Archive for April, 2012

Upcoming Lambda Alpha Beta Events

Documentary Film Screening on Refugee Issues, May 4th, 3 – 5 pm in SMSU 329

Rain in a Dry Land – a film by Anne Makepeace

 

Creating Connections, a Student Presentation Conference, May 11th, 3 – 5 in SMSU 296

If you are interested in sharing your experiences from attending conferences, please email David Binder @ davebinder@gmail.com by May 4th, 2012 to secure a spot. And do come by!

 

LAB Member – Ximena’s Research Presentation: Friday, June 1, 2012, 1:00pm – 2:00pm in PDT at University Honors Building (UHP)

Address: 1632 SW 12th Ave, Room # 208

Topic Title: Pig Utilization at Hallan Çemi: Cradle Robbing and Other Deviant Behavior in the Anatolian Epipaleolithic

 

Annual Induction Ceremony, June 8th, 5.30 – 8 pm in SMSU 326

This is our annual semi-formal event where we induct new members, celebrate graduating seniors, and thank all our supporters. So, please get in touch with us if you are a graduating member if you haven’t already!

 

2nd Annual Anthropology Potluck in Laurelhurst Park, June 15th, 2 – 9 pm.

The total cost for the permit this year came to $62.50. We have a jar behind the counter with Connie in the Anthropology Department so feel free to contribute $1-$4.

 

Indigenous Art & Craft Group, Wednesdays 5:30p-7:30p & Thursdays 3pm-5pm at the Native American Student and Community Center

Stressed out from classes and need a creative break? Working on an art or craft project, but your are not sure how to continue? Please join us Thursday afternoons for snacks, art, crafts, and socializing. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own project or come and work on a project from our art supplies. Learn a variety
of art and craft techniques or teach your skills to others. Everyone Is Welcome!!

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“How to get into PhD Programs”

The Sociology Graduate Student Organization Presents:

 “How to get into  PhD Programs”  

with

Dr. Amy Lubitow and Dr. Maura Kelly

Room 268

Wednesday, May 2nd

3:00 pm

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Long-term & Summer Campaign Director Position with Fair Share Alliance

Long-term & Summer Campaign Director Position with Fair Share Alliance

Fair Share Alliance is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every American with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

We’re facing a huge jobs crisis in this country. While too many Americans are struggling to find work, big corporations like Exxon Mobil are receiving billions in government subsidies. The good news is that we can create jobs rebuilding America’s roads and bridges, and expanding clean energy. Big companies like Exxon will spend millions lobbying to stop us, but with elections coming up, grassroots support can make the difference.

We are NOW HIRING for offices around the country. We’re looking for people who work hard, communicate well, and are committed to positive social change. As a Campaign Director, you’ll be part of building a Fair Share Alliance organization in your community and raising the profile of our issues to make a real impact in the lives of your friends, family and neighbors. To learn more details on particular responsibilities we encourage you to fill out our interest form so we can reach out to you directly with more information.

Fair Share Alliance is opening offices in 30 states across the country–it is also possible to apply and interview in California for a position in a different state office. Please use the links above or email Leah Farkas at leah@fairsharealliance.org for questions or to get started in the process!

Fair Share Alliance Campaign Director Job Description:

FIGHT FOR A FAIR ECONOMY
As a Campaign Director, you’ll be a part of building a Fair Share Alliance organization in your community and raising the profile of our issues to make a real impact in the lives of your friends, family and neighbors. Campaign Directors are responsible for building the grassroots movement to help everyday people have access to the American Dream. Specifically, you’ll run a local campaign office to conduct grassroots fundraising, build membership for Fair Share Alliance and support for our issues, turnout voters for the elections and keep the heat on the 1% in the media.

RESPONSIBILITIES
You’ll work on a team with other directors to run a successful campaign office. Each Director will be responsible for:

Staff Management
• Recruit and manage a 10-25 staff members to sign on thousands of members in your area to support our work and our issue campaigns.
• Train staff on effective canvassing and grassroots campaign skills.
• Develop new leaders and the next generation of political activists.

