Fall 2014 Meetings: Thursdays, 5:00 PM, Lang 319

We are a group of students at the University of North Texas in Denton. We focus on educating ourselves and others about the four fields of anthropology, and how they are relevant to our daily lives.
We spend our time giving back to our community (on and off campus), holding events for fellow students, and exploring new ways to have fun.

If you're at UNT, feel free to come hangout! All Anthro majors, minors, and enthusiasts are welcome. :)
Feel free to email us with any comments or questions - anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Some real cool scholarships you should DEFINITELY take advantage of:

 Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship is to honor his legacy as the founding chairman of the Anthropology Department at the University of North Texas.  As such, it seeks to award academic achievement, personal accomplishment, and leadership.  The awardee will receive $1,000.00 dollars and will be honored in person.

Selection Criteria

A.    Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in the Anthropology Department
B.    Awardee must maintain full time enrollment of at least 12 hours per semester, unless s/he has less than 24 semester hours remaining in his/her degree program
C.    Applicants must have taken at least 3 anthropology courses (9 hours) and must also have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 at UNT at the time of their application for the Naylor Scholarship
D.    Applicants must demonstrate “leadership” in some way.  “Demonstrating leadership” does not require that the applicant have a “title.”  Leadership will be measured by accomplishments that forward goals of a group, organization, or other entity that serves the public good, broadly speaking.  Examples of leadership include, but are not limited to, involvement in a student organization at UNT, extensive volunteer activity either through a UNT organization or an organization in the greater community.
E.     Special consideration will be given to students who can describe a significant obstacle that they have overcome on their way to academic and personal achievement.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit:

1.     The application form (next page) with all fields completed
2.     A statement of approximately 500 words, double-spaced, single side only explaining how your achievements fit the criteria described above.  Please focus on personal and leadership criteria.  This statement should be on separate sheets of paper, with your name in the upper right hand corner.
3.     An up-to-date resume or CV
4.     A letter of recommendation that specifically addresses the leadership component of this scholarship application.  The writer should be in a position to evaluate and speak knowledgeably about your contributions.

5.     A copy of your unofficial transcript, with all of the anthropological courses you have taken highlighted.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website. 
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines:
Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

    *Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visitwww.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

Ashley Givens
Anthropology Student Association

- October 23rd -

First off, a self-congratulations is in order: This is our blog's 100th post! 
~* Thanks the internet & all past contributors for making this possible. *~

Today with ASA:
We are hosting an informal panel featuring students that went to Mongolia this past summer with Dr. Doug Henry! Come hear about their experiences, ask questions about the culture of Mongolia, and discuss the nature of studying abroad.

Today is also the official last day to sign up for the group volunteer trip to Cardo's Farm! (The unofficial last day is tomorrow, just shoot us an email!)
See ya at 5pm in LANG 319! 

Next Week with ASA:
We have a student guest speaker from Texas Tech (also the founder of the organization "Women in Business") coming to talk about Emotional Intelligence and how it can relate to us as budding anthropologists and as an organization. 
She has asked that we all come to next week's meeting knowing our Myers-Briggs personality types. 
There are lots of free little quizzes out there (this one is easy to use, free, and super adorable) - come prepared to join in the fun!

See ya soon,
Ashley Givens
Anthropology Student Association

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vote for ANTH 2700 Study Group Time

Vote for the ANTH 2700 Study Group time on OrgSync or FB.


Friday after 6:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM

Sunday 5:00 PM

This Week: All for NT/NT for All, Anthropology in the Works, and Human Rights in the Garment Industry

Monday- Meet the Workers who Sew UNT Apparel 
1-3 PM Denton Wesley Foundation
Hear about the realities of working in the garment industry and learn how you can make an impact.

Thursday: Anthropology in the Works- Interviews and the Job Search
5:00 PM LANG 319
Gina Kirkwood from the Career Center will give us advice about finding and landing the job of your dreams. This session will be tailored for anthropologists. All students are welcome to join, ASA member or not.

Saturday: All for NT/NT for All
10 AM - 4 PM
The Center for Leadership and Service will be having another free All for NT/NT for All leadership training day. Join the ASA officers who will be attending to sharpen their leadership skills.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week: Dues, Adopt-a-Block, Carpool to Fiesta Latinoamericana, ASA Meditates!


$10.00 for the semester, $20.00 for the year.
Dues are due by Oct 9th at the ASA meeting.

This will pay for field trips, special events, bragging rights, sometimes free shirts, free foods here and there, and much more!

We accept cash or check


Our first Adopt-a-Block of the semester will be this Tuesday, September 23rd 5:00 PM. Our site is the UNT soccer fields near Victory Hall. Meet us at Big-Mike's to carpool, or meet us by the fields. Help us keep Denton and UNT beautiful!

We provide trash bags and gloves, just remember to wear clothes you don't mind getting a little messy in. Our site is usually really clean, but better safe than sorry.

Carpool to Fiesta Latinoamericana!: 

Free music, dancing, parade, art showings, and more. Fiesta Latinoamericana will be in Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX. This event is free, so why not go.. and why not go with other anthros? To carpool with us, sign up on FB or email anthropeopleunt.gmail.com. If you signed up and can non longer make it, please let us know ASAP.

Website : http://www.dfwinternational.org/FiestaLatinoamericana/

ASA Meditates: 

This Thursday, ASA will be attending a FREE meditation workshop in place of the regular meeting. Join us in front of Chestnut Hall at 3:15 PM to de-stress. At 5:00 PM, Amy will give us a brief history of meditation and will lead a discussion on how meditation relates to anthropology. This will be in Lang 319 unless we can find a room in Chestnut. Check the FB page for up-to-date details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Peruvian Gold Exhibit, Teach for America, and Youth Marketing Connections

Peruvian Gold Exhibit 
Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas. October 4th- December 31st. 

In partnership with National Geographic, the Irving Arts Center is bringing the Peruvian Gold Exhibit outside Washington, DC for the first time.They will have a series of films, lectures, tours, and hands-on art sessions about this fine collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts from Peru. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, or $5.00 for a group of 10 students or more. Email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com if you are interested in going in a group. Follow the link to find out more about the exhibit or purchase tickets. 

Teach for America

Teach for America is a wonderful option for life after college. If accepted, teachers in this program receive full salary and benefits, and may be eligible for loan forgiveness or money towards furthering their eduction. Apply before October 24th to meet the deadline. By doing so you are able to select a preference for location, subject, and grade level. Look at the link below to find out if Teach for America is right for you.

Youth Marketing Connections

Jessica Sloan from Youth Marketing Connection contacted us about a paid Brand Ambassador opportunity at University of North Texas. Available Brand Ambassador positions allow students to earn $800 base compensation by promoting a revolutionary application to peers on social media and at campus events. They are seeking outgoing students who want to better their resume and learn more about marketing and technology (any marketing anthropologists out there?).  If you'd like to apply, send Jessica an email atjessicas@youthmarketing.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Meeting Time

The votes are in! The new ASA meeting time is 5:00 PM TH in Lang 319.