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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Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Officers for Spring 2014

Congrats to our new officers for Spring 2014!
Our group of leaders has grown to accommodate for 3 new people, and the list is as follows:

President - Ashley Givens
Vice President - Sean Chaney
Public Relations officers - Emma Carnes & Michala Sheppard
Communications officer - Amy Mayo
Financial officer - Meghan Kajihara

Thursday, November 7, 2013

General Meeting Agenda for November 7th

From the desk of your prez:

"Here is the event-packed agenda for tonight:

1. Announcements

2. Speaker Lexie Brock (Bead for Life)
3. Bake Sale
4. Study Abroad Presentation
5. Field Trip
6. Recycle at Tailgating
7. Officer Elections & Committees

We have a lot to cover so I need everyone to pay close attention tonight. I look forward to seeing everyone!

You heard the lady! Come hear all about the rest of the semester, and how you can get involved! We're looking for more people to take on certain leadership roles, and will have officer applications available at the meeting.

See you tonight!

- AG

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Last Meeting of Fall 2013

Hello friends!

Our very last general meeting of 2013 will take place this Thursday November 7th, at 5:30pm in LANG 201.
We're gonna be talking about a LOT so make sure you make it to this one!

November 2013 schedule:

November 7th: Last General Meeting (duh)
November 8th: Anthropology Dept Meet 'n' Greet
November 14th: Bake Sale Fundraiser (2nd Floor Chilton Hall, 9am-3pm)
                            Study Abroad Presentation (BLB 55 at 5:30pm)
November 16th: Trip to Perot Museum
November 21st: Officer Elections

We need people to help bake and tend the table! If you bake something for the sale, make sure you email us the ingredient list to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com :)

If you would like to join us on the museum trip, give us a heads up! We need a head count soon.

Also, if you're interested in running for an officer position, the application will be put up very soon! It will be due by November 20th to an officer or to the ASA email.
We'll be introducing some new leadership opportunities at the meeting on November 7th

Let us know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions.
See you guys soon!

-Ashley Givens

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New ANTH Elective Class

Dr. Nunez-Janes (profe) has created a new class for the Spring 2014 semester, called Community Engagement Through Action Research (Anth 4701.027) that meets Wednesdays at 2pm.

It will be a project based class, in which we will learn about PAR (Participatory Action Research), community engagement and scholarly activism within anthropology, and utilize an action research framework. It will count as an elective.

A flyer will be sent out soon, so keep an eye out!

- AG

Life After College!

Hello friends!

We are holding our Life After College panel tomorrow at 5:30pm, in LANG 201.

Come grab some refreshments, and learn more about getting a job after college from our guests: 3 grad students, Laura Lamb (ASA's former prez!) over Skype, Dr. Davenport, Dr. Collins, and Ms. Smith from the Career Center.
All of these people will be there to talk about their collegiate experiences, anthropology, how to get a job, and/or anything else you want to pick their brain about!
So come with questions or topics you'd like them to speak on! :)

Can't wait to see you guys!

- Ashley Givens

Monday, October 7, 2013

ForgottenSong Fundraiser

I received this email from a person that recently graduated from UNT, and she's asked me to spread the word about her fundraiser for an organization called ForgottenSong.

I graduated from UNT this past May, and I was hoping you could share the following information about a fundraiser I'm participating in with any of your connections, possibly during one of your meetings. 

 The organization is called ForgottenSong and their mission is "to identify and eradicate causes for human suffering among the disenfranchised population of war-torn societies through education, vocation and meeting physical needs." They have crafted several projects; below is information regarding the specific project/fundraiser I am helping with. 

 Race for Febby- Uganda Poultry Project: 
I am running a half-marathon on December 15th with the goal to raise $12,000 for ForgottenSong in order to fund an entire poultry farm in Uganda. The motivation behind this project is to see orphanages and similar organizations across Uganda become self-sustainable and empowered while simultaneously improving the local economy through job creation and increased economic productivity. 
To learn more about the Uganda Poultry Project, you can go to http://forgottensong.org/projects/info/uganda and http://forgottensong.org/blog/blog_post/back_to_the_basics_part_4 (the justification of the poultry project). 
You can also watch this video: http://forgottensong.org/media/media_post/uganda_poultry_project I have also set up a Facebook page, hoping to spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/RaceForFebby2013 
To give, donors can go to https://forgottensong.webconnex.com/raceforfebby and select me as the runner they would like to support. I'm trying to raise the money by December 1st; however, donations will be accepted after that. 
Thank you for your time and please let me know if you have any questions. 

