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Molding a mentor: Sociology graduate and first Black hockey player at ISU paid it forward with Black youth

Dennis B. Holmes ’76 vowed to make sure other Black men growing up in Chicago wouldn’t go through life pondering the same question he did.
To Those Who Fell in Love at ISU bench

How are college students navigating romantic relationships during the pandemic?

Valentine’s Day won’t be the same for many people this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2021 SOA Student Ambassadors and advisors: back row- Ryan Gray (undergraduate advisor), Fiona Fleming, Sophia de Sa e Silva, Dani Lamb, Luke Gallagher and Joan Brehm (department chair); front row - KP Pokracki, Anna Tulley and Kelly Kennedy

Sociology and Anthropology ambassadors are now open for business

We’re diving into the second year of the student ambassador program for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology with a very solid group this year!
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Director of Tennessee Water Resources Research Center to speak on water sustainability

The Center for a Sustainable Water Future will present Dr. John Schwartz, speaking about the Fescue Belt in the United States.
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Coming together: My Peace Corps story

I would never trade my experience in the Peace Corps for anything, and yet that does not mean the journey was easy.
Nobuko Adachi on Quad

Dr. Nobuko Adachi to address racial assaults toward Asian Americans

The Research Series from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology continues with “Yellow Peril Redux: Reformation of Racial Assaults Toward Asians in Diaspora During the Pandemic.”
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Native American Film Series for spring 2021

The Native American Film Series for spring 2021 will include discussion forums focusing on historic, contemporary, and unheeded issues facing Indigenous peoples.
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Research series featuring race and the criminal justice system in America set for January 29

Dr. Frank Beck, associate professor of sociology, along with criminal justice graduate student Alexis Swanson, will present their answers to the question, "Why do African Americans spend more time...
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AmeriCorps declares Illinois State a School of National Service

Illinois State University's commitment to AmeriCorps alumni through the Stevenson Center earned the institution a new honor: the university is now a School of National Service.
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Scholars explore racial and social justice issues

In honor of the holidays celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 and National Day of Racial Healing on January 19, Illinois State University scholars share works on racial and social...