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Rites and Rituals

Each semester the Department of Anthropology customarily marks and celebrates important events and milestones of students' accomplishments. Our department graduation ceremonies take place in both December and May so that students and their families can commemorate this important milestone achievement in a small and personal setting. Professors recognize the student's growth and accomplishments. They also share significant elements of the students' university experience with the audience. In addition, the department gets together for potlucks, picnics and dinners during the academic year. The Anthropology Student Organization (ASO) organizes events as well, including fundraisers, and meetings and field trips to museums and conferences that give students opportunities to exchange ideas, network with each other, and build camaraderie.

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Department Graduation, Class of 2011-'12

A fun photo with the graduating class
Professors line up for graduation
Dr. Bunger poses with a graduating student
The graduating class of 2011-'12
Dr. Luchsinger hands out a pair of awards
Dr. Daniel lines up for a slice
The master students graduating this Spring 
The reception
Students prepare for the ceremony
Dr. Matthews meets one of the graduating student's families

Department Events: Spring 2012

Anth Department graduate students presenting at the Annual Society for Applied Anthropology Conference in Baltimore, MD. From left to right: Malanie Hamilton, Jasine Johnson, Bach Pham, Jing Xu, Kim Fleming and Dr. Holly Matthews
Dr. Saidel helps a student before class
Dr. Ewen and students at an event in Joyner Library
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Graduate student Kyle McCandless presents his thesis research at the Society for American Archeology
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Graduate student Jing Xu before her internship defense
Students in the applied anthropology course have an open poster day to present their term projects
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Graduate student Lauren Souther presents her thesis research at the Society for American Archeology
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Dr. Bunger poses before for his lecture
The new department board
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A student presents her term presentation
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The annual department picnic
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Students preparing for their conference panel
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Anthropology Student Organization, 2011-'12

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ASO in Baltimore for the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference
The Spring ASO tag sale. Dr. Daniel and Lisa Gibbs on the prowl for some literature
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Department News

Click here to see the latest news from the Anthropology Department!
Gain valuable experience while earning school credit! There are numerous anthropology internship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students. Students can attain school credit through two undergraduate internship courses, ANTH 4990 and 4991. To see all the possibilities and learn more, click here.

 Dr, Bailey's article, "A New Online Strategy in Teaching Racial and Ethnic Health and Health Disparities to Public Health Professionals" was accepted by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. It will appear in the 2016 issue of the Journal.

Excavations in the Western Negev Highlands: Results of the Negev Emergency Survey 1978-89  by Dr. Benjamin Saidel and co-author M. Haimon was published December 2014 by British Archaeological Reports. See here for more.

 

Haley Drabek translated the Tyrrell Water Management Study finalized in 2014 into 9 separate brochures, one for each proposed water management district. She spent six weeks visiting property owners in each district to explain the benefits of participating in the localized water management district and asking for signatures of intent to join.

Anna Claire researched existing oral history booklets at the Tyrrell Visitor Center and then interviewed elderly Tyrrell County residents who grew up in the county. She taped these interviews for safe keeping at the Visitor Center and is currently writing narrative reports of the collected information, one for each conversation partner. These reports will be bound and held at the Tyrrell County Visitor Center for interested readers. Anna Claire has also been involved with a group of children in the county with a diverse ethnic background. Under Anna Claire's direction the children are currently writing a newsletter that will report on the children's experiences of growing up in Tyrrell County, exploring their favorite places, activities, and hopes for their future.  

 Click here to see Anthropology's latest Newsletter

East Carolina ranks number one for the second consecutive year as the provider of graduate degrees for the Register of Professional Archaeologists registrants! Read more here

 Dr. Holly Mathews and Dr. Laura Mazow were recognized for their outstanding teaching methods by students during the Spring 2015 semester from the College STAR.

Student response for Dr. Mathews:

"She gives feedback and forces her students to expand their mind and explore alternate theories or explanations. She wants her students to discuss topics in class instead of just listening to her talk the entire time."

Student response for Dr. Mazow:

"We have a small class which allows many opportunities for a lot of class discussion...She always provides feedback and answers to our journal entries and is always available when we need help." 

Congratulations to them both!