All the best, 
Chelsea Berry

Have a great day!~

Ashley Givens

Thursday, October 3, 2013

General Meeting 10/3

We'll be meeting in the usual place at the usual time!
Tonight, 5:30pm, LANG 201

October 3rd, General Meeting Agenda
1. Announcements; Turn in member forms & dues
2. American Indian Heritage Day report back
           - Talk about communication problems
3. Talk about Texas Campaign for the Environment
           - October 10, 5:30pm, BLB 55
4. Talk about Life After College
           - October 24, 5:30pm
5. Make a Difference Day
           - October 26, 8am-12pm
           - Pass sign up sheet
6. Adopt-A-Block
           - Discuss availability and which day to go

- Ashley Givens

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ASA at Adopt-A-Block!

Our first visit to our Adopt-a-Block spot will be taking place this Thursday!

We will be meeting up at 5:30pm in front of Crumley Hall to take the bus over to the soccer fields, which are across from Victory Hall off of Bonnie Brae, across the highway. Feel free to drive yourself as well!
Trash bags will be provided, so all you gotta do is show up!

See you guys soon. :)

- Ashley Givens 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reminder: American Indian Heritage Day Celebration!

Just a reminder, ASA is going to the American Indian Heritage Day Celebration in Grand Prairie on September 28th!
We need an official head count by THIS Saturday, so we can work out carpooling and all that good stuff.

If you haven't already, you can let us know here on Facebook, email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com, OR just tell one of the officers in person. :)

Thanks guys!

- Ashley Givens

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meet An Anthropologist

Hello hello hello!

Tomorrow is ASA's first event, Meet An Anthropologist!
One of our very own anthropology professors, Dr. Doug Henry, will be talking to us about his work as an anthropologist! It should be a very informative and inspirational session, especially for those ANTH majors unsure of what to do after graduation!

Come join us on September 19th (tomorrow) in LANG 201 at 5:30pm! 

Members, don't forget: dues are due next month!

See y'all tomorrow!

- Ashley Givens

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Workshop with Dr. Michael Wesch

Hey everyone!

The ANTH department has been invited to participate in a workshop held by Michael Wesch.

Here's a little bio blurb:

Dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society.  His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over 15 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.  He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.

You might know him from this video! 


The workshop is called "8x10 with Dr. Michael Wesch: Framing Big Ideas for Teaching". The goal is to allow many different voices in an academic area share their best ideas about teaching and learning, and how the education experience at UNT can be improved. 

It's happening Monday, September 23rd, 9:30am-11:00am, and you'll be treated to lunch afterwards.

Let Lisa Henry (Lisa.Henry@UNT.EDU) know ASAP if you're interested, because there are ONLY EIGHT (8) SPOTS OPEN.

I hope some students take advantage of meeting this awesome guy! 

- Ashley Givens

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 12th Meeting Agenda

Hope school is going swimmingly for everyone :)

September 12th Agenda:
1. Announcements 2. Introductions 3. Update on dues and member forms 4. Meet an Anthropologist 5. Adopt-a-block 6. American Indian Heritage Day Celebration volunteer info

On behalf of all the ASA officers, I just wanna say how excited we were to see so many new faces last Thursday! We hope you guys will keep comin' back and hanging out with us. :)

See y'all tomorrow!

Ashley Givens
VP, Public Relations


Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Fall 2013!

Hey everyone!

Hope you all had an awesome summer. We have a lot of awesome events coming your way the next few months, so stay tuned for that info.

Our first meeting of Fall 2013 is going to be held in LANG 209, Thursday Sept. 5, at 5:30pm.

We'll have free food and lots of information for ya.

If for some reason you can't make our first meeting, and are interested in membership, please email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com and let us know!

See y'all soon. :)

Ashley Givens
VP, Public Relations

Sunday, April 21, 2013

~ Spring 2013 ~

Spring 2013 has been better than expected! We have gained some new members, earned about $200 from fundraisers, and overall grew closer as an organization, and as friends. :) We also won Student Organization of the Month for February, and first place at ExtravaCANza, big accomplishments for us! Very proud.

We want to thank everyone that donated time, money, and items to all of our events, fundraisers, outreach activities, and volunteer activities the past school year.

We also want to give a big special shout out to our fearless and hard-working President, Laura Lamb. Where would we be without you!? We all want to wish Laura well in her future endeavors working with Teach For America, and congratulate her for graduating from UNT this May! We will miss you and do our very best to carry on the legacy! 

