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Feb. 19: National Anthropology Day Open House

First-ever National Anthropology Day to be celebrated on campus.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-17-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Department of Anthropology at Minnesota State University, Mankato will celebrate the American Anthropological Association’s first-ever National Anthropology Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 by providing cake and treats at an open-house style event in 359 Trafton Science Center North.

The event is open to the general public and is intended to provide information to anyone interested in learning more about the discipline of anthropology.

Guests may register to win prizes that include National Anthropology Day t-shirts, books on anthropology, some electronic prizes and more.

According to a press release on the American Anthropological Association’s website, National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. The AAA website lists Minnesota State Mankato as one of more than 65 colleges and universities from around the United States that are planning to celebrate the day.

Current Minnesota State Mankato senior student Joshua Anderson helped plan the national event during a six-week summer 2014 internship with the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. Anderson received one of two AAA student internships that was offered nationally last summer.

For more information on anthropology or the event at Minnesota State Mankato, please contact Kathleen Blue, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Anthropology, by phone at 507-389-6370 or by email at

The Department of Anthropology is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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