The Sociology Newsletter is a weekly resource for sociology students at Illinois State University. It keeps students informed about on-campus events, volunteer opportunities, internships, scholarships, and much more.
Put Your Passion to Work with CITY YEAR!
Every year, young people decide to dedicate a year of their lives to service through AmeriCorps programs like City Year. In 27 cities, City Year is working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. Working full time with City Year tests your perseverance, challenges your patience, and develops your leadership. It is incredibly demanding but even more rewarding experience. After your year, City Year seeks to launch all of our AmeriCorps Members into the career paths of their choosing: education, social work, business, law, medicine, etc. Applications for positions starting in July 2016 are now open at cityyear.org. Apply before our September 30th deadline to best secure your spot as one of 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps Members serving across the country.
For more information, contact Illinois State’s City Year Recruitment Manager, Eric Barbour: firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.423.7162.
The Body Project
Based on the Social Change Leadership Model and principles of Cognitive Dissonance, the Body Project is designed to teach students skills to clarify values and behaviors related to body acceptance. The Body Project is led by trained peer facilitators over two separate 2-hour sessions, and incorporates discussion, activities, demonstrations, and role playing activities aimed at helping participants learn to appreciate a healthy body image ideal, decrease Œfat talk,¹ in their daily lives, engage in Body Activism, and create a supportive campus community that respects body diversity. In addition, students who become facilitators or participants of the program can expect to develop clinical awareness of body image and eating concerns, increase awareness of the impact of media and social/cultural messages regarding body image, and enhance their communication, leadership, and civic engagement skills.
Students can register for the program and get more information online. Please note that the Body Project program is only available for female students at this time; however, we anticipate a co-ed version being released soon.