Research Volunteer Opportunities for Undergrads!

Anthropology Department Volunteer Application Open Now: The Undergraduate Mentorship Program is starting a new project this semester, matching anthropology undergraduates with faculty and graduate students who are looking for volunteers on their research and within their labs. Complete the application asap to enter into the volunteer pool faculty may choose their assistants from. The application is available for download on our Undergraduate Mentoring page, by emailing Rosie Bryson at, or pick up in person at Turlington 1350C.
For more information come join us at our next Undergraduate Mentorship roundtable (1/15/20)! A panel of grad students will be answering any & all of your questions about college, grad school and getting hired after graduation.


FASA has been working to update the constitution to better fit the needs of the student body, and comply with Student Organization regulations. As graduate students in the Anthropology Department, you are all members of FASA and thus this revised constitution pertains to all of you. We are putting the proposed version to a vote, which will be sent in the form of personalized links to the anonymized ballot via Qualtrics. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns, and we look forward to working on our exciting schedule of programs in the spring.

The image/poster below are the new bylaws in poster format, and the document below is a downloadable pdf of the constitution as well.

Potlatch 2019 Was A Huge Success!

Potlatch was a huge success and we even made some furry friends! We wanted to thank everyone that came out for the 2019 Potlatch on Saturday at Rancho El Cenote in Jonesville. We had over 80 people attend with their family or furry friends to help support FASA’s efforts to raise funds for the “Graduate Student Travel Fund” at the University of Florida Foundation via donations at the door, the 50/50 raffle, t-shirt/mug sales, a silent auction and the annual live auction.  The FASA Events Committee, especially chair Brittany Mistretta and FASA Vice-President Megan Hanna Fry, really worked hard on this year’s Potlatch, but of course, it could not happen without all of the faculty and graduate student support!  

100% of the proceeds from Potlatch (minus expenses) are donated directly to the “Graduate Student Travel Fund” by FASA.  The fund is used exclusively to support Anthropology graduate students presenting a poster or paper at regional, national or international conferences.  Once per semester there is a call for applications and all eligible applicants receive funding, in large part from this fund, at the level determined by the student’s progress in the program.

Rick Stepp did a great job in his first time out as auctioneer at the live auction, continuing the oral history of the “legacy” items in the department that has long been retold by former auctioneer Ken Sassaman.  There were several new entries in the auction this year including a clock from Russ Bernard and framed photo from Mike Moseley, along with perennial favorites like the “Fairbanks Picket” and the “Flaming Anthro Van” prop memorializing the actual 2013 event of the Anthro “blue” van catching fire in the parking lot of the University Police Department.

Many thanks go out to Susan Milbrath and Mark Brenner who continue to host Potlatch at Rancho El Cenote in Jonesville……..we can’t thank you enough for the hospitality and the casual kid/pet friendly location!  

$$$$$ Major congrats to John Krigbaum, the winner of the 50/50 raffle prize of $280! $$$$$