College of Western Idaho's Anthropology Club is a forum for students to explore anthropology and build meaningful relationships with others in the field. We sponsor speakers, field trips, interactive group events, and other opportunities that broaden students' perspectives and present a holistic approach to the study of anthropology. Using the four subfield approach, including the rising field of applied anthropology, we investigate many different aspects of the study of human beings and enhance the opportunity for the student to discover his or her own niche in anthropology.


Photo of John  Hardesty
John Hardesty President
Photo of Michelle  Salmon
Michelle Salmon Vice President
Photo of Cassie Woodard
Cassie Woodard Treasurer
Photo of Morgan Calhoun
Morgan Calhoun Secretary

Anthropology Club Events

Anthropology Club News and Blogs

Portrait of Darren Parry standing in grass

College of Western Idaho Anthropology Club, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, and Inclusive Excellence Committee are hosting former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Darren Parry in an evening of remembrance on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Harlee Dohse and Aiden McDonnell

Seventy students, professors, and industry professionals from around the Gem State were at College of Western Idaho this past weekend for the 48th Annual Idaho Archeological Society Conference.

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College of Western Idaho’s Anthropology Club will host the 48th Annual Idaho Archeological Society Conference on Saturday, Oct. 22. It is free and open to the public.

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College of Western Idaho’s Anthropology Club has teamed up the Bureau of Land Management to connect people, culture, ecology, and stewardship and preservation of public lands and waterways to younger generations at a local Boise school.

Peace and Power: My Journey Reconnecting to my Rotinoshonni Identity

CWI will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10 with food and activities and a cultural presentation from a student who will share her own experience learning about her Indigenous roots. It is free and open to the public.

Nikki Gorrell and Mayan Ruins

Join CWI Anthropology Professor, Nikki Gorrell, Tuesday, March 10, for a discussion on her fieldwork in Mayan communities.