All Points of the Compass

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
California State University, Fullerton - Titan Student Union, Pavilions A and B
Reception follows in Humanities 422
Registration form is available at this link

An event showcasing a wide variety of exciting research by CSUF Geography students, faculty, friends, and alumni, and featuring a special keynote presentation.

Download the event flyer here  PDF File     ---   Download the final program here PDF File

CHSP Geography

Keynote Presentation:

Geography Weaves Many Landscapes Together: A Case Study of the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor
Melanie Schlotterbeck, CMP
Hills for Everyone

Abstract: California represents the most biologically diverse region in North America. But with nearly 40 million residents, most living in cities, it is also one of its most threatened. The 31-mile-long Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor lies at the juncture of Southern California’s four most populous counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Through four decades of consistent conservation work, the regional non-profit Hills For Everyone has protected nearly 18,000 acres of natural lands. From identifying important wildlife chokepoints to engaging in the political process, Hills For Everyone has successfully collaborated with agencies, residents, policy-makers, and the press to bring attention to this ecologically rich and globally significant hillside system. This presentation features the Wildlife Corridor as a local example of how geography weaves the pieces of political, planning, and conservation fabrics together.


Free Event Registration:

All Points of the Compass is completely free to attend and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to attend all or part of the day's events. To facilitate planning and sign-in at the event, we strongly encourage all attendees to complete our short registration form, which is available at this link. Online registration closes at 11:55pm on Thursday, November 1st.

Mapping Orange County: A Cartographic Competition
A call for submissions for "Mapping Orange County" is included here PDF File . Entries will be accepted from students currently enrolled at community colleges and four-year universities in Southern California. The winning entry will receive the Compass Cartography Award, with a $500 prize; the second-place entry will receive a $200 prize. Please see the call for submissions PDF File for more information.


Special Opportunities for Community College Students!
- We extend a special invitation for prospective transfer students to take part in a tour of the Department of Geography & the Environment after the conclusion of the symposium. See details below. In addition, community college students can participate in the symposium in two ways. First, geography faculty at Southern California community colleges are invited to select up to 3 students from their institutions to present an academic poster at All Points of the Compass. This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding students to present their research in a friendly, supportive setting. Second, community college students are eligible to participate in the "Mapping Orange County" competition described above. Please contact Dr. Zia Salim ( for more information about any of these 3 opportunities.

Department Tour
- Undeclared CSUF students and prospective transfer students are invited to take part in a tour of the Department of Geography & the Environment after the conclusion of the symposium! The department tour will include a brief introduction to the department's labs and teaching facilities, presentations from Geography faculty and students, and information about the Geography BA program, resources, and student & career opportunities. The department tour is tentatively scheduled to start at 2:00pm. Please register to attend All Points using the online registration form and indicate that you are interested in the department tour. Contact Dr. Zia Salim ( for more information.


Directions and Parking Information:

Map of Venues and Parking Information PDF File

Directions to the State College parking structure, which is the nearest structure to the Titan Student Union (symposium location).

Directions to the Eastside parking structure, which is the nearest structure to the Humanities Building (reception location)

For More Information: 

Please contact Dr. Zia Salim (

All Points of the Compass is hosted by the CSUF Geography Club and the CSUF Department of Geography & the Environment with generous support from HSS-ICC.