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Sociology Snippets – Winter 2022, Week 6

Sociology Snippets:  Winter 2022, Week 6

Hopefully you are all doing well in this busy time of midterms.  This Soc Snippets includes the following sections:

NEWS FROM UO SOCIOLOGY

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

UO EVENTS

CAREER WEBINAR

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

NEWS FROM UO SOCIOLOGY

1.  “Concentrations” for the Sociology major are now here!  These tracks are aimed to steer you through the major by routing you toward classes that interest you most.  Go to the website to read about them and sign up for one:  https://sociology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-program/sociology-major-concentrations/

2. The UO Sociology Peer Leadership program is accepting applications from Sociology majors interesting in supporting their peers and department via a one-credit (two term) project-based class.  To learn more and apply (application period is open through end of Week 7), click here:   https://forms.gle/TZsx4rdRHic3Bd5r9

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

1. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is offering scholarships!

Visit the CAS Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information on each award’s criteria and average award amounts. Explore the website to review the significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships available to CAS students. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.  The deadline for student applicants is Monday, March 7, 2022.

 

2. Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) opportunities

Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) is an organization that helps undergraduates get involved in research for any discipline. We assist by hosting peer mentor office hours, workshops, and general events to connect undergraduate researchers.

How to Fund Your Independent Research Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 5:00 pm – Justice Bean 1201 or Virtual via Zoom

Interested in applying for research fellowships and other awards for your honors thesis or independent research project? Come to ASURE’s workshop on Tuesday, March 1 at 5pm to learn about the application process from members of the ASURE team that are fellowship recipients! Join us on Zoom or in person. If you’re joining us in person, please bring your UO ID card. Zoom link for remote attendees: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93662527697?pwd=ZUw2RW95YXRzWmQ4UVFNSHkzc0VzQT09

 

3.  Writing opportunity for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) annual zine (February 28, 2022)

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) is the largest, longest-running environmental law conference in the United States. PIELC is organized by student members of the Land Air Water environmental law society at the University of Oregon School of Law. Traditionally, PIELC is a weekend-long conference held in March. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting a virtual event again this year from March 3-6th.

Write for the  PIELC’s annual zine: the WELU (Western Environmental Law Update).  Today, the WELU serves as a companion piece to PIELC. While PIELC is a space for scientists, environmental lawyers, political figures, and activists to educate legal professionals on current issues in the field, the WELU is a platform for aspiring illustrators, poets, journalists, photographers, scientists, and storytellers to give their vital perspectives on issues relating to environmental justice. Therefore, WELU welcomes informal pieces that capture what it is like to live in today’s environmental and social paradigm. The theme for this year’s PIELC is ‘A Different Normal’. Feel free to consider this phrase while thinking about how the world we inhabit has changed in the last two years, the last two decades, or within your time at the university.

All students who have their pieces admitted to the WELU will be awarded a modest gift of $25.00 from the University of Oregon’s Land Air Water Society. For more information about PIELC, visit http://pielc.org/. For last year’s WELU, navigate to the ‘Land Air Water’ Tab. Please feel free to reach out to Miranda Barfield at mbar@uoregon.edu or kiring@uoregon.edu with questions or submissions. Our submission deadline will be February 28, 2022.

 

4.  The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops (due March 1, 2022)

The Kidd Workshops are a special yearlong sequence of courses that allows you to study your passion for creative writing and grow as an artist. Program highlights include:

  • Generous Scholarships (up to $3,000 each)
  • Workshop Original Poetry or Fiction
  • Small Classes with a Creative Community
  • Lectures by Visiting Writers and Faculty
  • Fulfills Half of the Requirements for the CRWR Minor
  • Mon/Wed, 2:00pm–3:50pm, Each Term

Applications include a short personal statement, an unofficial copy of your transcript (DuckWeb), and writing sample (Fiction → Up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction; Poetry → Up to four pages of poems).  Students may apply to both tracks.

