Undergraduate News

Everyone counts in Sociology!
Cats Dogs Data Photo
"Everyone Counts!" Even our four-legged friends.
Undergraduates & Participants
BGSU undergraduate students help participants tally the data.
This year, the "9th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the Park" joined with the Wood County Air Fair to explore STEM Zones, which provided a peek into the exciting STEM fields.
Students and Undergraduate Director
Dr. Margaret Weinberger and several undergraduate students participate in the annual "STEM in the Park."
Several undergraduate students and Dr. Margaret Weinberger, senior lecturer and undergraduate director, conducted an unscientific study with participantsto ensure that "everyone counts, including our four-legged creatures!
Another success for Sociology!
Samantha Nousak, NEOUSS 1st Place Paper Competition
Jen Kania, Samantha Nousak, Stephanie Spehar, & Adam Smith
Congratulations to Samantha Nousak, sociology major, who won first place in the paper competition at the Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (NEOUSS). Dr. Kei Nomaguchi is her faculty mentor on the research. According to Margaret Weinberger, director of undergraduate studies, Sam's presentation was masterful!
Jen Kania (far left) and Adam Smith (far right) (sociology majors) attended the event to offer support and gain experience.
Stephanie Spehar, poster presenter, speaks with a student at NEOUSS
Stephanie Spehar, also a major, presented a poster of her capstone research, mentored by Dr. Ray Swisher last semester.   
Undergraduate students receive sociology scholarship awards
(L-R) Emily Malloy, Adam Smith, & Liam Garrett
Three undergraduate students were recently honored for their exceptional academic achievements.
Adam Smith received the Penny and Howard Aldrich Student Scholarship and Emily Malloy and Liam Garrett received the Aida Tomeh Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations!
AKD inducts six undergraduate students

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society, inducted six undergraduate students and two graduate students during the 2018 ceremony. AKD Vice President Melinda Messineo delivered the keynote address. The purpose of AKD is to acknowledge excellence in teaching, research, and study of sociology.

Undergraduate Students
  • Jenna R. Bartholomew
  • Victoria E. Cope
  • Liam C. Garrett
  • Allison Rodenbucher
  • Cortisha M. Short
  • Soren T. Sondergeld
Graduate Students
  • Shira S. Simms
  • Brian J. Timm
Sociology students volunteered at HOOVES for the 2018 MLK Jr. Day of Service
Kickoff for the MLK, Jr. Day of Service was held Monday, January 15, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom & Community Partner Sites in Northwest Ohio. The MLK, Jr. Day of Service is an annual  event that is open to all students, faculty, & staff at BGSU. The day of service engages over 800 volunteers and more than 45 community partners. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers serve on MLK, Jr. Day to make it “a day on, not a day off.” Photo on the left shows our undergraduate and graduate students working at HOOVES. The mission of HOOVES is to use rescue horses to heal, grow and empower our hero's of the past, present and future through experiential training exercises.