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, February 28, 2017

Week of 2/27

Hey Anthros!

Just a quick post to give you guys a heads up on the activities for this week.

For this week's meeting...
It's that time of the semester again...!
Our special event, Meet An Anthropologist, is happening THIS FRIDAY, MARCH THE 3RD. Rather than host a traditional meeting, we will meet in BLB060 at 5pm to hear practicing anthropologists present about their careers in anthropology.

This event is always very fun and informative. Not only are we inviting accomplished social scientists to provide valuable information for our future anthropologists, we are also catering food from Rasoi's Indian restaurant for our guests! There will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, AND dairy free options!

SO, if you like exploring career options in anthropology while eating free food with friends, please join us Friday night. It's going to be a great time. For more information on Meet An Anthropologist and other special events we host during the semester, visit the page on our website here.

For the Big Event...
Remember, the Big Event is Saturday, March 25th! I have until 5pm THIS FRIDAY (03/03) to submit the roster for who is volunteering with the ASA group, so if you are still interested please get your information into BethanyTrent@unt.edu before Friday at 4pm. The information I'll need is your first and last name, student ID, phone number, and a frequently-checked email address. Send these into my email and I'll add you to the roster!

Thanks everyone. See you at Friday's event! :)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Important Info Regarding Tomorrow's Meeting...

Hello friends! A few important point to keep in mind for tomorrow's meeting...

1. DUES are due TOMORROW NIGHT by 7pm! Our VP of Finance will have change for cash and a Square reader to take cards! If you are unable to make the meeting and pay in person, we also have a link to our PayPal account on the righthand side of the blog.

Dues are $10 for the semester, and help us buy t-shirts, cater food for meetings, go on field trips, etc. If you would like to maintain active membership in the ASA, you must pay dues! Be an active member and help us do fun stuff this semester! :)

2.  We have officially registered for the Big Event today! If you would like to volunteer with the ASA for the Big Event on March 25th and have not submitted your information to our coordinator, please email your NAME, STUDENT ID, PHONE NUMBER, AND MOST FREQUENTLY CHECKED EMAIL ADDRESS to anthropeopleunt@gmail.com.

For more information on the Big Event, click here. We will meet in the library mall around 7:30am on Saturday, March 25th to eat breakfast before we are sorted off to our location. We are able to add volunteers to our roster until Friday, March 3rd at 5pm, so if you would like to join our group please contact us ASAP!

3. Are you artsy? Think you could whip up a really cool design for a new ASA t-shirt? Create a t-shirt design and send it into our email, anthropeopleunt@gmail.com, and in an upcoming meeting we will vote on whose design to choose. We would like to have these shirts before the Big Event (March 25th) or before the end of March, so send your designs in soon!

4. Meetings have been relocated to BLB060 at 5pm every Friday. We apologize to those who were confused by the sudden room switch. It took the officers by surprise as well, but hopefully we have cleared up all confusion and will see everyone tomorrow!

Tomorrow night at 5pm in BLB060! Come hear two of our officers discuss their experiences with utilizing campus and department resources to obtain undergraduate research positions. This is valuable information for anyone hoping to hold a research position on campus before graduating!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Catching Up... Week 2/20/2017

Hey Anthros!

Here is the run down for the past few meetings, as well as the plan for this week!
  • On the 3rd of February our president, Cesar De La Portilla, hosted a student presentation and discussion over meme culture. This was a very interesting event and many members sent in funny, discussion worthy memes! We learned that Richard Dawkins, famous ethologist and evolutionary biologist, coined the term "meme" and defines it as "a unit of imitation for cultural replication." Would you agree that a meme acts as a self-replicating unit of culture?

If you would like the link to Cesar's power point presentation, or more information on meme and internet culture, please contact anthropeopleunt@gmail.com.
  • At our third meeting on February 10th, we hosted a movie night and watched "The Anthropologist," a film about climate change. For a brief synopsis and review of the movie, click here. For a trailer, click here
  • At last week's meeting we had a post-Valentine's Day celebration, complete with a giant bag of sour patch kids and a presentation on Cultural Perspectives of Love by our VP of Community Outreach, Jena Chakour. Jena gave us twenty-three definitions of love from cultures around the world, which ranged from the euphoria of falling from for someone to the sorrow of fearing your loved one will have to live on without you after you have passed away. We also enjoyed learning about different Valentine's Day traditions cross-culturally, including 'Valentine's Day, White Day, and Black Day" from Korea, where the Koreans celebrate not one, not two, but three sequences of Cupid's holiday! To learn more about this cultural practice, click here for a short YouTube video from Jena's power point. 

If you would like the link to Jena's power point presentation, or more information on cultural perspectives on love, please contact anthropeopleunt@gmail.com.
  • A huge shoutout to those who came out last Thursday to volunteer at or attend the 2nd Annual Applied Anthropology Expo!  The department was very pleased with the turn out. The department brought out prizes, tons of free anthropology "swag," great food and refreshments provided by the UNT Verde catering services, and of course, amazing applied anthropology research! The alumni panel at the end consisted of business anthropologists, medical anthropologists, research analysts, agricultural sustainability directors, and NASA employees! We learned that anthropology can truly take you in any direction you please. 
UNT Applied Anthropology Alumni Panel
  • And last, but not least, our next meeting is THIS Friday in BLB060 at 5pm! Notice the room change... Student activities switched our room on us rather suddenly last week, so we apologize greatly to those who were confused by this switch and missed the meeting! This week and for the rest of the semester, you can find us in BLB060 from 5-7pm. At this meeting, Jena Chakour (VP of Community Outreach) and Bridget Landis (VP of Finances) will present over how to utilize resources to obtain an undergraduate research position. Please come hear about this fascinating research, and get updates for the upcoming Big Event and Meet An Anthropologist! 
See you Friday! :-)