Sociology Snippets Newsletter
Hello Sociology Majors!
If you can tear yourself away from the Ducks vs Bears game for a minute, we’ve got some interesting opportunities for you this week – study abroad scholarships, a webinar about how to translate your soc degree into a meaningful career, and a chance to volunteer as a youth mentor. Hopefully by the time you all have read this, we’ve had our fourth straight win – coming back from that 14 point halftime deficit.
As always if you have any questions or something you want to share in Sociology Snippets feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship
Are you interested in studying or interning abroad in the summer, fall, or academic year 2017-2018 and are looking for scholarship opportunities to support your plans?
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is a great scholarship that is awarded to over 2,300 students each year who are studying abroad and are currently receiving the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid. The Gilman scholarship is up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those studying a critical need language while abroad.
Deadline: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by 9:59pm Pacific Time (11:59pm Central Time)
Career and Internship Opportunities
Building Your Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
In this webinar two young professionals who majored in sociology will share how a degree in sociology shaped their career paths and how sociological principles are employed in their positions on a daily basis. Their comments and advice to sociology students will be supplemented by Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University who will be presenting data on the kinds of skills that employers are looking for and how sociology majors are using their skills in the workplace. She will also discuss how sociology programs can support the career readiness of their students.
When: Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 3-4pm EST
Where: Online, Click here to register
NEW Leadership Oregon Applications
NEW Leadership™ Oregon is the award-winning women’s leadership development program housed at the Center for Women’s Leadership. Open to all women enrolled at any university/college/community college in Oregon, the six-day residential program educates and encourages outstanding college women to develop paths towards leadership. Learn more about the program here: https://www.pdx.edu/womens-leadership/about-new-leadership-oregon
Applications are due Feb. 22, 2017. Applications are available online here. Any woman enrolled in an Oregon college or university during the current academic school year is eligible to apply. We encourage students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds to apply. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mariana at the Center for Women’s Leadership at 503-725-2895.
BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!
If you’re into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply today to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs.
Check out where we go: www.operationgroundswell.com
PeaceJam with Oscar Arias
With President Oscar Arias’ visit coming up PeaceJam has several events planned. On Friday, March 10th Oscar Arias will be giving a free public lecture in Straub from 7-8:30pm.Oscar Arias will then be hosting the PeaceJam Youth Conference March 11-12th, which is intended for teens 14-19. The conference includes workshops, service projects with community partners, several addresses by Arias and small group activities and discussions led by UO student Mentors.
PeaceJam is also currently recruiting UO students to act as Mentors for the youth conference. They have space for about 50 mentors and all mentors will receive training in small group facilitation and leadership working with teens in a social change environment. The link for students to apply is here: PeaceJam Mentor Application
Student Food Access Research
Kiara Kashuba, is an undergraduate in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management and the Robert D. Clark Honors College. She is writing her senior thesis on student food security, focusing on access to food for University of Oregon students. This has proven to be an important issue on campuses nationwide and participation in her study by UO students is critical to understanding how this issue takes shape on our campus.Kiara is hoping you could assist her in completing this study by answering her IRB approved survey (link below).The more responses she is able to get the more informative her study will be.
Students may enter a drawing to receive a $10 gift card to Whole Foods Market Eugene upon completion of the survey.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com / 503-494-2506.
It’s quite a time to be a sociology major. I’m sure you’re all busy using your Sociological Imaginations to analyze the myriad political events occurring on the national and international scene over the past few days.
This week we have a lot of information for you – from graduate programs, to scholarships to research opportunities. As always feel free to contact me with questions, comments or other items for sociology snippets.
Have a great week. Enjoy the sun and Go Ducks!
Peer Advising Office Hours
Need advice on classes to take? What to do with your sociology degree? How to figure out how soon you can graduate? The peer advisors have the following office hours this Winter.
Tuesday 8-9:30am and 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Margaret J. Wiese Scholarship
The Health Professions Program invites you to apply for the Margaret J. Wiese scholarship, which honors outstanding students who have an interest in health and family related matters, particularly in health preservation and enhancement, health education, nutrition and/or family health and well-being. If you are interested in any of these areas, we encourage you to read through the review criteria and application instructions on our website. Juniors, seniors, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students are eligible. To apply, please complete the online application (Links to an external site.) and submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 24th.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
UROP Mini-grant program
Provides awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. The awards may be used by recipients to purchase materials, equipment, and supplies that are necessary to complete their project and/or assist with travel expenses related to their project.
Deadline: February 6
VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship
Provides a $5,000 stipend to conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.
Deadline: April 10
Center for the Study of Women in Society Research Grant
CSWS Research Grant for Undergraduate Students: applications due January 30
Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship: funding amount: $1,000. The Center for the Study of Women in Society invites applications from University of Oregon undergraduate students writing a senior thesis or producing a comparable senior project anywhere on campus, within a wide range of disciplines, as long as the thesis or project relates to women and/or gender, and demonstrates support of women’s empowerment. This award honors the life and work of Jane Higdon (Links to an external site.). Financial support for this scholarship is provided by the Jane Higdon Foundation (Links to an external site.). Awards are subject to conditions set by CSWS, which falls under the purview of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Students must meet financial need criteria in order to apply. For more information, please refer to the application guidelines.
