Speaker to Discuss Work with Army Corps of Engineers

Free public lecture to be held Thursday at The College of Wooster

02 October 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Catherine McMahon, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis, will present "Government Careers in Archaeology — My Experience with the Corps of Engineers" on Thursday, Oct. 2 at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.) at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the event.

McMahon is a 2006 graduate of The College of Wooster. She worked with environmental/archaeological consulting firms in southern California and Arizona before taking her current position with the Corps of Engineers. She will speak about her experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, particularly work conducted for the Veterans Curation Program, fieldwork at Arlington National Cemetery, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) violation cases, archival research at the Army Heritage and Education Center, and paleontological work with the Smithsonian. She will also speak about the opportunities for students within the government sector and more specifically the Corps of Engineers.

McMahon's lecture is sponsored by the Archaeology Student Colloquium, the Program in Archaeology, the Local Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Cultural Events Committee, and the local chapter of Lambda Alpha National Honor Society in Anthropology. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2474) or e-mail.