Puget Sound Students at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting


Clockwise from the top: Katie Hall, Katie Fahrbach, Katie Bosco and Vanessa Corwin.

The annual poster session at the meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology is always a great opportunity for students from the University of Puget Sound. It allows them to meet a variety of other students, scholars, and practitioners who share their interests, and today was no exception. And the University of Puget Sound was strongly represented: nine students presented their thesis projects at the large poster session.


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Clockwise from the top left: Anna Lindquist, Cassie Marshall, Evan Skamarock, Caroline Jones, and Anna Patton.

The conference itself was at the Marriott in downtown Denver. Typically, approximately 1200 anthropologists and practitioners from education, public health, international development, and a wide variety of other fields are in attendance. In addition to the nine comparative sociology students at the poster session, two other Puget Sound students were at the conference: Kristin Gjelsteen and Parker Raup, both from the IPE program. We also all met with Jessy Arends, CSOC class of 2010, who is now a graduate students in anthropology at Mississippi State University. Overall, it’s been a good time for all.





Denise Glover and her band’s new album!

We’re lucky to have anthropologist Denise Glover teaching in our department. 156155Her courses have been an invaluable component of our department’s curriculum. Few of us were aware, however, that she’s a mandolin player, and that her band, Rosin in the Aire, recently released its debut album, A Cold Frosty Morning. What’s even more noteworthy, that album was recently reviewed in last month’s issue of Bluegrass Unlimited. You can see what they had to say if you scroll down this page, or you can read it right here:


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This enjoyable debut album by Rosin In The Aire reveals a highly versatile band. Based in the Puget Sound region of Washington State, the ensemble’s love of music and its cumulative years of experience shine through. Leanne Cardinale (bass, hammered dulcimer), Tim Cardinale (guitar), Denise Glover (mandolin), and J.P. Wittman (fiddle) are all fine lead and/or harmony singers as well as instrumentalists, with Allan Walton providing solid support throughout on banjo and lead guitar.

Rosin In The Aire’s eclectic sound is based in mainstream bluegrass while highlighted by enjoyable forays into progressive ’grass (such as the opening track, a lively interpretation of Eddie Adcock’s banjo instrumental “Turkey Knob”), old-time classics (notably their version of the Ola Belle Reed and David Reed classic “I’ve Endured”), early country (Jimmie Rodgers’ “Peach Picking Time In Georgia”) and even pop evergreens (“Just Because” and “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”). Their consistently pleasant music at times has some welcomed extra bite to it, as witness their beautiful and plaintive version of the Barry George Dean/Lori McKenna/Liz Rose song “My Love Follows You Where You Go.”

Among the album’s high points are three selections from the soundtrack of the documentary film Big Water Runners Of The Colorado River: “Natalia’s Waltz,” “Bonny At Morn,” and the album’s title track “Cold Frosty Morning,” which feature quite lovely fiddle, hammered dulcimer, and mandolin stylings. Let’s hope that A Cold Frosty Morning is only the start of Rosin In The Aire’s day in the sun as a wide-ranging, fan-pleasing band. (Tim Cardinale, 36729 218th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022, www.rosinintheaire.com.)RDS

Sex Trafficking Events, March 6th (5-7pm) and March 11th (6-8pm)

Multicultural Student Services is having a series of events to raise awareness of sex trafficking issues and to educate all of us about the reality of the situation in the United States. The state of Washington is in the top 3 for human/sex trafficking in the U.S. For those interested, details below, including free cupcakes for all at the lecture on March 11th.
US Domestic Human/Sex Trafficking Awareness Programs

-Part 1: A film screening of “Sex+Money: A Search for Human Worth” And discussion with Prof. Bradford Dillman from IPE dept March 6th (Wed) @ Rausch 5-7pm Free (w/ UPS ID)

– Part 2: A lecture by Dr. Cyndi Romine (CEO of the Called to Rescue, a non-profit organization that strives to stop human/sex trafficking of American minors in the US) March 11th (Mon) @ Trimble Forum, Image6-8pm Free (w/ UPS ID)

– Part 3: Take Back the Night (Speaker Heather Corinna, “Your Rights to the Night” Workshop, and Consciousness-raising concert) March 27-29th (more info to be announced)