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August, 2012

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 Volume 4, Number 6        

August 27, 2012  

Also in this issue:
SHUMLA Doin' Right
Mobile Programs
SHUMLA Wish List
Join Our Mailing List
Donate to SHUMLA Using PayPal
Community Relations Coordinator 

Interested in coming to work for SHUMLA?  The Community Relations Coordinator position is open through September 1st.  Prospective candidates can see a job description here.  The selected candidate will work closely with SHUMLA's administration on projects spanning all aspects of the organization's operations.
The Community Relations Coordinator will have opportunities to participate in SHUMLA's award-winning education programs and will play a key role in determining the ways in which SHUMLA continues its educational services to border communities.
Interested candidates should send employment documents to by September 1st.  

SHUMLA Receives
Del Rio Doin' Right Award

On Thursday, July 26th, SHUMLA received the Del Rio Doin' Right Award from the Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony and mixer hosted by the Bank and Trust.  The mixer was planned and implemented by intern Catalina Montemayor, and featured displays and interactive tables about SHUMLA's education and research programs.  Displays are still available for public viewing at the Bank and Trust location at 1200 Veterans Blvd.
Displays at the Bank and Trust focus on the history of SHUMLA's education programming.
SHUMLA Executive Director Dr. Carolyn Boyd noted the value of local partnerships, stating "SHUMLA is so grateful to organizations like the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce and the Bank and Trust for all that they do to help SHUMLA meet its mission.  What we should always acknowledge is the impact that groups of organizations can have on affecting change in a community.  We are truly fortunate to have collaborators who believe in our mission."

SHUMLA Education Staff Prepares
to Launch Mobile Program

This fall, SHUMLA will be showcasing a new education program designed to bring SHUMLA directly to schools.  "Fall will be an incredibly active time for SHUMLA's staff.  We have on-campus programs scheduled, mobile programs planned and a special teacher training prepared for the Houston Museum of Natural Science in November," stated Deputy Executive Director Andrew Freeman.
Student participants in SHUMLA's 2012/2013 mobile programs will have a chance to examine and learn from a fascinating array of Lower Pecos artifact replicas crafted by Steve Norman.
Mobile programming will feature stations that should resonate with readers familiar with SHUMLA's traditional education offerings: friction fire, paint-making and atlatl.  New stations are also planned, however, and revolve around a new instructional tool designed to engage student critical thinking and challenge student perspectives about material culture.  All mobile programs will feature stations based around hunter-gatherer tool kits.  Students will have first-hand opportunities to discover the ways in which artifacts were fashioned and to discuss the ways in which people used these tools to survive in the Lower Pecos.  

SHUMLA has three spots available for foundation-supported mobile programming this fall.  To qualify, a school must be in the border region and demonstrate financial hardship.  Interested schools should 

SHUMLA Wish List 

SHUMLA's donors have been making great contributions through the Wish List, and staff extends its thanks for all of the great additions to the library.  Follow the link below to see the new additions to the SHUMLA Wish List.


SHUMLA / PO Box 627 / 117 Sanderson / Comstock, TX 78837 USA    432-292-4848 


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