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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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