Alanna Rudzik publishes book chapter

Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology) has recently published a chapter titled “Mothering, Identity Construction, and Visions of the Future Among Low-Income Adolescent Mothers from São Paulo, Brazil” in the peer-reviewed volume Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins, edited by Tiffany Taylor and Katrina Bloch (Emerald Publishing, 2018).

The chapter examines the experience of teen mothers living in marginalized areas of São Paulo and explores how the integration of a maternal identity with previously existing identities might lead to new aspirations and ambitions for the future or to hopelessness and despair, shaped by the embodied experience of motherhood and pre-existing structural forces.

Milne Library faculty carrels available

Faculty members who wish to request a locked carrel in Milne Library for one semester or for the academic year (fall 2018/spring 2019) should complete the online form by going to , clicking on “Faculty Services,” clicking “Faculty Carrels,” filling out the Faculty Carrel Request Form, then hitting “Submit.” The appended guidelines establish the priority order for a carrel assignment and include the rules governing carrel use.

All applications for library carrels must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 19, after which time assignments will be made in accordance with library guidelines. Because the number of carrels is limited, qualified applicants who do not receive assignments will be placed on a waiting list and notified should a vacancy occur.

Those with questions should contact the Library Director’s Office at 436-2723 or 436-3702.

College to participate in Giving Tree to help local children

The Giving Tree is coming! Interested in helping local children this holiday season?  Bring a colleague and pick up a tag to get a gift for a child in need on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Butternut Valley, Hunt Union.

Witnessing the generosity of our college community is truly overwhelming and a great way to enhance holiday spirit! We hope that you will be able to attend and participate in this worthwhile cause.

Presentation scheduled on careers in higher education administration

Interested in exploring opportunities in college and university work? Come to the “Careers in Higher Education Administration” panel discussion and reception Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Hunt Waterfront.

posterHigher Education administrators will share their insight into pursuing a career in higher education. Learn about the various paths that can be taken; how to choose a graduate school; how to finance your graduate education; and lessons learned along the way!

Sponsored by Career Development Center, Continuing Education, New Student Services, and Student Life and Leadership. For more information contact or

Anthropology dept. continues Understanding Race series with documentary viewing, discussion

Last year, the Anthropology Department began a series of events focused on race, known as #understandingrace. This series will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Join us in viewing the documentary, The Loving Generation, beginning at 4 p.m. in Le Café (Morris Conference Center), followed by a discussion.

In 1967, the Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, overturned all laws outlawing interracial marriage. The Loving Generation tells the story of a generation of Americans born to one black parent and one white parent. Their narratives provide a fascinating and unique window into the borderland between “blackness” and “whiteness,” and, in some cases, explode fixed ideas about race and identity.

Refreshments will be provided. This event is supported by Student Development and Campus Enhancement.