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Anthropology students participate in overdose response training

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Voices of Hope Lexington visited EKU's campus to share an Overdose Response Training with EKU students. Voices of Hope is founded by people who have experienced substance use disorder firsthand and works to help people find and stay in recovery. Recovery Coach Amanda Sullivan shared how to identify an overdose situation and how to appropriately respond and administer Narcan.

Anthropology research assistants aid in food insecurity prevalence study

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Anthropology majors  Geneva Chapman and Frankie McQueen are gaining experience in cultural anthropology alongside Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Amanda Green and Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Dr. Abbigail Hickey.

Anthropology students attend DOPE (Dimensions of Political Ecology) conference

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EKU Anthropology students attended the annual DOPE+ 2024 conference to learn more about interdisciplinary research within environmental studies. DOPE (Dimensions of Political Ecology) is hosted by the Political Ecology Working Group, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students at the University of Kentucky.

We're hiring a new tenure-track anthropologist!

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The Department of Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Anthropology Program, to begin in August 2024. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or equivalent by the time of appointment is preferred.

Students attend 2023 Living Archaeology Weekend

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Each autumn, archaeologists descend upon the Red River Gorge to celebrate Living Archaeology Weekend. This year, EKU anthropology students attended the event with Associate Professor Jon Endonino. 

The event uses archaeological demonstrations to share knowledge about Native and Pioneer lives and technologies, hosted at the Gladie Visitor Center. 

Education Abroad Student Spotlight: Madagascar!

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Name: Zander Gallutia
Major: Anthropology Major, ASL Minor
Class year: Junior
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
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Anthropology majors earn awards and reach graduation

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Four EKU Anthropology students earned awards in the Spring 2023. Sarah Neuspickel was honored as the annual Distinguished Anthropology graduate for her excellence in scholarship and mentoring EKU Anthropology students.

Anthropology graduates Marley Yopp and Abbie Maxey conduct research at White Hall

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A self-described “dinosaur kid,” Marley Yopp is using his degree in anthropology and geology to uncover a bright future. 
Yopp said his interest in geosciences began as a fascination with fossils and expanded as he engaged in outdoor pursuits with his father. 

EKU Foundation Professor Dr. Kelli Carmean retires

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Dr. Kelli Carmean, a Professor of Anthopology at EKU for 30 years, retired in 2023. Most recently, Dr. Carmean and EKU students studied abroad to Scandinavia to explore Viking Archaeology.

EKU student presents food insecurity research at 2023 Posters at the Capitol

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EKU student Eric DeMunbrun presented findings and recommendations from his research with EKU Anthropology professor Dr. Amanda Green at the 2023 annual Posters at the Capitol. DeMunbrun, a Social Work major, spent the Fall 2022 semester interviewing EKU students who identify as food insecure.

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