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Soc Snippets 2/6/17

Hi all,

Welcome to midterms! I hope you all are hanging in there, getting enough sleep and eating right as you make your way through midterm season. After this, it’s just a few short weeks to Spring Break and hopefully some warmth and sunshine. In the meantime we’ve got some interesting on-campus discussions, classes of note and a few internship opportunities for you.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


On Campus Discussions/Events

Science Policy Initiative Presents: How to talk to a politician and other actions we can take to improve communication

Are you tired of hearing the latest news stories about politicians ignoring scientific evidence? Join the Science Policy Initiative in discussing ways scientists and advocates can connect with our legislators to foster communication and a strong understanding of science related issues. After the discussion, we will plan activities and actions our group can take to connect with local legislators. Also snacks will be provided!

When: Tuesday February 7th 4:00 pm Where: Willamette 350


It’s Complicated: A Student Forum on How Universities Help and Hinder Activism

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and affiliates will be presenting a panel of student activists and professors plan to discuss university relationships with activism. The panel also plans to invite participants to join in on the discussion.

See here to Learn more

When: Wednesday February 8th 4:00pm – 6:00pm Where: Redwood Auditorium in Erb Memorial Union


Brown Girls Webseries Viewing Party
‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.

Trailer: (Links to an external site.)

When: Wednesday, Feb 15th 5:45pm Where: Allen Hall 211


Spring 2017 Course Offerings

SAPP – Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Interested in a career in substance abuse prevention or counseling? Don’t miss out on taking upper division SAPP classes! SAPP offers graded term-long classes and pass/no pass weekend workshops. It also provides the academic requirements for state certification.

Questions? Contact the SAPP office at 541-346-4135 or


Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in helping peers in Sociology? Become a Sociology Peer Advisor!

The Sociology Peer Advisors Program helps students plan their academic schedules and interpret their Degree Guide. Advisors also provide academic advising, which covers both general and major specific requirements. The Peer Advising office also provides information on major-related careers and internships and maintains graduate school files. The office is a multi-purpose source for students and offers assistance in many ways! For more information or to pick up an application stop by out office: PLC 706.

Questions? Contact: or


Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Services

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences conducts basic and applied research, providing educational and outreach services in Oregon. They focus on understanding and preventing problems related to worker wellness, health and safety in the workplace.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is excited to once again be able to offer the Oregon Institute Summer Intern Research Award program. Dive into the fields of biomedical and occupational health this summer. Interns participate for 3 months, May through September in basic or applied laboratories and their research activities. Interns earn a $3000 stipend. We are looking for undergraduate students attending Oregon schools or who are current Oregon residents. You must be working on your first bachelors degree.

Additional information about our program can be found on our student research awards webpage:

Deadline to apply for the internship program is March 1st, 2017

Questions? Contact: Alisa Mukai at / 503-494-2506.