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, January 30, 2017

Last Meeting Recap and New Information


First and foremost, the ASA officers would like to thank everyone who came out to the Pizza and Game Night on Friday! We had an excellent turn out and really enjoyed socializing with everyone over games and food. :-) The group was a fun mix of new and familiar faces and there was never a dull moment!

Dr. Dunstan tries a hand at Cards Against Humanity

It was a full house!

We also have the department to thank for ordering tons of pizza and providing water, plates, and napkins for us! It was an all-around fantastic evening and we hope to bring more fun events like this to you guys throughout the semester. 

Now, to recap a few important points from Friday...

First... An ASA sign-up sheet was at the front of the room near the pizza during Friday's meeting, so anyone who signed that sheet will receive an email from Bethany sometime Monday (1/30) night regarding upcoming meetings and volunteer opportunities. If you did not sign the sheet but would like updates on the information, shoot an email to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com, or drop a message at our website linked here

Second... Our President, Cesar De La Portilla, is presenting this Friday, February 2nd at 5pm in BLB035 over Meme Culture. It doesn't matter if you find memes hilarious or you hate memes, bring your favorite/least favorite meme to the meeting on Friday to discuss the humor behind memes! See the flyer below.

Third... The 2nd Annual Applied Anthropology Expo is Thursday, February 16th in Union 333. This exposition is a great opportunity to hear from anthropologists who are currently creating solutions to relevant, pressing world issues. If you've ever wondered how to answer the infamous "Anthropology? What are you going to do with that...?" this expo will get you thinking about how anthropology can be used in a variety of different fields. Here is the departmental flyer for this event:

We will have volunteer opportunities available for this event! There was a sign up sheet at the meeting on Friday, but if you missed the list or weren't there to let us know, stop by the message option on our website or shoot us an email. The thinks to both are listed above. Again, this event is Thursday, February 16th from 1-5 pm in Union 333

That's it from us right now! Enjoy your week guys, and keep a look out for the email sending tonight! See you Friday!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Hello ASA-goers! It's been awhile...hope everyone is doing well. A few updates for the new year from the ASA:

First... Last semester, the department hosted a competition between the undergraduate and graduate anthropology students for the UNT Food Pantry. Whoever donated the most items to the collection bins at the department won a free pizza party, and the undergrads claimed the prize! Thus, the first event ASA is hosting for the spring semester is a Pizza and Game Night.

TOMORROW, Friday 1/27 in BLB060 from 5-7, we will be eating FREE pizza and playing games such as Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Phase 10, Scattergories, and Yahtzee! If you donated to the bins during the fall semester, this party is for YOU! If you didn't, that's okay too! Feel free to stop by BLB060 to eat pizza and play games with fellow majors, minors, and enthusiasts! All are welcome.

Second... The ASA started a WEBSITE over winter break! For now on, our blog will be used for posts about upcoming events, recaps of meetings, videos of student presentations, news from the department, and pictures/updates from field trips and volunteer events. If you would like more information regarding the logistics behind the ASA, how to join, who are officers are, our purpose, what we do, etc., please visit our new website here

Third... Over winter break our officers got together to restructure the ASA for Spring 2017. The ASA group in the fall was not nearly as active as planned, but we would like to make up for this by creating a lot of really interesting activities for this semester! Our Google Calendar is updated with our current plans for the spring, but be on the look out for announcements regarding new volunteer opportunities, student presentations, movie and bowling nights, and possibly a field trip to see Bill Nye the Science Guy give a lecture in Dallas...! We are anticipating a great semester and hope for a huge turn out! :)

That's it for now, guys! Remember to check the blog and our other social media sites frequently! Until next time!