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2019 National Conference

Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC)

Biennial National Conference

April 10-13, 2019

Auraria Campus at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Tivoli Student Union
1068 9th Street Park
Denver, CO 80204

Please join us for this exciting national conference of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges at Metropolitan State University of Denver in downtown Denver, Colorado. The conference will be hosted by SACC President Evin Rodkey of Muskegon Community College, Michigan ([email protected]).

Our biennial SACC-fest offers attendees a great opportunity to learn about SACC, network with new friends and contacts, acquire new skills and teaching tips, and enhance awareness of what is happening in other anthropology departments.

The SACC National Conference 2019 will be co-hosted with the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA), held in conjunction with HPSfAA’s 2019 Spring Conference and featuring some cross-over sessions.  All sessions will take place in downtown Denver at Auraria Campus, part of Metropolitan State University of Denver (and shared with the University of Colorado Denver and Community College of Denver).  The meeting spaces for this event are sponsored with generous support from the Sociology Student Organization at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Steve Nash of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Chair, Department of Anthropology, Curator of Archaeology).

For planning purposes, note a welcome reception with food provided will take place the evening of Wednesday April 10.  Presentation sessions will take place Thursday April 11 and Friday April 12, with lunch provided both days.  A group activity will take place Saturday April 13 with a farewell dinner provided following.  FULL DETAILS COMING SOON!

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

Please consider both attending and presenting at this conference. If you have ideas about teaching, a favorite lesson plan or teaching strategy, we want to hear from you! If you would like to discuss current issues facing faculty or departments or have resources that you would like to share, let us know! And, if you have a student project, club or other activities to share, bring your students and let them inspire us! 

More information is available in the NEWLY UPDATED call for presentation proposals. DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Proposals must be received by Friday, March 15, 2019

REGISTRATION

Please register as soon as possible! All registration will be handled by the AAA on their website: AAA Website


SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS

SACC has made arrangements with two establishments, one hotel and one hostel, to provide discounted sleeping accommodations.

Hotel:

A limited number of hotel rooms are designated for a reduced rate at the Hyatt Place Denver Downtown (440 14th St.) for the rate of $169 per night plus taxes.  This is located about half a mile from the conference meeting space.  You must book by Wednesday March 20 (11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Time).

Reserve your room by calling (303) 893-3100 or use this special link to book online:
https://book.passkey.com/event/49876473/owner/14113566/home

If making reservations by phone, please mention you are with the AAA or SACC Meeting. The block of rooms is limited, and rooms might sell out before the deadline. To ensure availability at the group rate, please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Hostel:

Guests may also reserve a bed at a nearby hostel, Hostel Fish (1217 20th St.), about three-quarters of a mile from the conference meeting space.

Testimonial from Evin Rodkey, SACC President: I have stayed here myself, and this is a very nice hostel, probably beyond what you may expect or have experienced, with a lounge and bar.  And as you will note below, SACC guests will be placed together in the same room(s).

The manager and co-owner, Brad Albro, is a personal friend of Evin Rodkey, SACC President, and has offered a reduced rate and shared rooms made up of SACC Conference attendees.  The nightly rate is $40 plus tax, which comes to approximately $45.

The promo code applies from 4/8 – 4/14/2019.  Follow the link below and you should see “SACC” already in the Promo Code field.  Select your days and the room option—but note this will NOT apply to the private and four-person rooms.  Other than those, the room options will not matter; Brad Albro, the manager, will take all registered guests who used the SACC promo code and assign them the same shared room(s).

NOTE: The rooms at Hostel Fish are named by theme, and coincidentally, one of the rooms is called “Anthropology” and you can see “Anthro – 6 Person Mixed” in the room options.  This has nothing to do with our promo code.  It just happens one of their rooms shares a name with the not-so-commonly-encountered name of our discipline!

If you have any further questions or issues with registering, please contact Brad Albro directly at [email protected] and be sure to indicate your connection with SACC and Evin Rodkey.  If needed, the hostel’s phone number is (303) 954-0962 and the website is www.hostelfish.com.

