Sociology Conference, April 22 & 23
April 20, 2011 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Sociology Program is hosting the 5th Annual Western Slope Undergraduate Sociology Conference April 22 and 23 at the Aspinall-Wilson Center.
The keynote address will be delivered Friday at 7:30 p.m. by Peter Adler, professor of sociology at the University of Denver, and is titled, “Buzzkill: Moral Entrepreneurs and the Death of Moderation.” Adler’s talk will address the disconnect between recreational drug use in the U.S. and drug policy formulated to effect a “new sobriety” and comes from a forthcoming book, “Drugs and the American Dream.” This talk promises to be provocative and informative. It is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, 10 students from Western, Adams State College and Mesa State College will present original research in three sessions. The first session is at 8:30 a.m. on gender, followed by a session on drugs and alcohol at 9:30 a.m. The final session, at 10:30 a.m., will examine issues of race and ethnicity. These sessions are free and open to the public.
Financial support for this conference has been provided by the Convocation Committee, WRAP and the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.