Anthropology Department

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Lambda Alpha-Beta Honor Society Induction On April 18, 2013, the Anthropology Department held its annual induction ceremony for students who joined the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honors Society. In the group student photo are the nine inductees who were honored with a feast, games, and the anthropology oath (pictured left to right): Kylee Hassevoort, Julia Strunk, Sarah Corrello, Robert Veldman, Carl Morton, Valerie Clanton, Madeline Weinberger, Christina Uplinger (not pictured Mary Peterson and Seth Price). Thanks to Dr. Schwartz for organizing the event; and to Drs. Weibel, Brashler, Rhoads, and Vannier for assisting and attending. 5
2012 Midwest Conference in East Lansing GVSU Faculty members & students presented a session on "Rivers Run Through It: Contributions to Archaeology in West Michigan" at the 2012 Midwest Conference in East Lansing. 1
2012 Field School Between May 9 and June 15, 2012 Grand Valley State Universitys Department of Anthropology conducted its Archaeological Field School in several locations in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. The objective of the 2012 field school was to train students in archaeological field methods in the context of public service archaeology. To meet those objectives we conducted field work at multiple locations primarily on Ottawa County Parks and Recreation lands, on the GVSU campus, and two other locations in Muskegon County, Pomona Park in the village of Fruitport and on the property of a private landowner. In conducting the work, students learned a variety of archaeological field techniques including surface collection, shovel testing, test excavation, magnetometer and ground penetrating radar surveys. In addition, students were introduced to basic laboratory processing and cataloging. Approximately half of the students have continued to volunteer and are working on data collected from the summer which will be summarized in brief papers and presented at a conference in the fall. 61
2012 Student Scholars Day 2012 Student Scholars Day 12
2011 Annual Service Awards and Holiday Gathering Congratulations to Cindy Hull, who was awarded (Dec 1) at the Annual Service Awards and Holiday Gathering for 20 years of service/teaching at the university! 2
Homecoming 2011 Mindgating 2011 at Homecoming Saturday, October 29, 2011, CLAS table at the Expo and featured activities related to Anthropology and Archaeology. Students and community members had the chance to dig up spooky fun for the whole family with campus Archaeologists -- they learned about bloodcurdling ancient cultures and made some scary artifacts. 8
2011 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Troy M. Schindlbeck graduated in 1995 with a B.S. in Anthropology and a Minor in History. After serving as a field assistant with the GVSU Archaeology field school, Troy worked as an archaeological survey technician in Michigan preserving cultural resources on National Forest lands. Troy took employment in numerous consulting positions over the years, including working as field archaeologist for a WMU project, the Great Lakes Research Associates, and the Commonwealth Cultural Resource Group. In 2001, he founded his business, Cultural Resource Technologies (located in Spring Lake, Michigan), specializing in the manufacturing of products and tools - used in over 20 countries by professional archaeologists and cultural resource management firms. Troys career demonstrates the application of his anthropology training and enterprising skills to innovation and service in the field of archaeology. 10
2011 Anthropology Field School Copy and paste link for more photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wgvu/sets/72157627385276818/with/6021662669/ Panel Presentation on Veterans Healthcare in West Michigan Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 3:30pm at WGVU Studio. Veterans Healthcare in West Michigan An Applied Medical Anthropology Study Ethnographic Field School 2011, GVSU Project Personnel Students: Amy J Akers, Amy Chan, Kelsey Davies, Kendall Gilbert, Lauren Hall, Keisha Hoople, Gina Krupnak, Zachary A. Laney, Caroline MacLaren, Brian Nitzschke, Andrew Reid, Stephanie A Sicard, Terra Wasylewski Research Assistants: Amy Akers, Nathan Egner; Jackie Gerhardy; Michael Rapin; Field Coordinator: Jayson Otto Faculty: Azizur R. Molla, MPH, PhD Medical Anthropologist, GVSU 4
2011 Zumberge Pond Project Campus Archaeology - Anthropology Professor Jan Brashler, Kristina Wieghmink, and Anthropology students (Kelly O'Neill, Kevin Gurski, Stephanie Gasko, Diana Rutledge, Jordan Freeman, and Matthew Schroeder) sorted through pond muck to discover what type of items were at the bottom of the pond. (photos taken by: Amanda Pitts, GVSU News & Information) 48
2011 Lambda Alpha Lambda Alpha is the National Scholastic anthropology fraternity. Grand Valley State University┬┐s Michigan Beta Chapter of Lambda Alpha is dedicated to promoting and recognizing scholarly achievement by students working toward degrees or minors in anthropology; or students with a strong interest and background in anthropology. Link for the YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LAoPsMHjrE&feature=youtu.be 6
2011 Student Scholars Day April 13, 2011 Student Scholars Day: A GVSU Tradition Student Scholars Day (SSD) is held once each year to celebrate the scholarship and creative work performed by GVSU students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work, shared through many venues, including (but not limited to) oral presentations, discussion and panel sessions, fine arts exhibits and performances, and poster presentations. Student Scholars Day projects may be initiated as part of a course or as independent collaborations with faculty. GVSU encourages all students to consider enhancing their personal and professional development by engaging in scholarly and creative work with faculty, and to share their work with the GVSU community. 7
2011 Faculty Awards convocation: a Celebration of Academic Excellence 2011 Faculty Awards convocation: A Celebration of Academic Excellence Thu, Feb 3, 2011, Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, GVSU 3
Michigan Archaeology Day Michigan Archaeology Day - Lansing October 2, 2010 Michigan Historical Museum 14
2010 Archaeology Field School 2010 Archaeology Field School 26
2010 Graduation 2010 Graduation 6
Lambda Alpha Lambda Alpha 5
2010 Student Scholars Day 2010 Student Scholars Day 4
Paleo-Olympics Paleo-Olympics September 18, 2009 Photos: Mark Schwartz 5
2008 Archaeology Field School 2008 Archaeology Field School 19