Category: Anthropology

Annual CAS Hands On Day scheduled for Sept. 17

Annual CAS Hands On Day scheduled for Sept. 17

Identifying bones. Major pong. Instrument petting zoo.
Chancellor Furst-Bowe and Dean Romero checking their heart rates after various stimuli at the Biology booth.
These are just a few of the many activities intended to show students what a major or interdisciplinary minor in the College of Arts and Sciences can offer. They are also part of the […]

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

The SIUE professors responsible for a collaboration between departments that began with a workshop and culminated in a study abroad program were awarded the 2013 International Education Faculty Achievement Award last week by Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and theater and dance professor Kathryn Bentley created the interdisciplinary program and its study abroad component, […]

Lee Mun Wah speaks to SIUE community about diversity

Lee Mun Wah speaks to SIUE community about diversity

Lee Mun Wah, a Chinese American diversity trainer, will spread his knowledge across the SIUE and Edwardsville community during a two-day event that begins Aug. 27.
Diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah will visit SIUE Aug. 27 – 28 to discuss diversity with SIUE students, staff and faculty.
He will speak on campus to the public, as well […]

CAS Colloquium: Professors explore Native American literature

CAS Colloquium: Professors explore Native American literature

Four professors explored Native American literature as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium earlier this month.
Anthropology professor Cory Willmott discusses "The Song of Hiawatha" during the College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium, which was themed "Thinking About the Book."
History professor Rowena McClinton discussed “Minding the Writer’s Spirit,” focusing on the time period […]

SIUE alumnus awarded Women in Archaeology internship

SIUE alumnus awarded Women in Archaeology internship

SIUE alumnus Katie Leslie was awarded the Women in Archaeology internship from the Center for American Archaeology, located in Kampsville.
Leslie, who majored in anthropology, said she was “very excited” when she found out she was offered the internship. She will be assisting high-school age students and adults in supervising their field procedure, along with public […]

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

STELLAR student profile: Danielle MacDonald

STELLAR student profile: Danielle MacDonald

Senior cultural anthropology major Danielle MacDonald, of Edwardsville, is one of many students chosen as a STELLAR Student by the College of Arts and Sciences.
STELLAR Student Danielle MacDonald
STELLAR Students are nominated by faculty members in their respective departments. The program recognizes, honors and develops “some of the star student achievers” of the College of Arts […]

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Aminata Cairo Awarded University Humanitarian Award

Last week Aminata Cairo (Department of Anthropology), was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. University Humanitarian Award. The award is given to recognize individuals who demonstrate the humanitarian qualities and philosophy of nonviolent social change such as those demonstrated by Martin Luther King Jr.
“It came as a surprise since I didn’t know I had […]

Anthropology professor publishes guest blog about 'preppers'

Anthropology professor publishes guest blog about ‘preppers’

If you’re prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you’re prepared for anything.
At least that is what anthropology professor Chad Huddleston has found through his research with the St. Louis-based Zombie Squad.
“Their story is that they’re an anti-zombie squad, but really in reality they’re a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and they’re very interested in educating the public about […]

Anthropology, Theater and Dance collaboration featured in Anthropology News

Anthropology, Theater and Dance collaboration featured in Anthropology News

A collaboration that began with mutual interests between professors in the anthropology and theater and dance departments is the subject of a recent article an SIUE professor published in an anthropology newspaper.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo’s article, “Anthropology and Theater Very Likely Bedfellows,” was published in Anthropology News, the newspaper of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
“Since […]

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