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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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Awesome Volunteer Opportunity

 Volunteer with the G.O.A.L. (Guys Operating as Leaders) program in Denton to work with second language learners and at-risk middle-school students. This program combines community service, leadership training, and soccer!
Contact Chris Ice at cice@dentonisd.org for more information

Class for Cool Cats

Check out this cool new class! Sign up today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Study Abroad Opportunities

1. Faculty-Led program with Dr. Jain and Prof James to India. The focus is Ecological and Rural Development through Religion.


2. Spanish for Counselors Trip to Argentina. This six-week program is suitable for several majors, including anthropology. This is designed for students who will enter into a One-to-One counseling profession.


Linguistics Presentation Next Monday 24th

Friday, November 14, 2014

In Case You are Interested:

1. New course offered in the department:
 2. Lecture this Monday:
3. Be a research participant: 
Steven Garcia and Brooke Davis are looking for students and recent graduates from the department to participate in their research. Use the emails below to express interest in being interviewed about your goals and information needs. 

Include your name, educational status, and university (if applicable) in the email.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diwali Night - India Student Association

ISA will be hosting a Diwali Night this Saturday from 6-10PM. Admission is 10 dollars per person and the celebration will include dance performances, classical song recitals, Bollywood dances, food, a DJ, and more!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hang out With the Cool Kids

From Molly (GASA President) :

Dear fellow anthropologists-in-training,
The Graduate Anthropology Student Association (GASA) would like to extend an invitation to join us for an informal meet-up next Friday, November 21st. This may be a good opportunity for you to mingle with current graduate students and department faculty and staff to chat and network. We especially welcome folks who are thinking about applying this year for entrance in Fall 2015.
We are planning on meeting at 4:00 Friday November 21st at Mulberry Cantina (http://mulberrystcantina.com/). There will be complimentary chips and salsa, along with some beverages of your choosing. As it is an explicit bar, please note that underage individuals may be restricted from attending. We do apologize for any inconvenience. For those who can join us, we hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Molly Shade, GASA Co-President


Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 2014: ASA Does It All

The semester is already almost over for ASA, but we still have lots to do! November is gonna be a busy one, and we're very excited about it. :)

November 12th, Wednesday (& all following Wednesdays until Finals Week): Volunteer at ODIS
Meet up at Opening Doors International Services (a non-profit the ANTH department has worked with for a long time) around 6:30pm. We'll be doing some after-hours volunteering - organizing, shredding, cleaning, filing, and whatever else the organization needs from us. Free coffee!
Address: 2200 N Bell Ave, inside the church

November 13th, Thursday: Meet An Anthropologist with Melissa Nelson
Melissa Nelson is a UNT instructor and will be speaking to ASA about what it is like to be an ethnographer. Come with questions, cameras, autograph books. No flash photography please. ;) 5pm in LANG 319

November 18th, Tuesday: Adopt-A-Block
We'll meet at Big Mike's at 5pm to carpool on over to our Adopt-a-Block spot, where we will complete our monthly "green" chore. Put on your closed-toe shoes and come help us clean up UNT!

November 19th, Wednesday: Bake Sale Fundraiser
Members: we need you! Contact an officer if you would like to get involved in baking goods for this fundraiser or overseeing the table during the event. 
100% of funds raised will go to ASA so that we may continue catering to our members and keeping dues low cost. This event will start at 9am and go till about 3pm, or whenever we sell out. (And we ALWAYS sell out.) See ya on the second floor of Chilton!

November 20th, Thursday: Movie Night & Last Official Meeting!
Our last time in room LANG 319 for the semester! My, how time has flown. We will be viewing a documentary about Burning Man, and Meghan will supply an extremely interesting article concerning techno shamanism. I heard rumors of free popcorn..
5pm. Be there.

December Bonus:
December 5th, Friday: End of Semester pArTy - aka "Second Annual Christmas Sweater-Potluck ExtravaganzaTake a load off, and come hang out with fellow anthropology students before a week of finals. We're potluckin' it, so bring something to share! And wear a freakin' Christmas sweater - 'cause we like laughing at our friends' sweaters and if you don't wear a dorky Christmas sweater there will be no laughter. And that would really suck.

(Address to be shared at meetings & on our Facebook.)


Leavin' Fall 2014 with a bang, y'all. See ya Tuesday :)

Ashley Givens
Anthropology Student Association

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Job Shadowing and Meditation

Job Shadowing
The deadline to participate in job shadowing over winter break is coming up soon! Find out more on the Career Center website : http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/job-shadowing
Special ASA Meeting
Our own Amy Mayo will be leading a discussion on the relationship between mediation and anthropology this Thursday during our meeting. Don't forget to stay connected with you ASA family as we near the end of the semester!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Field Schools: Summer 2015

Dr. BAD (Beverly Davenport) sent information to ANTH students concerning the following field schools. If you are interested, follow that interest and make an experience happen! You could even get academic credit for it, just talk to Dr. BAD about it! Her email is bad@unt.edu

 A field school in Malta - 

Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School
Isla Mujeres, Mexico - Summer 2015
     Culture & Environment • Latin America & Caribbean
  Medical Anthropology • Gender & Identity
History, Space & Meaning  Economic Development  

Their website: anthrofieldschool.com


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.