Community Engagement/Outreach


  • The Engaged Department Initiative: An inter-institutional project to provide opportunities for student to engage in local communities
  • Ethnographic Field Schools conducted in conjunction with the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Fulton Street Farmers Market, Habitat for Humanity, and The Other Way Ministries
  • Archaeology Field School - open to students from local schools and colleges
  • Out-reach to public schools - presentations
  • Coffinberry Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society
  • Guest Speaking
  • Consulting with police regarding forensic evidence
  • Consulting with the community regarding possible archaeological materials
  • Conference on the Americas (with Latin American Studies)
  • Women and Gender Studies Conference: GVSU and community
  • Interfaith Dialogue Association of GR; Lakeshore Interfaith Institute, GVSU faculty participation
  • World Religions Conference: GVSU faculty participation