Category: Anthropology

Holt first anthropology professor to receive Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher Award

Holt first anthropology professor to receive Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher Award

In the roughly 15 years of its existence, anthropology professor Julie Holt is the first in her department to receive the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher Award.
Anthropology professor Julie Holt is the first in her department to receive the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher Award. Photo courtesy of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Marketing and Communications
Holt said she […]

Anthropology students write transgender children's stories

Anthropology students write transgender children’s stories

Research into the transgender community has resulted in four anthropology students and one professor creating children’s books based on what members of that community wish they could have read as a child.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo said ideas for the books came from interviews and surveys the class conducted in the transgender community, as well as […]

IDOT archaeologist speaks Thursday about Mississippi River Bridge Project

IDOT archaeologist speaks Thursday about Mississippi River Bridge Project

An ancient city unearthed in present-day East St. Louis during the Mississippi River Bridge Project will be the topic of discussion for the first of two Native American Studies minor events held this month.
Brad Koldehoff, chief archaeologist of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), will speak to students at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, at Peck […]

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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