Archive for September, 2014

First Thursday Lecture 10/2: Seeing Beneath the Soil

FirstThursdays Rory Becker Oct 2  2014

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Unbound – The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe

Portland State of Mind: Unbound – The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe
Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 5:00pm to Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 8:00pm
Portland State of Mind: Unbound - The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe

What: Unbound: The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St.

Cost: Free and opent to the public

Join the Anthropology Student Association for a viewing of the movie and Q&A with the director and former PSU student, Michael Kilman.

Contact: Jonathan Duelks, jduelks@pdx.edu, 845-772-2814

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Student PIRGs Campus Organizer: 2015-2016 Job Description

Student PIRGs Campus Organizer: 2015-2016 Job Description

 

Students founded PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) over 40 years ago, based upon the simple idea that America has more problems than we should tolerate, and more solutions than we use. (See http://jobs.studentpirgs.org/).

 

Today, on any college campus, you can find students who feel driven to take on problems outside the classroom, whether it’s global warming, big money in politics, or hunger and homelessness.

 

As a PIRG Campus Organizer, your job is to recruit these students to get involved — and to train them to be effective leaders who can run campaigns that make an impact in the community, in the state capitol, in Congress, at the White House, or wherever it will make a difference.

 

We’re hiring Campus Organizers to work on 40 campuses across America.

 

Early Application Deadline: October 19th

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Recruiting hundreds of students to volunteer
  • Teaching students to plan and run effective campaigns through internship classes and on-the-ground training
  • Building relationships with faculty and administrators
  • Organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns
  • During the summer, each Campus Organizer runs a citizen outreach office. This entails fundraising and building the organization, by canvassing and training others to canvass.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to getting results
  • Passion for making positive social change

 

Training

As a PIRG Campus Organizer, you will participate in regional and national trainings run by experienced Student PIRGs staff, consisting of both classroom-style learning and hands-on experience. This training will supplement the valuable skills and hands-on experience you gain on your campus.

 

Salary & Benefits

Campus Organizers earn $24,500 in the first year. The Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package.  Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs.  We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

 

Find out more

Find out more information at jobs.studentPIRGs.org. If you have any questions you can contact Micaela Preskill, Student PIRGs Recruitment Director at (312)544-4436 ext. 304 or mpreskill@studentpirgs.org.

 

How To Apply

Apply online at jobs.studentPIRGs.org by October 19th.

 

The Student PIRGs and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

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Birdfest and Bluegrass, Ridgefield WA, Oct 4-5

Next weekend (Oct 3, 4 and 5) is the Annual Birdfest and Bluegrass Festival at Ridgefield WA which always involves activities at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. There’s a Cathlapotle Village overview and site walk on the 4th (Saturday) from 1 – 4 PM, led by Cameron Smith. On the 5th, Deanna Dart Newton, Curator of the Portland Art Museum’s Native American collection is giving a lecture titled “First Person, First Peoples”. At 2, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Nation is speaking on “Keeping Traditions Alive”. At 3PM there is a traditional salmon bake. More information is at:
http://ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest/

This event has its origins in community outreach activities associated with the PSU\US Fish and Wildlife Project at Cathlapotle but it has grown well beyond that.

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Society for Applied Anthropology – call for papers

Consider joining the PSU contingent at the SfAA Annual Meeting this year. Email Adriana Stein at: adriana4@pdx.edu, if interested.

Jeremy Spoon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Anthropology Department
Portland State University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015.  The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

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, 2014.  For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page at www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Student Research Competition

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites paper submissions for the annual Peter Kong-ming New Student Research Competition.  Students at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible; the deadline is December 31, 2014. The papers should be based on original research in the area of health or human services (broadly construed).

The first-place winner will receive a cash prize ($2,000) and travel funds to attend the 75th Annual Meeting of SfAA in Pittsburgh, March 2015.
A cash award ($500) and travel funds will be presented to the second-place winner.

The Competition winners are invited to submit their papers for review and possible publication in the SfAA journal, Human Organization.  A list of previous winners may be found on the SfAA web page – www.sfaa.net

Please contact the SfAA Office if you have any questions – info@sfaa.net or 405-843-5113.

