College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Criminology

Highlights Report 2011-2012

Name of Organization: Student Sociology Association (SSA)
Total Number of Active Members: 8-14
Advisor: Professor Ken Colburn

Highlights of the Semester

The annual career panel was held in November.  The panel included alumni and others representing several professional career areas of our students:  a social worker, a lawyer, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer, and a Salvation Army case manager.  Students engaged in discussions and asked questions about the different fields of study.   

In partnership with the Salvation Army Social Service Center, SSA arranged travel and hosted a group of children from the shelter to a basketball game.

The SSA is currently soliciting nominations for the two altruism scholarship awards to Butler students:  The Weidner Award for Altruism and The Indianapolis Downtown Rotary Club Award for Altruism.  The two scholarships will be awarded at the Sociology and Criminology Department Spring Banquet. 

The Student Sociology Association will also be planning the department spring banquet (April 12) in conjunction with the members of Alpha Kappa Delta.  All elements of the dinner -- program, decorations, awards, initiation -- will be the responsibility of these two associations.