All Points of the Compass

Friday, March 10th, 2023
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.

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Keynote Presentation

Public Education’s Role in Today’s Climate Crisis: California State University’s Climate Action and Resilience 

Tamara Wallace, Sustainability Programs Manager, CSU Office of the Chancellor


Tamara Wallace is the Sustainability Programs Manager in the California State University's Office of the Chancellor. Ms. Wallace is the project lead for the development of CSU’s Climate Resilient Infrastructure Guidelines and Framework and represents the CSU with the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. Additionally, she is the co-founder and co-editor for the CSU Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change. Tamara is a double-alumna in Geography from Cal State Fullerton, a certified change management professional, and a LEED Green Associate.


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 11:59pm on Thursday, March 9th.

The Compass Cartography Competition

A call for submissions for The Compass Cartography Competition is included herePDF File Opens in new window . Entries will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate 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; there will be cash awards for the second and third place entries. 


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 "Compass Cartography Competition" competition described above. Please contact Dr. Zia Salim ( for more information about any of these 3 opportunities.

Department Tour

Undeclared CSUF students and prospective 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, interaction with 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 2:10pm. 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

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

Directions to the Eastside South 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.