Accepting applications beginning January 1, 2022

Deadline to Submit: Noon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

About the Kidd https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/

How to Apply https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/applying-to-the-workshops/To

 

5. Nominations for UO’s 2022 Sustainability Awards now open (deadlines vary, February to March)

Nominations are now open for several of the 2022 Sustainability Awards – Research and Innovation (two awards), Excellence in Teaching, Student Leadership (undergraduate and graduate awards), and others. I hope that you will nominate yourself or others for one or more of these awards!

Deadlines and nomination processes are on this page. They each have different deadlines so for your planning purposes:

  • Research and Innovation, due by February 11th.
  • Excellence in Teaching, due by March 4th.
  • Student Leadership, due by February 7th.

 

UO EVENTS

1. African Studies Lecture Series—Winter 2022 All Events held Wednesdays, 10-11.15 PST on zoom. Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/96444405160. NO Password Required   Wed, Feb 16—Tewodros Workneh. Kent State University. “Africa’s Imagination in American Culinary Adventure Reality Television” CAREER WEBINAR (FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION)

Career-Focused Webinar for Your Undergraduate Students

March 2, 3-4 p.m. Eastern/ 12-1 p.m. Pacific 

The skills that students learn in sociology courses are exactly the skills that employers say they are looking for: critical thinking, teamwork, data analysis, and multicultural awareness, to name a few. But how can you translate the things you learn in sociology to lines on your resume? Invite your undergraduate students to attend the webinar “Making the Most of Your Major: A Resume Workshop for Undergraduate Sociology Students,” designed specifically for them. Tom Buchanan of Mount Royal University will discuss how students can ensure that their resumes show off their sociology skills and offer tips for job searching.

Closed captioning provided; this event is open to anyone working or studying in an ASA Affiliate Department. Register here.

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students Office (346-3216, 164 Oregon Hall) for support.  https://dos.uoregon.edu/food

The Student Food Pantry

Location: The Student Food Pantry is located at 710 E. 17th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 – Please note the new location!   Phone: 541-913-9114
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.    Only for college students. Students may come once a week. Bring your student ID and a bag for food.

The Student Food Pantry—a ministry of the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Eugene and a partner agency with Food for Lane County—is open to all college students in the greater Eugene area.  The pantry provides free supplemental food for college students.  Depending upon availability, this may include canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables; bread, rice, pasta and cereal; canned beans, soups and other protein sources; dairy products, frozen meats and meat substitutes.  Additional quantities are given to students with children.

Produce Drop – Now Every Tuesday 3-5 pm

Hours: Every Tuesday of the academic term, 3-5pm.
Location: EMU Amphitheater, rain or shine
Bring: Mask; Student ID; Bag for your produce

Produce Drops are like a pop-up farmer’s stand, but everything is free to eligible students and their families. There’s no enrollment or sign-up. Just come and fill a bag with what you need.

The Produce Drops occur every Tuesday of the academic term. Questions? Want to get involved and help run these programs? Contact us at foodsecurity@uoregon.edu

Hearth & Table – Thursdays, 6-7 pm

Location: Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St (right by campus)
Hours: Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hearth & Table is maintaining a meal pick-up model, with the pick-up window being 6-7 pm. They offer completely free, chef-prepared, delicious and nutritious weekly meals, and are exploring creative ways to continue cooking education and community-building. Details available at begoodsoil.org/hearthandtable and @hearthandtableck on Instagram.

Additional Resources:

This UO webpage includes resources for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, technology, finances, and legal support: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/basicneeds/food/

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

1.  American Sociological Association Honors Program (Applications due February 18) 

There is still time for your junior and senior students to apply to ASA’s Honors Program, which provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of sociologists. Admitted students will have several professional development opportunities during the ASA Annual Meeting, such as presenting their work in a roundtable paper session and participating in workshops on careers and graduate school. Applications are due February 18. Click here for more information and to access the application.