Trish Colvin
Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
trish@sfaa.net

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First Saturday – East Asian Program Series schedule

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Sierra Club Electric Vehicles Initiative

Internship/Volunteer Opportunity: Sierra Club Electric Vehicles Initiative

A switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) presents an exciting opportunity to significantly reduce carbon emissions and kick our addiction to dirty oil. We’re educating the public, the media, and policymakers about ways they can support EVs and EV policies. Our work involves grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, research, and media/social media outreach. Want to help the Sierra Club advance our national Electric Vehicles Initiative? We are accepting applicants for volunteer internships positions (starting September, 2014) that will include some combination of:

  •        – Help organize and follow up from National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 15-21) when we’ll have EV promotion events in well over 100 cities nationwide.
  •       –  Reach out to activists about campaign opportunities.
  •       –  Track EV sales and EV media coverage of electric vehicle issues and help supporters submit letters to the editor.
  •        – Track EV policies state by state.
  •        – Conduct research for EV blog posts, and help update our online EV Guide.
  •        – Help us create new EV campaigns in key states.
  •        – Research fundraising opportunities.
  •       –  Interact with other EV/Beyond Oil staff and interns and take part in periodic staff calls and webinars on a range of environmental topics.
  •        – Work 10-30 hours per week (flexible depending on availability, though a regular schedule is necessary).
  •        – Work can be done from home anywhere in US and/or from Boston, DC, San Francisco, or other Sierra Club offices.
  •        – We are unable to pay our interns/volunteers, but we will provide an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and make a real difference.  We also may be able to provide college credit.

To apply, please send a resume and cover note as soon as possible to Gina Coplon-Newfield at gina.coplon-newfield@sierraclub.org.  Excellent communication skills, experience with online research, a passion for protecting the environment, and a responsible work ethic required. Grassroots organizing experience and/or social media savvy preferred. The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit grassroots environmental organization with 2.3 million members and supporters dedicated to the preservation, protection, and exploration of the earth’s natural environment. www.sierraclub.org. Also, see www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide.

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Graduate Ethnobiology Research Fellowships

Society of Ethnobiology Announces 3 New Graduate Ethnobiology Research Fellowships

The Executive Board of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce three new funded graduate research fellowships.  We invite applications from graduate student members. See http://ethnobiology.org/news/soe-announces-3-new-graduate-ethnobiology-research-fellowships for more details.

Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support study of ethnobiology in traditional societies including folk foods, artisanship, wildlife knowledge, medicinal knowledge, craft-making, music, and related areas of ecological knowledge.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website.  The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship one time.

Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support ethnobiological scholarship by indigenous investigators in areas such as folk foods, artisanship, environment and religion, wildlife knowledge, ethnomedicine, craft-making, music, and other areas of ethnobiology.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website.  The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship one time.

Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered.  This award is to support study of ethnobiology in urban settings, such as research related to foods, urban-rural food interactions, urban wildlife, gardening, and related areas of urban culture–environment relationships.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website. The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship one time.

The SOE Graduate Research Fellowship Committee selects the Fellows.  Please submit proposals to the Committee Chair, Dr. Steve Wolverton.  

The Board is grateful to a generous anonymous donor for invigorating the Society of Ethnobiology through support for promising young ethnobiologists.

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2015 SAA STUDENT PAPER AWARD

Please direct all replies to Brett Houk at brett.houk@ttu.edu and Lynn Fisher at lfish1@uis.edu:

To students preparing presentations or posters for the 2015 SAA’s:

Did you know that each year the SAA gives awards for the best original paper and poster presented by
a student at the meetings?
The winner of the SAA Student Paper Award receives $1,000 worth of books and other prizes, and
winner of the Student Poster Award receives $250. Both are recognized by a plaque presented during the
business meeting at the Annual Meeting, a citation in the SAA Archaeological Record, and
acknowledgement on the awards page of the SAA website. Co-authors share the award.

Entry is by self-nomination. Students submitting to the SAA Student Paper Award should send their paper
and PowerPoint slides, along with a supporting statement from a faculty or supervisory sponsor, by March
1, 2015 to Lynn Fisher (lfish1@uis.edu, Chair, SAA Student Paper Award Committee). Students
submitting to the SAA Student Poster Award should send their poster in PDF form by March 1, 2015, to
Brett Houk (brett.houk@ttu.edu, Chair, SAA Student Poster Award Committee).

To be eligible for either award, all co-authors must be students, your abstract must be accepted by the
SAA, and the first author must be a member of the SAA. Abstracts must be submitted using the SAA’s
online system by the September 11 deadline.