As of this past Wednesday, we are proud to welcome Emma Carnes and Allison Ramm to our officer family!
The new officer list is as follows:
Kristyn Crossley - President
Sean Chaney - Vice President
Emma Carnes - VP of Communications
Ashley Givens - VP of Public Relations
Allison Ramm - VP of Finance

Congrats, everyone!

We would like to invite all of you, members and friends of Anthropology Student Association, to our End of Year Party to welcome our new officers, honor those graduating, and reminisce on the last two semesters! The party will be on Wednesday April 24th in LANG 114 @ 6:30. :)
Come hang out, eat food, and have fun!

 This may be the last update from ASA for awhile! Nevertheless, we will be keeping up with the ASA email throughout the summer. So continue to send your comments/questions/inquiries to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com. :)

Thank you all for your support, and have a wonderful summer!

Ashley Givens
VP, Public Relations

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fundraiser Updates!

ASA raised over $100 at our Yard Sale this past weekend, and just under $100 at our Bake Sale this afternoon!
We had so much fun with these fundraisers, and of course would not have done so well without the help of our ASA member volunteers. :) You guys make everything happen!

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, and to all who donated clothes, jewelry, books, etc. to our Yard Sale, and the master bakers who supplied us with goods to sell at our Bake Sale!

See y'all at officer elections this Wednesday!

Ashley Givens
VP, University Relations

Friday, April 12, 2013

Upcoming fundraisers!

Hello everyone!
ASA would like to invite you all out to TWO fundraising events we are having!

1. Garage Sale: Saturday April 13  from 7 am to 2 pm.
Items for sale range from women's clothing, shoes, kitchen items, furniture, and more!
address is
2512 la Paloma Dr. Denton, TX 76209
2. Bake Sale: Monday April 15, 10 am to 2 pm. 2nd Floor Chilton Hall, around PACS Advising.
We will be featuring gluten-free and vegan items!
All proceeds will help in benefiting future events and trips ASA may have!

Thank you and see you all in these next couple of days!


Monday, April 8, 2013

The Big Event // April 6th

ASA made an appearance at UNT's "The Big Event", a service-based event during which various groups and organizations help out in the community and around UNT.

They had a relatively small group, but they helped out in more than a few ways! ASA was stationed in The Union filling boxes with envelopes, doing manual labor, wrapping and transporting supplies,  organizing and cleaning, and loading trucks with canned goods.
A lot of great work by some awesome people! Way to represent ASA, you guys. :)

Remember, ASA is hosting a Garage Sale this Saturday, and a Bake Sale next Monday in Chilton Hall from 10am-2pm!

Questions? Email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

Ashley Givens
VP, University Relations

Monday, April 1, 2013

Event Update: Meet An Anthropologist!

The Nepalese Student Association and Anthropology Student Association will be putting on a super exciting and informative event called Meet An Anthropologist in a little over a week!

This event is open to EVERYONE, even non-Anthropology majors! We'll have several speakers, including the former president of NSA and Dr. Andy Nelson, and of course a Q&A Session afterwards!
As with any ASA event, there will be FREE FOOD and happy vibes all around! 

April 10th @ 5:30pm, LANG 109

** Reminder: ASA is finished with general meetings for the remainder of the Spring 2013 semester **

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or would even like to donate items to our garage and/or bake sales, please email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

Don't forget to check out our Facebook: facebook.com/groups/462730670386/

See you soon!

Ashley Givens
University Relations

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meeting Agenda for 3/27

Tomorrow's meeting is relatively short and sweet.

1. General announcements 
2. Report back from OK trip. How did it go??? :D (Let’s do it again!) 
3. Bake sale: Update from lead (location). Update from person making flier. Signup sheet for volunteers & those baking goods. 
4. Garage sale: Update from lead (location, where to store stuff), start signing up for shifts on April 13th. 
5. Meet an Anthropologist: Update from lead. Talk about fliering etiquette, signup sheet for fliering.  
6. The Big Event Reminder: Update from lead. 
7. Officer elections: Update, application releases April 1st.
8. End of year party: Update from lead (location), update from PPC (Party Planning Committee). 

We have a few fundraisers coming up!
If you have anything you would like to donate to ASA for our Garage Sale and/or Bake Sale, please email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

Come hang out at tomorrow's general meeting: Language Building 114 @ 7pm

See you soon!
Ashley Givens
VP, University Relations

Chickasaw Cultural Center // March 23

This past weekend, a few ASA students made a trip to Sulphur, Oklahoma to visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center. We learned a lot about the history and cultural practices of the traditional Chickasaw people, and Chickasaw living today.

