Five sociology majors from Truman, Danielle Clemons, Tasheka Graves, Emily Love, Zachary Palmer and Adam Speak, attended the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., March 29-April 1. Palmer also presented a poster on “The Relationship Between Race and Racial Attitudes as Measured by Trait Assignment in the Sims 3” in the MSS Undergraduate poster competition.

Kassi Crocker, a biology major and Truman McNair Scholar, was accepted to participate in research programs at both Johns Hopkins and Harvard University. She has chosen to take part in the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH), taking place from June-August. In addition to research with Harvard faculty, lectures and access to Harvard facilities and resources, SROH provides campus housing, board research and academic-related expenses, round-trip travel to and from Cambridge, as well as a stipend of $3,000.

Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, and Nora Franco, visiting Fulbright scholar summer 2012, presented a paper “Comparing hunter-gatherer projections with the distribution of lithic raw materials in Southern Patagonia (Argentina)” in a session on “Processual Archaeology Beyond Binford: Current State and Future Directions,” organized by Johnson and John Hays, at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Memphis, Tenn., April 18-22.

Elaine McDuff, associate professor of sociology, presented a paper entitled “Internships and Transformative Learning in South Africa” in a session on study abroad and global transformation at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., March 30. She also organized the study abroad session, along with a session on women and religion and attended the board of directors meeting as the elected board representative from Missouri.
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