Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship 2020

Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship Summer 2020 – May 2021 In keeping with Frederick Douglass’ life of public service and commitment to equity and access, the Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are offering teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final…

Sociology Graduation Ceremony 2019

2019 IUP Sociology Department Graduation Ceremony May 11th, 2019 Opening Remarks: Dr. Michelle Sandhoff Presentation of Undergraduate Degrees: Dr. Dana Hysock-Witham Undergraduate Student Speaker: Autumn Dietrich Presentation of Graduate Degrees: Dr. Melanie Duncan Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Kylie Smith Kay Snyder & Tom Nowak Award for Department Service: Dr. Melanie Duncan

Transformational Leadership – a poem

By Andrew J. Hughes Andrew is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology’s Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors, Ph.D. program and the director of the Garthwait Leadership Center at Gettysburg College.  What does it mean to transform or to be transformed? Is it to be a part of a revolution? An…

SOC 151 Offered Online this SUMMER @IUPEDU – Enroll Today

I am happy to announce that the sociology department is offering sections of Principles of Sociology (SOC 151) Online this summer. Please review the attached flyer for more info and consider registering for this course if it suits your needs. You are expected to take 9 credits of social science courses as part of your…

Common Sense Gun Laws: A Social Issue

By Megan Langmyer In today’s society we have adapted to various social issues surrounding the modification of todays’ society. We agreed that women deserved more rights than were given to them during the suffragette movement, that separate does not mean equal during the civil rights movement and teenagers led rallies to protest the social issues of…

Save Our Budget – Fill A Bus – APSCUF

JOIN APSCUF ON February 22, 2018 “#Prepared4PA Rally” Bus Trip to Harrisburg Capital We have been asked to join IUP administration and students to rally during the PASSHE Senate budget hearing to show our support for the funding of PASSHE and higher education.  Listed below is my “TOP TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD join us for…

Fergie, Objectification, and Sociological Dreamworlds

By Savannah Heaton It is no surprise that modern music videos have become more sexual and provocative than ever before. However, most people do not understand the implications behind the sexual nature of music videos. Sut Jhally produced a film titled Dreamworlds 3 that gives viewers an insightful look into the world of sexually explicit,…

Call For Proposals: PASSHE Women’s Consortium @IUPedu #IUP

The Indiana University of PA President’s Commission on the Status of Women and Women’s and Gender Studies Department is proud to host the 2017 PASSHE Women’s Consortium Annual Conference at Indiana University of PA on September 29-30, 2017.  Our conference theme is “We Are Stronger Together: Intersectionality in a Diverse World.”  Please spread the word…

Beauty, Status, Sugar: Age-Discrepancy in Relationships

By: Ashley Niccolai “You should never date anyone half your age plus seven.” Age may only be just a number, but when it comes to romantic partnerships, having a large age gap is something that is imbued with stigma. It is commonplace for age discrepant relationships to be perceived as transactional barter: a young woman…