We took a lot of pictures and probably had too much fun. :)

Ashley Givens
VP, University Relations

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ASA Meeting 3/20/13

Hope everyone had an awesome spring break!

Anthropology Student Association is meeting at their regular time and place, tomorrow March 20th @ 7pm, LANG 114.

What we'll be talkin' about:
1. Announcements
2. Adopt-A-Block: Pick a date.
3. Plan Bake Sale: We need a lead, and some people to help plan this. Figure out 3 potential dates & locations.
4. Plan Garage Sale: We need a lead, and helpers. Decide date & location, start collecting items! :)
5. Reminder for The Big Event: April 6th. 8am. Meeting in The Union. Update from lead, update list of who's going.
6. Reminder for Meet An Anthropologist: April 10th! 5:30pm. LANG 109.
7. Officer Elections: April 17th! Application will be released April 1st.
8. End of year party: April 27th. We need a lead & some people to assist in planning! Talk about location & other deets. (Remember we have a sponsorship from SAC that we can use for this event.)
9. Oklahoma Trip: This Saturday, leaving for Chickasaw Nation. (if you're going to this, (1) PLEASE make sure you come tomorrow! Lots of information you don't wanna miss. (2) Bring waivers! (3) Know for sure what you're contributing supply-wise so we can rent stuff if needed!)

Especially remember that MEET AN ANTHROPOLOGIST is happening soon!
April 10th @ 5:30pm in LANG 109.
We'll have 3 amazing speakers (including Andy Nelson) & FREE FOOD (I know you guys love free food).
Lots of useful and interesting info, whether you're an Anthropology major or not. :)

Email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com
Check out our Facebook: facebook.com/groups/ASAUNT

Have a fantastical week, everyone!

Ashley Givens 
University Relations, ASA

Monday, March 4, 2013

March Adopt-a-Block


Instead, we'll be meeting up to clean our Adopt-a-Block spot at the soccer fields!
If you're signed up to help out, meet up at the bus stop on Highland, across the street from Willis Library at 4:40pm. If you're driving yourself, just meet everyone at the soccer fields!

There is no definite plan for going out afterwards, but there's definitely time to go to hookah bar, coffee shop, bowling, or whatever afterwards! Come with ideas, thoughts, suggestions :)


See y'all March 20th for our next meeting! Same time, same place. ;)
(7pm, LANG 114)

Ashley Givens
University Relations

Himalayan Aroma pictures!

A few ASA members went to Himalayan Aroma, a Nepali restaurant, this past weekend to experience some new music and cuisine. Lots of fun.

Delicious Nepali Cuisine

ASA likes to take part in as many cultural field trips as possible, so if you ever have a suggestion, please let us know!

ExtravaCANza Pictures!

~ The trophies ~

We finished our design early, so there was a lot of waiting around! ;)

Our beautiful design (by Emma Carnes)

We had SO much fun at ExtravaCANza! We had a great design that followed both of the themes (hunger awareness & UNT Pride), suggested by the wonderful Emma Carnes! Thanks Emma! We also ended up donating over 400 food items to the Denton Community Food Center!
We wouldn't have won first place or had the fun we did without the hard work and great minds of ASA.
You guys rule :)

Ashley Givens,
University Relations

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun at last night's meeting!
Congrats again to ASA for winning Student Organization of the Month for February!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2/27 Meeting Agenda

1. General announcements and ~ celebration ~ in honor of ASA winning Student Organization of the Month!
2. Life After College report back: Those who went can share lessons learned, favorite parts, great tips, etc.
3. ExtravaCANza: Share all final info, update on final design, decide when/where to meet March 1st.
4. Adopt-A-Block: Pick a day for March.
5. Oklahoma trip: Update everyone with any new info, pass sign up sheet, talk about camping materials and waiver (which will be provided March 20th).
6. Himalayan Aroma: Final head count for carpooling Saturday.

See y'all tomorrow :) :) :)

Ashley Givens,
University Relations

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Life After College: Grad School

Hello everyone!

Just a heads up: We won't be meeting in the usual place tomorrow.

Instead, we are hosting our semesterly LIFE AFTER COLLEGE: Grad School panel tomorrow!!

