Sponsored by Artworks, the Washington College Service Council and the Office of Student Development, the second annual Empty Bowls benefit dinner raised over $2,000 for the Kent County Food Pantry. The dinner marks one event in an international grassroots effort to fight hunger by raising money and awareness about hunger and food insecurity. The basic premise, to raise money by hosting a simple meal, is adapted by event sponsors based on the unique needs in their community.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Bill Schindler shows students in his Experimental Archaeology class not only how to look for clues from archaeological evidence, but has them participate in making tools, processing food, and even butchering a deer to get hands on experience in the how-to of primitive technology. The experience of producing a tool from scratch helps archaeologists to better interpret the artifacts they find, as an understanding of how a tool is made leads to an understanding of what kind of archaeological evidence it may leave behind.