Archive | October, 2006

Odd Mascots and the GSC Conference

Tonight I watched the Southern Arkansas vs. Arkansas Tech game (after “mulegating” by the Welcome Center)….My first SAU football game. It was a close game, with the momentum swinging back and forth several times during the game…But, alas, SAU lost 36-29 in the last minutes of the final quarter. As I watched the “Muleriders” take […]

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Class vs. Race

In a post entitled “Ethnographic study: Why the education system fails white working-class children” on :: ::, Lorenz blogs about class as a forgotten issue in our culture (or at least in the educational system in the UK). This post caught my eye as I’ve been writing a synthesis of how archaeologists have dealt […]

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Why Cemeteries?

Some folks who follow my Flickr stream have commented on the fact that I seem to have become obsessed with cemeteries in southwestern Arkansas…”Why so many cemetery visits?” someone asked (I think my Station Assistant shares this confusion, but he has not directly asked me yet). There are several reasons for my newly acquired cemetery […]

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Kadohadacho Reborn

Thirty-six years ago (Nov. 10, 1970) folks interested in archeology formed a chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society in Magnolia, Arkansas. The members met and voted to call themselves the “Kadohadacho Chapter.” Almost 30 people showed up to that first meeting including folks from Magnolia, Texarkana, Camden, Junction City, El Dorado, Hope, Smackover and, believe […]

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Real-Life Indiana Jones?

This is a job opening currently posted at the AIA website… no comment necessary. ————– Job Listing Casting for “Real-Life Indiana Jones” Travel Channel Description: Casting Call: Real-Life Indiana Jones Needed For National Television Series! THE SHOW: An exciting, new archeology adventure series for The Travel Channel. We’re journeying to the far-flung corners of the […]

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XM: No Static At All

Ok…I confess…..I am addicted to XM satellite radio—especially Air America. My wife bought a cheap XM system for me when I moved to southwest Arkansas because it is basically a radio no man’s land (There is an NPR station in El Dorado and one in Texarkana…so why can I get neither clearly on my radio […]

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The Mute Marine & MST3K?

On October 3rd, SAU was host to An Evening with Col. Oliver North–an event sponsored by Farmers Bank and Trust and the Southern Arkansas University Foundation ($100 to attend). A professional photographer was on hand at a private reception (another $100 to attend) held at Farmers Bank and Trust prior to the dinner to take […]

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