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Department of Sociology
5/31/2013 - Thanks to All For Another Wonderful Year!
Another excellent year has come to a close, capped with a wonderful graduation ceremony and Department Recognition Ceremony. We were also very proud of students who participated in the Student Research and Creative Activity Day.
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4/30/2013 - Make Plans to Attend the Sociology Department's Recognition Ceremony on May 17 at 2pm in IRC 3
It is getting near the end of another great year, and many of our seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives. Please join us in celebrating the success of our students at the Sociology Department Recognition Ceremony on Friday, may 17 at 2pm in the IRC 3 hall. This will follow the rehearsal for the commencement ceremony to be held the following day. View the announcement here.
4/8/2013 - Lecture by Breea Willingham, Dissertation Fellow: ‘It is Like God Stepped Out of the Sky and Shook My Hand’: The Impact of Teaching and Learning in Women’s Prisons.' Information: Thursday April 18 from 4:00-5:00pm in Schumacher 110
Please join the Sociology Department for a lecture by Dissertation Fellow Breea Willingham. This presentation is based on her analyses of the experiences of women who teach in women’s prisons, including their struggle to navigate the politics of teaching inside and transform classrooms into empowering and safe learning spaces. Building on bell hooks’ education as the practice of freedom theory, it is argued that prison classrooms become empowering spaces that allow incarcerated women to develop a consciousness of freedom, and engage in larger social struggles. In addition, the prison instructors become social agents of change working to bridge the gap between the educational and correctional systems.
4/3/2013 - Take Back the Night
In response to the very positive feedback that we received from student's last year, the sociology department is again offering the Beyond the Classroom Workshop Series. All workshops will be held in the Waterfront at Hunt Union from 3-4:30pm (see schedule for dates and topics). Please download, print, and share the schedule of workshops.
This Wed. Oct. 19 at 8 PM in IRC 4, Eric Blevins of Mountain Justice will be giving a presentation about Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Coal Mining in Appalachia. Around 500 mountains have been destroyed so far and over 2,000 miles of streams have been buried. Members of the community are invited to attend to learn about the problems of MTR and what is being done to end it and how we can help. MTR is an extremely unsustainable practice for numerous reasons so I thought it would be of interest to members of PACS. Please come if you are able and please mention this rare opportunity to learn from someone who has had personal experience with MTR in your classes. Maybe even offer extra credit for those who attend? Just a thought, students don't really mind being bribed for extra points.
Attached is a flyer for the event.
The sociology department is excited to announce that it will be sponsoring a speaker on November 4, 2011, from 2:30-3:30pm in the Red Dragon Theater (Hunt Union). The speaker is Katrina Bloch, and the title of her talk will be "Anti-Immigrant Groups and the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Class." Please download this flyer and print and post it widely!
One of the Sociology department's alum will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Life of the Mind conference. This is taken from the conference website:
William Jankowiak ‘70 is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as the editor of Intimacies: Between Love and Sex (Columbia University Press),Romantic Passion (Columbia University Press) and (with Dan Bradburd) Drugs, Labor and Colonialism (University of Arizona Press). In addition, he is author of Sex, Death and Hierarchy in a Chinese City (Columbia University Press). In 2008 he was consultant and participant in an eight-part television series Rites of Passion for the History Channel. Jankowiak received his B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Oneonta, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jenny Schlosser (Asst. Professor of Sociology ) wanted to report that volunteering in Schoharie this past weekend was a success. Here is her report: "Four of our sociology students came with me and even managed to meet at 8:30 am Saturday morning. When we got down to Schoharie we were assigned to help a homeowner, John. He was pretty nervous about 5 women working on his house, but by noon, when we all went back down to the volunteer tent for lunch, he was introducing us all over town and bragging on the great job our students were doing.
The entire lower level of John’s home was destroyed by the flooding and we spent the day moving furniture, tearing up floorboards, pulling up nails and we even took out a fireplace. I am so proud of our students and I just wanted you all to know what a great job they did and hope you share in the pride.
Linda Drake in the Center for Social Responsibility and Community takes a larger group each weekend to volunteer so if you’re interested, definitely contact her and please encourage your students to do so as well. I’m hoping to get down to Schoharie at least one more weekend and I’ll let you guys know when I go again."
According to a recent projection by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sociologists possess the kinds of skills that are most likely to be valuable to employers in the years to come. See the full report here.
The following points are taken directly from their report:
Congratulations to the class of 2011! We wish you the best and hope you find prosperity and happiness in the next chapter of your lives! We hope we have enriched your lives as much as you have enriched ours!
We would like to congratulate the 2011 Alpha Kappa Delta (Alpha Pi chapter) Honor Society Inductees! To learn more about AKD, please click here.
This year the Sociology Club was actively raising funds that for two causes: 1) Japanese Relief following the tragic earthquakes and tsunami, 2) LifeHouse, a local organization that helps runaways. Our goal is to promote global and local causes and use the resources we generate to help. This year was the second year we set up a table in OH-Fest to sell cheesecake to the people in attendance. The Club was successful at raising hundreds of dollars and would like to thank everyone who participated!
The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) coordinated a very engaging and interesting group of papers related to this year's theme of "Urban Space and Social Life." The CSSR would like to thank all of those who attended or participated in any way in making this a successful conference! Please visit the CSSR website for more info on this and other activities, past and future.
This was the first year that the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) provided awards for the best paper in two different categories: long paper and short essay. This year's winners are 1) Jared Reynolds for the long paper, and 2) Erica Darpino for the short essay: Honorable Mention goes to Kathryn Lorenz and Emily Hunter. Excellent work on the papers and thanks to all who submitted an entry, and for making this a successful paper competition. For more information see the CSSR website. We look forward to next year!
The Sociology Department would like to congratulate Matt Brandi on winning this year's Academic Achievement Award. This award is given to students who have an extraordinary record of academic excellence, research experience, and service. Matt has indeed created an impressive record in all of these categories, and we wish him the best after he graduates this year.
The sociology and criminal justice clubs are happy to present the Beyond the Classroom workshop series, where we will address many of the problems, concerns, and good practices that students typically do not hear about in the classroom. This is crucial information that you will not want to miss!
Don't miss the next workshop! See the calendar for details!
A recent news article shows why students are becoming dissatisfied with the general lack of attention and personal touch that often accompanies the experience of attending a very large university. SUNY Oneonta is Just Right!