The 4th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series consisted of five lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series ran from March 20th until April 24th and was a great example of the series continued success.
March 20, Blake Wiggs
Title of Talk: "Anthropology and Education"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2008), MA in Teaching (2010)
April 3, Christine Andresen
Title of Talk: "Anthropologist in the Library: An Unexpected Adventure"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2007), MA in Library Science (2010)
April 10, Daryl Armour
Title of Talk: "My Experiences within CRM"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: MA in Anthropology (2012)
April 17, Kyle McCandless
Title of Talk: "Education and the Real World: Integration and Transitions"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012)
April 24, Dr. Cynthia Bellacero
Title of Talk: "From Archaeology to Administration: It Can Happen to You"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2011), MA in Anthropology (2004) - Concentration in Prehistoric Archaeology
There are a few GA positions available next year looking at enviro anth and climate change issues. If you are interested as an incoming grad student, See for more information.
Dr. Ewen will be the featured speaker at the HCAS reception. See flyer for details
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.
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!