Women Leaders: A Strategic Advantage

Christine M. Nowik is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves as the department chair of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World summit, recently shared her perspectives on leadership in “What Happens when Women Stop Leading like Men.”…

Administration and Leadership Studies PHD Info Night @IUPedu #IUP

Are you interested in earning your PhD program in Administration and Leadership Studies?  Come join us on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the HUB Allegheny Room on the IUP Campus for an information night to learn more about this program. The PhD program will enroll new students in Indiana for Summer 2018.  This is a part-time…

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, What is the MARTI Conference About After All?

by Sara Starke I attended a conference put on by the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI). This MARTI Conference was titled “Promoting Recovery and Wellness; For Individuals, Families, and Communities.” I learned about the roots of the opioid epidemic, drug and alcohol addiction causes, recovery options for addicts and families, suicide prevention, treatments for…

History of Psychedelics in Western Culture

Undoubtedly, figureheads, such as, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Ken Kesey, in the psychedelic movement had huge cultural impact during the 1960’s and beyond. From the anti-establishment to the radically spiritual views, ideologies proposed during the 1960’s revolutionized popular culture.

Ascribed Statuses: observed through Beyoncé

I will discuss how Beyoncé may never be just a person, but rather must be a black female person, and how she both actively fights and embraces these ascribed statuses she has experienced in life.

Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?

By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…

Understanding Racial Oppression

For those interested in understanding and tearing down systems of racial oppression, the writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Franz Fanon, and Paolo Friere are essential reading.  In this excellent essay, Soc 362 (Racial and Ethnic Minorities) student, Sarah Edmiston reflects on what these authors say about the different roles that White folks (as colonizers/oppressors) and people…

What Sociology Can Tell Us About Intellectual Disabilities

By Robert Matchett Defining Intellectual Disability: Intellectual Disability (ID) is a new diagnostic term that is being used in the DSM-V, to replace the older terminology of Mental Retardation (MR). According to The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Intellectual Disability is defined as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning…

Domestic Violence: Men as the Victims

By Chelsea Ann Clark  Every day, there are 20 people per minute in the United States who are becoming victims of physical domestic violence. That’s 1,200 people an hour and 28,800 people a day. By definition domestic violence entails many other areas such as: physical, sexual, stalking, psychological or financial abuse. So what would the…