2nd Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 2nd Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series consisted of five lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. The guest speakers gave insight about the field of anthropology after graduation.

Visiting Speakers:

March 2, Peter Hauser
Title of Talk: " Graduate School and Business Anthropology"

March 16, Timothy Shortley
Title of Talk: " Teaching Anthropology & Biological Anthropology"

March 23, Matt Jorgenson
Title of Talk: "Practicing and Applied Archaeologist

March 30, Fiona Baxter
Title of Talk: "Institutional Planning Assessment & Applied Anthropology

April 6, Crystal Bowe
Title of Talk: " Being a Physician and Medical Anthropology

Department News

Dr. Charles Ewen interviewed for the New York Times. Is it the Roanoke Island Colony? Read more to find out!

This summer two undergraduate anthropology students at East Carolina University, Tyler Beasley and Anna Lawrence, worked as interns for the Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development through the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation public service internship program. Both interns worked on research projects aimed at improving economic development by better understanding the needs of the local business community.

 

Marina Clough, also an undergraduate anthropology student at East Carolina University, completed an internship at Wanchese Industrial Park and provided an overview of webpages and print media that write or advertise about sailing related events, helped plan the Regatta of Sail NC and conducted 40 interviews with participants.

 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!