Link to register at Hostel Fish with the SACC promo code: https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/rKUgLX#promo=SACC

Attendees may search for other options in downtown Denver and nearby.  Note our meeting space, 1068 9th Street Park, Denver, is accessible by several lines of the light rail (RTD Rail System).  Also note that if you are considering an airport-area hotel, Denver International Airport is accessible via light rail, but is located about 25 miles away from the conference meeting space downtown; you would need to factor in considerable additional travel time.

About SACC: SACC is a network of people who teach anthropology. A section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), SACC was founded in 1978 to encourage dialogue, collaboration and excellence in the teaching of anthropology. Visit us on the web at http://sacc.americananthro.org/. 

Hope to see YOU on April 10-13, 2019 at SACC-Fest Denver!

Reasons to Join SACC

Who we are

Who we are

SACC is a network of people who teach anthropology in community and two-year colleges. SACC’s major interests are in the teaching of anthropology, sharing teaching strategies, increasing the visibility of community colleges.

 

 

What we do

What we do

SACC sponsors annual conferences and publishes a journal- SACC/AAA Papers from Annual Meetings, and a column in AAA’s Anthropology News. We also engage with multiple social media platforms to disseminate information and facilitate discussions. We publish the Open-Access Cultural Anthropology textbook, Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology.

Conferences

Conferences

SACC has offers engaging and unique conferences that include meals and tours of anthropologically relevant locations. Our smaller meetings provide a more relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and foster lively discussions.

Giving Papers

Giving Papers

Our conferences provide an informal, supportive and encouraging environment to present papers in all four fields of anthropology. We also welcome papers that specifically address teaching anthropology in the community college setting.

Networking

Networking

Networking comes naturally at conferences in a friendly environment. It is the easy way you chat with your seatmate on the bus traveling to an archeological site. It is learning of a job opening in your district and preparing your resume in advance.

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Resume Building Opportunities

SACC membership provides opportunities for professional growth that may be scarce in smaller anthropology departments. Enhance your resume by collaborating on a project with SACC colleagues or taking on a board position.

Open Access Textbook

SACC is excited to announce the publication of Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology.  Perspectives is an open access textbook for teachers and students of anthropology, and it is available for viewing or download here.

Purchase a hard copy at $24.32 from amazon here.

 

Link to Open Access Textbook website

SACC BOARD

Five Fields Chair
Past President
Current President
Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair
Treasurer
Secretary
AAA Program Chair
Contributing Editor
Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)
Listserv Administrator and Media Chair
Awards Committee Chair
Five Fields Chair

Five Fields Chair

Evin Rodkey

Muskegon Community College
Associate Professor

Past President

Past President

Nina Brown

Community College of Baltimore County
Associate Professor

Current President

Current President

Evin Rodkey

Muskegon Community College
Associate Professor

Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair

Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair

Beth Shook

California State University, Chico
Lecturer

Treasurer

Treasurer

Kelsie Aguilera

University of Hawaii Community Colleges
Leeward Community College, HI

Secretary

Secretary

Isabel Scarborough

Parkland College
Associate Professor

AAA Program Chair

AAA Program Chair

Karen Muir

Columbus State Community College, OH
Professor

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor

Barbara Jones
Brookdale Community College, New Jersey
Professor

Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)

Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)

Angela Jenks

University of California, Irvine
Assistant Teaching Professor

Listserv Administrator and Media Chair

Listserv Administrator and Media Chair

Laura Gonzalez

San Diego Miramar College, CA
Professor

Awards Committee Chair

Awards Committee Chair

Lynn Swartley O’Brien

Montgomery County Community College, PA
Assistant Professor

Meeting Archives

SACC sponsors annual conferences that feature academic presentations and noted guest speakers and also provide opportunities for relaxed camaraderie and stimulating collegial discussions. Conferences also include fieldtrips to local archaeological sites, ethnographically interesting communities, and noted museums with expert guides and interpreters. The annual conference is held each spring in various locales.

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