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North Central Sociologist

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Conference Registration

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Scholarly Achievement Award Due November 15th

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There's STILL time!

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NCSA Fall 2015 Newsletter

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The NCSA Student Section exists as a resource to:

  • facilitate student involvement in the NCSA,
  • connect graduate and undergraduate students,
  • provide an informal and welcoming environment for network building,
  • and support one another in our sociological journeys.

Greetings! The student turnout for the NCSA conferences has been a great success! There are always many sessions oriented specifically towards students and students’ needs, including, “Publishing Tips for Students,” and “Surviving Graduate School.”

For Pittsburgh 2018, we will have sessions that will be of interest to graduate and undergraduates alike. Click here for a list of sessions you might want to attend (coming soon).

Graduate students -- consider completing the Preparing Future Faculty certificate while in Indianapolis. It is a great item to have on your CV.  Click here for more information.

Don't forget about the the Friday Student Welcome Networking Hour. It is a great place to meet and chat with students from all over the greater Midwest. These hours are for students to congregate and meet other students and offers free beverages and snacks. Please be sure to stop by for a cup of coffee before sessions and say hello or stay a while and socialize. In 2018 the Networking Hour will be held on Friday, and is sponsored by West Virginia University, Department of Sociology. Stop by and meet the Student Section Chair, Shaonta Allen (U of Cincinnati) to find out how to become involved with the NCSA Student Section.

Our continued success is dependent on you! Please submit ideas and suggestions for activities and sessions that you would like to see offered for students at the 2018 conference. Ideas may be submitted to or on the NCSA Page on FaceBook. Finally, the student committee is looking for four (4) students to serve on the committee for the 2018 calendar year.

If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please send a CV/resume with a brief letter describing why you want to serve on the committee. Looking forward to see you in Indianapolis!

Student Representative

Shaonta Allen (2017-2019)

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