Archive for July, 2012

Learn how to get $5,000 – $8,000 for study abroad with the Gilman Scholarship

Do you get a Pell Grant?  Do you want to study abroad winter or spring 2013??

Learn how to get $5,000 – $8,000 for study abroad with the Gilman Scholarship!

Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions:
Thursday, August 9 @ 1 PM
Tuesday, August 14 @ 2 PM
Wednesday, August 22 @ 12 PM
Friday, August 31 @ 11 AM
Monday, September 17 @ 12 PM
Wednesday, September 26 @ 4 PM

All scholarship sessions are in East hall, #219 (SW Hall, between Broadway & 6th).  This scholarship application is due on October 2nd!!

Find out more online:


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The Archaeology of Captain Jack’s Stronghold

Jacqueline Cheung and Eric Gleason: The Archaeology of Captain Jack’s Stronghold

Fort Vancouver Visitor Center
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:00 pm

Jacqueline Cheung is an archaeologist with the National Park Service based out of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. During the past seven years with the Park Service, she has explored archaeological sites throughout the region, including Middle Village/Station Camp, John Day National Monument, Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and the Kam Wah Chung Museum. Prior to working with the Park Service, she worked for 20 years doing field work on a variety of sites in the northwest.

Eric Gleason is also an archaeologist with the National Park Service stationed at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. He grew up in Boring, Oregon, and attended Mt. Hood Community College and Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. His first archaeological excavation was in 1978 at 45-SA-11 near North Bonneville, Washington. The years following this excavation were spent working on a number of other archaeological projects throughout the western states. His interest in stereo photography was born in the Nebraska parlor of his Great Aunt, looking at stereo photographs taken from around the world.

About the talk: Captain Jack’s Stronghold, located in Lava Beds National Monument, was the key battleground of the 1872-1873 Modoc War. A lightning strike in 2008 sparked a wildfire that burned the Stronghold and provided the opportunity to do a post-fire assessment and intensive survey of the site, including pedestrian survey and metal detector work by the 2010 NPS Public Archaeology field school. The first half of the presentation will discuss the archaeological techniques used to study fortifications and residential features of the Stronghold and the reinterpretation of the battle using associated artifacts. The second half of the presentation describes how historical stereoscopic photographs were used during the survey to identify features and examine changes to the landscape. This part of the program is projected in 3-D (3-D glasses will be provided).

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PSU Special Collections Research Fellowship

The University Library announces that the first-ever Special Collections Research Fellowship (SCRF) has been established by donors Corey and Stacy Lohman. The SCRF is available to one full-time graduate student who plans on conducting significant original research in support of a thesis, dissertation, or other culminating master’s project using primary materials from the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The award is for $10,000 and will be paid in three installments. Applications, due on August 17,  are now available for this prestigious fellowship at the University Library. For more information about the application process, please visit the SCRF webpage:

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Applications open for Park Break field seminar in Cultural Resource Management, Boston, October 15-19, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for the next installment of Park Break, a five-day, all-expenses-paid, park-based seminar for graduate students who are thinking about a career in park management or park-related research and education.  By interacting with park resource managers, researchers, administrators, interpreters, partners, and other professionals, Park Break participants will begin to understand the complexity of managing parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.  This unique program is not offered anywhere else, as it focuses on intellectual inquiry at the graduate level.

The next Park Break will be hosted by the National Park Service at three park units in the Boston area: Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site, and Lowell National Historical Park.  Engagement will center on the topics of making NPS sites more relevant to diverse communities and ways to attract diverse audiences to national park sites.  All aspects of cultural resource management will be involved: museum services, building preservation, interpretation, cultural landscapes, planning, compliance, and preservation outreach to communities and partners.

Topics may include the evolution of how historic parks and sites are chosen for designation and today’s emphasis on selecting sites that better reflect the diversity of our shared heritage, making collections and exhibitry more relevant to diverse audiences, and partnering with diverse community groups to increase our capacity in telling America’s story.
Park Break is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled at an institute of higher education in the USA, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean, and are actively pursuing a degree.   For this Park Break we are especially encouraging applications from interested minority students from ethnic, racial, and cultural groups that historically have been underrepresented in fields related to cultural resource management in parks and historic sites.

For more information on Park Break, and to apply, go to:

The deadline for applications is September 6, 2012.  Evaluation and selection will take place immediately thereafter and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by September 17.

Park Break is a program of the George Wright Society, planned and carried out in concert with various partners.  If you have any questions, please contact the GWS at 1-906-487-9722, or email<>.

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