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Soc Snippets 5/15/17

Hi all,

Happy Week 7!  We are so close to summer, and for some of you, so close to graduation! This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got opportunities to participate in the Sociology Department, ways to support your fellow sociology majors and some career resources.

As always if you have any questions or something you’d like to share in Sociology Snippets, just let me know.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Join a Focus Group and Share Your Ideas!

Are you a graduating senior? Do you have ideas you want to share about the Sociology Major? The Sociology Department needs your input! We will be holding a series of three focus groups over the next few weeks to assess the strength of our methodological training and to hear your feedback about the program. In this focus group, you and other seniors will have the opportunity to discuss basic research methods as well as share what you have learned about research methods as a sociology major. Participants will also be able to share their experiences in the sociology program.

These focus groups will be held in 705 PLC on

Friday, May 19th from 10-11am
Friday May 26 from 1-2pm
Friday June 2nd from 11-12pm.

Delicious snacks will be provided! If you would like to attend please RSVP to Undergraduate Program Director, Professor C.J. Pascoe ( Thank you for your help and we look forward to hearing your ideas!


Support your fellow Sociology Majors at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Four of the participants in the Sociology Honors Program will be presenting their research on racial diversity in college, disability and internet use and working mothers. Come learn about their research and support them!

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase student work through oral, poster, and creative work presentations. The Symposium will feature multi-term projects such as honors theses and capstone projects, as well as single-term research projects and a few other community based research projects. These projects and presentations will cover a wide range of disciplines from science to performance arts, making this a diverse and unique event. The Symposium will also feature six judged awards that will be offered to top presenters. These awards are monetary prizes and will be granted to students in the fields of biology, pre-med, food studies, and others.

When: Thursday May 18th at 5-7pm
Where: EMU Ballroom
For More Info:


Career Prep Opportunities

Saturday Senior Career Prep “Crash Course”
The Sociology Department’s Career Advisor Bill Sherman will be conducting a seminar to help graduating sociology majors navigate the workforce. The seminar will focus on a variety of skills including resume building, job interviews, job searches, and deciding which career is best for you. Space is limited so you must register at to guarantee your spot.

When: June 3rd from 11am-2pm
Where: Willamette room 110
For More Info Contact Bill Sherman at

Career Center: Career Insights Trip
Interested in Nonprofits and advocacy? The career center is hosting a field trip to two local nonprofits on Thursday, May 18th. The trip will provide and inside view of how these organizations operate, you will also be able to meet professionals in the field. The morning site visit will be to Mobility International USA, and the afternoon site visit will be at Looking Glass Community Services. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, contact Molly Neher at, or use this link: Learn More & Apply Today

Research Project Opportunity at The Prevention Science Institute
Gain research and professional experience by participating in a research projects as a behavioral coder. The Prevention Science Institute is looking for sociology undergraduate students to participate as coders for fall, winter, and spring terms next year. This can be done for class credit or on a volunteer basis. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining research experience. The institute is especially looking for bilingual English and Spanish-speakers but it is not a requirement to participate. If you are interested email AnnaCecilia McWhirter at



Commencement Reminder

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 19thceremony.  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


University Day

University Day is an annual opportunity for students to give back to their campus. As a tradition that was originally created to beautify campus for commencement, University Day continues to be a day where students come together to take care of our campus. This is a great opportunity to not only take pride in our campus, but also get to know fellow students. All volunteers will also receive a University Day t-shirt.

When: Thursday May 18th between 9am and 4pm
Where: Meet at the Collier Lawn to volunteer