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.”…

Scholarship Essay Competition – Minc Law Online Harassment Essay

The Minc Law Scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who wants to continue learning in college should get the chance to do so. Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to their college tuition…

MY SUPERPOWER IS SOCIOLOGY, WHAT’S YOURS?

By Robert M. Matchett INTRODUCTION What does it mean to be a sociologist? This is a question that I have spent the last seven years of my life trying to answer. We know how to define sociology; but what does it mean to be a sociologist? Here is my take on this question. Being a…

A Sociological Perspective on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

By Emily Walsh Introduction By 1917, all states in the United States of America passed laws making it a requirement for all school-age children to attend school (Education, 2018). With the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, it made it a constitutional right for all students to receive the same education (Zinn, 2003). But to…

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…

Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery

By Ginalynne DeCesare August 23rd is marked as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This date had marked the beginning of the end for the transatlantic slave trade. Unfortunately, this event did not mark the end of slavery altogether. Modern-day slavery in the 21st century is still a widespread…

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…

IUP Hiring Student Peer Educators

IUP is hiring new Peer Educators for the upcoming academic year and our current staff identified sociology students as fantastic candidates for the position. I am asking you to pass on this information to your students in the hopes that they are interested in a paid leadership experience next year. Peer Educators aim to encourage students…