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ANTHROPOLOGY ALUMNI

Share your news! Email your name, graduation year, and news to anthro@und.edu!
Don't forget to visit the Alumni Association page!

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Julie Farnum (1993) has received tenure at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she is a professor and bioarchaeologist. In 2004, she co-authored (with Izumi Shimada, Ken-ichi Shinoda, Robert Corruccini and Hirokatsu Watanabe) a Current Anthropology article, “Bioarchaeology of pre-Hispanic burials and mortuary practices: the Middle Sicán shaft tomb-temple complex in Peru.” She continues to do research in Peru and to develop the anthropology program at Montclair State.

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Kade Ferris (1995) has been hired by SWCA Environmental Consultants, to serve as their Native American Consultation Specialist/Ethnographer. Since graduating, Kade has had a career as a tribal archaeologist and consultant and has published numerous reports of archaeological surveys and excavations. He was a featured contributor to "An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture" (Eva Jane Neumann Fridman and Mariko Namba Walter (Editors), ABC-CLIO, Oxford). He has also been a regular speaker at conferences and symposia (most recently at the 9th Annual Red River Conference on World Literature and at the World Archaeological Congress (WAC5) in Washington D.C.). Kade says: “I would be interested in finding out about other graduates for networking purposes. My email at SWCA is kferris@swca.com. My other emails are kade@tribalresources.com and kade@metiscrc.com.”

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Dee Linn (1996) recently accepted the position of Historic Site Supervisor at The Chateau in Medora, after a serving in a similar position at Fort Totten.

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Heather (McHugh) Harris studied anthropology at UND from 1996-1998. She left UND to join the Navy and moved to Norfolk, VA. She is now attending Monmouth University and majoring in Social Work with a Psychology minor. Heather will graduate in May 2008 and plans to use her degree to help change child welfare policy. She’ll also eventually work toward a Masters degree.

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Jason Schoch (1997) has been working with noted humanitarian and primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall’s “Roots and Shoots” environmental education and conservation program. He is currently stationed at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where he is developing community programs.

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Amy Bohn (1998) entered the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Argosy University in the Twin Cities area in 2007. She reports that her UND education and experience are "really paying off." Amy hopes to return to work in Grand Forks after her graduation in 2008.

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Anthony Collins (1999) received his TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certification in Buenos Aires and has been exploring South America.

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Jack Baker (2000) received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of New Mexico (UNM)and is now working as a demographer for the UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research and as a part-time instructor in the Department of Anthropology . He recently published a chapter in Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives (2008, W. R. Trevathan, E. O. Smith and J. J. McKenna (editors), Oxford University Press) entitled "Evolutionary Medicine and Obesity: Developmental Adaptive Responses in Human Body Composition," co-authored with M. Hurtado, O. Pearson, and T. Jones.
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Karla (Borrud) James (2002) married Stephen Lee James in 2004. She was hired in 2006 as the chief archaeologist at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Prior to her new position, she worked for almost four years as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service (two at the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico and two at the Dakota Prairie Grasslands).

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Jamie Miller (2003)
Hey everyone! Some of you may know that I am now working at National Geographic (as Marketing Coordinator,International Licensing and Alliances) and loving every minute of it. I have already accomplished much here and one thing I have become extremely passionate about is our drive to be more "green". I am writing to inform you about some excellent websites with fantastic information for you, your family and friends. Please share this with everyone around you. Knowledge truly is power.
http://www.thegreenguide.com/ National Geographic has a special issue called the Green Guide and this is the on-line version.
http://www.biggreenpurse.com/ How to shop Green. Eco-friendly products and fair trade organizations. Even if you change one of your spending habits, it makes a HUGE difference.
And finally my favorite is the newly released GreenDex. http://event.nationalgeographic.com/greendex/ The survey of Sustainable Consumption. You can even take the test at the bottom of the page to see what your own personal GreenDex number is. You can also see how the US compares to the rest of the world and get tips on how you can increase the GreenDex number.
Thanks for listening guys. Every small step is a step towards increasing our natural resources and decreasing the effects of long term mindless consumption. Email: JMiller@ngs.org .

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Jason Rundell (2004) graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with his MA in Visual Anthropology. Since then he has started his own film/research company called Migration Studios, which you can check out at www.migrationstudios.com.

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Heidi Gould (2005) was accepted into the graduate museum studies program at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and begins there in Fall 2007.

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Sara Hegge (2005) is completing a graduate degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and has been working there as a research analyst.

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Katie (Zejdlik) Rudolph (2005) married Mikel Rudolph in 2005 and entered the graduate program in Anthropology and Museum Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Jean Trenbeath (2005) is completing her Master's thesis in the History Department at UND.

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Chris Webster (2005) has been working in contract archaeology since graduation. He's done field work in Florida, Colorado, Vermont, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Chris just started the one year MS program in Archaeological Resource Management at the University of Georgia and is working in contract archaeology in the southwest and in the great basin area of the west coast.

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Jennifer Norton (2006) and Andreas Jensen (2006) were married in Grand Forks in 2006.

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Kathleen ("KC") Smith (2006) has completed her Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Anthropology and Museum Studies.

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Michael Englehart (2007) is enrolled in the Biological Anthropology graduate program at the University of Wyoming to pursue paleoanthropology.

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Michael Livers (2007) received his MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University of Montana, Missoula (Dec. 2009). Michael has worked with the University of Montana on several archaeology/compliance projects in both Yellowstone and Glacier National Park since graduating from UND. He is a registered Archaeology Consultant with Yellowstone National Park and looks forward to future collaboration on cultural resource management activities with the National Park Service.

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