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Sociology News & Events

  • Graduate Student Workshop

    This Friday (Nov. 14th) is the next Sociology Graduate Student Workshop and Social.
    We will start with the workshop at 3:30 pm in SS 338.  Professors Doyle and Kuipers will present on "An MA Thesis or a Professional Paper?"  We hope that this workshop will help take some of the anxiety out of the process for both 1st and 2nd -year students and that 2nd-year students will share their experiences with the 1st-year students. 
    The social part will start after the workshop at about 5:30 PM at Draught Works Brewery (915 Toole Ave) where we will gather for food, drinks, and further conversation.

  • New Alumni Survey Booklet

    Thanks to a generous donation from Sociology Department alumnus, Tom Cotter, Class of '53, the Sociology Department recently conducted a survey of all alumni who had graduated between 1982 and 2012.  During the summer of 2013, alumni were contacted by the SSRL Research Team (Professors Dan Doyle and Dusten Hollist, and graduate students Nikki Camp and Mike King) to collect data on the career paths of graduates in Sociology from the University of Montana.  The UM Sociology Alumni Survey booklet lists employment and education information on all of those who responded.  Under each name, the respondent's most current job is listed last and an asterisk (*) designates whether the respondent is willing to be contacted by students who are interested in information about the respondent's careers and education history.  (Respondents' contact information is available through the Sociology Department's main office.)

  • Presentation of Undergraduate Student Awards for 2014

    The following students were awarded Sociology Department awards in the spring 2014.  We will be accepting applications for awards for 2015 in the Spring.  See the Scholarship Page on this site.

    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.

    Amy Leach (Inequality and Social Justice Option, Sociology)

    Ally Guldborg (Criminology Option, Sociology)

    Chloe Walker (General Sociology)

    Angela Molvig (Rural and Environmental Change Option, Sociology)

    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: Marin Keys

    Award for Contribution to Academic Programs in Sociology: Ryan Janes

    Carly Christine Phillips Award in Applied Sociology: Paige Ely


  • Award Winning Students, Staff, and Faculty

    Daisy Rooks leads a discussion with GLI students.

    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.

    Teresa Sobieszczyk with the US Ambassador to Vietnam

    Teresa Sobieszczyk with the US Ambassador to Vietnam

    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.

    Members of the Criminology Research Group (CRG), in affiliation with UM's Social Science Research Laboratory (SSRL), received a Certificate of Outstanding Program Award fro the Montana board of Crime Control for their contributions to public safety, crime prevention, and victim assistance to the State of Montana.  The CRG and its collaborating partner, Alliance for Youth in Great Falls were honored at this year's award ceremony.  Members of the CRG include Sociology Professors Dusten Hollist, James Burfeind, Daniel Doyle, and Jackson Bunch, and SSRL Administrator, Chuck Harris.   It also includes former Sociology graduate student and current adjunct faculty member, Patrick McKay, Education Leadership PhD candidate, Aislinn HeavyRunner-Rioux, Sociology graduate students, Daniel Acton, Nicole Camp, and Gabe Downy, and Sociology undergraduate students Luke Stenslie, Murphy Moran, and Kenneth Westphal.

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