Read about earlier Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship winners
- 2009-10 UO Student AlexAnn Westlake Awarded the Inaugural Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
- 2010-11 Shelley Annette Grosjean (History) and Sara S. Quinn (Anthropology) chosen as co-winners for Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
UO Undergraduate Symposium
The UO’s annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative scholarship. Students from every academic discipline can submit to present their research or creative work to members of the UO’s community of scholars.
Deadline: March 10
Summer Research Opportunities
There are many opportunities to conduct research and creative scholarship away from the University of Oregon during the summer. These opportunities are hosted by a wide variety of institutions and occur in many different academic disciplines.
OREGON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL Now accepting EDITORIAL BOARD applications!
The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that showcases high-quality undergraduate work in the sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of Oregon. OUR Journal is currently accepting applications to serve on the student editorial board. Members of the editorial board are involved in every step of the publication process, from peer review to copy editing and layout design. Qualifications:
-University of Oregon undergraduate graduating after Spring 2017 -Interest in editing and peer review -Editorial, research, and/or design experience -Self-motivated, committed, and flexible -Strong passion for undergraduate research
The online application can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/F3J7H4CuPsbn419K2 (Links to an external site.)
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout Winter 2017.
PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 10th, 2017
For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much and we look forward to receiving your application! Attached: OUR
The ASUO Men’s Center is going to be hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary film, the “13th”. This film delves into the white supremacist history of this country’s prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration; as well as it’s origins to slavery from the 1800s.
The Men’s Center is collaborating with Black Student Leadership groups on our campus to put on this event. After the screening, there will be breakout sessions to discuss and debrief the film.
The event is next Thursday, January 26th @ 6 p.m. It will be in Straub 156. The film will start promptly at 6:20 pm. The discussions will follow after a short break at the end of the film.
Professional Journalism Master’s Program
The School of Journalism and Communication’s Professional Journalism Master’s Program is looking for inquisitive, highly motivated, and forward thinking individuals who are interested in making a difference in their communities and society at large. If this is you, we are here to provide you with the skills you need to achieve your professional goals.
Our Professional Journalism Master’s Program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees in other fields, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional journalism skills within a vibrant intellectual context.
This intense program begins with summer immersion courses that will provide students with a solid background in the skills needed for advanced graduate course work. This is followed by at least three quarters of course work, tailored to the individual interests of each student. The program culminates in either the creation of a top notch professional project or a substantive internship.
The program also offers the option of specializing in science and/or environmental reporting.
Application review for Summer 2017 admission will begin on February 1, but we will continue to accept applications until all available spots are filled.
More information about the program is available at http://journalism.uoregon.edu/academics/grad/journalism.
What a first week of the quarter this has been so far – given the messages I’m receiving in my inbox it sounds like many of you are still stranded in airports across the country. Hang in there and safe travels! Know that you are in good company as many of your fellow Ducks make a slow, icy, snowy sojourn back to Eugene as well.
This week in Soc Snippets we have scholarship, internship and research presentation opportunities.
Undergraduate Program Director
The application process for 2017-2018 scholarships and fellowships is now open.
Scholarships for International students
The Office of International Affairs offers a number of scholarships to international students. You can see them here: http://isss.uoregon.edu/scholarships. For an online workshop about applying for these scholarships, see here:http://isss.uoregon.edu/sites/isss1.uoregon.edu/files/scholarships_online_workshop.pdf
Safe Ride Volunteers
ASUO Safe Ride offers a free, safe alternative to traveling alone at night. We give rides to students, faculty and staff, in groups of at-risk people (3 people or less) and we can travel within our boundaries which consist of about a 3-5 mile radius around campus.
Safe Ride is in need of passionate, positive, and enthusiastic volunteers! When you volunteer for Safe Ride, you make running another van possible, and allow an additional schedule to open up. This is extremely important in decreasing the number of people we are forced to turn away each night. Safe Ride is dedicated to giving students, faculty, and staff a safe alternative to traveling alone at night or being stuck in a potentially dangerous situation.
Volunteering is a huge help to us, our campus community, and you! It is a fun and easy way to earn volunteer hours, meet new people, and get to know the streets of Eugene. By volunteering you’re signing up for a 2-2.5 hour shift, one night per week, every week. We want our volunteers to be consistent but if you cannot make it to a volunteer shift for any reason feel free to let us know and we will accommodate your schedule. Shifts are available in Winter term for 6pm-8pm, 8pm-10pm, or 10pm-12am on Sunday-Thursday.
You can get involved by emailing us at email@example.com and/or filling out this brief questionnaire:
We would love to have you join the Safe Ride team!
