Geography Students attend GIS Day at Rhodes State
On December 11, twenty nine Introduction to GIS students from ONU attended 2008 GIS Day at Rhodes State University in Lima. Each year, GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. More than 80 countries participate by holding local events such as corporate open houses, hands-on workshops, community expos, and school assemblies. The events held at Rhodes State University included interactive workshops and lectures provided by representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Allen County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Allen County Sheriff's Department, Allen County Engineers, Wannemacher Enterprises, and GeoSnapper website. ONU students in attendance come from a variety of academic disciplines, including: criminal justice, marketing, biology, history, psychology, political science, civil engineering, accounting, and environmental studies. ONU students attendees included: Aimee Baehrens, David Beale, Kenzie Bock, Ryland Breeding, Erin Buehler, Patrick Dochenetz, Amanda Dodson, Adam Fleming, Joseph Francis, Patricia Fuller, Derek Hunt, Janel Jerraid-Perrey, Jamal Jones, Sean Kazmierczak, Dam Yun Kim, Samantha Licata, Toni Lininger, Jesse Longbrake, Jordan Martin, Brianna Nagy, Marcus Quinones, Joshua Ryan, Jonah Simons, Megan Skinner, Kenton Sneed, Leeann Sullivan, Kimberly Trinkle, and Ian Williams. ONU Professors Jimmy Wilson, David Smith, and Ellen Wilson also attended.