Grassroots fundraising and membership building
• Lead the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and recruit thousands of members for the organization locally. Specifically, meet or exceed your office’s goals for fundraising and membership.
• Canvass three or more days a week to raise money, identify supporters, sign up members and train staff.
• Manage all day-to-day administrative tasks related to fundraising, building membership, campaign and election work and general office management.

Issue Campaigns and Election Field Work
• Work with local coalitions of like-minded organizations, elected leaders and businesses.
• Run media events to raise the profile of our issues.
• Organize grassroots lobbying events and in-district meetings with elected officials.
• Work with the Fair Share Alliance political team to devise a local strategy for reaching out to base and swing voters.
• Recruit volunteers and staff to talk face-to-face with thousands of voters.
• Target and turn out our supporters to vote.

TRAINING
Training is designed to give the skills and confidence needed to tackle the challenges of building a movement. In classrooms and in the field, you’ll work with experienced staff to learn all the skills of campaign directing, including recruitment, leadership development, staff management, public speaking, media, fundraising, canvassing, and administrative management.

QUALIFICATIONS
We’re looking for smart leaders ready to launch a project in their state.  Passion for the issues, strong work ethic, ability to work on a team and follow direction are a must.

OFFICES
We have offices in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, and WI.

SALARY/BENEFITS
Campaign directors will make $23,750 in their first year and $24,250 in their second year. Benefits include college loan assistance, two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick days. Campaign Directors are also eligible to opt into one of our state health coverage plans. Salary and benefits differ in CA and MA.  We are looking for candidates for a one-year commitment, but we are open to applicants who are only available in the summer.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume and short cover letter to Leah Farkas at: leah@fairsharealliance.org

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SWCA Hiring Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician

Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician
Tracking Code: 20120075
Job Description

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

We are inviting interested undergraduates from local universities to apply for a temporary, summer position as an Undergraduate Cultural Resources Technician. This position is designed to provide students with practical work experience on archaeological/cultural resource projects. Individuals will gain introductory experience in cultural resource management and archaeological research in the Great Basin and surrounding regions; collections and data management; the regulations pertaining to archaeological resources; and the business aspects of the cultural resources consulting industry.

Work will be based in SWCA’s Salt Lake City office and will concentrate mainly on laboratory and office related tasks. The positions will take place starting in May or June and may continue through the summer. Interested applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, and longer terms are possible should both the individual and SWCA agree to continue the assignment at the end of the initial 6-week period. Individuals will work between 10 and 40 hours per week, depending on their availability as well as office workload. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour plus overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a week.

Positions are available to undergraduate students who have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and who have taken at least one course in archaeology or historic preservation (as documented on a college or university transcript). Reliability, professionalism, attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills are required, and applicants will be required to submit a letter of reference from an individual (preferably a professor/instructor) who can comment on these qualities.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online and also provide the documentation outlined below. Please visit our company website at http://www.swca.com and click on the careers tab to apply and submit documents.

1) A brief (1 page max) statement of interest describing your experience in cultural resources, why you are interested in this position with SWCA, and what you hope to get out of the position. Document can be uploaded as part of your application.

2) A copy of your college/university transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Document can be uploaded as part of your application.

3) A letter of recommendation from an individual who can comment on your reliability, professionalism, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills (preferably from a professor or instructor). Please Note: The letter can be emailed directly to recruiting@swca.com or mailed to the address listed below. If a hard copy of the letter is mailed, the letter has to be sealed in an envelope with the writer’s signature across the flap.

Please submit letters of recommendation to:

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Attn: Recruiting Department

3033 North Central Avenue, Suite 145

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Visit SWCA’s web site, http://www.swca.com, to discover what we do and why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.

If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US.
Position Type: Temporary
Salary: $10.00 US Dollar (USD)

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SWCA Hiring Archaeological Field Technicians

Tracking Code: 20120074
Website: https://swca-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?company_id=16126&version=1
Job Description

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

We are seeking one or more Archaeological Field Technicians for our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. The successful candidate(s) will assist in archaeological surveys and excavations as required, as well as perform limited laboratory analysis and report preparation tasks. This is a temporary, hourly position with work hours dependent upon specific project requirements. Pay will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

We offer a team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation.

