SSSA Awards First-Ever Student Travel Grant Awards

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The Southwestern Social Science Association recently announced the winners of our first ever Student Travel Grant Award program.  Ten SSSA student members were selected to receive grants of $300.  In spearheading the creation of the awards program, SSSA President Pascal Ngoboka said, “We shall endeavor to grow our membership from the grassroots, one student at a time.”

Those selected were:

Nicardo McInnis ...
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SSSA Bylaws Amendment Proposed

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An amendment to the SSSA Bylaws has been proposed and will be debated and receive a vote at the business meeting on 1st November.  The text of the motion amending the bylaws is available here.  All SSSA members present at that meeting and in good standing with the association will be welcome to vote on it.

If approved, the amendment ...
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Sociology to hold 15th edition of silent auction at the Annual Meeting

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The Southwestern Sociological Association will hold their 15th annual silent action at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association.  Proceeds go toward the SSA’s Minority Fellowship Program.  A list of some items up for bids is available on the Sociology Affiliate webpage.

If you have items you wish to donate, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Kelly.

Patrice H. Kunesh to deliver Presidential Keynote Address at SSSA 2019 Annual Meeting

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Southwestern Social Science Association President Pascal Ngoboka announced that Patrice H. Kunesh, assistant vice president and director of the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will deliver the presidential keynote address at the 2019 Annual Meeting.  Her presentation is entitled “Shaping Institutional Culture: A Neo Socio-Cultural Paradigm for Creating Wealth in Indian Country.”

Patrice leads ...
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Southwestern Sociological Association Holding Elections

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Voting is now open for the Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) election of officers for 2019-2020!

This year we ask the members of SSA to select among candidates for three positions: a Vice President; two members of the Executive Council; and a Student Representative. Ballots are being emailed to registered members and are valid through October 1st. Email ballots are anonymous and can only ...
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2019 Annual Meeting Call for Papers Extended

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Southwestern Social Science Association General Program Chair Tracy Dietz announced today that the deadline for submissions for our 2019 Annual Meeting has been extended to June 10th.  Those wishing to submit a proposal may do so by following this link.

Our 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from October 31 through November 2. The ...
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SSSA Announces First-Ever Student Travel Grants for 2019 Annual Meeting

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The Southwestern Social Science Association Council announced today the creation of the SSSA’s first-ever series of travel grants to aid students to attend the Annual Meeting.  Up to ten awards of $300 will be given to students, with at least one student in each affiliate member to receive such an award.

This program is a major point of emphasis for SSSA ...
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Incarnate Word scholars, SSSA members publish book on study-abroad

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University of the Incarnate Word scholars Lydia Andrade, Scott Dittloff, and Lopita Nath have published a new volume on creating and conducting faculty-led study abroad experiences.  All three have extensive experience in the area, with UIWTX well-known for its program in India.  This new work is aimed at study-abroad leaders of all levels of experience, including chapters on budgeting and ...
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Sweet Briar College Sociology Student Blogs on Research, SSSA Annual Meeting

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Sweet Briar College sociology student Courtney Nelson recently attended our 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  She presented results from research she conducted in a summer program at Texas A&M University on education and labor outcomes for Americans who immigrated from western Africa in this decade.  She authored a blog article on her research experience and her presentation at ...
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Statement on SSSA Annual Meeting, Hurricane Michael

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As you know Hurricane Michael has formed and is growing.  I have received emails from individuals concerned about whether the conference will be canceled.  The current, short answer to that is No.

I am in Orlando now (and as many of you know, lived here for 12 years) and am not terribly concerned about the effects of the hurricane on the ...
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