On November 7th and 8th, Midland University hosted the Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium (NUSS). NUSS brings together sociology faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students to discuss sociological research by undergraduates at schools across Nebraska.
This year, on Friday, Elizabeth Byrnes (undergraduate sociology major) presented her research on health literacy among people with diabetes at a round table session. NUSS also offers a panel on graduate school each year. The panel introduces undergraduate students to graduate school, including questions related to writing applications, admissions processes, experiences being a graduate student, and making decisions about attending Ph.D. programs vs terminal masters programs. Each year often contains graduate student representatives from both UNL and UNO. This year, three graduate students from UNL's department of sociology--Sela Harcey, Andrea Johnson, and Eliza Thor--were among the panelists.
The 2020 NUSS conference will be held at Nebraska Wesleyan.