Finals and graduation are right around the corner!
Finals and graduation are right around the corner!

HSS Student Newsletter
April 2019

Spring Graduation

Congratulations to all of our graduates! Learn more on the UNC Commencement website.
Graduate Ceremony: May 3, 2019
7:00 p.m. in the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler Hancock Athletic Center.

Undergraduate Ceremony: May 4, 2019
10:00 a.m. at Nottingham Field.
The HSS Undergraduate Commencement Reception will follow the undergraduate ceremony and be held on the Candelaria East Plaza (or just inside the Candelaria southeast entrance for inclement weather). 


Congratulations to all of the HSS students recognized at the 2019 HSS Honors Convocation. View the event program for the full list of student honorees.
Jacqueline Pasillas (Elementary Education and CLD endorsement), Jorge Rubio (Philosophy), and Gabrielle Stanton (Geography) were each selected for a 2019 Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Award. They will be recognized at the Community Engaged Scholars Symposium on October 29, 2019.
Stormi Schroder (Geography and Anthropology) was selected to participate in this summer’s Sustainable RIVER REU program at the University of South Dakota on the project, "Ethnohistorical Relationships among American Indian Tribes and the Missouri River" with USD's Dr. David Posthumus.
Ben Shumate (Journalism and Media Studies) was recently awarded a Denver Press Club Damon Runyon Award. Read the full announcement.


New Date: PUGS e-zine Launch Party

Join the creators and contributors of PUGS (Popularizing Undergraduate Gender Studies) for a launch party of the PUGS website. Refreshments will be served!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6-7 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 0140

Age of Activism - Student Voices in the 60s-70s
Archives and Special Collections, in partnership with the History Department's Aaron Haberman and his history course students, will be hosting a program to highlight student research on UNC History in the 1970s. 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 2-3 p.m.
Michener Library (Lower Level Government Publications)
HSS Seminar Series: "Sonia Johnson: Mormon Housewife Turned Radical Feminist"
This seminar is presented by Gender Studies Coordinator Chris Talbot. Learn about Sonia Johnson's transition to radical feminism and her three-year confrontation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the late 1970s. 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3-4 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 0240
Reminder: Submit your events to the UNC Calendar and email us your posters and/or event details!

Are you going abroad?

We would love to hear about your trip! We have students traveling all over the world for fun, research, and for study abroad opportunities to Ethiopia, England, France, Belgium, Iceland, and more! 
Send us your pictures and captions to or tag us @unchss on Facebook!
Go [Abroad] Bears!

History faculty member recognized for mentorship

Mary Borg (History) was awarded the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award by the Center for Women's and Gender Equity at their 25th Anniversary and Annual Recognition Reception. The CWGE Outstanding Mentor Award goes to an individual who goes above and beyond as a mentor and not only contribute to the success of students with whom they work, but foster an environment in which women have an opportunity to use their voices and see their potential at UNC and beyond. Congratulations Mary!
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