Category: Anthropology


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    Take the Surveys. We’re Listening.

    Hello, my name is Professor Cathy Day, and I’m the Director of the Humanities Compass Advantage in the College of Sciences and Humanities. I’m here with a simple message to anyone who graduated in December 2021 or who is graduating in May or July 2022: please take the Ball State Senior Survey when it shows […]

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  • Anthropology Good News

    With the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close, it’s time to discuss Anthropology’s good news from this year! Faculty Dr. Mark Hill continues his work on copper sourcing. He has a recent publication in Current Anthropology: Hill, M. A. (2021) Comment on Miller: Ritual, labor mobilization, and monumental construction in small-scale societies: The case […]

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  • Archaeology Field Schools: Digging Up History

    Digging up history Since the 1970s, the Department of Anthropology has offered local field schools to give students hands-on experience that will prepare them for their future education, research, and careers. Taking place over the summer, these two-week or five-week programs allow students to earn course credits and meet their degree requirements, all while experiencing […]

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  • Anthropology Alum Amber Maze Makes Her Mark

    The following interview is with Ball State graduate, Amber Maze. She has her masters in Holocaust and Genocide studies from the Stockton University in New Jersey. She is currently a Holocaust Educator and Human Rights Associate with the Jewish Community Relations Council and the co-founder/ operations volunteer of the Crane Center for Mass Atrocity Prevention […]

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  • Abby Handlon brings Anthropology into the Classroom

    Abby Handlon is a Class of 2020 Ball State alum, with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology. She is now working as a K-4 Instructional Assistant, where she can apply her knowledge of Anthropology. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where are you from and why did you choose to go to Ball State? I am from Avon, Indiana. I chose to […]

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  • Ball State offers new Health Humanities Minor!

    Ball State College of Sciences and Humanities is excited to announce a new, multidisciplinary Minor in Health Humanities! You’ve heard the phrases “good bedside manner” and “having a healing touch,” but how does one develop these essential healthcare traits?  Coursework in the humanities is a key component to success in the medical field!   Research shows […]

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