Victim Advocate Training
Please see the attached flyer and an application for volunteering with Kids’ FIRST. Application deadline for Winter Volunteer Victim Advocate Training is
Research Presentation Opportunity
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 2017 Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 18 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-7 pm and a co-sponsored talk (with theCenter for Global Health) at 7 pm by Professor Robert Fullilove (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University)—“Mass Incarceration and its Impact on Community Health”
Abstracts for student presentations at the 2017 event are due by 11:59 pm on March 10 and are submitted via the Undergraduate Research Symposium website (http://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/). The submission link will “go live” on January 4, 2017. Questions about submissions should be directed firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an information session for students planned for Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm in the Global Scholars Hall Learning Commons.
Welcome to week 10!
You are all in the home stretch – a few more classes and a couple of tests and you will have rightfully earned a break from the books for a few weeks.
That said, this is perhaps one of the most interesting times in recent history to be a Sociology major. This unprecedented political season is ripe for sociological analysis of class, race, region, gender, and nation among myriad other aspects of the social world. I hope your class discussions on these topics have been lively and insightful.
I do want to reiterate, in the wake of the election, that as ever the Department of Sociology remains committed to valuing diversity and maintaining a welcoming environment for all students based on learning, inquiry and mutual respect.
Best of luck on finals and, as always, Go Ducks!
Undergraduate Program Director
We are in the middle of revamping the department website. As part of the redesign process we are looking to include photos that capture sociological images. Do you have such a photo? Photos that illustrate a sociological concept? Photos of a project you’ve made for a class? Photos that just scream SOCIOLOGY? If so – send them my way (email@example.com) and should yours end up on the website you can choose a prize from the Sociology Grab Bag (yes, it exists).
American Sociological Association Honors Program
Are you interested in learning more about sociology as a discipline? Perhaps considering a career in sociology? The ASA Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meetings. By participating in the Honors Program, students develop long-lasting networks with other aspiring sociologists while their sponsoring departments have a chance to “showcase” their own quality programs and their most outstanding students.
The application deadline for participation is February 15th. You can see the application guidelines here: http://www.asanet.org/teaching-learning/undergraduate-student-resources/honors-program
Diana May Woodruff Scholarship
Thinking about going into social work as a career? The Sociology Department has a fellowship for undergraduates who are planning to pursue a career in social work. It is designed to be used on your undergraduate education, not for graduate school. For more application information about the Diana Woodruff fellowship, see here: http://cassites.uoregon.edu/sociology/undergraduate-program/scholarship-opportunity-for-sociology-majors-interested-in-a-career-in-social-work/
Do you need a sociology tutor? Would you like to tutor other students in sociology? Undergraduates who are interested in receiving tutoring may sign up on the board between rooms 706 and 707 PLC. Graduate students and skilled undergraduates who are willing to offer tutoring can sign up on an adjacent board. Please let Sociology Advisor Elizabeth Milner (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions.
Master’s Degree in Public Sociology
Wondering what to do with your sociology degree after graduation? Consider Humboldt State University’s Master’s Degree in Public Sociology. The HSU Master’s Program in Sociology fosters a network of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are committed to Sociology, social justice and social action. At HSU we focus on public sociology, which takes sociological knowledge and skills beyond the confines of the academy into the communities where these resources are much needed. Whether speaking to girls and boys about media, gender and violence or consulting with a non-profit on a community survey on corporatization and locally owned business, the work of our faculty and students is tightly interwoven with our local communities.
Learn more here:
Hi Sociology Majors,
It’s that time of the quarter, when you are staring down midterms. So we’ve got a short Soc Snippets this week – peer advisors, career shadowing and a summer service learning opportunity.
Good luck on midterms and Go Ducks!
Undergraduate Program Director
Hi Sociology Majors!
Well, it appears that the glorious Oregon summer has left us and fall is in full swing. While some of us may be picking ourselves back up after the crushing defeat by UW on Saturday, hopefully this week’s Sociology Snippets will have some opportunities that will raise your spirits. This week we have information for those of you interested in politics, in conducting sociological research, seeking funding for your studies or looking for information about how to build a successful and fulfilling career with a sociology degree.
Happy Indigenous People’s Day.
Undergraduate Program Director
Welcome to Fall Quarter 2016, Sociology Majors!
I hope you all had interesting, adventure filled, and (of course) deeply sociological, summers. Now back to the work of being a Duck! We’ve got an exciting line up of classes and events this quarter, as well as several new staff members to welcome.
As always, if you have questions (or just want to pick up your Sociology Sticker) feel free to email or visit me during my office hours in 720 PLC.
Congratulations, you made it to week 10! Summer and, for some of you, graduation, are right around the corner. I’ve just got two brief announcements for you this week. But remember, feel free to send me any information you’d like me to share with sociology majors and minors and I’m happy to include it.
- New Career and Advising Services
- Be a Student Ambassador!
Happy *almost* summer and Go Ducks!
Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!
This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got a last call for Sociology Honors Program Applications, information on getting funding for graduate studies and a screening of a new documentary by sociology prof Michael Dreiling.
Have a great week and Go Ducks!