Spring 2017 Meeting Time: Fridays 5:00 PM in BLB060

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, December 21, 2012

Winter break and closing the fall.

Hello everyone,

This post will conclude ASA and it's exciting fall 2012 semester! With a board of new officers, 5 total, we have begun to plan for the Spring semester, and have a lot of exciting projects

To keep this post short, I want to share the Student Organization of the Month form that has been submitted for ASA. Whether or not we win is not important, just seeing all of our accomplishments listed out is enough.

Below is the submission: 

This fall semester, The Anthropology Student Association has shot off like a rocket! Below is a list of our many accomplishments!

1. We have TRIPLED in membership! (35 members, and many Anthropology faculty and staff are also members)
2. We made new t-shirts with thanks for one of the members t-shirt design. (They are green, and we have our own logo approved by the union)
3. We have attended leadership conferences at UNT, like “All for North Texas, North Texas for All!”
4. We have sponsored and co-sponsored events (life after college, studying abroad, and film screenings)
5. We have been serving UNT on campus (adopt a block program, recycling at homecoming tailgating, and in the anthropology department with the digital story telling workshop) and off campus (at the Denton rehab and nursing center)
6. This November we hosted a garage sale fundraiser, in which we raised enough money to visit the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the Ft. Worth Seminary. 28 members attended including some parents, it was a blast!
7. ASA has worked successfully toward building relationships between graduate students, undergraduate students, and professors through volunteering together, hosting events , and just getting together outside of academic life.
8. We have a fb group in which keeps members and our followers up to date, as well as a blog! On the blog we have posted photos from all our events, and keep our followers up to date with what we are up to. Check out our blog and browse through the entries and photos to learn more about ASA and what we have been up to! http://asaunt.blogspot.com/

9.This Spring semester we will be promoting our organization and recruiting members at the back to school bash student organization event, participating in the big event, planning an educational trip to visit an Indian Reservation, hosting our “semesterly” Life After College panel, working in correspondence with anthropology professors and assisting them in hosting events, and much more! This is an exciting time for ASA, and I am very proud to be the President of such an energetic, respectful, committed group of students.

All in all, ASA is committed to educating its membership on Anthropological concepts and theories through a variety of events and excursions. We are also committed to serving our community both on and off campus!

Your ASA President,

Laura Ashley Lamb

See you all in the Spring!!! 

*** We will start back up the first week of school with two very exciting recruitment events! But more on these next year!****

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fall updates

First of all, I would like to send out a big congratulations to three new officers:
1. Sean Chaney
2. Ashley Givens
3. Karen Aguilar

Those returning officers are:
1. Kristyn Crossley
2. Laura Lamb 

We will be meeting sometime during the Christmas holiday break to begin planning our Spring 2013 semester! Some exciting things in our list for Spring are: 1. adopt  a block, 2. the big event, 3. planning a potential out of town trip to Oklahoma, and much more!

***Sunday, December 16th at 6 pm, we will be having an end of year party! If you are interested in coming, please email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com ***

Monday, November 19, 2012

Our dead sea scrolls experience!

This weekend, ASA woke up bright and early in order to spend our day at Southwestern Seminary in Ft Worth, to visit the dead sea scrolls exhibit! Here are some photos from our experience in the exhibit. We were not allowed to take photos inside the actual exhibit itself. In fact the rooms which contained the original dead sea scrolls were kept to a limited number of people at a time, a certain degrees, and limited lighting. The methods of preservation were really neat to see!

At the simulated Qumran dig site.

How many anthropology students does it take to re-create pottery?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Final General Meeting Agenda + Elections

Hello everyone! This week is our final general meeting! The agenda is posted below!

General Meeting Agenda 11-13

1. announcements (t shirts are in, they are ten bucks! and will be available for pick up at the meeting, garage sale report back and how much we made)
2. Dead Sea Scroll Logistics (tickets are purchased, lets figure out the caravan, where and when to meet on Saturday morning, who will need money for gas, and what to do afterward as far as food or even breakfast)
3. End of year party (who is going to be around after finals, if so do we wanna do something?)
4. Reflecting on Fall 2012 (roundtable discussion on what our favorite experiences in ASA were this semester)
5. Election process (power point presentation on the process by Kristyn and Laura, officer election form is on the anth list serv and on the fb group, due friday 11-16 at 5 pm to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com)

next meeting on 11/20 = elections will begin! The board will organize time slots for people to give their speeches and then answer questions by members after.
Only dues paying members may participate in this process. If everything runs smoothly we will vote afterward, If not we will continue the elections at next tuesdays meeting.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

reporting back on a very successful garage sale!

First and foremost a big THANK YOU to all those who donated material to our yard sale!

We raised enough money to fund our trip to the visit the dead sea scrolls!!

