Another Successful Summer Field School

Students on Beaver Island for NMU's Summer Field School Program.

Northern Michigan University archaeology students teamed up with Central Michigan University on a four week field school program at Beaver Island. Working at a dig site on the island, the students learned and practiced archaeology methods to excavate, analyze and catalog artifacts under the direction of archaeolgist Dr. Scott Demel.

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News and Information
Dr. Alan McEvoy

Out of the Classroom

Professor Dr. Alan McEvoy recently took part in WNMU-TV's series Media Meet to speak on the issue of violence within male populations. You can find the entire segment, "The New Masculinity", here and check out what other professors are up to on our Research and Scholarly Works page!

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New Faculty Members

The Sociology and Anthropology Department is proud to announce the addition of two new Assistant Professors. Dr. Yan Ciupak and Dr. Guðmundur "Gummi" Oddsson are officially a part of the Sociology and Anthropology team and will begin teaching classes in the Fall. We're excited to have them with us!

Welcome Yan and Guðmundur!


Best Wishes, Dr. Gross!

Sociology Department Retirement

Dr. George Gross has retired after an NMU career that spanned over four decades. NMU, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the students he has positively influenced are thankful for his dedication to teaching and appreciative of his many years of service. Best wishes on your next adventure, Dr. Gross!


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We Moved!

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has now officially moved from Gries Hall to Jamrich Hall. If you need to contact our office or any of the faculty, please check our new office locations or stop by the second floor of New Jamrich Hall!