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Soc Snippets 5/4/17

Hi all!

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine – we’ve certainly waited long enough for it! This week in Sociology Snippets we have some commencement information, a reminder about honors program and peer advising deadlines as well as some other educational opportunities.

Additionally, we still have a few spots for students to participate in shaping the future of this department by being a part of the undergraduate focus group talking to external reviewers who are evaluating the sociology department next week (2:30-3:30 on Thursday, May 11, in PLC 714.). If you’d like to be part of that group, please let me know at

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


Sociology Department Opportunities

Sociology Honors Program – Applications Due: May 8, 2017
Have you ever found yourself in a sociology class thinking “Gosh, this study is great! I’d love to do a study like this!” If so, the Sociology Honors Program is for you. This small, selective year-long class for highly motivated sociology majors walks you through all aspects of the research process from coming up with a research question, to putting together a research proposal, to conducting your research, to actually writing an honors thesis. Participants in this program have had their research covered by Cascade Magazine (such as Daniel Silberman’s research on racism and punishment in Oregon: and last month, Sociology major Cheyenne Pico presented findings from her thesis research on college diversity programs at the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference in Portland.

You can find more information about the program here: and the application can be downloaded here:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at with any questions.


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

Applications Due in Week 6
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



Undergraduate Research Symposium
Thursday, May 18th EMU
The Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will host over 200 undergraduates engaged in original research, creative work, and community-based projects from over 50 majors and seven colleges in the Erb Memorial Union for a day of oral and poster presentations, creative work installations, and artistic performances.

More information can be found here:

2018-19 Expected Courses


Graduation Information

Commencement RSVP Form
All students who are finishing their degrees this spring or summer need to complete the Commencement RSVP form at to allow us to properly plan for the number of attendees at the June 19th ceremony.  If you are finishing in fall 2017 and would like to “walk” in June at the commencement ceremony, please complete the form as well.

Elizabeth Milner would like to remind all students who are graduating to apply for their undergraduate degree in Duckweb as well.  Submit your application for the final term in which you will be taking ANY UO classes for your degree, not just sociology.  Applying for the wrong term can affect registration eligibility, so if you have questions about this please get in touch with Elizabeth as soon as you can.

General information about commencement may be found at and at .



Career Resources

Career Center: Career Insights Trip
Interested in Nonprofits and Advocacy?
Thursday, May 18

Join the Career Center on a field trip to two local non-profits! Get an inside view of how these organizations operate and meet professionals in the field!

Morning Site Visit: Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
Lunch (Provided)
Afternoon: Looking Glass Community Services

  • Admission Office;

followed by choice of touring:

  • Youth Shelter; or
  • Stepping Stone Program

You MUST be able to attend a pre-trip prep meeting on May 12.

Learn More & Apply Today
Only 8 spaces are available! Preference will be given to those who apply by April 29.

For more information, please contact:
Molly Neher
Career Center, Career Insights Emerging Leader Intern


Study Abroad

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2017
Do you have an interest in wildlife, tropical ecology and/or conservation? Are you looking to gain valuable field experience? Would you like to learn about other cultures? Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2017 field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.
For more information, please visit our website at and/or email You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our new blog DANTAisms
Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation
Dates: July 15 – July 30, 2017
Program Fee: $2500
Application deadline: Summer Session: June 1, 2017