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Student Organization: Anthropos
Anthropos is a student organization the Anthropology Club of RIC and has been active on campus for over two decades. We strive to share the amazing diversity of the four subfields of anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology through various student-driven events. In the past, events have included trips to local natural history museums and undergraduate conferences, potlucks, movie nights, folk art/craft workshops, faculty/student dinners, annual clam bake, lectures on relevant topics, and various cultural celebrations like The Day of the Dead.
|The officers for Fall 2012 are:|
|President: Amber Martin||Secretary: Nicole Bush|
|Vice President:Rachel Riendeau||Treasurer: Aleena Reyes|
Meetings are held Wednesdays from 12:30-1:50pm in Gaige 109 except on the first week of the month when they are held in Gaige 254. Our faculty advisor is Dr. Jason Danely of the Anthropology Department.
Upcoming 2012-2013 Events
Monthly movie nights
October's movie night is Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm in Alger 110. All are welcome to watch Beetlejuice and have a short discussion of anthropological views on death following. Snacks will be provided. In November, Native American Heritage month, we will show Mystic Voices, at a time and location TBD.
Monthly Anthropology Department Faculty/Staff/Student dinners
Once a month everyone in the department joins to partake in a casual meal at a local ethnic restaurant. The next dinner will actually be a brunch at 12 noon on November 11, 2012 at Rasoi Indian Restaurant on Hope Street. All are welcome to join us!
Days of the Dead Celebration: El Dia de los Muertos!
Oct 29 to Nov 5
The altar will be on display in the Gaige Hall Lobby. Anthropos students will be selling sugar skulls and crafts for altar offerings in memory of deceased loved ones and struggling women of the world. Members of the community are invited to view and add to the altar.
Oct 31, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m
The official dedication of the altar for El Circulo de Mujeres, the Circle of Women, an organization based in Oaxaca, Mexico where anthropology professor Dr. Holly Dygert works dedicated to helping women all over the world become educated and empowered. More information about this organization can be found at circleofwomen.org. A box for cash donations to benefit the organization will be at the event.
There will be mariachi music by Pepe Gutierrez and Mariachi Mexamerica, a piñata, and free food stortilla chips, salsa verde, tamales, champurrado (hot chocolate) and pan de muerto (bread of the dead).
This event is free and open to the community. For more information please contact Amber Martin (email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Jason Danely(email@example.com).
Mapping Hester Stanhope's Middle East
On Wednesday, November 14, from 12:30-2pm Anthropos and the Women and Gender Studies Department will cosponsor RIC Anthropology Alum Kevin de Jesus's lecture on "Mapping Hester Stanhope's Middle East," about a female archaeologist and adventurer. For questions contact Prof. Peter Allen at(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celebrations of Diwali
Celebrations of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights; Chinese New Year; and May Day are currently in planning stages. Please check back for details.
Thank you for your interest and please check back for updates. Anthropos hopes to see any and all students interested in the study of humanity at their meetings and events.