First Generation Day

Colleges and Universities across the nation will be celebrating First Generation college students on November 8th!

PSU’s Campus Rec will be partaking in this celebration by bringing free coffee and donuts to 425 SMSU starting at 10am! All are welcome to swing by.

If you would like to learn more about the First Generation celebration, visit the naspa website here!



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Graduate School Information Session

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Thesis Defense October 31, 2018

Stop by and attend Tia’s Thesis Defense tomorrow! Tia will be presenting from 10am-12pm but the public presentation will be from 10-10:45am in Cramer Hall room 41.

Tia Cody’s thesis research was featured on the 2018 Oregon Archaeology Month Poster and now you can hear her present her findings in identifying sensitive archeological sites in the Willamette Valley using LiDAR.

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Upcoming Film: The Linguists

The Linguists 
A documentary film about languages on the verge of extinction
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall St

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Gathering For Our Mountains 2018

The Gathering For Our Mountains is an annual event, started in 2012, which brings together multiple generations of Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) with the Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and community supporters to engage in inter-cultural exchange, harvest pine nuts, demonstrate cultural skills, share stories and sing traditional songs. Hosted collaboratively by the federal agencies and the tribes in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) and the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex (DNWRC) and facilitated by The Mountain Institute and Portland State University, the Gathering reunites Nuwuvi with their ancestral lands and creates new pathways for communication. Multiple generations come together to renew familial ties, make connections with their friends and partners and care for the land.

You can get all this information and more at the Gathering For Our Mountains website:

“The 8th annual Gathering For Our Mountains was a great success. We had more than 110 folks in attendance over the three days. There were representatives from seven Nuwu (Southern Paiute) tribes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, Southern Nevada Conservancy, Friends of the Nevada Wilderness, the Sierra Club, The Mountain Institute, and Portland State University graduate students, interns and alumni. The weather was pretty cool and comfortable considering how hot it was in Las Vegas Valley. Multigenerational Nuwu reunited with various parts of their ancestral territory now designated as public lands. Cultural demonstrators shared knowledge from elders to youth. Tribal members built rapport with the federal agency staffs. Participants cooked a delicious dinner for all. In the evening, there was also an opportunity to share stories and sing songs at the group camp.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event happen and thrive. Big shout out to The Chemehuevi Tribe, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Moapa Band of Paiutes, Fish and Wildlife, Forest Service, and Southern Nevada Conservancy for donations and support. Excited for next year!” – Jeremy Spoon

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Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

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SfAA 79th Annual Meeting : The theme of the Program is “Engaging Change in Turbulent Times.

When: March

Where: Hilton Portland Downtown

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution.  We welcome papers from all disciplines.  The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2018.

If you’d like to volunteer, contact the Anthropology Student Association’s new President and Vice President–

Sarah Faulkner (President):                                                             Samantha Guadagno (VP):

For more information, you can visit the SfAA website Here!

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New Courses for Fall 2018!

Priority Registration has begun and there are a variety of classes to choose from. Have a look and consider the new courses available in Anthropology for Fall term 2018 with some of our wonderful professors: Dr. Mrinalini Tankha, Dr. Melanie Chang, Dr. Virginia Butler, and Dr. Doug Wilson.

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