Fall 2016 Meeting Time: Fridays 5:00 PM in BLB 035

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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Friday, October 21, 2016

Update for October 21st

Happy Friday everyone! Today we have a few important updates for the ASA...

First, one of our bigger events of the semester, "Life After College," is TONIGHT in the BLB 035 location at 5:00 pm. We advertised on Twitter and Facebook this week and sent an email out through anthropeopleunt@gmail.com, but for those of you that missed this information, Life After College is an event we hold each semester that focuses on what your options are after graduating with you BA in Anthropology. Tonight's series is focused on graduate school, so bring questions for our panel. Out guest speakers will be Dr. Davenport and some students from the Graduate Anthropology Student Association. See the flyer below for more information.

Second, The Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship applications are now available for the 2016-2017 academic year. Larry Lee Naylor was a founding chairman of the Anthropology Department, and now his legacy is honored by a $1,000 scholarship given to one undergraduate anthropology student. To pick up an application, go to the Anthropology Department front desk in Chilton 330Q. There are a few selection criteria a student must meet in order to be considered:
  1. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in the Anthropology Department
  2. Awardee must maintain full time enrollment of at least 12 hours per semester, unless she/he has less than 24 hours remaining in his/her degree program
  3. Applicants must have taken at least 2 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 Naylor Scholarship
  4. Applicants must demonstrate "leadership" in some way. "Demonstrating leadership" does not require that they 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 grater community. 
  5. Special consideration will be given to students who can describe a significant obstacle that they have overcome on their way to academic and personal achievements.
To apply, please submit:
  1. The application from the department 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.

Last, The Department of Anthropology is sponsoring the UNT food pantry for the month of December. This means we need to collect a lot of food! The department is hosting a competition between the undergraduate and the graduate students, with faculty on each team. Winning team will get a pizza party, complementary of the department! See the flyer below for more details.

You can bring items to the department in Chilton 330, OR you can bring items to the rest of the meetings now thru November 18th and the ASA officers will have a box to collect food in that we'll take to the department.

As always, if you have any questions about this information or feel concerned because you're not receiving email updates, shoot me an email at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com and we'll get everything squared away. See everyone tonight! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Weekly Updates from the Anthropology Department and the ASA

Hey Anthros! 

I hope everyone is doing well. Just a quick reminder about what's on the agenda for the week...

Some of you may have already heard about this in your classes, but tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th the Anthropology Department is hosting a seminar with a guest speaker titled Development Disorders: Crists of Impoverishment Among Tribes in India at 3:30 PM in CURY 103.

The guest speaker at this seminar is Dr. M. Romesh Singh, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hyderabad, India. Dr. Singh's research focuses on Business Anthropology, Indian Society, Tribal Studies, and Development Anthropology. This seminar is expected to be very interesting and all anthropology students are encouraged to go if possible. 

As for the ASA this week, our 3rd general meeting of the semester is coming up this Friday, October 7th. Same time, same place... 5pm in BLB 035. Please come hang out with us while we talk anthropology and upcoming events such as Make A Difference Day and Life After College. 
***If you are interested in volunteering with the ASA for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-2pm, please shoot me a quick email at bethany.trent94@gmail.com so I can get a headcount for the center of leadership and service.***

That's it for this update! As always, if you have any questions send an email to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com or message us on social media. Have a great week everyone! Hope to see you all at the seminar as well as Friday's meeting. :-)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fiji Meeting Recap and Weekly Agenda

Good morning! I hope everybody is enjoying the first chilly day of fall this year.
First on the agenda, a recap:

Last week's meeting was very informative. We heard from Bridget, Sarah, and Lauren, three undergraduate students that traveled with the UNT Anthropology Department to Fiji this summer. They put on an excellent presentation. We learned about each of their individual roles in Fiji this summer, including interesting stories about experiences with Habit for Humanity, squatters, living conditions in Fijian slums, interning with international universities, and run ins with the Fijian government.

                                       Pictured: Officers Bridget and Sarah

                         Pictured: Fijian currency, jewelry, and cannibal forks

We also learned about Fijian geography, ceremonies, food, language, customs, and about the study abroad process at UNT. 

For more information regarding the Fiji trip or how you can get involved with the study abroad program, please send us an email at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com. This email sends directly to all six of our officers, so you're guaranteed to get a response from someone who can either help you directly or get you in touch with the correct faculty member. 

For this week:
This Friday there will be an off-week meeting at 5pm in BLB 035, but the activity has yet to be decided. Be on the lookout for an update about this Friday's meeting. It will either be a movie night or a study group night. 

There is a poll up on the Facebook group about volunteering for UNT Make A Difference Day. Make A Difference Day is a day of community service where UNT student orgs do volunteer work at various Denton county non-profits. This semester, Make A Difference Day is on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-2pm. If you would like to volunteer with us, please vote on Facebook, message us on Facebook, direct message on Twitter, or email me at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com. Registration closes this Friday, September 30th, so I'm trying to get a headcount!

Have a great week guys! See you on Friday. 

Friday, September 23, 2016


Hey, Anthros!

Come out to BLB 035 at 5PM to hear all about Fijian culture and how you can get involved with study abroad opportunities with the anthropology department!

We have two officers and a few students involved in the org that will speak to us about Fiji and their experiences with the culture, as well as the non-governmental organizations they were involved with during the duration of their trip.

All majors, minors, and enthusiasts welcome! Please feel free to join us!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hey Anthros!

Our first general meeting of the semester was a great success and we had a blast meeting all of the new potential members. :-)

Please join us again this Friday, September 23rd in BLB 035 at 5pm as we meet up for our second general meeting to hear from some of the students that traveled abroad to Fiji with the anthropology department this summer. This meeting will be an extraordinary opportunity to learn about Fijian culture, the role of non-governmental organizations in Fiji, and how the study abroad process works for those interested in potentially taking their own trip!

This week's meeting is one of our biweekly general meetings, but remember that we also have study nights and some special events on our off weeks! Take a look at our upcoming schedule, which can also be found on the Google calendar we have posted to the blog page:

Friday, Sep 30th 5pm BLB035 -- Movie Night (Film TBD)
Friday, Oct 7th 5pm BLB 035 -- 3rd General Meeting
Friday, Oct 14th 5pm BLB 035 -- Study Night
Friday, Oct 21 5pm BLB 035 -- *Special Event* Life After College: Graduate School Edition

If anyone has any questions, you are welcome to email the ASA email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com and an officer will reply to you with help. You can also message us on any of our social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Facebook: facebook.com/asaunt
Twitter: @ASAatUNT
Instagram: ASAatUNT

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Now..it is the Last Meeting

Hello all.

This Friday (Yes, this Friday) is our last meeting of the semester. Same time: 5pm, Same place: BLB035.

We will be electing new officers for the 2016-2017 school year. Make sure you put in your application so that you can be placed on the ballot.

Thank you for a great semester! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

LAST General Meeting for the Spring ALERT!

Hey all!

We are having our last general meeting for the Spring this Friday, same place (BLB 035) and same time (5pm).

As always, we end our semesters with... Elections!

If you want to still run for office (minus Pres and Executive VP - for current officers), the link is:

You must be present to vote for your new leaders for the 2016-2017 year! :)

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor...