Sunday, April 26, 2015

Department 25th Anniversary Closing Reception

Department Chair Dr. Jennie Ebeling, Dr. Pat Thomas, Dr. Alan Kaiser, & Dr. Heidi Strobel

The Department of Archaeology and Art History’s 25th Anniversary celebration ended with a reception and book signing in the lobby of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration.  Attendees were able to purchase copies of Dr. Alan Kaiser’s book Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal:  The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them and even get him to personally sign them.  Everyone enjoyed the sweet treats with the highlight being the sheet cake graced with Dr. Kaiser’s book cover.

The large crowd that attended the lecture
mingles in the SOBA lobby.
Barbara Peterson gets copy of the book
about her mother signed by Dr. Kaiser


 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Department 25th Anniversary Saturday Events


After a night of festivities to celebrate the Department of Archaeology and Art History’s 25th Anniversary, alumni and current students got together to network and share information.  The morning activities included a session led by Andrew Reinhard (94) and Andrea Kendrick (10) about careers in media and publishing, a Skype session with Nigel Hetherington, co-founder of Past Preservers, about media opportunities for archaeologists, as well as a “speed-networking” session where current students met with and asked questions of alumni who have found work in various fields.  This event was well-attended with students gaining new and valuable contacts from the alumni who generously donated their time. 


















After a break for lunch everyone reconvened at the Smythe Lecture Hall in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration to hear Dr. Alan Kaiser’s exciting lecture detailing his experience as he wrote his new book Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal:  The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them. The lecture hall was packed with not only university students and faculty but also many from the Evansville community. 




 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

3 Majors Present at 2105 NCUR in Spokane

Archaeology/art history double  major Carly H., archaeology major Alyssa R. along with social studies education/classical studies double major Alex D., recently presented at the 2015 NCUR Conference in Spokane, WA.  Each student presented research in their related discipline.  The conference was held April 16-18 at Eastern Washington University with over 2,000 students from across the nation in attendance.


Alex D., Alyssa R. and Carly H.

Department 25th Anniversary Alumni in Attendance


Alumni of the Department of Archaeology and Art History came from many corners of the country to support the department as they celebrated 25 years of archaeology despite the bad weather.  Andrew Reinhard (94) one of the program’s first graduates, may have missed the evening festivities due to the icy conditions but he made it in time to participate in the activities the next day.  Also on hand was alumna Andrea Kendrick (10) who was essential in helping Dr. Kaiser get his book published at Rowman and Littlefield.  Rachel Lawrence (12) arrived from Illinois and Evansville residents Stephanie Weinhart (07), Justin Grant (11), and Kaman Hillenbug (12) attended as well.  All those that attended were glad they made the trip.
 
 
Stephanie W. talking with Dr. Jennie Ebeling



Rachel L. and Andrea K. catching up
Kaman H. sharing laughs with
Dr. Jim Berry associate professor of Anthropology.


 
 

               

               

Department 25th Anniversary Browning-Miller Intern in Attendance


Thanks to a generous donation by the Browning-Miller family the Department of Archaeology and Art History is able to invite a high-school senior interested in archaeology or art history to intern at the department in the spring semester.  This year’s internship was awarded to Kate H. from Evansville Day School.  Kate joined the department as they celebrated their 25th anniversary.

 

Kate H., Browning-Miller intern at May House

Monday, April 20, 2015

Department 25th Anniversary Current Students in Attendance






Many current students of the Department of Archaeology and Art History braved the weather to join in the  celebration of the department’s 25th Anniversary.  Some of them were able to be a part of the event thanks to the generous donations of several alumni.  Pictured here a just a handful of those who attended.
Tim S. and Stephanie M. talking to Dr. Pat Thomas


 


Allysa R. and Caitlyn H.
ready to answer questions about the department

 
Maria S. and her parents talking to Dr. Alan Kaiser
Holly H. making a generous donation to
Adopt-A-Tool as President Kazee looks on
 
Tim S. and Carly H. enjoying refreshments
          

         
               


Friday, April 17, 2015

Department 25th Anniversary Guest of Honor



Roger Petersen, Dr. Barbara Petersen, Dr. Alan Kaiser
A highlight of the 25-year celebration at May House on February 20th, 2015 was having as guest of honor the daughter of UE professor emerita Mary Ellingson, Dr. Barbara Petersen and her husband Roger Petersen.  Mary Ellingson is the subject of Dr. Alan Kaiser’s book Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal:  The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them. Barbara, who lives in New York, talked to Dr. Kaiser over the course of his book writing but the two had never met.  At the event Barbara was overjoyed to finally see the book about her mother in print and to meet the author in person.  Barbara and Roger spent the evening talking to students and alumni and by the end of the night they were very impressed with all that they learned about the department.