Below are some photos from the sale! ( we had a lot of clothing left over that will be donated to the denton frirends of the family)

Planking cat. It tried out all our furniture. 

The books sold at the garage sale do not reflect the ideologies of ASA :p 

Does this one need a caption?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

recycling at tailgating!

ASA volunteered at the homecoming tailgating to recycle and keep the area clean!

Here is a pic from our time together! After the clean up, we all ate pizza! which was awesome after working at tailgating. 

A big thanks to all those who showed up! Without you all, ASA would not be what it is today! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Good Day to Die film showing Nov 6

ASA is co-sponsoring the film screening, A Good Day to Die. (Above is the trailer to A Good Day to Die. )
In 1968 the abused, neglected and repressed American-Indian people fought back. From the depths of despair Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), led his people into confrontation with the government and changed their lives forever. A stirring account of the forgotten Indian civil rights movement, this documentary recounts not only the struggle but also depicts the terrible repression they endured.

Tuesday, November 6 at 6 pm in Chilton 111C.

NOTE: This will replace the regularly scheduled meeting.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ASA November updates and news!

Hello everyone! Below is some exciting news about ASA and upcoming events.

1. We have TRIPLED in membership!
2. We are making exciting new shirts with the thanks of Karen Aguilar, who designed them!
3. We have sponsored and co-sponsored events(life after college,  studying abroad, and film showings)
4. We have been serving UNT on campus (adopt a block program, and in the anthropology department with the digital story telling workshop) and off campus (at the denton rehab and nursing center)
5. This November we will be going to visit the Dead Sea Scrolls in Ft. Worth!!
6. Last but not least the undergraduates have been working with some of the graduate students, whether it is at make a difference day, or just hanging out and getting to know each other.

Below is  a detailed schedule for the rest of the semester: 

*Saturday Nov 3 from 2:30 - 4:00:
ASA has signed up through the office of sustainability to recycle at tailgating

* Tuesday Nov 6, in place of our general meeting:
we will be going to a film screening, in which we have sponsored, in Chilton room 111C. 

*Saturday Nov 10:
ASA is hosting a garage sale fundraiser to support our trip to the dead sea scrolls on sat. nov 17th.

*Tuesday Nov 13:
officer applications will be available and a reviewing of the election process will take place at our general meeting.

**Our final meeting should be Dec 4, in which we will be voting for officers.

**There is talk of having an end of year party at a members house. This is still in the works, and would be after finals.

Remember everyone it is never too late to join ASA!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to email us at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 30 Agenda

Hi everyone,
Here is the agenda for our general meeting on Tuesday, October 30

1. Announcements
2. Make a Difference Day report backs

3. ASA Events 
4. Ona Harris on studying abroad (coming around 6:30)

Short but sweet. We will need time for Ona Harris to share her experiences with us.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Make a Difference Day Picture!

A BIG THANK YOU  to all the members and alumni who came out and helped at the Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center today for Make A Difference Day.

We had a fantastic time talking with the people there and playing Bingo! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oct 27! Make A Difference Day!

Hello everyone!

This week ASA is jumping with events! We  had an awesome "Life After College: getting a job" panel, AND last but not least....

THIS Saturday! is Make a difference day! We will be one of the largest groups out there this year! ::applause::  

  • We will be meeting in the union (in the lyceum) at 8 am, we will have breakfast, get shirts, and get to know each other (this year we have grad students and undergrad students!!!)
  • around 8:30, we will all break up into groups and head to cars with volunteers. 
  •  from 9 am to Noon, we will be the Nursing center behind kroger on university drive. We will be entertaining guests! 
  • At Noon, we are all free to go, I know some people may need rides back to school. After that, we can all go for pizza or something fun :] 

    If you have NOT signed up and would like to, please let me know, because space in cars is limited :]  940 5597 9661

Life After College Picture :)

Just want to send out a big THANK YOU and round of applause to all the ASA members and fellow anthropology lovers who came out last night for the Life After College panel discussion. 

ASA really appreciates your dedication and interest in this event. 

Thanks for supporting our speakers who took time out of their busy schedules, especially Andres who skyped in :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I am Graduating College, Now What?

ASA Presents: 

I am Graduating College, Now What?
A panel discussion with tips and strategies on how to get a job after college 

Speakers include: advisers from the career center, recent college graduates, and more!

Please join us in the Language Building, Room 114 @ 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23

 - ASA

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 16 Agenda

Hi everyone
We have a lot to talk about in our next meeting. Our general meeting will be October 16, so be ready to discuss and share with the group.
Here is the agenda for the meeting:
1. Announcements
2. Report on Flyering etiquette (assign buildings)
3. Discussion on study abroad presentation by Ona Harris (vote and decide a date)
4. Garage sale discussion 
5. IamWE Report backs
6. Life after college discussion (do we want to have food?)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

General Meeting Reminder

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that we will be having our next general meeting on October 16. If you have any ideas or would like to share something at the meeting, please contact your officers and let them know.

