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STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service) is a guide that helps people explore careers in public service where they can make a lasting difference in their community and around the world. From helping underserved youth as a social worker or teacher to providing disaster relief as an emergency management professional, there are many

The Steve Winn Memorial Scholarship is intended to support outstanding students while honoring the life and work of Dr. Winn. Recipients of this award must be full time, returning undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Sociology who have done outstanding work in the areas of sociological theory and or social stratification. To be considered for

By John Haaga, PhD who retired as director of the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a surge of interest in the press and social media in comparisons with other countries. When did the

Want to Volunteer in the Tri-State? Many students in our programs are deeply committed to making a difference in the world.  They have made a commitment to the greater good.  That’s why they study within the fields of sociology and anthropology.  There are formal opportunities to get engaged such as through internships and Service Learning

Ennis Barbery Smith (BA Anthropology, 2011 from Marshall U) is working as an administrator with Maryland Heritage Areas Program to promote economic development through heritage tourism.  Smith helps museums, parks, and other cultural institutions in Maryland get funding for their heritage tourism projects. As an applied cultural anthropologist, she has longstanding interests in heritage tourism, indigenous cultural

Tyler Ball (BA Anthropology, 2013 from Marshall U) is completing a Master’s degree in Maritime Studies/Nautical Archaeology at East Carolina University and is now at the end of of 10-week internship with the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).  Ball is proud to have accomplished what he set out to do by completing 9

This year’s Graduate Humanities Program Major Scholar seminar is with renowned anthropologist, Dr. Susie Crate, and is titled “Storying Climate Change.” Dr. Crate is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. More about her and the documentary that tracks some of her work in Sibera and elsewhere

Are you looking to distinguish yourself and achieve something with lasting impact for your academic and professional career?  Try for a competitive, national scholarship. Check out the information available at the MU Office of National Scholarships which maintains lists of many of the prestigious national scholarships that are out there.  If you feel interested, contact

Marshall University Archaeological Fieldschool, 2017