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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:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Editor
  • Web Master and,
  • Volunteers for Special Task SubCommittees - like Student Survey, Conference Activities
Come help us grow and serve you! Visit the Committee Page for more details or send me an e-mail.


Subject: SfAA Conference - Student Activities

Date: Feb 26, 2001
From: Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee
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.
For more information on any of these events please visit The Student Committee: SfAA Conference Page.


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: 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, Washington, DC.
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
Organization Background:
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.
Program Background:
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 commercial tobacco.
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.
Contact Information:
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 administration.
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

Visual Culture:
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
Closing_Date: tbd
Contact: Microsoft Recruiting
Organization: Microsoft Community Affairs
Respond to: To apply, please visit
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 contributions
  • .
  • 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 (, 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


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
Thank you very much for your time,
R. Madison Collins,