Undergraduate News

Twenty students put on their thinking "Capstone"s during 2018 Poster Session
Sociology 4800 Capstone offers opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from previous sociology courses, develop research skills to answer sociological questions, understand and become engaged with the research process, and help envision advanced study and job opportunities after graduation. Near the end of the semester, students graphically present their research findings at local, regional, or national undergraduate research conferences.
We want to thank our students, faculty, and staff for contributing to the 2018 Capstone Research Poster Presentations. Special thanks go to Assistant Professor Kei Nomaguchi (Capstone Instructor) and Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies Margaret Weinberger who helped Dr. Nomaguchi organize the event.
Amina El-amin presents "The Racial Divide of Police Stoppings" at the 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Amina El-amin presents "The Racial Divide of Police Stoppings"
Kiana Lowe presents "The Relationship Between Physical Abuse During Childhood and Intimate Partner Violence" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Kiana Lowe presents "The Relationship Between Physical Abuse During Childhood and Intimate Partner Violence" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Beatrice Fields presents "Gender, Social Media Use, and Depression" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Beatrice Fields presents "Gender, Social Media Use, and Depression"
Adrienne Massey presents "The Effects of Relationship Status on Depression for Men and Women" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Adrienne Massey presents "The Effects of Relationship Status on Depression for Men and Women"
Liam Garrett presents "Changing Trends in Adult Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Liam Garrett presents "Changing Trends in Adult Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization"
Kristina Wojcik presents "Impact of Annual Income on Subjective Well-Being for U.S. Men and Women" at 2018 Capstone Poster Session
Kristina Wojcik presents "Impact of Annual Income on Subjective Well-Being for U.S. Men and Women"
Everyone counts in Sociology!
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"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.
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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!
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Samantha Nousak, NEOUSS 1st Place Paper Competition
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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.
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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
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(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
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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.
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