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K-State Today

May 5, 2017

Anthropology program recognizes outstanding undergraduates

Submitted by Grace Bagley

The anthropology program in the sociology, anthropology, and social work department hosted its annual end-of-the-year awards ceremony April 27.

The ceremony was preceded by the Sapiens Symposium, during which students presented their research and reflections on significant experiences in their formal and informal education, and an alumni spotlight where four distinguished alumni highlighted their career path from K-State and beyond.

The following students were recognized during the awards ceremony:

Jakob Hanschu, junior in anthropology and geography, Hillsboro, was awarded the Harriet J. and Martin Ottenheimer CSAS Travel Award. This award is given annually to students to present their original research at the annual Central States Anthropological Society conference.

Hanschu also was awarded the Patricia J. O'Brien Scholarship Award in Archaeology, an award given in honor of Patricia O'Brien, professor emerita, that recognizes the accomplishments of an anthropology major who has excelled at K-State with a genuine interest in archaeology.

Joel Neises, junior in anthropology with a minor in leadership studies, Overland Park, was awarded the Ibn Battuta Award for Outstanding Anthropological Research Paper given by the K-State anthropology program to the anthropology major who prepares the best anthropological research paper that academic year. This award recognizes the student's quality research and writing and includes a cash prize as well as a book describing the adventures and discoveries of the 14th-century Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta.

Carlie Stenzel, junior in anthropology with a minor in community planning, Shawnee, was awarded the Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer Linguistic Anthropology Scholarship. The award is funded by Harriet Ottenheimer, K-State professor emerita and linguistic anthropologist, and given to a student who has done exceptional work in linguistic anthropology.

Matthew Rogers, senior in anthropology, Topeka, was awarded the Cultural Anthropology Achievement Award by the K-State anthropology program faculty to reward exceptional work in cultural anthropology.

Tuesday Frasier, senior in anthropology with s minor in statistics, Hastings, Nebraska, was awarded the Biological Anthropology Achievement Award, which is presented by the K-State anthropology program faculty to reward exceptional work in biological anthropology.