interested in obtaining an advance copy of Forty Years of Geography at Trent can purchase them at the Trent Bookstore by calling 748-1011, ext. 1111, Department of Geography, 748-1011, ext. 7626, and Alumni House 748-1573. To order online, please email alumni@trentu.ca . Forty Years of Geography at Trent was printed by Commercial Press and costs $10, plus postage and handling for mailed copies.


For further information, please contact Peter Adams at (705) 745-6904.