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Anthropology Students Present Research to Society for Applied Anthropology

Four current and former anthropology students presented their research findings in a panel, “Ethnographic Praxis in a University Setting: Student Research on Campus,” at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held in March.

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), an organization of anthropologists dedicated to the application of anthropological research to solving human problems, hosts a meeting annually.

Victor Garcia and Students at the SFAA
Victor Garcia and students Carly Ryther, Robin Matty, and Rachel Scherer at the SFAA in Denver

Victor Garcia organized the panel, and four students from the Fall 2012 semester course Anthropology 456: Ethnographic Field Methods presented their research papers. Amy Salsgiver, an Anthropology major graduate who has completed a M.A. in Geography, presented her research paper, “Appalachian Coal Heritage: Ethnography and the Discovery of Heritage.” Robin Matty presented “The Visitor Experience at the University Museum.” Carly Ryther presented “Personality in Greek Life: Introvert, Extrovert, or Does it Really Matter?” Rachel Scherer presented “IUP ResLife Culture: A Comparison of Suite and Traditional Residence Halls.”

Students at the SFAA
During the session: Amy Salsgiver, Robin Matty, Victor Garcia, Carly Ryther, and Rachel Sherer

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