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Worth Sharing: Department of Anthropology Presents at Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

The front of Kendall Hall is seen during the fall 2017 semester.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The front of Kendall Hall is seen during the fall 2017 semester.

The following is a listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff and students. Submit your professional achievements to

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Levi Watts (a graduate student in Department of Political Science) and Adam Irish (a professor in the Department of Political Science) presented their co-authored paper, “Targaryen Thought Experiments: Do Science Fiction Examples Help or Hurt When Teaching International Relations” at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 2018 Conference in Chicago. It was be featured as part of a panel on “Innovative Teaching Methods and Techniques.”

Matthew Stone, Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, presented “Tourism’s Past as a Lens into the Future” at the GWTTRA (Travel and Tourism Research Association – Greater Western Chapter) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Department of Anthropology symposium presentations at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Washington, DC.

  • “Archaeology, History and Osteology of a 19th Century Medical Waste Pit at Point San Jose, San Francisco,” co-organized by P Willey
  • “Faunal Remains from Point San Jose: Analysis of Butchery Patterns and Implications for Site Context,” Master’s alum Kasey Cole and graduate student Kelsie Hart
  • “Number Games: MNI and Element Representation in the Point San Jose Collection,” Master’s alum Maria Cox and graduate student Valerie Sgheiza
  • “Demography of Skeletal Remains from Point San Jose,” Valerie Sgheiza and Willey
  • “Region of Origin Predictions of Human Remains from a Late 19th Century Medical Waste Pit: Oxygen and Strontium Isotope Evidence from the Point San Jose Hospital, San Francisco,” Eric Bartelink and Master’s alum Sarah Hall
  • “Dietary Variation at Point San Jose, San Francisco: Stable Isotope Evidence from a Late 19thCentury Medical Waste Pit,” Hall, Eric Bartelink and Master’s alum Julia Prince-Buitenhuys
  • “Stature of Adult Human Remains from Point San Jose,” Willey
  • “Paleopathology and Non–Specific Indicators of Stress from Point San Jose,” graduate student Kristen Broehl, Colleen Milligan, and graduate students Kelsie Hart, Karin Wells and Vanessa Reeves
  • “Paleopathology and Dental Disease from Point San Jose,” graduate students Mallory Peters and Jessica Curry and Eric Bartelink
  • “Analysis of Anatomical Dissection at Point San Jose Hospital, Fort Mason, San Francisco,” Ashley Kendall and Colleen Milligan

Awards and Activities

Representing the country of Brazil, the Chico State Model UN Team captured 13 Position Paper awards, three Outstanding Delegates, and the highly coveted Outstanding Delegation. This premier academic Model UN conference attracts more than 400 universities and colleges from around the world, and none came close to the number of accolades collected by Chico State this year.

Victoria Padilla, a graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in public administration, was part of the winning global team at an annual event held by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read more here.

Ashira Solomon, a graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in public administration, has been awarded the prestigious and competitive Boren Fellowship to study in Israel this summer. Read more here.

Led by the Institute for Sustainable Development, Chico State has been awarded a Gold Rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Read more here.