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 8, 2016

Wanna Talk Superheroes?

Happy (rainy) Tuesday, readers! I have an exciting opportunity to introduce to you all.

Our amazing VP of Community Service and Outreach, Jena Chakour, is working on her honors thesis this semester and needs our help! If you would be interested in contributing to her research by discussing your opinion of superheroes with her, please reach out to her and let her know! It doesn't matter if you're a SUPER fan or didn't even know there was a difference between Marvel and D.C., all knowledge-level volunteers are welcome. See the flyer below for more details.

All students interested can contact Jena at her email address, ginachakour@my.unt.edu, or via text message at 940.312.9952. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Updates for the week of 11/07

Hey Anthros! There's quite a bit going on with the ASA this week so here's the info!

First on the agenda... This week is our second special event of the semester called Meet An Anthropologist. We will have a few guest speakers from the anthropology department come in to talk to us about their careers. This is an incredible opportunity for exposure to different career options in the social sciences, so don't miss out! Come hang with us in BLB035 at 5 pm. The officers will provide tacos so enjoy free food while you listen to our amazing panel of guest speakers! See the flyer below for details.

Next, as many of you already know, the Anthropology Department was chosen to represent the UNT Food Pantry for the month of November. The UNT Food Pantry was established by the Dean of Students to help combat hunger and address food insecurity in students. Help us collect items for the pantry, whose cause is extremely important! The graduate and undergraduate students are competing to collect the most food, and right now we are neck-and-neck. The ASA officers went out this weekend and purchased $100 worth of food to help stock the pantry and defeat the grad students. 

Current Graduate Donations on Top, Current Undergraduate Donations on Bottom

Any and every donation helps, guys! Even if all you can bring is one canned good or a single pack of instant rice. The pantry accepts canned chicken or tuna, peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, low-sugar canned fruit, popcorn, soup, instant rice, beans, chili, pasta sides, nuts, mashed potatoes, fruit snacks, granola bars, boxed cereal, oatmeal, crackers, pudding, toothpaste, tooth brushes, and feminine hygiene products. Donate to our box in the department, or bring your contributions to the ASA meetings for your officers to deliver them for you. We'll have a donation box at all meetings between now and when the CONTEST ENDS ON DECEMBER 2ND. Winners get a pizza party, complementary of the department! 

Lastly, the ASA now has a GroupMe for all of our organization's updates! Please send your phone number to our VP of Public Relations, Bethany Trent, via email at bethany.trent94@gmail.com or over Facebook messenger to have your number added into our GroupMe account. For any questions, as always please feel free to email us at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com

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...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Sorry to just now post this but...

Elections are a WEEK from Friday!

There will be two spots open for the upcoming school year! (Either VP of Communications, VP of Public Relations or VP of Finance).

Here is the link for the officer applications!


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

Life After College is a-Happening!

Hello Anthros!

LIFE AFTER COLLEGE is this Friday! Come eat food and ask our panel of experts all your most pressing questions!
Plus, a Peace Corps info sesh!

Same great place, BLB035, and same usual time 5:00pm.

Friday, April 1, 2016

General Meeting!

Hey guys! General Meeting today!
We have important info on the Big Event and🎉elections🎉, as well as a recap of the glory that was Jane Goodall.
See you tonight, same time and place. 💖 5pm BLB035

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Jane Goodall Meeting

Welcome back, everybody!

This Friday, we'll be having a special meeting to discuss Jane Goodall Logistics! 💖🚗🚦🍲

If you plan to go, you really need to be there because there's a lot to go over: directions, driving, time tables, communication, seating, safety, and food (?)

If you can't come tomorrow, e-mail us at anthropeopleunt@gmail.com and we will catch you up.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

General Meeting??

Since Spring Break begins tomorrow, we are going to cancel the meeting.

March 25th will be our next meeting day. It will be a study day, but if you are going to attend the Jane Goodall Lecture on the 31st, you must attend the meeting.

The link for the documentary we were supposed to watch tomorrow to come!

Have a fun and safe Spring Break! :)

General Meeting and The Big Event Announcement

Hello Anthros!

I hope everyone is doing well.

I know tomorrow, March 11th, is the day before Spring Break and a lot of you all are going to be travelling that day. But...if you are going to stick around, we have our next general meeting at 5pm tomorrow in BLB035.

We will be watching a documentary film about Jane Goodall in preparation for the lecture on March 31st at UT-Arlington.

Hope to see you all there!

Oh...one more thing: Today is the LAST day to sign up for the Big Event, which will be Saturday, April 2nd. I have to turn in an updated roster by tomorrow, March 11th, at 5pm.

Here is the link to sign up for the Big Event:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Last Chance for Jane Goodall

Hey Anthros!

Jane Goodall tickets go on sale TOMORROW!! Sign-up now to get a spot to go to this amazing and awesome opportunity.

Sign-up sheet is further down the blog.

Pay your dues so that you do not have to pay for your own ticket.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

General Meeting and Geek Culture

Hey Anthro peeps! Our next general meeting will be tomorrow, 2/26 at 5pm in BLB035.

We will be discussing fandoms and Geek Culture, plus a presentation from one of our own: Christine Oliver!

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 12, 2016

ASA General Meeting #2

Good morning Anthros!

TONIGHT is our second general meeting at 5pm in BLB035.

We will be discussing...Valentine's Day.

Topics include: Mead and Benedict, Matchmaking in different cultures, and the Evolutionary Psychology of Desire.

Oh, and there will be free candy!

We hope to see you all tonight. <3

Friday, February 5, 2016

ASA Event Sign-ups

Hello Anthros,

I hope your semester is going well. Here is a sign-up sheet for our upcoming events:
- February 18th: Volunteering for World Anthropology Day! :)
- March 31st: Attending Jane Goodall's Lecture at UT-Arlington.
- April 2nd: Volunteering as an organization for the Big Event on UNT campus
- Any presentation topics  or discussions that you would like to do this semester...more than welcome :)


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Field Methods Section!!

Happy New Year anthros! Here is a new section of the popular Field Methods course, taught by Dr.Melissa Nelson. Check it out and register...even though the class is at 8 in the morning, but think how free you would be in theafternoon. :)