Detailed submission guidelines are attached, and are also available on the SAA web page at
http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/Awards/tabid/123/Default.aspx
If you have questions about the SAA Student Paper and Student Poster Awards, please contact us. We
hope to see many students participating in the SAA’s in San Francisco, April 15-19, 2015!
Lynn Fisher, Chair, SAA Student Paper Award Committee, lfish1@uis.edu

Brett Houk, Chair, SAA Student Poster Award Committee, brett.houk@ttu.edu
[ATTACHMENT:]

2015 SAA STUDENT PAPER AWARD

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015

Award Description: This award recognizes an outstanding student conference paper based on original
research.

Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award: All student members of SAA in good
standing whose paper abstract has been accepted by the SAA for the upcoming annual meeting are
eligible to participate. All co-authors must be students, and the first author must be a member of the SAA.
Nomination/Submission Materials Required: The paper abstract must be accepted by SAA for the
upcoming annual meeting. All co-authors must be students, and the first author must be a member of
the SAA. The paper must be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins and 12-pt font. Please do not submit
raw data unless they are to be presented as part of the paper itself. An average 15-minute paper is
approximately 8 pages long (double-spaced, not including references cited). Any paper longer than this
will be docked points.

The student must submit electronic copies of 1) a separate title page with name and full contact
information; 2) the conference paper containing slide call outs and references; and 3) pdfs of all
PowerPoint slides, with numbered captions, to be used in the oral presentation. Please DO NOT put your
name anywhere besides the cover sheet so that your paper may be reviewed anonymously by the
committee. Please send submissions to the committee chair.
The student must have a faculty or supervisory sponsor review the paper before the student submits it to
the Student Paper Award Committee. The faculty/supervisory sponsor must send an email to the
submission address at the time of paper submission saying that he/she has read and approved the paper
being submitted.

Evaluation: The Student Paper Award Committee anonymously judges papers on the 1) quality of
arguments presented; 2) quality of data used for support; 3) contribution to broader methodological or
theoretical issues in archaeology; 4) contribution to understanding a specific region or topic; 5) quality of
writing, paper structure, and length; and 6) quality, appropriateness, and number of graphics for a 15-
minute oral presentation. Please do not simply send an article you are submitting for publication; we
judge papers and visuals in the form in which they will be presented at the SAA meetings.
Nature of Award: The award winner or winners receives acknowledgment from the SAA President and
$1,000 worth of books and other prizes. In addition, the awardee(s) are recognized by the SAA through a
plaque presented during the business meeting held at the Annual Meeting, a citation in The SAA
Archaeological Record, and acknowledgment on the awards page of the SAA Website.

Committee Chair Contact Information: Send submissions to Lynn Fisher, Chair of the SAA Student
Paper Award Committee, at lfish1@uis.edu.

2015 SAA STUDENT POSTER AWARD
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015
Who Is Eligible to Apply or Submit Nominations: All student members of SAA in good standing whose
poster abstract has been accepted by the SAA for the upcoming annual meeting are eligible to
participate. All co-authors must be students, and the first author must be a member of the SAA. All coauthors
receive the award.

Nomination/Submission Materials Required: The poster abstract must be accepted by SAA for the
upcoming annual meeting. All authors must be students for the poster to be eligible for the award. The
poster must be submitted to the Poster Award Committee Chair as an electronic entry (PDF preferred).
Selection or Evaluation Criteria: Committee members evaluate papers anonymously, scoring them on
a scale of 1-10 based on the following two weighted themes: presentation of information (70%) and the
originality and significance of research (30%). Posters that receive high scores for presentation of
information will have excellent graphics with large fonts and images, nice backgrounds, and good
readability from at least one meter, precise text, and logical flow to the information. Posters that receive
high scores for originality and significance of research should have focused problems, innovative
solutions, rigorous methodologies, and contributions to the theme of the session.

Nature of Award: The awardee receives $250. In addition, the awardee(s) are recognized by the SAA
through a plaque presented during the business meeting held at the Annual Meeting, a citation in The
SAA Archaeological Record, and acknowledgment on the awards page of the SAA Website. All coauthors
will receive the award and split the $250 prize.
Committee Chair Contact Information: Send submissions to Brett Houk, Chair of the SAA Student
Poster Award Committee, at brett.houk@ttu.edu.
 

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Cathloapotle Plankhouse makes the news

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