One of our alums, Terry Haynes has been doing something quite different since retiring from his career as a subsistence and resource specialist with the Department of Fish and Game. This unique occupation is made only more so by where he resides.
Haynes runs an antique dealership in Fairbanks, Alaska. When the thermometer dips well below -30 degrees Fahrenheit on a regular basis, one might wonder just how many people are out shopping for oddities, but business is booming in this northern town. Read more
Susan Harness, a 2006 master's graduate from the Department of Anthropology, will be giving a reading on April 11 as part of the creative non-fiction series hosted by the Department of English.
The reading, which will be held at the University Art Museum located at 1400 Remington at 7:30 p.m., will be a chapter from Harness' memoir and deals with being an American Indian transracial adoptee in white America. For more information about the reading, please contact Marnie.Leonard@colostate.edu in the Department of English.
Seth Schermerhorn was no stranger to long study days and meetings with his advisors, Dr’s. Kathleen, Sherman, Jeffrey Snodgrass and Mary Van Buren, during his time as an undergraduate student in the Department of Anthropology.
When you’re in the thick of classes, studying for mid-terms and working on those final projects for capstone, the long-game can seem daunting. But, as Schermerhorn will tell you, the rigorous technical training and at-times intense course load has a payoff. Read more
April Biasiolli, a 2011 master's graduate, recently moved to Lusaka, the capitol of the southern African nation of Zambia, to accept a fellowship with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). Read more
Jessica Jackson, a 2011 graduate, recently accepted a position as the Professional Volunteer Programs Coordinator at United Way of Larimer County. Read more
Gregory, with Purple Crayon in Hand: Graduated Latitudes Across Twenty Years of Northerly Spaces
Gregory Pierce, who graduated with an MA from the Department of Anthropology in 2012, has been awarded one of two available PhD positions in the Division of Human Ecology at Lund University in Sweden. Read more
Recent graduate, Heather Lausch (2012), is already putting her degree to good use. As the new Work Readiness Trainer at the International Rescue Committee based in San Diego, Heather is working with low-income youth and refugees from Somalia, Burma and Iraq. Read more
Listen to this amazing podcast, the Land of Gazillion Adoptees, by our alumnus, Susan Harness. Harness is also the author of Mixing Cultural Identities through Transracial Adoption: Outcomes of the Indian Adoption Project.
Susan Harness, 2006 Masters Graduate and CSU Field Director for the Tri- Ethnic Center for Prevention, will be giving a presentation on November 9 about American Indian Transracial Adoptions and issues of assimilation. Harness researches the history and issues of American Indian transracial adoption and its impact on American Indian Families. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear her speak! For more information about this presentation and her research, click here.
Anthropology Degrees in Writing and In Action - 2010 Alumna, Maureen McNamara was recently published in the Society for Applied Anthropology News. During her time in the Anthropology Department, McNamara's research was focused on the economic viability of food movement in local Colorado communities. In her article, Applying Anthropology to the Working World: Good News for the MA in Anthropology, McNamara discusses the skills she gained while doing her research and how invaluable she finds the perspective from the seat of a cultural anthropologist. To read the full article, click here.
Anthropology is an incredible field of study that trains graduates in a variety of ways. Students acquire skills that are applicable in the world and useful in any number of careers rather than limited to just one job. This unique perspective allows those who have studied in this field to be successful in a wide array of professions and we are going to talk to some of them.
Alumna Susan Harness was recently featured on a national radio broadcast. This past Monday, Native America Calling presented the interview: "Native Youth: Risky Behaviors Examined". Visit Native America Calling at: www.nativeamericacalling.com to listen to the interview!
2001 CSU Alum, Matt Klassen, has released a song inspired by coursework done in the Anthropology Department as an undergraduate. Performing under the stage name "paradox", his song is titled "anthraAPOLOGY'.
Visit Klassen's website to listen to 'anthrAPOLOGY' and other music.