During the Fall of 2013, Sociology Graduate student, Alex Bush Veselka along with Sociology Undergraduate student, Ryan Mozingo collaborated with Dr. Michael Thompson to revitalize the UNT Sociology chapter of the international honor society Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD). AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology and the research of social problems. Similar to AKD, the UNT Sociology Club, is an opportunity for all students to be involved in the department's academic community, regardless of eligibility for AKD.
The two organizations collaborated this semester to host a Graduate School Workshop, where Drs. Cynthia Cready and Gabe Ignatow answered undergraduate students' questions about what to expect when applying to and attending graduate school.
On December 10, 2013, AKD initiated four new members: Joseph Lee Crane, Undergraduate, Major in Sociology, Minors in English and History, Victoria Nava, Undergraduate, Major in Sociology, Minors in Psychology, Spanish and Women's Studies, Stephen Mansfield Ware, Undergraduate, Major in Sociology, Minor in Anthropology, and Dr. Michael Franklin Thompson, Faculty Member in Sociology.
Next semester, AKD and the Sociology Club have more events planned, including an undergraduate-graduate student mentorship initiative, and SPSS workshop, a panel discussion on sustainability, as well as student social events. For more information on AKD and the Sociology Club, visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNTAKD
AKD members participated in a neighborhood beautification project as part of the BIG EVENT Community Service Project in Denton.
2011 AKD Holiday Luncheon
The UNT chapter of AKD, led by Whitney Kreps, Shelly Adams, and Sarah Jones, recently held a fundraiser for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. UNT AKD raised $250 toward research on this incurable disease.