The agenda is currently in progress!


I Am We

A big shout out to all those who participated in I am We. Thanks you guys for doing such a great job!


Leadership Conference

ASA Leaders representing at the Leadership Conference!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Time to Clean

The time has come for ASA to clean again!
Why: Adopt-a-Block
When: Tuesday, October 9, at 5:45 pm 
Where: Meet in front of Crumley at the Highland St bus stop
Hope to see you there!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 2 Agenda

Hi everyone,
Here is the agenda for our Tuesday general meeting:

1. Announcements
2. Dues (if you wanna be a member dues are due)
3. T-shirts (talk about design and order)
4. Dead Sea-scrolls (discuss when we want to go, who can drive, etc.)
5. Fundraising (need to replenish the bank account after all that spending!)
6. Discussion of free Tuesday in November

Get your creative minds working. We will need some new ideas for an event/ trip on our free Tuesday in November. Also bring some thoughts about fundraising to the meeting.


Dues Reminder

Hi everyone,

Just wanna let you know that your anthropology membership dues are due on October 2. Remember that you can pay for 1 semester ($10) or 2 semesters/full year ($20).

By paying your dues, you will obtain membership benefits including:
1. Discounts (on event tickets or t-shirts)
2. Voting rights (for elections and events)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall 2012 Group photos!!

Next week September 25th!

Hello everyone!

So next week, we are NOT having our regularly scheduled meeting, INSTEAD we will be meeting by the union (at the eagle) @ 6 PM, we will then head over to our adopt-a-bloc area to clean up for at the most ONE HOUR.

Please be sure to wear comfy clothes and shoes that you dont mind getting messy. If you want, bring gloves as well. Right now we are not sure what all is going to be provided by the school.


p.s. IF you have facebook, and are not on the fb group, send a request to 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Save the date! Life After College Forum!


ASA is hosting its semesterly forum on "Life After College" This segment will focus on getting a job.

Guest speakers include: recent college graduates, an advisor from the career center, and more!

This is a great chance to come with questions you may have about getting a job after college! 

For more information please contact anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

here is the flier for the event, the date is included on it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ASA 9-11 and next week 9-18

Hello everyone!

Today's meeting went AWESOME!!

We have some members coordinating a potential trip to a museum to the see the dead sea scrolls.

We have adopt a block coming up soon, which is very exciting and a great chance to give back to our campus community.


We will be hosting a round table discussion on "what is anthropology" including applied anthropology, and how to think like an anthropologist. 

ANND! We will be taking a group photo and photos of the event as well! so bring your smiles! 

This is a great chance to ask any questions you may have about the field or any sort of theoretical concepts.

Feel free to bring food, drinks, snacks,  and friends. This will be a student lead discussion, so bring your ideas!

Laura Lamb
ASA President

p.s. here is our list of fall events. More may be added as the semester progresses 

ASA Fall 2012 events

1. 50th annual national champhionship Indian Pow Wow in Traders Village (Grand Prairie)
            Free event. Dancers in full regalia of feather, buckskin, beadwork, and bells, will be competing in different dance categories for prize money and special awards.
7 pm – 8 pm – Saturday, September 8, 2012 or 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday, September 9, 2012

2. Fiesta Latinoamerica. In the arts district, dallas.
            Free event. Food, music, dancing, events for children.
            *optional: volunteer
9 am – 7 pm, Saturday October 7 2012

3. Life after college panel: Getting a Job.  
            A panel discussion consisting of an advisor from the career center, recent graduates who have obtained jobs, and more. Learn what it takes to get a job after graduating.
Tuesday, October 23rd 2012 @ 6 pm  Language building room 104. 
4.Make a difference day! UNT campus. (Volunteer event)
            Volunteer event, begins on campus, and various organizations will do a service event for that morning. Free food  and free shirt!
8 am – 12 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2012.        

v  Adopt-a-block  UNT (Mandatory for members)
            ASA cleans up trash in designed block on campus. Once a month. We choose the date and time to meet.
5. A Good Day to Die film screening, UNT, media library room 111C
Chronicles the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, providing an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. Guest speaker for a Q/A: Dr. Tomhave
7 pm, Tuesday, November 6th.

6. DMA (The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico) arts district, Dallas.
Admission: students with ID 5 dollars, first Tuesday = free, Thursday nights 5-9 = free.
***TBD but we have up until November.

7.Recycling at Tailgating (requirement for Adopt-a-block), UNT campus.

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm