April 20th, 2017

Hi Soc Students! 

The Soc Scene is early! Tomorrow is Sociology Research Institue (SRI) and the Department of Sociology will be staffing the event. For more information about SRI, check it out here!



2017 President’s Student Leadership and Service Awards Recipients

Congratulations to Prashasti, Tiffany, and Enoch on being names a President’s Student Leadership and Service Awards Recipients!

The President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (PSLSA) recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. It is presented to approximately one-half of one percent of the student body for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.



Outcomes Survey 

The College of Liberal Arts is very interested to know what your plans are after graduation. Please take ten minutes to complete The Outcomes Survey, at z.umn.edu/outcomessurvey. In CLA, we use the data to deepen our understanding of the career fields our students enter, the employers who hire them, the number of students who enroll in graduate or professional programs, and to capture advice that recent graduates have for our current students. So when a student asks us, “what can I do with a CLA degree?” we have some concrete information to share with them.

If you’re still figuring out your plans, remember that all resources in the CLA Career Services office are accessible to you for the first year after your graduation.



“Practice” Focus Groups

Penny Edgell and a few graduate students are working on a focus group project over the summer, and are looking to set up a few “practice” focus groups for some of the grads on the project to practice on before going out to do the real focus groups.

We can offer $10 and some snacks for participation.

The focus groups are an extension of the Talking About Social Controversies study that Penny and Kathy Hull did a few years back. Participants will be asked to read a vignette about a social controversy and discuss potential perspectives and solutions. The three vignette topics include: prison ministries, sanctuary churches, and parental religious freedoms. The practice groups will be pre-test to the vignettes and a way to practice running focus groups before the study is launch in June.

Saturday May 13, 10am-12pm
Monday May 15, 6-9:30 pm
Tuesday May 16, 12-1:30 pm
Friday May 19, 9-11 am

Edgell – Recruiting Handout



Major Project for Summer 2017 // Fall 2017

You can view all our Fall courses, meeting times, enrollment as of 24 hours ago, and locations here.

New courses include Soc 3246 Disease, Disasters, and Other Killers, Soc 3215 Supercapitalism in the Global Economy, and Soc 4090 Topics:  Black to the Future Race and Visions of Tomorrow.

Fall Major Project – If you’re hoping to take the Major Project this Fall but didn’t get an email on the clearance list with instructions on how to get a permission number, write back to socadvis@umn.edu and we can review you and add you to Clearance List so that you can pick up your permission number.

Major Project registration must occur within 2 weeks (this is for all terms) of the start of registration.

Questions about the Major Project?  Please review the Guide first.



Global Health Leadership Internship Unpaid internship in New Haven, CT with Unite For Sight

The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus.  Review complete details and application instructions.



Graduate Teaching Assistant (0.25) for College of Liberal Arts President’s Emerging Scholars Program

The College of Liberal Arts President’s Emerging Scholars Program (CLA PES) is seeking current University of Minnesota graduate students to serve as teaching assistants for fall semester 2017.

Typical teaching assistant duties include: Attending and/or contributing to one lecture section per week. Facilitating one discussion session per week of CLA1005 – Introduction to Liberal Arts Learning during fall semester. Attending weekly teaching team meetings. Assisting the Instructor with course design. Assembling materials. Creating and grading assignments. Holding office hours. Assisting individual students with course and university-related questions.

Appointment is 25%; average 10 hour/week.

Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate or graduate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota for Fall 2017.
  • Graduate students who have taken graduate-level courses in Liberal Arts, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, intercultural, and multicultural education, including the ability to work effectively with underrepresented and first generation students is also strongly preferred. Candidate must be highly organized with strong analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • All nonnative English speaking TAs must take the Spoken English Test for Teaching Assistants (SETTA) at beginning their duties as a TA.  All applicants must register for coursework in a U of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program for duration of appointment.

Application Link:
Please attach a cover letter, CV, and three professional references.  Documents may be attached after filling out the online application, by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.If you are not a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the click here.

If you are a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following here instead.

Questions – Contact Leah Milojevic – wood0522@umn.edu



Fall 2017 Peer Research Consultants

The University of Minnesota Libraries are now accepting students applications for the Fall 2017 Peer Research Consultants (library research tutors). There are two openings for these paid positions.

Please refer eligible students to the position listing on the UMN Job Site. Alternately, the position is posted on the Libraries’ Site. If possible, post to your area’s newsletters, social media, etc. The success of this program depends on the excellent applicants referred by you all – thank you!

Position Requirements:
Effective communication & interpersonal skills
Experience working in a diverse setting
Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills as relevant to working with individuals and small groups in academic support at the University of Minnesota
Must have successfully completed Writing 1301/1401 or equivalent with a B or higher grade

Acceptance and current enrollment at the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate student with sophomore standing or higher.
The application deadline is end-of-day Friday, April 28th. Please contact me with questions, etc.



UPCOMING SPRING WEBINAR: STUDENT DEBT MANAGEMENT AND REFINANCING

Join us for a free conversation about student loan management and how refinancing can affect your credit, mortgage, and other parts of your everyday life. Presented by Credible.

Noon-1 p.m. (CDT)
Thursday, April 27
About our sponsor: Credible makes it quick and easy for you to save on your student loans. Credible’s founding principle is to provide borrowers with the level of transparency they deserve. As a multi-lender marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lenders, Credible empowers consumers to take control of their financial futures. Borrowers can fill out one form, then receive and compare personalized offers from numerous lenders and choose which best serves their individual needs.  Learn more about what Credible can offer here.


VOICE TO VISION /THE STATE OF IBEROAMERICAN

“Social Justice Through Collaborative Artistic Expression: The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights Across the Disciplines and Voice to Vision Project.”

LUIS A. RAMOS-GARCIA, Spanish and Portuguese Studies. DAVID FEINBERG, Department of Art.

Sponsored by a University of Minnesota Grand Challenge Research Award, this art exhibition focuses on how visually rich are political human conflicts and how intellectual, theater, and artistic groups actively respond to violence and its fractured memories.

Featuring KIMCHI HOANG
“Resilience and resistance” + Journey to Nowhere”: The Boat People of Vietnam and Voice to Vision: Latin American Theater Directors and Human Rights Activists



Tubman

Tubman have recently posted a number of intern and volunteer summer opportunities for Soc students.  We believe that these positions directly align with the development and educational goals in several of your graduate programs. Soc students will have the opportunity to gain real experience in their field while doing meaningful work that will have a substantial impact on someone’s life. These opportunities have been made available through the University database, Volunteer Match, and Hands On.

Interning and volunteering with Tubman is a unique and rewarding experience. There are many opportunities within our various service areas including shelter services, legal services, counseling and support services, children and youth programs, and much more.

Stacy Krier
Recruitment Intern       skrier@tubman.org
Crisis: 612.825.0000      www.tubman.org



CLAGENCY is Hiring

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We are looking for an undergraduate student in their freshman or sophomore year to work for CLAgency, a student-run PR agency promoting CLA starting next fall. We are looking for recommendations you have of students who stand out within your department.

We are hoping you can help identify students from your department who may be interested in and a good fit for this position for a department within CLA. Opportunities for the student include:

  • Paid “account executive” position: 10-20 hours per week, flexible hours. (Must be available midday Friday for group lab)
  • Workplan:  Student meets and interviews faculty, grad students, and fellow undergrads and writes three articles per semester (the “workplan”). Their work is published on the department’s website, shared with thousands of alumni as part of an e-newsletter, and possibly repurposed through other University communication channels. They may also help the department with other communications projects as availability permits and as directed by the department.
  • Professional development:  During Friday labs, CLAgency account executives come together to learn communications best practices, share their progress on their workplan, and peer edit each other’s stories. Labs may also include guest speakers from the marketing/communications field or field trips to nearby agencies for tours. (The skills they develop in CLAgency transfer to professions beyond the marketing/communications field.)
  • Project groups and creative activities:  Account executives can opt-in to project groups and creative activities (creative direction, strategy, and maintenance of the CLAgency website & social media channels; writing reflective/funny/informative blog posts; marketing the agency to other CLA students, etc.)

Strongly preferred:

  • Strong interviewer and writer: Can draft an engaging story for a broad audience
  • Curious: Desire and personality to connect with the department/subject to learn more
  • Time management skills: Can meet agency deadlines on top of their academic assignments
  • Freshmen/Sophomores: We prefer students early in their academic career so that they can (ideally) stay on with the department and CLAgency for several semesters.

You may view this job description with more information and application instructions if you wish to forward this email to students you would recommend. If you have questions please contact Managing Directors Lauren Myhra (myhra013@umn.edu) and Andrew Swisher (swish029@umn.edu), and feel free to direct students’ questions to us as well.



Multicultural Career Fair

Saturday, April 22nd 2-3:30pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Unition
Free to all UMN students
No pre-registration
40 + companies in attendance, including: FBI, City of St. Paul, MN Department of Health, Office of Congressman Keith Ellison, Land O’Lakes *for a full list visit: career-summit.umn.edu/career-fair


NOW HIRING: 2017 GRADS!

Tuesday, April 25
2:00pm – 4:30pm
RecWell Center, 2nd Floor
Cost: FREE! Registration encouraged on GoldPASS!

This event provides University of Minnesota undergraduate-level, graduating seniors (12/2016-8/2017) the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn creative job search strategies directly from staffing agency employers. Connect with 25+ representatives from a variety of staffing agencies looking to hire U of M graduating seniors, and learn creative job search tips from the panelist. Registration appreciated, Walk-ins Welcome. Business casual attire required. For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3316).



PEOPLE OF COLOR CAREER FAIR

Thursday, April 27
10:00am – 3:00pm
Room 200, Minneapolis Convention Center

Cost: FREE! Register for the career fair through this link!

Candidates of Color — register today for the People of Color Career Fair! It’s FREE but we must have your resume for entry and your free headshot! Plus we will send your resume to employers in advance! There is also a FREE-ride pass on the Metro Transit on our website. Email your resume to info@peopleofcolorcareerfair.com. For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3347).



 AmeriCorps Opportunities in Restorative Justice for Next Year

Want to increase youth voice, build bridges between schools and their communities, and help drain the national school to prison pipeline?

Join our team to make restorative systems-level change in one of Minneapolis’ most diverse high schools!

If you’re looking for a job, an experience, something to do for a year (+) that acknowledges and even embraces the challenge and urgency of the current political reality—IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING—consider applying for these AmeriCorps positions.Roosevelt High School is one of the most ethnically diverse schools in Minnesota, and our school is innovating and exploring new ways to restructure our community and support students. Get in on the ground level and add your voice!

The VISTA position is capacity-building, indirect service. If you would prefer to serve in a more direct capacity with youth, we are hiring four AmeriCorps Promise Fellows. This cohort will work directly with youth marginalized by our society and by our educational system. We are starting a restorative space and a new whole-student model that should directly counter the school to prison pipeline in our community.

All positions will be working at the intersection of multiple communities, identities, and oppressions—and there is a lot of opportunity for your voice to shape your role. These are great opportunities for folks interested in education, social work, community organizing—or anyone interested in making our education system more accessible, equitable, and just.

Apply here for the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow position–under MPS Check & Connect.

Info for the AmeriCorps VISTA position.

Direct Link for Roosevelt VISTA.

Priority Deadline is April 30th. Apply ASAP or reach out with any questions!



April 7th, 2017

Hello Students!

Registration is Around the Corner

Next week is the first week of Registration! You can find your registration date and time on myu.umn.edu under the Academics, then Registration tabs. Use these website to help plan your classes.

  1.  Schedule Builder
  2. Class Search Tool
  3. Graduation Planner
  4. Class Info

Registration dates for fall 2017 classes

Stage Status Date
Stage 1 Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 13-20
Stage 2 Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 21-26
Stage 3 Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 26 – May 1
Stage 4 Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits May 1-4
Stage 5 Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students) May 5


The SURF (Sociology Undergraduate Research Fellowship) is now accepting applications. 

Due date is 4 PM on Monday April 17th, 2017.

This fellowship is intended for Sociology majors who are conducting or proposing to conduct research on social problems or solutions to social problems. This is an award for up to $500 to be applied toward books and tuition during Summer or Fall 2017. Award is contingent upon Summer or Fall 2017 registration and course completion (which we will verify).

You can review the application here:
https://cla.umn.edu/sociology/undergraduate/scholarships-awards

Let me know if you have any questions and good luck in applying: socadvis@umn.edu 



“Thank a Teacher” Project

The Center for Educational Innovation is a program that helps students express their gratitude to professors, instructors or TAs who have made a difference in their education.

We call it the “Thank a Teacher” project and it’s easy. Students go to the website, write a note of thanks and we take it from there. Students can say what they like and choose to be anonymous, if they prefer. All notes are reviewed before being printed and sent to instructors.

The Thank a Teacher project is a great way for students to express their gratitude for their instruction, and teachers at the University really appreciate hearing these unsolicited comments. The project has been around since around 1998.

Thank a Teacher Flyer



Conversations with Current Aspiring Teachers of Color

Register Now : http://z.umn.edu/1dwh
Tuesday, April 18,  5:00 – 7:00
Presidents Room, Coffman Student Union

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Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

POST
When: Tuesday April 25th from 4 PM to 6 PM
Where:  Room 609 of Social Sciences Building.



The Rothenberger Institute is now hiring Teaching Assistants/Peer Educators

The Rothenberger Institute is now hiring Teaching Assistants/Peer Educators for all our courses for Fall 2017. If you have taken an RI course (PubH 1001: Success Over Stress; PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life; PubH 1004: Sexuality Matters; or PubH 1005: Sleep, Eat & Exercise) and are interested in working as a Teaching Assistant/Peer Educator, please read the job description and information on applying. Contact our TA supervisor, Laurie Lucachick, if you have any questions.

Interviews start April 13th, so get your application in soon!

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The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP)

The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) has recently formed an Executive Committee to establish a Black-Led Credit Union in North Minneapolis. This is a historic opportunity to support the formation of the proposed credit union through Internships for college students in the following areas: Social Media/Marketing, Community Engagement, Office Management & Operational Support.

Preferred fields of study are Communications, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, and Cooperative Management; however, if you believe you have the skills, please don’t hesitate to apply.

Attached is a document that goes into detail about the internship program.
Please send a Cover Letter & Resume to Me’Lea Connelly at melea@abepmn.org, Subject: Internship Program.

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Internship Opportunities at Caponi Art Park

2017 Event Intern

Internship Summary: This 3-5 month internship is ideal for an individual interested in the arts and event management. Intern will have the opportunity to assist in presenting arts and cultural events in a one-of-a-kind park, including the Summer Performance Series programs in the Theater in the Woods and Family Fun Tuesdays programs in the Sculpture Garden. Working alongside the Program and Volunteer Coordinator, interns will assist with the task of coordinating each event over a 60-acre outdoor space, including managing volunteers, working with artists, equipment set-up and tear-down, assisting patrons, etc.

Details: Start date: May 2017 (Orientation/Training in April)
Duration: May – October
Hours: Schedule based on park events: 3 – 9hrs/week (week and weekend hours)
Type: Stipend, $200 completion bonus for contract completion
**If you are only available June-August, please still apply**

How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 1 professional reference to Brighton McCormick: brighton@caponiartpark.org, call 763-228-3507 with questions
Please check out caponiartpark.org to learn more about the park before applying



The John Hudson Internship Program

The John Hudson Internship Program is a paid summer internship program in Fairfax County Government agencies for college students and recent graduates with disabilities.

Application materials are due on April 17, 2017.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/disabilities/internprogram.htm for position descriptions and application materials.

For more information, contact Jill Clark at jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov



Hiring Peer Advisors – Bruininks Hall

Please encourage those students to apply for the positions in Bruininks Hall. Priority deadline is March 31st, but we will accept applications the first week of April as well.  We plan to hire 3 students to work nearly full-time in the summer and continue on part-time in fall and spring.

Job ID: 316190

This position could be particularly great for anyone pursuing a helping field and/or interested in a career in education, higher ed, or health, but ALL are welcome.

Students are welcome to email aniskode@umn.edu with questions.



NOW HIRING: 2017 GRADS!

Tuesday, April 25th
2:00pm – 4:30pm
RecWell Center, 2nd Floor
Cost: FREE! Registration encouraged on GoldPASS!

This event provides University of Minnesota undergraduate-level, graduating seniors (12/2016-8/2017) the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn creative job search strategies directly from staffing agency employers. Connect with 25+ representatives from a variety of staffing agencies looking to hire U of M graduating seniors, and learn creative job search tips from the panelist. Registration appreciated, Walk-ins Welcome. Business casual attire required.

For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3316).



March 24th

Welcome Back Students! We hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!

Just eight more weeks until the semester is over and the lovely spring weather is coming our way, not to mention all these opportunities that are coming your way!

Check Them Out!


Schedule Builder – New class search available


A new class search feature is now available in Schedule Builder. This collaborative project between Academic Support Resources and CLA-Office of Application Development offers a new way to search for classes, focuses on better usability, and provides an alternative to the existing functionality of PeopleSoft’s delivered Class Search.
Key improvements:

  • Users can search for classes that meet multiple liberal education requirements.
  • Searching for online classes is easier and more streamlined.
  • Departments will be able to share links to class information.
  • User-friendly search parameters and terminology (i.e., moving away from PeopleSoft language).
  • Ability to view a more compact version of all class offerings and sections using the “Show All Sections” feature.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the new search features and share it with your students. We encourage you to use this feedback form to let us know what you think. You can also access this form directly within Schedule Builder.

Registration dates for fall 2017 classes

Stage Status Date
Stage 1 Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 13-20
Stage 2 Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 21-26
Stage 3 Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 26 – May 1
Stage 4 Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits May 1-4
Stage 5 Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students) May 5

The Minnesota Daily is hiring!


The University of Minnesota’s award-winning, student-run newspaper — the Minnesota Daily — is hiring for the summer and 2017-18 school year. We’re looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students from across programs and departments to write about local news, campus life, science, student issues, business, art and more. Not a writer? We are hiring in other areas of journalism, too!

More Info —> HERE <—

Unlike many other college newspapers, we pay our employees

Applications are open now. Apply at http://www.mndaily.com/page/jobs.


SMART Learning Commons


SMART Learning Commons is now accepting student applications for Fall 2017 Peer Learning Consultants (peer tutors), both paid positions and volunteers.

Application instructions on our website.
More Info —> HERE <—

The priority application deadline is Friday, April 7th at 4:30PM.  Applications submitted after that deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis (if all positions are not filled or in the event of a vacancy).


Jobs with Impact


Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We’re expanding our campaign organizer team, so we’re hiring graduating seniors and recent college graduates for two-year commitments beginning in the fall of 2017.

Click here, to apply to Impact today. Our Spring Application deadline is coming up on April 2nd. More Info —> HERE <—

If you have questions please contact Sarah Lukins (slukins@weareimpact.org) or send an email to jobs@weareimpact.org


2017 Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Paid Internship


Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is seeking a team of interdisciplinary students from the University of Minnesota and Macalester College for a paid, part-time, three-month summer internship, from May 30 to August 25, 2017.  Founded in 2014, CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose caregivers are affected by the criminal justice system in the United States and abroad.  There are four positions available:

Research Intern (1 position): More Info —> HERE <—
Community Engagement Interns (3 positions): More Info —> HERE <—

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.  Applicants should email their résumé and cover letter to Rochelle Hammer (hamm0229@umn.edu).  If applying for the Research Intern position, please include a 5-10 page writing sample with your application.

Commitment: 20 hours per week, May 30 – August 25, 2017, plus September 2017 public presentation (date TBD).



A Public Lecture

dr. shannon speedMonday, April 10th, 2017
2:30-4:00PM
Walter Library, 402
Coffee, Conversation, Pastries, and Refreshments

Join the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, U of MN, the Department of American Indian Studies – University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative – RIGS UMN in welcoming Dr. Shannon Speed to the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Shannon Speed, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, will be delivering a public lecture on her work on state violence, displacement, and indigenous women migrants in Mexico. More Info —> HERE <—

Sponsored by: the RIGS Initiative
RSVP on our FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/768500346641551/


AAPI Youth Summit: AAPI Student Leadership & Unity


April 1st, 2017
10AM – 3PM
Rapson Hall, Main Courtyard
REGISTER HERE!

Please join the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) for the first-ever AAPI Youth Summit at the University of Minnesota! This year’s theme is “AAPI Student Leadership and Unity”, and seeks to bring together AAPI students from across campus to discuss what Pan-AAPI solidarity can look like at the University of Minnesota. This event is geared towards students of all leadership experiences, whether they are currently serving on a student organization board, considering running for a board position, or are just interested in learning more about leadership. This year’s summit will include opportunities for networking and workshops on issues including: leadership, Pan-AAPI organizing, storytelling as a tool for social justice, self-care for ourselves and our community, and more!

REGISTER HERE!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587142068153023/
Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to all students.
QUESTIONS? yang1712@umn.edu / Ariana Yang

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Campus Climate: Resilience, Radical Self-Care and Inclusive Community


Wednesday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Beacon Room, Recreation and Wellness Center
Morning beverages and lunch with be provided.
All faculty, staff and students are welcome!

Please join us for a half-day workshop led by Dr. Joi Lewis, CEO and Founder of Joi Unlimited and a person grounded in the deep concept of Healing Justice. This workshop will create a space for individuals to embrace self-care to build resilience for themselves and for our campus community.

More Info —> HERE <—
More information can be found here.
Register today!


2 Paid Student Employee Opportunities With De-Stress Student Group

Boynton’s de-stress student group is hiring: we are seeking 2 new student coordinators to promote healthy stress management for students. One of the positions will focus on Community Outreach and one will focus on Program Development. It is our hope that the two new employees will be able to participate in 6 hours of training at the end of this semester, and then begin their regular 8 hours/week for the fall semester.

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Volunteers Wanted for Mock Interview with High School Students


The College of Liberal Arts actively supports the work of AchieveMpls to ensure that every student in Minneapolis is college and career ready. They are seeking volunteers to provide mock interviews for more than 1,600 high school students. The students will be completing summer internships in companies and organizations in the Twin Cities, including the University of Minnesota, through the Step-Up Program.

Volunteers are needed on April 10, 11, 12, and/or 13, between 4:45 and 6:15.
To register or for more information click here.


Health Interprofessional School Fair


healthAre you a pre-health student? Interested in speaking to admissions reps from health professional schools, in person? You’re in luck! Health professional schools from around the country will be on campus for the Health Interprofessional School Fair, and are eager to talk to 👉 YOU! 👈

Health Interprofessional School Fair
Monday, March 27
10am – 2pm
Coffman Great Hall

Learn more about their programs, ask good questions, and start building your network. There are over 35 programs registered, representing twelve states. No advance registration is required, student sign-in will take place at the door. If you want a reminder, RSVP to the HISF facebook event to get notified on the day of.


Don’t miss Nicholas Kristof at next week’s Ford Lecture


I hope you will join us for this year’s Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. His lecture, “Reporting Sex Trafficking, Genocide, & Other Truths of the World,” will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Northrop.
More Info —> HERE <—
Please consider attending this important public event. The Ford Lecture is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and colleagues with you. If you are unable to make it to campus, you can watch online via live-stream on the day of the event.


Hello from The Black Sheep!


My name is Luke and I am the Recruitment Manager for The Black Sheep.

If you are unfamiliar with our company The Black Sheep is a hybrid comedy media & marketing company with student-run branches at over 60 college campuses across the US. Currently we are looking for students to fill the role of Guerrilla Marketing Managers at your University. This is a PAID position. More Info —> HERE <—

It’s a great opportunity for anyone seeking amazing experience in the media industry. If you’d like any further information or have any questions about the opportunity, you can contact me at this e-mail address| luke@theblacksheeponline.com | bhttp://theblacksheeponline.com /jobs


Join the University Student Legal Services Board of Directors!


Interested in gaining professional experience working with lawyers and planning student engagement events?

Join the University Student Legal Services Board of Directors! Our organization provides free legal services to university students and as a member of the board, you will be able to make executive decisions regarding outreach, budgeting, and organizing. You will also make connections with real attorneys as you may collaboratively work on projects of your specific interests.

We encourage undergraduate students from all educational backgrounds to apply and you can do so at z.umn.edu/uslsbod. I’m also here to answer questions you might have about the board!
Our application deadline is March 31st at 5:00pm, apply today!


Mixed-Race Brown Bag Lunch


EVENT: Mixed-Race Brown Bag Lunch
DATE: Friday, April 7th
TIME: 12-1:30 (come and go as you please)
LOCATION: 169 Appleby Hall

Do these questions sound familiar?
What are you?
But you don’t look mixed!
Check the one box that best fits your race
Where are you from?
Bring your lunch and dialogue about your mixed-race, multiracial, multiethnic, biracial, & transracial adoptee experiences. Dessert and beverages provided.

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The Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award

 

Now’s the time to nominate undergraduate students for two prestigious annual human rights awards being awarded this spring – the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award. Students are also encouraged to nominate themselves or nominate a peer.
 
Both awards come with a $1,000 payment!
Each spring, the Human Rights Program in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies celebrates the dedicated work of University of Minnesota undergraduate student efforts in human rights. We work to encourage and reward those students who act from the heart and are passionate about human rights in our University community, in the Twin Cities, the broader United States, and internationally. A student’s commitment to human rights can look any number of ways, so think creatively about how this might apply to you or your student’s work. We’d love to see a pool of nominations from a broad range of disciplines.
For additional background on the awards, selection criteria, and the nomination process see Call for Nominations.
All nominations are due March 31st, 2017
Awards will be presented at a lunchtime ceremony on Friday, April 28.

DEMYSTIFY GRADUATE SCHOOL

 

Wednesday, April 5th 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
220 Bruininks Hall

Have you ever thought of graduate school? Not sure how it works? How to apply? What program is best for you? This workshop will cover basic information about various graduate programs, funding opportunities, and research options. First generation, students of color, and students interested in social justice topics are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, CLA Career Services, La Raza Student Cultural Center, American Indian Studies, RIGS Initiative, and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence.

RSVPs are not required, but are welcome at the Facebook Event listing.

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March 3rd, 2017

Hi Soc Students!

Can you believe it? We zipped past the first half of the semester! Stay strong! Stay focus! and Stay Healthy! Remember, your health is always the priority.
De-Stress with Boynton Health Services!

Spring break is just around the corner, March 13 – March 17.
Classes will resume on March 20th.


Spring 2017 Barbara Newsome Internship Winners!
$2000 award each!!

Mckenzie T.
Ashley D.
Erika L.
Natalya P.

Congratulations! 

Scholarships & Awards

Special Note about Summer and Fall 2017 Major Project Classes

If you are hoping to take the Major Project in Summer or Fall 2017 please write back to us right away, we’ll complete the Major Project review by the middle of next week.  If you have already done so, no need to write again.  socadvis@umn.edu

Pre-reqs for the Major Project are enforced, so it would be helpful to review the Major Project Guide first.

Related item:  Registration for the Major Project course must be completed within the first two weeks of the start of registration.  We expect seniors to register in a timely manner.  Please review the Major Project Guide for details on how to get a permission number.



The Undergraduate Awards 2017
Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy


Have a piece of coursework that you’re proud of?
Sad to see it sitting on a shelf gathering dust?
Submit to The Undergraduate Awards to earn international recognition for your work!

What is The Undergraduate Awards?
The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. Our aim is to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.
 
Why should I apply?
Earn international recognition for work you’ve already done!
Receive access to the exclusive UA Alumni Portal
Win a trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland
Get your work profiled in The Undergraduate Journal 2017
 
Submitting is free and easy, just follow these steps to #awardyourwork! 
 
Interested, but not ready to submit just yet? Not a problem!
Just register online to reserve your place in the competition
Read our Alumni Testimonials to see how UA has helped people like you!


 Library Research Help

Is it research paper time?? The U Libraries are here to help students with their academic research– from first year students to seniors working on capstones or theses projects. Please share and recommend the following services with students (in your one-on-ones, newsletters, emails, etc.) as it makes sense to do so.  Here are some of our tools and services for undergraduates:
 
1.) Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) (a.k.a Library research tutors) are now available on East Bank (Walter SMART, Bio-Med) and West Bank (ISSS office and Wilson SMART). PRCs provide one-on-one assistance (drop-in or appointment) to help students develop research strategies, narrow or expand their topics, find scholarly or academic articles, and critically evaluate the information they find (no #fakenews). More information is below – including a slide you can insert into a PPT presentation.
 
2.) The Library Course Pages are a great place for students to start research on course research topics– we have a page for every course with useful tools to find academic articles and more.
 
3.) The Assignment Calculator can help students figure out the steps for a big project and stay on track (students can sign up for email reminders) like a research paper, video project, etc.
 
4.) Tools like Zotoro and Mendeley are better than EastBib! These tools help students organize their PDFs then automatically insert the in-text citations and create a bibliography in seconds in APA, MLA and thousands of other citation styles.
 
5.) *new* We now have 40+ group study rooms that can be reserved by students for group projects. We also have four 1:Button studios to easily record or practice speeches or presentations.
 
6.) Students can get help in person at any of our 12 on-campus libraries, or by email, by phone or anytime 24/7 by Chat with a Librarian. Students can also set up an in-depth consultation with our team of subject librarians.
 


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The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2017. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, ideally as soon as possible, until spots fill.. Below is key information about the McNair program. Additionally, I encourage you to check out the McNair website for more information, and encourage interested students to contact the McNair Team (see below) to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements.

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McNair Program at-a-glance

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.

During the the 10-week summer research program students:

  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus

Qualifications:

  • First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.

Application deadline: Hurry as rolling admissions until all spots fill. (Please let Anthony Albecker and Eskender Yousuf know if you are planning to apply). Scholars in STEM fields strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu) or Eskender Yousuf (yousu014@umn.edu) or Amani Berry (stum2012@umn.edu), visit us online and on Facebook.



Fulbright Fair, March 22

Fulbright Fair
Wednesday, March 22
4:00-5:00
240 Northrop
 
Speakers
Chelsea Cervantes de Blois, Ph.D.
candidate in Geography Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Azerbaijan, 2014-15
 
Colleen Bertsch, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology Fulbright Grant for study of Transylvanian folk violin in Romania, 2015-16
 
Rachel Schaff, Ph.D., Cultural Studies Fulbright Grant for study of mid-century film in the Czech Republic, 2015-16
 


Teaching & Education Programs Information Session

Did you know that Asian American students make up a large portion of the student population in Minnesota urban school districts?  But only 2.5% of teachers in Minnesota are Asian AmericanThere is a need for more Asian American teachers to represent and educate Asian American students! The Asian American community is the fastest growing population in Minnesota!  Learn more here: http://caalmn.org/act/education/.

If you ever thought about teaching, now is the opportunity to make a difference! Attend the Teaching & Education Program Info Session to learn how.

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Walk-in is welcomed, but RSVP HERE to ensure your lunch!

Like and follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AACEproject/

Presented by:
Asian American College Excellence Project
DirecTrack to Teaching
Elementary Teacher Education
Educational Psychology-Special Education



The Diversity Fellowship at Minnesota Population Center

The Diversity Fellowship at Minnesota Population Center (www.pop.umn.edu) at the University of Minnesota is recruiting four undergraduate and four graduate students to work on its MPC data projects or with MPC Member Faculty for the summer of 2017. Openings include: IPUMS-DHS & IPUMS-International, and faculty-led research projects with Dr. Sam Myers, with Dr. Michelle Phelps, and with Dr. Eric Shook. You may find more information about MPC projects at popdata.org. For information about faculty members we have provided links to Faculty profile pages Dr. Meyers’ profile, Dr. Phelps’ profile, and Dr. Shook’s profile.

Deadline: March 15th, 2017

Qualifications
Students should self-identify with a historically underrepresented group which includes, but is not limited to: African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic/Latino/a Americans, Asian Americans. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Minnesota. Students must have: excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent computer skills and ability to work in a technical environment, good interpersonal skills, reliability and attention to detail, and the ability to act independently and as part of a diverse team environment. Knowledge of a major statistical packages (Stata, SAS, R, or SPSS), experience analyzing census or survey microdata, experience with HTML, Unix, and XML metadata, and/or use and knowledge of ArcGIS or other GIS software packages are helpful.

Program Details
A graduate and undergraduate Fellow will work together on an assigned project. The Fellow will be paired with two mentors for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship begins June 5th and ends August 11th. Fellows are encouraged to participate in professional developments during the summer. Weekly cohort meetings. Paid summer stipend. Graduate students: 10 weeks, 20 hours per week, $22.50/hr. Undergraduate students: 8 weeks, 20 hours per week, $10.50/hr.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Within the cover letter the applicant should clearly describe the project(s) that the applicant is interested in as well as their interest in working with the MPC. Interviews will take place in March.  Applicants should send materials to mpc-jobs@umn.edu.

Applicants will be notified of selection or non-selection on or before April 14, 2017. Application deadline March 15, 2017.

Project Descriptions:

IPUMS-International (international.ipums.org) & IPUMS-DHS (idhsdata.org):
Fellows will use the free online data in IPUMS-International and IPUMS-DHS to develop hands-on exercises designed for statistics educators to use with students. We have learned there is high demand for exercises teaching statistical concepts using real-world data. Statistics educators are eager to have students work with real data, like the free online data in IPUMS-International and IPUMS-DHS.  Fellows may work with statistical software (SPSS, Stata, or SAS) and video editing software to develop these exercises and tutorials. Final exercises will be disseminated in multiple formats including online, presentation, and reports.

Ethnic Disparities in Drowning Rates with Dr. Sam Myers (Myers Profile):
Fellows will work with Professor Myers to analyze the effect of labor markets discrimination in the lifeguard sector and how this discrimination results in higher drowning rates for African Americans. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death among African American males 5-14 years of age. Fellows will perform econometric analyses between lifeguard employment rates and drowning rates by race and gender. Prior evidence indicates an inverse relationship between drowning and life guard employment rates. Fellows will be collecting, cleaning, and validating data, merging, synchronizing data sets, and working with statistical software.

Police Force Size and Fiscal Austerity with Dr. Michelle Phelps (Phelps Profile):
Fellows will work with Professor Phelps to examine how places (defined as cities, states, regions, and municipalities) responded to the great recession by either reducing police forces versus building up police forces to serve as revenue extractors. Recently, the US Department of Justice found that the police were being used to extract resources from poor communities of color and deliver them to municipal coffers. Fellows will analyze why such practices have emerged, how they function today, and what they reveal about the changing nature of citizenship. Fellows link FBI data on police force size with the American Community Survey data on places and sub-county units. Fellows will be cleaning, processing datasets, analyzing trends across cities, and using statistical and GIS software.

Transforming the Geocomputational Capabilities of IPUMS-TERRA with Dr. Eric Shook (Shook Profile):
Fellows will work with Professor Shook to lay the foundation for transforming the geocomputing capabilities in IPUMS-Terra (terrapop.org). Fellows in this project will learn and apply advanced geo-computing techniques on big spatial data. Fellows will work with advanced cyberinfrastrucure, cutting-edge supercomputers, and computational notebooks to process big spatial data in parallel. Fellows will learn to use parallel computation techniques on big spatial data. The use of these techniques will address current performance bottlenecks with IPUMS-Terra.



Explore a Career as an Interpreter:  

Earn a certificate in interpreting at the University of Minnesota while you complete your undergraduate degree
 
What: This session will describe courses at the University of Minnesota to prepare you to enter the field of interpreting.  Find out about professional opportunities for interpreters, the courses required to earn a certificate in interpreting, what it is like to work as an interpreter, and available resources to enhance your foreign or second language training.
 
When: March 8, from 12-1 pm
Where: Nicholson Hall 12
Who should come:
  • Students studying foreign languages
  • Bilingual students
  • Students returning from or planning to study abroad
Pizza will be provided! 
 
Questions?  Contact the Hosts: Scott Homler (homle003@umn.edu), Director of the Program in Translation and Interpreting and Sao Yang (yangx530@umn.edu), PTI Student Services Administration.


Asian American College Excellence (AACE) Project

Need tutoring support?
Want to build your mentoring and leadership skills?
Looking for a space to socialize?
 
The AACE Project is an initiative to support Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in their academic, personal, and professional growth through college and provide advocacy for AAPI student voices at the University of Minnesota. 
Some of the services and activities AACE will be providing include:
  • Dedicated AAPI resource center at Wulling Hall 430
  • Math, science, and writing support
  • AAPI Peer mentoring
  • Career prep and networking opportunities with AAPI professionals
  • Workshops and events related to AAPI identity, community, and current issues
  • And much more!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Kong Her, Program Director at kher@umn.edu or Peter Limthongviratn, Program Coordinator at slimthon@umn.edu.
 
 
Like us on Facebook for up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/AACEproject/


Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation – Hennepin County

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) is seeking interns to work in the Adult Probation area. Internships with DOCCR are a way to learn in an environment that is diverse and offers the opportunity to work with the best professionals in the field.

Interns will receive hands-on professional experience by assisting staff in providing a variety of functions. Adult Probation provides services to the courts in a variety of ways including assessing defendants booked into jail, conducting pre-sentencing investigations, and supervising offenders in the community.

These internships are unpaid and can be completed for college credit or work experience. They will be for the duration of May 2017 through September 2017 with an opportunity to extend into the Fall of 2017. There is a minimum requirement of 400 hours to be completed (working a minimum of 20 hours a week). Work hours will be between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. DOCCR envisions a safe environment where children and adults are responsible, law-abiding, and add value to our community; and communities demonstrate the capacity for reconciliation, encouragement, and full incorporation of all our people. The mission of the DOCCR is to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense.

For More Information – Check out the Flyer
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Big Questions: How can college campuses fight sexual violence effectively?

Monday, March 6 |  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Big Questions, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and MPR News, is a series that fosters thoughtful discussion through a liberal arts lens. Join us as we discuss how to create an environment where all students can receive an education free from fear.

Learn more about this event and register for free!



Fund for The Public Interest is partnering with Environment Minnesota

Right now, the Fund for The Public Interest is partnering with Environment Minnesota to work on environmental campaigns in and around the Twin Cities. We are currently looking to recruit students interested in nonprofit work for paid part-time or full-time campaign positions, as well as unpaid internships. In order to accomplish the campaign goals we have set out for ourselves, our office is always looking for ways to build our staff with more hardworking and politically involved individuals.

Job application link: Application
Website link: www.environmentminnesota.org



February 17, 2017

Hello Students



Capstone Award Winners

Julia B.
Laurel R.
Erica V.

Congratulations!



UMSA Pizza Social

Tuesday, Feb 21, 4-5 pm
131A Bruininks Hall
Pizza and beverages will be served, we will have coloring sheets,
music, and the chance to meet the UMSA board.



AACE Project

With support from Prof. Teresa Swartz (Sociology & Asian American Studies) and Prof. Josephine Lee and Prof. Bic Ngo (Asian American Studies) we’re please to announce The AACCE Project.
The AACE Project is a student support initiative from the new Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant that the of U of M recently received from the US Department of Education.  The AANAPISI grant provides federal funding for resources and support with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student success on campus.
The AACE Project just launched this semester and we have a range of resources, programs, and activities aimed at fostering academic success, personal and professional growth, and providing advocacy for AAPI student voices at the U of M.
We are currently implementing our support programs out of our new center located in room 430 Wulling Hall on the East Bank.
We have Math and Science SMART Commons Peer Learning Consultants in our center, Mon-Thur; from 10:15am-2pm.
We also have Writing Consultants in our center, Tue-Thurs; from 2:30-4:30.

Senior Project Note

 

Special Note about Summer and Fall 2017 Major Project Classes

We’ve completed our initial review of students who have indicated plans to take Soc 4966W Major Project in Summer and Fall and so far we have only 27 people cleared between both terms.  We should have close to 90!

So, if you are planning on taking the Major Project in Summer or Fall, can you please write back to us and we’ll review you and add you to the clearance list (assuming you meet the pre-reqs)?

We need to know how many students are taking the Major Project so that we can line up the right number of Faculty and Graduate Students for TA support as well as secure a classroom of appropriate size.  We will be making those offers and requests in the next month, so we need to know how many students to expect in Soc 4966W.

If you are hoping to take the Major Project in Summer or Fall 2017 please write back to us right away, we’ll complete the Major Project review by the middle of next week.

Pre-reqs for the Major Project are enforced, so it would be helpful to review the Major Project Guide first.

Again, if you’re hoping to take the Major Project in Summer or Fall 2017 please write back to us to let us know – socadvis@umn.edu

Related item:  Registration for the Major Project course must be completed within the first two weeks of the start of registration.  We expect seniors to register in a timely manner.  Please review the Major Project Guide for details on how to get a permission number.



Fulbright Fair


Wednesday, March 22 2017
4:00-5:00 pm
240 Northrop

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Leadership in South Africa: From Townships to Urban Centers


Spend May Term in South Africa’s coastal city of Cape Town, renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Using Cape Town as your classroom, you’ll investigate different theories of leadership and see how different types of leaders, from politicians to ordinary citizens, play an important role in helping the city and the country to continue the process of integration and unification post-apartheid. Reflect on your own leadership style and consider how you can create social change. Learn through visits to museums and historic sites, such as Robben Island, become immersed in the Gugulethu township, guest lectures and cultural activities. Apply by March 1.

For more information, contact Erica Qualheim in the Learning Abroad Center (qual0080@umn.edu) or visit: https://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/africa/south-africa-leadership/

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The Undergraduate Awards 2016 | Social Sciences Category

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Deadline Extended
Deadline: 14th June 2016
In case you didn’t know…
Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. UA also has 24 additional categories into which essays may be submitted, please have a look to see if you have work for other categories too.

WHY should I apply?
As a winner, you are recognized as one of the most impressive students in your field; you become part of a network of outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners from around the world; your winning paper is published in our academic journal, and you receive a ticket to the exclusive UA Global Summit in Dublin. Shortlisted students who are in the top 10% of all submissions are also recognised for their excellence, receiving a Highly Commended certificate which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or your chosen career. Find out more about the prize here.

What to look out for

  • Anonymity: The Undergraduate Awards prides itself on awarding academic work without bias and the entire judging process is anonymous. It is very important that your submission does not include your name, student number, or your institution/lecturer’s name anywhere.
  • The Abstract should be between 100-300 words. Your abstract is the first thing judges will read so please make sure it is a good overview of your work.
  • Paper Uploads: Please make sure you upload your paper in doc.x or pdf. format
Please read more about the Submission Criteria on our website before you submit.
For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on info@undergraduateawards.com

Good luck!



RIGS Health Justice Kick Off Partyrigs-event

You are invited to the RIGS Health Justice Kick Off Party.  This event is for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers or have interest in health justice.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:00PM in Humphrey 50B.
Students will meet faculty, community members, and graduate students who are passionate about health justice and are working to advance health justice in their respective areas.  Come learn about research opportunities and other leadership opportunities.  Ask about grad school and health professional programs!
Free Afro Deli will be provided.  RSVP here by Friday, February 17th, 2017. Questions?  Contact Sara Cronquist at cron0158@umn.edu.
Majors and minors in the following areas will be prioritized: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies.


New Food Bank Pilot for Food Insecure Students

After a year of planning and networking, a student group on campus, headed by U of M student Rebecca Leighton, is now piloting a food pantry event for food insecure students.
Their first pilot food distribution event will be this month. This is a true pilot to see the student turnout rate. There is no pre-screening for income. Students just need to attend the event on the scheduled dates.
Students, remember to not be embarrassed if you are experiencing food insecurity. There are many people to help and attending this Food Bank Pilot will benefit your health and wellbeing.
February 21 – February 23
9am-5pm
Appleby Hall Room 135


Perspectives on the 2016 Presidential Election:  Race, Immigration & Gender

On-Going
Academic Credit is available
Contact: Enid Logan elogan@umn.edu

This interview-based project explores the opinions of young people concerning the ways that race, immigration and gender played into the 2016 presidential election, and beyond, focusing on the candidacies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  We are in the final phases of data collection, and have conducted interviews with college students at the University of Minnesota, and at a Midwestern evangelical Christian College.

We have a large and active research team, and our interviews are producing rich and fascinating data, shedding light on the major cultural and political currents shaping the U.S. at present.

Opportunities

We are actively seeking undergraduates to transcribe the interviews and write up brief (1 page) analyses and summaries.  Students may sign up for 1 credit (averaging 3 hours a week), 2 credits (6 hours a week) or 3 credits (average 9 hours of work a week).  You may also participate on a volunteer basis, with no academic credit assigned.  We are signing up participants now, and will actively start transcription in early March.



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ASA Presents the 6th Webinar in the
2016-2017 Department Affiliates Webinar Series

Building Your Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

Monday February 27, 2016
3:00-4:00 pm EST
Click here to register

In this webinar two young professionals who majored in sociology will share how a degree in sociology shaped their career paths and how sociological principles are employed in their positions on a daily basis. Their comments and advice to sociology students will be supplemented by Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University who will be presenting data on the kinds of skills that employers are looking for and how sociology majors are using their skills in the workplace. She will also discuss how sociology programs can support the career readiness of their students.

We encourage you to bring students together as a group for viewing. Last year we held a similar webinar and some departments chose to either gather in a computer lab with each attendee registering individually, or to bring a group together in more of a classroom setting using one computer, a projector and a speakerphone.

Webinar Leaders 

3Presenter – Kiara Nicholson is a prevention educator at Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in San Marcos, Texas. She works to end interpersonal violence by engaging youth and adults in conversations related to gender equity, advocacy, and healthy relationships. Kiara obtained a B.A. degree in applied sociology from Texas State University and has been with HCWC since 2013.

4Presenter – Bao-Tram Do started as a young grantmaker serving on a youth grantmaking board in high school. Bao-Tram received her B.A. in sociology at Whitman College and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. She is on the board of directors for Summer Search Seattle and APACEvotes. She has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2013.


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Presenter – Teresa Ciabattari is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Pacific Lutheran University. As a member of the ASA Task Force on Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major, she served on the subcommittee focusing on employment outcomes for sociology students. Ciabattari is a teacher-scholar who has published and presented on topics including teaching writing to sociology majors, using quantitative data in the classroom, and assessment of student learning. She is an active member of the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning. She is also the author of Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity, published by SAGE in 2016.


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Moderator – Jaime Hecht is the program coordinator for the Academic and Professional Affairs Department and the managing editor of TRAILS at the ASA. Jaime holds a B.S. in sociology from Florida State University and an M.A. in applied sociology from the University of Central Florida. She has been with ASA since 2013.



Feb. 3, 2017

The Sociology Department is Celebrating Black History Month with a Series of Events.

One of the Many Events is:

In Search of Equity in Education

Featuring:
Attorney Joy Anderson (Civil Rights & Trust Law)
Professor Keith Mayes (African Am & African Studies)
Dr. Naomi Taylor (Director of Teaching & Learning Minneapolis Public Schools)
Professor Myron Orfield (UMN School of Law)
Dr. Nimo Abdi (Post-Doctoral Associate, CEHD)

Friday, February 10
12:30 – 2 pm
Hanson Hall 1-109

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January 13, 2017

 

Welcome Back Students!

Hope you enjoyed your winter break. School session begins next Tuesday, January 17th. There will be no classes on Monday, Jan. 16th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Checklist Before Classes:

  1. Check over your class schedule
    • class time, any last minute classroom changes
  2. Order your textbooks
  3. Get a UPASS if needed
  4. Deadlines
    • Jan. 23, Last day to add full semester and 7-week session classes without instructor approval
  5. Refunds/Deadlines
    • Jan. 23, Last day to receive 100% tuition refund for canceling full semester and first 7-week session classes
There are many opportunities still waiting to be claim and more to come!

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