sswHappy Last Day of class! On behalf of Bobby and myself, good luck with finals and have a great summer. And congratulations Class of 2016… we did it! -Lydia

In this issue:


There will be no drop- in hours over the summer. To meet with an advisor please call 612-624-4300.

Department of Sociology News

Professor Carolyn Liebler class Measuring the Social World spent the semester exploring 6 MPC databases (USA, Intl, CPS, ATUSX, IHIS, IDHS) with the help of amazing MPC guest speakers. Their final project includes a poster showing visualizations of their research results using an MPC data source.

We inivite you all to their poster presentation, which is on Thursday, May 12 from 8:30 to 10am in the MPC seminar room (50 Willey Hall). The students would be thrilled if any/all of you could come by. Also there will be bagels and fruit provided


Barbara Newsome Internship Awards for Summer internships

The Barbara News some Internship Award is accepting applications now
he Barbara Newsome Award provides financial support for sociology undergraduates who engage in the community through unpaid internships related to their major. The award provides a $1,500 stipend for a minimum of 120 internship hours, and it is awarded three times a year.

Eligibility: You must be a declared sociology major in good academic standing and working a minimum of 120 internship hours.
Apply: See the CLA Undergraduate Internship Grant for more information and to apply.  We take applications 3 times a year.
Deadline: Applications are due the third Wednesday of spring or fall semester, and early June for the summer term. Summer applications for 2016 are are due by Wednesday, June 1


Other News-worthy Items

Course of Interest for LCD students

This is a great course of sociology students trying to enhance their pre-law experience and/or complete their Writing Intensive course requirements. The course: WRIT 4431W Science, Technology, and the Law and is offered Fall 2016.

For more information see their flyer:WRIT4431W_16f



Community Development AmeriCorps Promise Fellow position

If you are interested in working with young people in philanthropic and grassroots, equity-framed community development, please apply to be the Community Development Promise Fellow with the Minnesota Youth Council.
See the attached PDF for position description and application steps: MYCCommunityDevelopmentPF
If you have any questions, please contact Grayson Carr at

TRIO Upward Bound Teacher

TRIO Upward Bound is currently searching for a teacher for our Summer Bridge Program. This summer, we will enroll 15 of our recent HS grads (who will be attending a variety of colleges this coming fall) one CEHD 3 credit lit. course and a non credit integrated learning class while they reside at Middlebrook Hall.
Employment runs from June 13-August 5th (must be available for the entire 8 wks) and individuals would work between 35-40 hours per week.
To apply:
  • Go to and search job code: 307855.
  • Let us know in your letter that you are applying for the Bridge position.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-2 year of classroom teaching experience (can be outside of traditional k-12 educational settings)
  • 1-2 years experience working with students from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to low income, first generation, multicultural, multilingual, recent US immigrants, those who identify outside of the non-binary gender, disabled, urban, etc). (can be outside a classroom setting)
  • Must pass criminal background check


Summer Activist Job to Save the Bees

The campaign for Environment Minnesota is looking for smart, hard-working students and recent graduates who are eager to make a difference. You can sign up to learn more on this form.The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG. And we’re hiring!Specifically, we’re hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff working with Environment Minnesota to save Minnesota’s honey bee population.
Average pay is $4,500-$6,500 for the summer.