Required Skills

• Ability to conduct archaeological monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery under supervision;

• Ability to assist with mapping in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble handheld units (ArcPad experience is a plus);

• Excellent written and oral communications skills;

• Ability to take initiative and resolve problems;

• Ensure that tasks are completed in the most efficient manner;

• Ability to travel as necessary and to camp in remote locations; and

• Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather and rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.

Required Experience

• A Bachelor’s Degree or working towards a degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field is strongly preferred.

• Experience with a wide range of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, and monitoring; as well as report preparation and lithic analysis.

• Archaeological fieldwork experience in the Southwest, preferably in New Mexico.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

Job Location:Albuquerque, NM, US.
Position Type:Temporary
Salary:US Dollar (USD)

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2012 NAPA Student Achievement Award Deadline June 24, 2012

PURPOSE 
The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is offering the Ninth Annual Student Achievement Award to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The Award recognizes students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and see their work published.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION
(1) Three cash prizes will be awarded:
[ ] $300,  1st Place
[ ] $100,  1st Runner Up
[ ] $50,  2nd Runner Up
(2) Papers will go through a peer review process and will be considered for online publication by NAPA
(3) Students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2012 AAA meeting in San Francisco, CA.

ELIGIBILITY
Students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.

REQUIREMENTS and CRITERIA
Papers must be no more than 25 pages of text and footnotes, excluding bibliography and any supporting materials. Papers should conform to the author guidelines of the American Anthropologist (http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm). Papers must be a product of work relevant to practicing and applied anthropology, including, but not limited to: examinations of community impact, contributions to identifying and improving local/service needs, or communicating anthropological theory and methods to non-anthropologists in collaborative research settings including nonprofit agencies, communities, and business and industrial organizations.

CRITERIA for EVALUATION
Papers will be judged on the following criteria:

• Clearly states the problem or issue being investigated, as well as its relevance to practicing/applied anthropology.
• Clearly states the practical implications of the research for addressing or understanding real-world problems, and discusses recommendations, appropriate solutions, or outcomes.
• Considers arguments that potentially undermine the position being supported, and acknowledges both their plausibility and their limitations.
• Be mechanically sound, including strong grammatical writing, proper formatting, and appropriate citations and bibliography. Papers should be double-spaced, 12 pt. font. Students are encouraged to have the papers reviewed by an academic adviser before submission, although this is not mandatory.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Deadline for submission: JUNE 24, 2012. Papers must be submitted via email by this date to NAPA Student Representative Melissa Stevens at napastudentaward@gmail.com.

For more information on the award, you may also contact Melissa Stevens at the same email address.

For information on past award winners, see the Student Achievement Award archive page at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/student-award-archive/.

Click here for a printable award instruction flyer (PDF format).

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Call for Submissions: Netting Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Student Papers

Please see the information below concerning Robert M. Netting Award for graduate and undergraduate student papers on the topic of culture and agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related fields. Culture & Agriculture, the AAA section that sponsors the paper contest, will be handing out two awards, one for a graduate paper and one for an undergraduate paper. This is a great opportunity for students to get recognized and start preparing their work for publication! The due date is May 12, 2012.

C&A invites anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers for the 2012 Robert M. Netting Award in Culture & Agriculture. The Graduate and Undergraduate winners will receive cash awards of $750 and $250, respectively, and have the opportunity for a direct consultation with the editors of our section’s  journal, CAFE (Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment), toward the goal of revising the paper for publication. Submissions should draw on relevant literature from any subfield of Anthropology, and present data from original research related to livelihoods based on crop, livestock, or fishery production and forestry and/or management of agricultural and environmental resources. Papers should be single-authored, limited to a maximum of 7,000 words, including endnotes, appendices, and references, and should follow American Anthropologist format style.

Papers already published or accepted for publication are not eligible. Only one submission per student is allowed. Submitters need not be members of the American Anthropological Association but they must be enrolled students. (Students graduating in the Spring of 2012 are eligible). The submission deadline is May 12, 2012.The winner will be announced at the C&A Business Meeting at the 2012 AAA meetings in San Francisco. Please submit papers electronically to Joan Mencher at joan.mencher@gmail.com

For more information on Culture & Agriculture, please visit http://cultureandagriculture.org

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