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…

Racial Inequality in America

By Kameryn Gill The issue of inequality in America has plagued American society since as early as United States history can date back. Many American citizens have strived for equal opportunity of all races for quite some time. America is supposed to be the “land of free”, but is this statement actually truthful? Are we…

The Sociological World of Installation Art

By Tia Harne In today’s contemporary society, the concept of art and the world in which it belongs is difficult to define. What constitutes art? What is an art world? According to Howard Becker, an American sociologist revered for his studies of occupations, education and art, that which is considered art and its respective art…

AmeriCorps Job Opportunities – For IUP Seniors

Applications are currently being accepted for 20-plus positions for the 2018-2019 Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Visit Website: https://lakeeffectleaders.com/ The organization is interested in recruit graduating seniors interested in a service-oriented career path? Lake Effect Leaders is a multi-county intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA Program Grant which serves as a pipeline for nonprofit leadership development. Led…

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…

Social Psychology and Disability

By Rob Matchett At some point in everyone’s life they will either have known someone with a disability or have had a disability themselves. Disability can manifest from genetics, a spur of the moment injury or ailment, or as a result to the aging process. When we study disability what we see is a lot…

Helping Professional’s Perceptions of Male Victimization in Prisons

By Chelsea Clark Between the years of 1980 and 2015, the number of Americans incarcerated increased from 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Of those 2.2 million, 93.2% are males.  In addition, around 5% of men disclose being victimized while incarcerated. Take a look at this clip Based on the social construction of masculinity, men are…