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Dr. Gallagher Speaks to UWFox

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"Reflections of an Archaeologist" presented at UW-Fox

Dr. James P. Gallagher, distinguished Professor of Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, is presenting a special lecture at the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley on Thursday, April 22, 1999, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dr. Gallagher's presentation is to be held in the Emeritus Room on the UWFox campus.

Dr. Gallagher's presentation is focused on the last 20 years of archaeology conducted by the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, on projects in Egypt, Belize, and the American Midwest.

Dr. Gallagher is a professor of archaeology at UW La Crosse's Archaeological Studies Program. As one of the founders of this program, Gallagher describes this archaeology program as, "a comprehensive and interdisciplinary undergraduate major and one of only about ten in the entire U.S."

He also serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at UW La Crosse.

Dr. Gallagher explains that MVAC is "a research institute which focuses on archaeological research, historic preservation, public education, and the training of undergraduate students." There are presently 16 permanent employees with MVAC, and it conducts its research primarily throughout western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.

Dr. Gallagher received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 1977, and has been on the faculty at UW La Crosse since that time.

Dr. Tomas Pleger, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at UWFox, and a Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology (University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998), is serving as host for the evening and is providing an introduction for the program and Dr. Gallagher.

The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley has recently entered into an articulation agreement with the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. This arrangement allows freshman and sophomore students at UWFox to begin an archaeology major at UWFox. These students can then transfer to UW La Crosse for their junior and senior years, in order to complete their undergraduate degree in archaeology.

UWFox is the only one of the 26 UW System campuses that has an articulation agreement with UW La Crosse in the archaeological studies program. The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida St. on the east, Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. #441. There is free parking available on the West Side of the campus building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact

Dr. Tom Pleger,

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

920.832.2611

920.832.2652

Posted 4/14/1999