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, 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. :-)