Month: May 2021


  • As COVID Clears, Let the Storm-chasing Begin

    In many ways, we’ve all become storm-battered this past year. While we may have stood watching the gathering clouds and darkening skies with awe in the beginning, we’ve since hunkered down and waited for the medical and political storms of 2020 to lift and reveal brighter days ahead. The last thing we want to do […]

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  • Sociology Celebrations 2020-2021

    Dr. Mellisa Holtzman                             Congratulations to Dr. Mellisa Holtzman on the publication of her qualitative study, “Bystander Intervention Training: Does it Increase Perceptions of Blame for Nonintervention?” in the journal Sociological Inquiry. The study examines the degree to which college students hold bystanders accountable for preventing sexual assault.   Check out the abstract to her article!   John Anderson               Congratulations to […]

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  • Petra Zimmermann: Department of Geography

    Welcome to the inaugural Department of Geography newsletter!  2020 was an unusual year, to say the least. We all wish for a 2021 that brings us a sense of hope, peace, and satisfaction. The Department of Geography continues its quest to bring quality educational opportunities to our students, a continued pride in our alumni, and […]

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  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic year letter was posted online. Today, I find myself writing yet another letter. In that first letter I wrote about borrowing perspective from the past. Today, I want to write about the future. As of April 27, 2021, the world has now seen over 147 million confirmed cases […]

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