Scholars Week

Scholars Week
May 15-19, 2017

The Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Club are putting out a call for Scholars Week papers and posters. This is fantastic opportunity to build your resume, gain some recognition, and get some experience with a conference like atmosphere.

The Deadline for entry submission is April 14th, 2017.
Anthropology Department Symposium Days are May 18th and 19th.

Scholars Week is an annual celebration of undergraduate student work and research at WWU. Participants in the Anthropology Department portion of Scholars Week present a paper or poster with the Department as well as the general campus community. Graduate students may apply, but they will be the last to be chosen. If you are interested in submitting a paper or poster, please follow the directions below:

Paper Presentations

You will be placed in a Session of 5 people with a similar topic. You will have 12 minutes to present using Power Point or other Visual Media with 3 minutes for Question and Answer.

Please Note: Students must either bring their presentation prepared on a flashdrive or provide their own Mac adapter for the projector equipment as we will not provide one.

To submit your paper presentation, email us at:

With the following REQUIRED information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Title of the Paper
  • Presentation's Anthropological Sub-field
  • 3-5 Key Words for Your Presentation
  • A Paper Abstract (must be 100 words or less)

Poster Presentations

The Scholars Week Organizing Committee announces the annual All-University Scholars Poster Session held on Thursday, May 18 (9 am - 3 pm) and Friday, May 19 (9 am - 3 pm). Anthropology Department posters will be showcased in Artzen Hall 3rd floor, specific date and time TBA.

For Anthropology Department poster presentations, send an email to:

with the following REQUIRED information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Title of the Poster
  • Poster's Anthropological Sub-field
  • 3-5 Key Words for Your Poster
To register/submit for the Undergraduate Scholars Showcase (All University Undergraduate Poster Session), use the following links:

Poster Guidelines

Online Registration

For more information on the campus-wide scholar's week events:

Anthropology Scholars Week Professional Workshops

Times and dates of the following workshops to be announced:

  • Graduate School Considerations:
    Thinking about graduate school? Get inside information on choosing the right program for you, the application process, and an assessment of your strength as a candidate.
  • Writing a Professional Job Resume:
    Your professional resume is a potential employer's first impression of you. Learn how to maximize this important document.
  • Internships and Experiential Learning:
    Learn about the value of internships and experiential learning in applying for graduate school or professional jobs upon graduation.
  • How to Give a Presentation:
    We will have a workshop on "How to Give a Presentation" for everyone who is presenting, to teach professional presentation skills.


For more information on WWU's Scholars Week:

For more information on the Anthropology Department:

For more information on the Anthropology Club: