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Char Kunkel and four Luther students traveled to Grand View University in Des Moines on April 20, 2013, for the Iowa Sociology Association annual meeting.  Charles Martin-Stanley '14 and Kelsey Moler '13 presented papers and Martin-Stanley and Ruanon Zheng '15 prepared posters for the poster session.  Lilli Petsch-Horvath '14 served as moderator and session discussant.  Martin-Stanley won the Manford Kuhn award for the best junior/senior paper for his work "The Myth of Meritocracy in America: The Impact on African-Americans." Kunkel will be president of ISA in 2014 and host the ISA at Luther College.

Sociology 345 class took a field trip to north Minneapolis on May 1-2, 2012.  They examined issues of race class gender in contemporary society.  Field trip led by Prof. Char Kunkel.  The itinerary was arranged by Karen Johnson, '61 - retired Social Worker (center). 

 The Iowa Sociological Association Annual Meeting was held at University of Iowa on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Luther Students presented their work and served as discussants. Professors Kunkel and Green also attended. Amy Behrman took 1st place and received the Stephen Wieting Award (Integrating Theory and Research).

The following students with a Sociology major have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa:

  • Amy Heather Behrman
  • Megan Caroline Benzschawel
  • Christin Ashley Ferch
  • Alyssa Gammelgaard
  • Anna Marie Murray