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The 2014 Conference Registration and Program Information is Now Available Below

I am happy to announce that the next annual meeting for NCSA will be on April 2, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.
 
As you may know, our conference will coincide with the Southern Sociological Society’s (SSS) conference scheduled for April 2nd to April 5th. The Executive Council and I thought it would be a great idea to partner with SSS since they will be in North Carolina. The SSS Executive Committee has agreed to work with us to provide an excellent venue and to promote some membership benefits associated with attending both conferences (more on this later).
 
So, please mark your calendars for what will be a great opportunity for all North Carolina sociologists to come and discuss their profession. Of course, more details about the theme of our conference, as well as registration and submission deadlines will come shortly. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Thanks and I hope you all have a great rest of the summer!
 
Cameron D. Lippard, Ph.D.
President-Elect, North Carolina Sociological Association
828-262-6396
lippardcd@appstate.edu



The schedule for the 2 April 2014 meeting of NCSA is now available as a pdf file here.

The newsletter announcing the meeting and giving details is available
http://www.ncsociology.org/new/bulletin/newbulletinmarch2014.htm

In order to register, please consult this link.

This year there are sessions (among others) on the sociology of aging, global sociology, criminology in North Carolina, a focus on Asia and Asian-Americans, gender and health, and sociology in action with a focus on Moral Monday.  Please consult the link for the entire program, those participating and the times of each session. 

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The NCSA annual meeting was held on February 22, 2013 in Wilmington, NC, as scheduled. 

Ken Wilson of ECU as awarded the 2013 Contributions to Sociology  award.  The text and photo for the award appears in The Bulletin.

The winners of the election were Cameron Lippard for President-Elect and board members for the Class of 2016 are Ken Muir (Appalachian State), Hideki Morooka (Fayetteville State), and Cecile N. Yancu, Winston-Salem State).

Student papers winning awards under the Himes competition were

  • Abbey Keener, Wake Forest University (undergraduate division).
  • Hannah Scott, Duke University (undergraduate division).
  • E. Paige Borelli, Duke University (graduate division).

Our treasurer Cathy Zimmer announced that NCSA is now a charitable organization.  "The North Carolina Sociological Association is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donations (Himes Fund or Other) may be tax deductible.  Check with your tax preparer for details."

The 2013 membership form to send in to join the society is available. Click here for the form, a .pdf file.

Please note below that NCSA now has a Facebook page thanks to member Seth Allen and others. Just click on one of the Facebook icons. 



The Spring/Summer  issue of Sociation Today is now available. It can viewed by
clicking here.


Starting with this issue, there is a new format with easier printing and a new typeface for easier reading.  The format works well with most devices, such as the iPhone without requiring expensive extra apps. 


Other News of Interest to Sociologists

It is commonly thought that more poor people live in cities than in the suburbs, which are said to be relatively rich. By 1999, however, poverty was about equally balanced between the city and the suburbs. Since then the trend has continued and there are now more poor in the suburbs than in the cities of the United States. By 2010 the gap is even wider.
 
  • The link to the full report by the Brookings researchers can be found at: http://www.npr.org/documents/2006/dec/suburban_poverty.pdf link

Suburbanization is sometimes accused to forcing people into isolation and loneliness.  But using national data, Economist Jan Brueckner has found the opposite. 

  • The link to the Brueckner video is: http://www.uci.edu/experts/video_news.php?src=brueckner&format=mov&res=highlink 

Our video on Max Weber is once again available, thanks to Seth Allen who uploaded it for us.


 

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The North Carolina Sociological Association is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donations (Himes Fund or Other) may be tax deductible.  Check with your tax preparer for details.

February 6, 2014
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