What: The who-what-when-where-how's of graduate school, and any questions you have will be addressed!
When: Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30pm
Where: Union room 409

  • Free food, GREAT advice from some FANTASTIC people (Including Andy Nelson & Marissa Abbe). 
  • Geared towards Anthro students, BUT you don't have to be majoring in Anthropology to come and learn (and eat free food!) 

 ~ WE STILL NEED CANZ ! Drop 'em off in the ANTH department, PACS advising office, or at tomorrow's event! ~ 

We'll be resuming our normal meeting schedule next week! 
Wednesday, 7pm, LANG 114 :)

Have a magical day! 

Ashley Givens
University Relations

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Adopt-a-Block & Bowling Pics

Thanks to everyone who came to help out! :)


We'll meet 2-3 more times to clean our Adopt-a-Block spot this semester.
Join us in keeping UNT green and hanging out afterwards. :)
If you'd like to sign up to help, email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com
OR come to a meeting!
(We meet each Wednesday, 7pm, in LANG 114)

 ~ peace ~
Ashley Givens
University Relations

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adopt-A-Block/Bowling Deets

Hey friends,

I wanted to remind everyone that ASA is NOT meeting this Wednesday.

Instead, we're going to clean our Adopt-a-block spot at 5pm!

If you're not driving, we'll all be meeting up at the bus stop that is across the street from
Willis Library on Highland Street.
Be there at or before 4:40pm, because our bus leaves at 4:45pm!

If you're driving, you can meet us by the soccer fields, close to Eagle Pt. and the Athletic Academic Center.

Cleaning our spot should take no longer than 20 minutes! :)

After cleaning, we're headed straight to University Lanes Bowling Alley, around 6pm.
Price for bowling: about $8 per person (this includes bowling + shoe rental!)

See y'all soon :)

Ashley Givens,
Public Relations

Free $$$

Scholarships are amazing. So I'm dedicating a quick blog post to them. :)

In case y'all didn't get the email, PACS has an entire page of scholarships to offer (click here), and all you have to do is fill out an application and write a couple 250 word essays.

250 WORDS.
250. WORDS.

Last year, 0 Anthropology students applied for these. :(

Scholarships are EVERYWHERE. (ex: Chegg.com, Scholarships.com)
So why the hell would you use your hard earned money for classes when people are giving out money left and right?!

When all else fails, you could always google search: "anthropology scholarships"!


Happy essay-writing!

Ashley Givens,
Public Relations

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pictures from Piñata Night & Campecine!

Some of these are a bit blurry, but we wanted to share as much as possible :)

If you take any pics of ASA members at events throughout the semester, PLEASE share them at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com :)


Ashley Givens,
Public Relations

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On Fliering!

(taken from the Facebook file on fliering)

As events like Meet an Anthropologist and Life After College get closer, we're going to be advertising by posting fliers everywhere we can!
Here are some guidelines about where is appropriate to do your fliering.

At UNT, only post:

- in buildings on bulletin boards (that allow all fliers; some boards allow only their department to post)
- in buildings where you see other fliers
- outside where you see other fliers
Do not post:
- on windows
- in bathrooms
- on walls in classrooms
- on department only boards

Denton Community:
- Big Mike's
- The Square (if posting in building, ask permission first)
- Recycled Books

~ if you're unsure about somewhere, just ask! ~

Ashley Givens,
University Relations

~*~* Announcements + 2/6 Agenda *~*~

Campecine is February 9th, in Crumley Hall, 10am-3pm
Come enjoy this youth-led film festival :)
If you're helping out, expect an email very soon!
If you would like to help out, let us know at tomorrow's meeting OR
send a quick email to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com!

ExtravaCANza is March 1st, Library Mall, 10am-2pm
1. ASA Meetings
2. ANTH Department
3. PACS Advising Office

 :) :) :)

 We also need ideas for what to build out of cans, and lots of people to help build it.
Email anthropeopleunt@gmail.com if you can help with either one (or both!) of these things.
Or you can always bring it up at the le meeting. :)

February 6th Agenda:

1. General announcements from members, officers and visitors from other dimensions?

2. Finalize Campecine: Where are we meeting, who is participating, call members, etc…

3. ExtravaCANza. BRING CANS to the Anthropology Department. We will talk can structure designs.

4. Oklahoma trip: Talk about cost, who has what materials, drivers.

5. Fundraising: We need to pick a fundraising event and set a goal asap if we want to go to OK and not be completely broke.

