Category: Anthropology

France speaks on crusades, warfare

France speaks on crusades, warfare

Students at SIUE had the opportunity to see an accomplished historian on Friday, March 23. John France, professor of crusader, medieval, and military history at Swansea University, and currently guest lecturing at West Point Academy.
Katie Sjursen, assistant professor of historical studies, stated that France’s talk was co-sponsored by the departments of anthropology, English language and […]

Managing SIUE’s cultural resources - CRSP

Managing SIUE’s cultural resources – CRSP

SIUE’s campus is uniquely located at on the geographic and archaeologic hotspot, according to two College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members. Because of its unique location near bluffs and a floodplain, and its size of 2,600 acres, the campus offers a great deal of opportunity for archeological exploration.
Anthropology students work a site on […]

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

Arguments about the reality of CSI television shows can be heated. Is it real? Is it not? However, there is one argument that is easy to settle. SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has seen a dramatic upswing in students interested in studying the field of Forensics Science. This may be due to what […]

Monkey business in Peru

Monkey business in Peru

Studying monkeys in their natural habitat is not something that everyone would want to do. For some, seeing the monkeys at the zoo is close enough. One SIUE College of Arts and Sciences professor prefers to get up ‘close and personal’ with the jungles of Peru to study her monkeys.
A callimico monkey, a species studied […]

Visiting professor Jose Tojo

Visiting professor Jose Tojo

This semester, a number of SIUE students have had the opportunity to get to know visiting professor Jose Tojo, and in doing so have been able to learn more about Maroon theater and culture. 43-year-old Tojo is originally from Suriname but now a resident of the Netherlands where he works as an officer of the […]

On campus field school - a priceless tool

On campus field school – a priceless tool

Few schools can boast an archeology site that is on campus and is used on a regular basis to give undergraduate students a graduate school experience.  SIUE can boast, and with good reason.
The summer field school, conducted by the Anthropology Department of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is an instrumental tool for the […]

Anthropology students present to board

Anthropology students present to board

“40 hours a week, eight hours a day, soaring temperatures, and you’re stuck at the bottom of a hole.  And, I paid SIUE for this experience,” said Kate Jamruk, senior anthropology major at SIUE.   “And I am sure I would do it again.”  So began an interesting presentation to an interested board of trustees.
Kate […]

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS - from the TWIC Editors

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS – from the TWIC Editors

As many of you know, This Week In CAS (TWIC) launched its first edition in October 2010.  TWIC is part of an effort by Aldemaro Romero, Dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and his staff, to diversify the way the CAS communicates the stories, adventures, and successes within the CAS community, as […]

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty and staff are anything but negative about the outlook for the upcoming school year.
All members gathered at the 17th Annual CAS Fall Meeting on Friday to discuss the present and future state of the university and introduce new faculty and staff.
SIUE’s Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift began the meeting […]

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

No one can say that SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is not reaching out the the local community.  In the past year, under the direction of Aldemaro Romero, Dean of CAS, three new media outlets have been added to the arsenal, This Week In CAS (TWIC), Segue, and College Talk.
These new […]

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