Dr. Prins and Penobscot Indian World War II veteran Charles Shay at the Sieg River in Ger-many. A combat medic in an assault platoon, 19-year-old Private Shay was awarded a Silver Star for heroism at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Soon after the Battle of the Bulge, he was captured by German enemies at this location in early 1945. Having accompanied this tribal elder on his pilgrimage to major battle sites and war cemeter-ies, Dr. Prins successfully nominated him for the Legion of Honor, with the French President personally inducting him as Chevalier (Knight). Having assisted Mr. Shay with the publication of his memoir, he is now completing his life history (under contract with the University of Nebraska Press).

Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Prins

Dr. Harald E.L. Prins served for a second year on an international panel for the Fejos award in ethnographic film for the Wenner-Gren Foundation in New York City. He was also contracted by the...


Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Alfonso-Durruty

In the last year, Dr. Alfonso-Durruty has published two articles. The first paper was published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and addressed the antiquity and distribution of cranial modification among the prehistoric...


Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Durband

Dr. Arthur Durband joined the Anthropology faculty at K-State in Fall 2015. Before his move to Manhattan he taught at Texas Tech for 10 years, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Australia in...


Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Falcone

Cultural Anthropology professor, Jessica Falcone, received an NEH Faculty Development Grant to fund participation in “Buddhist Asia: Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations” (a 5-week Asian Studies Development Program Summer Institute at the East-West Center in...

Dr. Wesch

Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Wesch

Dr. Wesch continues to explore the potential for telling anthropological stories in new ways. After finishing up a 3D virtual reality “empathy game” about living with Alzheimer’s with the Spring 2015 Digital Ethnography team,...


Anthropology Banner Contest

We are looking for a big, beautiful poster (at least 4 to 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide) to represent K-State Anthropology at Open House, the Majors Fair, and other events. The winning...


Possible Internship ideas

This link will take you to a website that shows multiple internship opportunities right here in Kansas. I hope this is helpful. Sierra Burnett

Campfire Communitas

First Anthropology Club Meeting of 2016

Anthropology Club will host its first meeting Monday, February 15th at 4:30 at Bluestem Bistro. We will discuss our exciting events this semester including, but not limited to… -A grad school panel! Make grad school...