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Photo of the Just Goods sign in Rockford
The holiday season is just around the corner: Don’t wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s time to shop Fair Trade Wednesday and Thursday. NIU’s Sociology Student Organization is hosting its annual Fair Trade Gift Sale in partnership with Just Goods from Rockford. A portion of the proceeds supports the Department of Sociology’s Alternative...
Image of hands framing the globe in front of a world map
It’s Sociology Week at NIU, and what an interesting week it has been.
From left: Melissa Creamer, Rebecca Stevens and TJ Schoonover
Ashley, a junior majoring in public health at NIU, is looking for a particular type of experience. “I have the people skills, but I need more experience in the health field,” she says. “I want to be a physician’s assistant, so I’m looking for something that will provide patient contact hours.” Ashley can find exactly...
Photo of hands and arms reaching through prison cell bars
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 discussion will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Holmes...
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.
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 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The...
Jack King shares his thoughts with IMSA students
Sophomore students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora were given an opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 24, to hear firsthand how doing their homework could lead to statewide social change. State Rep. Kay Hatcher, NIU sociology instructor Jack King and NIU student Gayle Deja-Schultz shared the story of how a class project at...
Cory Doctorow
From Google’s “black bar” to Wikipedia’s blackout, large Internet entities are mobilizing like never before to protect freedom of information online. These protests come in response to the U.S. government’s attempts to enforce copyright laws and prevent piracy on the web. Who do the proposed laws really protect and what are the ramifications of tighter...
Seal of the State of Illinois
An amendment change to House Bill 180 that was created in an NIU classroom was unanimously approved by state lawmakers Monday, May 23. As part of a final project in Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Action, students were challenged with finding a cause and presenting recommendations for its improvement. The result was a possible amendment...
Disaster Response
More than 100 Northern Illinois University students are headed for warmer climes during the university’s upcoming spring break, but their main objective isn’t to soak up rays on the beach. Instead, they’ll be working with the poor in West Virginia, building homes for Habitat for Humanity in Florida and Tennessee, helping victims of Hurricane Katrina...
Interior of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield
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 might undergo an amendment change. The amendment was created as a final project...