New student group makes a big impact for the food insecure.
Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill.
Using a joystick and a separate switch that works like a mouse button, Brooks opens a reading assignment for a sociology class. A male computer voice reads quickly — Brooks could slow it down, but she likes it fast. As the voice reads, the text is highlighted in yellow on the screen.
The SEG seeks to “foster mutually empowering connections between the developed and developing world. SEG works to give agency to individuals in order to sustainably address the self-perpetuating social and economic problems of inequality.”
For more information, please visit the SEG website.
Journal Club meets the first Friday of each month to discuss an article selected by members of the SEPC. We meet in the 1515 psych commons area, shortly after noon (about 12:15) until just before 1:00. Students are encouraged to read the article prior to attending.
Pizza and other snacks are provided. Sign up in your classes! Please help us conserve resources—only sign up for pizza if you are sure you can attend. Any questions, please contact kelty[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
Some popular service opportunities that Grinnellians, and sociology majors in particular, avail of include the following:
The Sociology Department hires several students each semester to assist professors with their work. Students should contact professors they would like to work for specifically, or contact the Department Chair, Karla Erickson, for more information.
The Sociology Book Award is awarded annually to the sociology junior who has the highest GPA by the Grinnell sociology department.
The Judith Louise McKim Sociology Scholarship is awarded yearly to a top-junior or senior sociology major by the Grinnell sociology department.
The APSA Minority Fellowship Program offers scholarships for students in underrepresented groups applying for doctoral programs in Political Science and an interest in teaching.
For more information, please visit their website.