UMSA: University of Minnesota Sociological Association
University of Minnesota Sociological Association (UMSA) is a student organization
based on three main objectives:
- To provide sociology students a place for their voices to be heard.
- To provide a place for sociology students to interact with fellow
undergraduates, graduate students and faculty within the department.
- To broaden the awareness of the sociology department to sociology
majors/minors or perspective sociology majors/minors.
Spring 2014 UMSA Meetings
All students interested in Sociology are invited to attend
UMSA is a forum for Soc students to get connected with others in the Department of Sociology. UMSA meeting times, dates, and topics for upcoming events will follow in separate e-mail messages. There is a UMSA announcement board in the basement of Blegen with current info (ground floor between Social Sciences building and Blegen Hall).
2013-2014 UMSA Officers (firstname.lastname@example.org):
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All soc majors and minors are
welcome and encouraged to attend!. Please join us if you would like a more active roll in
your department. We are always looking for new members.
If you have questions or are interested in becoming more involved in this
student organization please contact an UMSA officer via e-mail
UMSA has held several dynamic events over the past few years.
Listed below are a few examples of the types of sessions we have organized.
- Picnic on the Plaza in front of the Social Science building with Chipotle burritos, chips and Coca-Cola products. This event was a
fun way to meet with other students.
- A welcome reception was held for our new and visiting faculty, followed by pizza and a movie.
- Sessions held focusing on prospective law enforcement careers for students.
- Faculty panel to discuss upcoming courses of interest to students.
- Instructors shared tips on how to
successfully prepare for the Sociology senior project. The panel included
Ann Hironaka, Ryan King, and Rob Warren.
table discussion with majors who had recently returned from study abroad in such
places as Ecuador, Korea, Australia, France, Spain, and India.
- Guest speaker from the Bloomington Police Department,
Commander Ryan, spoke about Homeland Security and Emergency Management in MN.
- One of our own honors student Dallas Drake, Principal Researcher and
Cofounder of the Center for Homicide Research (a Minnesota-based academic
research project on homosexual homicide) lectured on understanding
homicide in general and the unique aspects associated with homicides involving
the GLBT community.