College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:16am

During her sophomore year, Elizabeth Akers discovered a passion for learning about other cultures and how people around the world live their lives. In order to explore an interest in preserving material culture, Elizabeth completed an internship at the UNI Museums in which she worked with Alaskan...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Samuel Calonkey is fascinated by other languages and other cultures and already speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Russian in addition to English. He chose anthropology as his major in order to “become more flexible in my perceptions of the world, which I ultimately hope will enable me to successfully...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Purple and Old Gold Award is awarded annually by the faculty to the most outstanding graduating senior in each major. This year's recipient is Caitlin Kelly. Caitlin is interested in human rights issues and hopes to work with the Department of State or the United Nations.


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Purple and Old Gold Award is awarded annually by the faculty to the most outstanding graduating senior in each major. Meredith Hild plans to pursue graduate study with a focus in either linguistics or social and religious practices of various cultures. Her future career goal is to work for a...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

When Emily Davis first took Human Origins, she discovered that “anthropology was everything I never knew I was looking for.”  She is currently a double-major in French and Anthropology and plans to attend graduate school in order to pursue her passion for physical anthropology and forensics....


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

This years scholarship winner is Caitlin Kelly.  Caitlin is interested in human rights issues and hopes to work with the Department of State or the United Nations.


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

With an anthropology major and a journalism minor, Jacinda Ruggles wants to create better understanding of different cultures throughout the world.  After graduation, she is interested in volunteering with the Peace Corps or pursuing a job with National Geographic.  


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Purple and Old Gold Award is awarded annually by the faculty to the most outstanding graduating senior in each major. When Laya Liebseller took her first cultural anthropology class,  “it blew me right out of the water. I learned I could get paid for something I already loved to do, study...