Opportunities . . .

Green Corps Early Application Deadline September 30th, 2012
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems * global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others * with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we¹ll help you find a career with one of the nation¹s leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.

The United Council of UW Students is looking for students who would be interested in working on our non-partisan voter registration campaign. The goal of the campaign will be to register to vote as many UW Green Bay students as possible and to ensure that they actually get out and vote on Election Day. In order to facilitate a effective student led campaign on your campus we are hoping to enroll several students in our Vote Internship Program.

MacKenzie Walters
United Council of UW Students
Regional Field Organizer
Cell: 715-441-6697
E-mail: mackenzie@unitedcouncil.net

Looking for an upper-division archaeology class?

And don’t mind driving?
UW-Baraboo is offering the following this summer, and it looks great!

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Pleger

Are you interested in the ancient peoples and the prehistory of Wisconsin? Are you interested in prehistoric Native American artifacts and archaeological features? Are you interested in local archaeological landmarks or archaeology in general? Then ANT 302 – Archaeology of Wisconsin is for you! Over the six week summer session, Dr. Pleger will provide a survey of Wisconsin archaeology from the earliest occupation of the state through early European contact with an emphasis on ecological and historical factors influencing the development of prehistoric and historic aboriginal cultures of Wisconsin. This will be predominantly a lecture class, but will also include examination of artifacts, discussions concerning ancient technology and optional field trips. Prerequisite: Previous Anthropology course or consent of instructor. This course is open to degree seeking students, special students, teachers, and community members. Information about the course can be found at the link below:

Class meets June 18-July 25
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
At UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Room A-67, Aural Umhoefer Building

A Chance to Talk to Leading Anthropologists and Students around the World

Pearson is hosting a FREE online forum February 16 from 9am – 3pm. It is open to all of us. This seems like a pretty cool opportunity for anyone to jump in and have a conversation or just eavesdrop (observe) on the discussions between world-renown anthropologists on a variety of topics. Here is the lineup (you can join for as long or as little a time as you would like):

9:00 Nancy Bonvillain Indigenous Peoples and the World Economy
10:00 Carol Ember Cross-Cultural Variation in Violence
11:00 MyAnthroLab Enganging Cultural Anthropology Students with MyAnthroLab
12:00 Barbara Miller Illness, Healing, and Globalization
1:00 Justin Nolan The Guardianship of Endangered Native American Languages
2:00 Raymond Scupin Ethnicity and Globalization

Learn more at www.pearsonhighered.com/speakingabout/anthropology


Unveiled: A One-woman Play, by Rohina Malik
November 15, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre
Racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, language, life. Rohina Malik portrays five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world, serving tea and uncovering what lies beneath the veil, in this compelling one-woman show. Open to the public. Free admittance. A Campus-wide sponsorship
International Education Week Luncheon
November 16, 12 Noon-1:30, 1965 Room
Playwright and actor, Rohina Malik will be the featured panelist for the International Education Week Luncheon on November 16, 12 Noon -1:30 in the 1965 Room. The topic of discussion will be Muslim Women in American Society. Lunch is complimentary, but registration is required. Space is limited, register online at http://www.uwgb.edu/stulife/leadership/registration.asp. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Anthropology Lecturer Karen Dalke Presents

Faculty members Karen Dalke and Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies presented the results of their research on “Thrill Killing in Wisconsin” at the recent meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems held in Las Vegas. They report that the session was well attended and the audience was engaged and interested in their topic. (They also add that with high temperatures of 104 and above for the entire week, “it was a blessing to return to Green Bay!”)

Worth a Trip to Madison!

Gloria Holguín Cuádraz

Associate Professor, Arizona State University 

Mexican Americans and the Making of Community in Litchfield Park, 1916-1986: Oral Histories from the Goodyear Farms Camps 

206 Ingraham Hall –

UW-Madison campus

Friday, October 17

4-5:30 pm

Dr. Cuádraz’s talk is based on oral histories of Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants that worked for Goodyear Farms and lived in “los campos” of Litchfield Park, Arizona (1916-1986). This project documents the history of Mexican American agricultural workers and their families, chronicling the development of the camp communities, while capturing the memories and places special to the former residents of the Goodyear Farms camps. Based on more than more than 45 oral histories and hours of video documentation, this lecture will provide both substantive information about the lives of Mexican Americans as well as several methodological practices.  Its interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to scholars of culture, history, and Mexican American lives. It will also appeal to community based researchers who are interested in establishing university-community projects and the different types of projects that can be produced from these collaborations. It will provide a comparative look at Mexican Americans in another part of the United States. As the Latino population grows in Wisconsin, this will serve to provide an understanding of the historical incorporation of Mexican Americans in U.S. history.  

Upcoming Seminar for Those Interested in Serving

Career Services is serving as a host site for an upcoming virtual seminar – A Call to Serve:  2009 Nonprofit Career Paths.  This seminar is open to the entire campus community – faculty, staff and students. The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in MAC 137.  Feel free to bring your lunch with soda, water and cookies provided.

The seminar will feature Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference.  Shelly will offer a birds-eye view of jobs in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and the career paths within it. Cryer will focus on opportunities and obstacles to helping interested students land meaningful nonprofit sector jobs and will provide concrete strategies for successful nonprofit sector career counseling and advice on the best resources.

During this seminar, participants will discover and explore:

  • the size and scope of the nonprofit sector, the key subsectors within it, and range of job functions,
  • key barriers to landing a nonprofit job, and strategies for overcoming those barriers,
  • job search strategies specific to the nonprofit sector,
  • the best resources for nonprofit sector job preparation and job hunting, and
  • tips for building connections to a campus’ local nonprofits, as well as national nonprofits.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Linda Peacock-Landrum in Career Services by email to peacockl@uwgb.edu or calling Career Services at 465-2163.

(Belated) Welcome to Fall 2008!!

Welcome back, all culture vultures!  The editors apologize for being so far behind the times, and vow to do better from now on! 

There are a lot of wonderful things happening this semester, on campus and in the community, for everyone interested in culture and anthropology.  One of the most exciting new developments is a new student organization – The Cultural Lens – which is open to everyone who really cares about culture.  We will profile it very soon and provide a way for you to sign up.

Stay tuned, too, for news about many of the field trips and campus activities The Cultural Lens will be sponsoring.  There are many other happenings you might want to check out, offered through the Human Mosaic, the Cofrin Friends of the Library, the Common Theme (Waging War, Waging Peace), and many others.  We will remind you about them and let you know when and where they are (and try to be timely about it!) as they happen.

Let us also take this moment to give three huge cheers to WELCOME BACK Dr. Lynn Walter, who was away on what we hope was a very refreshing and yet productive sabbatical last year.  Dr. Walter is back in her position as Chair of Anthropology, and as such is the person you should go to with your advising questions.  We are all very happy to have you back, Lynn!

Please remember to send us information about cultural events in your communities, papers or exhibits you are presenting or are involved in, or anything else you think folks would like to know about.