Category: Anthropology

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Thousands of miles away from home is not how any student wants to spend the holidays. Yet, across the nation, international students are often left in the United States. They usually cannot afford to travel home to see their families. Mehrdad Shadmehr, a graduate student in the chemistry program from Iran, originally felt […]

Visiting scholar helps kick off Native American Studies minor

Visiting scholar helps kick off Native American Studies minor

Dr. Annalyssa Gypsy Murphy, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, helped to kick off a new minor at SIUE. The Native American Studies program is an interdisciplinary minor that combines anthropology, art, history, philosophy, political science and a special topics interdisciplinary studies course.
Murphy (left) stands with Lynn Braveheart, a Native American speaker she brought to SIUE […]

Braveheart speaks to students at SIUE

Braveheart speaks to students at SIUE

What would it be like to maintain your culture as it is being wiped out? The Anthropology Department hosted a speaker to help students understand an answer to that question.
Lynn Thunder Horse Braveheart was the featured speaker for a group of students at SIUE on Thursday, November 11, 2010. Braveheart was asked to speak as […]

Atlatl club throws spears at competition

Atlatl club throws spears at competition

An atlatl is one of the first tools made by mankind. It allowed early man to throw a spear further and with greater force than using his arm without the extension. It’s a stick that is a couple feet long. The hunter would hold one end, the other end has a peg on it that […]

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, donated his personal collection to Lovejoy Library at SIUE on Friday.
Kyle Moore, director of development at Lovejoy Library, gave an introduction. Moore gave a short biography of Romero’s academic career. Moore also gave a synopsis of the collection that Romero had donated.
“Throughout his career, […]

The 2010 chancellor's report to the university

The 2010 chancellor’s report to the university

On Oct. 28 Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift made his report to the University, “Achieving National Recognition During the National Recession.”
He said that in the ongoing pursuit of national recognition by 2016, SIUE has increased the size of its incoming freshman class by 18 percent since 2005, making it the sixth largest of 12 institutions of higher […]

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

Last month, during the 11th Annual Meeting of Minority Access, SIUE’s continued commitment to fostering a diverse campus was honored via an accolade from the organization.
(L-R) Paul W. Ferguson, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Isaac Blankson, chair of the Department of Speech Communication and assistant to the dean for diversity and internationalization initiatives; […]

International faculty at SIUE

International faculty at SIUE

Broad range exposure to the world is the wish of every institution of higher education. When one looks around the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, one may not see how diverse the faculty is. The office of the dean of the College hopes to change  this.
Flags of the international faculty represented in SIUE's […]

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

“Every college, including the College of Arts and Sciences, has students with disabilities,” said Director of Disability Services Phillip Pownall. “It’s a diversity issue that CAS is addressing through their diversity initiative.”
Pownall and students at an experiential learning center.
As part of Disabilities Awareness Month, students across the campus are encouraged to participate in experiential […]

Hands On Day... for the Undeclared

Hands On Day… for the Undeclared

Undergraduate students who have not declared their major used to wander the University with little exposure to the vast majority of educational disciplines available to them at SIUE. The answer to this problem is Hands On Day, where the College of Arts and Sciences shows off its stuff.

Pre-med major Casey Moser and "bananna man"
“We’re extracting […]

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