CWUAnthropology NewsAnthropology Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/newsen-usLambda Alpha Scholarship Grad and UG Applications due March 1, 2022https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2560Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:48:42<p>Please see the information linked here and contact an Anthropology Faculty Member if you are interested.</p> <p><a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/Lambda%20Alpha%20Awards%20Application%202022.pdf">Lambda Alpha Awards Application 2022</a></p> <p><a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/Lambda%20Alpha%20Membership%20Information.docx">Lambda Alpha Membership Information&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/lambda-alpha-membership-application-form1.pdf">Lambda Alpha Membership Application</a></p> ANTH SUMMER 2022 COURSE OFFERINGShttps://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2559Thu, 13 May 2021 17:33:14<p><a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/2-11-22%20Anthropology%20and%20Museum%20Studies%20Summer%202021%20courses%20copy.pdf">ANTH SUMMER 2022&nbsp;COURSE OFFERINGS</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Class of 2020 Celebration video on YouTube!https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2555Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:17:32<p>Class of 2020 Celebration video&nbsp;</p> <p>Link:&nbsp;https://youtu.be/i9jDZVpfhd0</p> Congratulations Golden Graduates of 2020! https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2554Sat, 13 Jun 2020 00:18:02<p>&nbsp;The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies at CWU would like to congratulate you on the momentous occasion of your graduation. We are so happy for you and proud to celebrate your transformation from students of anthropology to anthropologists in your own right. While you have faced myriad challenges in this final quarter, you demonstrated your perseverance, resilience, and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge, mutual understanding, and peaceful coexistence. In this moment we encourage you to harness the potential and momentum for change and remind you, &ldquo;that mythological worlds have been built up only to be shattered again, and that new worlds were built from the fragments&rdquo; (Boas 1898:18).</p> <p>As students of anthropology, primatology, cultural resource management, and museum studies, you are familiar with the concept of rites of passage. Rites of passage are rituals that prepare us for transitioning from one state to another. Commencement is a rite of passage that symbolizes years of hard work, critical (self) reflection, determination, and personal and professional growth. It marks the shift from being a student to being a graduate. Although we cannot be with you to celebrate, we have prepared a graduation package for you, which will be sent to the address you provided. In the package, you will find graduation cords. The colors of the cords are golden yellow and white in order to symbolize the liminality of anthropology. It is often said that anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. Golden yellow symbolizes the sciences, while white symbolizes the humanities and liberal arts. Each color is intertwined, just as these valuable perspectives&mdash;scientific and humanistic&mdash;are now intertwined within you. Gold also marks the 50th anniversary of CWU&rsquo;s Department of Anthropology &amp; Museum Studies and you are a member of the 2020 Class of Golden Graduates.</p> <p>We recognize that this graduation ceremony is not the same as those of previous years. You are completing your rite of passage, at a time when the world itself is in the throes of liminality. Tectonic shifts are under way and we don&#39;t yet know the outcome. It&#39;s a time of confusion and difficulty, but also one for seeing things more clearly and for imagining new possibilities. As anthropologists, we understand that cultures are not static and the boundaries and meanings of our social worlds are constantly changing. We also believe your commencement stands as a testament to the reality that your class, the class of 2020, represents the beginning of a new way of being in the world and of relating to one another.</p> <p>As you celebrate this achievement and prepare for your roles as professional anthropologists, we invoke the words of Zora Neale Hurston, &ldquo;there are years that ask questions and years that answer.&rdquo; The time to practice and apply the critical, holistic, and inclusive approaches of our discipline is now. The world is ready for you, and we are confident that your training has prepared you for the world. As you proceed, may 2020 no longer evoke merely the idea of hindsight, but also foresight, with critical thinking and contributions to alternative futures. Be open to thinking about the world from as many perspectives and through as many voices as possible. Listen, contextualize, reflect, and remember the first principle and priority of our discipline, &ldquo;do no harm.&rdquo;</p> <p>Whatever you do, whether you hold still for a while or forge ahead with some purpose, you are part of this new world-making, and this we know&mdash;it will be better for your role in it. Thank you for being an important voice in the department and at CWU. We wish you all the best and encourage you to stay in touch.</p> Apply for the Wilson Archaeology Scholarshiphttps://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2549Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:26:50<h1 align="center" style="margin-top:.7pt; margin-right:97.45pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:111.95pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Attention CWU Archaeology Students!