Archive for May, 2016

2017 Oregon Heritage Fellowship

The application for the 2017 Oregon Heritage Fellowship is now available!

This fellowship supports Oregon students researching Oregon. Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. The deadline to apply is October 28, 2016. For more information visit here.


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Summer Session Information Fair – Weds May 25

Learn about summer class options and opportunities from advisors and financial aid counselors at the Summer Session Information Fair Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Park Blocks outside Smith Union.

This is a good chance to explore how summer session can help you graduate on time or enroll in a class you always wanted to take.

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Student Job Opportunity with Local Non-Profit

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make a real difference during the winter!

The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring campaign staff to work with Environment Oregon this winter on a campaign to protect Crater Lake. Although many Oregonians know Crater Lake as one of the amazing places in the state, logging companies push year after year to clear cut the old growth forest surrounding our only national park. We have the opportunity this summer to get our state’s leaders to permanently protect the area, but in order to do that, we are hiring for campaign staff to mobilize support.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to lead the way in working for positive environmental policy.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at or feel free to call me directly at (971) 266 – 2464 and ask for Ian.

I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

Ian Paja
Citizen Outreach Director
Environment Oregon
1536 SE 11th Ave Suite D
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 266 – 2464

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Summer Session Registration has begun! — Anthropology Offerings

Summer session registration is open!

Anthropology summer offerings are listed on our courses and advising webpage.
Registration information is available at the PSU Summer Session Website:

Please stop in and visit with an adviser during open office hours if you have any questions!

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Summer School of Archaeology University of Pisa (Italy)

The Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2016 is a four-week course organized in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologia dell’Abruzzo and with the important support of other research centers for Mediterranean studies: ICCOM-CNR U.O.S. of Pisa, Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) of Crete and INGV of Roma.

The UNIPI Summer School of Archaeology offers its participants a diachronic (multi-period) approach to the study of the Archaeology. Through this approach, participants will gain a deeper knowledge of the archaeology from the prehistoric to the roman period.

Furthermore, the program includes visits to major museums and open-air sites to provide participants with an essential overview and a comprehensive understanding of topics dealt with during the lessons.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information, and please visit our:

– official website at:

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Anthropology Game Night! Free Pizza!

game night

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OMSI Exhibit Research & Development Internship

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an Exhibit Research and Development Intern.  This is an unpaid position which may be completed for school credit.  It offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved with the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit. This position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled.

Internship Summary:
The Exhibit Research and Development Intern for Lenses on the Sky display cases assists OMSI in the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit for the NASA-funded Lenses on the Sky project. The project focuses on educating families on how humans have used observational tools and techniques across cultures and time to understand space phenomena. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in exhibit development, artifact curation, anthropology and/or space science, and previous experience working with diverse populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with community members, advisors, and other contacts to identify potential topics/stories/people to be highlighted in the display. Then, work with these people to conduct interviews and other research to gather content for the display.
  • Find, request, collect, document, and/or care for artifacts for the display cases.
  • Write copy (text) for displays.
  • Research and find images for displays.
  • Work with graphic designers and a larger project team to design the visual and physical layout of the displays.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills in English required.  Strong writing skills in Spanish highly desired, but not required.
  • Cultural competency skills.
  • Interest in science learning and diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as work independently.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Experience developing museum displays, including researching and handling artifacts, preferred.
  • Applicants with high interest in space science and museum exhibit development preferred.

Time Commitment:
Minimum of 16 hours per week for 3 months.  Dates are flexible, but May 16 to August 19 is preferred.


To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI’s internship application (available to Carol Cruzan at  If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol at503-797-4693.

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Archaeology of Portland-Field Trip Class Fall 2016

arch field trip

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