Photo of hands and arms reaching through prison cell bars

April 4 discussion on ‘Life After Incarceration’ will explore struggles faced by former inmates

The Northern Illinois Criminal Justice Association and the NIU Department of Sociology will host a panel discussion titled, “Life After Incarceration,” highlighting issues faced by those who have been released from prison and the struggles they face as they re-enter society. The

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Sociology offers year-round opportunities for students to get involved in human-service-related programs. For nearly 25 years, the department has sponsored an alternative spring-break trip to Pensacola, Fla., where students have constructed more than 50 houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Free presentations, networking opportunities await students interested in sociology careers

The Department of Sociology, in conjunction with the Sociology Student Advisory Committee and the NIU Criminal Justice Club, kicks off the 10th annual Sociology Week event tonight. Sociology Week is being held in rooms 505 and 506 or the Holmes Student Center

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NIU students create potential bill amendment targeting disorderly conduct near funerals

In 2006, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the “Let Them Rest in Peace Act,” which prevents the disruption of funerals or memorial services with disorderly conduct. Now, with the help of 17 NIU students and one class project, House Bill 180

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