</span></span></h1> <p align="center" style="margin-top:2.65pt; margin-right:1.35in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:112.1pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Invitation to Apply</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top:2.65pt; margin-right:97.45pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:112.1pt; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Dennis &amp; Nancy Wilson Archaeology Scholarship</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.45pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top:4.4pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:5.5pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Award:</span></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">$1,000</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.2pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="margin-top:.05pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Eligibility:</span></span></span></h1> <ul> <li style="margin-top:3.3pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Full-time CWU student</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">In good academic standing</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Specializing in archaeology, and either:</span></span></span></span> <ol> <li style="margin-top:2.4pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:56.8pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Junior <span style="letter-spacing:-.15pt">or </span>Senior undergraduate majoring in Anthropology, or</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-top:2.4pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:56.8pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Cultural and Environmental Resource Management graduate student.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </li> </ul> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.2pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Application:</span></span></span></h1> <ul> <li style="margin-top:3.65pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Complete the application form and essay described on the form.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-top:3.3pt; margin-right:120.5pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%">Submit electronically via email to Dr. Patrick McCutcheon (</span></span><a href="mailto:Patrick.McCutcheon@cwu.edu"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="color:blue">Patrick.McCutcheon@cwu.edu</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%">)</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.3pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="margin-top:4.4pt; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Deadline:</span></span></span></h1> <ul> <li style="margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Friday, May 15, 2020 <span style="letter-spacing:-.15pt">at </span>5:00 pm.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.2pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Application Review:</span></span></span></h1> <ul> <li style="margin-right:5.4pt; text-align:justify; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="tab-stops:41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%">The archaeology faculty will consider your application form and statement, and the criterion &ldquo;committed and dedicated student of archaeology&rdquo; in light of your academic record, research and activity in archaeology</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:.1pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:0in; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 5.5pt"><span style="font-size:14pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Receiving the Award:</span></span></span></h1> <ul> <li style="margin-right:22.1pt; margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%">The award can be applied directly to your student account <span style="letter-spacing:-.15pt">or </span>you can ask for archaeology research expenses to be reimbursed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/Wilson%20Scholarship%20Application%20Form%202020%20Final.pdf"><strong>Click here for the application form!</strong></a></h2> </h1 align="center" style="margin-top:.7pt; 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margin:3.35pt 0in 0.0001pt 41.55pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="tab-stops:41.5pt 41.55pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:14.0pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="letter-spacing:-.15pt"></h2 style="text-align: center;">New MCE Exhibit on Civil Rights, Jan. 30-March 16https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2548Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:12:41<p>Be sure to stop by the <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/museum/" target="_blank">Museum of Culture and Environment</a> to spend some time exploring the new exhibit,&nbsp;For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.</p><p><a href="https://kimatv.com/news/local/cwu-museum-exhibit-shows-media-influence-on-the-civil-rights-movement" target="_blank">Read on for a short clip about the traveling exhibit from KIMA Action News and the thoughts of Museum Director, Dr. Hope Amason</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/images/C_fronticepiece_IAmAMan%20copy.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 376px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Want to conduct research in Ecuador this summer?https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2542Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:02:26<p>Come learn more from Dr. Jastremski about the 2019 Summer Bioarchaeology Field School in Salango, Ecuador! All information sessions will be held in Dean 359. If you cannot make one of the following dates, please contact Dr. Jastremski at <a href="mailto:Nicole.Jastremski@cwu.edu">Nicole.Jastremski@cwu.edu</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan. 24th @ 2 p.m.<br>Jan. 28th @ 3:30 p.m.<br>Jan. 31st @ 12:30 p.m.</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/images/info%20sessions_Page_1.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 419px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"><img alt="" src="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/images/info%20sessions_Page_2.