Dinner for invited Graduating Seniors receiving awards for outstanding academic performance and leadership.
Seniors will be presenting their Thesis projects for family and friends.
Join the Archaeology Society of Staten Island and the Wagner College Anthropology Department for a lecture by April M. Beisaw of Vassar College. Beisaw summarizes: “Colonial documents were written by men and overwhelmingly speak of male activities. Archaeological research relying on colonial documents for historical context tend to repeat these stories of violence and death by highlighting weaponry and burials. But we can seek alternative ways to interpret archaeological deposits dating from the 16th to 18th centuries. One alternative is to use traditional Native American stories as an interpretive framework. The Iroquoian Creation Story provided the framework for reinterpreting the archaeology of the Susquehannock villages of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Women and female activities, are central to the Creation Story and in Lancaster, artifacts traditionally associated with women are decorated with Creation Story imagery. These objects suggest that when faced with European colonialism, Native women took part in a cult of optimism that sought to re-balance their world.”
A retirement celebration for Dominick Fontano for his many years of service to Wagner College.
Date: Friday, May 15
Start Time: 3:30pm
Location: President's Office, Fourth Floor, Student Union