6. Adopt-a-block/bowling night: Who is going and cost.

7. Review signup sheets for tabling, fliering; go over fliering etiquette (can find the document in the Facebook files)

8. Reminders for LAC (February 20th), MAA (April 10th); Hand out any event fliers

Remember! We meet Wednesdays, 7pm, LANG 114. :)
Bring cans, membership forms, and dues!

See y'all tomorrow!

Ashley Givens,
University Relations

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 30th Meeting

3 things about tomorrow's meeting..

1.) Membership forms - turn yours in OR get one and fill it out if you haven't already!!
2.) Start bringing in non-perishable food items for ExtravaCANza. :) Fighting hunger, y'all.
3.) Piñata..

Here's what else to expect:
1. General announcements
2. Discuss Campecine and have members sign up. (Minimum five people) 
3. Talk about Adopt-a-Bloc, The Big Event, ExtravaCANza; pass around signup sheets. 
4. Signup sheets for tabling and flier distribution. 
5. Discuss Relay For Life. 
6. Discuss possible funding events for the spring. (Garage sale?) 
7. Discuss possible dates for the Oklahoma trip. (March 23rd?)
8. Discuss dues and more about being a member. 
9. SuRpRiZe ;)

We're meeting at 7pm in LANG 114 !
See ya there

Ashley Givens
University Relations, ASA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

~ First Meeting of Spring 2013 ~

Tomorrow is our first official meeting as a group, and we have so much to talk about!
It's going to take place in the Union, room 413, at 7pm.

There is a slight possibility that our meeting location & time WILL change after tomorrow's meeting. We are still working out some kinks.
So stay posted in order to remain as un-lost as possible. :)

Tomorrow's meeting agenda
1. Announcements
2. Round-Table Introductions (Name, Major, Things you hope to see happen in ASA, Interesting factoid about you)
3. What ASA does, What it means to be in ASA, Presentation of Spring 2013 schedule
4. Signing up for Service Events (Campecine, The Big Event, Adopt a Block) & for Oklahoma Trip (trip days will be decided at next meeting)
5. Signing up new and old members! We will have membership forms at this meeting. (Dues are due February 6th)
6. Discuss meeting time
7. Games (prize: $25 gift card!), food, and surprise afterwards.

So excited to see everyone tomorrow!

Ashley Givens
VP of University Relations

Monday, January 21, 2013

Welcome Back Bash & Reception w/ EBB :)

As most of you know, we had our big recruiting events last week!

ASA @ Welcome Back Bash was a HUGE success. Our beautifully decorated table and super fun map game drew in a LOT of new faces, all of which I hope to see at future ASA events. :)

As you can tell from the pictures, we had a blast.
(I may or may not have added inspirational music that starts when you click the speaker...)

* Special thanks to members Addison & Madison for volunteering their time and copious amounts of energy to the Welcome Back Bash. :) *

ASA also teamed up with Engaged Beyond Borders to throw a fantastic reception Thursday night, which allowed us all to get to know each other better and showcase what our two organizations are all about!
As usual, we got a little crazy with our picture poses. :p

* Super special thanks to EBB for a wonderful night!! *
Just in case you guys missed the reception and want to know more about Engaged Beyond Borders, you can go HERE for more info.

More fun events to come! :)

Ashley Givens
VP of University Relations

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Year, New Opportunities!

What's up ASA members and enthusiasts!?

During winter break, ASA officers have been meeting and planning some fantastic stuff for the Spring 2013 semester. We have a lot of recruiting events coming up, as well as our first official ASA meeting of the year! Whoooo!

January 16th: Welcome Back Bash!
This is a recruiting event for the groups and organizations of UNT! The event will include FREE food, a mechanical bull, a DJ, and more FREE stuff. ASA will have a recruiting table complete with prizes, treats, and member sign up!

We will be partnering up with Engaged Beyond Borders during this semi-formal recruiting event during which there will be free food and discussion of upcoming events, as well as opportunities to sign up as a member for both ASA and Engaged Beyond Borders.

January 23rd: ASA's First Meeting of 2013!
Come hear about ASA and all the exciting events we have planned! I know I speak for all of the officers when I say we are SO excited to see everyone, old and new. :)

I hope y'all had a great winter break :) It's going to be a fantastic semester!

To the right you'll see we added a new column. This includes all events planned for the Spring 2013 semester, as well as any volunteer/resume-building opportunities and other interesting tidbits of information that may interest you! It will be updated regularly.

Your Spring 2013 Co-Vice President of University Relations,
~ Ashley Givens ~