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Anthropology and Earth Science students, faculty attend 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference

Posted on October 12, 2017

Twelve students and five faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the Plains Anthropological Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 4-17, 2017. The following seven co-authored talks and posters were presented, encompassing research across archaeology, cultural anthropology, geoarchaeology, geology, and GIS:  Read the rest of this entry →

Newly Tenured, Promoted Faculty

Posted on August 22, 2016

Please join Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Bessie in congratulating our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  Read the rest of this entry →

Provost Announces Newly Tenured, Promoted Faculty

Posted on May 25, 2016

Please join us in congratulating our newly tenured and promoted faculty members, and wishing them continued success in their careers.  Read the rest of this entry →

American Indian/First Nations Studies Roundtable hosted Willard Yellowbird, Jr.

Posted on April 08, 2014

On March 30, MSUM’s American Indian/First Nations Studies Roundtable hosted Willard Yellowbird, Jr. (Arikara), who spoke on the subject “We Are All Related.” Yellowbird, a Cultural Planner for the City of Fargo, discussed historic and contemporary issues of spirituality to over 75 MSUM students. For more information on the American Indian/First Nations Studies Roundtable and our upcoming events, contact Erik Gooding at gooding@mnstate.edu.

Faculty, students to present at Women’s Studies Conference

Posted on September 23, 2013

The annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference will take place at the University of North Dakota Friday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Early bird registration deadline for students ($10) and faculty ($35) is Friday, September 27. Register at the Red River Women’s Studies Conference website. Student travel funds to cover the cost of early bird registration for students are available through the Women’s Center. Contact Anita Bender at anita.bender@mnstate.edu for more information.

MSUM faculty presenting at the conference are Women’s and Gender Studies faculty Kandace Creel Falcón and Claudia Murphy; Deb White, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Art & Design faculty Holly R. Silvers and Sherry Lee Short; and Erik Gooding of Anthropology and Earth Sciences. Read the rest of this entry →

Erik Gooding talks about urban legends on WDAY

Posted on May 10, 2012

Strange Laws found in North Dakota

By: Rob Kupec, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) — Maybe you’ve heard some of them or run across a book or a website that talks about strange and outdated laws that were or are still on in existence.

One of the stranger North Dakota laws that a lot of people have heard about says that its OK to shoot an Indian on horseback as long as your doing from a covered wagon.

Not only is this law not on the books, the legislative library in Bismarck can’t find any record of it dating all the way back to the territorial laws. Read the rest of this entry →

Erik Gooding presents at Algonquian Conference

Posted on October 07, 2011

Erik Gooding, Anthropology, will be presenting his paper “Meskwaki Socio-political Organization, 1650-2010” at the 43rd Annual Algonquian Conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., in October.

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