 

2.  Paid Affordable Housing/Community Development Intern (application due April 8, 2022)

Are you community-minded?  Passionate about making a positive impact in peoples’ lives?  Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in underserved communities?  If so, this opportunity in Roseburg, Oregon may be the right fit for you.

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its 25th Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within the Affordable Housing Development field.   Selected interns are placed with CCRH members and partner organizations in CA, OR, and WA state through the internship program. CCRH member and partner nonprofit organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by building, maintaining, and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 24 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students from historically underrepresented rural, farmworker, immigrant, Native American, and low-income communities to rewarding careers in the affordable housing and community development field.  Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in affordable housing.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development, and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field.  Students with a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of low-income and underserved communities.  All majors are welcome to apply.

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college students from rural, farmworker, Native American, immigrant, or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Internship Program begins in June 2022 and ends on May 31, 2023. Interns must commit to the following work schedule: full-time (40 hours a week) June – August 2022, part-time work (16 – 20 hrs. a week) during the academic year from September 2022 – May 2023 and be able to participate in a three-day in-person training at UC Davis and periodic online training between July –  August 2022. Given the current pandemic, interns will engage in a hybrid model of remote and in-person day-to-day work at the host site. CCRH pays for all intern lodging and meals per CCRH guidelines.

PAY RATE:  The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

Apply today to get a head-start on your career as you learn and gain invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development.  Download an application from this email, if available, or email Roda@calruralhousing.org to request one. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.  

To learn more visit us here:

CCRH Website

Instagram @ccrh_Internship

CCRH Internship Program Facebook

 

3.  Portland Internship Experience is accepting applications for paid internships through February 18th.

The Portland Internship Experience connects undergraduate UO students with a select group of Portland-based small businesses, nonprofits, and community and educational organizations. Students will receive a $5,000 philanthropically funded stipend from the UO, which will support their participation in an unpaid internship in the Portland area during summer 2022.

The program focuses on social justice, community building, racial equity, and economic recovery. Building on the success of last year’s program, we will be able to serve more students this year. Fifty internship sites have been selected from more than 100 who applied to host an intern, with a wide range of focus areas such as communication, business, public policy, education, and more.

To learn more about the incredible experiences last year’s students had, including some of their reflections about the program, see this inspiring Around the O article.

Students are asked to fill out an application, including references, by February 18. In early March, students selected to advance to the next stage of the program will be invited to apply to individual internship sites and offered support with writing cover letters and resumes. The internship sites will then decide which students to interview and offer their position to a chosen student. Thus, not every student accepted into the program is guaranteed an internship.

The students who accept internships will work up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks between late June and early September. Students will identify career competencies that they want to focus on during their internship and be supported in achieving those goals. Students will also receive an orientation, as well as professional development and support services from the university and will have the chance to participate in social gatherings and events with other students in the program this summer.

Key goals of the program – which is made possible through the work of a variety of UO departments – are to remove barriers and provide access and support for organizations that may not have the budget for a paid intern and students who would greatly benefit from a professional opportunity but need funding support.

Students can learn more about the program in several different ways:

We have created an online folder with social media graphics, a poster, and email language you might find helpful in promotion to students.

 

4.  The Oregon Research Institute (ORI) would like to invites participants to join two ongoing studies.

Eating Behavior Treatment:

This study invites women who engage in disordered eating behaviors to participate in a group-based treatment program study.

Participants must be women in the Eugene area between the ages of 18-34 and MRI eligible. If you are eligible and decide to participate you can receive up to $305 over the span of the nine month study.

Project Health:

This study is open to both men and women aged 17-20.

Participants will take part in 6 weeks of group lifestyle coaching or educational videos designed to help build body confidence and teach skills to develop more control over-eating and exercise habits. In addition to attending groups or watching the educational videos, participants are also asked to complete 5 research assessment visits which are spread out over two years, for which you’ll be compensated up to $220.

If you’re interested in participating, you can find out more about this study and complete a quick, confidential eligibility screener at www.ProjectHealthORI.com.

If you have any questions about either study, contact Camy Sibley by email at csibley@ori.org.