Current students, alumni, past and present faculty, contract instructors and staff gathered together September 20 and 21, 2019, to celebrate the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s 50th anniversary.

Two senior members of the Department, Janet Siltanen (Professor Emerita) and Blair Rutherford (Chair, Professor of Anthropology), reflect on the trajectories of the two founding disciplines in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as it celebrates its first 50 years. An article was written to share their experiences, and can be found here.

50 fun facts about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology were collected to share some information about the history of the department and the accomplishments of members of the department over the years. Please click the image to the left to read through the 50 fun facts.

An archive exhibit was prepared and displayed in D794 Loeb to showcase the history of the department. Alongside the posters were multiple artifacts that were gathered to share with those visiting the archive exhibit. Please click the image to the right to read through the archive exhibit.