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SOCIOLOGY NEWSLETTER | Issue #4 1 J U N E Introducing the New Editorial Team of TSQ 2 New Books by OSU Sociologists 3 OSU Faculty and the National Academies 4 Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events 5 Faculty and Staff Transitions 6-7 John Roberts named Distinguished Alumnus 8 Catching Up with Alumni 9 2018 Graduate Degree Recipients 10 Research Week 2019 11 Graduate Student Presentations 12-13 Graduate Student Accomplishments 14-15 Alpha Kappa Delta Inductees 16 Undergraduate Student Awards 17 Client Problem Solving Competition 18 Meet our Undergraduates! 19 Inside this issue: Dear Friends of the OSU Sociology Department: I’m excited to share all of the wonderful events that have happened over the course of this year! We continue to be proud of our undergraduate and graduate students as they use the skills gained in our program to pursue careers in Sociology and a wide range of related occupations. We have had a lot of exciting changes. I write to you as the incom- ing Department Head. Dr. Sharon Bird leaves us this summer to join the faculty at West Virginia University as Director of the Cen- ter for Women’s and Gender Studies. After 50 years of service for Dr. Ken Kiser and almost 30 years of service for Dahlia Molloy, both will be leaving the department to pursue other adventures in retirement. We are grateful to them for their diligent service and will miss them as colleagues and friends. As OSU Sociology looks forward to the next academic year, I wel- come alumni to be in touch to tell us about your experiences, ac- complishments, and life transitions. It is always a pleasure to hear from you! Feel free to visit us on social media or on our website at https://sociology.okstate.edu/ . Best wishes for a wonderful summer! Tamara L. Mix Tamara L. Mix, PhD Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor of Rural Sociology Department Head of Sociology Sociology Newsletter