CAPBlog: College Hall, first academic building at MSU, Found

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can visit the original post at this link. Last week, Campus Archaeology performed survey at Beaumont Tower, to investigate […]

CAPBlog: More survey, today at Beaumont Tower

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can view the original post at this link. The Campus Archaeology Program will be performing Phase I survey at […]

CAPBlog: Survey Spot: Cowles House

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can visit the original post by following this link. This Thursday, the Campus Archaeology Program will be engaging in […]

on campus culture part II: being relevant

It just so happens that my post last week about understanding campus culture actually has some relevance to recent happenings at Michigan State University. As you all should know, our country has hit some troubled times in the past year, and our beloved Michigan…well, we’ve been recessing and depressing for about a decade now. This […]

on campus culture

I remember when I first came to MSU after receiving a degree from Kalamazoo College. I went to a professor’s office hour, and seemed surprised to see me – students didn’t come to his office hours; he tended to use that time to get extra work done. At K-College, it had been instilled since our first class, […]

on SHA’s new facebook page

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

This week I discovered that my primary professional organization, The Society for Historical Archaeology, has a facebook page. (UPDATE (8/24): The SHA Facebook Page has been removed as of 8/24. I have no idea why.) It is pretty much empty; the first action that it has seen was an event invitation to our annual conference that […]

understanding historical context: Romulus and Remus

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

The story of Romulus and Remus is a simple one: Twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, the victim of rape by the God of Mars, they founded the city of Rome. They were raised at the breast of a wolf and lived along side the great Palatine Hill. Of course, as there birth […]

Thinking about the future: Other Options for an Archaeologist

thoughts on what to do if I don’t end up becoming a professor…

The Bib.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 2 Comments

Since sometime last fall, I have been working on a variety of projects…however, the one that is most important, the one that I need to complete in order to continue on in my pursuit of my PhD, is one of the most dreaded parts of my graduate program: Bibs. This is not something you tie […]

momentum

I regularly battle with myself about whether or not I am being productive. During the week, I continually feel like I am not accomplishing things – like I have squandered away hours in front of the television, read too many of Guy Kiwasaki’s articles on Twitter, or slept in too late on the weekends. However, […]