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Department of Sociology
Social Science 333
Missoula, MT 59812-1584
phone: (406) 243-5281
fax: (406) 243-5951
Have you ever thought about the possibility of going to graduate school for additional education after you finish your bachelor’s degree? Are you interested in finding out more? The UM Sociology Department is sponsoring a presentation on going to graduate school in Sociology.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 21st at 3 PM in room 330 of the Social Sciences Building. Topics covered include: Why should I consider going to graduate school? What is the application process like? What financial aid is available? And what does the UM Sociology Department have to offer? This event is open to all interested students and community members. Refreshments will be served.
Only 2 workshops left! Join us for the Discussion/Presentation (3:30-5:15) in SS 330, followed by Happy Hour (family and friends invited) (5:30-6:30)
The Happy Hour locations are listed belowNovember 15
Topic: What are Faculty Doing? Meet Faculty, Find Out about their Research, and Learn about Research Opportunities
Faculty: Professors Balch, Bunch, and Rooks
Happy Hour: Tamarack Brewery
Topic: Student/Faculty Conference Presentations (A warm-up for PSA; a review from ASC)
Faculty: Burfeind and Winkler and Sociology Faculty
Happy Hour: Finn and Porter
Are you graduating in May, 2014?
If so, you are required to file your graduation application by October 1st!
All Sociology Majors who wish to graduate at the end of Spring Semester 2014 will need to fill out and file their graduation applications. You will need to consult your transcript, the Sociology and General Education checklists, and get a signature from the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator (Professor Doyle) or the Chair (Professor Kuipers). You may contact Professor Dan Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning on graduating in December, 2013?
AWWWK!! Students who haven’t filed a graduation application and are hoping to graduate at the end of Fall Semester 2013 need to contact Professor Doyle immediately!
The following students were awarded Sociology Department awards in the spring.
Mortar Board Outstanding Senior Awards:
One outstanding senior from each emphasis area and from sociology in general were selected based on their cumulative GPA and a demonstrated commitment to the discipline of sociology through professional development, leadership, and service. Students were honored in a ceremony on Friday, May 17, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre by President Engstrom and the Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board at UM.
Emily Peters (Inequality and Social Justice Option, Sociology)
Eric Speer (Criminology Option, Sociology)
Emily Steinberg (General Sociology)
Allyson Talaska (Rural and Environmental Change Option, Sociology)
Emily Peters, Eric Speer, Emily Steinberg, Allyson Talaska
The following awards were presented by the Sociology Department at our Commencement ceremony in the Adams Center on May 18, 2013. They are awarded annually to the top students in each category. For more information on the award, please see Undergraduate Awards.
Award for Academic Excellence: Emily Ballinger
Award for Contribution to Academic Programs in Sociology: Melissa Darko
Carly Christine Phillips Award in Applied Sociology: Leo Ferguson and Dustin Satterfield
Sociology undergraduate, Paige Ely, and faculty member, Daisy Rooks, were recent recipients of one of the annual Davidson Honors College Student-Faculty Summer Research Awards. Three faculty-students teams were selected to receive funding to help cover summer research project expenses. Paige Ely is a senior from San Diego majoring in sociology and minoring in biology. Her topic is "Children and Malnutrition in Low-Income Families". She will conduct a study by collecting ethnographic field notes of her observations at the Missoula Food Bank, including the quantity of food each child receives, the nutritional value of the food, and how children and food bank staff interact. Her goal is to use the results to work with the Missoula Food Bank and the Missoula County Health Department to improve the health and livelihood of Missoula's children.
Daisy Rooks leads a discussion with GLI students.
Assistant Professor Daisy Rooks has been awarded the 2013 Cox Educational Excellence Award. The prestigious Cox Award was established to encourage and reward junior faculty members in the area of teaching.
Sociology graduate student Mike King received the 2013 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award during the Employee Recognition Day Awards. This University-wide award recognizes Mike's outstanding TA work in Sociology and Chemistry.
Sociology graduate student Cassie Sheets is the winner of the award for the best paper in the Social Sciences at the 2013 University of Montana Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference. Her paper was titled: "The Sweet Grass Hills: A Foucaultian Discourse Analysis of Blackfeet Indian Power".
Associate Professor Kathy Kuipers was honored at the 2013 Student Affairs Faculty Recognition Reception for her hard work on the American Indian Student Services Advisory Board.
Administrative Associate Adelle Mackey was an honoree at the 2013 Student Affairs Staff Recognition Reception in recognition of her exceptional work with Student Services.
Teresa Sobieszczyk with the US Ambassador to Vietnam
Associate Professor Teresa Sobieszczyk spent the 2012-2013 academic year in Vietnam on a Fulbright Award.
Professors Kathy Kuipers and Daisy Rooks were selected to teach Global Leadership Initiative freshman seminars during Autumn Semester, 2013. Professor Kuiper's course is entitled "Who Are You? Identity in our Social World," and Professor Rooks' course is titled "Privation in a Land of Plenty: Hunger and Homelessness in the US".
Sociology graduate student Scott Byington won the 2013 Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship. Rumor has it that Scott is the first social sciences student to receive this scholarship.