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 425px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"></p></a href="mailto:Nicole.Jastremski@cwu.edu"></br></br>CWU Student Named 2019 Aspen Institute's Champion for Changehttps://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2538Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:09:56<p><a href="https://cnay.worldsecuresystems.com/champions-for-change/autumn-adams" target="_blank"><img alt="Autumn Adams" src="https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/images/Autumn%20Adams2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 369px; margin: 3px; float: right;"></a>Central Washington University student <a href="https://cnay.worldsecuresystems.com/champions-for-change/autumn-adams" target="_blank">Autumn Adams</a> was named one of five 2019 Champions for Change--a policy program of The Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth.</p><p>Adams, a senior majoring in <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/programs/anthropology-and-museum-studies" target="_blank">anthropology with minors in museum studies</a> and <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/native-american/american-indian" target="_blank">American Indian studies</a>, will spend five days in Washington D.C. meeting with house representatives and senators on her platform Indian Child Welfare Act.</p><p>The platform is dear to Adams’ heart having been in foster care herself.</p><p>“If it weren’t for that Act, I probably wouldn’t be able to be part of my culture anymore or have my sibling be as close as they are to me now,” said Adams.</p><p>Her mom left the family during her senior year in high school. At age 19, Adams gained legal custody of her two younger siblings, now 14-- and 10-years-old, and has been their sole support since. She’s maintained her role as student, advocate, sibling, and guardian for the past three years.</p><p>The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978, as a response to the high number of Indian children being removed from their families and placed in white homes off the reservation.</p><p>Adams, who is a member of the Yakama Nation, said up to 35 percent of Indian children were removed from their homes throughout the U.S. during this time, often unwarranted, and unable to maintain their cultural heritage.</p><p>Since then, the Act protects Indian children and provides strict guidelines on the removal and placement of them into homes which reflect the unique values of Indian culture. Placements are prioritized to remain with the Indian child’s extended family, then other members of the tribe, or other families on the reservation.</p><p>“The Indian Child Welfare Act is considered to be the gold standard for foster care,” said Adams.</p><p>During her visit to D.C., February 10-15, Adams will meet with Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse, Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier, Senator Patty Murray, and Senator Maria Cantwell.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/mcnair-scholars/" target="_blank">McNair Scholar</a> plans to continue her education after she graduates in June. Adams will pursue a graduate degree in public policy along with a juris doctorate with the goal of serving in the house or senate.</p><p>“I’m not doing it for myself, I’m doing it to set an example for my brother and sister,” Adams said. “They see everything I do firsthand and I don’t want them to think they can’t do something because of their background.”</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.</p>Want to gain hands-on experience in forensic anthropology this summer?https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2537Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:31<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Join <a href="/anthropology/node/2514" target="_blank">Dr. Jastremski</a> this summer, June 10-27, in CWU's Forensic Anthropology Field School. Want to apply? Click <a href="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/documents/CWU%20Forensic%20Anthropology%20Field%20School%20flyer.pdf">here</a> for the application or visit the <a href="/anthropology/node/763">Summer Field Programs</a> link for more information.</strong></p><p><strong>When?</strong><br>June 10-27, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.</p><p><strong>Where?</strong><br>CWU Ellensburg campus</p><p><strong>Are there any pre-requisites?</strong><br>Yes, both ANTH 315 and ANTH 310 <em>OR</em> an approved Human Osteology course <em>AND</em> permission of Dr. J.</p><p><strong>What will you need to enroll in? (10 credits total)</strong><br>ANTH 414 - Forensic Anthropology: Cold Case Analysis<br>ANTH 415 - Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical and Applied Issues</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></br></br>Dr. Rentería-Valencia Comments on Dia de los Muertoshttps://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/node/2535Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:55:43<p>Thanks in part to recent movies like "Coco", Dia de los Muertos is growing in popularity across American society. &nbsp;Celebrations of life honoring death are part of the cultural fabric of this particular region of WA state from Ellensburg to Wapato, sparking important conversations for individuals of all ages and cultures. While attending the Tieton celebration, <a href="/anthropology/node/2519" target="_blank">Dr. Rentería-Valencia</a> spoke with the Yakima Herald about how such celebrations act as a bridge between Mexican and American cultures.</p><p><a href="https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/dia-de-los-muertos-celebrations-bridge-cultures-in-the-yakima/article_89cb4402-dd51-11e8-ad7f-87f6da497c27.html" target="_blank">Read the full story at the Yakima Herald.&nbsp;</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/dia-de-los-muertos-celebrations-bridge-cultures-in-the-yakima/article_89cb4402-dd51-11e8-ad7f-87f6da497c27.html" target="_blank"><img alt="Dia de los muertos" src="/anthropology/sites/cts.cwu.edu.anthropology/files/images/Dia%20de%20los%20Muertos.png" style="width: 225px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">