Check out this student produced video about the Forensic Anthropology program facility: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5kGxRLjD5Y
TRAVEL COURSE This coming May, Drs. David Dorondo and Cheryl Johnston are planning a faculty-lead trip to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I. At this point they are signing up and gathering contact information of those interested but signing up is not a commitment to go on the trip. Non-students are welcome to participate as well.
DEPARTMENT BROWN BAG SERIES 2013-2014 Anthropology and Sociology are again presenting their research in a series of Brown Bags.
DR. MWANIKI RETIRES The department said a fond farewell to Dr. Mwaniki, who retired after the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Mwaniki completed 23 years as a faculty member at WCU. He began teaching in the Department of Geosciences and Anthropology in 1990 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1999. He served as Department Head from 2001-2005. He was the President of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, served in the Faculty Senate, chaired a task force on diversity, and was active on many other committees at various levels.
DR. JANE EASTMAN was featured in Stories of Mountain Folk (second half of the show). She discusses her recent archaeological excavations of ancestral Cherokee villages on the campus of Western Carolina University and at Quanassee (the Spikebuck Mound of present-day Hayesville). She also mentions her upcoming research on materials recently excavated in Tuckaseegee: