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Sociology Snippets – November 1, 2017

Happy First Day of November! 

We may be all sugar crashing from yesterday’s festivities but in this week’s Sociology Snippets we have some interesting leadership, career and educational opportunities for you. As always if you have information you would like me to share or questions about sociology, please feel free to contact me.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign Up: 

New Applied Sociology Class
Ever want to apply all those analytic skills you are developing in your sociology classes to real world issues? We’ve got the class on that! A new two term seminar entitled “Social Problems: Applied Approaches” (Soc 407) will be taught by Amy Leubbers in Winter and Spring quarters. This class will include both in-class and experiential out-of-class components, helping to forge connections between classroom learning and real world social problems. Please contact Amy Luebbers ( for more information.

Join the Sociology Peer Advising Team!
Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Advising program. Peer Advisors not only provide essential advising resources for students they also assist the Undergraduate Program Director (me) in all sorts of ways – developing a sociology club, putting together newsletters, contacting alumni and coming up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. See here for application information:

Environmental Leadership Program
There are still a few spaces available in the Environmental Leadership Program!  We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until the projects are full.  However we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you can plan your winter term.  For application information see here: Here is a little more information on the projects:

  • Restoring Connections – If you have a love of local flora and fauna, and/or are interested in a career in teaching (either formal classroom or informal with nonprofits), and/or like the idea of spending time out at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum hiking and getting young students excited about exploring nature, consider this project.  This team will be working with lower elementary grades.
  • Canopy Connections – If you like the idea of teaching children about forest biology/ecology, and spending time exploring the majestic old-growth forests of the PNW, all the while sharing your enthusiasm for exploring, learning, and stewarding our natural world, consider this project.  This team will be working with mostly 6th & 7th graders. BI 213, BI 307 or ENVS 410 are recommended (but not required)
  • Climate and Phenology – If you are interested in ecological research and/or graduate school, consider this project; it is our most scientifically rigorous one.

Interested in Graduate Study in PPPM?

PPPM offers master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning, Nonprofit Management, and Public Administration. If you’re interested in attending grad school, either next year or in the next few years, I’d like to invite you to PPPM’s information session: 

Friday, November 3
Noon- 1:30 pm
Hendricks Hearth

You will hear about our three graduate programs from each program’s head, learn more about faculty research interests, and hear from current grad students about their experiences. If you plan on attending please RSVP to Bob Choquette ( by Thursday. We’ll be providing lunch, so we want to be sure we have enough food.

Law School Fair
Law School Fair  – Saturday, November 11, 2017, Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
Stop by the annual Law School Fair to connect with admissions officers from over 60 law schools! Gain tips for admissions, scholarships, and more. Two test prep companies and the UO Undergraduate Law Society will also be present. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of two LSAT prep course scholarships just for attending the fair!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Law School Admissions Panel: How to Prepare Effectively for Law School – Featuring admissions representatives from four west coast law schools.

11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Law School Fair Expo – Connect with representatives from over 60 law schools!

 A list of attending schools and tips for preparing for the law fair can be found at the UO Prelaw Advising Blog