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Subject: 2001-2003 SfAA Student Committee Nominations - Still Seeking!
There are still Student Committee positions available! The following positions are open:
Come help us grow and serve you! Visit the Committee Page for more details or send me an
- Web Master and,
- Volunteers for Special Task SubCommittees - like Student Survey, Conference Activities
Subject: SfAA Conference - Student Activities
Date: Feb 26, 2001
From: Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee
For more information on any of these events please visit The Student Committee: SfAA Conference Page.
- A Student Orientation just for you!
- The Student Committee is pleased to annouce that we will be holding a Student Orientation at the
Sociey for Applied Anthropology Conference in Merida. It will be held on Wednesday,
March 28th from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Valladolid room. You can meet me and fellow Student Committee members,
SfAA Past President, Dr. John Young, and other guests to be announced. The Student Orientation
will provide you with information on student activities, as well as, other general information to make the best possible
conference experience for you!
- SfAA Past Presidents' & Students' Luncheon
- Yes, there are still spaces left for a free lunch at the luncheon!
E-mail me right away to sign up. The Luncheon will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing you all there.
- The Special Event Session - "The Real World of Applied Anthropology: Problems, Dilemmas, & Innovations in Practice"
- This session will be held on Thursday March 29, 2001 from 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
- Career Workshops for Students
- Where Do I Start? Student Career Counseling and Job Interview Workshop will be held on Friday, March 30th 2001
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Business Center (Fiesta Americana Hotel, Mérida-Mexico). Please E-mail me to sign-up for this event.
Subject: National Association for Student Anthropologists: Call For Invited NASA Session
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001
From: Desiree Martinez
For NASA Members -
The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) is
currently seeking ideas for and/or volunteers to organize an invited
session. "Invited sessions should highlight cutting edge
research/theory, topics that cross subdisciplines, and topics related
to this year's meeting theme".
The theme for the 100th meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is "100 Years of Anthropology: The Transformation of a Discipline." This is "a unique opportunity to explore the contributions of our discipline as well as the controversies within it. [It is hoped that sessions] will explore emergent histories and multiple trajectories of the discipline, origin stories (births, deaths and rebirths), innovation and invention, and multiple movements within the field. Sessions might examine anthropologists' changing relationship to our informants, the emergence of human rights as anthropological concern, ongoing dialogues between humanistic and scientific points of view within anthropology and the emergence of new theoretical frameworks.Additional panels could address hidden histories of women and people of color, disciplinary reframing of categories, shifting notions of culture, race and gender, methodological transformations, the history of anthropology's clan!
destine involvement in intelligence activities, and new approaches toward understanding the colonial enterprise."
As a result of feedback from last year's meeting AAA is encouraging
creativity in the organization of the sessions. People would like
more time for discussion. AAA would like to see proposals that
"create bridges between subjects and subfields, moving us beyond
traditionally conceived categories." AAA is encouraging the use of
"nontraditional formats" and "nonconventional modes of presentation"
to "make for livelier meetings."
Please contact NASA's Program Editor at: ForLoriAnn@aol.com if you
have an idea or would like to organize a session.
Subject: Posititon Announcement
Date: Feb. 24, 2001
Program Assistant in Community Services at National Museum of the American Indian,
Salary: $24,192 - $38,954 per year
Announcement Number: 01ES-1418
The candidate will work closely with the Indigenous Geography Project
Manager and the Assistant Director for Community Services, providing
administrative and program support for departmental outreach
projects; makes and confirms traveland lodging reservations and arrangements; prepares and submits
travel authorization forms and vouchers; establishes and maintains a
record system for correspondence, contracts, writings, audio, photo, design,
educational materials, etc. for each community outreach project
developed; maintains master calendar of scheduled work and visits;
assists with the planning and execution of special events; prepares summary tables, charts, and/or other
documents by assembling and manipulating data from various sources;
and keeps files of materials for internal reference purposes.
For more information please contact Shantelle Stroman at (202) 287-2020,
ext. 116 and refer to the announcement number listed above.
Subject: Internship Opportunity at The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Date: Feb 26, 2001
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
(ITCA) is a State of Arizona private, non-profit organization devoted
to promoting Indian self-reliance through public policy development.
ITCA projects provide on-going technical assistance and training to
tribal governments in program planning and development, research and
data collection, resource development, management and evaluation.
ITCA is committed to ensuring the self-determination of Indian tribal
governments, through tribal participation in the development of
policies and programs, which affect their tribal member's lives.
The ITCA Community Tobacco Education and
Prevention Program provides funding to Indian tribes and Urban Indian
Centers (UIC) in Arizona to plan and implement their own Tobacco
Education and Prevention Project. ITCA CTEPP is currently funding a
total of eleven (11) Local Projects (LPs), eight (8) tribes and three
(3) UICs. ITCA CTEPP plays the role of program and financial monitor
of these LPs, as well as general liaison between the LPs and the
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Tobacco Education and
Prevention Program (AzTEPP). Each LPs plan is to include specific
strategies that address prevention, cessation and environmental
tobacco smoke, using traditional Native American practices and
ceremonies that address the health dangers surrounding the use of
Qualifications: The ITCA CTEPP is seeking one (1) graduate level
American Indian student currently enrolled as a full/part time
student. The student must be willing to work and travel throughout
the State of Arizona. The position is funded for 520 hrs. and
benefits are not included.
Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume
to: Teresa L. Aseret-Manygoats, Project Coordinator; Inter Tribal
Council of Arizona, Inc.; Community Tobacco Education and Prevention
Project; 2214 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100; Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
Subject: Internship Opportunity at The United Nations
Date: Feb 26, 2001
The United Nations Internship Programme for graduate students
provides participants a better understanding of major world problems,
and insight into how the UN addresses these problems. Applicants must
be currently enrolled in graduate school and specialize in a field
related to the work of the UN, such as international relations,
international law, economics, political science, journalism,
population studies, translation and terminology, or public
Applications are due in mid-March for the three-month
internship beginning in mid-September. For applications and more
information, contact the Coordinator of the Internship Programme,
Room S-2500E, United Nations, New York, NY 10017; (212) 963-1223. The
UN has no provision in its budget to pay interns.
Subject: Visual Culture Conference: Call for Papers from Graduate Students
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001
From: Peter Biella
A Future for the Anthropology of Visual Communication
Conference Announcement and Call for Presentations
The Graduate Association of Visual Anthropology (GAVA) at Temple University is
sponsoring a day long forum at the Smithsonian during the American Anthropological
Association meetings Washington DC, November 2001. The purpose of this forum is to
provide an opportunity for graduate students (and others) to present and discuss their
works-in-progress in a positive atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and
discussion intended to be of use to the researcher.
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15, 2001. Participants whose work is selected
will be notified by July 15, 2001. The program will be circulated by September 15, 2001.
Contact conference organizers Jay Gabriel and Tinna
Gretarsdottir for more information.
Subject: Philanthropy job with a certain Pacific Northwest software maker
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001
From: Ed Liebow
Here is a great chance to make a huge difference with your applied
knowledge of community development:Program Manager
Category: Program Officer
Contact: Microsoft Recruiting
Organization: Microsoft Community Affairs
Respond to: To apply, please visit www.microsoft.com/jobs
Description of Opportunity:
To manage and administer Microsoft philanthropic grant
programs in the Puget Sound region and through the U.S. sales offices,
to manage the company's employee volunteer program, and to manage
and/or support other philanthropic grant programs as needed. Microsoft
's corporate giving program is international in scope and in the most
recent fiscal year, contributed $35M in cash and $200M in software to
more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.
- Manage Puget Sound area community grants program.
Microsoft funds human service, arts, environmental and educational
non-profit organizations. Work with potential grantees to ensure that
proposals fit with giving objectives, make site visits, review
requests for cash and software grants and provide recommendations for
- Manage philanthropic activities of 21 Sales offices
and Product Support Sites across the United States. This includes
budgeting; guideline development; training designated "giving champs"
in each sales office; providing ongoing support and guidance to giving
champs; leading field-based review team for bi-annual grant program.
Serve as primary conduit and advocate for field giving activities at
corporate headquarters. Update content of field giving web site to
ensure this tool is a useful resource for giving champs.
- Respond to grant requests in writing and in oral communications.
- Manage company-sponsored employee volunteer programs including Day of Caring,
Seattle Works and other annual events; coordinate volunteer
opportunities to support, where appropriate, other corporate
philanthropic grant programs; serve as information resource to
employees interesting in volunteering; manage content of employee
volunteer web site and develop volunteer recognition program.
- Represent Microsoft Community Affairs in regional forums with other
grant makers and with non-profit and civic organizations.
- Manage and/or support other philanthropic grant programs as needed.
- Four-year undergraduate degree required; graduate training in
humanities or public policy preferred.
- More than 5 years work experience including experience in grant
making and working for non-profit organizations.
- Experience with review and evaluation of grant proposals.
- Experience with volunteer management.
- Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
- Experience in managing staff.
- Ability to work well in a collaborative/team environment.
- Familiarity and expertise in the use of computer technology and/or
experience in the software industry preferred.
- Ability to work well with executive level management, people from
varying disciplines and people from diverse backgrounds.
Subject: a new web site: Public Anthropology
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001
From: Eric Lassiter
A new web site, PublicAnthropology (www.bsu.edu/csh/anthro/pa/),
has been set up by the students of the Anthropology Department at
Ball State U. It features essays on anthropologists working in
and with local and regional communities as well as several
student-written essays on public and applied anthropology. The
students are seeking more contributions from both students and
professionals. Please visit the site and consider offering an
essay or report for the next issue....
(The site can also be accessed at www.publicanthropology.bsu.edu.)
Subject: Masters in Applied Anthropology at Mississippi State University
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001
From: R. Madison Colllins
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work will begin its
Masters program in Applied Anthropology Fall 2001. We have recently
created a website showcasing the department's undergraduate and graduate programs
as well as ongoing research in anthropology at MSU.
If your organization distributes lists of undergraduate and graduate
programs in anthropology, we would greatly appreciate your inluding a
link to our site at http://www.msstate.edu/dept/anthropology/programs/index.html
Thank you very much for your time,
R. Madison Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org